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“A logger's dream house” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion
4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
+1 615-724-1600
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Ranked #4 of 206 things to do in Nashville
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Owner description: Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame(R) member Barbara Mandrell, and is Nashville's only country music mansion tour giving visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats. The home, situated on the 136 acre property, is nestled in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek Valley. With The Inn at Fontanel, the Woods Amphitheater, Pritchard's Distillery the Pepsi Studio Gallery, Cafe Fontanella, Music City Ziplines by Adventure Works, The Trails and Metro Parks Greenway, it is easy to see why Fontanel is becoming one of Nashville's premier destinations. We offer a family and dog friendly atmosphere located just minutes from downtown Nashville in Whites Creek. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A logger's dream house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

As everyone before has stated - an extraordinary house. Logs shipped in from out west in a beautiful setting - almost reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright location. Hands on , you can touch everything. Even met Barbara Mandrell's daughter who helps manage the house.

Looks like it would be an interesting place to see an outdoor concert too. Willie's coming soon.

The only thing that out of place - part of the building is set up to honor the current owners - 2 bedrooms set aside to show tribute to all their accomplishments and all the people they manage.
They are legends in the country music industry and want you to know it.

Overall a great 2-3 hour stop.

Visited May 2014
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, August 6, 2015
We are so happy you enjoyed your tour. Thanks for letting others know about your great experience at Fontanel.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Nothing like I expected... ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the mansion! We loved the laid back atmosphere, and our tour guide, Chris, was most knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure that we enjoyed our time! He even stayed after his last tour to make sure we were able to tour the bus. Can't say enough great things about both, the tour, and our guide!

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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, August 6, 2015
Thank you so much of your five star review. It is so wonderful knowing that you had a great time while touring Fontanel. We appreciate your time and hope to see you again someday!
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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“Beautiful, humbling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Steve gave us an excellent tour, very knowledgeable and an enjoyable musician! Home is impressive construction, elegant but practical.

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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, August 6, 2015
Thank you so much of your five star review. It is so wonderful knowing that you had a great time while touring Fontanel. We appreciate your time and hope to see you again someday!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“So Many Great Surprises!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

I expected to see a place that was just where Barbara Mandrell used to live. There's that, but there is so much more! The largest log home in the world...mementos from all her famous friends, from both Country Music *and* other walks of life. A special treat is how so much of the tour allows "hands on" interaction, and pictures are encouraged. You might take the tour for one reason but there are many reasons you should. Special thanks to tour guide Steven Mogck for his great knowledge and kindness, and his patience in answering so many questions. A definite "must see" in Music City, along with some lunch at the Cafe before or after the tour.

Visited May 2014
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, August 6, 2015
Thank you so much of your five star review. It is so wonderful knowing that you had a great time while touring Fontanel. We appreciate your time and hope to see you again someday!
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Best Nashville attraction for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The splendor of the mansion is equaled only by the tour guide. An undiscovered talent, Steven Whitson not only exudes Southern hospitality, he also performs a few soul filled songs. Our kids (10 & 12) were inspired and enjoyed Fontanel far more than any of the other tourist attractions in Nashville. Thank you Steven!

Visited April 2014
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Fontanel_Attractions, Manager at Fontanel Mansion, responded to this review, August 6, 2015
Wow! What an amazing compliment to say that your kids loved Fontanel and it was the best attractions for children. Thank you for your awesome review!
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