Fontanel Mansion, Nashville
About Fontanel Mansion, Nashville
Fontanel Mansion, Nashville - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek, TN 37189, United States
Ticket Price: 22 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Fontanel Mansion is tucked away in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek Valley. It is the only country music mansion which allows tourists a glimpse into the lives of great country musicians. It is an attractive 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Barbara Mandrell. Barbara Mandrell and her husband, Ken Dudney, built Fontanel in 1987. In 2002, they sold the property and Barbara retired from the music world.
The Inn at the Fontanel is built according to the Middle Tennessee farmhouse style. It is a warm and welcoming Inn which is pet friendly. Visit the Woods Amphitheatre, Prichard’s Distillery, the Pepsi Studio Gallery, and Goo Goo Outpost. The Café Fontanella offers delicious snacks and is a great place to relax after the Adventure Works Zip lines. The Trails and Metro Parks Greenway is free for all, and dog friendly.
The mansion has 20 rooms, 13 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, 2 kitchens and an indoor pool. There is an indoor shooting range as well. There is a lot of memorabilia on display and this includes personal items as well. They belong mostly to the Mandrell family and some from the current owners Dale Morris and Marc Oswald.
Fontanel Mansion Information
- Same-day tickets available 7 days a week for most dates.
- Advance tickets available online for most dates.
- Tours are guided but space is limited as they tend to sell out.
- Book in advance and groups should contact Group Sales for discounts.
- Tickets can be purchased on-line or in the Farm House Gift & Coffee Shop.
- AAA members receive a 15% discount if you present your card when purchasing in person.
- Check in at the Gift shop 15 minutes in advance prior to the tour.
- No private cars are allowed inside.
Fontanel Mansion Ticket Prices
- Child- USD 14, Senior- USD 22, Active military- Free.
- Active military spouse- USD 12, Retired Military- USD 22
- Students and Educators: USD 22
Fontanel Mansion Opening and Closing Hours
- On amphitheatre concert days, Mansion tours end at Noon.
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I was disappointed. We had Groupon tickets, and called the day before to also check on a brunch they advertised. They told us over the phone the brunch was cancelled, but what they didn't say was the mansion was also closed for a wedding. Nor was that closure mentioned on the website. So we get there for the tour only, and when that couldn't happen? Even the restaurant was closed until further notice for 'personal' reasons. Maybe they meant personnel, but that isn't what the sign said. We were told to come back tommorow, but we were only there for the day. Bummer.
Didn’t have one ! The web page says it opens at 9am not true it’s 9:30 . They only give true at certain times every day it doesn’t say that no where! So we didn’t take one on the day we were there. Going to coming back through tried to call that morning they didn’t answer phone till 10:30 that morning.
OMG this is amazing! We decided to do this really on a whim. We did the groupon which was $24 for two admission tickets to the tour. The regular price is $24/person. I would totally pay the full $24 to do it! We had the manager of the mansion, Steven Whitson, as our tour guide and he was amazing! Super personable, super knowledgeable, and a great musician! He actually gave us a mini concert in the great room. I'm not sure if that is a standard for the tours since they employ all musicians or if it was a special thing, either way his music is amazing and we ended up buying four of his CDs at the end. This is HIGHLY recommended!
Great everything really. The restaurant is tasty though service is a little slow. The paved walking trails are smooth and well maintained. The dirt trail around the back of the mansion is very well maintained and excellent. We have not done the zip lines but they look fun. The distillery offers free tastings and the staff is very nice. The winery offers tastings as well for a small fee.
The Trails at Fontanel were a bit disappointing. The greenway is a typical paved greenway trail, but the natural trail is not. Most importantly it's hard to find and has very poor, i.e. no markers. For first timers it is a challenge just knowing where to enter. The trail is poorly maintained however, kudos to all the pet owners who clean up after their dogs. With it being dog friendly, I expected to have to dodge landmines of dog poop, but I didn't encounter a single mound. The weeds growing around most of the benches on the trail aren't cut back, so good luck fighting that. I am very sad to say that there was only one trail marker I saw. A tree had fallen across the trail and no effort has been made to cut back to clear the trail; and being on a down slope that is dangerous for bikers.
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