Fontanel Mansion, Nashville

The privately owned mansion of singer Barbara Mandrell and her husband Ken Dudney, Fontanel Mansion was named after the soft spot on a baby's head. Stroll the home's interior to view photos, objects, and memorabilia from the country music industry and an elegant collection of furniture and decor. Outside you can walk a trail, simply called "The Trails," which is free to the public daily. Nearby, a venue called "The Woods" hosts musical acts that require a separate ticket. Plan your visit to Fontanel Mansion and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nashville trip itinerary app .
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  • Steven Whitson was our guide, and did a wonderful job of showing us this amazing piece of architecture. It seemed like almost every new room we saw was our new favourite, with a warm feeling and fasci...  more »
  • A Beautiful place to spend an afternoon, see a night time show, or to just enjoy a wonderful day just outside Nashville. If you're attending a show, be sure to plan your departure carefully, as gettin...  more »
  • My sister found "a place to look at Christmas Trees designed by country singers." We had no idea we were going to the largest log cabin mansion in America. It was so much fun. Unlike most place, they ...  more »
  • Enjoyed it. Very beautiful place. They were just starting to decorate for Christmas. I would recommend going when it's finished. It will be gorgeous
  • The history is interesting and it is a huge 33,000 SQ FT log cabin. You can take down any and all the guitars off the walls and take pictures with them. But all in all just a big house and wouldn't go again I feel.
  • They used to share more about Barbara Mandrel family who built the mansion. Now focused more on the managers of Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, etc. The Great Room which was always the biggest first impression was full of round banquet tables with linens bunched up on top of them from a private event. Couches and furniture removed. Upstairs, told to wander through the game room in our own when other guides pointed out things about Barbara's family neon signs, etc. Couldn't go see the indoor pool or shooting range where Gretchen Wilson's ATV from Red Neck Women used to be on display. Guide insisted on "performing a show" while sitting on the kitchen counter strumming a ukelele instead of talking about the kitchen like other guides did on previous tours I have taken there. In Barbara's bedroom, guide told us to go "wander in the bathroom and don't touch anything" while he finished his lunch. Other guides talked about her custom spa tub, all the marble, etc. Wish it was more like the past tours, but Time Marches on and things change.
  • Breath taking. I missed the pictures from when the Mandrell family owned it. Alot of the decor stayed the same. Beautiful Christmas outing. Photo shoots in th bath tub are fun times😊
  • Lovely mansion, filled with music legends, past and current set on amazing property. Also located on grounds an Italian restaurant, a distillery, winnery, hotel and day spa, a great boutique shop and an outdoor amphitheater.

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