Fontanel Mansion, Nashville

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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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  • This house has to be seen to be believed with all the huge logs making up its construction. The tour is fun with being able to hold and play with famous singers' guitars. And our tour guide even sang ...  more »
  • I went there for a company event and cant believe the beauty and the fun! I never knew they had zip-lining out there! A fun time was had by everyone - the staff was exceptional. Well and truly trained...  more »
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  • We really enjoyed the trip to Fontanel. We arrived early and looked around at the shops and the wine distillery before our tour.Everyone at the Fontanel was very friendly and showed real southern hospitality. The tour of the mansion was breath taking. The tour lasted an hour. Got to tour all the mansion and even got to touch, feel, and sit on the furniture and even got to hold some music instruments.There is a good bit of stairs through out the tour, but they also have ramps and a lift for those that can't use stairs. Our tour guide (Janelle Auther) was great! Even got to hear Janelle play a song. I highly recommend visiting Fontanel.
  • My experience at The Mansion was wonderful! My girlfriend and I made a weekend trip to Nashville and were looking for rainy day activities. Both the mansion and the staff were all excellent. The building and setting were beautiful, blending both extravagant showpiece and home into one. The whole place is infused with the charm and character of it's owners while also acting as a small museum. Many rooms are adorned with current and past showpieces of country music and song recording. Our tour took the time to highlight each part of the house and give plenty of time for us to ask questions, take pictures, and explore. Last, but certainly not lease, we were serenaded with an original song by our tour guide. It was an unexpected but very much welcomed touch.
  • This place is absolutely gorgeous. I love the feel and the beautiful landscape. A must visit.
  • April 21, 2018 My wife and I got married at the mansion, out on the front lawn with the reception inside. Absolutely nothing that we would have changed. Steven Whitson is a rarity and such a wonderful human, he helped make the whole day flow perfectly. Carol and the staff have a gift for hospitality and we would recommend the Fontanel Mansion to anyone.
  • When near this mansion while zip lining. Had such a great time flying through the trees and hiking through the woods. When I go back to Tennessee I will definitely be zip lining here again.

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