Mansion at Fontanel
This gorgeous 27,000 square foot luxury mansion was once the home of the famous Barbara Mandrell and is Nashville’s only "home of the star tour" that you can actually go inside. Sitting on 136 acres, this property was built in 1988 and features several lush gardens and spacious green lawns. The building itself is a huge log cabin, complete with an indoor pool and indoor shooting range. Inside, your group will find beautiful vaulted ceilings, several mirror accents, and various gold fixtures. The home has over 20 rooms, 13 baths, 5 fireplaces, and 2 kitchens. You may have previously seen the fabulous interior of this home on CMT’s hit show Gone Country.
During a tour, your group will delight in the talented tour guides, who all take pride in their work and are also singers, songwriters, or musicians who will be sure to keep you entertained while teaching you about the history and cultural importance of the mansion. Try to get Kyle, a member of Kellie Pickler’s band who will play piano, guitar, and sing for you along the tour. A unique part of this tour is that guests are encouraged to touch everything, from strumming on the expensive guitars on the wall to laying in the beds throughout the home. You will find personal mementos galore from the Mandrell family, as well as personal items from the current owners’ clients, including Kenny Chesney and Gretchen Wilson.
Outside of the historic Fontanel Mansion, there is still so much to see and do, from the miles of gorgeous trails to the Wood’s outdoor amphitheater. There is also local lodging and fine dining, The Cafe Fontanel serving the most exquisite Italian cuisine. You can also stop by the winery for a tasting or head over to the Prichards Distillery to see how some of the best legal moonshines in the south is made!