Only minutes from downtown Nashville but miles from ordinary, The Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame® member Barbara Mandrell. The home boasts three stories, over 20 rooms, thirteen bathrooms, five fireplaces, two kitchens, an indoor pool and even an indoor shooting range on 136 acres of pristine land. An exclusive spot for the stars, the home and grounds have been the setting for numerous photo and video shoots, CMT’s top-rated “Gone Country” show and more. Most recently, the mansion was one of the settings for the Hollywood hit movie Country Strong starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.
The Mansion at Fontanel has been filled to the brim with photos, memorabilia and personal items from the period when Barbara Mandrell, Ken Dudney and their family lived there. Nashville’s only country music mansion tour, the Mansion gives visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats by providing a truly interactive experience.
A tour of the Mansion is guided in small groups room by room, with amazing sights, special stories and maybe even some music along the way. Tour guides escort guests from the moment they walk into the front door through the entire home starting in the Great Room and ending in the glorious sunlit pool atrium. Every tour is unique.
Additionally, the personal collections of current owners Dale Morris and Marc Oswald are featured which include one of a kind items, personal photos, and keepsakes of the artists they currently manage, including Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and many others. But make no mistake, this is not a museum. At Fontanel, visitors get to do more than just look, guests will be welcome to touch, see, feel and relax in this magnificent home.
Tours can be reserved based on availability Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., beginning at the top of every hour. Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors (60+), $22 Students/Educators, $22 Retired Military, $12 Active Military Spouses (with ID), Active Military are FREE (with ID) $14 for youths and kids 6 and under are FREE.
The Mansion at Fontanel has been upgraded to welcome all visitors, including those with disabilities. From handicapped-accessible restrooms to wheelchair ramps and elevators, the Mansion stands ready to welcome everyone.