Tennessee is the epicenter of tourism when it comes to the country music genre and its rich history. With so many past and present country music artists calling The Volunteer State home, it’s easy to see why country music fanatics flock to the region. One location that has become a favorite destination for sightseers is Barbara Mandrell‘s Fontanel Mansion and Farm.
The mansion, which was completed in 1987, comes in at three stories tall and features over 27,000 square feet of space. Investors Dale Morris and Marc Oswald bought the property when the Mandrell family moved away in 2002. The home began to gain fame as a premier Nashville attraction in 2010 after renovations transformed the estate into a dazzling Tennessee establishment.
Mandrell’s former retreat is located in Whites Creek, Tennessee, and features a hotel, the Natchez Hill Winery, and the Fontanel Records music venue. Interestingly enough, the country star dubbed the mansion “Fontanel” after the name for the soft spot located on top of a baby’s head because she believed this home to be a “soft spot” for her family. Suitably, Mandrell’s daughter, Jamie, is now the director of hospitality at the newly transformed property.
Take a tour of the breathtaking estate below!
The Mansion’s Formal Dining Room
The New Cafe Fontanella
Zipline Tours Sweep You Through the Wooded Area
Take a Hike Through These Public Trails
Just a Little Peek at the Picture-Perfect Inn
A Snowy View of Fontanel Mansion
The Impressive Outdoor Live Music Venue
Another Cool Outdoor Hangout
As you can see, the property is surrounded by an abundance of scenery and offers up plenty of activities that should please any visitor.
While this venue offers an abundance of fun and entertainment, it also offers a huge amount of country music history. Mandrell family memorabilia lines the walls of the mansion and feature artists such as the Eagles, Buck Owens and Alabama, you know, just in case you didn’t think this estate was already incredible enough.
Make sure to share this place with other country music and Barbara Mandrell fans!