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Weekend Trips: Fontanel Mansion with kids

Fontanel Mansion is our first weekend trips for 2013.Though we've been in Michigan last Month but I don't have a luxury time to blog ,yet. Winter is killing us this time, ups and downs in our health and a lot of virus is running around. I've been sick for 2 weeks then my daughter. I'm thankful we're all fine as of now but it seems hubby's not feeling well today while I am blogging in  bed.
3 little bears
Going back to  my post about our Weekend Trips: Fontanel Mansion with kids is a  good day trip considering it's close we're staying  right now. Today, Fontanel Mansion is open for public tour. 

Without kids, home are too big:

The place is huge and a log  home but all the kids are grown up so they decided to down sized which no different with other families. Just imagine the  Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home on 136 acres and formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame name Barbara Mandrell. Actually , the mansion has over 20 rooms, 13 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, 2 kitchens, an indoor pool and even an indoor shooting range. How do you like to sleep and stay in Fontanel Mansion? If you ask me, I am happy to sleep over for a night with friends and family.
Yours truly
One of a Kind:
I've been in many tour, but the Fontanel Tour is one of the best tour we ever have in US so far. The tour guide has talent too, he can sing and play a guitar. You could see  and touch  all the cool music  memorabilia.
The Fontanel Mansion
Feel at home:
The tour guide  sang us a couple song  and felt us we're at  home and not a traveler who wants to visit the museum. In fact  you can seat in the couch while he explained about the Fontanel House and  you can play the guitar too, if you want. 
The tour guide
Recommend for all ages:
The place is impressive from staff to the tour guide.If you ask me about one of the top attraction in Nashville, this would be my first place to visit.Its not the history but the log home itself is impressive because of the tour guide who give value information  of every details that the travelers need to know about the Fontanel Mansion.
Great Room
Café Fontanella:
After our tour, we went to Cafe Fontanella to check their lunch menu.
Pizza for lunch
Fontanel Mansion & Farm
4225 Whites Creek Pike
Nashville, TN 37189

Ticket: Open 7 days and the tour starts 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.( Always check before you go, it may change without prior notice) 
Adults $22
Seniors (60 +) $20
Youth (6-15 years old) $12
Kids (6 and under) FREE



  1. I love those piggy displays , so cute. Must be nice to have a tour guide who can strum guitar and sing, so entertaining.

  2. TN is the home of country music and I am not surprise to know about country singer's mansion there.Well , that mansion is so HUGE! I love the log sidings of the mansion and the ceiling! I hope I can visit there too one of these days :)

  3. seems to be a very nice place to visit really! You are lucky to had that opportunity. Take care and hope everyone will get better.

  4. I used to dream of having a log house of my own. But this house is really huge.. You can invite everyone if you own a house just like this in real life! By the way nice tour you have there. and the tour guide is so entertaining.

  5. that house is so huge, when I was a kid, I dreamed to have a small log house, this one is gigantic. you look so cute Mhie. love your pictures and your description of the place.

  6. oh, the 3 bears are just too cute...thanks for sharing your photos!

  7. All I know about Nashville, Tennessee, is yan ang place where King Elvis had lived. Meron pa palang nice place to visit there. Ang laki naman ng Mansion na yan. Sana marating ko rin.

  8. Beautiful new place to explore with the family :-) I love the wood work ...so pretty

  9. Lovely place to visit in the future.

  10. Maganda nga pasyalan ngayon ang mga indoor places pag ganitong winter.. Ang ganda naman ng mansion na yan! Natuon atensyon ko sa guitar at kusina.. Hehehe =D

  11. Beautiful photos and a great post! The wooden beams/logs in that place are amazing!

    I hope that you and your family will be feeling better soon. My wife (being a Pinay she's not a big fan of winter either) read somewhere recently that most of these cold and flu viruses take literally a full 3 weeks for you to recover, and the last one I had back in December was about exactly 3 weeks. Unfortunately when you have kids they spread from one person to another both in school and in your own family. I know what you mean about wanting winter to be over... though I like playing in the snow, we're ready for spring too! Glad you could get away to warmer weather though.