Nashville, Tennessee: Tour Home of Barbara Mandrell (In Transition)

A 27,000-square-foot "log cabin" that was Mandrell's home during the 1990s. See the shooting range damaged by a country star with an AK47. Relax in Barbara's bed. New owners in 2019; tours currently not available.

Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion. Drive north from downtown Nashville on I-24. At exit 40, turn left onto Old Hickory Blvd. Drive two miles. Turn left onto Whites Creek Pike/US Hwy 431. The parking lot for Fontanel is a half-mile on the left.
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Fontanel Mansion

This 27,000-square-foot log cabin is the former home of county singer Barbara Mandrell. Our tour guide was a dead ringer for the former owner. Actual furniture still occupies the home. Massive indoor pool and shooting range. This house was the setting for the filming of the reality show, "Gone Country." We were allowed to touch everything and even laid in Ms Mandrell's canopy bed. We got to try on a jacket left behind by a very well-known male country singer. The story told is that he jumped off the balcony into the pool and broke his foot sending him to the hospital and leaving his jacket behind. Also, the shooting range walls were extensively damaged by another well known male singer who went wild with an AK 47.

[Vicki Stevison, 11/10/2012]

Advertised as Nashville's only superstar home that allows people inside.

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