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“Historic and Charming!”

Falcon Rest Mansion
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Owner description: Falcon Rest is the Victorian mansion where history is fun. Built in 1896 by Gorilla Pants manufacturer Clay Faulkner, it's been called "Tennessee's Biltmore" by PBS. Some say it's presided over by a friendly ghost. Open daily year round for guided tours, tea room lunches, Victorian Gift Shop, and history-based entertainment and meals for group tours.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Historic and Charming!”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

This was a great tour and I would highly recommend it. Full of interesting and historic information...plus Faulkner was quite the inventor! The box lunch was delicious and there is a great gift shop! This is the number one place to take out-of-town guests from now on. I can not wait to go back as it is always improving.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Falcon Rest”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I really enjoyed the tour of Falcon Rest. The history of the mansion is very interesting and the grounds are so beautiful. If anyone is near McMinnville they need to visit the mansion.

Visited April 2013
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Beachwood, New Jersey
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385 reviews
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“A delightful surprise”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

We were fortunate enough to have our tour conducted by the owner who had actuaclly done the restoration herself. It was quite fascinating to here the history of the place. Unfortunately, we did not see any of the ghosts which live there. Perhaps yu will.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a great place!”
Reviewed 23 April 2012 via mobile

My wife and myself wanted a quick getaway just a couple hours from home. I decided to surprise my wife with a two Day stay at Falcon Rest in McMinnville, TN. The room was decorated in Victorian style and very clean. The staff was very nice and took care of anything we needed. We attended a Vaudeville show with lunch the next day with a tour of the 10,000 square foot mansion. If you are looking for a quick getaway and on a tight budget, try out this wonderful place.

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Fort Collins
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Victorian Afternoon”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We especially went out of our way to visit this restored Victorian mansion and felt it was worth it. There was a lot of work and expense in restoring this home which has some wonderful Victorian furniture and accessories. The walls were all painted (no wallpapering) in intense colors which I found rather distracting, but was told they were Victorian colors. We had a delicious lunch in their tea room and enjoyed shopping in the gift shop which has some unique items.

Visited March 2012
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