My wife, Dr. Morgan Moor, and I had been hearing about Fontanel. We recently decided to pay a visit. WOW, we are glad we did! What a gem for Nashville! We booked an overnight stay at the Inn. The service was better than many 5 star hotels we have visited and the room was second to none. We first enjoyed lunch at the cafe which was a good start. We then toured the Log Home Mansion and enjoyed seeing the history and memorabilia of Barbara Mandrel and her family. Although we have some ties to the music industry it was a treat to see such a magnificent log house that was home to one of the greatest in the industry! It is amazing that they let you make yourself at home during the tour by it not being all hands off! After the mansion we toured Prichard's Distillery. That was fun for me…I enjoy good bourbon (don't forget to taste as many as possible)! We had time for a short nap then were off to the trails for a hike. It was an extremely hot day but the trail was coupletely covered with a canopy of foliage so it actually made for a great hike. Trail is smooth, is wide enough to enjoy, and is pet friendly. We would recommend making a full day or two of the visit because we missed the zip lines. There were many people out enjoying the lines in spite of the heat because it is in the woods (shaded). We plan to take our children back to have fun on the lines and we plan on keeping track of shows at that Woods Amphitheater for some good outdoor live music. To finish the visit; we made it back to the Cafe for dinner and had some wonderful Chicken Marsala while listening to live music. For our night cap we sat out on the large covered porch outside of our bedroom door and simply relaxed. We woke to a full breakfast served at the Inn (bed and breakfast style). If you have not figured it out, we highly recommend a stay at Fontanel. We will be recommending it to our friends that come to visit Nashville.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Luxury Boutique Hotel that opened in February 2014. Inspired by Middle Tennessee farmhouse style, and built to look as if it has always been there, you will find no other luxury hotel as warm and welcoming as the Inn at Fontanel. As part of Southern Living Magazine's 24-year tradition of building an annual Idea House in the south, Fontanel was the chosen site. With The Woods Amphitheater, Pritchard's Distillery the Pepsi Studio Gallery, Cafe Fontanella, Goo Goo Outpost, AdventureWorks Ziplines, The Trails and Metro Parks Greenway, it is easy to see why Fontanel is becoming one of Nashville's premier destinations. We offer a family and dog friendly atmosphere located just minutes from downtown Nashville in Whites Creek. ... more less
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