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Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens

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A Beautiful Old Southern Mansion

My wife and I and another couple were in Tennessee for the weekend and decided to stop here on... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
maranville826
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Stanton, Iowa
Civic organization luncheon at Falcon Rest

Dining table set with white linen tablecloth, flowers. Nice selection of cold non-alcoholic... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Sharon Lee B
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McMinnville, Tennessee
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2645 Faulkner Springs Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-1193
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We stopped in McMinnville, at Falcon Rest, when we were traveling US 70 in Tennessee in July '15. This is a beautifully restored mansion and the staff provided us a guided tours which we enjoyed very much! The mansion has a rich history and we...More

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Falconfirstlady, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2015

We're so glad you made Falcon Rest part of your Hwy. 70 road trip and that you enjoyed your visit. Hwy. 70S, which goes through McMinnville, is also Broadway in Nashville. It is otherwise known as Tenn. Hwy. 1, the Memphis-to-Bristol Highway from the early...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 July 2010

As a B&B it's not bad ,good service, average food. As far as the main attraction it seems overated. This place is no Biltmore, thats for sure! Besides needing $100,000 worth of repair work they won't even let you photgraph the inside of the 'MANSION"...More

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Falconfirstlady, Owner at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2010

Wow! I'm surprised at the vehemence of this review. As the reviewer stated, we went out of our way to accommodate his special dietary needs and late meals during his stay at the Falcon Manor B&B on the mansion's grounds. As always with our guests,...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

My wife and I and another couple were in Tennessee for the weekend and decided to stop here on Sunday afternoon around 2 or 3 pm. Great Gift shop with lots of different gift ideas for your loved ones.The tour was wonderful and the Mansion...More

Thank maranville826
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're delighted you made Falcon Rest part of your Tennessee weekend. Glad I had the honor of leading your tour. Thanks for reviewing.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Dining table set with white linen tablecloth, flowers. Nice selection of cold non-alcoholic beverages (one is a signature drink, too.). Private dining area small, but adequate for this organization. Food was terrific, portioned well. Others at meeting raved about past luncheons there.More

Thank Sharon Lee B
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

We love hosting local groups for events, Sharon. Thanks for letting us know your group enjoyed your recent visit. Our main dining room will seat up to 60 for dinner. When the two sets of double French doors are opened to the adjoining room, we...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

If you are looking for something interesting to do in the area I 100% recommend Falcon Rest. I am a huge tea lover so I booked an afternoon tea and a tour of the mansion. The tea was average but it was fun so it...More

1  Thank Aprilp2412
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're so glad you visited and took time to write a review, April. Making history fun is our priority, so the greatest compliment you can give is to say you had fun with your tour and your tea.

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful couple Charlien and George are. You will be amazed at what they have accomplished in working to restore this gem of Tennessee over decades. Charlien is an excellent cook. Be sure to plan on enjoying a meal at Falcon Rest during your...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

While planning a trip to visit family in McMinnville, TN, I knew exactly where we would stay. This was my third visit to Falcon Rest and I knew that I would not be disappointed. I had one person in our party that had also stayed...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

A step back in time to Tennessee's Biltmore. We made an advanced reservation for the formal tea. It was yummy & fun. Highly recommend. Afterwards, we toured the home with the gracious owner. What an amazing job with the restoration! Historical! I would have never...More

Thank pirate013
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your tea and tour experience at Falcon Rest Mansion, and we appreciate you taking the time to recommend it to others. It's always our goal for all the food we serve to be yummy, and every experience people have here...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

When my husband and I go places we always like to make our way home by what we call putzing. We always look for interesting things to see or do. We came to Mcminnville for Bluegrass Underground. We stayed at the Best Western in town...More

1  Thank marysewandsew
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thanks so much for posting and for the sweet compliment, Mary. We're delighted you came for the mansion and gardens tour while you were in McMinnville. We'll look forward to having you stay at Falcon Manor, the B&B rooms on the mansion grounds, next time...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We spent three nights at the mansion in the carriage house. The room was very spacious and quiet. We thought we were the only ones there until the next day when we found out it was at full capacity. Just be aware that the rooms...More

Thank Linda J
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

You're not the first to say you were surprised to find that other people were staying on the grounds at Falcon Rest Mansion, Linda. Our Falcon Manor Bed and Breakfast guest rooms are spread far enough apart on the property that they are very peaceful...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Exceptional personal service. Very nice, well appointed, and spacious room. Had choice of two breakfasts, served in our room or in a public dining room. It was a huge breakfast and very good.More

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your accommodations and breakfast during your stay at Falcon Manor B&B on the grounds of Falcon Rest Mansion. Thanks so much for rating our service "exceptional." We truly appreciate every customer, whether they are overnight guests, individuals touring the mansion,...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It was a fun evening. The show was performed by amateurs but he did a very good job. We enjoyed our meal. All in all it was a nice evening for a small town production.More

Thank Lisa E
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

It's great you had fun when you came for "Murder at the Mansion," Lisa. "Where history is fun" is more than a slogan at Falcon Rest! The real stars are the people in the audience. Everybody gets the part of a real historical character --...More

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