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Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens

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Historic and Charming!

This was a great tour and I would highly recommend it. Full of interesting and historic... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2013
sheepfreak
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Crossville, Tennessee, United States
Falcon Rest

I really enjoyed the tour of Falcon Rest. The history of the mansion is very interesting and the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2013
Kathy H
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Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
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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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2645 Faulkner Springs Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-1193
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Reviewed 15 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...More

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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.

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Reviewed 1 January 2013

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.

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

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...More

1  Thank Eaven H
Reviewed 24 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...More

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 24 March 2012

The integrity of the historical mansion is not compromised by the modern day hosts of parties, weddings, mystery dinners, and other celebrations. In fact the conjoining of modern social events with the 19th century elegance of the mansion is in line with the family's ownership...More

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Falconfirstlady, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2012

Thank you so much for writing. Your visit was delightful. You're right that the Faulkner family owned a mineral springs resort across the road for the mansion, so we are indeed following their example.

Reviewed 17 March 2012

This place is a fine country home B&B. The owners are so-so and I thought rooms were kindof spendy for the area and what we got overnight. Cold breakfast. It's a pretty area, but just a few acres of OK landscaping. Have these people been...More

1  Thank MattInTn
Falconfirstlady, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2012

Thank you for taking time to post a review, Matt. An overnight stay would have been at Falcon Manor, the B&B on the grounds of the Falcon Rest tour mansion. We’re so sorry to hear your breakfast wasn’t warm. They’re prepared immediately before guests have...More

Reviewed 11 March 2012

We really enjoyed every minute of our visit. It is beutiful and very evident that a great amount of work and love was done in the restoration of history.More

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Falconfirstlady, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2012

We thank this reviewer and the previous one for highlighting what we consider a very important part of Falcon Rest's "mission." It's been our privilege, not only to preserve the building itself, but also to be the curators of its history. Sharing the mansion and...More

Reviewed 17 February 2012

The tour was delightful. It is fun to learn about the local history of families that are still here.

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Reviewed 24 October 2011

My wife and I booked the Carriage House Room for the weekend, it was very clean and nice. The owners went out of their way to make sure that we were well taken care of. We joined others for the "'Murder at the Mansion" dinner...More

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Falconfirstlady, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2011

Thanks so much for the review, Kenneth. It was great having you and your wife, both for Falcon Rest's "Murder at the Mansion" show and for a stay at Falcon Manor, the B&B on the grounds here. We could see that everyone was having a...More

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