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Falcon Rest Mansion

2645 Faulkner Springs Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-1193
+1 931-668-4444
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Exceptional personal service. Very nice, well appointed, and spacious room. Had choice of two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
D L
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Dinner and mystery murder show

It was a fun evening. The show was performed by amateurs but he did a very good job. We enjoyed our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa E
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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 tours, tea room lunches, Victorian Gift Shop, and history-based entertainment and meals for group tours.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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2645 Faulkner Springs Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-1193
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+1 931-668-4444

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank D L
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This large mansion was built by Mr. Faulkner to entice his wife to move closer to his business. It was completed in 1895 and has a colorful, and sometimes sad, history until the present owners restored it to its former glory. The tour takes about...More

Thank Felicia F
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, Felicia. You're right, Gorilla Pants did build this place! We look forward to having your group visit with the "Faulkner family" as they celebrate moving in during a performance of Murder at the Mansion.

Reviewed 19 August 2017

With more than 450 nurseries and orchards that generate more than $300 million in revenue, McMinnville, Tennessee, is known as the "Nursery Capital of the World." Located 70 miles northwest of Chattanooga, it also is known as the home of Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens,...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience at Falcon Rest with Mr & Mrs Faulkner, owners and operators of Falcon Rest Mansion in McMinnville, TN. We were treated to an excellent meal during a production of "Murder at the Mansion" play. We then had an open tour of...More

Thank ldydynardr
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thanks so much for posting! "Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner" love entertaining the "Murder at the Mansion" tour groups. We appreciate you coming and sharing the fun with others.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have know about the Mansion and it's history for many years being a life long resident of McMinnville but only recently did I have the pleasure of visiting the Mansion for supper. The food was excellent and the surroundings were beautiful and tasteful, I...More

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

We're delighted to have our neighbors participate in special events, Robert, and are so glad you enjoyed the dinner. Hope you get to come back soon for the mansion tour. We've also heard stories about hauntings from long before we got here 28 years ago,...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

We were on a bus tour and attended the Mystery Dinner entitled Murder at the Mansion---excellent. You are all given parts to do in Mystery--not all parts have speaking parts. We traveled with people who really got into their parts and as a result we...More

Thank Kaye S
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review and recommend us, Kaye. We LOVE doing the history-based shows for the tour groups. As you pointed out, while everybody gets a part, they're free to really get into them or just stay quiet...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I was passing through town and I saw a sign for this place, so I looked it up on Trip Advisor and decided to take a tour. This is a mansion built for the soon to be bride of Clay Faulkner the founder of Gorilla...More

Thank DDay1959
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

We're so glad you saw the directional sign on Hwy. 70S and made that 1.3 mile detour to visit after looking up the place. TripAdvisor is a great way to check things out. Your additional recommendation is very much appreciated!

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice tour we got there around 10:30 - 11:00. Only ones on the tour. See the breakfast she was serving and it looked awesome. I would like to go back to stay the night and do the murder mystery. Very unique items in the...More

Thank carolh969
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My wife found this place while browsing the Internet. We made our way there on a late fall afternoon for a tour. (Note: The $12 per person admission seemed a bit steep at first. However, after experiencing Falcon Rest along with the tour guide/owner sharing...More

1  Thank BusterYukon
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

You zeroed in on an important key to Falcon Rest's success, Buster. You were indeed sharing in its continuing life. It is the money customers like you spend here that makes it possible to maintain, continue restoring, and keep the mansion open to the public....More

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