Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Falcon Rest Mansion, McMinnville, TN

If living history is your cup of tea, you should plan a visit to McMinnville, Tennessee.  The current owners of Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens enthusiastically encourage your participation through their numerous special events, group tours and bed and breakfast accommodations.  On-site entertainment ranges from variety shows to murder mystery weekends and, of course, the obligatory Ghost Tour.  This would also be a fantastic place to stay when visiting the nearby Cumberland Caverns, possibly catching a live recording of the hit PBS television series Bluegrass Underground.

The home, itself, was built in the 1890's by Clay Faulkner who owned the nearby mill where his very popular "Gorilla Pants" were made.  After the home was completed, he built a health spa and lake across the road, selling the curative powers of his natural mineral spring water.

Enjoy these views of the elevation.. Do you see a ghost in the upstairs window?

Perhaps he was somewhere else in the mansion.

He may have been sitting on the veranda.

One of the chairs seamed to be gently rocking, but I attributed that to the cool breeze filtering through the trees.

This mansion is open seven days a week year round for historic home tours, variety shows, catered dinners, weddings and other events.  To schedule your visit, contact via email (falconrest@falconrest.com) or voice communications (931-668-4444).

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures! Thanks for the post and for visiting.