From 12-foot vaulted ceilings, to golden heart pine floors, late Victorian details abound, all within walking distance of downtown and Auburn University. Graceful proportions are the hallmark of the era; and guests especially enjoy the spaciousness of their rooms. Each has a unique decorative mantle surrounding the old coal-burning fireplaces (no longer in use to comply with local fire codes). Rooms are trimmed in rich hardwood – some natural finish, others painted. Transoms and brass ceiling fans throughout, recall a less hurried way of life. Antique furnishings in each room have been carefully chosen to compliment the period details, while providing true comfort and convenience to guests. Clawfoot tubs with gleaming brass and porcelain trim make the Victorian style bathrooms special. However, they are discreetly modernized to provide every convenience. The gingerbread-trimmed front porch welcomes guests with wicker furniture and a relaxing swing. Overlooking Auburn’s oldest neighborhood (officially designated as the Old Main & Church Street Historic District) it is the perfect place for morning coffee or a refreshing cold drink at the end of the day. Each guest room includes private bath, cable TV and WiFi. ample off-street parking is available.
Room Rates: $125 - $150 plus tax, (Complimentary Full Breakfast)
Carriage House Building
This building, nestled in trees behind the Main House, includes the original Carriage House which was Professor Crenshaw’s personal hide-away. He, like today’s guests, must have appreciated the peace and quiet which this secluded building offers; for it was here that he authored mathematics textbooks which earned him international recognition in his field. The Carriage House still has the foot-wide floor planks which were laid before the turn-of-the-century. It also boasts a full sized bed in a ladder accessible loft above the queen bed. These features and the cedar walls help it retain a rustic feel.
Attached to the rear of this original structure are two additional guest rooms facing the side yard which is planted with a variety of native shrubs. These rooms appeal particularly to guests who appreciate a tranquil place to study or unwind. These accommodations feature a private bath, cable TV and Internet access. Well appointed kitchenettes make the hotel style perfect for longer stays, family reunions, and tail gating retreats.
Room Rates: $110- $145 plus tax, ( Breakfast is included 4- Carriage House; 2 Jordan and Samford)
Grounds consist of one acre of gardens, sufficient in size to host outdoor events accommodating up to 100 people, in what has been designated as the North College Historical District. Plentiful camellias are nestled among weeping oaks and maples, to include over twenty trees planted by legendary Auburn Football coach Pat Dye.