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Historic Lakefront Mansion 32 miles from Memphis

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Historic Lakefront Mansion 32 miles from Memphis

Entire villa
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
5 baths
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Sparkling clean
3 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

The Snowden House is a mansion in the old-world style and offers a true getaway on beautiful Horseshoe Lake, 35 minutes from Memphis. For summer fun on the lake and peaceful natural setting, this is a gem. My rates are based upon an occupancy of six, however there is ample room for up to six additional guests for a nightly fee. Individual rooms also available on separate listings on airbnb. See "Snowden House Master Suite", "Snowden House ~ Bogardus Room" and "Snowden House ~ Mountcastle Room".


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 super king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress, 2 floor mattresses, 1 hammock

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for infants (under 2 years) and pets - Not toddler-friendly. Large open staircase, fine antiques throughout house.
No smoking
Parties and events are allowed
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with building staff


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


21 Reviews

Nicola User Profile
October 2018
A true piece of American history in a beautiful, luxurious home with a charming and delightful host. The large property is set in the most glorious of grounds on the edge of lake teaming with birds, fish and turtles. This is an amazing get away from it all experience to recharge …
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Response from Martha:
Thank you, Nicola and Martin, for choosing Snowden House for your tour of the southern region of our United States of America. I am so glad I was able to accommodate you for the special celebration of both of your birthdays!
October 2018
Michael User Profile
May 2016
Snowden House is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. This gorgeous mansion has been lovingly restored to a very high standard and each of the rooms has an individual style that reflects the history of the house and includes many original period features. The beds…
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Response from Martha:
Thank you, Michael, Rachel, Amelia, and Isabelle. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and wish that your ensuing travels continue to be fortuitous. Next time you will have to check some of the soul food restaurants in Memphis and our family-style diner in Crawfordsville, just up the road. And be sure to come back in the summer when I can take you all for a tour of the lake on my boat! Happy Trails to You!
May 2016
James User Profile
October 2018
Early 20th Century Southern charm, very comfortable and unbelievably quiet. You'll spend much of your time on the second level screen porch enjoying the view of Horseshoe Lake.
Jay User Profile
July 2018
Classic Lake Home.
Peter User Profile
June 2018
This was our third time staying at Snowden House, but our first time booking the entire house. We had a mini family reunion with 8 people and it was wonderful! Our relatives from California couldn’t believe their eyes. They were expecting a typical lake house, and instead got …
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Response from Martha:
Always a pleasure to see you and your family at Snowden House! I am so happy that your extended family enjoyed their stay and look forward to seeing you all again.
June 2018
Todd User Profile
May 2018
Terrific historic lake house! Host was awesome and she gave us a tour of the history of the house (including her history there since she was a little girl). Beautiful setting right on the lake, the grounds were wonderful, and both added to the whole experience.
Hilary User Profile
September 2017
The location was so magical, a piece of southern heaven. The home is the perfect combination of southern charm and history with the modern conveniences we love. Martha is a wonderful host. We really enjoyed hearing your family history and the story of this beautiful home.

Hosted by Martha

Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas, United StatesJoined in January 2014
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43 Reviews
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This is my family home, built for my grandparents when they were newlyweds in 1919 by my Great Grandfather, R. Brinkley Snowden of Memphis, Tennessee. I was born at Horseshoe Lake, but grew up in San Francisco. Each summer, my sisters and I would visit my grandparents at the lake…
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