The Powledge House

The Powledge House of Auburn/Opelika

1851 Historic Home for Short-Term Rental in the Auburn Opelika area. Suitable for Auburn Game Day Rental, Small/Intimate Weddings, Bridal/Baby Showers, Bridal parties, Family Reunions, Birthday parties, Women's Club Meetings, etc. Come enjoy the beautifully decorated Historic Home.

Come to The Powledge House and Make Your Own History !

Words of Wisdom

A man prone to suspect evil is mostly looking in his neighbor for what he sees in himself. 

Augustus Hare


Note - ANY "event" type rental must be through VRBO (Guest count of greater than 12).

Rental Guest Count equaling 12 or less can be made through VRBO or AirBnB.

Note - the "Outdoor" property is currently under a bit of 

Construction - Landscaping is being added all around - 

more blooming trees, shrubs, flowers, etc.

The Back screen porch has just been renovated.  Cover areas of the deck were added for shade from the summer heat.  The screen porch was taken in as a Sunroom (heated/cooled).  Guests can raise the windows if they want to enjoy the "screen" porch feel in the cool spring/fall weather.

  The front of the home is also having the Landscape changed.  Large step tread stones and rock flower beds were added to the front yard in the front of the home.  New Emerald Green Zoysia Sod has been added around the yard area also.  More Landscaping is planned around the front yard area - to be completed Winter 2022.

Stand by for updated pictures of all the Landscaping.



History of The Powledge House

In 1844, Gideon Powledge moved to East Alabama from Georgia to receive title to his land on the west side of Chewacla Creek in what is now Lee County, Alabama. A Methodist Preacher, Powledge cleared the lands, set up a blacksmith shop and preached in the Methodist churches in the area. He is also credited with constructing a grist mill on the creek south of his home and later a cotton gin. In 1851 he built this federal-style historic home on part of his property that was just ½ mile from the location of the Powledge House today.

The design of the Powledge House is unique since it did not have a wide central hall as did many southern homes of the period .  The style of this house could have been found in the Tidewater Virginia or the Carolinas as early as the time of the Revolutionary War or before. There are few such examples remaining today.

The house has two unusual front windows, each section with nine panes and each window with glass sidelights. The two front doors are framed by sidelights and an overhead glass transom.

The story and half house originally had six rooms - four downstairs and two upstairs.

The two front doors open into two large rooms which were originally multi-purposed rooms (parlors, bedrooms and eating areas).

The fireplace mantel in the parlor on the right side of the house is of significant note because of its elaborate design. Perhaps Rev. Powledge felt that a man of his importance in the community needed to have a parlor that reflected his position.
The Powledge House is recognized by the Alabama Historical Commission as a Historic Landmark.

The two smaller rooms behind them were connected by a covered porch area. These smaller rooms have been restored as a kitchen and master bath. The porch area has been enclosed to provide a dining area. The original kitchen was away from the house, connected by a breezeway.

The bathroom has a shower, toilet, and sink with granite counter top.  Hair dryer provided.  First aid kit provided.

The back stairs lead to the upstairs sleeping area which was used by the children.   This area contains two queen size beds.

Upstairs Bathroom

One of the upstairs rooms has been converted to a bathroom and dressing room.

This restroom has a shower/tub combination, toilet, and sink with granite counters .  Hair Dryer provided.

Additions to the Home include:

Additions to the home include a Master bedroom, a back Sunroom porch, a gas firepit gazebo in the garden pond area and a large back deck.  

The home is surrounded by beautiful woods and landscaping.  

In August 2022, the Screen Porch was converted to a Sunroom.  In the Spring/Fall the windows can be raised to screen for the screen porch feel.  

The home also has a "garden shed" for photo ops.  

Addition to the Home - Master Bedroom

A Master Bedroom was added to the home.  It has a King Bed, Window Seat and Wide Plank Pine hardwood flooring.  

All beds throughout the home have memory foam mattresses and extra toppers for a wonderful nights sleep.

Master King Bedroom 

A lovely antique vanity is provided in the downstairs king bedroom with Hollywood style lighting which gives off a warm or natural light source.  This type of lighting is the best condition for applying makeup.  Two such vanity mirrors are also found in the upstairs dressing area. Personal Makeup mirrors are provided in the front downstairs bedroom.

The window seat in the Downstairs Master bedroom is a beautiful place for a Bride to take pictures on her special day !🥰

The Sunroom and Garden Pond area

The Home has a rear Sunroom porch attached with a table that seats 6-8.  

There is a lounge set sectional that seats 5 with a matching sofa that seats 2.  The sectional and sofa has removable back cushions so that small adults or children could sleep on these sofas.  This area is perfect for wildlife watching and relaxing.  You will see many types of birds (including hummingbirds when warm), squirrel, rabbit, deer and others.  A large 55" TV has been installed  on the porch - Sling TV and Netflix is provided.   ( No hunting is allowed on the land.)

A Large back deck has been added to the home for additional seating behind the house.  Solar lighting has been added to the landscape for beauty at night.  

Garden ponds and a gazebo are located close to the home and beside the drive. 

There is a griddle and Weber grill provided.  It is located next to the outdoor table (under roof cover) on the east side of the home.  

The Powledge House is located approximately 6 miles from the Auburn University Campus and from Toomer's Corner.  It is in the country, on the edge of the city.  Come enjoy approximately 3 acres of peaceful beauty.  Click the links to go to the Facebook page and to the short-term rental link.  


Many more photos can be found on both Facebook and VRBO sites


Powledge House is perfect for small/intimate weddings.

There is a large back yard area and a large yard area beside the garden shed.

Contact the Property Management for further information.  

Small Weddings must be coordinated with Property management.

All EVENTS must be rented through VRBO.

Come to Powledge


Make your Own History!!!

Please see the Wedding Information Page at this site 

 for all the Wedding Details.

Dog Friendly

We are Puppy Dog friendly.  They love to roam and run here on the property.  

Why stay in a Hotel - when you can stay in this wonderful home!

We strive to have to home extremely clean when guests arrive.  Cleaning products are provided for guests to use while staying at the home.  Guests should bring their own hand sanitizers to use when leaving the home or interacting with others.  Guests should monitor CDC guidelines.

Learn More

Phone Contact - via TEXTING   ->  256-600-0304

email contact - [email protected]

Note - Renters must sign lease/rental agreements  with the Property Management Company and provide driver's license copies to Property Management. 

Renters must comply with rules in the lease/rental agreement.  Renters are not allowed on adjoining property and no hunting is allowed on the property or any of the surrounding property.  Any rentals involving greater than 12 persons on the property must be arranged with the Property Manager and will  incur extra costs.   

Additional Pictures of Property

King Bedroom Downstairs:

Memory Foam mattress and topper

TV in bedroom 

Leather Chair 

Window Seat

Hollywood lights Vanity 

Front Queen Bedroom Downstairs:

Memory Foam mattress and topper

TV in bedroom ;  Gas logs in room.

Sofa; 2 chairs

Desk / Table

Upstairs queen bed, large sectional area, and dressing area which leads to the upstairs bathroom.