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The Powledge Hous​e of Auburn/Opelika

1851 Historic Home for Short-Term  Residential Rental in the Auburn Opelika area. Come enjoy the beautifully decorated Historic Home and the property that surrounds it.

Come to The Powledge House


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


Come enjoy the "Outdoor" property. 

 Landscaping is constantly being upgraded / added all around - 

more blooming trees, shrubs, flowers, etc.

Renovations to the rear of the home occurred in the Summer of 2022. Covered areas of the deck were added for shade from the summer heat.  The screen porch was taken in as a Sunroom (heated/cooled).  Residential Guests can raise the windows if they want to enjoy the "screen" porch feel in the cool spring/fall weather.

  Landscaping in the front yard was also updated in the summer of 2022. 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.  

Come to Powledge and enjoy the Beauty of the Outdoors


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 larg​e room​s which were originally m​ulti-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 s​maller 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 ar​ea which was used by the children.   

This area contains two queen size beds.

Up​stairs Bathroom

One of the up​stairs rooms has been converted to a bathroom and dressin​g room.

This restroom has a shower/tub combination, toilet, and sink with grani​te 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.  

Sunroom Upgrade:

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.  

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.  

Wide open  Spaces

The front View of the house with the walk way to the house.

The front View of the front porch of the home.

The view of the yard directly in front of the front porch.

The view of the front yard.

Very Large Back Yard Behind the House

Large Yard beside the house on the East Side

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

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Come to Powledge


Make your Own History!!!

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.

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