The Guest House at Houndslake
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Guest House at Houndslake Aiken
First class all the way! Great views, great food, and wonderful staff. Combine this with an immaculate golf course and you are sure to visit again! A five star inn with warmth and class. Check it out!
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When traveling with 3 kids under 10 you start preparing months in advance! We have packed each person their own duffle bag, packed an extra bag for dirty laundry, and a carload of snacks and drinks that are corn free and fun. Also, each child was given a toiletry bag to hang from eat in front of them to keep toys and iPods in. Our hope is this will cut down on anyone stepping on their siblings beloved x, y, or ...
... time to chill out we went out to find a spot for supper. We discovered the Augusta Mall nearby and had a deli dinner at McAllister's Deli. We then checked out the Mall which was very upscale. Things were beginning to close but we did manage to discover a great store called Charming Charlie where I had fun looking at all the fun jewellery ...
... every morning from the kitchen window. One day, the sun shone on the ground frost and everything sparkled. Another day, the whispy clouds glowed red. Morning Glory it is.
The drive down was very scenic and an easy drive on good highways. It took us about 14 hours with an overnight stop in Weston, West Virgina. In December it gets very dark early and we were glad that we arrived here before the sun went down. No street lights and it is quite a way out ...
... aspect was that it didn't seem like a wealthy town. I assume that the golf club members come here for the day and the high tail it back to their mansions.
We went to the golf course and I spoke to the security guard who was just inside the entry gates. He advised me very politely that I was trespassing and that I could take as many photo's as I liked as long as I was outside of the gates.
This meant that I got a great shot of the ...
... Brown had a home in Aiken.
Polo was first played in Aiken in 1882. Polo ponies were imported by Tom Hitchcock in the 1880's. Tom and Tommy Hitchcock were considered to be the best at Polo (10 goalers). It is said that F. Scott Fitzgerald is quoted as saying that Tommy Hitchcock was the basis for "The Great Gatsby." Whitney field remains the oldest polo field still in existence.
And, of course, there is more, but I will spare you!!!