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 ...
... rain. We traveled on Highway I-20 where we passed through the big city of Atlanta and then onward east. Good highways.
We arrived into Augusta at approximately 5:00 pm. Our watches were adjusted back to Eastern time as we had been on Central time while in Nashville and Birminhgham.
After getting settled into our hotel and ...
... who came to this area for equestrian sports. It became known as the Winter Colony. When driving along the streets in and around town, you can see the beautiful mansions, churches and shops that were restored during this time.
In 1949, when the Soviet Union exploded a nuclear weapon, President Truman reacted by having a facility built south of Aiken that would produce nuclear materials for hydrogen bombs. It employed almost 40,000 people on ...
... 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 ...
... Mr. and Mrs. Averill Harriman; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mellon; Mr. Ralph Pulitzer; Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt and Baron and Baroness Von Sternberg - I suppose they all could afford the proper shoes!!
Entertainers who frequented Aiken included: Fred Astaire (his wife's Aunt and Uncle owned a home on East Street (what else) and they would frequently visit). Bing Crosby played golf with friends here often; Will Rogers (friends of the Post family) came to ...