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Circa 1879 Homestead Guesthouse next door to St.Mary's Church in Altus, AR

Circa 1879 Homestead Guesthouse next door to St.Mary's Church in Altus, AR Queen Master Bedroom King Bedroom with small 3/4 bath attached. South Deck made from old Redwood Wine Tank Vaulted Living Room revealing 1 original 1879 wall exterior pine siding. Couple's family in one of the nearby vineyards with vines displaying Fall colors Saint Mary's Catholic Church located next door to the East,
parish founded 1879 Winter is a great time to build a fire in the outdoor fireplace pavilion behind. Workshop/Barn located just West of Homestead on property. Summer view from St.Mary's Lane, shade trees & woods surround this peaceful home Grandma Agnes (Sax) Post's  kitchen table, mom to 9, grandma to 65, many feed on South deck entryway seating. Outdoor covered fireplace area with 3 car covered parking pavilion attached. Winter sunset behind workshop/barn on property. Wine Blessing on the feast of St.John the apostle Dec.27th at Post Winery

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Last updated: 02/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Altus house description

Visit the German/Swiss community of Altus. Our guest house, circa 1879, has been home to 4 generations of the Post Family. Renovated with modern amenities, it is able to accommodate small or large groups. During Prohibition the hidden wine cellar on this property was never discovered by the revenuers. The fully furnished house contains 8 beds in 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, vaulted ceiling living room w/ TV, DVD, VHS, & stereo, furnished kitchen, large outdoor viewing deck and an adjacent outdoor covered fireplace room with an attached 3 car pavilion. The home is located immediately west of historic St. Mary's Catholic church and enjoys the same magnificent view of the Arkansas River Valley and the South Boston Mountain Range. Centrally located to all area wineries, it's a heavenly place to stay.
Other nearby guesthouse may be available.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          Bathrooms: 2.75 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Thai Steakhouse, River Town BBQ, El Puerto Mexican...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Covered Parking
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • Outdoor Fireplace Pavilion, across street from St. Mary's Church on National Historic Record, in middle of vineyard country and 5 historic wineries, peaceful mountaintop location with view of Arkansas River Valley, winery family homestead full of historic stories. Easy drive to Subiaco Abbey and Academy, 1 hour from Fort Smith or Russellville and 2 hours from Little Rock, Hot Springs, Eureka Springs or Tulsa, OK....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Works on edge of property, call if help is needed....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Gazebo:

                    Outdoor covered fireplace gathering area with 3 parking spaces...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Awesome view of the Arkansas River Valley from Ozark to Russelville ...moreless

                  • Monument View:

                    Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Subiaco Abbey and Magazine Mountain...moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Spelunking
                      • Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Hospital
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Rafting
                      • Hunting
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Live Theater
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Zoo
                      • Museums
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing

                      Other Activities

                          • Just minutes to Canoeing at the Mulberry River, Mt Magazine State Park and Lodge, Arkansas River, On the way to Razorback Games in Fayetteville, Center of free winery tours and wine tasting, perfect for wine country get-away...moreless
                           

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                          • 7 SISTERS

                            7 SISTERS

                            • Guest Jane (San Diego CA)
                            • Date of stay 10/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/12/13
                            My sisters and I returned to this peaceful and picturesque house for another reunion. Once again the owner was available to help and even took us on a tour of one of his vineyards. This is the perfect vacation spot to relax and visit with family and we all had a wonderful time.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • 7 Sisters

                            7 Sisters

                            • Guest Jane (San Diego)
                            • Date of stay 09/26/11
                            • Review Submitted 10/05/11
                            My sisters and I spent a week at this guesthouse and it turned out to be the perfect getaway for us. Located near the historic St. Mary's Catholic Church, this 5 bedroom home with its strange rooms and staircases turned out to be so charming, cozy and comfortable that we felt right at home. At the fire pit, we roasted hot dogs, made s'mores, told stories about each other, and laughed and laughed. Also, steps away, incredible views of the valley just added to the ambiance of this house. All of this was made even more special by the historical and personal accounts given by the owner about the house, the church and the Altus area. Finally, we were very surprised by the number of things do to in this part of Arkansas. Visiting St. Mary's Church and the nearby Subiaco Abbey, touring vineyards, and shopping for antiques in the surrounding towns made the days fly by. Many thanks from my family for the opportunity to stay in this beautiful home which we highly recommend.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+.

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                          • You have no idea.....!

                            You have no idea.....!

                            • Guest The Water Doctor (Dallas, TX)
                            • Date of stay 12/28/10
                            • Review Submitted 12/31/10
                            You have no idea of the treasures you will find in this location and in this house. Spacious and the best night's sleep ever, including home! The air, the wine country, the view. Did I mention the view? Post Family Winery is a must stop shop, and meet the Post family and the very special people that work with them. Unique and very, very special. Loved every minute with my wife. Outside covered fireplace an additional treat.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Amazing Arkansas Wine Country Discovery

                            Amazing Arkansas Wine Country Discovery

                            • Guest Julie Q. (Comfort, Tx)
                            • Date of stay 12/13/10
                            • Review Submitted 12/15/10
                            My husband and I were looking for something different to do and within driving distance of South Texas. We love wine, enjoy beautiful surroundings, look for a spiritual experience in all that we do, and of course want a clean, comfortable place to stay that is somehow unique. What a pleasure this trip was was! Toured the vineyards, wineries, traveled to a nearby monastery, and enjoyed Mount Magazine all within driving distance. Lots of rich history and don't miss St Mary's Church within walking distance of the home. Don't wait until the last day for that! What a treasure! Plus a fabulous view and wonderful hosts that make you feel amazingly special! For Dining, check out Kelt's Pub. Bistro quality food.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Girls getaway!

                            Girls getaway!

                            • Guest jen (Fort Smith)
                            • Date of stay 10/22/10
                            • Review Submitted 11/08/10
                            I stayed at this charming home the weekend of October 22nd with 6 of my girlfriends. We had a wonderful time! What a inviting comfortable home with plenty of room. We danced, laughed, drank a little wine, sat by the fire and got to catch up! This place is exactly what we all needed...a break from reality....a break from the busy city, TV's, phones...etc.... What a beautiful view! I would recommend a stay here to anyone looking for a nice relaxing quiet getaway. We plan on coming back real soon!! Thanks to my friend Joseph and his family for welcoming us and opening this charming home to us! You guys have given this home a very comfortable lived in feeling....maybe it is because it was home to you and your 7 children! You for sure feel the love in this home! Thanks again for one of the best weekend getaways I have been on...and it was only 40 minutes from home!! -Jennifer

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Restful Stay

                            Restful Stay

                            • Guest Vanessa (Oakdale, CA)
                            • Date of stay 10/08/10
                            • Review Submitted 10/27/10
                            My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at this beautiful and peaceful place. It is well-appointed and sits atop a mountain overlooking the Arkansas River Valley. It's quiet and restful; absolutely no traffic noise. We slept very well. The home looks onto St. Mary's Catholic Church, which is listed on the Arkansas Historical Registry; a must-see while you are there. The church is a magnificent cathedral! The property is located within easy reach to great tourist's spots for sightseeing. The owner's description of the property is accurate. You will not be disappointed; truly a wonderful home.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Above and Beyond

                            Above and Beyond

                            • Guest Fr. Ely (Kaufman, Texas USA)
                            • Date of stay 10/03/10
                            • Review Submitted 10/25/10
                            If you are looking for a place so peaceful and quiet, if you are a lover of nature like St. Francis, wanting to get in touch with the Divine - with your feet still on the ground - then, this is the best place for you. I assure you I wasn’t dreaming. Come and see for yourself. MY friends and I found this house on high grounds of Altus, overlooking Arkansas River Valley. The house itself is very rich in the history of the Post-Duerr family that preserved the Post Familie tradition. I loved the way they have maintained the century-old wall, now in harmony with the modern day household amenities. Touch the wall and you will have a feel of being connected to the real persons who lived there years and years ago. Taste their wine and you will have a taste of the hospitality of the family. Thanks to Joseph, his brothers and sisters, I was able to speak with Uncle Matt and Aunt Betty. This house is just several yards away from the historic Parish Church, St. Mary Catholic Church. Also rich in history, as well as, Church symbolism, you will be instantly drawn to reverence and prayer, the moment you enter the church. With such a reflective setting, you will have the luxury of beginning your day with God’s blessings in the Mass celebrated early in the morning. (I wish I could have previously arranged celebrating the Mass myself during my visit.) I would recommend this to my friends, to the clerics and religious I know for a weekend or even a week-long getaway or group retreat and other form of spiritual exercise.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+.

                            Owner response: Our cousins from Texas treated their parish priest to a couple of days in Arkansas wine country. The priest was able to see first-hand the vineyards and winery where his parish's mass wine has been grown and produced for over a century, but we believe, the high light of their trip was getting to spend time in and around the beautiful and historic Saint Mary's church located across the road from our guesthouse.

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                          • Susan Duerr, Kaufman, Texas

                            Susan Duerr, Kaufman, Texas

                            • Guest Susan (Kaufman, Texas )
                            • Date of stay 10/03/10
                            • Review Submitted 10/15/10
                            Probably the best nights sleep I've had in a long time. Beautiful view. Great for a couple, a family, or a retreat. The atmosphere is perfect for unwinding. If you want "a little slice of heaven" then this is the place. Stop by the winery. Visit St. Mary's church. Locals are friendly and helpful.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Great view, living in Arkansas wine country and history.

                            Great view, living in Arkansas wine country and history.

                            • Guest Tim (Memphis, TN)
                            • Date of stay 03/13/10
                            • Review Submitted 09/28/10
                            Upon arrival, we knew we had found a unique place to stay in the midst of Arkansas wine country. The Post's hospitality made us feel like we were part of the family. I enjoyed Joseph's story on the place's history. I've traveled Arkansas. Never have I lodged at a house with such a unique view overlooking the Arkansas River Valley-beautiful! I like the location because it is near the highways, yet isolated from the day to day activties. You'd never know there was a town below the mountain. The house was clean and the owners were informed of the areas attractions and events. We stayed with five aldults and five children and the accomodations were good. The children loved sitting buy the outdoor fire pit roasting marhmellows. I will also make plans for a fall getaway when the leaves change colors soon-without the kids.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Weavers

                            Weavers

                            • Guest Mark W (Arlington Texas)
                            • Date of stay 09/09/10
                            • Review Submitted 09/18/10
                            The description was very accurate reguarding location and the photos reflected everything perfectly. The house was very clean and in great shape. The Post family was very gracious and friendly to the extent we felt like family! My wife and I would recomend a stay here and we will visit again! We visited a couple of local restaurants within minutes and the town was fantastic. We would recomend this to everyone we know, for a weekend or a week! What a treasure hidden away in Arkansas!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          $250/night .. $1000/week (6 nights), 2 night minimum
                          $300 deposit due at booking.
                          Concessions may apply if 2 upstairs bedrooms aren't needed.
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                          Last updated: 02/21/2014
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                          Location

                          This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                          • Nearest Airport: FSM Fort Smith at 50 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Van Buren, AR at 40 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: US Hwy 64 at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Aux Arc South Park on the Arkansas River at 7 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: The Dead Pecker Inn at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Aux Arc Park, AR River for Water skiing at 7 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Ozark Rec Club, 9 holes 27 tee boxes at 4 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Weinkeller at Wiederkehr Winery at 0.4 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1994

                          About the owner: Joseph is a 5th generation American wine grower, since 1880 his family has worked their vineyards and produced world class wines.

                          Why the Owner Chose Altus:
                          A family home, 4 generations of the Post Family have lived in this Homestead. Joseph & Debra Lynn move here upon the birth of their first child, and continued to live here for 15 years along with their ever growing family.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Wonderful ever changing vista of the river valley below and the mountain range across the Southern horizon. Peacefully quiet, no traffic, safe haven. Surrounded by family owned and church properties.


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                          Speaks: english, german, spanish

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                          Photos

                          • Circa 1879 Homestead Guesthouse next door to St.Mary's Church in Altus, AR

                            Circa 1879 Homestead Guesthouse next door to St.Mary's Church in Altus, AR

                          • King Bedroom with small 3/4 bath attached.

                            King Bedroom with small 3/4 bath attached.

                          • Vaulted Living Room revealing 1 original 1879 wall exterior pine siding.

                            Vaulted Living Room revealing 1 original 1879 wall exterior pine siding.

                          • Saint Mary's Catholic Church located next door to the East,
parish founded 1879

                            Saint Mary's Catholic Church located next door to the East, parish founded 1879

                          • Workshop/Barn located just West of Homestead on property.

                            Workshop/Barn located just West of Homestead on property.

                          • Grandma Agnes (Sax) Post's  kitchen table, mom to 9, grandma to 65, many feed on

                            Grandma Agnes (Sax) Post's kitchen table, mom to 9, grandma to 65, many feed on

                          • Outdoor covered fireplace area with 3 car covered parking pavilion attached.

                            Outdoor covered fireplace area with 3 car covered parking pavilion attached.

                          • Wine Blessing on the feast of St.John the apostle Dec.27th at Post Winery

                            Wine Blessing on the feast of St.John the apostle Dec.27th at Post Winery

                          • Queen Master Bedroom

                            Queen Master Bedroom

                          • South Deck made from old Redwood Wine Tank

                            South Deck made from old Redwood Wine Tank

                          • Couple's family in one of the nearby vineyards with vines displaying Fall colors

                            Couple's family in one of the nearby vineyards with vines displaying Fall colors

                          • Winter is a great time to build a fire in the outdoor fireplace pavilion behind.

                            Winter is a great time to build a fire in the outdoor fireplace pavilion behind.

                          • Summer view from St.Mary's Lane, shade trees & woods surround this peaceful home

                            Summer view from St.Mary's Lane, shade trees & woods surround this peaceful home

                          • South deck entryway seating.

                            South deck entryway seating.

                          • Winter sunset behind workshop/barn on property.

                            Winter sunset behind workshop/barn on property.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Friday, February 07, 2014

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                          5 Bedroom / 2.75 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 14

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