VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More
Step into a timeless place where the magnificent natural surroundings are beautifully matched and enhanced by this stately, elegant and very comfortable and luxurious lakefront home. Featuring 5 bedrooms and 6 baths, each wing of the mansion features breathtaking views of beautiful Horseshoe Lake, a large, recreational lake just 30 miles from Memphis, Tennessee and the luscious wooded grounds of several acres of completely private forest and landscaped terrain along the lake. This historic home, The Snowden House, built by one of the founding families of Memphis and the oldest residence on Horseshoe Lake, features many architectural details including a grand marble-floored entrance with a sweeping staircase where all of the formal living areas are on the second floor in the style of antebellum Louisiana-style plantation homes along the Mississippi river. Three sets of French doors open out from the formal living room which features 12 + foot high ceilings, Carrera marble fireplace with grand gilded mirror, onto the spectacular screened porch which affords a sweeping view of the lake through ivy-patterned wrought iron. There is a large, formal dining area, as well as a more casual lunch porch completely surrounded by windows looking out over lake and woods – perfect for lounging away the afternoon, watching the birds and the sparkling waves of the lake. The kitchen has been completely renovated into a gourmet, live-in style kitchen, which has all of the amenities including Viking range and refrigerator, large island for entertaining, and plenty of storage. And the more casual downstairs area is great for relaxed family get togethers with easy access to the beautiful Horseshoe Lake, which, at one time, was an arm of the mighty Mississippi. During the summer months a pontoon boat is available upon request for an additional charge, as the lake is ideal for family gatherings and enjoying a full range of water-related recreation. Wonderful picnics under the full canopy of the great oak trees on the bank are a big favorite throughout the summer, as the breeze off of the lake keeps the outdoors pleasant throughout the summer. During fall, winter and spring seasons, the home is a favorite for lovers of wildlife, fishing, bird watching, canoeing, or just building a nice fire and enjoying the tranquility of such an elegant yet comfortable setting.
The master bedroom on the second floor and facing the lake, features a state-of-the-art memory foam topped king bed, upholstered headboard, hardwood floors with comfortable wool area rug. The master bath is your own private marble-lined spa with a sumptuously deep marble-decked 6' long, deep bath with your own private view of the lake, while the marble lined shower sports 6 Kohler shower tiles plus a wonderful, Grohe overhead shower spout. Step out onto the heated travertine marble floor and seep yourself in the luxury of this lakeside master bath.
There are two more bedrooms on the second floor, each with their own private bath and views of the lake. On the third floor there are two more bedrooms with views of the lake and one bath to share.
Ladie's dressing room with outdoor access to lake...moreless
Bathroom 6: toilet, shower
Men's dressing room with outdoor access to lake...moreless
3 out of the 6 baths feature Toto toilets with non-slamming lids and seats. Two of the baths feature heated marble floors....moreless
Horseshoe Lake is a popular destination for all types of water sports activities in the summer, as well as fishing and bird-watching in the cooler times of the year. For guests interested in 'green' building, this stately home has been completely retrofitted with state of the art geothermal heating and air throughout the house, as well as other energy-saving devices such as heated floors, ceiling fans, attic fans and transom windows....moreless
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
There is a formal dining room that seats up to 12, as well as a more casual dining area in the sun room off the formal dining room....moreless
See rental agreement for details of cancellation policy.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Book with confidence
Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
Watching the Sunset from the Deck, Sightseeing & Tourist Attractions in Memphis, Tennessee
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: The Snowden House was built by my grandparents, Bob and Grace Snowden. In 2005, I bought the property from my family and spent several years restoring it to its present condition. While we were born at Horseshoe Lake, we grew up in San Francisco and traveled back to Horseshoe Lake every summer during our childhood, which instilled a deep and abiding love for the home and all of the happy memories there.