About the property
- Farmhouse5000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Lakefront Lodge for Large Family Get-Togethers, Sleeps 20-28, 5 br, 4 bath
The Lodge is on a working Homestead with chickens, goats, gardens and bees. There is a fire pit, volleyball net, and zip line. Fishing, boating, and pets are not allowed. When it is not rented we hold all kinds of events, workshops, and retreats.
Relax in this charming lake view lodge only 8 miles from Mississippi State University. The Bouchillon Homestead is famous in Starkville for its one-of-a-kind, rustic charm, open floor plan perfect for entertaining large groups, huge windows with lakefront views, and beautiful swimming pool with shaded pergola. The kitchen is newly remodeled with double ovens, a copper sink, and granite counter tops. We provide all serving and cooking dishes and utensils. A washer and dryer are also provided. Wifi is included.
The Lodge sleeps 20 in 5 uniquely designed bedrooms: Main Floor: The Treetop: 2 Queens, 1 bunk in alcove, bathroom suite; The Lake View: Queen Bed, Bunk Bed hall bath with clawfoot tub; Lower Level: The Cavern: Queen Bed, with bunk in alcove and attached private bath; The Sprout: two singles that can be combined to a king and a bunk, hall bath; The Sunrise Room: full bed and a bunk bed, hall bath. There is also a playroom with an art and Lego table, and a stage to keep children happily occupied. We provide all linens, sheets, towels, wash cloths, etc.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Alison Buehler
I always wanted to be Laura Ingles Wilder. I read every book and watched every episode as a kid, and I guess it stuck. My family decided to start the The Homestead Retreat Center when one too many friends stood in our garden and said, 'Y'all should teach this stuff.' This 'stuff' includes all the things we have learned over the past six years as we transformed our home and five acres into a modern homestead, including, chickens, orchards, vegetable gardens, a greenhouse, solar panels, and a grey water and cistern system. Mississippi is rich with practical know-how, but much of that information has been lost in an era of cheap energy and convenience. We value knowing how to do real things! The purpose of the Homestead Center is to help Mississippians rediscover fading skills by combining the best of our past knowledge with our current improvements and technologies. We hope to share our experiences with our community and our state. We moved out of our original homestead, and turned the old homestead into a rental, teaching, learning, demonstration center. We pay for the center with our special events, rental facilities and Homestead memberships.
Alison Buehler purchased this Farmhouse in 2007
Why Alison Buehler chose Oktibbeha County
Charles Bouchillon built the Homestead Retreat as a dream house for his family, his wife, and four teenagers in 1974. He was an engineer at MS State and designed and built the home in the shape of an airplane - pointed at the front with two wings coming out the sides. There is a great story about he and a guy named 'Tiny.' Tiny helped Charles place the great, old beams together and when the last one fit he said, 'I'll be damned, it worked!' It is truly a unique place with lots of beautiful windows and just as many quirks to make it special. I have heard more people say, 'This place has such a good feeling!' It does and we want to share that with you and your friends and family.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Everyone who stays at the Homestead Retreat says it has such a special feel. The Homestead is not luxury, but it is clean, comfortable, peaceful and relaxing! It allows people to slow down, unwind and reconnect to the best Mississippi has to offer.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place for a big family gettogether in starkville! Needs a bigger coffeepot tho ! Great scenery, has fire pit and lake view! Cold nights while we were there so couldn't use the fabulous looking pool but we did use the fire pit and loved it! I would recommend this highly..... we were here for winter graduation and we had 20 folks for a catered dinner and 14 folks slept comfortably! It is a quirky house but what fun! Thanks for letting us rent your Homestead!
Great place for large groups
The Homestead was an outstanding place to stay for the Egg Bowl! We had three families and all the kids and still had plenty of room. Cooked a big breakfast in the morning and played cards all night. Thanks Allison for a great stay!
This place is absolutely perfect!!!
If you are looking for a 4 or 5 star hotel keep looking. This is not for you. If you are looking for a 6 or 7 star place to stay with everything you need for a wonderful experience, book this place now.
We had 6 couples in town for the MSU/BYU game. The Homestead was clean, well maintained and had everything we needed for an unbeleivable weekend. We Have already booked it again for next year.
Great place for our family. We were there for a wedding.
The kids loved the zip line and pool. Great place to fellowship in the great room which had 3 dining tables. We had 3 different board games going at once one night. We did a bonfire one night and roasted marshmallows Zour kids said this was the greatest place we ever stayed.
Glad you had s good time!
Wonderful place for a reunion.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Homestead over the weekend for our family reunion. The quiet, private atmosphere was perfect. The big kitchen, dining area, and living room gave us plenty of room to laugh, talk, play games, eat, and make happy memories. The play room downstairs was perfect for an afternoon entertainment I had planned. The pool was great for cooling off, and the lake and grounds around the house were picturesque..
House was not very clean
We enjoyed our stay and everything was well stocked as advertised. The pool was fun, the lake was pretty, but no fish. We had some problems with the hot water heater, but when we learned how to reset it everything was OK. The interior of the house was very nice and relaxing, but there was dust and sand everywhere. our 2 year old grandson was filthy from crawling on the great room rug. If you want your deposit back they give you a list of things you have to do that is way to much for a weekend stay. Now I know why, because it doesn't get cleaned by anyone else. Cob webs around dirty windows, spiders crawling on the couch, bathtubs downstairs hadn't been cleaned in a while. I know it's an old home with no one living there, but you could at least have someone vacuum the rugs and all before you rent it out. And don't ask the renters to clean it for you to get their deposit back.
A nice place to stay, but rather pricey for what you get. Web site miss leads you. I am really thinking of calling the Better Business Bureau and report them.
The house is cleaned before and after each rental for the same price as the cleaning deposit. Our cleaning woman cares deeply for The Homestead and has never had a complaint before. Fishing is not allowed by renters as stated in our agreement - this is a neighborhood policy. Neither was smoking or leaving butts on the property.
Starkville is home to the beautiful Mississippi State University and the annual award winning Cotton District Arts festival. Starkville offers many options for visitors to enjoy great recreation, from hunting, fishing or bird watching in the great outdoors to enjoying a challenging game of golf or working out at state-of-the-art fitness centers. Residents also enjoy many cultural activities including the Starkville Community Theater, Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra and more. One of our favorite outings is the Noxube Wildlife Refuge.