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The Shackelford House, a Greek Revival Plantation Home in Albany, Georgia, colloquially known as the “Pink House” among locals, was designed by famed architect Edward Vason Jones. Jones was an Albany native best known for renovating 25 rooms in the White House and seven U.S. Department of State rooms from 1965 to 1980. He created the plans for this pink mansion for his friends, Hugh and Marie Shackelford. The Shackelford House is now operated by Stewbos Group, owned by Stewart Campbell and Bo Henry.
The elegant Shackelford House features exquisite floor-to-ceiling details, boasting a parlor and a magnificent wooden staircase. It was built to look classical -- actually inspired by Monticello-- with hand-carved, solid mahogany doors and beautiful architecture. While the House is less than seventy years old, the home’s architecture follows the principals of Jeffersonian and Palladian symmetry, so you would think it’s much older. Built on ten acres of land, the grounds are filled with large magnolias and live oaks.
The front entrance opens into a large foyer, which has a beautiful black and white checkered wooden floor. The staircase is decorated with intricate hand-carved details with steps covered with the original tapestry carpet. The dining room walls are covered with a bright, colorful mural imported from France. The three bedrooms upstairs have been newly renovated for guest stays. The Edward Vason Jones Suite is the largest, often used by bridal parties to gather and prepare for wedding festivities. The Henry Suite and The Campbell Suite both offer full baths with typical bedroom amenities.
The Shackelford House does serve primarily as a popular event venue for Southwest Georgia, so if you are interested in utilizing the services of our catering and event department along with your stay, we would love to give you more information.