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Historic Greek Revival Plantation Home in South Georgia - True Southern Paradise

Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type estate


About the property

Check out a virtual tour of The Shackelford House here:

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Bo Henry
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

About Bo Henry

In the hospitality industry, growth is generated two ways: boosting sales and opening new locations. At Stewbos, we’ve managed to do both by establishing profitable locations first, then steadily adding to our brand inventory.

Harvest Moon started with about 20 full- and part-time employees; now, including our seasonal and catering workforce, Stewbos puts about 200 community residents to work. Among our valued staff are people of all ages and credentials who come from diverse backgrounds, including people with special needs.

Stewbos has since added The Catch Seafood Room & Oyster Bar, Henry Campbell’s Steakhouse, Merry Acres Inn, Merry Acres Event Center & Catering, Manor House Pub and Shackelford House to its portfolio. As such, our socioeconomic impact on Albany and Southwest Georgia is far-reaching. In addition to providing paychecks that feed families and pump money into the economy, Stewbos has business relationships with food brokers, beverage brokers, equipment technicians, event planners and many others. No wonder we were selected the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year.

Bo Henry purchased this estate in 2014

Why Bo Henry chose Albany

We bought this property to expand our event and catering operations, but we have found that many folks would love to stay in the beautiful upstairs living quarters, and we would love to share that with others.

What makes this estate unique

Shuttle service to and from our restaurants, pub, hotel and event center. Airport shuttling can also be arranged with our booking agents.


Albany Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties downstairs
  • No using the kitchen, culinary staff only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Vason Jones Bath - toilet , shower
    Henry Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Campbell Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Downstairs Second Bath - toilet
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Three full bathrooms upstairs (one in each suite), one full bathroom downstairs off the parlor.
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Edward Vason Jones Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Campbell Suite - 1 king
    Henry Suite - 1 king
  • The Edward Vason Jones Master Suite, The Campbell Suite and The Henry Suite make up the second floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
A personal chef and additional staff may be purchased with your stay.


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Historic Greek Revival Plantation Home in South Georgia - True Southern Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Historical property very big house. - Easily located

  • 5 of 5

Rented for two nights. Check in at hotel half miles before property with no problems. Someone went with us upon arrival to explain general information and how to secure doors. All bedrooms are upstairs and have separate baths. Beautifully maintained. Breakfast was included and provided on the main campus. Staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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