Lake Seminole House Rental Photos and Description
Newly updated & renovated - fully equipped 3 Bedroom/2 Bath House
The Guest House at Ten Horse Farm sleeps 4 comfortably, up to 6 people maximum, and is fully furnished with period Mid-Century furnishings. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full kitchen, breakfast room, living/dining room with a fireplace, utility room with a washer & dryer, outdoor dining terrace, car port, free WiFi and Satellite TV. The Guest House is totally renovated and is surrounded by a private wildlife sanctuary and pecan orchards. Walk through the Old Oak Grove right out the back door where a 300 year-old live oak tree still stands or picnic in the Glade under Old Oak Grove’s canopy. It is a quick trip to Georgia’s premier bass-fishing location at Lake Seminole, only 10 minutes away. Launch a boat up the Flint River, 5 minutes away or visit Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area, an 8,397-acre tract of land that is open to the public for hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor recreation, less than 10 minutes away. Go hunting at Brentwood Plantation, only a mile away and Southwind Plantation or Pine Hill Plantation about 20 minutes away. Visit historic Bainbridge, only one mile away where local restaurants specialize in Southern cooking. Take a driving tour of the historic district of Bainbridge where some of the finest examples of Southern Architecture can be found. Attend the renowned Swamp Gravy Theater at Cotton Hall in Colquitt, 15 minutes to the North, the Birdsong Nature Preserve and Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, only 60 minutes East. Visit several historic sites in Tallahassee, FL such as the Goodwood Museum & Gardens, Mission San Luis and the exciting new Zip Line Treetop Adventure at the Tallahassee Museum, all only 40 minutes to the South. Day trip to the Gulf Coast, only 1-1/2 hours to the South. On the way, visit Wakulla Springs, FL and take the Glass Bottom Boat and Wildlife Tours along the Wakulla River. Also visit St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and Apalachicola, FL where the best oysters in America are harvested. Or relax on the beautiful white beaches of the Florida Coast.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
About W. Franklin Aultman
Frank Aultman, Proprietor
- Frank was born and raised on Ten Horse Farm and has been restoring the old farm and The Guest House for several years.
Why W. Franklin Aultman chose Lake Seminole
Ten Horse Farm's owners are descended from a long line of Southerners. They migrated to South Carolina, to Middle Gerogia, then resettled in Southwest Georgia here at Ten Horse Farm to build a new life after the close of the Civil War.
Today, the historic significance of Ten Horse Farm is evident as you drive up the quarter mile-long drive to the Planter's House and surrounding barnyard.
What makes this house unique
Located in Georgia’s historic “Plantation Trace” region, Ten Horse Farm was once one of the largest working plantations in the area during the last half of the 19th century. The community at Ten Horse Farm consisted of the owner’s family, tenant farmers and sharecroppers who prospered by living and working together after the devastating close of the Civil War. The community raised and grew everything they needed. The only thing they bought was salt for seasoning and curing.
Unlike Southern Anti-bellum Architecture depicted in movies like 'Gone With The Wind,' Ten Horse Farm's Planter's House represents a more typical plantation style. Plantation owners and their families (including the owner's children) worked side-by-side with tenant farmers and sharecroppers. Ten Horse Farm is noteworthy in that it was among the first to have gravity-fed running water from a water tower to the houses, barns and animal troughs. It was among the first to plant pecan orchards and planted pines. The Planter's House was one of the first in the community to be built with a Delco Plant providing electricity to a light bulb which hung from the ceiling in every room. The 2nd generation owner was instrumental in bringing electricity to this part of the country and was among the first presidents of the regions Rural Electric Company. At Ten Horse Farm, there was a wash house, smoke house, chicken house, mule barn, corn crib, hay barns and several tenant houses on the property. Crops grown consisted of cotton, corn, tobacco, cane, soybeans, peanuts, pecans and timber. Animals raised included cattle, hogs and chickens. Products produced included milk, butter, seed, sugarcane, turpentine and hay. From the beginning, Ten Horse Farm was in the forefront of modern agricultural practices, and invented more than a few.