Lester || Seven Chimneys Farm
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2 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
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Retro Southern Comfort

The space

The Airstream is a funky retro camper/rv that has an open area with kitchen, table and bed. Two sleeping areas consisting of a twin and double beds. The kitchen offers of a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster oven, electric kettle and french press. It has its own private bathroom and shower. Can fit two guests who are very comfortable with each other.

The Seven Chimneys Farm is located against the Mississippi River levee in the heart of the Delta near Clarksdale and Friars Point, Mississippi. The complex is comprised of the oldest house in northwest Mississippi along with a newly built barn/lecture-performance space/artist loft, a pottery wheel house and the shacks and an airstream for guest accommodation. There is a 1950s pool house and a pool as well as a quarter acre fenced garden. Seven Chimneys is located eight miles from world-renowned Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the Blues, as well as being four miles from Friars Point, Mississippi, the birthplace on Conway Twitty. In keeping with the birthplace theme, Seven Chimneys is also surrounded by Stovall Plantation, the former home of Muddy Waters.

Seven Chimneys Farm's vision is twofold. It is meant to be both a comfortable, relaxed place for folks who want to enjoy fresh country air and get a taste of the rural south while visiting the Mississippi Delta region. Equally important, it acts as a center for cultural arts education, providing classes and workshops both to a larger national audience and the local community across a wide variety of horticultural, culinary, literary, visual and audio arts. Seven Chimneys also hosts a wide variety of artists in residence, bringing both our Delta culture to a wider national and international audience, while exposing the Delta to other cultures and influences. For a wide spot in the road, the Mississippi and Arkansas Delta has punched well above its weight in terms of cultural contributions, and Seven Chimneys provides a new and exciting incubator for continuing that tradition.

Guest access

Guests will feel free to roam the property and utilize the pool area when seasonally available.

Interaction with guests

Seven Chimneys is an accommodation only property. We greet our guests onsite when available or otherwise arrange access for arrival. Guests are encouraged to contact us at anytime with any needs that might arise.


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Kitchen
Shampoo
Air conditioning
Free parking on premises

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2 nights minimum stay

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Hannah User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay to get away from it all. Prepare yourself for quick showers!

Deirdre User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful and peaceful with the friendliest dogs.

Fred User Profile
March 2017
You'll love this cozy clean cabin. We'd come back in a heartbeat.

Marisol User Profile
July 2016
Wonderful staff and owner! Everyone was willing to work with me and show me around while on my journey!

Sara User Profile
November 2015
This Airstream is great! The space was cute and well appointed. The property is beautiful and relaxing. We will definitely be going back for more quiet weekends in the country.

James User Profile
October 2015
Host welcome was by phone and worked well for our evening arrival to unload and quickly depart for live music. We were wise to locate the remote location by daylight. Get your provisions, especially ice, before you arrive and before stores close. You must love dogs. Numerous dogs. We do. Great launching point for a blues music pilgrimage to Helena, Friar's Point, Stovall Plantation and Muddy Waters' homesite on the road to Clarksdale. It is 50 minutes to Dockery Plantation, 30 minutes from Po' Monkey's. Good cell service. Attention to minor repairs on Lester's door latch, toilet float assembly, and some outdoor lighting would make it optimal. The A/C window unit was a bit complicated but functional. Hot water was quick to the bath sink and shower, with the hot and cold reversed on the latter. Ask to confirm a space heater is available in cool weather. Peaceful, quiet, comfortable and quirky to our liking--will return again.

Plus User Profile
April 2015
The host is fantastic; she was sensitive to our needs, very accommodating and exceedingly responsive to email/SMS.

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The history of what is now known as Seven Chimneys Farm dates back to 1848, when the original portion of the plantation home was constructed by Colonel William J. Oldham. Originally known as the Prarie Plantation House, it is believed to be the oldest extant home in Coahoma County. The land the home sits on is located just off the Mississippi River and was acquired from Choctaw Indians soon after the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830. By 1836, Colonel William J. Oldham had cleared the timber from the land, and construction began on the home in 1848. The home and surrounding land was passed down from generation to generation and the plantation itself has become known as Stovall Plantation.

It’s hard to imagine that what we now know as the Delta was once covered entirely by forest. That is what the people who first lived here looked out on when they opened their front doors - miles and miles of trees. Dams in the Mississippi River further north have altered the river's course, but back in 1840’s the house was near the river bank and served as a remote outpost for traffic coming up and down the river moving logs and supplies. It is likely that the Oldhams spent most of their time in Memphis, particularly the ladies, and Colonel Oldham would have only visited occasionally to check on the progress of the hired help and slaves who lived and worked on the property.

The original house has been enlarged and altered numerous times over the years, but its earliest form is clearly evident, and most of it's original features have been preserved. The bricks for the house were fired on site. Intricate molding and trim on the interior, elaborate mantel pieces, and distinct chimneys all add to the allure of the home. Many of the major additions and ornate detailing came about during the mid to late nineteenth century with more significant changes to the exterior during the mid-1890s.

The plantation and home have seen much excitement in its time of existence. From the detailing of the home, Union soldier visits during the Civil War, elaborate social gatherings, historic floods, agriculture progress, and the birthplace of such icons as Muddy Waters, the plantation and home are a reminder of the importance of our culture and region.

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