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Rowan Oak

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We did not do the tour but my kids and I enjoyed walking around the grounds. It’s a beautiful... read more

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The Master's Domain

Shows a different side to genius: the bathroom, the kitchen, the study, the old wooden banister... read more

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All reviews self guided tour william faulkner his life grounds are beautiful the kitchen southern home greek revival nobel prize his wife liquor bottles no charge answer questions entry fee wonderful place to visit front door ole miss walk around
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not do the tour but my kids and I enjoyed walking around the grounds. It’s a beautiful picture spot.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jend0124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shows a different side to genius: the bathroom, the kitchen, the study, the old wooden banister. The most memorable details lay in the descriptions of the three upstairs bedrooms, where William, Estelle, his wife, and Jill, their daughter slept. Jill has a radio next to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$5.00 entry fee. Parking on the road. It’s a self-guided tour. You’re able to walk around and visit the home. You’re able to go around on the outside as well but there’s nothing to go into. If you’re already in town make a stop. But...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 793nadinev
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

So glad we stopped and toured this historic site! Grounds are beautiful. We also received a warm welcome from an Ole Miss student who was stationed at the door. This is a self guided tour, but the student happily answered our questions. Fascinating to think...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SandBAtlanta
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. The house and grounds are really interesting. I would definitely recommend. Parking is a bit of an issue so arrive early.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wellhead
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A friend heard I was heading to Oxford for a conference and she made me a list of things to see. At the top of the list was Rowan Oak. Having only read a little Faulkner I didn't have much context but the home's signage...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Galsteph
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This is a fine little stop if you are in the area, which we happened to be. We did find it a little hard to locate. A previous reviewer who commented on the poor parking availability was spot on - we were very lucky to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Great stop considering it’s free (they take donations). Self guided tour, walking trail around the property.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

If you enjoy books, you need to stop in at Rowan Oak. Whether or not you enjoy Faulkner’s writing, there is no question that the man was a huge influence on American fiction and a creative force. He and his family lived at Rowan Oak...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SouthernCooks5153
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We traveled 2 hours to get there only to find no where to park. They have a small dirt lot on a hill that was full. There are no parking signs all over the street. Good luck.

Date of experience: October 2018
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tabitha r
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Ronald H | Reviewed this property |
(662) 234-3284
Sylvia A
March 14, 2017|
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Response from jcomer2001 | Reviewed this property |
No, but Square Books, very close by in the center of town, has a large section of Faulkner's and other Southern authors' books.
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Judiar4 | Reviewed this property |
As already stated by others, there are a number of nice eateries nearby. Of all the places I dined in the area, I enjoyed Big Bad Breakfast the most. They serve lunch as well as breakfast. The food is delicious and plentiful.
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Atlanta, Georgia
Quick Trip (3 Replies)
Had to make a quick trip to deal with our son's car problems. There is not a Honda dealership there so the people at Oxford Tire diagnosed the problem and got it fixed in just a few hours. Enjoyed our visit with our son. We went to Rowan Oak to take a tour while there but it is closed on Monday so will save that for the next visit.
August 30, 2011|
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Peach Belle...........John Currence's new restaurant on the Square where the old Downtown Grill was located should be open soon. Go for lunch and sit on the balcony watching the folks in the Square. Dinner should be good too. Are you going for the game with BYU Saturday. Where's your son staying. Did you rent a condo. Good luck.
Greensboro, NC
Rowan Oak B&B (4 Replies)
Several members of my wedding party and guests attempted to make reservations here for the weekend of my marriage, but apparently there were length-of-stay requirements that are not posted on the property's Web site. Also, those requirements seem to change as the owners see fit, as well; one person was told two nights minimum and another was told three nights for the same period. The first person called back and agreed to book two nights, but then was told that rooms were being held for...More
October 08, 2004|
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As a follow-up to my own posting, I'd like to mention that I have since been dealing with the Murphy House B&B, also in Historic Salisbury, and the owners have been super-helpful, laid-back, and friendly. That, to me, is what the B&B experience is about.
Bedford, VA
Rowan Oak Bed & Breakfast - Our Best Experience Yet (0 Replies)
Thanks a million for a wonderful stay. We truly can say that our experience at Rowan Oak House was the absolute best of any we have had at a bed and breakfast (and we have stayed in many). The house is impeccably decorated and maintained and the grounds are beautifully manicured. The location within walking distance of the downtown area is convenient to wonderful restaurants and shopping. We will plan to return soon and often. Barbars and Les are delighful and are the ultimate hosts. Joe...More
October 29, 2009|