"We assumed, after retirement, that one of us would
continue working for money to supplement our income so that we could continue
to live in the style we were accustomed. Then we found LaFayette..."
Alabama, county seat of
County, is located in the central
portion of the state; 13 miles from the
stat line. The area is well known
for its outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities which include
hunting, fishing, gold, major college sports, professional sports, and of
course the nationally acclaimed Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
Talladega International Motor Speedway and world renowned
has long been recognized for its abundance of water and
is surrounded by four of the state’s major impoundments, which have excellent
fishing and recreational facilities.
Point, the first U.S. Corp of Engineers’ lake built with recreation as the number one
priority, is located 15 minutes east of
. Lake Martin,
considered by many to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the southeast in
30min away to the west and famous for its spotted bass fishing.
, the youngest of the four lakes, is a 40 minute drive north and
Lake Walter F. George (Eufaula) 90 minutes south has reputation for great
largemouth bass fishing. The
(180 acres) and the
(90) acres are near by.
has an abundance of deer and turkey, lengthy seasons and liberal
harvest limits. Deer season runs
from the third week in November through January.
One buck and one doe may be taken each day per hunter.
season extends from March 15 until the end of April with a five bird limit a
season. Many smaller game animals
also abound. Rock fence Station
hunting preserve, offering guided deer and quail hunting, is ten mile northwest
. Sporting clays trap
and skeet shooting are also available.
The unique lodge, with its great room, meeting room and kitchen, is surrounded
by a number of railroad cars accessible through the great room.
The railroad cars have been refurbished and are used as bedrooms.
Rock fence provides an excellent setting for business meetings, reunions and
other special events.
is blessed with a number of top caliber golf courses within a 10 35 minute
drive. One of the crown jewels of
Alabama’s acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Golf
Trail the Grand National is located in
. The Facility boasts
tow 18 hole championship courses, and 18 hole short course, expansive
clubhouse, practice range and a 129-room lodge with dining and meeting
has three 18 hole course including the Mountain Course, home of the PGA’s Buick
Southern Open. Still Waters, on
the shores of
, has two beautiful 18 hole courses, plus dining and rentals from
condos to house. Other courses in
the area include the Auburn University Club, Auburn Links, Moore’s Mill and The
Fields. Riverside Country club in
Lanett has an outstanding nine hole course.
Another Robert Trent Jones venue with three 18 hole course is 90 minutes away
offers much more than golf. Living
up to its name. Callaway’s 14,000
acres are home to some of the most beautiful gardens anywhere.
Numerous lakes for fishing and recreation are found on the grounds
including Robin Lake Bach, the world’s largest main-made white sand beach.
Cottages and villas, surrounded by bicycle and nature trails, are
available for rent. Tennis, a gun
club for shooters and guided quail hunts are also offered.
A few of the many other Callaway attractions are the Cecil B. Day
Butterfly Center, which houses over 1.000 tropical butterflies representing 50
different species, the Virginia Han Callaway Discovery Center and the John A
Sibley Horticultural center. World class actors and plays abound at the Alabama
Shakespeare Festival in nearby
. The building, awe
inspiring in it self, has a Festival Theater with 350 plus seats and an 80-100
seat Octagon Theater for plays in the round.
Shakespeare’s greatest works are performed each year along with contemporary
dramas and plays.
Talladega International Motor Speedway,
on of NASCAR’S premier raceways, and is home to two NASCAR events each year.
joins Daytona as the two largest and fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit.
Atlanta with its international airport, professional sports and much
more is only an hour and fifteen minutes away and Auburn University (23)miles)
provides major college sports, continuing education along with many other
programs of interest associated with a major college.
panhandle beaches are only four houses away and the mountains of north
are even closer.
is blessed with a strong sense of historical tradition, quit, small town
lifestyle, and the best of southern hospitality and surrounded by exciting
cultural and recreational opportunities.