The Blue Heron

The Blue Heron has been the Littleton family's vacation home on Lake Martin for over 40 years. The home was designed in 1972 by noted architect Nicholas Davis, a leading member of the highly-ranked Architecture faculty at nearby Auburn University. Nick, in close collaboration with the Littleton family, pioneered a non-invasive environmental style of building that was decades ahead of its time. The American Institute of Architects awarded the home its Honor Award in 1973 for its use of sustainable materials, openness, and integration into the mountain’s slope towards the water.

The Blue Heron offers fully-furnished suites with private lakefront screened porches, private baths, kitchen or kitchenette, and private entrance. Each room is equipped with WiFi, furnished with original art and vintage furniture, and comfortably sleeps 2 guests. Blue Heron guests have free use of the dock and decks, as well as all waterfront lounge chairs, kayaks, and canoes during their stay. There is also a spacious screened porch with four built-in bunks, open to all for drinks, coffee, or napping.