Lew Childre and the Riverhouse

The Riverhouse was originally owned by the legendary Lew Childre, inventor of Lew's Speed Spool and Lew's Speed Stick. The Lew's Speed Spool was noted for its small size and narrow reel, designed to make longer casts. The Lew's Speed Spool and Speed Stick, revolutionized bass fishing and became one of the first pieces of mass-marketed competition equipment for bass fishing tournaments. Lew Childre also assisted in the development of the Fuji guide, which reduced line friction and resulted in longer casts and less line wear. Lew tested these and many other fishing inventions right here in the water of the Apalachicola River. Lew Childre's company was eventually bought out by Shimano after his death in an airplane crash.

Riverhouse History

Great Riverhouse Rates

The Riverhouse rate is $135 per night with a 3 night minimum, or $700 per week (6 nights), plus 9% sales tax. The rate is based on 4 guests per stay. There is a maximum of 6 guests per stay and guest #5 and #6 will be subject to a surcharge of $25 per person for each night. The weekly rate will save you $110 compared to the daily rate however this does not incluse the 9% sales tax. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the house for a specific date. Payment in full must be made prior to arrival and we accect check, Visa, or Mastercard. If you must cancel your trip due to severe weather such as a hurricane, or due to unexpected personal or family health emergencies, we will issue a refund. We offer a winter season discount December-February available on request. For futher information concerning availability or rates please contact us at anytime. Checks may be mailed to the following address: Dr. David Allgood 370 Highway 25 Brierfield, AL 35035