The Kerr Mansion and Conference Center
The Kerr Mansion is now being managed by the Friends of Kerr Mansion. For information on renting the Kerr Mansion for your next event, you can call (918) 647-6476 and someone will get back with you!
The Kerr Mansion and Conference Center was donated to the State of Oklahoma in 1978 by the Kerr Family. It is the former home of Senator Robert S. Kerr and sits on approximately 40 acres of land in LeFlore county, near the City of Poteau, atop a ridge which affords a simply breath taking view to be enjoyed from your room or while relaxing around our swimming pool (being worked on).
There are 10 spacious sleeping rooms in the main house of the Kerr Mansion, each with its own private bath and distinct personality. Rooms 101 – 103 and 110 are named after the four Presidents of the United States that actually stayed in these rooms. The Presidents staying at the Kerr Conference Center include John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George Bush, Jimmy Carter and Lyndon B. Johnson. Room 104 is named after Carl Albert, which is where Carl Albert State College in Poteau gets its name. Speaker Albert was a frequent quest and always stayed in room 104. Rooms 105 & 106 are the Ship Rooms and were used to entertain children visiting the Kerr home. There are 10 additional sleeping quarters housed in cabins.
The large deck, just off the dining room, offers a spectacular view of the Poteau River Valley below. You can enjoy a walk through the 40 acres or play golf at the local country club, just a five-minute drive away.