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Prospect Hill Plantation Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Charlottesville, Virginia

Steeped in history and tradition, this Central Virginia inn offers old time hospitality and modern amenities!

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Allow us to welcome you to our home at Prospect Hill, an authentic 18th century plantation in the foothills of Central Virginia near Charlottesville--a home which has fostered generations of hospitality and fine cuisine in the tradition of another lover of Epicurean delights, Thomas Jefferson, who lived just a few miles up the road at Monticello. His insistence on striving for perfection in all of life's endeavors is still an inspiration for us today, especially in our efforts to make our guests feel at home.

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Accommodations are in the restored outbuildings dating from 1699 to 1850 with their beamed ceilings, and squeaking floors and all with cozy working fireplaces and private baths, most with double Jacuzzis ..... or in the manor house dating from 1732 with additions in 1840 and the 1880's with antique furnishings and quilts ...... the master bedroom with a private verandah overlooking the grounds. 

Each day at Prospect Hill begins with a full country breakfast served on a tray in the guest's room or in the dining room. Afternoon tea offers an opportunity to visit with the Sheehan family and other guests.

Dining at Prospect Hill Plantation is an unusual culinary experience, weekend fine dining is Fri and Sat evenings. The Sheehan family is continuing the tradition that goes back to 1874 when the Overton family first began taking in guests after the Civil War. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a complimentary pre-diner wine reception (non-alcoholic beverages always available), while acquainting themselves with fellow diners by a crackling fire, or stroll the grounds or explore the wine cellar. Since 1977 the dining experience at Prospect Hill has begun the same way --

The innkeeper's bell announces the start of a four-course repast created by the inn's talented culinary staff. After the innkeeper offers a simple blessing, warm bread just out of the oven arrives and the meal begins.

Just sit back and enjoy leisurely dining and good fellowship.Menu selections are chosen from the finest of fresh regional ingredients and feature creative, original recipes with a distinct European influence. The dining room is open by reservation every weekend and most weekdays. Special dietary needs are always accommodated with advance notice.

  • Thirteen rooms and suites with private baths (some jacuzzis) and fireplaces, dinners, full breakfast, and gratuity for the staff included in daily rates.
  • Substantial discounts on weekdays. Two day stays usually required on weekends.
  • Reservation deposits will be forfeited if you arrive after the date specified or
    depart before the final date of reservation. Refunds will be made only if cancelled or changed fourteen (14) days in advance of arrival date or, if less than fourteen days, if the room is reserved by another party. Booking the entire inn for weddings, conferences, etc. requires 60 days notice of cancellation.
  • Check-in anytime after 3:00 p.m
  • Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. unless other times have been arranged in advance.
  • Please note that dinner is served Sunday through Thursday at 7:00 p.m and on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m
  • Complimentary wine is offered a half hour before the dinner bell.
  • Breakfast is served between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. each morning.
  • Rates: $195 - $395

Dining at Prospect Hill Plantation is an unusual culinary experience. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a complimentary refreshment while acquainting themselves with their fellow diners, our gardens, parlors, and wine cellar.

~Meetings and Conferences~

Selected as one of America's Ten Best Country Inns and recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award of Excellence, Prospect Hill extends this same level of gracious hospitality to our business guests.

Exclusive and Private Facilities include:

  • Executive Board Room 29' x 16'
  • Multiple Private Phone Lines & Fax
  • Complete Audio-Visual Services
  • Continental Cuisine in Private Rooms
  • Distinctive Lodging
  • Pastoral Setting
  • Complete Confidentially Assured

Please contact us about our Wedding and Special Events Packages

Prospect Hill has hosted hundreds of weddings and we still hear from couples who were thrilled with the event. Weddings have so many variables like the number of guests, whether you will need a tent, a dance floor, an open bar, or just wines, etc. Mrs. Jerrie Smethurst, is our in-house wedding coordinator and has more than 20 years wedding planning experience.

Setting ~ Spectacular

Food ~ Exceptional

Service ~ Impeccable

Cost ~ Affordable

She is available between 9 and 3 Mondays thru Thursdays and she will be happy to discuss your specific needs and help with aspects you may not have considered.  Brides rely and Jerrie because she consistently takes care of all their needs and appreciates the need to stay within a budget.

Contact Jerrie to set up an appointment and tour our beautiful plantation grounds and facilities. You will see for yourself why hundreds of couples have chosen Prospect Hill for their wedding.  We are thrilled to have these same couples return to celebrate their anniversaries and other special occasions.

Gift Certificates Available

Prospect Hill Plantation Inn
Bed and Breakfast

2887 Poindexter Road
P. O. Box 6909
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
(540) 967-2574
(800) 277-0844

Fax: (540) 967-0102
Email: innkeeper@prospecthill.com
Home Page: www.prospecthill.com
Innkeeper: Bill Sheehan

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