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2887 Poindexter Road, Charlottesville, VA 23093, USA    
(540) 967-0844


  1. The Manor House at Prospect Hill (circa 1732)...
  2. Sanco Pansy's Cottage (circa 1870)...
  3. The Overton Room...
  4. The Carriage House (circa 1850)...
  5. The Terrill Room (circa 1873)...
  6. The Overseer's Cottage (circa 1720)...
  7. Miss Marcie's Room (circa 1870)...
  8. The Summer Kitchen (circa 1720)...
  9. The Groom's Quarters (circa 1840)...
  10. Uncle Guy's House (circa 1796)...
  11. The Thompson Room...
  12. The Boy's Cabin (circa 1699)...
  13. Miss Vashtie's Room (circa 1840)...
  14. Uncle Guy's Loft (circa 1796)...
  15. Ahhh... the Swimming Pool at Prospect Hill....
  16. World-class dining at Prospect Hill....

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Circa 1699. Experience this authentic historic plantation complex listed in the National Register. Accommodations include the manor house, overseer's house, former slaves' quarters, summer kitchen, smokehouse, groom's quarters, log cabin and carriage house. Whether staying in one of the restored outbuildings or in one of the suites or guest bedrooms of the manor house, a variety of amenities are offered such as fireplaces, antique furnishings, Jacuzzi tubs and private decks. Relish a hearty country breakfast in bed or in the dining room. After a full day of swimming, playing golf, gathering for afternoon tea or visiting nearby Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, stroll the 50 acres of landscaped grounds before a candlelit five-course dinner.

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$165 to $395

Payment Types Accepted Include Personal Checks, Master Card, Discover, American Express, Visa and Travelers Checks.

    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Breakfast


This property has 13 total guest accommodations with private bath, 13 with fireplaces, 6 with hot tubs, 7 cottages and 1 cabin. The types of beds available include Double, King and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffeemaker
  • Copy Machine
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub/Jetted Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Suitable for Events
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Seminars
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Meetings
    • Honeymoons
    • Family Reunions

Foreign Languages Spoken




Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages

Inns Of Interest

    • Animals
    • African-American History
    • Plantations
    • Oldest Continuously Operated Inns
    • Log Cabins/Houses
    • Gardens
    • Civil War
    • Barns

Liquor License

    • Beer & Wine

Pet Restrictions

Well-behaved dogs welcomed in certain cottages.
  • Innkeepers pets on premises
  • Pets Allowed
  • Well-behaved Dogs Welcomed In Certain Cottages

Romantic Interest

Thirteen historic rooms & cottages, most with double Jacuzzis, all with working fireplaces, no televisions, 40 serene acres, breakfast-in-bed (if you wish); Peace, serenity, and the sounds of silence.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Select Registry, Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia

1870 Sanco Pansy s Cottage

1870 Sanco Pansy 's Cottage: $395 Our Most-Secluded Cottage Queen-size Bed Working Fireplace All Cedar Bath with Double Jacuzzi Whirlpool tub Small Sitting Room Covered Porch

Rates: $395 - $395

1840 Overton Bedroom

1840 Overton Bedroom: $345 King-sized Four-poster Wheat and Tobacco Bed Double Jacuzzi Bath Working Fireplace Private Veranda

Rates: $345 - $345

1850 Carriage House

1850 Carriage House: $395 King-size Bed Working Fireplace Double Jacuzzi Bath Small Sitting Room Sun Deck

Rates: $395 - $395

1873 Terrill Room

1873 Terrill Room: $295 Queen-size Bed Working Fireplace Single Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath Small Sitting Room

Rates: $295 - $295

1720 Overseers Cottage

1720 Overseer's Cottage: $395 King-size Bed Working Fireplace Double Jacuzzi Bath Large Sitting Room Sun Deck Covered Porch off the Bedroom

Rates: $395 - $395

1870 Miss Marcies Room

1870 Miss Marcie's Room : $250 Queen-size Bed Working Fireplace Private Bathroom with Tub/Shower Small Sitting Room by South Window

Rates: $250 - $250

1720 Summer Kitchen

1720 Summer Kitchen : $295 Queen-size Cannonball Bed Large Hearth Fireplace Double Jacuzzi Bath Small Covered Porch

Rates: $250 - $250

1840 Grooms Cabin

1840 Groom's Cabin: $250 Queen-size Antique Acorn Bed Private Bath with shower Private Covered Porch

Rates: $295 - $295

1796 Uncle Guys House

1796 Uncle Guys House: $295 King-size Bed Working Fireplace Enclosed Whirlpool tub/shower

Rates: $295 - $295

1732 Thompson Room

1732 Thompson Room: $250 Queen-size Bed Working Fireplace Private Bath with tub/shower

Rates: $250 - $250

1699 Boys Log Cabin

1699 Boy's Log Cabin: $295 Small Log Cabin Queen-size Bed Working Fireplace Double Jacuzzi tub/shower

Rates: $295 - $295

1840 Miss Vashtis Room

1840 Miss Vashti's Room: $195 Queen-size Four-poster Pencil Bed Private Bath with tub/shower Sun-filled Breakfast Nook

Rates: $195 - $195

1796 Uncle Guys Upstairs

1796 Uncle Guy's Upstairs: $195 Double-size Four-poster Bed Working Fireplace Private Bath with shower Large Dormer Window

Rates: $195 - $195

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two night stays required for peak-season weekends and some holidays.

Children Restrictions

Well-behaved children welcome, though our cottges are the preferred choice for families with toddlers and babies.


At least 14 days notice of cancellation required for full refund.


Between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm / 11:00 am


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Wineries
    • Jefferson's Monticello
    • Madison's Montpelier
    • Monroe's Ashlawn
    • Skyline Drive
    • Antiques
    • Many Local Wineries

Historic Interest

Historic Awards:

  • State Register (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • National Register (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Trevilian Station Battlefield - 7 miles

Other Awards:

Top Ten Romantic Inns - 2015 (iloveinns.com)
Best Inn of the Year - 1990 (Uncle Ben's Country Inn)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

C&O, Bizou, Le Pomme.

Nearby College/University

University of Virginia (15 miles)

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What a stunning property!

What a stunning property! A genuine original plantation home, still with most/all of the out buildings. You feel like you are living history here. Big tip is that Prospect Hill now serves dinner 7 days a week - do it! The food is as good as you'll find in a large city 5 star restaurant. The service is brilliant, we were served by the owners son Bobby for dinner - what a gentleman and such professional service. The next morning Doc served us one of the best breakfast I have ever had at a B&B. "Service was brilliant, food was delicious, the bed was one of the most comfortable, the history was palpable - what else could you want? Room Tip: Stayed in Uncle guys cabin. It's not often you can stay in an original 18th century plantation slave quarters and feel right at home."
Richard M

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Beautiful Property

This is an absolutely beautiful property, our room was one of the small cottages around the main house. it was perfect, quiet, relaxing, and wonderful. We had the dinner in the main house, it was beyond expectations, perfectly cooked and served with a wonderful red wine from the vineyards at Monticello. The staff was warm, and very friendly. We would love to come back in the winter!
Ken O

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Best food in the entire County

Dinners at Prospect Hill have been the best food in the entire Charlottesville area. The atmosphere is delightful, romantic and special, and the food is six stars.
David Marotta
Charlottesville, VA

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Wonderful B & B !!!

I couldn't disagree more with the prior review. We've stayed at B&B's around the country and in numerous other countries around the world. Prospect Hill is clearly the nicest, most enjoyable and relaxing one we've ever experienced. We've stayed there maybe 8-10 times over the years. The Sheehans have been marvelously caring hosts. We've always stayed in the cabins. Each is furnished differently from every other one. All have luxurious beds, fireplaces with plenty of wood, double jacuzzi, breakfast served in the cabin, stereo, ... They have never been anything but spotlessly clean and maintained. Dinner in the main house has always been wonderful. They even prepared an excellent meal one evening when the entire area lost power. The complementary wine before dinner was a nice chance to meet other guests. The grounds are beautifully maintained, there has never been any feeling other than total security there. If you want a night or a few nights away for a special romantic occasion, you would have a hard time beating Prospect Hill.
Steve Cades
Potomac, MD

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Bad Choice

We visited Prospect Hill this past year. We were extremely disappointed. The room only locked from the inside. Our bath tub was never cleaned while we were there. Our room was never vaccumed while we were there. The grounds were sorely neglected as well as the inn itself.
Don S,

Management Response
I wish this guest had addressed this complaint to us directly since we are mortified that this ever happened and would have refunded his money or given him a free future visit as our apology. We realize mistakes happen sometimes and we strive to correct them immediately and always attempt to make up for our mistakes when they occur, although preferably not in this way. We are located in the country on 50 acres of grounds that may appear drab in winter but with three full time maintenance staff and a gardener we try to keep the property as pristine as possible since we have guests year round. We have operated Prospect Hill for more than 33 years and never had a problem with our 1 inch deadbolts not giving complete security for our guests. Occasionally a guest will want a key for when they leave for the day and we will provide them with one but this hampers our housekeepers from cleaning their room which we do daily. I am shocked that this guest said his room was not cleaned according to his complaint since we have many, many happy guests who rate us five stars and leave extremely happy. As a family owned and operated inn since 1977 we are very meticulous about cleanliness and are regularly inspected by Select Registry, The VA B&B Assn, (formerly 4 diamonds by AAA) and Mobile and have always received high marks for cleanliness and fastidious grounds. We encourage guest comments by putting a comment card prominently in every room which asks,"Can you help us by telling us if something is amiss....... If this was my inn I would......." By our openly soliciting such criticism we receive many suggestions and ideas for improvement and we reply to every guest telling them what we changed and thanking them for their help. I am so sorry this happened and sorrier still that we could not correct this situation promptly when it occurred. Bill Sheehan Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant
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OUR RETURN TO PROSPECT HILL PLANTATION INN I don’t normally write reviews this long but felt it was necessary because of all that has taken place at Prospect Hill Plantation Inn. We returned to Prospect Hill Plantation Inn after an absence of some two years and we were delighted to see the changes that Doc and Paula Findley had made during that time. Over the course of the past two years, the Findleys have taken a dying establishment and with tender, loving care have breathed new life into it. New paint, crisp linens, new fixtures and refurbishing of rooms and a whole new ATTITUDE and concern for service are very refreshing. The first thing we noticed was that the place was already decorated for Christmas and it was a feast for our eyes. I don’t know how many nutcrackers are on display, but it must be several hundred-from little two inch statues to some over two feet tall. A decorated Christmas tree adorns the lobby and the Rose room has games, puzzles and such if you want to while away your time there. The biggest change is in the menu. When we last visited Prospect Hill, a four course, pre fixe dinner was served on Friday and Saturday with a basket meal available on Sunday. While the meals were good, the fact that in-house dining was not available during the other nights of the week was off putting since the inn is more than 10 miles from the nearest restaurant. NOW, dinner is served 6 nights a week, Tuesday being the only exception. And the menu has completely changed. The reason behind the menu change is the new Executive Chef-Elpidio Alcantan, who came to Prospect Hill from the now closed Savour in Charlottesville. Chef Alcantan is true artist when it comes to food. What Chef Alcantan has brought to Prospect Hill is a whole new twist on prix fixe dining. Generally, a prix fixe meal is a set number of courses along with a “fixed price”. At Prospect Hill, the twist is this-on Friday and Saturday nights, the price is fixed, $125.00 per couple, but there several choices for the four courses of the meal. First, there is a little “teaser”, then a delicious soup that changes daily or salad, then you then have four to five choices of an appetizer (more to follow on this), four or five choices for the main course and the same number of choices for dessert. The main course comes with vegetables and potatoes. The wine library is very large with selections to suit most palates. The beauty of these meals is that it is all done fresh daily as I witnessed on our second day at the inn. Chef Alcantan is very proud of what he does here and it shows in his creativity. Interestingly enough, two people may order the same item for a course but each presentation will be different. Chef Alcantan says his presentations represent how he feels at the moment that individual item is being plated-no “cookie cutter” assembly here. Unique to say the least. Meals on the other nights of the week are from the same menu but ala carte. Seven cottages, once living quarters or, in one case, the summer kitchen, and five rooms in the main house are available. We like the cottages because it is a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle and snuggle down and decompress. No phones, no television, just an opportunity to relax. And the cottages all have working wood burning fire places-wood is provided free of charge and if the season is right, a fire has been laid, simply awaiting the application of a match. Forty acres of land and a nature trail may tempt you to get more acquainted with Mother Nature. While out strolling, you may run across dogs, cats, chickens (think fresh eggs), Alpacas and horses. All friendly-no biting permitted here. And before I forget, Prospect Hill is a “bed and breakfast” inn and you may order breakfast delivered to your room or cottage-makes you feel like royalty-shades of Downton Abbey. There is a sample menu at their website: www.prospecthill.com Our first night my wife had the Sea Scallops, Pork Chop and the Cup O’ Silk. I had the Steamed Squid stuffed with black rice, Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast and the Umali Brulee. The scallops were tender and juicy, the Stuffed Pork Chop was a bountiful meal and the CupO’Silk—looked like a fine china cup filled with Chocolate ganache. My steam squid was tender and the rice was perfect. The duck-crisp skin, juicy fat and tender delicious dark breast meat. The Umali Brulee was a delight on my palate. Our second evening there was my wife’s birthday, which was filled with small surprises from the innkeepers and the chef. My wife was presented with two demi-splits of champagne, specifically labeled to celebrate her birthday. The reverse of the menu welcomed us to a celebration of my wife’s birthday. My wife had the sea scallops again while I had the Crab and Shrimp. The Filet of Beef Tenderloin was the main course for both of us. This filet simply melted in your mouth and truly was fork tender. The Cup O’Silk was once again my wife’s choice for a dessert but this time it came with a ribbon of the same dough used to make the cup and spoon but it also had her name emblazoned on it. I had the Etalocolhc Dylexia. Unbelievably rich! I must say our stay at Prospect Hill well exceeded our expectations and you can bet that we will return to this lovely hide away and Thank You Findley family-one and all.
Manassas, VA

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By all means visit Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home and visit the University of Virginia. Stroll the downtown mall in Charlottesville, lots of shops to while away the hours. Visit nearby wineries, sip some wine and watch the world go by. Stroll the grounds of Prospect Hill and delve into its own unique 300+ year history. If it is cool enough and you're in a cottage, build a fire, crack open a book, snuggle down and RELAX.
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