Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant
Guest Rooms & Cottages
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.
In the late afternoon delightful smells from the kitchen mingle with the sweet, clear country air...aaaah, to be in Virginia in the Summer (or Winter, Spring or Fall)... Each day at Prospect Hill begins with a full country breakfast served on a tray in the privacy of your own guest room or in the main dining room which offers an opportunity to visit with other guests.
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1699 Boy's Log Cabin
The circa 1699 Boys' Cabin, is the oldest and smallest building on the grounds, featuring exposed log walls, working fireplace, cedar walled and ceiling modern bathroom with double Jacuzzi tub/shower, queen-size bed, and a deck overlooking the swimming pool, perfect for al fresco breakfast in nice weather. This log cabin dates to the late 1690's and was the original building on the property and is the oldest original dwelling in central Virginia. It got its name when the original settler, Roger Thompson, married in the 1720's and built a larger home (now called the Overseer's Cottage) for his bride, a widow with sons who slept in the adjacent original log cabin. The B&B rate for this cabin is $295 per night with optional dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
1720 Summer Kitchen
The original Kitchen dependency built circa 1720 features a large hearth fireplace, Queen-size cannonball bed, and double Jacuzzi in the modern bathroom. It also has a small deck perfect for al fresco breakfast with pastoral views. The Summer Kitchen was where all the cooking was done for the plantation from the 1720's to the early 1900's when the manor house was enlarged with the current kitchen. The family still used the original kitchen in the summer (thus the current name) in order to cut down on the heat produced by the wood stove, until the 1930's when guests began dwindling during the Depression. This cottage still has a trap door leading up to the cooks' attic lodgings. The B&B rate for this cottage is $295 per night with four course prie-fixe dinner usually available by reservation at $49 per person.
1796 Uncle Guy's Upstairs
This upstairs room of the 1796 original former slave quarters features a loft bedroom with angled ceilings and doorways. It has large dormer windows, a double-size four poster bed, working fireplace, and the inn's tiniest private bathroom with small shower stall. This room was where the original twenty or so slaves slept on corn husk and straw filled mats on the floor with a tiny fireplace for heat in colder months. The dormer window extensions were added by the Overtons in the 1880's to accommodate additional guests, relatives and visitors from the city who came to Prospect Hill to escape the heat of the city during summer. Parents usually slept in the lower level and children in this level. The B&B rate for this room is $195 per night with optional four course prie-fixe dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
1732 Thompson Room
The Thompson Room is upstairs in the oldest section in the 1732 Manor House when the original barn was converted into the original two and one-half story section of the Manor House. This room, located on the second floor over the parlor, features a low ceiling (6 and 1/2 feet) with exposed 18th century beams. There is a queen size bed, working fireplace, and private bathroom with tub/shower. The B&B rate for this room is $250 per night for two with breakfast included. Dinner is available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
1840 Overton Bedroom
This large former master bedroom has its own private veranda overlooking the arboretum and lawns and features a double Jacuzzi bathtub, working fireplace, and queen-sized four-poster wheat and tobacco bed. The Overton room is located upstairs in the 1840 wing of the manor house, is named after William and Martha Gilliam Overton who were the third owners of Prospect Hill with their descendents Captain William G. and Nancy Giles Overton and their children William, Frances, and Marcie over three generations from 1840 until 1969. The B&B rate for this room is $345per night with optional dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
Miss Vashti's Room
Miss Vashti's room features a queen-size four-poster pencil bed hand-built by local craftsmen, and an adjoining sun-filled breakfast nook that faces east to catch the morning sun. Small private bath with shower. This room was named for Miss Vashti Johnson, a descendant of slaves, who worked at Prospect Hill for many years, and who was present for this room's dedication in her honor in 1989. B&B rate for this room is $195 with optional four course dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person..
1720 Overseer's Cottage
This private cottage suite has a sun-filled sitting room and a small sun deck overlooking the pool. There is also a covered porch off the bedroom. The private bathroom has a double Jacuzzi tub, and there is a fireplace and lounge chairs at the foot of the king-sized bed. The Overseer's Cottage dates to the 1720's when Rodger Thompson, the original owner of Prospect Hill, built this for his bride and was later used for many years as the plantation office and overseer's house before it was refurbished in the 1920's as the summer residence for Miss Hope Thompson, the first president of the American Women's Bar Association who added the first bathroom and sitting room since she did not think it was proper to entertain guests in her bedroom. The B&B rate for this cottage suite is $395 per night and optional four course prie-fixe dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
1796 Uncle Guys House
Uncle Guy's House is the original former slave quarters built in 1796. This Downstairs level features the original wide plank floors, whitewashed brick nogging walls and has a king size bed, working fireplace and private bathroom with enclosed oval whirlpool tub/shower. This cottage's name dates back to when it was originally built and was named for Uncle Guy (no known last name), one of the plantation's original slaves, the foreman of approximately 20 slave field hands who lived here. This lower level was their gathering room with cooking fireplace and sleeping loft upstairs reached by ladder. The slave cemetery and commemorative stone marker where he and seventy five other "loyal and faithful" former slaves are buried is located in the grove in the adjacent field. The B&B rate for this room is $295 per day with four course prie-fixe dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
1870 Miss Marcie's Room
Miss Marcie's Room, on the second floor over the 1840 dining room wing of the Manor House, features a large sit-in window, a romantic queen-size four-poster canopy bed, working fireplace, and private bath with tub/shower. This room is named for Marcie Overton, the last of the Overtons to live at Prospect Hill. On the clothes chest there is a photo of her and her sister Frances taken for their "coming-out" party in 1901. The B&B rate for this room is $250 per night with optional dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
1873 Terrill Room
The Terrill Room, located above the library at the top of the spiral staircase of the Manor House, has a cozy sitting room and queen-sized bedroom with working fireplace. Sunny private bath with single Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and hand held shower nozzle. The room was named for the Terrill family who acquired Prospect Hill in 1799 and later sold Prospect Hill to Mrs. Terrill's cousin, William Overton, Sr. in 1840. The B&B rate for this room is $295 with breakfast. Optional four course dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
1850 Carriage House
The 1850 Carriage House at Prospect Hill is the largest suite with sitting room, double Jacuzzi bath, and large bedroom with king-size bed and working fireplace. It features a view of the pond and fields from its deck, perfect for breakfast in the morning or quiet relation in the evening. The B&B rate for this suite is $395 per night with optional four course prie-fixe dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
1870 Sanco Pansy 's Cottage
Sanco Pansie's Cottage is a short distance away from the Manor House, through a boxwood hedge to the most private accommodation at Prospect Hill, the perfect hideaway for honeymooners. It features a cedar ceiling and a small sitting room with CD player, an all cedar bath with double Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, and a working fireplace at the foot of the queen-sized bed. There is a small breakfast area by the triple windows overlooking the grounds and pond and a covered porch for al fresco breakfast in nice weather with the same view. We also offer a complete honeymoon package with champagne, souvenirs, etc. and all gratuities included. Before its renovation in 1988, Sanco's Pansie's cottage had last been used as the farm's chicken coop, and more recently as a place to store firewood. Originally it was the dwelling of Sanco Pansy Scott who "followed his master through four years of War 1861-1865" as quoted from the memorial stone in the slave cemetery on the property where he is buried. The B&B rate for this cottage suite is $395 per day with our four course prie-fixe dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
1840 Groom's Cabin
The Groom's Quarters is located above the 1850 carriage house and features a private second-story landing perfect for al fresco breakfast in nice weather, has a cathedral ceiling, and exposed original wood timbers with working fireplace at the foot of the queen-size antique acorn bed and modern private bath with tub/shower. The Groom's Quarters was originally used by visiting slaves, usually grooms or drivers bringing guests to plantation social events at Prospect Hill. Prior to the 1988 renovation into guest accommodations it was used to store hay. The B&B rate for this large room is $250 per night and optional four course prie-fixe dinner available on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
- Guests may check-in anytime after 3 p.m. (or earlier by request). Check-out time is 11 a.m. unless other times have previously been arranged.
- Dinner is served on weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00PM at $39 and up per person.
- Our four course pre-fixe dinners at tables for two are available by reservation served on weekends (Friday and Saturday) evenings at $39 and up per person and include our pre-dinner wine reception and the complete dinner including dessert. Our pre-dinner wine reception is offered one-half hour before the dinner bell rings.
- Breakfast is served between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. each morning either on a tray to your room or in the dining room.
- Two night minimum stays are usually required for Saturdays and holidays.
- Single night reservations are OK all other days.
- Special rates are available for small conferences and Garden Wedding Receptions for up to 200 persons.
- Reservation deposits will be forfeited if you arrive after the date specified or depart before the final date of your reservation.
- Full refunds with no service charge 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.
- It must be understood that your deposit insures you that your accommodations will be available as confirmed and also insures us that the accommodations are sold as confirmed. Therefore, when situations arise that necessitate your cancellation less than 14 days in advance, for example for illness or bad weather, we most certainly do sympathize, but we must maintain a business policy. Your deposit will not be refunded unless the room can be rebooked.
- Booking the entire inn for weddings, conferences, etc. requires 60 days notice of cancellation.
- If you have any questions regarding reservations, please feel free to call us on our toll free number, 1-800-277-0844 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. every day eastern standard time.