Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant

2887 Poindexter Road, P. O. Box 6909, Charlottesville, Virginia 23093
Innkeeper(s): Doc and Paula Findley

1699 Boy's Log Cabin

$275.00 / $325.00 night

Rare even amongst the most historic plantations, our original cottage, The Boy’s Cabin, provides an unusual contradiction... guests report experiencing an exhilaratingly restful night’s sleep (due in part to the thick, hand-chinked walls) while their mind races (as they study the old cabin beams) imagining the realities of 18th century life. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast on the private rear deck that overlooks the swimming pool. Rustic, yet charming; small, yet intimate... a stay in this cabin is a most-unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Amenities:

  • Private bath
  • Queen bed
  • Working wood-burning fireplace
  • Large luxurious whirlpool tub
  • Private deck 
  • Pet friendly
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1850s Carriage House

$340.00 / $436.00 night

Spacious and charming with huge windows, this is the largest cottage on the grounds. Once housing the horses and carriages of our 19th century guests, The Carriage House is now a favored destination with its tasteful décor, private deck, and captivating views of the cascading grounds and pond.

Amenities:

  • King bed
  • Spacious room
  • Private bath
  • Working wood-burning fireplace
  • Double-whirlpool tub
  • Private sun deck (with sweeping views of the grounds)
  • Separate sitting room
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1840s Groom's Quarters

$235.00 / $275.00 night

Beyond its original plank door lies a spacious bedroom featuring an uber-comfortable elevated bed and a charming sitting area which beckons you to pull out your favorite book. Nearly 175 years old, this popular “special occasion” room located on the second floor over the Carriage House has hosted hundreds of “groomsmen” (the carriage drivers, not wedding attendants) over the years. Enjoy afternoon sunsets from its small balcony (with a café table and two chairs) nestled amongst the treetops.

Amenities:

  • Queen bed
  • Private bath (with tub/shower)
  • Working wood-burning fireplace
  • Small covered porch (with café table)
  • Separate sitting area
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1796 Uncle Guy's Loft

$165.00 / $215.00 night

Originally the sleeping quarters for fifteen field-hands, this private upstairs room (located above Uncle Guy’s House) is both cozy and quaint, while still feeling roomy and relaxed. Its period charm is accentuated by its vaulted ceilings, quilted linens, and creative nooks & crannies!

Amenities:

  • Queen bed
  • Small private bath (with tiled shower)
  • Working wood-burning fireplace
  • Large dormer window
  • Shaded deck
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1796 Uncle Guy’s House

$275.00 / $325.00 night

This rustic and handsome cottage is the oldest structure at Prospect Hill constructed expressly for housing field hands.  This first-floor cottage offers loads of period charm with gunstock beam ceiling and walls, original plank doors, worn floorboards, and a “necessary” door (originally providing easy access to the outhouse).

Amenities:

  • King bed
  • Private bath
  • Working wood-burning fireplace
  • Luxurious large whirlpool tub
  • Small private deck
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1870 Miss Marcie's Room

$235.00 / $275.00 night

Once the private bedroom of the last member of the Overton Family, this stately second-floor room exudes a charm that simply invites you to unwind and relax. With two comfortable chairs fronting a large picture window, you’ll be torn between curling-up with a good book or laughing at frolicking squirrels on the front lawns.

Amenities:

  • Queen bed
  • Private bath (with tub/shower)
  • Working wood-burning fireplace
  • Walk-in closet
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1720 Overseer's Cottage

$340.00 / $436.00 night

Built more than 20 years before Thomas Jefferson was born, this elegant cottage, with its bold colors and expansive windows will convince you that Spring is in the air... no matter what the time of year. A large, separate sitting room offers an abundance of overflow space, while the luxurious private bathroom, poster bed and crackling fire generate a sense of romantic ambiance and quite seclusion.

Amenities:

  • King bed
  • Private bath
  • Working wood-burning fireplace
  • Large whirlpool tub
  • Small covered patio with 2 chairs
  • Small Sunny Deck (with café table)
  • Large sun-drenched sitting room
  • Pet friendly
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1873 Overton Room

$325.00 / $385.00 night

Located atop a classic spiral staircase, this stately over-sized room entices you to stretch and unwind. With a high ceiling and a private veranda offering stunning views of the arboretum and garden entrance, this room has long been a guest favorite.

Amentities:

  • King Bed
  • Private Bath
  • Working Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Large Shower
  • Private Garden Veranda

 

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1870 Sanco Pansy's Cottage

$340.00 / $436.00 night

Originally the sleeping quarters of a loyal manservant who would spend four years fighting alongside his master in the War Between the States. Now our most-secluded luxury cottage, it epitomizes Southern plantation living... elegance without being pretentious. A favorite among newlyweds and hopeless romantics!

Amenities:

  • King bed
  • Private bath
  • Working wood-burning fireplace
  • Double-whirlpool tub
  • Private, covered deck with sweeping views of the grounds, barns & pond
  • Separate sitting room
  • Private drive-up parking
  • Pet friendly
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1732 Thompson Room

$250.00 / $305.00 night

The original bedroom in the original, second-floor portion of the Manor House. Constructed during the same year George Washington was born, this historic room offers expanded views of both the front and rear grounds. Typical of the era, this room features a lower ceiling with exposed gunstock beams.

Amenities:

  • King Bed
  • Private Bath
  • Workin Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Shower / Tub Combination
  • Comfortable Sitting Area
  • Lower Ceiling with Exposed Beams (ideal for guests under 6' in height)
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1720 Summer Kitchen

$275.00 / $325.00 night
Students of history know that original plantation kitchens stood apart from their Manor houses... their over-sized fireplaces simply produced too much heat during the long Virginia summers. Now a charming guest cottage, the warmth of our Summer Kitchen is enhanced by the rich tapestry of colors in the two wingback chairs, hand-made quilts, and the cozy hand-hewn plank floors. With sweeping views of the rolling pasture from a panoramic bathroom window, you’ll be tempted to end your evenings unwinding in the two-person whirlpool tub.

Amenities:

  • Queen bed
  • Private bath
  • Large working wood-burning fireplace
  • Luxurious large whirlpool tub
  • Small, private covered deck
  • Pet friendly
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1873 Terrill Room

$275.00 / $325.00 night
Perched atop an antique winding staircase, this stately two-room suite drenches you with morning sunshine, as the bright windows overlook the majestic entrance grounds. Located in the Manor house, this room features an adjacent sitting area which beckons you to read, to write, or to relax.

Amenities:

  • Queen bed
  • Private bath
  • Working wood-burning fireplace
  • Luxurious single-whirlpool tub
  • Separate private sitting room
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1873 Terrill Room

$275.00 / $325.00 night

Perched atop an antique winding staircase, this stately two-room suite drenches you with morning sunshine, as the bright windows overlook the majestic entrance grounds. Located in the Manor house, this room features an adjacent sitting area which beckons you to read, to write, or to relax.

Amentities:

  • Queen Bed
  • Private Bath
  • Working Wood- Burning Fireplace
  • Elegant clawfoot soaker tub (with showerhead)
  • Separate Private Sitting Room
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1840 Miss Vashti's Room

$165.00 / $215.00 night
First working at Prospect Hill at age twelve, Miss Vashti Johnson was the last employee of the Overton family. This cozy upstairs room in the Manor House was her bedroom until Miss Marcie’s death in 1969. Guests still sleep on Miss Vashtie’s four-poster shaker bed and enjoy plantation views in three separate, sweeping directions.

Amenities: 

  • Queen bed
  • Private bath (with tiled shower)
  • Working gas-log fireplace
  • Small sun-filled breakfast nook
  • 270-degree views of the grounds
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  • 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.

  • Policies

    Cancellations:

    • If you cancel your reservation with at least a 14-day notice, your deposit (less a $25 re-booking fee) will be refunded;
    • If you cancel your reservation between 14-days and 7-days out, your deposit will be forfeited;
    • If you cancel your reservation with less than a 7-day notice (or depart before the scheduled check-out date), you will be charged for the full amount of your reservation;

    Breakfast:

    Our hot, plated gourmet breakfast (included with your stay) is served daily between 8:30 am - 9:30 am, either in our dining room or delivered to your room or cottage.

    Dinner:

    Reservations for our award-winning restaurant are available nightly (except Tuesday) between 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Beginning with the freshest local and international ingredients, our chef's innovative touch on classic recipes and modern creations will make dining at Prospect Hill a highlight of your visit.

    Check-in / Check-out:

    Check-in is between 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Self check-ins can easily be arranged for later arrivals. Check-out time is 11:00 am.

    Directions:

    Prospect Hill is located approximately 15 miles east of Charlottesville. From Interstate 64, take Exit 136 to Zion Crossroads. Turn left onto Highway 250 East (Three Notch Road). Drive one mile and turn left onto Route 613 (Poindexter Road). Go three miles and our driveway is on the left. (For GPS, enter "Louisa County" instead of "Charlottesville", and the zip code as "23093").

    Pets:

    Well-behaved dogs are allowed in four specific guest cottages, by advance reservation only (nightly pet fees and deposit will apply).

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