Prospect Hill Plantation Inn in Charlottesville Virginia
Prospect Hill Plantation Inn Charlottesville Virginia Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: The Sheehan family.

Guestrooms: 13

Address: Prospect Hill Inn and Restaurant, P.O. Box 6909, Charlottesville, Virginia 22906 USA

Telephone: 540/967-0844,
Toll Free: (800) 277-0844

Fax: 540/967-0102

Activities/Attractions: The City of Charlottesville is located in west Central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Situated within the upper Piedmont Plateau, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the headwaters of the Rivanna River, the city is named after Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III of England. 

Recently, Charlottesville was ranked the best place to live in the United States and is best known as the home of the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson. The city is also known for Jeffersons' Monticello, his renowned mountain-top home which attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year.

The area is also known for year 'round natural beauty and a variety of attractions, events, and activities that make it an ideal destination for visitors of all ages.  The area is also quickly becoming a choice shopping and entertainment destination with the restored Paramount Theater, the newly built Charlottesville Amphitheater and The John Paul Jones arena, and festivals that attract visitors from around the world.

With a captivating blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture, Southern hospitality and small city sophistication, the Charlottesville area attracts millions of visitors each year.

"My husband and I were fortunate enough to have our wedding at Prospect Hill and I cannot say enough about the kindness and the courtesy of the staff and the management there. The innkeeper, Michael Sheehan, was instrumental in orchestrating a very beautiful and lovely day for us (not to mention a five star meal). Our wedding day was pure magic from beginning to end, largely due to Michael and his attentive and professional staff ... if you are looking for a memorable stay that you will reflect on and remember long after you have returned home, than you will find no better place to stay than Prospect Hill. My husband and I now live in Oregon, and we are saving so that we may return to Prospect Hill one day. My husband and I have stayed in many b&bs across the south and in New England, and we have found very few b&bs that were as warm, friendly, and lovely as this place. I urge anyone staying near the Richmond or Charlottesville area to discover Prospect Hill. I cannot recommend it highly enough."

"My wife and I spend our anniversary at Prospect Hill every December and we have never been disappointed! In fact, immediately upon arrival each year we book for the same three nights the next year. Prospect Hill offers outstanding cuisine, impeccable service, a wood-burning fireplace in every room, a truly romantic experience. Our visit this December will be our 15th stay with the Sheehans. They make us feel like family. I cannot imagine not experiencing our anniversary there!"

"We had a marvelous stay at Prospect Hill to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our room (former slaves' quarters) was quaint and comfy. The fireplace was stacked and ready to go and there was fruit and wine waiting for us. The staff was attentive and gracious without being intrusive. We enjoyed meeting other guests during the wine reception, and dinner was delicious. It is expensive, but is a wonderful splurge for special occasions."

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"My boyfriend and I had wonderful and relaxing experience at Prospect Hill! We definitely recommend staying in the Summer Kitchen cottage, it had a rustic/cozy yet romantic feel to the it. We checked the other rooms the following day and were extremely happy that he chose this specific room. We thought the place was very well kept and the inn keeper and staff to be very resourceful. Dinner was also very good and the service was on point. This was the perfect place for us for Valentine's Day/Birthday (surprise)! It's a ways away in the country, but well worth it!"

General Information: Welcome to Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant ... one of the most distinctive bed and breakfast inns in Charlottesville, Virginia, just up the road from historic Monticello Virginia, this luxurious inn offers the finest Charlottesville lodging. Prospect Hill, located just 15 miles East of Charlottesville, VA, is an authentic plantation complex consisting of the 1732 manor house with additions from the 1840s to the 1920s with seven original dependencies and former slave quarters dating from 1699 to 1850.

By keeping each room's original function as intact as possible rooms vary from elegant to rustic but all lodging rooms are charming and romantic with queen size beds and modern amenities. Perfect for corporate retreats, this exquisite the Sheehan family has renovated this historic manor and outbuildings into:

  • thirteen distinctive guest rooms
  • all with private baths
  • working fireplaces
  • some with double Jacuzzi whirlpool baths
  • every guest room and cottage is distinctive
  • two candlelight dining rooms which have been serving the finest culinary delights for more than 28 years to locals and overnight guests

The grounds at Prospect Hill are magnificent with many of the original 1840 plantings of trees, including the rarest magnolia in the United States, forming an arboretum (tree garden). There is a lovely swimming pool with shade pavilion as well as many private places to relax on our 50 acres of grounds as well as a large Garden Pavilion for quiet reflection, the site of hundreds of wedding ceremonies at Prospect Hill.

Payment Accepted: All credit cards and personal checks are accepted.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).


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 and offers an opportunity to visit with the Sheehan family and other guests.

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""The Hill" is about 20 minutes outside Charlottesville on a quiet road up in the Virginia foothills. We got a wonderful tour from the owners daughter, who happened to be there that day, and had grown up, and lived in the very room we were staying in. No key, I asked? Not the way things are up here. Very genteel, indeed ... The room we had (Miss Vashti's), was well appointed with a great view of rolling greens on three sides, as well as a wonderful working gas fireplace. Acres and acres of rolling hills surround this sumptuous plantation. The staff aims, and pleases, and there's a cute wine reception (included in the price) before dinner each night. The food is up to snuff, desserts that make you grieve to leave, and special dietary needs (and wants) are accommodated. Wear khakis at the very least, ladies and gents, although there's no specific dress code. A place you might remember for a lifetime."

"My husband and I recently had dinner with friends at Prospect Hill to celebrate my birthday. Everything was perfect. I have not ever had a better dinner, the staff was attentive and very friendly, it was a wonderful evening. Since we live in Charlottesville we did not stay at the Inn, but hope to do that in the future. Whether you are looking for a wonderful Country Inn to stay at or a perfect dining experience, or both, Prospect Hill is a place you must try! Thanks Bill for a wonderful evening!"