The Findley Family has been blessed since we acquired Prospect Hill six years ago. Not only has the business (both the inn and restaurant) grown each year since our arrival, but we’ve been warmly welcomed and received, both in the greater Charlottesville area and our local Louisa County community. You’ve allowed us to be a part of your birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, memorial services, getaway celebrations of our guests, and milestones in our staff’s lives. Knowing how fortunate we are to have been accepted so warmly to this industry, and this area, we regularly look for ways to give back to others in our community.
Prospect Hill Gives Back…
Each December (generally the weekend before Christmas) we host our annual “Night of a Thousand Lights” event, as Prospect Hill comes to life amid the soft glow of thousands of hand-lit candles and countless twinkling lights. Numerous local crafters always join us with their hand-made wares, kids love our “petting zoo” (with miniature donkeys, horses, goats and alpacas), and of course… Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus welcome guests in the 1699 log cabin! The Spirit of Old Christmas seems alive as families stroll the historic paths with a cup of hot cider (or a refreshing cocktail), as traditional Christmas sounds drift through the night sky. Of course… our renowned four-course dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Elpidio, is a highlight of the evening.
Parking proceeds from each year’s event are donated to one of our favorite charities. This past week we were able to make a donation of $1,160 to YoungLife Louisa (read more about the ministry here) to help send a team of kids to “the best week of their lives” in Lake Champion, New York! How else would you describe a week where deep relationships are forged in the midst of mind-boggling fun and where kids experience and listen to what (we believe) is the greatest love story ever told?
Won’t you plan to join us in late December for our next “Night of a Thousand Lights” as you celebrate the Christmas Season with your own friends and family?