Spacious seating area in a room with ample natural light

Historic Charlottesville Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to Prospect Hill, once an authentic 18th-century wheat farm, long-since transformed into a premier Charlottesville, Virginia-area bed and breakfast. Nestled on 40 pastoral acres in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we offer 13 historic rooms and cottages (circa 1699 – 1890) for your relaxing getaway.

As the oldest continually-operated, frame-house Virginia inn, and a founding member of Select Registry™, our accommodations vary from farm-house elegant to rustic… but all are packed with character and history, and offer a purely Southern story of folklore and tradition.

Whether looking for a relaxing romantic getaway, a weekend steeped in history, or the ultimate wine country experience, you’ll find your perfect accommodation at Prospect Hill.

Our Rooms

Couple and their dog walking on the nature trail in the Virginia countryside at Prospect Hill Inn

Nature Trail

Our 2-mile nature trail has become a morning highlight for many since we first blazed through our woodlands in 2012.

The first 300 feet of the trail is an old semi-gravel roadbed that ventures straight into the forest. After one slight hill, it’s a relatively flat rustic pedestrian path that meanders back and forth through our woods, with two different exits (depending upon which side trails you take) behind the horse pastures.

It’s a short walk (you’re done in 20 – 30 minutes), yet numerous folks report it is the perfect way to work-up a great breakfast appetite!

Dog Friendly Rooms

Elpidio Alcantara

Chef de Cuisine
Since his arrival at Prospect Hill in 2014, Chef Elpidio has consistently engineered a world-class dining experience with his exceptional creations. Discovering his love for cooking in his early teens, Chef Elpidio’s culinary skills can be attributed both to his hard work and dedication, and nearly 15 years of inspiration while working under some of the top chefs in the Southeast. With a quest for the finest ingredients from old-Virginia’s local farm markets, Chef Elpidio is eclectic with his pairings, creative with his ingredients, and artistic with his presentations. The result… a refined yet unforgettably soulful experience.


Rachael Freeman

Innkeeper
A true Central-Virginia native, Rachael joined the Prospect Hill team in 2013 and has become the “voice” of Prospect Hill (there’s a good chance you spoke to her on the phone, corresponded with her by email, or met her during your check-in). Utilizing the same skills and traits to raise her three boys, Rachael is welcoming, attentive, informative, and helpful (but never intrusive) and is solely dedicated to ensuring that your Virginia getaway is both memorable and relaxing.


Doc & Paula Findley

Proprietors
Working together for more than 25 years, Doc & Paula built one of South Carolina’s largest Chiropractic practices, while raising 5 children. As the healthcare landscape changed, they began looking for a new calling, but one they could work with their entire family. That’s when they stumbled upon the natural beauty of Charlottesville and the unique charm of Prospect Hill. It was that beauty, both of Prospect Hill and the surrounding Virginia countryside, which led them to have one of those, “Hey, what if we…” conversations. Fast-forward to the Summer of 2012… and the rest is history! “We’re proud and delighted to welcome you to our home… Prospect Hill Inn”.

Directions to Prospect Hill Inn & Restaurant

  • From the Beltway (I-495 West), take Interstate 66 West (towards Gainesville)
  • Take Highway 29 South (towards Warrenton)
  • Highways 29 & 15 splits near Culpeper… stay on Highway 15 South (James Madison Highway)
  • Once you cross Interstate 64, travel 1⁄2 mile to traffic light (Zion Crossroads)
  • Turn LEFT onto Highway 250 East (Three Notch Road) and drive 1 mile
  • Turn LEFT onto Highway 613 (Poindexter Road)
  • Prospect Hill is 3 miles ahead on the left
  • Take Highway 29 North towards Charlottesville
  • Take I-64 East to Exit 136; Turn RIGHT onto Highway 15 South (James Madison Highway)
  • Travel 1/2 mile to the traffic light at Zion Crossroads
  • Turn LEFT onto Highway 250 East (Three Notch Road) and drive 1 mile
  • Turn LEFT onto Highway 613 (Poindexter Road)
  • Prospect Hill is 3 miles ahead on the left
  • Take I-64 West to Exit 136 (Zion Crossroads)
  • Turn LEFT on Highway 15 South (James Madison Highway)
  • Travel 1/2 mile to traffic light
  • Turn LEFT onto Highway 250 East (Three Notch Road) and drive 1 mile
  • Turn LEFT onto Highway 613 (Poindexter Road)
  • Prospect Hill is 3 miles ahead on the left
  • Take I-64 East
  • Continue driving past Charlottesville to Exit 136
  • Turn RIGHT on Highway 15 South (James Madison Highway)
  • Travel 1⁄2 mile to the traffic light at Zion Crossroads
  • Turn LEFT onto Highway 250 East (Three Notch Road) and drive 1 mile
  • Turn LEFT onto Highway 613 (Poindexter Road)
  • Prospect Hill is 3 miles ahead on the left

Aerial view of Prospect Hill Inn and Property

Post with arrow direction markers

Lap pool and sun deck with chairs

 

GPS Address:

2887 Poindexter Road
Louisa, Virginia 23093
(*We are located in Louisa County, but not in the Town of Louisa)

GPS Coordinates:

Latitude: 37° 99’ 03.42”
Longitude: -78° 16’ 54.90”

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

We proudly offer our guests complimentary electric car charging, featuring TESLA “Destination Charging” (50A) and Clipper Creek (20A) conventional connectors.

Stay Small, Stay Safe

The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority, and we have made some important changes to prepare for your future visit to Virginia Wine Country. Find out how you can stay small, stay safe and we hope to welcome you soon!

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