As you read the reviews, bear in mind that Prospect Hill changed hands in June, 2012. My impression is that the former owner had let the place go to a degree, and the dinners we've had there for the past couple of years did not come close to the standards set in Prospect Hill's glory days (the 80s and 90s). The good news is this: The new owners have brought with them all the needed enthusiasm, capital, and help needed to restore Prospect Hill to its former glory. My family recently had an opportunity to judge the regime change in detail -- on June 17, 2012, my daughter was married at Prospect Hill. Our families filled the guest rooms and ate everything in sight -- and uniformly, the reaction was this: FIRST CLASS in every respect (clean rooms, helpful and attentive service, scrumptious food, the works). To ascertain whether our experience truly reflects the quality of the new management, try to see whether there's a difference between the pre-June 2012 reviews and those posted later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Authentic 18th-century plantation complex just 15 miles east of Charlottesville, VA and Thomas Jefferson's "Monticello" and UVA. Set on almost 50 acres of lawns, woods and fields the inn offers 13 rooms in the 1732 manor house and renovated outbuildings dating from 1699 to 1840 and offers prie-fixe dinners every Fri and Sat evenings (and some weekdays) by reservation at $49pp. B&B rates from $195 to $395. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Prospect Hill Plantation Hotel Louisa