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Prospect Hill Inn

274 South Main Street , Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)
14 Reviews
$115 - $180
per night

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A short 300 yard walk from the town center, Prospect Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A restored 19th Century country home which once belonged to a Confederate Officer. The Inn is located on a grassy acre at the highest point in the town, and a 30 minute drive from the city of Asheville. 5 air conditioned bedrooms with king or queen beds, each with private bathroom, cable television, mountain views and WIFI internet. We prepare a gourmet breakfast, served in our cherry paneled dining room, and there's a rocking chair front porch and cafe seating on our brick patio. Shelley and Ron will be pleased to welcome you, tell you about the area, and do all we can to assure your comfort and privacy during your stay.

Rooms & Rates

Savannah Room

Savannah is our grandest room, a favorite with Brides and Anniversary couples, so there's a lot of good karma in this room. It has a large bow window facing Southwest towards the Mountains bordering the Smoky Mountains National Park. The King sized pencil post bed has a lace canopy and a top-of-the-line pillow top mattress topped with a feather bed. The lace canopy drapes can be left tied back as shown or allowed to hang free around the bed to create the ultimate romantic atmosphere

The large windowed bathroom has a luxurious corner jacuzzi tub and separate shower, bidet and double sinks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $180 - $180

Paris Room

Paris is the room in which we have created the ambience of one of our favorite cities. The room has one Queen sized Four-Poster Bed. It is a reproduction in mahogany of a Charleston rice bed. The pillow-top mattress has a feather bed to top it off. The print on the wall beside the bed is a reproduction, purchased at the Louvre in Paris, of a self portrait by the 18th Century French artist Elisabeth Louise Vigee Lebrun.
The comfy little sitting room gets the sunset over the mountains and has a small fridge, desk and rotating TV which can also been seen from the bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

Waynesville Room

Waynesville Room, one of our larger rooms and overlooks the town of Waynesville. This room has a King sized four poster bed and a cozy sitting room with television and small fridge, ideal for guests staying a few extra days. During the colder months, there is a goose-down comforter to insure your complete comfort. Artwork in this room includes antique reproductions of prints by J.J. Audubon and two etchings from the series of the Prophets, by Florida artist David Hunter.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

Tybee Room

Tybee Room is named after the Barrier Island near Savannah, which has played an important part in our lives. The room is located on the Southeast corner of the house, it receives both morning and afternoon sunshine, with a view of the wooded slopes of Wolfpen Mountain to the East and the Balsam Ridge to the South. The room has a Queen sized four poster bed, a reproduction in mahogany of a Charleston rice bed. The mattress is topped with a luxurious feather bed and is covered during the winter months with a goose-down comforter. A small fridge, writing desk and plush chairs complete the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Exeter Room

Exeter Room is named after a famous old cathedral town in England, a town which has special memories for our family. Exeter faces east, the first to get the morning sunshine and has a view onto the mountain peaks of the Lickstone Ridge. The room has one richly carved mahogany Queen sized bed, fitted with a pillow-top mattress, topped with a soft luxurious feather bed. During the colder months the bed is covered with a soft goose-down comforter. The Exeter room has comfortable chairs, a writing desk a corner armoire.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.6

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Enjoyable night in Waynesville

3.2 on December 22, 2013

The owner and his daughter are very friendly hosts and my husband and I enjoy talking about Europe in their comfortable living room . We were upgraded to their honeymoon suite which was nice and roomy . Breakfast was very good , overall we have a nice experience .

Lake Logan

5 on October 27, 2013

We were looking for several rooms for a triathlon event at Lake Logan, Prospect Hill Inn was able to accommodate all of us, providing outstanding service. They got us at 4:30 in the morning to provide coffee and snacks before our event then made us an superb brunch after our competition. The settings were ideal, weather was perfect, food was great, rooms were comfortable and each one had a different character. Looking forward to booking the entire house next year.

Absolutely delightful

4.6 on October 29, 2012

Rooms with views, hospitable hosts, delicious breakfast that was also visually appealing - what's not to like? This B&B is within walking distance of shops and restaurants, too. I'll be going back.

Loved every minute!

4.8 on July 08, 2010

The innkeepers are the most charming, efficient, creative and intelligent folks you could have as host and hostess for your visit to Prospect Hill Inn. Don't miss the chance to stay there and enjoy the delicacies prepared for breakfast and ideas for your visit in Waynesville.

What a pleasure

5 on July 14, 2009

My wife and I stopped here nine months ago, on our honeymoon. All was delightful, so much so that we returned again six months later for two nights, and for two more nights a week later, as we passed through the area headed home. A big plus is that Waynesville's charming Main Street shops are within an easy walk, so we never used our car during any of the visits. The couple who own the place are very nice - friendly, helpful and pleasant, but in no way intrusive. They have a perfect light touch. Breakfasts are always delicious, and the cleanliness is perfect. Never a blemish, ever. We cannot think of a criticism. This place has not seen the last of us. Nothing beats two or three relaxing days strolling Waynesville, with your lovely bedroom at the top of the street.

Delightful Weekend

5 on October 20, 2008

My husband and I had a delightful stay at Prospect Hill in October of 2008. The Paris Room was clean, beautifully decorated and included a small, comfortable sitting area. We enjoyed having coffee on the front porch with the other guests before breakfast. Breakfast, served by Dennis and Judith in the dining room. was scrumptuous both mornings and lively conversation added to the enjoyment. Main Street, which was within easy walking distance from the B&B, was blocked off for the Annual Arts and Crafts Show which provided great entertainment and shopping. I'd wholeheartedly recommend Prospect Hill to my friends and family.

Perfect Stay

5 on December 03, 2007

My husband booked the Savannah Room for our wedding anniversary in September. The room was beautiful and Judith and Dennis very personable and accomodating. The breakfast was wonderful as well. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay and would gladly send our friends and family there.

great weekend

4.4 on December 03, 2007

My wife and I stayed at Prospect Hill in September 2007 and enjoyed the warm, cozy feel of Prospect Hill and Waynesville, NC. The house is in a perfect location to stroll downtown for some shopping or to enjoy a nightcap at the local pub. Dennis and Judith made us feel welcome with good humored conversations over breakfast and provided us insight to our travel plans. The rooms were spotless and decorated true to the old fashioned appeal of Prospect Hill and Wayneville.

A Home Away from Home

4.8 on December 03, 2007

My husband and I have stayed at Prospect Hill a few nights for several years and felt at home from the very first visit. Judith and Dennis are so congenial and hospitable. They make you feel right at home. The rooms are nice and clean and comfortable. The food is delicious and well prepared. The porch is out of this world with the beautiful views! We feel like we are visiting family when we go each time. We hope to be able to visit for many years to come!!

lovely home, wonderful hosts

5 on December 02, 2007

we enjoyed our stay immensely. Our hosts Dennis and Judith were very gracious making us feely right at home. The breakfast was wonderful and conversation great. The location is superb allowing us to leave our vehicle parked all weekend with everything in town a short easy walk away. We really enjoyed the restaurant recommended to us by Dennis. We actually returned a second night for dinner. We will return again. Looking forward to it already. Bruce and Joanne from Charlotte...

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Location Type

We are the only Inn located on Main St., Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Follow Interstate I-40 west out of Asheville to exit 40 which is route 23 South, follow 23S for 5 miles to exit 102. Turn right from the exit ramp and follow route 276 South into the center of town, Main Street. Prospect Hill is on Main Street at the top of the hill, about 300 yards from the town center.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Harrah's Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest, Asheville, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, Fireplace, Library, VCR , WIFI Broadband Internet Access, Tour guide available upon advance request., Rocking chair front porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Zip Lining, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends in June, July and October.
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Please use a Visa or Mastercard to reserve. No deposit required.
  • Cancellations: No cancellation charge with 10 days notice, with less than 10 days notice, there is no cancellation charge if we are able to re-rent the room, otherwise one night's rate may apply.



Shelley and Ron Townley

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About the innkeepers

Shelley is a former Congressional staffer who enjoys sailing and travel. She tends the vegetable garden, bakes the bread and cleans your rooms. Husband of 23 years Ron works in economic development for the region, fixes the broken things and helps serve your breakfast. They are happily married with two lovely grown daughters who live nearby.

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Gourmet Breakfast

  • Time Served: to suit guests
  • Serving Location: On the front porch or patio., Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Details Diamond Collection

274 South Main Street , Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

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