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Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast Inn, Mountain City, Tennessee
The focus of this inn is providing a relaxing, romantic, enjoyable getaway where ghosts go unnoticed. However, Prospect Hill has its fair share of spirits that regularly make themselves known in quirky ways–spilling bourbon, splashing around rose-flavored perfume. One of them even likes to cook for guests…
The ghosts that haunt the Prospect Hill Inn are said to be friendly and are welcomed by the Inn’s owners. One guest has reported being woken up early in the morning by the smell of muffins, peanut butter and cookies. The guest also smelled bourbon and Rose perfume in the air. These accommodating ghosts have also been heard walking up and down the main staircase. Doors opened of their own accord and apparitions have been seen appearing on windows.
Other guests have reported hearing the disembodied sound of a crying baby. The door of the laundry room would also shut and open by itself. Guests and in particular, brides and grooms were surprised to find that their holiday snaps have orbs in them. Photos taken in front of the fireplace reveal tongues of flame even when there was no fire when the picture was taken. Two glasses in the bathroom exploded spontaneously and a female guest reported seeing the ghost of a Civil War soldier staring out of the window.
If you want to experience the paranormal and visit a location were the ghosts are friendly, and even seem to like the guests that stay there, then Prospect Hill B&B is a must stop destination!
The Victorian-style bed and breakfast called Prospect Inn was built in 1889 by Joseph Wagner with hand-made brick. He was a major in the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1910 the house was bought by the Rambo Family and they added plumbing, central heating and electricity. The house was sold in 1991 after being used by three generations of the Rambo family. After some time, Robert and Judy Hotchkiss from Atlanta purchased the house and converted it into a bed and breakfast. The couple renovated the house and updated the six thousand square-foot mansion. Before opening the house as a bed and breakfast, the Hotchkiss added modern amenities such as baths, air-conditioning, central heating, plumbing and electrical systems.
Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast has five rooms available for guests. None of the five rooms are alike. Room 5 has a private balcony, Room 1 has a private entrance, Rooms 1, 2 and 4 all have whirlpool tubs for two. Each of the rooms also have original created by the friends of the owner, Judy Hotchkiss. All of the rooms are located upstairs except for Room 1 which is on the first floor. Many wonderful wedding ceremonies have been celebrated in Prospect Hill. The lovely mountain inn makes a perfect backdrop to couples’ love stories. Weddings are held in the garden which has a good view of the mountains.
- Cable television
- Plush bathrobes
- Climate control and soundproofing
- Reading lights
- Clock radios
- Whirlpool tubs
- Free breakfast
Things to Do
You will never run out of things to do when in Mountain City, Tennessee. People who are into playing golf can go to Ron Golf Valley Estates. This golf course has been mentioned in “Golf Digest”. All the fairways are lined with trees and as a whole, the course is well maintained. Another option is the Red Tail Mountain Country Club which is an 18-hole regulation length golf course. There are various summer camps in Tennessee which children and adults will both enjoy. There are various area parks where families can go to if they are looking for good and clean outdoor fun. Guests of Prospect Hill are just a few minutes away from horse riding, hiking, fishing, golf and tours of some of the best scenery.
Rooms start at $109
Cottages start at $129