inn@prospect-hill.com
(423) 727-0139

About the Innkeeper Donna Kodger 

I moved to Tennessee from Colorado where I worked in the gold mining industry for 18 years.   Traveling has always been an interest of mine and I was blessed to be able to indulge in this passion, traveling to Scotland many times and several countries in Europe, even backpacking 500 miles across NW Spain in 2012.

Thomas the Dog


March 2017~ Sadly I had to say goodbye to Tomas the Inn-dog. He was a great companion and protected me from all sorts of dangerous critters such as squirrels and possums. 

Becoming an Innkeeper at Prospect Hill B&B has been a wonderful experience for both of us. We enjoy meeting people from all over the country and the world and learn new things from their experiences.   Of course my “where should I go next” list keeps getting longer.

Recycling and the Environment

We use high-efficiency light bulbs everywhere we can. We work at recycling everything we can once discarded at the inn.  White paper recycling bags are provided for guests in their rooms. Or, ask the innkeeper where to place larger items, such as newspapers, magazines, etc.

Inspections, Licenses & Memberships

We are inspected twice annually by the Tennessee Health Department – 100 rating out of 100. I am a member of Professional Association of Innkeepers International and Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals and often attend their annual professional training conferences. As well as chamber memberships in Johnson County/Mountain City, TN and Boone, NC.

Some of Inn’s Recognitions

  • Martha Stewart Radio
  • Blue Ridge Country 2006
  • Travel Virginia/Ghost stories, 2009
  • USA Today October, 2003
  • Blue Ridge Country 2006
  • Fresh Outlook Magazine | 2005
  • Tennessee Magazine |select B&Bs, 2005, 2007
  • Huffington Post 2011
  • Some Things Go Bump in the Night, by Deborah L. Davis,2010 – Ms. Davis wrote about our peanut butter muffin-loving ghost… From Amazon
  • The Marble and Other Ghost Tales of Tennessee and Virginia by Joe Tennis 22 to-the-point ghost tales showing how rich the Appalachian mountains culture can be. Many pictures and lots of history | 2008
  • 10 Best/Sleep With Haunted Inns – USAToday
  • Numerous haunted inn guidebooks
  • Appalachian Life (Autumn 2002)
  • Tennesseean Magazine
  • Most Romantic Hideaway 2003 Arrington’s B&B Journal|guest vote
  • Appalachian Life (2002)
  • Old-House Journal|2001, featured B&B
  • Marquis Magazine – Autumn, 2000
  • Best Southern Inn | 2004 Arrington’s
  • CNN Online, 2000
  • Today.com 2015