Cornfield & house

Share the dream; find your corner of the mountains at Prospect Hill

  • First sunrise in Tennessee - from front porch (June)

  • Rose Romance Room 2, hall

  • Dining room, living room (Christmas tour time)

  • Front porch, July 4th

  • Wedding reception with designer decor

  • Fog in spring

  • Summer kitchen (L), party room (C), historic milling building (R)

  • Side entrance

  • Sunset (from parking lot)

  • Hideaway Room 4 - whirlpool with rain shower

  • Summer

  • Fall wedding set up

  • Fall weddings are popular

  • Locally-grown flowers by Shady Grove Gardens, Vilas NC

  • Spring with forsythia, cherry trees

  • Front lawn (July)

  • Patio

  • Room 2 luxury bath

  • Spring

  • Hideaway Room 4 (mid-priced)

  • Entry to garden set for fall wedding (by designer)

  • A Cottage in the Woods (fall). 8+ kinds of hardwoods in color!

  • Burning bush in fall, at inn.

  • 'Retro' downtown Mountain City (Scarecrows on Main in Oct.)

  • View from dining room toward church

  • Cottage is to left of notch in trees along right hand ridgeline

  • Various hardwoods in fall color at the cottage on 30 acres

  • July in the garden

  • "Tool shed" and wedding garden

  • View from highway, lett side

  • Watauga Lake at sunset

  • 'Neighborhood' - standing on back property line, looking southeast

  • Mountain Sunrise Room 1 (first floor)

  • Rural backroads (near our Cottage in the Woods)

  • View from upstairs front hall toward NC/VA view, town

  • Bridal breakfast/party food

  • Wedding garden/joyful just-married couple

  • Watauga Lake: great for boating, fishing (area streams are full of fish, too)

  • Historic stained glass (recently reglazed)

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Facts and Figures:

  • About 7500 sq. ft. – historic part designed by a Chattanooga Architect; built in 1889-90 for a Civil War veteran and his wife.
  • 5 spacious guest rooms, each with private baths
  • Fully furnished (“turnkey business”)
  • Innkeeper’s “lair” on the third floor with about 1,000 sq.ft. Bedroom, bath, large walk in closet, study, massive storage area (OR use as a den and second bath with space to spare)  New construction here–very quiet with mountain views and 14-foot ceilings.
  • Banquet room, office, luggage foyer/sun room, catering kitchen, two public 1/2 baths, gift shop, storage–all under 10 years old–in an historic style with walnut trim harvested on the property.
  • 5 out buildings – historic (one with utilities at ready for another guest room in an historic setting
  • 1 new-construction shed with electricity – can have 220v power as needed or an electric car charging station. Ready for your hobby.
  • On 3 acres “intown” (all public utilities) but with few neighbors. Easy access road. 2550 ft. elevation (weather not severe)

Love Affairs with Old Houses

It helps if you fall in love old houses. They are unique and original. Sometimes time-worn and still standing proud.  They have a back story, a public history and secrets.   They are a blessing and a curse.  And they provide as great a joy as any great love.  Our skill has always been putting modern utilities in old buildings and reviving tired finishes. At last, The Wagner-Rambo House sings and has a great future ahead!! (It was nearly torn down 20 years ago!)

As the Wagner House has now reached 125, (11-22-14)  the chorus of John Legend’s song, “All of Me,” seems especially appropriate:

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, ohoh

We owners have not fallen out of love. Like you, we want to find a new love and pursue it.

Videos on You Tube From our Guests and Others:

Fact corrections:  1889 mansion.  Summary:  5-room B&B, renovated, impressive, 2 kitchens, great innkeeper’s quarters with views (1000 sq.ft.+) on third floor. Banquet room. Wedding Garden. Small town living. No income tax in Tennessee.  Near Striped Snake Hwy. 421 motorcycling road and Doe Mountain (ATV) Park. Being sold turnkey. Most renovations done or negotiable.

Mountains, rustic buildings, gardens

View of back garden, morning in Fall

  • Slide show of back parking lot & garden LINK
  • Front facade in 2010  (before paint job and new steps)  LINK
  • Foyer, living, dining room (some furniture, set ups, rugs, curtains have changed since 2010)  LINK
  • Lots has changed in the upstairs front and back hall; front lawn classically unchanged, plus upstairs porch   2010  LINKTrim now white, bookcases white, back staircase now oak-clad, some beds in rooms switched around.
  • Snow, town Christmas lights–a trip by someone from Hwy. 91 intersection on Hwy. 421 south to College St., past PO, to grocery store. Snow rarely stays on the ground like this for very long!  LINK
  • Car trip from Hwy. 421 part way into town, west then right at S. Church/Welcome Center to downtown, then through historic house area (NOT where inn is located).  Probably Oct. 2012  LINK
  • Ride the Striped Snake  Hwy. 421  north out of Mountain City. The first half is on this darn  GOOD video!  LINK
  • Copperhead Road is about 15 min. from the inn, in Johnson County, TN. Here’s the video and the original song. LINK
  • Our business consultant is  Heide Bredfeldt, 877 -957–2360  LINK