We couldn't have asked for a better layout for two couples traveling together. We each had our own spacious bedroom, and shared one bathroom. Breakfast was absolutely awesome! Eva is VERY accomodating and will make anything you'd like for breakfast. You won't need lunch after one of Eva's excellent breakfasts.
The on-site restaurant is incredible - the best food and service we found in Aiken.
There's a lovely bar/TV room with overstuffed leather chairs for watching TV or playing cards. This was a great place for us to hang out and watch the Masters when we weren't at Augusta.
The story of this historic site is wonderful, and Steven and Eva are wonderful hosts. They're very flexible, accomodating, and clearly enjoy what they're doing.
A couple of small improvements would make this spot even better: Because there are so few employees, it was occasionally hard to find Eva, Steven, or Kena. Some method of contacting them from the main house would be helpful. And the main house would benefit from a little more time spent cleaning the common areas - carpets especially.
If we get back to Augusta/Aiken, we'll stay again at Rose Hill Estate. It's only 20 minutes from Augusta National, and it was wonderful to be staying away from Augusta itself. There's nothing quite this unique, quiet, or quaint in Augusta. Well worth the drive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit Rose Hill to experience the charm of Aiken's most originally preserved "Winter Colony" estate. This downtown property encompasses a city block, yet the ambiance is intimate and timelessly elegant. Rose Hill is a regional treasure located on the highest elevation of the original Aiken plateau just two blocks from the downtown main street. Enjoy your stay in one of our fine rooms or suites, or treat your family to the comforts of our recently renovated Guest Cottage. Spend the day exploring our historic gardens or walk two short blocks to downtown. Aiken’s legendary golf courses, horse district, the Hitchcock Woods and unlimited equestrian activities are just minutes away. Rose Hill Estate is one of the finest homes of the Winter Colony and the first house in Aiken on the National Historic Register. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rose Hill Estate Hotel Aiken