Once again, I had the opportunity to work for two weeks this spring in Aiken. Several years ago, The Rose Hill Estate was mentioned to me as a place to go for dinner. I tried it and I have been back evry year since. As a matter of fact, it is my ‘office’ in Aiken and I am there almost every night.
The Stable Restaurant is in what was the old barn on the estate. It has been carefully transitioned into a great place to have a meal, with the outside preserved to maintain the original look. The food has never disappointed me, and the staff is superb. Steve and Eva, co-owners, and the entire staff, make you feel at home while you are there. Live entertainment is also a regular on the agenda as well.
In addition to the Stable, there is also the main house, a great place for any function from a business meeting to a wedding. The property hosts a chapel as well, and also guest cottages. Steve gave me tour of the property, and I walked it myself during my last stay with the restaurant and two separate functions going on as well. The property handled the gatherings extremely well, and with the size of the property, all were very separate and intimate..
The Rose Hill Estate and the Stable Restaurant get my recommendation as a must attend on your next trip into Aiken, SC
- 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