Rose Hill is a garden estate encompassing a downtown Aiken city block and built as a "Winter Colony Residence" in 1898 by one of America's first families – Phelps. The property retains its original layout and buildings (11,) and is the first in Aiken recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.
A century of determination, passion for natural beauty, giving and accomplishment woven with a sensibility of reserve and elegant understatement provides today a symphonic glimpse of timeless character and wondrous charm.
Consider just a few unique Rose Hill interconnections which create especially positive energy: International Diplomacy, Architecture, Horses, Horticulture, Polo, Camellias, Center for The Arts, Field Trials, Yale University, Aiken Heights, Army of Tennessee, First Railroads, Bergen County, Philanthropy, Bar Harbor, Hand-Forged Iron, West Highland Terriers, Pierce Arrow, Simsbury, Girl Scouts, New York Social Register, Immigrant Determination, Preservation and Hospitality.
At some point during your visit - whether for a Wedding, Catered Event, Accommodations or The Stables Restaurant - some thread of the Rose Hill enchantment will surely enliven your poetic and romantic nature making your visit memorable.
Rose Hill has a long record of being shared with the community. In recent years the level of sharing has been unprecedented. Eva Mueller and son Stephen Mueller purchased the long neglected Rose Hill in 2002. Eva came from Germany in 1960. She and Stephen moved to downtown Aiken in 1972. The enormous endeavor is their labor of love. Sharing the property with locals that may not have previously had the opportunity and with visitors from all parts and all backgrounds is immensely joyful to them. Continually prevailing consideration and genuine hospitality of owners and staff reflect a natural exuberance to share the beauty and to see after guests' well-being.
Proprietors at Your Service
Eva Mueller and Stephen Mueller