Whitfield Hall - The Blue Mountains
Tel: (1 876) 927-0986
Whitfield Hall is a delightfully rustic cabin-style house situated at the start of the trail to Blue Mountain Peak. The hall is the farmhouse of the RSW coffee estate. It was originally built by Colonel Whitfield in 1776.
Most guests stay at Whitfield Hall for just one night, either before or after climbing Blue Mountain Peak. However, it also makes for a great mountain getaway for those wishing to get back to basics and spend some time relaxing in the mountains.
You can tour the coffee plantation and see the wide range of other crops grown on site or just relax on the large lawn surrounded by giant eucalyptus trees.
The main house consists of five bedrooms and a large lounge with a real fireplace. Most of the bedrooms are kitted out hostel style with bunk beds, one bedroom has a double bed. There is also a private cottage which is available to rent.
Whilst the hostel offers incomparable scenery and charm, do not expect luxurious creature comforts. There are no electric lights in the hall, illumination is provided by tilly lamps and only cold water is available in the showers. Food can be made by the staff but you need to call in advance to make a private arrangement.© 2009 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com