The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast. Historic B&B circa 1817, designed and built by James Dinsmore, Jefferson's master craftsman. This beautiful inn offers elegant accommodations. One block to the University of Virginia and Hospital. Five miles to Monticello. Eight guest rooms all with private bath. Located on the Main St in the heart of Charlottesville, close to the Historic Downtown Mall. Full breakfast and afternoon social. Garage parking. Beautiful courtyard. Many restaurants nearby. Double $119-279.
Mr. Jefferson himself would appreciate this roomy suite. The sitting room was designed with comfort in mind, providing a perfect place to read a book or share conversation with friends. The bedroom features an inviting king-sized canopy bed. Depending on which of the four windows guests look out, they are provided with views of Main Street or the courtyard.
We named this room (and the inn) after Thomas Jefferson's master builder, James Dinsmore. When Mr. Dinsmore designed the home he must have had grand plans for these quarters. We won't give you the exact dimensions of the room, but let's just say it manages to dwarf the king-sized, hand-carved, mahogany canopy bed. The room has a cozy sitting area and a claw-foot soaking tub in the bath.
Decorated in a classic Colonial toile with colorful Buxton Blue paint, this room is large, bright and airy. Relax in the two armchairs, perfect for reading, conversation or watching a movie. The king-sized bed is welcoming and plush.
A subtle tribute to the University of Virginia, this room tastefully incorporates the school colors (orange and blue) in its decadent fabrics. A first floor room, The Virginia has a private entrance from Main Street and a king-sized, four poster bed. Custom tiled shower with reclaimed marble seat.
This room provides a true Charlottesville feel, overlooking the University Baptist Church, Main Street and the courtyard. The room has a king-sized bed, and the glass paned French doors on the closet are quaint and historic.
Boasting a private veranda that overlooks the courtyard,the Veranda Room is very popular with guests in the spring and fall. Weather permitting, guests may enjoy a private breakfast on the porch, for an additional fee. Did we mention the queen-sized, hand-carved mahogany Victorian bed?
This interior room was originally a study off the main hall of the second floor. We added a transom to let in the natural morning light. A queen-sized four poster bed and Americana décor give the room a cozy, Colonial feel.
When The Dinsmore House was built, Charlottesville was a sleepy little town in the middle of rural Virginia. This lovely porch room with wrap around windows reminds us of those simpler times. The room, featuring a queen-sized brass bed, makes up for its smaller size with ample character and charm.
Queen sized bed, private bath, cable TV, wireless intenet, high-quality linens and bedding, full breakfast
King bed, private bath, cable TV, high-quality linens and bedding, wireless internet, full breakfast, complimentary beverages
5 on March 10, 2014
My wife & I spent the night for our anniversary, and were very pleased with this B&B experience. The staff was very nice, and Ryan's hospitality in particular was outstanding. The location of this B&B is ideal, close to the old downtown and school. The breakfast was magnificent. I can see why the Dinsmore house is so popular and felt lucky to have found them. I'd recommend this to anyone.
5 on November 07, 2013
The Dinsmore House B&B staff was wonderful! Enjoyed a glass of wine and Kiersten great company. She was a delight! They gave me a free upgrade because a better room was available. The Veranda Room was lovely, and had the most comfortable bed! Was able to purchase discount tickets to Monticello from Inn. Wonderful time visiting Monticello! Thank you.
4.4 on August 23, 2013
Fantastic B&B with a rich history. But the highlight was the French toast "cake" served for breakfast. Amazing! Other delights included a wine hour and a small birthday gift from the hostess waiting for me in our room.
4.0 on November 16, 2011
We have reserved our second visit this year. We have never been more pleased. McLeans
5 on November 11, 2011
They gave us a free upgrade because a better room was available. They also provided a special menu due to food allergies we have.
Near University, Downtown, Mountains, Small town
Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 11 miles
From Rt. 29 follow Emmett Street to left on University Avenue. Travel approximately 1 mile. Dinsmore House is located on the left at 1211 West Main Street, between University Baptist Church and the Marriot Courtyard.
Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Monticello, University of Virginia, Ash Lawn, Historic Downtown, Montpelier, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Garage Parking, Weight Room, Indoor Pool, Exercise Facility
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Ryan and Denise Hubbard
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
A flavorful pastry dish filled with layers of roasted red peppers, spinach, cheese, herbed eggs and ham. You won't need lunch!