Welcome to the Dinsmore re-imagined

We invite you to explore the Dinsmore Boutique Inn, a fully refurbished 19th century home that offers nine elegant guest rooms at Charlottesville’s best address. Located on Main Street in midtown, the Dinsmore is one block from the University of Virginia and walking distance to hundreds of restaurants, shops and day spas. Now re-opened after an extensive 2016-2017 remodel, we hope you'll stay at the reimagined Dinsmore. Three guest rooms were added to the inn, and the other six guest rooms have been refurbished. Every bathroom was revamped, every mattress upgraded, every room modernized, every window treatment replaced. We worked with interior designers and local artisans to add curated touches throughout the inn. The result is a truly exceptional lodging option that provides a convenient home base for your trip to Charlottesville. To book online please click here



The décor of The Dinsmore provides an elegant twist on traditional Colonial charm. Rooms combine mid-century finishes with classic French elements and throughout the property there's an ambiance of updated Southern luxury. Though the building is 200 years-old, the inn is fully restored with modern comforts like in-room temperature control, fiber internet and luxurious mattresseses/linens.


Nestled in the heart of Charlottesville, the Dinsmore is a  boutique inn located in a fully restored, three-story 1822 Federal-style townhouse.

Boasting Charlottesville's most central location, The Dinsmore is located in the vibrant Corner district at the university, half a mile from the historic downtown pedestrian mall and five miles from Monticello. The original house was built in 1817 by James Dinsmore, who was Thomas Jefferson's master builder. Dinsmore was instrumental in building Monticello for Mr. Jefferson, James Madison's Montpelier and the Rotunda at the University of Virginia. The Dinsmore is a short walk to dozens of local restaurants and shops, and a five-minute walk to the Lawn on the UVA Grounds.


  • Nine luxury guest rooms
  • High ceilings, original windows and hardwood floors
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Refurbished en suite bathrooms
  • Urbane tea room
  • Granite terraces
  • Garage parking included
  • Free high speed fiber internet
  • Luxury sheets, linens and bathrobes
  • Flatscreen TVs with satellite programming and radio
  • Hairdryer, iron and ironing board
  • Collection of natural botanical bath amenities
  • In-room temperature control



The Dinsmore breakfast is a celebration of local ingredients and time honored recipes


our beds

From the highest quality mattresses to luxurious linens, our beds were designed with your comfort in mind



The Dinsmore Boutique Inn offers Virginia's most comprehensive and customizable packages. From decadent in-room amenties, to private day-long itineraries, our goal is to make your occassion special. 



The Dinsmore staff are purveyors of the Charlottesville experience.We strive to provide you with a timeless level of service in an exceptional, comfortable setting.