Welcome to the Dinsmore House
The Dinsmore House is an historic bed and breakfast inn located in the heart of Charlottesville, Virginia. The home, built by Thomas Jefferson’s master builder in 1817, is at the University of Virginia and a half a mile from Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall. The Dinsmore House B&B is less than five miles from Jefferson’s Monticello, and within a short drive of a dozen wineries.
The boutique inn has eight guestrooms, each distinctly decorated, for a unique lodging experience within walking distance of UVA. There are hundreds of merchant shops, restaurants and entertainment options nearby. Please explore the packages page for vineyards, golf, hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains and more. Our three-day itinerary provides innkeeper recommendations for Central Virginia excursions.
Inn amenities include a daily breakfast. To see a sample menu, click here.
Presidential Heritage Package
Explore the homes and elegance of three of our most celebrated presidents. This package includes two tickets to each of our three local presidents homes: Monticello, Montpelier and Ashlawn-Highland. We will provide you directions to each destination, brochures, concierge services, an exclusive Thomas Jefferson pen, pocket constitution, Ashlawn-Highland postcard and a copy of "Virginia's Presidential Homes" to keep as a souvenir to your trip -$159. All three homes provide a perfect place for a picnic; make sure to check out our "Extra Something" section to add a packed lunch to your tour.
IN-ROOM BREAKFAST FARM BASKET
While the Dinsmore House still offers
our daily hot breakfast in the dining room and breakfast porch, we are proud to
now offer an in-room farm basket. For an additional $30 we will deliver room
service (at a time you specify) featuring: scones, artisan bread, fresh cut
flowers, juice, coffee, fruit, hard boiled eggs and an assortment of jams and
cheeses. Add a bottle of Barboursville Brut to your basket and you have mimosas