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Hannah the Hostess

It’s a common refrain when repeat guests enter the Dinsmore House. “Where’s Hannah?” About that time we’ll hear her before we see her. The jingle of her collar signals her arrival as she saunters into the room. She’s a little bit of an old girl now, but she still loves to greet the guests and ask for a shoulder scratch. When we opened the bed and breakfast she was a puppy, and every guest was a new adventure. She’d follow guests everywhere, her natural herding instincts kicking inn, subtly nudging them with her snout. She doesn’t do much herding these days, but the guests still flock to her. I have no doubt if I polled our guests over the years and ask them what they remember most about the Dinsmore House…it would be Hannah. She is the quintessential B&B dog.

Ten Reasons to Love Charlottesville in the Winter

1.) The off-season pricing at the Dinsmore House is 20-30% less than in-season pricing.
2.) No lines at Monticello, Montpelier and Ash Lawn
3.) The Dinsmore House winter breakfast menus feature hearty savory dishes and warm muffins
4.) No traffic or road construction
5.) Reservations at restaurants are easily acquired
6.) Mountain hikes are cool and bug free
7.) UVA basketball has a new coach, a new arena and a fresh approach
8.) Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or baby-moons with a package at the Dinsmore House - $50 off
9.) The concert schedule at the John Paul Jones Arena and the Paramount Theater is packed with great shows
10.) Skiing and tubing at Wintergreen, only 40 miles away


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