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FAQs - Answers to some of the most common B&B questions

Innkeeper FAQs

Q: Where do we park at the Dinsmore House?

A: Garage parking is provided in the garage directly behind the inn, free of charge.

Q: Where’s a good place to eat?

A: We have a menu book at the inn, as well a recommendation sheet. There are 96 restaurants within a mile of the inn. A few of our favorites are ZoCaLo, LeToile, Maya and Zinc.

Q: How do we get to Monticello?

A: Directions are provided in your welcome letter. It’s five miles away from the Inn.

Q: How close are we to UVA?

A: The Dinsmore House is located at the University Corner, a five minute walk from the Rotunda, where the free tour is excellent.

Q: What wineries do you recommend?

A: There are a lot of great wineries to choose from. Our personal favorites are King Family, Veritas and Barboursville.

Q: How did you become involved innkeeping?

A: Primarily it was a lifestyle change from the corporate rat race of Washington, DC. We also wanted to live in Charlottesville, and we love meeting people. Seemed like a natural fit!

Q: What’s the history of the building?

A: The Dinsmore House Inn takes its name from the home’s architect and builder, James Dinsmore. He was the master builder for Thomas Jefferson, and constructed the house that the B&B now occupies in 1817.

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