Packages & Specials

Whether you are looking for a little something extra during your Charlottesville, VA getaway, you are traveling at odd times, or want to make your stay a little more romantic, we at The Dinsmore Boutique Inn try our best to help make your vacation memorable. This is why we have created a selection of packages, extras and special offers for our guests’ stay with us.

Want to make your visit to The Dinsmore special? Consider some of our In-Room Extras. When you reserve your stay, just let us know what you’d like and we’ll having it waiting in room at check-in.

If you would like to share The Dinsmore experience with someone you love, why not purchase a gift certificate for a birthday, holiday gift, or other occastion?

Our Discount Offers include:

  • Military Discount – As a “thank you” to your commitment and dedication to America’s freedom, we are happy to extend discounts to our military guests.
  • Last-Minute Deals – If you find yourself in need of Charlottesville lodging with very little warning, give us a call. If we have unfilled rooms, we will work with your to accommodate your needs.
  • Frequent-Stay Offerings – Our guests are our extended family, and we are happy to host your stay each and every time you visit Charlottesville. To that end, we offer special discounts to those guests who frequent our Inn.
  • Midweek Special – Book a two-night stay at Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast (Sunday through Thursday only) and receive a 5% discount on your room rate. This discount also applies to multiple room bookings on the same night, Sunday through Thursday. You must mention Midweek Special at the time of booking, and this offer cannot be combined with other discount offers.

We offer many packages to EXPLORE Charlottesville and the surrounding area, as well as packages to pamper and TREAT yourself, and luxurious IN-ROOM EXTRAS.   

Your innkeepers have also created a sample three day itinerary. Click here to read and download.

*Rates below include overnight stay at the Dinsmore, breakfast at Farm Bell Kitchen, and the excursion listed.  Based on double occupancy.  Taxes not included. 


Hot Air Ballooning

Starts at $335/person*

Partnering with Monticello Country Ballooning

The flight of a lifetime!  Nothing is as peaceful as drifting over the treetops in beautiful Albemarle County, Virginia with a hot air balloon ride. For more than 15 years, Mandy Baskin has shared her enthusiasm for lighter-than-air flight as pilot and owner of Monticello Country Ballooning. Offering sunrise and sunset flights year-round in the greater Charlottesville area, we can arrange your flight and provide a take away breakfast or supper.

Includes traditional champagne toast (or beverage of your choice)


Weekday Sunrise Flights: $335/person*

Weekday Sunset Flights: $360/person

Weekend Sunrise Flights: $360/person

Weekend Sunset Flights: $385/per person

Please inquire about pricing for a single passenger, private flights or aerial photography

Horseback Riding

Starts at $207/person*

Partnering with Morning Star Stables

Love horses?  We have partnered with Morning Star Stables to provide our guests with trail rides through the gorgeous countryside of Albemarle County.  Located on a 500 acre farm in Crozet, your trail ride will take you over beautiful meadows, through the woods and along the winding Mechum River.  The goal at Morning Star is to provide a safe, exciting and memorable ride. The gentle, well-behaved horses love what they do as much as the people who ride them.

We will arrange your ride and can provide a small picnic lunch to take and share in a sunny meadow.   Halfway through your adventure, take a break under a tree along the Mechum River, tie your horses and pause to take in the glorious scenery of the Albemarle Countryside.  Nibble on snacks; sip some wine and breathe in that fresh air.

Rate: $ 207/person* ride only (approx 1.5 hour ride)

Rate: $ 260.00/person* ride plus lunch (approx 2 hour excursion)


Fly Fishing

Starts at $350/person*

The Albemarle Angler

With over 2,500 miles of public trout streams in Virginia, it’s no wonder anglers choose the Albemarle Angler as their go-to guide service. They offer guided trips on the most productive local public waters. With decades of experience exploring and fly fishing in Virginia the guides will be sure you come away from your day with some new tips, tricks and knowledge on how to make your time on the water more successful.  The Albemarle Angler offers pick-up/drop-off from The Dinsmore. Let us provide your picnic meal for your angling adventure!

Choose from three tours:

Fly Fishing for Brook Trout in the Blue Ridge Mountains:  $350/person fishing only (picnic meal extra)

Smallmouth on the James and Shenandoah Rivers:  $510/person* fishing only (picnic meal extra)

Learn and Fish Package:  $460/person* fishing only (picnic meal extra)


Spa Packages

Starts at $235/person*

Partnering with Neroli Spa & Beauty Lounge

Tea for You … and Pampered too!

Start the afternoon in the front room of the elegant Dinsmore House sipping on house blended teas and made from scratch tea cakes and finger sandwiches before taking a short drive down the street for the ultimate manicure & pedicure package from our partners at Neroli Spa.

$ 235.00/person*

Girls Getaways and Couples Massages are also available.

Vineyard & Craft Brewery Tours

Starts at $160/person*

Partnering with Hop On Tours

Hop On/Hop Off concept allows you to create your own itinerary from a list of various breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries. Plan your own adventure without worrying about what the others on tour are doing. The day is yours let us take you there.


Our best value  and most expansive tour, this 7-hour experience begins in Charlottesville with a complimentary hotel pick up. Afterwards, you will select FIVE destinations to spend an hour at each.  Pay no mind where the others on the bus go, the day is yours, and we’ll help you make your own itinerary from the route.  4 Breweries, 4 Wineries, 2 Distilleries, & 1 Cidery Tasting Room

$170 per person*


Visit the best of Nelson County’s Route 151 with this 5-hour experience. We begin in Charlottesville with a complimentary hotel pick up.  Afterwards, you will select THREE destinations to spend an hour at each.  Pay no mind where the others on the bus go, the day is yours, and we’ll help you make your own itinerary from the route.  Route includes choice of Devils Backbone Brewing, Blue Toad Hard Cider, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Wild Wolf Brewing, Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery, Flying Fox Vineyards, Brewing Tree Beer Co., Silverback Distillery and Veritas Vineyards.

$160 per person*


Wine Lovers

$379 - $579

Known as the Napa Valley of the east coast, Central Virginia is blessed with many beautiful wineries, But they can be so challenging to find. Let us help plan your winery tour, complete with a customized itinerary based on the vineyards you’d like to visit, or choose from one of our pre-planned tours. We’ll also provide you a bottle of Virginia wine from Barboursville vineyard and two Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast wineglasses to commemorate your trip. This package includes two nights at Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast, a full breakfast each morning, and our afternoon wine social. Package offered Sunday – Thursday for $399 King, $379 Queen; and Friday-Saturday $579 King, $499 Queen.

Presidential Heritage Tour

$159 per couple

Explore the homes and elegance of three of our most celebrated presidents. You’ll receive two tickets each to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier, and James Monroe’s Highland. Your informational package from us includes directions to the homes, concierge services, brochures, an exclusive Thomas Jefferson pen, and a copy of “Virginia’s Presidential Homes”.  $159 per couple – Ash Lawn is the perfect place for a picnic; make sure to check out our Packed Picnic Lunch section.

Packed Picnic Lunch

$40 - $70

Whether you are busy exploring Charlottesville’s rich heritage, or want to be ready for a full day of winery tours, we’ve got you covered!  Your packed lunch will include: Two sandwiches (club or chicken salad), two sides of your choice (coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad or fresh fruit), a side order of our fabulous house-made chips, bottled water or soft drinks and brownies or homemade cookies for dessert -$40.

Enjoy your meal with a bottle of local Barboursville wine and two souvenir Dinsmore glasses – $70.

Need help finding the perfect spot to have your picnic? Let us know, we’re happy to help!


Romance Package


Delve into romance with this package.  Arranged in your room prior to arrival, relax and enjoy a bottle of local Barboursville Reserve wine, a delectable fruit and cheese platter and one dozen roses for an additional $75. Also includes two Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast souvenir wineglasses and a personalized note upon request.

Bubbles and Berries


The “Bubbles and Berries” package provides a romantic welcome with a local flare. The package includes a bottle of reserve sparkling wine from a Barboursville Vineyard and two champagne flutes. Delectable chocolate-dipped strawberries and an assortment of sweets from Gearharts Fine Chocolates will be waiting on a platter. We can even personalize the experience with a note.

In-Room Farm Breakfast Basket


While The Dinsmore 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 in bed!

The Finer Details

Sunday – Thursday for $399 King, $379 Queen; and Friday-Saturday $579 King, $499 Queen.

  • Get a little romance: We’ll provide a bottle of local Virginia Wine from Barboursville and two souvenir Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast wineglasses – $39
  • Specialty Chocolates from Gearharts Gourmet – $35
  • Seasonal Flower Bouquet with Vase (and note) – $44
  • One Dozen Roses with Vase (and note) – $44
  • Two Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast souvenir mugs as a memory of your stay – $12


Gift Certificate Special

Receive a free bottle of Virginia wine or sparkling cider at check-in with the purchase of a gift certificate ($200 or more).

Call (434) 974- 4663 to place your order today or buy your gift certificate online.