The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast Charlottesville
My wife and I recently spent a long weekend at The Dinsmore House. Charlottesville is a vibrant town with an incredible selection of restaurants and shops, buildings of historical significance, and a number of underrated wineries in the area. The location of the Dinsmore House, adjacent to the UVA campus and within walking distance from downtown, proved very convenient. Although the house fronts Main St., which can get busy during daylight hours, traffic noise was really not significant, even in the Virginia Room which is street-side. Although our room seemed musty when we first entered (it was warm for early October), once we got the AC going, it was fine. The room and bed were very comfortable and clean, and the large shower was a treat. Breakfast was excellent and different each day. Even with all of its attributes, the best part about The Dinsmore is the owners, Denise and Ryan. We have stayed in quite a few B&B's. I must say that this energetic and affable couple come as close to getting it right as anyone. They are great conversationalists, and are helpful without being intrusive. They seem to understand why one stays at a B&B rather than a hotel. In short, they really added value to our visit. It was almost like staying with friends. For convenience and individual attention, this is the place.
Fantastic Weekend Getaway
My wife and I stayed at the Dinsmore House in Charlottesville for our anniversary and the experience could not have been better. We stayed in the Veranda room, which has a nice porch that overlooks the courtyard. Ryan and Denise are great innkeepers who made us feel right at home and helped us out with local information. The location is terrific (right on the corner) and we walked to dinner and a nearby concert at the university. The whole weekend was a relaxing and comfortable anniversary getaway and we will definitely plan to stay at the Dinsmore House again on our next trip to Charlottesville.
My Favorite B&B
My husband and i enjoyed our stay at The dinsmore house soo much. Denise and Ryan were wonderful Innkeepers. They were both very informative and friendly. Breakfast was wonderful, and the location was walking distance from UVA and the corner which was just too much fun. We would definitely go back and stay. We love the Madison room! Thanks guys!
A Spectacular Getaway
The Dinsmore House is a great bed and breakfast located in the heart of Charlottesville, VA. The house is within walking distance of the University of Virginia and downtown. The house is also within a thirty minute drive of close to thirty wineries and vineyards. Thomas Jefferson's house, the Monticello, is also very close by. The service, rooms, and breakfast are amazing. The two owners, Ryan and Denise, do a great job of welcoming you into their home. They are full of knowledge and recommendations for restaurants and things to do in the area. We stayed in the Dinsmore Room which is beautifully decorated. It is by far the best bed and breakfast in town, and we will definitely be coming back!
The Dinsmore House is a great place to stay in Charlottesville given it's location on the 'Corner' and it's convenience to downtown, but I love staying at the Dinsmore because of the warm hospitality offered by the owners, Ryan and Denise. They always go out of their way to make my stays relaxing and memorable. The beds are divine and breakfast scrumptious! This is the first place I recommend to friends and family who are visiting Charlottesville.
Cozy & convenient
The Dinsmore House is a very cozy bed & breakfast in the heart of Charlottesville. Restaurants and shops are only a short walking distance away, so there is no reason to get back into your car once you arrive. The owners, Ryan & Denise, are very friendly and will make your stay memorable. The breakfast was delicious. I highly recommend The Dinsmore House!
Classy & convenient!
I have had the pleasure of staying at the Dinsmore house on three separate occassions...it gets better every time! Unbeatable beds, delicious breakfasts and an inn well-matched to the charming town of Charlottesville. It feels like home & I'll be back!
I like it
A pleasant stay with pleasant people. House had apparently been vacated and in disrepair for about 5 years until current owners rescued it two years ago. House still needs some work, but they are getting there. Great location near "The Corner." In judging a place, you always ask "would you look somewhere else first." I'd have to answer "no" with this being my preferred place to stay in the Charlottesville area.
The Dinsmore House is wonderful. Great location. Can walk down to the historic district. Much work has been done here to make this a lovely place to stay.
We stayed in the Monroe room, it was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. The bed was very comfortable! We stayed 2 nights and breakfast both days was delicious. The Dinsmore House is located near campus and a free trolley stops across the street. Ryan and Denise were the perfect hosts, they recommended great restaurants and made the reservations. When we return to Charlottesville, we will stay at the Dinsmore House!
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