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The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast

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1211 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pelham Manor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Directly across from the campus for the "house" (that is university) that Thomas Jefferson built, is the house that his master carpenter, James Dinsmore, built for himself. It's now a wonderful bed and breakfast, featuring cozy, comfy beds in finely appointed rooms, and plush towels in the bathrooms. The innkeepers and their staff are all warm, friendly and helpful, ready... More 

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Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We just spent two nights at the Dinsmore House. The new innkeepers Bill and Sherry were so pleasant! For being at the property for less than 2 months, they were very knowledgeable about the area. Besides the historic nature of the inn and its convenience to everything, it was the little things that really made us feel at home. We... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I am a UVA Medical School alumnus and Visiting Professor, so travel to Charlottesville relatively often--the building is right across from the Medical Center and the new Children's Hospital. Unless I have a commitment somewhere else. Dinsmore House is my preferred place. The building is old (1819) but that adds to its charm. Bathrooms and appointments are modern. Mark and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My wife and I have stayed here several time over the past four years and have had a great experience each time. The staff is very friendly and helpful, especially the current innkeepers, Mark and Mary, who go out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home. The breakfast is quite good and we really enjoy the... More 

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Marco Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is our third stay with Mark and Mary and it is as oustanding as our first two visits. Mark and Mary always make us feel so comfortable we feel like we are visiting family only better because they take care of all our needs, prepare the most amazing breakfasts each day; always so original and delicious! We have not... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable stay. I am a "history buff" of sorts and thoroughly enjoyed the various rooms at this delightful B&B. This was my first stay at this particular B&B but will definitely not be my last. Side trips to Montiello and a variety of historic sites made coming home to Dinsmore absolutely delightful. Mark... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Dinsmore House. Mark and Mary were exceptional hosts. We stayed in the James Madison room. It was clean, comfortable and lovely. Breakfasts were superb and the coffee great. The B&B is in walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. We rode the free trolley to the downtown mall. That was a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Fantastic find for our midweek break in Charlottesville. Gorgeous rooms, breakfasts to write home about and friendly (and very interesting) hosts. Easy parking and great location to boot. I would certainly recommend to anyone seeking character and comfort. Lovely little touches such as cookies and milk at bedtime, wine and cheese late afternoon and all served up in a beautifully... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My wife and I had never been to a B&B, but comparing The Dinsmore house to any other place we have stayed (Inns, Motels, Hotels, etc), we would have to rank this abode towards the top of the charts. I can agree with some critics that it may need a little TLC here and there, but nothing major, and it... More 

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Corydon, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My friend and I traveled here while visiting grad schools in Virginia, and we decided to stay in a bed and breakfast to make the trip a little more enjoyable and "vacation-like," and picking the Dinsmore House to stay in really changed the tone of the trip from that of a business trip into an enjoyable mid-week getaway. The hosts... More 

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