My fiance and I spent a very nice weekend at the inn. The inn is very charming, but it is definitely creaky! This is true country living in a historic building.
We were surprised that there are no keys! Like the front door is never locked, the bedroom doors don't have keys! This was a bit shocking to us, but we quickly realized why. The inn has the feeling that you're among friends. At breakfast, the innkeepers and the guests were all just chatting it up. I am usually a rather untrusting person, but I quickly didn't mind at all that we weren't locking up our room. (You could though lock the door from the inside so we locked the door when we were in it.)
Depending upon your expectations, the location might be disappointing because it really isn't exactly IN charlottesville. However, we loved the country living feel, while also being not too far from downtown Charlottesville, Monticello, and wineries. An unexpected treat was driving up Plank Road (the road the inn is on) through the countryside, and eventually arriving at Blue Mountain Brewery, and then continued to Veritas Vineyard.
One other drawback depending on your expectations -- breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m., and that's it. There isn't a window of time. There are 3 courses (pastry, fruit, hot dish), so you're not picking your own breakfast (which I've done at other inns). However, you always have the option for oatmeal and cereal if you don't like the breakfast, but I don't know how you could not -- the food was awesome! Also, I mentioned before I arrived that I was a vegetarian and they actively remembered that and were very considerate of my dietary preference.