Dinsmore Inn @ The University of Virginia

Manager: Ryan Hubbard
Address: 1211 W Main St Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Phone: 4349744663
Rates: $199 - $399
Rooms: 9
Bathrooms: 10
Extra Person: 25
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Dinsmore at The University combines a perfect location with luxurious comfort, creating a unique Charlottesville experience. The home, built in 1817 by Thomas Jefferson's master builder welcomes guests with warm light, stature and charm. We hope on your next trip to Charlottesville, you will experience the unmatched comfort and convenience of The Dinsmore. In 2017 the inn temporarily closed its doors to completely renovate and update the guest quarters. In 2018, after a decade of planning, Farm Bell Kitchen opened as the Dinsmore's acclaimed on-site Farm-to-Table restaurant. Guests of The Dinsmore receive complimentary brunch at Farm Bell Kitchen during their stay. 

Since 2003 The Dinsmore has been the ideal location for your Charlottesville plans. Situated on The University of Virginia Corner, the inn is a short walk from dozens of quaint restaurants and shops. We are one block from the University of Virginia and less than a mile from Charlottesville’s historic downtown mall. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is five miles away and the inn is a short drive from the Blue Ridge Mountains, numerous wineries and the Skyline Drive.

Guest Quarters

Jefferson Suite – A two-room suite with a king bed and cozy sitting room.

Dinsmore Room – Large, elegant room with hand-carved king canopy bed and original claw-foot tub in the bath.

Library Loft – Two level loft with sitting room and full bath on the 2nd floor, and vaulted ceiling bedroom on the 3rd floor.

Madison Room –  Large room with original hardwood floors and king bed.

Meriwether – New room added in 2017, with king bed, clawfoot tub and rear balcony

Monticello - New room added in 2017, with balcony overlooking Main Street. King bed, sofa and clawfoot tub


Monroe Room- Four poster queen bed, with a desk nook and views of Main Street. A true Charlottesville feel.

Virginia Room – Warm tones decorate this first floor room. King bed, private entrace and a walk-in shower.

Veranda Room – Lovely first floor room with private entrance. Weather permitting, guests may choose to have breakfast on the back porch.

Room Amenities:

  • Hair Dryer
  • Television, Cable/Satellite
  • Streaming TV Service
  • Private Entrance
  • Private Deck
  • Iron/Ironing Board Available
  • iPhone/iPod Docking Stations
  • AC, Room
  • Extra Bed Available
  • Bathrobes
  • Bath, Private Ensuite
  • Wi-Fi

Inn Amenities:

  • WiFi Throughout
  • Restaurant on Site
  • Off Street Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Government Rate (GSA)
  • First Floor Rooms
  • Corporate Rates

Area Activities:

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Unique Shopping
  • Theater
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • National & State Parks
  • Museums
  • Kayaking
  • Historic Sites
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Galleries
  • Fishing
  • Fine Dining
  • Farmers Markets
  • Diving
  • Cideries
  • Canoeing
  • Breweries
  • Wineries

Geographic Settings:

  • City
  • Mountains
  • Urban

Well Suited For:

  • Business Meetings
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Elopements
  • Family Travel
  • Group Getaways
  • Honeymoons
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Romantic Escape

Food Services:

  • Breakfast, Full
  • Dinner Available
  • Full Service Restaurant
  • Meal Options, Dairy Free
  • Meal Options, Gluten Free
  • Meal Options, Vegan
  • Meal Options, Vegetarian

Inn Policies:

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • American Express Accepted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children 10+ Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Smoking Outside Only
  • Traveler’s Checks Accepted

Minimum Stay Required:

  • Holidays
  • Weekends, Fall
  • Weekends, Spring
  • Weekends, Summer