Our Packages and Specials

Explore Charlottesville from the air, on horseback or at the end of a rod and reel.

Then come back to the luxurious and historic Dinsmore Inn to recharge.

We offer many packages to make your stay with us even more magical.

Packages & Specials

*Rates below include overnight stay at the Dinsmore, brunch at Farm Bell Kitchen, and the excursion listed. Rates shown are based on single occupancy. Taxes not included.

Hot Air Ballooning

Nothing is as peaceful as drifting over the treetops in beautiful Albemarle County in a hot air balloon ride. For over 15 years, Monticello Country Ballooning has offerred sunrise and sunset flights year-round in the greater Charlottesville area. We can arrange your flight and provide a take-away brunch or supper.  Includes traditional champagne toast (or beverage of your choice).  Please inquire about pricing for a single passenger, private flights or aerial photography.

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Horseback Riding

We have partnered with Morning Star Stables to provide our guests with trail rides through the gorgeous countryside of Albemarle County.  Your trail ride will take you over beautiful meadows, through the woods and along the winding Mechum River.  We will arrange your ride and can provide a small picnic lunch to take and share in a sunny meadow.   Nibble on snacks, sip some wine, and breathe in that fresh air.

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Fly Fishing Package

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. 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.  Let us provide your picnic meal for your angling adventure!
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Spa Package

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 for the ultimate manicure and pedicure package from our partners at Neroli Spa.  Girls Getaways and Couples Massages are also available.

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Vineyard and Craft Brewery Tours

Hop On Tours allows you to create your own itinerary from a list of various breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries. Pay no mind where the others on the bus go, you make your own itinerary.  The experience begins in Charlottesville with a complimentary hotel pick up.

The Crozet Hop On Tour. You will select 5 destinations to spend an hour at each (7-hour tour).  Choose from 4 Breweries, 4 Wineries, 2 Distilleries, and 1 Cidery Tasting Room.

The Nelson County Route 151 Hop On Tour. You will select 3 destinations to spend an hour at each (5-hour tour.)  Options includes Devils Backbone, Blue Toad, Bold Rock, Wild Wolf, Hill Top Winery, Flying Fox, Brewing Tree, Silverback Distillery, and Veritas.

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Picnic Lunch

$40 to $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!

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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 Inn souvenir wineglasses and a personalized note upon request.
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Bubbles and Berries


This package provides a romantic welcome with a local flare. The package includes a bottle of local sparkling wine 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.  

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In-Room Breakfast Basket


While the Dinsmore offers brunch to our guests in the Farm Bell Kitchen restaurant, we alternatively offer an in-room farm basket. For and additional charge 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.
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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).

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