Rick Britton

Lisa Jones, general manager of the Dinsmore House Inn, 
remodeled the Federal-style building with her brother, 
co-owner Ryan Hubbard, to open it as a B&B in 2003.

The inns and outs of historic lodgings and their descendants

When Charles Dickens—the Victorian era’s greatest novelist—traveled through America via stagecoach in 1842, he found the experience absolutely abysmal. The coaches, he wrote, had “never been cleaned since they were first built,” and because they lacked springs, the slightest jolt was enough to dislocate a traveler’s bones. “At one time we were all flung together […]