Shinnston, WV 

Gillum House Bed & Breakfast

35 Walnut St
Shinnston, WV 26431 US
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Rates: $95 to $145
Total Rooms: 3
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (3 reviews)


Circa 1912. The architectural style of a 1912 house is reflected in this comfortable inn. Original works of art, painted by the one of the innkeepers, grace the walls. The second-floor library offers books to savor and finish reading at home. Antique-filled guest bedrooms pamper with fresh flowers, candles, Egyptian cotton or flannel linens, down comforters and fluffy robes. Breakfast is a healthy, low-fat culinary delight, accented with locally made maple syrup. The nearby West Fork River Trail entertains hikers, bicyclists and equestrians.Publicity and Awards: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Shinnston News, Akron Beacon Journal, Blue Ridge Outdoors, West Virginia State Journal, Charleston Gazette-Mail, Long Weekends, New York Times, WBOY, Speed Channel, WCHS, C-FAX, "Inn to Inn Hiking Guide to the Virginias," Off the Beaten Path- West Virginia, Fourth Edition (vignette), Good Morning West Virginia, Vol. II.Location: City/Urban, Six miles west of I-79, small city (pop. 2 and 300).


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $95 to $145
Payment types accepted include Personal Checks, Visa, Master Card and cash.
Rooms: This property has 3 total guest accommodations, 1 with private bath.
The types of beds available include Queen and Double.


Minimum Stay Requirements: 2-night minimum MountainFest, Labor Day weekend, and any Monday holiday weekend
Cancellation: 48 hours
Smoking: Outside Only.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Full Breakfast, Vegetarian Breakfast, Picnic Lunches, Restaurant off Premises, A full breakfast is served family-style, special diet needs are a specialty. Packages are offered that include a packed lunch and/or dinners. Over 100 varieties of tea are offered for tea-drinking guests and roast green coffee beans tonight for your morning coffee.
Amenities In Room: VCR, Television, Reading Lamps, DVD, Clock Radio, CD Player, Cable TV, Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Bath Amenities, Wireless Internet Access, decorative fireplaces, hair dryer & curling iron in both bathrooms, massage can be arranged, private bath with clawfoot tub, a shower, The Harris and Rosi's Room share a bathroom that has a 60 inch shower.
Amenities On Site: Library, Bicycles, Computers, Phone, Gift Shop, DVD, PC, VCR, Fax, Television, Parlor Games, Copy Machine, Concierge service, Phone in common room, Wi-Fi Internet access in all rooms, Art gallery in library and Escort service provided from I-79 exit for those traveling with horses.
Business Traveler Amenities: Television, Modem Connection, Internet Access, FAX On-site, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Daily Newspapers, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Flexible Check in/out Times and We also have a scanner.
Transportation Services: Airport Pickup.
Languages Spoken: Tres peu tetre francais

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available
Nearby Recommended Spas:
Massage Therapy and Spa Treatments


Events Hosted: Honeymoons, Romantic Getaways, Winery Packages, Overnight stabling and Off-street motorcycle parking.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Bicycling, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Sports Events, Major College, Wineries, 9 covered bridges, 7 state parks, Chapel of Perpetual Adoration, 2 drive-in theaters, several hand-blown glass factories with tours, historic sites, Mother's Day shrine, rail-trails, birding and overnight stabling (2.5 miles).

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Jimmy's Diner (restaurant version of Cheers), Oliverio's, , Provance Market, Aquarium Lounge, Julio's..

Historic Interest

It was the home of the second and last B&O Railroad Station Agent who was also a mayor.
Historic Awards: Contributing factor to Shinnston Landmark District.
Historic Memberships: West Virginia Association of Museums.
Historic sites nearby: Prickett's Fort (20 miles), birthplace of Stonewall Jackson (8 miles), Mother's Day Shrine (25 miles), Levi Shinn 1778 log house (1 mile), Arthurdale (40 miles)

Romantic Interest

The Gillum Room with its 4-poster rice bed Queen-size bed with the warm walnut hue of the woodwork of the now decorative fireplace mantle creates an ambiance of romance. The private bath offers an old-fashioned clawfoot tub (big enough for 2), dimmer switch for that light as well as a large shower. The CD player (with a selection of romantic music available) sets the background tone. The mood can be completed with an arrangement for an in-room massage in the afternoon and a candlelight dinner for 2 in the evening - and we know how to make a lady feel SPECIAL with one of our dinner packages. The gentleman can arrange for a host of romantic things to fit his personal budget that can include flowers, locally made (totally divine) hand-dipped chocolates, champagne, in-room massage or manicure and pedicure, candles...... Kathleen arranges everything the guest requests for his lady. Ladies, we are not sexist - we can arrange a romantic getaway for the man in your life also.