The Hummingbird Inn

30 Wood Lane , Goshen, VA 24439 USA (Show map)

About

Close to historic Lexington on an acre of landscaped grounds, our Victorian Carpenter Gothic Inn offers comfortable accommodations with room to relax. Spacious guest rooms are furnished with comfy feather beds and down comforters. There are wraparound verandas on the first and second floors with a view of hundreds of hummingbirds that visit. A down-filled wraparound sofa in the living room invites you to read a good book or take a nap; or a solarium to enjoy the sun, or the rustic den dating from the late 1700's to watch TV. There is a deck, overlooking Mill Creek. Plus the Inn offers 24 hr coffee bar, Wifi, computer in the den and internet radio in every room. Check our website for more - photos, descriptions, and specials.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Super nice hosts and exceptional ambiance!

4.8 on February 29, 2016

What a wonderful inn! Exceptionally good treatment, super breakfast, and very nice clean room. We will be back!


A wonderful babymoon!

5 on January 25, 2016

We had a fantastic time on our "babymoon" at The Hummingbird Inn. Sandra and Jeff were so friendly and attentive-- we had everything just how we liked it. The breakfasts were creative and delicious, the room and bathroom extremely comfortable (we were in the Alleghany), and we loved curling up with cookies and milk in the cozy 18th-century den by the fire (which Jeff expertly built for us). We enjoyed massages and treats in our room (part of the babymoon package) and had some great dinners out in Lexington. Highly recommended!


Fabulous Family Get Together

5 on January 23, 2016

We selected the Hummingbird because they allowed our small dog. Little did we know the pictures did not do it justice. The owners are not only delighted to be inn owners but very proud of their home and inn. The rooms are warm and fully stocked. The beds comfy and the sheets amazingly soft. Breakfast was delicious and the fire in the 'old house' made us so very happy and cozy. The scotch didn't hurt either! Thank you so very much!


Wonderful stay at Hummingbird Inn!

5 on January 09, 2016

We stayed at Hummingbird Inn in December to renew our wedding vowels. Everything about the stay was perfect. The Inn is beautiful and clean. The host and hostess were friendly and very attuned to detail.The breakfasts were fantastic! Our experience at Hummingbird Inn was beyond positive, and we cannot wait to return!!


Wonderful weekend

5 on December 05, 2015

A perfect weekend getaway. Hospitality was off the charts! Our hosts did all they could to make our stay enjoyable. Food was excellently prepared and plentiful! The Inn is charming and extremely comfortable.


The Hummingbird

5 on November 13, 2015

Sandra and Jeff are wonderful hosts, and their B&B is a very nice place to be, even during two days of rain. Dog friendly, quiet, with plenty to do in the area.


A perfect birthday evening

5 on October 27, 2015

It was like meeting up with old friends, Sandra and Jeff could not have been more welcoming, and what a wonderful home they have? Every room has great character and is so comfortable. Had we not had to move on we could happily have stayed a week. Whilst dinner isn't part of the deal, Sandra does do a fantastic antipasto. Sitting out in the twilight with local beer and wine and enjoying this super meal (and a desert) was a great way to finish my 50th birthday. After such a wonderful evening we were curious to know how breakfast would compare. No worries - it was top class. Time to save up for another visit - it's worth leaving the UK for!


Charming B&B

4.0 on September 25, 2015

Our stay was relaxing and wonderful! Our room was very clean and well appointed with nice linens, a cozy sitting area with two comfortable chairs and a whirlpool tub in the bathroom. Our favorite area of the property was the porch beside the babbling brook. The hot breakfast is gourmet and more than enough to fill you up. The Inn Keepers, Sandra & Jeff, are gracious and very helpful. Not too far from the property is the town of Lexington with many dining and shopping options. A few trains did pass by while we stayed, but we found this to be part of the charm of the area. A great B&B!


Lovely B&B Nestled Into The Blue Ridge Mountains

5 on September 17, 2015

The owners could not have been more accommodating or gracious. They are the main reason we will always consider a B & B in the future for our travels. Lexington Va was only about a 20 minute drive away for sightseeing and dinners. Another reason was the inn itself , so comfortable, picturesque and clean. The breakfasts were superb and so were the owners!


Outstanding!

5 on September 14, 2015

My husband and I had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, and while I always knew I would like it he had his doubts. Needless to say he LOVED it and so did I ! Sandra made us feel welcome the minute we walked in the door, anything we needed all we had to do was ask. We stayed in the Teter-Wood room and it was everything I expected :) I wish we were there for more than one night( Aug 24th,2015) but we planned a whirlwind 4 day wine trail. Breakfast was delicious and we ate every bit of it! We hope to return in the not so distant future...thank you Sandra and Jeff! (the grounds were beautiful and so peaceful! )


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Rooms & Rates

Alleghany

Our largest room, the light and airy Alleghany, is the second floor room of the original 1780 post-and-beam house. It features a queen-size pencil post bed, a loveseat that can become a twin bed, comfortable seating with fireplace stove, garden views, and afternoon sunshine. The spacious bathroom includes a large whirlpool tub/shower combination, state of the art, installed in 2015. The Alleghany is not a pet-friendly accommodation. If you are bringing a pet, you must reserve the Teter-Wood Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Eleanor

With a king-size bed, this room remains as large and comfortable as it was in 1935 when Eleanor Roosevelt stayed here while visiting the textile mill in Goshen. The small bathroom features an oversized double shower for two, with dual showerheads. A small electric stove in the fireplace adds a cheery glow and plentiful warmth on chilly evenings. A welcome retreat for couples who love to pile up pillows to read in bed or in one of the comfortable chairs. The Eleanor is not a pet-friendly accommodation. If you are bringing a pet, you must reserve the Teter-Wood Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Franklin

Generously proportioned, Franklin features a queen-size rice-carved four poster bed, and comfortable seating for two. A gas-log stove lends a cheery glow and warmth on cool nights. A 150 year-old boxwood in our shade garden and the old livery stable beyond are visible from the back window. Around the corner, a door affords access to the wrap-around veranda. A comfortable modern bathroom with a large whirlpool tub/shower combination, state of the art and installed in 2015. The Franklin is not a pet-friendly accommodation. If you are bringing a pet, you must reserve the Teter-Wood Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Robinson

Set farther back from the front of the house than the other rooms, the Robinson offers separate access to the second floor veranda. The bedroom features a queen-size iron bed, comfortable wing chair and a Victorian-style fireplace stove. The small, private hallway adds additional space and connects bedroom and bath. The private bathroom boasts a roomy stall shower. The Robinson is not a pet-friendly accommodation. If you are bringing a pet, you must reserve the Teter-Wood Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Teter-Wood

Named for the family that expanded the Inn to its current size in 1853, the Teter-Wood room is on the first floor and was formerly the family library. Gracious in proportions, it features a cozy queen-size bed, comfortable seating and a bathroom with a ceramic tile shower. A cozy electric fireplace stove sits on the old hearth. The Teter-Wood may be entered from a private doorway on the side of the house, and has limited handicap access. It also has a private outside sitting area adjacent to our shade garden, with a view of the backyard and the barn. The Teter-Wood is our pet-friendly accommodation. If you are bringing a pet, you must reserve the Teter-Wood Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location

Location Type

Mountains, Village, Wine country

Airport

Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 70 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 64 West from Lexington, take Exit 43. Turn right onto 780 North. 9.3 miles to Route 39. Left on Route 39. After 1 mile, bear left on Alt. 39. Cross RR tracks. Turn left on Wood Lane.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Goshen Pass, Blackfriar's Theater for Shakespeare, Staunton (30 minutes), Lexington (23 minutes), Lyme Kiln Theater, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Movie library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, historical sites, RELAXING, great photo sites, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00-7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Well-behaved dogs, $20 per night per dog
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends and holidays usually
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's rate
  • Cancellations: A processing fee of $25 will be charged for all cancellations unless made within 24 hours of reserving. Cancellation must be received 14 days prior (30 days for holidays and special events)to the stay or the equivalent of one night's stay will be charged, of which 50% will be applied to a future 2-night stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sandra & Jeff Shaffer

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Mexican Frittata
An egg-based dish with a southwest flavor, served with hash browns, sausage, mango salsa, cornbread or biscuits and fresh fruit. Fresh-brewed Costa Rican coffee is always available.


Recipes