The Hummingbird Inn

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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!


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! )

Great Weekend

4.6 on April 02, 2015

It was rexlaxing and lots of history. Our room was the Eleanor Roosvelt room .She actually spent the night there. Wonderful innkeeper. Very nice,made you you feel like home.

Welcoming B&B

4.4 on March 31, 2015

A very warm, welcoming B&B. My 2 night stay was great. Such a comfortable room. I stayed in the Teter-Wood room. The drives into Staunton and Lexington are so beautiful and not busy at all. After siteseeing all day it was such a pleasure to come back to the Hummingbird and just relax, wander the grounds and unwind.

Charming Getaway

5 on March 29, 2015

Patty and Dan, hosts with the most, have done a wonderful job of joining the past with the present! Their home is filled with history yet provides the conveniences of today we all expect. The passing trains are just one more piece of the charm. They are tucked in the mountain yet within 20 minutes of Lexington, Staunton, and Charlottesville.

Hospitality Even Better then Accommodations

5 on January 19, 2015

If you are looking for a remote get-away in southwest Virginia, look no further than the Hummingbird Inn in Goshen, VA. The rooms(5 of them) are warm and comfortable. The breakfast is always made by the innkeepers: it is outstanding! The location is centered among many points of interest, outdoor activities, sightseeing and historic locations in the heartland of Virginia's Allegheny Mountains. More prominent than these accommodations, are the Innkeepers Dan and Patti. From the time you walk in the front door, you are met with the warmest, most attentive, service you could ask for. They are always available, have enormous knowledge of the area; and often offer suggestions based on their innate ability to know you exactly what you will be interested in knowing or seeing. When it is time to leave, you will feel like you are leaving family; and you will plan your next visit. I cannot over emphasize Dan and Patti's level of hospitality. Make your first reservation at the Hummingbird Inn, you will go back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words! And we agree, when you left it was like saying good bye to old friends! We hope to see you again soon!

Memorable Experience

5 on December 16, 2014

Accommodations, service, food, ambiance all combined to create a memorable experience. Will return, and would definitely recommend to others.


5 on November 17, 2014

Patty and Dan have a beautiful B&B and were so warm and welcoming. The Hummingbird Inn is charming and we found the proximity of the railroad exciting, but it might bother folks who need absolute quiet at night. The breakfasts were great! While Goshen is a really small town, there is a lot to do and see within a half hour drive. We loved the little country restaurant around the corner - simple and good. Was a great stay.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen Room

These rooms have queen size beds with private baths and fireplace. The property has wi-fi. All rooms have nice amenities, cozy robes and internet radios.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Alleghany Guest Room

Very spacious, queen-bed, private bath with large whirlpool tub/shower, electric stove in the fireplace, garden views. The room offers WiFi, Internet radio and has a wing back chair and a loveseat. A delightful room, whether for a Virginia honeymoon destination or simply to treat yourself to a cozy spacious room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $174 - $184

Franklin Guest Room

Spacious, queen-bed, private bath with large whirlpool tub & shower, electric fireplace, desk and 2 chairs, WiFi and and Internet radio. Views of our barn, the old Goshen livery stable.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $169

Eleanor Guest Room

Very spacious, king-size bed, private bath with double shower for two, electric stove in the fireplace. Also has a desk, 2 wingback chairs, WiFi access and an Internet radio. This is the room where Eleanor Roosevelt stayed in 1935.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $164 - $174

Teter-Wood Guest Room

Spacious, yet cozy, queen-size bed, private bath with ceramic tile shower, electric stove in the fireplace, views of old livery stable. Your own doorway to the side yard with private outdoor seating area which makes it a perfect room for our pet visitors. Has 2 chairs, WiFi access and an Internet radio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $154 - $164

Robinson Guest Room

Views of the gardens, queen-size iron bed, comfortable seating, Victorian electric stove, private hallway, and bathroom with roomy stall shower. (All of our rooms have private baths.) Private entrance to the second floor veranda. It has WiFi access and an Internet radio and a desk.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $154 - $164

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Location Type

Mountains, Village, Wine country


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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  • 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.



Sandra & Jeff Shaffer

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

Special meal options


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.



Special Package

Babymoon Package makes 3 Your lives are about to change. Your family is growing, and your chance to get away, just the two of you, won't be any easier – at least for a while! Celebrate your changing family and changing lives by taking a few days to pamper yourselves before you start pampering the new addition – with our "Babymoon" Getaway! Your stay includes: 2 nights in either the Allegheny or Franklin Room (Jacuzzi bath, a must) Roses / Chocolate-covered strawberries / Sparkling cider for Mom and wine for Dad (in your room when you arrive) Milk and cookies at bedtime Full breakfast each morning A couple's massage (with doctors OK for Mom, please) A carriage ride in Historic Lexington ( weather permitting ) $50 Gift certificate for dinner Something Special for baby Total package $725 + tax

Military Rate (active duty)

THANK YOU! In Appreciation for your Service, we offer a 10% discount to active duty military. If you're just coming back from a deployment abroad and want some special time together, consider a "Romance Package" with wine, flowers, and chocolates, or a special massage for two after breakfast. Call us with your ideas and we'll help you make it as special as it should be...and we guarantee NO sand!

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