Make your next getaway or celebration worth savoring at the Hummingbird Inn. Whether you’re looking for a romantic setting, comforting country hospitality, or easy access to the amenities of the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, this historic bed and breakfast’s elegant, relaxed atmosphere is ideal for you. From the Inn’s convenient location in the quaint, rural town of Goshen, visitors can explore the natural wonders of Goshen Pass and experience the cultural offerings of Lexington, Staunton and Warm Springs/Hot Springs, then “come home” to a warm, beautifully-appointed private retreat or great place to be with family and friends. First built in 1780 and expanded in 1853 to its current size, the Hummingbird Inn has five guest rooms, a cabin on the creek and plenty of common space to host celebrations, family gatherings, reunions, weddings, business meetings and events. In addition to welcoming you to the authentically-restored architecture of the Inn, sharing its history and the excitement of passing trains, and guiding you through the abundant nearby recreational opportunities, Innkeepers Sandra and Jeff pride themselves on offering seasonal, farm-fresh local fare at the Inn’s complimentary two-course country breakfast and for special-order a picnic-to-go or antipasto dinner platter. Experience the natural and cultural treasures of the Shenandoah Valley from a cozy home base at the Hummingbird Inn. Once you do, you’ll see why our guests return again and again.
4.6 on April 24, 2018
I have an excellent experience. My room was clean. Sandra was warm and friendly. Breakfast was delicious two mornings in a row. Although neighboring properties are a little rough, the hummingbird inn property is lovely. They make you feel comfortable to roam around the property. I give it 4 1/2 stars.
5 on March 13, 2018
We had a wonderful stay over two nights in the cabin. The cabin was perfect and cozy and had a porch off the back overlooking the creek. We will be back when it is warm enough to really enjoy. Sandra was a wonderful host and the breakfast was very good!
We thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the travel community and for your nice review of Serenity Cabin!
- Sandra & Jeff (innkeeper)
5 on January 22, 2018
The inn was very elegant, comfy and welcoming! The owners were very friendly and went all out to make sure we were comfortable. They provided snacks and drinks during the evening, coffee and muffins in the morning followed by a fantastic gourmet breakfast! We would highly recommend this bed & breakfast for a wonderful, relaxing getaway!!
Thank you for your very kind review!
- sandra shaffer (innkeeper)
4.6 on July 31, 2017
For the second time we visited Goshen's Historic Hummingbird B&B. We were immediately welcomed by Jeff at our car to get the luggage then greeted by Sandra at the front door! George went for a nap and I enjoyed a tour with Sandra, she gave me information I had not had before. I knew the owner of the house in the 50s and loved seeing how it looks now, interesting and wonderful. We stayed on the 1st floor where we found a fabulous Queen bed, a very well set up bath room, two windows and a door to the porch where we had wine and goodies later. It was a nice experience and we hope to return. Jeff set us off the next morning after a delicious breakfast.
5 on July 05, 2017
We were picking my son up from Boy Scout camp just down the road and needed a place to stay for the night. Glad we found this charming place! The house was very clean and each room had wonderful sheets and towels. Sandy and Jeff were very friendly and helpful and went the extra mile to make sure we were happy and comfortable. The breakfast the next morning was delicious! I can't wait to go back.
5 on May 23, 2017
A beautiful home in a lovely spot in the mountains! Worth a visit, hosts are so friendly and accommodating.
5 on May 17, 2017
As a guest that had never stayed in a B & B before now, I was so pleasantly surprised and will be planning to visit again soon. Sandra and Jeff are welcoming and personable. The breakfast meal each day was fantastic. The property is well kept and the cabin is gorgeous.
5 on April 16, 2017
The owners made you feel right at home. The food was magnificent including the daily treats left out for us to enjoy throughout the day. Our vacation was peaceful and relaxing. The owners, Sandra and Jeff, were very helpful with things to do around the area. We will definitely return to this B & B.
5 on February 08, 2017
The Inn is absolutely beautiful. Extensive attention to ALL details: cleanliness; quality of towels; decor; availability of amenities; room temperature; hot water; fires in fireplaces; etc., etc., etc. Sandra and Jeff are outstanding hosts ... Quite open to any requests; most hospitable; very attentive and sincere; ... AND Outstanding chefs. The food alone is worth the visit. The exterior of the building has been tastefully, and professionally restored. The interior is "awesome". Imagine the perfect B & B. This is it ... very tastefully decorated with quality materials, furniture, paintings, photos, rugs, and antiques. Rooms for meetings or small private visits with friends are available and inviting. Very nice piano also available. The Goshen are provided a plethora of opportunities to explore. Check The Hummingbird Inn out ... and the check in. You won't regret it.
5 on October 05, 2016
I booked this for my husband's birthday. We had such a great time. The inn itself was charming and the location was beautiful. The owners were wonderful - great cooks and overly accommodating to our needs. The bed in our room was the best bed I've ever slept in. I loved this place and can't wait to come back!
Our largest room, the light and airy Alleghany, is the second floor room of the original 1780 post-and-beam house and boasts many windows. It features a queen-size pencil post bed, a love seat that can become a twin bed, comfortable seating with an electric fireplace stove, garden views, and afternoon sunshine. The spacious bathroom includes a large whirlpool tub/shower combination. Named after the old 114-room hotel that once stood on the hill above the Inn, the Alleghany is the perfect room for Virginia romantic travel, a wedding or honeymoon trip, an anniversary celebration, or just simple relaxation. The Alleghany is not a pet-friendly accommodation. We have one pet-friendly room; please reserve the Teter-Wood Room for your pet-friendly stay. Room Amenities: Large bedroom with queen bed, luxurious linens, sitting area, love seat twin sleeper sofa, reclining chair, desk, spacious private bathroom with large whirl-pool tub shower combination, plush robes, locally made toiletries, hair dryer, WiFi, Internet radio, air-conditioning, electric fireplace.
With a king-size iron 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 a double shower, with dual shower heads. An electric fireplace stove sits on the old hearth adding 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. Whether your goal is a romantic retreat, a place to relax snuggled under a down comforter, or a special anniversary or honeymoon to a Virginia bed and breakfast, the spacious Eleanor can provide it in comfort. The Eleanor is not a pet-friendly accommodation. We have one pet-friendly room; please reserve the Teter-Wood Room for your pet-friendly stay. Room Amenities: Large bedroom with king bed, luxurious linens, sitting area, desk, small private bathroom with double shower, dual shower heads, plush robes, locally made toiletries, hair dryer, WiFi, Internet radio, Air-conditioning, electric fireplace.
Generously proportioned, Franklin features a queen-size rice-carved four poster bed, and comfortable seating for two. An electric fireplace 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. The Franklin is named for FDR, who could not accompany his wife Eleanor when she visited, but sent a thank you note to Mr. & Mrs. Teter-Wood (original owners of the house) for a desk basket they sent him. FDR also hosted Mr. Wood for lunch at the White House. This room is a favorite with folks looking for a real Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain vacation, whether for hiking, fly fishing for trout, or just roaming about the beautiful countryside. And in good weather, with the windows open, guests can hear Mill Creek bubbling along by the deck next to the 1875 barn. The Franklin is not a pet-friendly accommodation. We have one pet-friendly room; please reserve the Teter-Wood Room for your pet-friendly stay. Room Amenities: Large bedroom with queen bed, luxurious linens, sitting area, reclining chairs, desk, private bathroom with large whirl-pool tub shower combination, plush robes, locally made toiletries, hair dryer, WiFi, Internet radio, air-conditioning, electric fireplace.
Named for the couple who brought this Carpenter Gothic bed and breakfast Inn back to life in 1991, this light-filled room has lovely views of the gardens. 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 electric fireplace stove. The small, private hallway adds additional space and connects bedroom and bath. The private bathroom boasts a roomy stall shower. Snuggle up under a down comforter and let the soft murmuring of Mill Creek through open windows lull you to sleep in these comfortable Virginia accommodations. The Robinson is not a pet-friendly accommodation. We have one pet-friendly room; please reserve the Teter-Wood Room for your pet-friendly stay. Room Amenities: Small bedroom suite with queen bed, luxurious linens, sitting areas, desk, private bathroom with shower, plush robes, locally made toiletries, hair dryer, WiFi, Internet radio, Air-conditioning, electric fireplace, direct access to shared wrap around veranda.
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 an artisan painted queen-size iron bed, comfortable seating and a bathroom with a ceramic tile shower. An electric fireplace stove sits on the old hearth. The Teter-Wood may also be entered from a private doorway on the side of the house, and has limited handicap access. It features a private outside sitting area adjacent to our shade garden, with a view of the backyard and historic barn. Our only first-floor room, the Teter-Wood is appropriate for senior travel, and of course it is our designated pet friendly accommodation. Its veranda gives it a private suite feel, a perfect Virginia retreat in Goshen. Room Amenities: Large bedroom with queen bed, luxurious linens, sitting area, desk, private bathroom with shower, plush robes, locally made toiletries, hair dryer, WiFi, Internet radio, air-conditioning, electric fireplace, private veranda on ground floor.
Built in 2016, Serenity Cabin is positioned near the tree tops on Mill Creek and has a contemporary feel with the rich warmth of natural woods. The cabin has an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings; a sitting area featuring comfortable chairs, ottoman, flat screen TV, and a kitchen equipped with dishes, flatware, cookware, electric stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, Keurig, electric tea kettle, breakfast table and chairs. The queen bed has a local artisan-made headboard and sits at the back of the cabin, just feet away from your private outside deck facing Mill Creek. The bathroom has a cathedral ceiling and is finished in natural stone with a spacious walk-in shower. Lighting throughout the cabin and exterior is adjustable. Discounted self-catering rate is available for weekly rentals. Serenity Cabin is not a pet-friendly accommodation. We have one pet-friendly room; please reserve the Teter-Wood Room for your pet-friendly stay. Cabin Amenities: Private building with private entrance, front porch with umbrella table and chairs; large bedroom with queen bed, luxurious linens, sitting area, flat screen TV; private bathroom with spacious walk-in shower, plush robes, locally made toiletries, hair dryer; fully equipped kitchen, microwave, Keurig, electric tea pot; WiFi, air-conditioning, adjustable lighting throughout and private deck on trout stream. An outdoor fire pit is near the cabin.
Mountains, Wine country
Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 70 miles
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.
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, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery
Historic Inn, Cabin
Board games, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Internet Radio
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Fishing, Historic Site, RELAXING, Excellent for Photography
Sandra & Jeff Shaffer
After 22 years of B&B stays and a passion to one day have their own, an amazing stay at a Provincial B&B in the Luberon Valley of France in 2014 convinced Jeff & Sandra it was time to live out the dream.Their first visit to Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains reminded them of Provence. A stay at the historic Hummingbird Inn clenched the deal. "Guests are the best part of running an inn. Meeting people and creating a memorable experience for each guest is what we're about.
With advance notice, we accommodate all dietary restrictions!