The Hummingbird Inn

30 Wood Lane , Goshen, VA 24439 USA (Show map)
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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
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Visiting An Historic B & B

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.

Wonderful stay

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.

2nd Stay at The Hummingbird Inn

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.

Great Stay

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!

Just Heaven

4.8 on July 23, 2016

My daughter and I had a magic stay at the Hummingbird Inn. The owner is warm, charming and made us feel so welcome. Everything was just perfect. I will go out of my way to stay here again.

Hidden Gem in Goshen Virginia

5 on June 04, 2016

Tim and I found this hidden gem tucked away in Goshen Virginia. So we decided to give it a try and thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality we received from Jeff, Sandra and Donna. We had dinner on the beautiful deck over looking the creek. The birds were singing and the sound of nature was so relaxing. The breakfast was homemade and delicious. We watched movies in the original room of the home with the wood beams showing and the original hard wood floors. We were spoiled from the chocolates in our room to the refrigerator full of water, juices, soft drinks and the variety of coffee and teas anytime our hearts desired. We will definitely return. Thanks again for a romantic and relaxing visit at The Hummingbird Inn. Tim and Jean June 2016

River Retreat

5 on June 01, 2016

My husband and I are avid paddlers, and found peace and relaxation at this beautiful B&B. What a gem! The innkeepers greeted us warmly, and treated us to a wonderful night by the outdoor river deck under the stars in front of a blazing fire. The rooms were exceptionally clean and wonderfully appointed - the perfect end to a day spent canoeing the local rivers. The bedding is exceptional. Sandra and Jeff could not possibly have been more attentive, yet allowed us just the right amount of privacy. After a luxurious breakfast, we retreated to the solarium to enjoy coffee as the spring sun warmed us. In the winter, the den/library by the door would be equally inviting. Sandra and Jeff even arranged a shuttle for us so that we could thoroughly enjoy a day on the river! This "escape from the city" is exactly what we needed and well worth the trip. We visit many B&Bs in our travels and predict this one will be an enormous success!!!

A great getaway.

4.4 on May 23, 2016

As a child I spent many happy days in Goshen. My husband and I spent many Sundays on picnics in Goshen when he was in college. Also I read about the Hummingbird Inn in a magazine several years ago. For my husband and myself it provides the best beautiful and quiet retreat after spending fun but busy days in crowded conditions in nearby Lexington, VA.

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!

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Rooms & Rates


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


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


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


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


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 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

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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.
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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.


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