The Hummingbird Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

Pure Relaxation

3.8 on August 14, 2018

What a study in solitude touched with grace. Enjoyable stay with excellent hospitality and food. There is a stream out back with a Gazebo adjacent to the stream. It was an absolute delight to go out in the late evening and visit with friends while the stream passed by. Breakfasts were delicious and the array of guests was winsome; enjoyed my conversations with them immensely.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to review your experience!

- Sandra (innkeeper)


Such warm hospitality!

5 on July 11, 2018

Had the pleasure of over-nighting at The Hummingbird Inn and had a fine experience. Sandra and Jeff could not have been more helpful, making sure my visit was as enjoyable as possible. The pristine, well-maintained property with rushing whitewater creek could not have been a better respite. The only negative was the noise from the train, but that was overcome by gracious treatment by the Owners. Impeccably clean. The breakfast frittata was memorable and I have asked for the recipe. I chose also because pet-friendly and there were other well-received amenities. I recommend this Inn!


Awesome stay!

5 on June 20, 2018

Hummingbird Inn was a fantastic place to stay. My wife and I are hoping to go back for another long weekend next year. The Inn is a short trip away from Lexington, and a short drive to Hot Springs or Clifton Forge. We stayed here while visiting Lexington and going to a Fiddlers event in Buena Visit. The Inn is perfectly clean and there is attention to details every where you look. Materials on things to see, History of the area, snacks, bathrobes, and very pleasant hosts that make you feel welcomed and cared for. Both our morning breakfasts were two course treats which included fruit and or yogurt as a first course and then a nice hot meal. We had griddle cakes, eggs and bacon the first meal and the second was a frittata, home made sausage patty, and lightly seasoned potatoes. Two of the best breakfasts we've had in a while. We enjoyed chatting with other guests at the breakfast table and hearing about their adventures from the previous day. Our hosts insured our stay was top notch and we had several pleasant conversations with them. Great time - awesome stay.

Innkeeper Response
We very much appreciate your wonderful review, thank you!

- Sandra (innkeeper)


June 2018

4.2 on June 12, 2018

wonderful, enchanting experience. eating our dinner on the deck by the creek was tranquility at its best. Sandra and Jeff are super friendly and really made sure we felt welcome and taken care of. recommend it by all means! onsite dining score refers to carry out from nearby joint.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and clarifying the on site dining wasn't your breakfast from us.

- Sandra (innkeeper)


Wonderful Find!

5 on June 11, 2018

What a great last minute find! This was a wonderful B&B experience . Loved learning the history of this beautiful home. We stayed in the Eleanor room. The bed was super comfy and the sheets so soft. Everything was so clean and Sandra is a great host. The breakfast was delicious . I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.


Restful and peaceful

5 on May 07, 2018

We had such a wonderful time. Love this bed and Breakfast. Comfy bed and glorious sheets, yummy gourmet breakfast, we felt right at home thanks to the owners Jeff and Sandra. We will be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the nice review!

- Sandra (innkeeper)


What a great B&B

5 on April 25, 2018

They really made our 41st wedding anniversary special. Sandra and Jeff were the perfect hosts.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review!

- Sandra & Jeff (innkeeper)


Review of my stay at the Hummingbird inn

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your nice review!

- Sandra (innkeeper)


Great weekend getaway!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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)


Hummingbird Inn January 2018

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!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very kind review!

- sandra shaffer (innkeeper)


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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 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.

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

Eleanor

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Stable View

Generously proportioned, the Stable View features a queen size rice carved four poster bed and comfortable seating for two with its reclining chairs. 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 windows. Around the corner, a door affords access to the wrap-around veranda with a back staircase that takes you to our gardens and mountain stream. The cozy private bathroom has a spacious whirlpool tub/shower combination with a stable view from the large window.

This room is a favorite with guests looking for a real Virginia Mountain getaway, whether for hiking, fly fishing, kayaking or just roaming about the beautiful countryside. And with the windows open, guests can hear Mill Creek - our picturesque mountain stream bubbling along by the deck next to the historic 1875 barn.

Stable View 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Robinson

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.

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

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 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.

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

Serenity Cabin

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Mountains, 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, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Cabin

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Internet Radio

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Historic Site, RELAXING, Excellent for Photography

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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
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Well-behaved dogs, $25 per night per dog
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends and holidays usually
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Multiple Rooms, Special Events, Extended Stays and Self-Catering Cabin Rentals require a non-refundable deposit.
  • Cancellations: If you shorten, change or cancel a reservation within 14 days of your check-in date, you will be responsible for 100% of your original stay. Please note there are no refunds for delayed arrivals or early departures.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sandra & Jeff Shaffer

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

Special meal options

With advance notice, we accommodate all dietary restrictions!


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