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35 Walnut St, Shinnston, WV 26431, USA    
(888) 592-0177, (304) 592-0177


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Circa 1912. The architectural style of a 1912 house is reflected in this comfortable inn. Original works of art, painted by the one of the innkeepers, grace the walls. The second-floor library offers books to savor and finish reading at home. Antique-filled guest bedrooms pamper with fresh flowers, candles, Egyptian cotton or flannel linens, down comforters and fluffy robes. Breakfast is a healthy, low-fat culinary delight, accented with locally made maple syrup. The nearby West Fork River Trail entertains hikers, bicyclists and equestrians.

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$95 to $145

Payment Types Accepted Include Personal Checks, Visa, Master Card and cash.


This property has 3 total guest accommodations, 1 with private bath. The types of beds available include Queen and Double.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Gift Shop
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

We also have a scanner
  • Television
  • Modem Connection
  • Internet Access
  • FAX On-site
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • We Also Have A Scanner

Events Hosted

    • Honeymoons
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Winery Packages
    • Overnight Stabling
    • Off-street Motorcycle Parking

Foreign Languages Spoken

Tres peu tetre francais

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

Massage Therapy and Spa Treatments

Inns Of Interest

    • Civil War
    • Cookbooks Written by Innkeepers
    • Revolutionary War

Romantic Interest

The Gillum Room with its 4-poster rice bed Queen-size bed with the warm walnut hue of the woodwork of the now decorative fireplace mantle creates an ambiance of romance. The private bath offers an old-fashioned clawfoot tub (big enough for 2), dimmer switch for that light as well as a large shower. The CD player (with a selection of romantic music available) sets the background tone. The mood can be completed with an arrangement for an in-room massage in the afternoon and a candlelight dinner for 2 in the evening - and we know how to make a lady feel SPECIAL with one of our dinner packages. The gentleman can arrange for a host of romantic things to fit his personal budget that can include flowers, locally made (totally divine) hand-dipped chocolates, champagne, in-room massage or manicure and pedicure, candles...... Kathleen arranges everything the guest requests for his lady. Ladies, we are not sexist - we can arrange a romantic getaway for the man in your life also.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

West Virginia Bed & Breakfast Association(inspected by WVBBA)

Describe Garden and Grounds

Small yard with herbs growing around the house. We are plant it and hope it grows gardeners.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

2-night minimum MountainFest, Labor Day weekend, and any Monday holiday weekend

Children Restrictions

Children welcomed


48 hours


Outside Only.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Wineries
    • 9 Covered Bridges
    • 7 State Parks
    • Chapel Of Perpetual Adoration
    • 2 Drive-in Theaters
    • Several Hand-blown Glass Factories With Tours
    • Historic Sites
    • Mother's Day Shrine
    • Rail-trails
    • Birding
    • Overnight Stabling (2.5 Miles)

Historic Interest

It was the home of the second and last B&O Railroad Station Agent who was also a mayor.

Historic Awards:

  • Contributing Factor To Shinnston Landmark District

Historic Memberships:

  • West Virginia Association Of Museums

Historic sites nearby:

Prickett's Fort (20 miles), birthplace of Stonewall Jackson (8 miles), Mother's Day Shrine (25 miles), Levi Shinn 1778 log house (1 mile), Arthurdale (40 miles)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Jimmy's Diner (restaurant version of Cheers), Oliverio's, , Provance Market, Aquarium Lounge, Julio's..

Nearby College/University

West Virginia University, Fairmont State University, Salem International University, Alderson-Broadus College, West Virginia Wesleyan

Great Grains Pumpkin Muffins

Low-Fat, low cholesterol this muffin is hearty, healthy, and judged by discerning guests to be wonderful. It uses Splenda so is also good for diabetic diets if chocolate chips are not added. It is lactose-free also.

Marien\'s Swedish Rye Bread

This is a sweet rye bread. It is wonderful as a breakfast toast, with apple butter, and for ham & swiss cheese sandwiches.

Gillum House Rolls

This is wonderful for working women to have hot homemade rolls for dinner all week as long as the towel is kept damp - mixed up on her day off. Quick and easy.

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My husband and I loved Kathleen and John's inn. They were so nice and easy to talk to, and the food was delicious! We hope to go again soon
Sasha Strader
Charleston, WV

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Wonderful B&B Beautiful Countryside

The Gillum House was very nice. Kathleen and her husband are very gracious. Breakfast was all from scratch, including the breads which tease you the night before with wonderful smells as they bake. We were routed to the winery by way of the Anna Jarvis house and the nature center. Both were very fun and interesting. West Virginia is gorgous and the mountains make even the summary (we were there over July 4th) very tolerable for a full day outside.

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What wonderful place!

My husband and I stayed there last month, and had a really wonderful time. I loved the breakfasts that we were served. You have to try Kathleen's muffins, and homemade breads. Kathleen and John are wonderful hosts, and really make sure that their guests have a wonderful time. It's definitely worth the stay! I will gladly go again!

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Publicity and Press Reviews

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Shinnston News, Akron Beacon Journal, Blue Ridge Outdoors, West Virginia State Journal, Charleston Gazette-Mail, Long Weekends, New York Times, WBOY, Speed Channel, WCHS, C-FAX, "Inn to Inn Hiking Guide to the Virginias," Off the Beaten Path- West Virginia, Fourth Edition (vignette), Good Morning West Virginia, Vol. II.