Gillum House B&B
Come visit West Virginia. Come for the history, scenery, wineries, outdoors, or to just de-stress. We would enjoy welcoming you to our Gillum House Bed & Breakfast while you enjoy the West Fork River Rail-Trail located approx. 50 feet from the house or use one of our turn-by-turn routings to visit the sites that are 60 miles or (mostly) less from us. Sites such as 9 of the 17 remaining covered bridges in West Virginia, historic sites, antique shops, WV craft shops, wineries, scenery.... Now that I have given you reasons to visit our Wild, Wonderful West Virginia may I suggest why Gillum House Bed & Breakfast in Shinnston should be the accommodation choice?
A comfortable bed, nicely appointed room, and clean bathroom is a given. That is expected as it should be. We also have a designated Tesla Charging Station AND a 9.6 kW EV Charging Station for registered guests.
Breakfast is the most important part of a bed and breakfast in the not very humble opinion of your innkeeper - me!
* Choose your breakfast time - between 6 AM and 10 AM, please
* Choose the country of origin for your morning coffee so we can roast it
* If notified in advance, we will attempt to meet dietary requirements
* Choose your breakfast meat:
o Pork sausage
o Pork chops
o Venison sausage (24-hour notice required as fresh-made)
o Venison chops
* All breads served are homemade (not just home baked)
* We specialize in low-fat, low cholesterol homemade food
* We serve "family-style" so guests have as much (or as little) as they wish
* Breakfast includes:
o Juice - both orange juice and a non-citric juice
o A fruit dish
o Entree - cooks choice
o Fresh-roasted, fresh-ground perked coffee
o Choice of over 100 teas
The Gillum Room has a King-size bed, 43 inch flat screen TV, and private en suite bathroom with a large claw-foot tub and also a 48-inch shower.
The Harris Room is feather-free for those with allergies to down and/or feathers. It has a Queen-size bed, reading nook with large rocking chair, 32 inch flat screen TV and DVD and shares a bathroom with Rosi's Room at the shared rate.
Rosi's Room currently has a Queen-size bed and is quite roomy. Rosi's has a 32 inch flat screen TV.
The shared bathroom has a 60-inch shower. Rosi's Room can be rented as a private bath at a rate of $140 + tax (Harris Room would not be available that night).
Gillum House has Green Policies and provides shampoo and conditioner in dispensers and a locally made unscented goat milk soap in the showers. Please give your empty plastics and soda cans to the innkeeper for recycling.
ALL our rooms have luxurious robes in the closets for our guests to use. (Psst - the toilets in our bathrooms are "handicap" height for comfort.) ALL our rooms have free WiFi, CD/clock radio/alarms, flat screen TVs,cable with most sports channels, DVDs, individual climate control in all seasons, and complimentary fruit baskets for our guests. ALL printed materials (magazines and books) on the second floor are for our guests to read, enjoy, and take with them. The books are to be "stolen" and they are not to come back!
Children are welcome if they bring at least one parent or grandparent with them. Due to the allergies of the hosts, this is a pet-free house. West Virginia law prohibits indoor smoking at bed & breakfasts. Off-street parking is provided for motorcycle guests.
Shinnston is located in Mountaineer Country (Tourism Region) and is just a tad over 6 miles west of I-79 and the Gillum House is one block west of US Rt. 19 in downtown Shinnston. Shinnston is halfway between Fairmont and Clarksburg via US Rt. 19 and just 45 minutes from Morgantown via I-79.
Come to the Gillum House and find a Better Way To Stay!
9 of the 17 remaining covered bridges in the State are within 60 miles or less (mostly less) of Gillum House and you can drive across most of them! Gillum House has a routing prepared to take you to at least 3 of the covered bridges, 2 WV craft shops, and up to 3 wineries (can be customized). Package includes: 2-nights lodging, routing, a packed lunch, and of course, a full breakfast each morning. Choose the country your coffee is from. Is the aroma of fresh-roasted, fresh-ground coffee and homemade muffins tantalizing you yet? Package price is $350 plus 6% WV tax.
- $ 15% off
As the Granny of a Navy man, Mom of a cop, we have a soft-spot for military and cops (firemen too). Come stay where B & Bs For Vets began.
15% off the room rate with ID required at check-in.
This area has much to see and do. Routings provided. Choose your country of origin for your coffee so we can roast it for your morning coffee. You will not get coffee this good at the station house or on base. Not valid Nov. 9 - 11 in any year as those 3 nights are FREE to a Veteran.
West Virginia issues marriage licenses the day of the wedding.
Limited to max. of 4 people - Bride/Groom plus max of 4 guests. Package includes:
1. Ceremony in original 1778 log house
2. Methodist minister performs ceremony
3. Bride's Bouquet & Groom's Boutonniere
4. Video of the wedding
5. 3 DVDs of video
6. Still photos - before & after ceremony
7. CD of photos
8. Small cake with wedding topper
9. Sparkling Cider for Wedding Toast
10. Room w/breakfast for Bride & Groom for Wedding Night.
Cost is 750.00 + 6% tax. Attendants' room extra.
Minimum of 7 day advance reservation
- Biking Trails
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Sites
- Live Theater
- Movie Theater
- National/State Parks
- Unique Shopping
- Accommodates Special Diets
- Early Morning Coffee/Tea
- Full Breakfast
- Picnic Lunches/Extra $
- Comp. Beverages
- Copy Service
- Corporate Rates
- DVD or VCR
- Fax Service
- Government Rate
- Green Policy
- Internet Access
- Iron/Ironing Board Available
- Limited Handicap Access
- Outdoor Guest Areas
- Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
- Cash Accepted
- Checks Accepted
- Children Welcome
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Pets Not Permitted
- Smoking Outside Only
Minimum Stay Required
- CD Player
- Crib Available
- DVD or VCR
- Hair Dryer
- Iron/Ironing Board Available
- King Bed
- Luxury Linens
- Movie Library
- Private Bath
- Queen Bed
- Wi-Fi Access
Well Suited For
- Business Travel
- Family Travel
- Gay Friendly
- Romantic Escape
- Single Traveler
- Vacation Getaway