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Gillum House Bed & Breakfast

35 Walnut St., Shinnston, WV 26431
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hosts were lovely people telling us all about the town, the history, where to eat and where to go. We talked for almost two hours about West Virginia and travel. The room was large and well decorated with a huge bed and wonderful shower. And the breakfast was incredible! We had more food then we could possibly eat and... More 

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Queenofbudget, Owner at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was because the conversation flowed so enjoyably that we discovered we had been chatting for 2 hours. When we know guests must be on their way, we ensure that they get on the road. Gillum House Bed & Breakfast has been blessed with so many interesting and interested guests. We were pleased you were on a leisurely getaway and... More 

Cortland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I stumbled across this B&B in my Garmin when planning my trip back to Ohio. Right from the start, Kathleen and John were so accommodating! Traveling on a motorcycle, there's always somewhat of an uncertainty on how you will be received. But from the time I called to make my reservation, I knew I would feel right at home here.... More 

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Queenofbudget, Owner at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We truly enjoyed your visit. Since John and I both rode (in different eras), we know the kind of roads motorcyclists want and where they are - and West Virginia is full of those roads. (We have turn-by-turn routes to make it easier.) He so enjoyed talking "motorcycle" with you but I noticed the conversation shifted to many other topics... More 

Charlottesville
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Beautiful 1912 house with stately, well appointed rooms. Our room had a large private bath which was wonderful. Big shower, claw foot bathtub, very nice. The morning breakfast was outstanding with fresh hot bread, fruit, yogurt and a excellent baked egg dish with bacon. I would recommend staying here!

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Queenofbudget, Owner at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast. We are fortunate to be able to meet so many interesting people. I think the men would have still been talking (and we ladies did our share). We are sorry you were unable to stay for the Shinnston Community Band Christmas Concert but we hope you will be able to... More 

Elwood, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Kathleen & John made us feel like family as soon as we came in. The room was so comfortable and breakfast was excellent. Kathleen out did herself on taste and presentation. The recognition for Veterans Day was unbelievable, not only did they provide our room & food but we were invited to ride in the Veterans Day Parade & Legion... More 

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Queenofbudget, Owner at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It is our pleasure to show our gratitude to Veterans each year. To thank the unsung hero - the spouse/partner - is even more rewarding. We feel it is important to say thank you to the person who shoulders ALL responsibilities so our military men and women have only two concerns while deployed: doing their job and getting home. Hillbilly555... More 

Shinnston, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a wonderful time celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary! The Panecks made a special celebration even more so. The cake was a very pleasant surprise & the breakfast was hearty & delicious! The Reidells

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Queenofbudget, Owner at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

In February 2014 Shinnston was up to the knees in snow. A lady asked me how far in advance should a reservation be made. I responded that a reservation could be made online up to a year in advance. The lady said, "Next year is my 25th Wedding Anniversary and I want to so something special. Worst case scenario, I... More 

Ashland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Once again I was blessed with the opportunity to spend a night with John and Kathleen. I stayed in the lovely room with the king sized bed and en suite bathroom with the huge shower and the great water pressure. I appreciated the individual room heaters, which were already on when I arrived, nice and warm. I appreciated being able... More 

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Queenofbudget, Owner at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It is wonderful when we get to see our guests again. We want every guest to feel they were treated royally - we have guests who make us WANT to treat them this way. We really do have so many things to see and do here to make return visits needed. To quote one gentleman here on their third visit... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Kathleen and John Panek run a beautiful old inn in a place I would never even know existed until I gracefully landed their for 2 weeks in June 2012 during an OB/GYN rotation during physician assistant school. They are as hands-on and hands-on gets. Truly genuine, wonderful, beautiful people; I even spent a b-day there due to timing and when... More 

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Queenofbudget, Owner at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We remember you fondly. we truly enjoyed the conversations we had with you. Learning about our guests opens the door into another world for us and we thank you for allowing us to enter yours. We enjoy helping young people getting started who are working at it. You were such a joy to have around and it was nice to... More 

Fayetteville, West Virginia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What great host . We had a wonderful stay . Breakfast was amazing so flexible so accommodating. We had so much talks what a great feeling to be in a different town yet feel at home . See you soon !!!!

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Queenofbudget, Owner at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It is so sweet to hear someone call out, "Mom, I'm home!" When we do, we know we have succeeded in what we are trying to be. We have hosted (and hope to host many, many more) elopements, anniversaries, honeymoons, getaways, travelers, travelers with horses.... many reasons for traveling and our hope is to make each guest feel totally comfortable.... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The breakfast were big and oh so yummy! They were well balanced with fruit, protein and those things that you may only eat on vacation. We had specially made "surprise muffins" that we gobbled up at breakfast and them were given more to take on our day trip with us. My favorite breakfast item we had during our two day... More 

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Queenofbudget, Owner at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a good time at the Gillum House and appreciate the time you took to review us. The glider is a lovely, peaceful place to sit and sip wine. We have been enjoying our Minnesota wine. We are so glad you enjoyed the baked oatmeal - we have had many requests for the recipe (so... More 

Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

On our way back home to Indiana, my husband and I stayed overnight at the Gillum House. Even though it was just a one night stay we had a very nice time and were very pleased with our decision to stay there. Our bed was very comfortable with nice linens. The room was supplied with more than enough towels, plenty... More 

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Queenofbudget, Owner at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We so enjoyed the conversation with you both. In scheduling your trips back to West Virginia, you may be interested to know about our July 1 Independence Concert by the Shinnston Community Band at the Performance Center in the Park. The Concert is followed by a great fireworks. On July 12... More 

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