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Gillum House Bed & Breakfast

35 Walnut St., Shinnston, WV 26431
Gillum House Bed & Breakfast

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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4 hotel reviews
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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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34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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 

Charleston, WV, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The Gillum Room is spacious and very comfortable. Large bathroom with both tub (antique) and shower (modern). Breakfast was very good with plenty of variety. A real value considering what you get at chain hotels now-days.

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

Thank you for choosing the Gillum House. The weather and the circumstances in February does not give the opportunity to see Shinnston and the surrounding area at its best. Shinnston has over 40 events scheduled between April and December. From festivals such as the Arts & Crafts April 26 and Frontier Days the 3rd week of September, concerts and Theater... More 

Fayetteville, NC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Gillum House. John and Kathleen are wonderful hosts. Breakfast each morning was excellent. Kathleen takes pride in the variety and quality of each well-thought out meal. The Gillum House was everything we expected it to be. That is, enchanting, warm and cozy. Located about 1/2 block from main street where... More 

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

We at the Gillum House are honored to have Veterans and their spouses choose to spend Veterans Day with us. We are grateful to each and every one for protecting our Freedoms. It was a joy to be able to meet you and your lovely wife. John enjoyed the "Chicago" visit as much as you did. Thank you for visiting... More 

Gaithers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Bruce and I stayed a night at the Gillum House in Shinnston, WV, a few weeks ago and had a wonderful time. My mother’s maiden name is Shinn and I wanted to see the Levi Shinn Log Cabin and do some research in the library. When I looked for a place to stay I discovered that the Gillum House was... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Gillum House. I admit we do pride ourselves on setting a nice table and then filling the remaining space with good, healthy food. It is our pleasure to work with the Shinnston Historical Association to make the Levi Shinn Log House (the original log house dating from 1778 on original site)... More 

Petersburg, West Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The creak on the staircase does not bother you when your are nestled down for the night in a cozy bedroom at the Gillum House... it only enhances the charm of the home. Take this feature and add the clubfooted bathtub for a trip back in time. Kathleen is an amazing hostess (she gives away her books) and took us... More 

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. This is such a great City with the Park, Chapel of Perpetual Adoration, and the historic original circa 1778 log house - how can I not be ready to show it off. The Performance Center at the Park is now completed - the Community Band performed there on July 1 and July 12... More 

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