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“Cozy little Inn, nestled in the back country of Virginia” 5 of 5 stars
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The Hummingbird Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   30 Wood Lane, Goshen, VA 24439-0147   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Goshen B&B and Inns
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“Cozy little Inn, nestled in the back country of Virginia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The Hummingbird Inn is nestled in a charming little town of Goshen, Virginia. As soon as you pull up to the Inn, you are immediately struck by its charm, and it gets even better as you enter. The Inn keepers couldn't have been nicer or more welcoming. The rooms are very cozy and clean. The beds are very comfortable, and give you a good nights sleep. The breakfasts are outstanding, tasty and filling; so good in fact, you would like to ask for seconds. The closest towns are Lexington and Staunton, VA. Both are charming and have a lot of history, and very good restaurants. In addition, there are some of the best wineries Virginia has to offer in a short driving distance from the Inn. All in all, our stay was wonderful and Susan and I look forward to returning. We will definitely recommend to our friends and co-workers.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Enjoyed the Hummingbird tremendously. We were looking for a get away from it all weekend, and that is what we had.

Ambience? The ambience was perfect to our taste - laid back, loaded with character, yet homey, well suited to the surroundings and to the era of the Roosevelts.. We had the Eleanor room - the room was enhanced by a gas fieplace, plus wing chairs, an era appropriate desk, and sitting table at which to enjoy a glass of wine - the wine glasses were already there waiting. Good that it is not overly "Victorian" like a painted dollhouse, not stuffy, not an overabundence of expensive antiques -

Train? Well yes I was worried about it, because I tend to be a light sleeper.. It did pass by 4 times the first night (!) and only once the second night. But although I heard it, (you get the warning whistle first), I fell immediately back to sleep.

Location? We first arrived at dusk, and thought - uh-oh this little street (not really a street, but a gravel road), looks unwelcoming and a bit shabby. Once inside we saw how lovingly the home was restored, and by day we realized we were in a perfectly beautiful scene.

It's a bit far from good restaurants - but we made the short trip to Lexington both nights - which was well worth the 20 minute ride. There is a also a more convenient every-day type restaurant right around the corner.

We took the opportunity to enjoy a fire in the chiminea by the creek; and were fortunate to catch one of those perfect Fall weekends, just 1 week prior to peak "leaf" season. Enjoyed the Roosevelt memorabilia scattered about, and the hosts have also provided plenty of touring information about the local vicinity.

Food - Again perfect for us - not over-the-top gourmet and rich, but still finer than one would cook for themselves at home......cornbread with bacon in it, omelets, cinnamon bread French toast - that kind of thing.
Anything I would change? Oh it's so picky I'm amost reluctant to mention it - but it was important to my husband - we both like (need!) our coffee quite a bit stronger than what was offered! Perhaps for other guests, it might have been just fine - but I really like that good cup of coffee in the morning.

I would love to go back next Fall - same weekend, and if possible, visit the Inn at other times of the year too.
Interesting note - there was one other guest there who had returned numerous times. Although we are somewhat local (Maryland) - there were two other couples who had traveled from Florida and other states - just to come here. Kind of tells you something.

Room Tip: Doesn't matter which room you pick - you will still hear the train. Take the time to enjoy the...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Hummingbird Inn is quite a gem. Located in the small, mountain town of Goshen, VA, you would never know it was there unless passing right by. This is a real place to escape the hustle & bustle of east coast, city life. Not a long drive from DC or surrounding areas... well worth the drive as the scenery and outdoor recreation in the area is first rate. Head out to the mountains for some hiking, biking, fishing, camping, you name it, it is available. The owners/hosts are as nice as can be and are always around to ensure you have a nice stay. Only draw back are the train tracks outside but this is not something I would be too concerned with... there are earplugs for sleeping and I found it kind of soothing to hear trains going by every once in a while... as I never hear them in the city due to the sirens and traffic. Overall, this B&B is worth it in costs and travel time. A perfect getaway for couples!

Room Tip: All the rooms have a unique theme and may appeal to people in different ways. If you want a large, c...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport News, Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

quiet out of the way home, lovely room and great breakfast! Train tracks are a little too close for comfort. The coffee was weak and luke warm. It's a shame that there is no where good to eat in Goshen. Would be great if owners had an evening meal option. The bed linens were soft and comfy!

Room Tip: route 39 is scenic and filled with s curves. Don't go this way if you get car sick!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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pstvldy, Owner at The Hummingbird Inn, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
Thanks for the insights. The train is indeed close, but we like to think of it as part of the county charm. Good news about the availability of food in Goshen....the Mill Creek Cafe, is set to re-open by the end of August. And are we happy! The Inn has been specifically prohibited from serving any meals other than breakfast, but many guests do enjoy our Picnic Basket . Thanks again.
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Loved the room and the innkeepers! It is a wonderful place to stay!

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The hosts are the nicest people and can't do enough for you.
The grounds are large and beautiful and are easy to enjoy from the wraparound porch.
Our room was large and comfortable. The bed was very comfortable with the best linens I have ever slept on !
Breakfast was super and different every day .
The deck overlooking the river with the fireplace is a great place to spend the evening.
They seem to provide everything you will need snacks, bug spray,bedside flashlight, you get the idea !
They are right next to a fairly active train track while I am a semi Rail-fan it didn't bother me or any of the guests we shared the time with, potential guests should be aware of this. .
I would return for a second visit and enjoyed our stay with them !

Room Tip: The Eleanor has a king bed
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at the Hummingbird Inn. We had never been to a bed and breakfast before, and I'm happy to say that we had a wonderful experience. This place is very quiet and the house is beautiful. The breakfast was amazing, and we couldn't have asked for more gracious hosts. We are so impressed with our stay---we definitely recommend this place to anyone seeking a relaxing time away from the daily grind. It's in a very scenic region of Virginia and just a short drive from several notable locations (Natural Bridge, Lexington, Staunton, James River, etc.). If you are going to stay at a Bed and Breakfast, we definitely recommend this place. We wished our trip didn't have to end!

Room Tip: The Teter-Wood is the only guest room on the 1st floor--this room is pet friendly and there is a pri...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 30 Wood Lane, Goshen, VA 24439-0147
Location: United States > Virginia > Goshen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Goshen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hummingbird Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a romantic setting and warm country hospitality in our unique bed and breakfast, a Victorian Carpenter Gothic Inn situated in the Virginia railroad town of Goshen. The Inn is centrally located near scenic Goshen Pass on the western edge of the Shenandoah Valley, in a small triangle defined by Lexington, Staunton, and Warm Springs / Hot Springs.Outside the Inn, stroll around an acre of landscaped grounds. Sit on the deck or lie in the hammock and listen to the sounds of the Mill Creek, in the evening, light a fire in the chiminea and enjoy the crisp fall air. For the outdoor lovers, we are close to trails for hiking, biking, plus swimming and kayaking in the Maury River.If you're looking for peace and quiet, cozy and comfortable surroundings that feel like home, we welcome you to our Inn. Come and enjoy Fall in the Shenandoah Valley! ... more   less 
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