The Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast, Goshen, Virginia, (VA)

The Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast

30 Wood Lane
PO Box 147

Goshen VA 24439
(800) 397-3214
(540) 997-9065
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Posted By lovingbears2 on 03/14/2012
I took my husband to The Hummingbird Inn this past weekend for his birthday gift, as he is a train lover, and I remembered from our last visit here many years ago that the train ran right in front of the Inn. Hadn't been back because couldn't find info on it again anywhere, and was afraid it didn't exist as B&B anymore.. Well, the The Hummingbird Inn is alive and well, has new innkeepers since our last visit, and it was just as wonderful and enjoyable as our first visit! It was because of the Hummingbird Inn originally that we now frequent B&B's more than hotels, and this visit just enforced that idea. What an absolutely delightful experience! Patty and Dan are just as as cordial and welcoming as they could possibly be, and the Inn exudes that feeling. The Hummingbird Inn is an old Victorian building, with the original building dating back to the 1700's, and the rest added on in 1800's.All the rooms were beautifully decorated, as was the Inn itself, not stuffy at all, but very comfortable and inviting! The attention to detail is what really makes this place! Patty and Dan have equipped the entire house with sattelite radio. The beds were SOOO COMFORTABLE, the super comfy sheets and down comforter were FANTASTIC! Really just about the best bed setup we have had yet at any of our many B&B stays! Each room also has a room electric heater that looks like a woodstove with a "fire" going, so very romantic. All the extra "niceties" that they have thought of really made it extra special, as well. There are postcards with stamps, and also snacks in each bedroom, candies set out throughout the inn, a mini frig in the comfortable TV den that is filled with bottled water, juices, different sodas. They keep out a Krups coffee maker with plenty of choices of coffees,hot apple cider,hot chocolate, teas, all day and ALL complimentary, as well as homemade cookies, desserts, or mini muffins, etc, setting out for you as well. Also a mini frig in the back of the Inn for guest use for leftovers,lunches, etc. Very thoughtful and very appreciated! The Inn is set up with lots of shared places for you to settle into which are plentiful and comfortable. I was able to sink into the big sectional sofa in the living room to just read, and later the second night, all the guests sat around together enjoying each other and Patty's company. There is a glass sunroom off the living room,with wicker and cushions, as well as wraparound verandas on both levels of the Inn, and a front porch, all with outdoor furniture to enjoy the yard's beauty, or simply to watch the trains go by. There is a babbling mountain stream running down the back of the property, where they have a small deck with chiminea and outdoor furniture, overlooking the water where we ate our lunch,and a picnic table is just farther down under the trees, surrounded by daffodils,crocuses, and irises just coming up to also just relax and enjoy, and wonderful to use. Breakfasts made by Patty were absolutely scrumptious and very filling! She is a great cook! Apparently Dan is, too, from what Patty said, but he had to leave the 2nd morning of our stay, so we had more time with Patty, but they BOTH were just really wonderful hosts! You felt welcomed immediately, and the way that they have the Inn set up just makes you feel like they are happy to have you here as a "friend", instead of feeling like stepping into a stuffy B&B, or a hotel as a paying customer. They make sure that you have everything you need, and really go out of their way to be sure you have a great visit! The Inn is centrally located, halfway between Lexington and Staunton, both great small towns and wonderful to visit, walk around, shop, eat, and enjoy. Also nearby is the Maury River,( for trout fishermen,) and it's just around the corner, going thru Goshen's Pass,which is a beautiful view and drive. Also not too far away is The Natural Bridge, as well as other small towns, so plenty of day trips, using the Inn as home base. We left refreshed,recharged, ,renewed, and ready to go back soon to again enjoy the area, the Shenandoah Mountains and valleys, the Hummingbird Inn, and the innkeepers! room tips: if you love trains, ask for the rooms at front of the Inn. If not, choose the back of the Inn. Also pet friendly room on first floor, with private door to outside grassy area. Also, room named after Eleanor Roosevelt, who actually stayed at the Inn in the 1930's while she was First Lady!
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Posted By AbdiViklas on 02/02/2012
This was our third bed and breakfast experience, and one thing that sets the Hummingbird apart from our previous ones was the amount of personal care from the hosts. You'll notice that many reviews mention "Patti and Dan" by name; that's because they are part of the experience. The last place we stayed at, I had about two minutes of contact with the hostess, whose name I have completely forgotten, as she showed me to my room. That particular inn, also, had very little information readily available in the room--I had to hunt someone down to find out when breakfast was served. In comparison, as soon as we walked in the door of the Hummingbird, Dan met us, had us set our bags down, and gave us the grand tour of the inn, keeping up a running narration of the inn's "life story," and a bit of his own as well. Our previous bed and breakfast stay felt basically like staying in a hotel, except with somewhat eccentric interior decoration. The Hummingbird, as many have noted, feels like staying with relatives, mainly because Patti and Dan treat you like family. This affects the way the guests interact, too; at my last stay, I exchanged no more than a passing greeting with another guest; at the Hummingbird, all five couples bonded over the course of the weekend. There is still room for shy guests to keep to themselves, but the overall experience is still more enjoyable. The other thing the Hummingbird does much better than my other stays is stock the rooms with information. The desk in the front hall has daily print-outs of events going on in the nearby towns, and the rooms have pamphlets for attractions. We purchased a Living Social package that came with extras like theatre tickets and restaurant vouchers; these were waiting for us in an envelope with maps of the area, driving directions, and Patti and Dan's descriptions of various nearby attractions, their hours, and how to get to them. I should mention that the Hummingbird is sort of "in the middle of nowhere." This could be a con, but Patti and Dan have turned it into a pro. For one thing, it's on the edge of the huge George Washington National Forest, so for any outdoors types it's perfect for hiking, etc. It also means you drive through gorgeous, twisty mountain roads to get to it. The main centers of civilization, though, are two small towns, Lexington and Staunton, both about a half-hour's drive away. Patti and Dan, however, got so many local businesses into their LivingSocial package that we visited and enjoyed several places we wouldn't have known about or probably bothered to visit on our own--a winery, a gelato shop, and so on, not to mention the theatre and restaurant. The result was that, even though "in the middle of nowhere," we got a chance to appreciate the "nowhere." Just driving to the winery meant driving twisty roads through mountainous farms with cows and brooks and gnarled oaks and so on. Finally, as many have mentioned, you need to be warned about the trains. The inn is yards away from an active railway line, which means that occasionally a train passes with window-rattling noise. During our two-night stay this happened some 3 or 4 times, of which I think only one was in the middle of the night. For me, that's hardly a deal breaker, but I've seen some reviewers react much more negatively (maybe they're more used to uninterrupted sleep than I am, as a father of two toddlers!). If a 50% chance of being woken up for about 60 seconds in the night is unacceptable for you, you might want to think twice; otherwise, this is a charming, comfortable, hospitable place to relax and indulge in a little low-intensity tourism.
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Posted By JamesH on 08/20/2011
If you're looking for a true B&B experience, where you are treated like friends from out of town, ready for a relaxing few days in the Blue Ridge Mountains - this is it. Dan and Patty are quick to accommodate, knowledgeable about the area, and great at making you feel welcome.
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Posted By Meg on 08/12/2011
A friend of mine and I decided we needed to get out of the city and head for the hills...or mountains as the case may be :-) We stayed at the Hummingbird Inn, I've been to B&Bs before however this was my friend's first experience and I think I've given her the B&B bug with the help of these innkeepers. We had a great trip and the innkeepers were a delight and very helpful. Also, Raoul (the inn's mascot) always let us know what time happy hour was :-D
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Posted By daughera on 06/11/2011
A lovely, lovely Inn!
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Posted By TJParrish on 05/10/2011
What a beautiful experience. Our good friends just had the most beautiful wedding at the Hummingbird and Patty and Dan were wonderful hosts. I very much enjoyed getting to know them and look forward to spending some time at the Hummingbird again in the future.
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Posted By Dan on 07/14/2009
What an excellent experience. They treated us so very well and the place was immaculate.
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Posted By skyelark2 on 12/31/2008
My husband and I LOVE this Inn. Patty & Dan couldn't be more accommodating with their amazing hospitality and delicious food! We came here to relax and that is exactly what we were able to do. We definitely plan on coming back soon!
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Posted By slindqu1 on 11/14/2008
My husband and I and my two little Yorkies had a warm welcome by Dan when we first arrived at the Inn. We had ordered the romance package which included delicious chocolate covered strawberries, wine/cider and fresh flowers. The breakfast the next morning was delicious-eggs benedit with a souffle motif. The Inn is next to train tracks but we weren't really bothered by it because it added to the nostalgia. Eleanor Roosevelt did stay at this Inn when her husband was President. Staying at the Hummingbird Inn was not only a relaxing weekend getaway but a step back in time.
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Posted By Janice on 07/09/2008
We stayed at the Hummingbird for two nights and it was one of our best B & B experiences. The owners, Dick and Pam, were delightful, the house and grounds were great, and the breakfast and snacks were outstanding. Would recommend this B & B to anyone.
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