Located just 50 feet from the level, scenic 16 mile Ralph LaRue West Fork River Trail, The Gillum House bed & breakfast
is the perfect accommodation to see all of north central West Virginia. Within 60 miles or less, one finds over 20 antique shops, 9 State Parks, 3 colleges, 3 universities, 9 of the 17 remaining covered bridges in the State, and many historic sites. Covered Bridge Tour Itineraries available to our guests. Gift certificates are available. See our web site for our Specials and Packages.
Located 1 block from the downtown business district and a contributing factor in the Shinns
ton Historic Landmark District, The Gillum House Bed & Breakfast has accessibility with all the pluses of small town America in this city of 2500. Come back to Granny's house with the wonderful woodwork and craftsmanship of a 1912 house. A smoke-free, pet-free accommodation, the Gillum has 3 second floor guestrooms.The Gillum Room has a private bath and Rosi's and the Harris share a.bathroom that has a 60 in. shower. Both rooms are equipped with emergency facilities, there is a chamber pot under every bed! Relax on the large front porch or in the side yard as the gentle breeze carries the aroma of the herbs growing around the house.
Rosi's Room has a Windsor-style double bed, antique furnishings, paintings by John Panek, and a wonderful oak mantle. Rosemary claimed this room as her own forever when she wrote her loves on the wallpaper (sorry, it has been removed).
The Harris Room is named for Rosemary's Grandmother who purchased the house from the Gillum family in the 1970's. It reflects the "down-home", warm friendliness of the family with the large rocking chair in the reading nook and the antique handmade quilt on the double bed. The lovely mantle, antique dresser, and antique lamps complete the warmth of this room. The paintings in this room are by John Panek and Sue Panek (his sister).
The Gillum Room exudes romance. From the 4 poster queen-size bed with its pillow-top mattress and down-filled comforter to the fresh flower on the mirrored mantle to the private bath with the claw-foot tub with dimmer switch for the light over the tub (also a 48 in. shower), this is obviously a room for lovers.
All rooms have robes in the closets for guests to use as well as CD/radio/alarm clock units. Books on the second floor (bookcase in hall and in Harris Room) are for the guests to read, enjoy, and take with them (please do not send them back). the Harris Room has a TV wit VCR. The Gillum Room has a TV with DVD/VCR. We have removed the distractions of the 21st century from Rosi's Room for your comfort.
The first floor Library/office is available for guests. Relax in the wing-back chairs to talk, read, or play chess or backgammon. The family computer with its fax modem is available to guests. There are several restaurants 1 mile or less from the Gillum House. (The dining room is available for eating your take-out.)
Bicycle are available for the use of our guests. A donation to the Lord's Pantry (local food bank) is suggested for use of the 21 speed Bianchi bikes. An overnight stable facility for your horses should you wish to horseback ride on the trail (or stable overnight) is minutes away and adjoins the trail. Make arrangements for a massage when you make your reservations (massage therapist comes to the B & B by appointment - Swedish massage or deep-tissue). Dinn
er packages are available.
Policies & Restrictions
The Gillum House is smoke-free (there is a crystal ashtray on the porch) and pet-free due to allergies of the host. Children are welcome. (Spring-loaded canvas cots available for children for extra charge.)
Rates & Availability
Gillum Room: $115 plus 6% tax
Rosi's Room: $85 plus 6% tax
Harris Room: $85 plus 6% tax
Open year round
Your host's husband does paintings of classic vintage motorcycles and your host makes baskets..
Exit I-79 at Exit # 124 (Jerry Dove Drive). Go west to WV Rt 707 and turn right and at the stop sign turn left onto WV Rt. 131. Go approx. 6 miles to the traffic light (US Rt. 19) and turn right. Drive 2 blocks and turn left. The Gillum is the first house on the left. Look for the American flag. Park in front of the house
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Kathleen A PanekCome back to Granny's house
Gillum House Bed & Breakfast
35 Walnut St
Shinnston, West Virginia 26431-1154 View Interactive Map
|8 Rail-Trails||within 40 miles|
|9 of the 17 covered bridges in WV||within 60 miles|
|Prickett's Fort||20 miles|
|Fort New Salem||20 miles|
|Sunset Ellis Drive-in Theater||2.6 miles|
|West Virginia University||35 miles|
|Italian Heritage Festival||8 miles|
|Bice-Ferguson Memorial Museum||2 blocks|
- Telephone - Free Local Calls
- Television - Free ESPN
|January to December||$85||$115||Except holidays|
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