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Gillum House Bed & Breakfast

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My family had the privilege to stay with Kathleen and John in their quaint, rustic B&B, which perfectly captures the essence of the Shinnston area and the surrounding history. Kathleen went above and beyond to educate us on the area and well above the call of duty to recommend local eateries and even show us the sites of the town!...

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

Your family was a delight to host. It was joy to meet all of you, to have our lives touched by your family, and to show off Shinnston to you. Our only regret is that the visit was shortened by circumstances beyond your control. We hope your next visit will coincide with one of our summer Theater in the Park...

Victoria Harbour, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Kathleen and John are the quintessential hosts. They are down-to-earth and very genuine. We had a most wonderful time staying at this superb B&B. The room was very spacious and the bed was total comfort. Kathleen thinks of everything from chocolates, to fresh fruit to USB hook ups for every kind of electronic device. The breakfast was exceptional, and each...

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

It is an honor to be able to please other innkeepers with what we do. Those who do it themselves see things in a different perspective - THAT is why we feel honored to have pleased. We look forward to some day getting up to Tucked in the Harbour to see your wonderful area. And we look forward to another...

Huntington, West Virginia
Reviewed 13 January 2016

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...

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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...

Cortland, Ohio
Reviewed 30 December 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....

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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...

Reviewed 21 December 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...

Elwood, Illinois
Reviewed 13 November 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...

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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...

Shinnston, West Virginia
Reviewed 17 February 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...

Ashland, Ohio
Reviewed 20 January 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...

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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...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 24 September 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...

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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...

Fayetteville, West Virginia
Reviewed 7 August 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....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guests choose origin of coffee beans to be roasted. All books on second floor available to be "stolen". We attempt to meet all dietary needs. Environmentally conscious facility. Routings personalized for site-seeing - covered bridges, antiques, history, crafts, winery... Rail-trail 50 feet from house. Located 6+ miles from I-79 in downtown Shinnston, halfway between Fairmont and Clarksburg 1 block from US Rte 19. Gillum House now offers Elopement Packages - minister, 1778 log house for the ceremony, flowers, and everything else found at a wedding EXCEPT the guest list - maximum of 4 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gillum House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 35 Walnut St., Shinnston, WV 26431
Region: United States > West Virginia > Shinnston
Price Range: €87 - €133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The one with the en suite bathroom is the best, but they're all lovely.”
yellowsocks, 20 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are cute and comfy but only the Gillum room has its own bath.”
MrsElmer, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“All rooms looked nice, the Gillum had a private, vs shared, bath.”
michaelcJ6853GY, 27 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The Gillum Room was the only bed bigger than a twin, so we chose that. It had great light-blocking curtains, which was great for me as a sensitive sleeper.”
PeoplesLawyer, 14 Sep 2011 | Read review
“Ask Mrs. Panek for it and let her decide.”
pswbutztc, 5 Apr 2011 | Read review
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