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The Hummingbird Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Goshen, Virginia
(Lexington Area)

A unique Victorian Carpenter Gothic villa (born in 1780 and completed in 1853) just west of scenic Goshen Pass on the western edge of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Country hospitality amid perennial gardens bordered by a wide trout stream. Relax on the verandahs, or stroll down to the deck overlooking the stream.

Located in the Shenandoah Valley in a small triangle defined by Lexington, Staunton, and Warm Springs, the Hummingbird Inn offers accommodations in an early Victorian setting. Comfortable rooms are furnished with antiques, combining an old-fashioned ambiance with modern conveniences.

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All rooms feature private baths, fireplaces or stoves, individual air-conditioning, and ceiling fans.

Architectural features include wraparound verandahs on the first and second floors, original pine floors of varying widths, a charming rustic den, and a solarium. Over the years Hummingbird Inn has been host to celebrities such as Eleanor Roosevelt, and Efraim Zimbalist, Sr.

A wide trout stream defines one of the property lines, and our old barn was once the town livery. Common rooms for guest use include the den (with satellite TV, VCR, DVD player, and stereo), the spacious living room, solarium, and dining room. The verandahs and front porch afford comfortable seating upstairs and down, and the deck overlooking the stream is a popular place during the day or in the evening with a fire in the chiminea.

  In the morning, we serve a full country breakfast at a single seating, so that guests can meet their fellow travelers and enjoy conversation as they dine.

Breakfast always includes fresh fruits of the season, an entrée such as raisin-cinnamon French toast, waffles, breakfast casseroles, and fresh baked cakes or pies. Our eggs are from local free-run chickens. We’ll happily accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and special diets, if informed at the time of reservation. Early-rising coffee drinkers will find plenty of freshly-brewed Costa Rican coffee, and there’s always a variety of teas from which to choose.

For lunch and evening meals, there are a variety of area restaurants. Dinner is served at the inn on Friday and Saturday evenings by advance reservation only.


  • Rates: $145 - $175
  • All rates are for two persons.
  • Rates include lodging and full country breakfast.
  • State and local taxes are additional.
  • All rooms feature private baths, fireplaces or stoves, individual air-conditioning, and ceiling fans.
  • Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Smoking: The inn is a non-smoking establishment. Smoking is permitted anywhere outside that will not affect other guests.
  • Our inn is not set up for young children, but we welcome young people aged 12 and over who would feel comfortable in an adult environment.
~Things to do and see: ~

Nearby recreational facilities offer golf, swimming, hiking, skiing, canoeing, tubing, fishing, and hunting. Goshen Pass, a spectacular rocky gorge favored by hikers, fishermen, and kayakers, is less than five minutes distant.

The baths at Warm Springs, the Homestead at Hot Springs, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, and Natural Bridge are minutes away.

Charlottesville and Monticello are an easy day-trip.

Visit historic Staunton and the Museum of American Frontier Culture, Lexington, home of the Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University, and nearby Civil War battle sites.

Theater at Lime Kiln, the Stonewall Jackson house and museum, the General George C. Marshall Museum, and the Virginia Horse Center are located in Lexington. The Garth Newell Music Center in nearby Warm Springs presents classical chamber music concerts each summer.

Shenandoah Shakespeare in Staunton offers first class theater at their Blackfriars Playhouse.

Inquire about our package weekends including special prices for area attractions.

~For Those Special Occasions: ~

The Hummingbird Inn is the ideal place to stay on those special occasions. We can help you make honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, and romantic weekend getaways memorable. Flowers, chocolates, champagne, romantic four-course dinner by candlelight, in-room massage... When you call to make your reservation please inquire about how we can help make your occasion a special one that you will never forget.

The Hummingbird Inn is a member of the following associations:
   Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia
PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International)
Lexington/Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce

 The Hummingbird Inn
Bed and Breakfast

30 Wood Lane
P.O. Box 147
Goshen, Virginia 24439
(800) 397-3214
(540) 997-9065
Email: innkeeper@hummingbirdinn.com
Home Page: www.hummingbirdinn.com
Innkeepers: Patty & Dan Harrison

  Hits Since 01/26/04

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