kpanek on August 31st, 2011

August 31, 2011: As September stands poised and August says goodbye for another year, the nights are getting cooler. My favorite season is coming. The color season will soon be upon us. Our daytrip routings for scenic drives or motorcycle rides are beautiful in any season as this photo from the top of the ridges […]

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kpanek on August 9th, 2011

Motorcycle riders come to Gillum House for routings to get the best motorcycle riding tailored to what they want in a ride.

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kpanek on August 2nd, 2011

August 2, 2011: Sunday ended MountainFest 2011. It was a great festival with something for everyone. Ted Nugent, Montgomery Gentry, helicopter rides, daredevil exhibitions, food…. And the piece de resistance – the Vintage Motorcycle Show. This year the Vintage Show had the entire building – wide aisles, larger and better displays, and MORE BIKES!!! Classic-Cycle-Art […]

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kpanek on July 18th, 2011

Everyone wants to be in Shinnston August 6, 2011 for the Citywide Yard Sale!

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kpanek on March 30th, 2011

Gillum House Bed & Breakfast in Shinnston, West Viginia serves the freshest coffee off the plantation! And our guests may choose which coffee they will be served in the morning.

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kpanek on March 18th, 2011

In West Virginia Spring means ramps, Ramp Dinners, Festivals, and visiting wonderful bed & breakfasts.

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kpanek on February 8th, 2011

February 8, 2011: On February 3, 2011 we at the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast had the honor of hosting the owners of Tucked Inn the Harbour Bed & Breakfast in Victoria, Ontario, Canada. They gave us an Inuksuk that has been given a place of honor in one of our dining room display cases housing the […]

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kpanek on February 4th, 2011

Canadian innkeepers visit American innkeepers as they head south on vacation.

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kpanek on January 24th, 2011

January 24, 2011: MountainFest will be in Morgantown, WV  July 28-31, 2011. The paintings of John Panek are part of the Vintage Motorcycle Show every year.   In 2009, The Biker Boys (my fond name for them), six gentlemen who were then 67 to 88 years old stayed at the Gillum House for the 4 […]

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kpanek on January 16th, 2011

Gillum House innkeeper receives 2011 PAII Champion award with Thomas Shepherd Inn innkeepers. They started B &Bs For Vets.

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kpanek on December 29th, 2010

December 29, 2010:  I am a proud member of the West Virginia Bed & Breakfast Association, past-president and current Legislative Chair. We all know that a bed & breakfast is the Better Way to Stay. Member bed & breaklfasts are found on the WVBBA website WVBBA has just come out with a new cookbook! It […]

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kpanek on December 27th, 2010

December 27, 2010: New Year’s Eve is approaching quickly. That means another year has gone! Where did it go? I got an e-mail cartoon a while back that I find is truer with every passing year. The picture was of a roll of toilet paper that was almost gone. The caption said: “Life is like […]

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kpanek on September 16th, 2010

September 16, 2010: Their B & B Was D.I.Y. Daily Mail – Charleston SHINNSTON – One stop at a West Virginia bed and breakfast in the early 1980s was enough to convince Kathleen Panek she could open one too… That is how an article in the Charleston Daily Mail began on September 15, 2010 (D.I.Y. […]

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kpanek on July 12th, 2010

July 12, 2010 : During the 4th of July holiday we had guests from New York who came in on a motorcycle for our And Awaaaaay We Go Special and they attended our annual Independence Concert. Mike wrote a ride report for his biker buddies and gave me permission to post it here: This being […]

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kpanek on May 19th, 2010

May 19, 2010: When I told my co-workers in Illinois that I was house hunting in West Virginia they asked what I was looking for in a house. My answer was it MUST have a big front porch. If it has a porch, the house will tell me when I find it. The house did […]

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