Welcome to our Shinnston WV, Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast in Shinnston, West Virginia where WiFi is FREE.

We are open for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. 

We do personalized gift certificates for Christmas - each is custom designed for YOUR recipient. Call NOW so we can design the perfect gift certificate for YOUR loved one(s).

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Shinnston, although only 7 miles from I-79, offers relaxation or activity. Hike or bike the West Fork River Rail-Trail, visit the covered bridges, winery, or other places and things available in the area - the antique shops and WV craft shops are open all year. Kathleen will create a routing just for you and your interests that will give you a day of sites and activities and then bring you back to the bed & breakfast. And now available - Stand Up Paddleboarding on the West Fork River - we can arrange it.

Remember how nice it was to go to Granny's house? She wanted everything to be nice for you. We admit it - Granny lives here. This Granny invites you back - with one big exception - we promise not to hover over you.  We do promise to attempt to give you a "best night's sleep" and an ample breakfast to remember (in a good way). All guest rooms are on the second floor (15 steps). The rooms are individually climate controlled by our guests.

Remember the second B in Bed & Breakfast means breakfast and breakfast at the Gillum House is worth getting up for! The complimentary FULL breakfast (cook's choice) is served at the time you specify each morning (between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10 AM - please). We use locally or West Virginia grown/produced products as much as possible in our breakfasts. Our breakfasts are juice, fruit dish, entree, meat, and beverage and is served family-style, help yourself to as much as you want. Almost everything we serve is fresh-baked "from scratch" as we do not buy mixes.

For 2019, our guests can choose one (1) of the following as their breakfast meat:
• Bacon
• Ham
• Pork Chops
• Pork Sausage
• Steak
• Venison Sausage



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Tea gourmands - choose from over 100 teas currently available. That hutch was custom-built just to hold our teas.


Severalpackagesofgreencoffeebians in a cabinet

How fresh is our coffee? Choose your green coffee tonight. We will roast it for your fresh-ground coffee pleasure in the morning. Choose from coffees from Kenya, Brazil, Guatemala, Sumatra, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Burundi, Bali, Ethiopia, and more.. We usually have 16 to 20 countries of origin of coffee beans in-house.


EV?  We have what you need.

If you have a Tesla OR Leaf, Bolt, Passat, BMWi3, E-Golf, Focus Electric, ANY electric vehicle or motorcycle Gillum House has what you need - a charger!  Now located on the side of the house at the driveway is Tessie, the Tesla Charger, her cousin Unie, the Universal Charger, and we also can charge electric motorcycles (free for registered guests). Small fee for non-guests needing a charge.


Chargers at Gillum House


We have 2 bicycles and helmets in the shed for our guests to use. We do not rent them, just suggest a donation to the Lord's Pantry for the use of the bikes.

We are motorcycle friendly with off-street cement pad parking or in our solid driveway for motorcycles.