Bed and Breakfast Specials in Shinnston WV

Gift Certificates Available

The Gillum House creates personalized Gift Certificates for Anniversaries, Wedding Gifts, Birthdays, or any other occasion.

Do you have a very Special Someone that you want something VERY Special for? Give a personalized Gillum House Gift Certificate! You choose one or more nights with breakfast, a package, or the dollar amount you want and the certificate is created specifically for your Special Person from YOU. A purchased certificate is valid ANY time and has No Expiration Date!

What Does a Gillum House Gift Certificate Look Like?? Whatever YOU want!

One gift from 2 families of siblings to their parents was like a Christmas card with a graphic of angels singing stating The Choir of Angels presents: opened up it detailed the Gift Certificate. Another from the three children showed three cats with the names on their backs in front of a fireplace with stockings hung. We have done one-night getaways, Packages for covered bridges, motorcycle tours, winery tours for anniversaries, birthdays, wedding gifts, and Christmas.

Call 1-304-592-0177 now for details.

Please scroll through the following Bed & Breakfast Specials in Shinnston, WV!

Specials and Packages 


WV Maple Days

February 22 thru March 21, 2020, in honor of West Virginia Maple Days, the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast will be serving, in addition to our normal breakfast fare, homemade pancakes with West Virginia Maple Syrup with our Gillum House maple venison sausage for breakfasts.

Elope to the 18th Century

West Virginia is a State where the marriage license can be issued the day of the wedding. Per the Harrison County Clerk’s Office, residents of West Virginia must get their Marriage License in the County they live in, but can be married anywhere in the State. Out-of-State residents do not have this restriction. 

This Elopement Package is limited to maximum of 4 guests. Package includes:


Wear Formal Attire........

Formal Attire 

OR - Informal Attire......

Informal Attire


Minimum of 7 days in advance required!!



Hey Baby! How Do You Like YOUR Curves?

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We have several turn-by-turn routings for day trips to different areas of West Virginia – and you will not cross the same piece of pavement twice (unless returning to the route). We also offer a hose at the driveway to wash the dust off "your baby". Normal nightly rate applies.


We Give Back - With YOUR Help!

 In 2011 one of our Vets staying with our B & Bs For Vets was a wounded warrior. When I heard about High Ridge House Bed & Breakfast Inn in Putney, Vermont donating $25 for every 2-night stay for the Wounded Warrior Tough Mudder event, I remembered Eric. So I posted a Blog. Shortly thereafter (within an hour) without even knowing of my Blog, I had an e-mail from Eric’s wife about a fundraiser for Operation Second Chance – an organization that had helped them while Eric was at Walter Reed for almost 2 years! 


Here is how YOU help! Anyone who books the Gillum Room (room with private bath) for two or more nights AND either puts Wounded Warriors or Operation Second Chance in the comments or mentions either on the phone - $25 will be donated to the organization mentioned. The size of the check(s) depends on YOU! This is an on-going Special. (November 8 - 11 exempted annually as it is free to the Vets booked)

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Come with your girlfriend – Leave with your wife!

West Virginia is a State where the marriage license can be issued the day of the wedding. Per the Harrison County Clerk’s Office, residents of West Virginia must get their Marriage License in the County they live in, but can be married anywhere in the State. Out-of-State residents do not have this restriction. This couple from Germany relaxed on the porch after the ceremony before going to their wedding dinner. 


This Elopement Package is limited to maximum of 4 people – Bride & Groom plus 2 Attendants. Package includes:

Outdoor setting

•Methodist minister to perform ceremony

•Bride’s Bouquet and Groom’s Boutonniere

•Video of the wedding

•2 DVDs of the video

•Still photos – before and after ceremony

• CD of photos

•Small cake with wedding topper

•Sparkling Cider for Wedding Toast

•Room w/breakfast for Bride & Groom for Wedding Night

Cost of the Elopement Package is 700.00 + 6% tax. Attendants room extra. 25% non-refundable deposit required at time of reservation.

Minimum of 7 days in advance required!!


Hike the West Fork River Rail-Trail 

The Gillum House Bed & Breakfast is less than 50 feet from the West Fork River Rail-Trail – a 17 mile rail-trail between Fairmont and Shinnston. Come spend a night of comfort and relaxation with breakfast served in the morning at the time you request. Enjoy the coffee you chose to be roasted last night, fresh-ground and fresh perked this morning before and during the great breakfast. We will shuttle to the Fairmont end of the West Fork River Rail-Trail and hike back to the Gillum House - hikers only. We no longer have a bike rack..This was written about in Su-Clauson-Wicker’s,  Inn-to-inn Walking Guide to the Virginias prior to the retirement of the Fairmont innkeepers and is currently listed in Off The Beaten Path – West Virginia. Choose a one-night package of overnight lodging, breakfast, shuttle service and for $185 + 6% WV tax or a two-night Package $325.00 + 6% WV tax.

Psst (whisper): For 2015, a third night can be added for an extra $40.00 + tax!!  Don’t tell anyone.

Watch the Birds 

Located within 50 feet of the 17 mile West Fork River Rail-Trail between Shinnston and Fairmont, our guests can watch both diurnal and nocturnal birds. We have been told there are at least 80 species along this rail-trail. We offer early breakfasts for those wishing to do early birding. Stay 2-nights in 2019 at regular rate and the third night is 80.00 + tax.

Military and Police Special  

We have a very special rate for Military and Police as a thank you for yourservice! As the Mother of a police officer and Granny of a Navy man, we know what the military and the police do for the people of the United States. Therefore, we give a 15% discount on the rooms - holidays excluded.

Covered Bridges and Winery - Cross Over the Covered Bridges of West Virginia!

Carrolton Covered Bridge

9 of the 17 remaining covered bridges in the State are   within 60 miles or less (mostly less) of Gillum House and you can drive across most of them! Gillum House has a routing prepared to take you to at least 3 of the covered bridges, 2 WV craft shops, a packed lunch, 1 roast of coffee from in-house list to take home, and 2 wineries (routing can be customized).  Fresh-roasted, fresh-ground coffee and homemade muffins tantalizing you yet? Package price is $350 plus 6% WV tax. 







Bike (or Hike) N Winery

Bike or hike the West Fork River Rail Trail in the morning after a sumptuous full breakfast. Return to the Gillum House to pick up your directions to tour up to 3 of West Virginia's premier wineries

Tasting wine at lambert's Winery Enjoy a tasting of the wonderful wines made by Heston Farms, Batton Hollow Winery, and Lambert's Winery as you visit the tasting rooms. (Photo is Lambert's Winery Tasting Room.)

As you wend your way back to the Gillum House visit 2 of the 17 remaining covered bridges in the State of West Virginia.  A second restful night followed by different Gillum House breakfast is just the ticket to relieve the stresses of life. Package includes 2-nights with breakfasts, routing to wineries, packed lunch for 2, and 1 roast of coffee from in-house list to take home - total package price is $350 plus 6% WV sales tax per couple and available year round.




And Awaaaaay We Go! What a Ride!

Great riding 2-lane paved roads with great views, neat places to stop, and you will not cross the same piece of pavement twice (unless returning to route). Comes with a day trip routing planned per each guest's interests.

A full breakfast will be served at your time each morning. Visit the Classic Vintage Motorcycle Art Gallery in our Library. John rode a Gold Star and Kathleen rode a Shadow 1100. Come talk about the Flat Track days of Dick Mann, Gary Nixon, and the Santa Fe Race Track in Illinois. The fastest man on 2-wheels, Chris Carr has visited here to take our Inn-to-Inn Package. Off-street parking provided for the bikes. We are a straight 6% tax - no hotel tax in Shinnston. 2 nights with breakfasts, and routings = $350 + 6% WV sales tax. Call 304-592-0177 for reservations. And Awaaaaaay We Go!


The Ride of A Champion - Inn-to-Inn

The hosts at the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast in Shinnston, West Virginia are both former riders (he rode Triumphs & BSA Gold Stars and she rode a Honda Shadow 1100) so they know what kind of roads you want to ride.

The Gillum House Bed & Breakfast of Shinnston, West Virginia and the Elkhorn Inn & Theater, Landgraff, West Virginia offer a unique inn to inn package for you to see the prettiest parts of West Virginia. Start at either inn and we are going to take you via great scenic mountain roads for approx. 285 miles. Travel good highway that is not pitted with holes and hazards, full of history, great curves, and fantastic scenery. Each inn has off-street parking for our motorcycle guests. Shinnston is in north central Mountaineer Country and Landgraff is in the heart of the Coalfields of West Virginia near the Hatfield-McCoy Trails.

7-time AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr and his wife Pam did this ride (their first scenic ride together away from a race track) on June 23, 2004 for SPEEDTV's 2-Wheel Tuesday Greg's Garage broadcast on August 10, 2004 The motorcycle used for that ride was provided by Triple S Harley-Davidson Buell of Morgantown, West Virginia.

We are offering a 2-night get-away package or choose our 4-night deluxe package. The 2-night package is one night with breakfast at each inn with a packed lunch for your journey between inns and a packed lunch to eat on the way home. Total 2-night package price is: $ 525.00 plus 6% tax, double occupancy. Make it a 4-night package that includes all the above plus a second night at each inn and an itinerary of great places to ride and/or things to do in each area for your day-trip The lunch with the 4-night package is between inns from the Gillum House and on your day trip routing at the Elkhorn Inn & Theater. Dinner is available at the Elkhorn Inn by reservation as an add-on. Total 4-night package price is: $755.00 plus 6% tax. Gift Certificates available.