West Virginia: Gillum House Bed & Breakfast|
Posted on Wednesday, May 18 @ 20:48:47 CDT by donna
35 Walnut Street
Shinnston, West Virginia 26431
Toll Free: (888) 592-0177
The house at 35 Walnut Street (built in 1912) was purchased by Troy and Anna Brane Gillum in 1918. They were business and civic leaders during their years in Shinnston. Troy Gillum was the second Station Agent for the B & O Railroad in Shinnston. He served from 1911 until his retirement in 1957. The station was closed shortly there after.
Breakfast will be served at a mutually agreeable time in the morning. In addition to the pancakes, bread puddings, or perhaps veggie egg bake with English Muffin bread fresh from the oven as the entree, the Full Breakfast consists of fruit, juices, an assortment of teas, and freshly ground coffee (some flavored coffees are also available).
After breakfast, you may want to take a leisurely walk or bicycle ride on the West Fork River trail (approx. 50 feet from the house). This trail is part of West Virginia's Rails to Trails program that spans 16 miles from Shinnston to Fairmont.
West Fork River Trail
This 16+ mile scenic trail winds along the West Fork River from Shinnston (50 feet from Gillum House) to Fairmont. Bicycle rentals can be arranged.
Sunset Ellis Drive-in Theater
3 miles south of Shinnston. Open April through August.
Shinnston Veteran's Memorial
Lovely park honoring West Virginia Veterans.
Covered bridge at Philippi
Site of the first land battle of the Civil War, this bridge is part of US Rt. 250. Next to the bridge is a park with battle flags of the units involved in the battle. The Depot is a museum.
Fort New Salem
Original log cabins from West Virginia are located on the site of a civilian fort. Costumed interpreters.
Anna Jarvis House
Located in Webster (on the way to Phillipi) the restored house where Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother's Day was born. General George McClelland made his headquarters here during the Battle of Philippi.
North Bend Trail
77 mile rail trail from Walker (near Parkersburg) to Wilsonburg (near Clarksburg).
Tygart Dam State Park
Near Grafton, park is site of the Tygart Dam, tours of the dam on Wednesday. Hiking, fishing, boating.
Many antique shops and glass factories/outlets are found in this area as well as craft shops.
Bring Your Horses RAIL-Trail Special
Are you tired of riding the same old places? Give yourself a treat of a stay at a B&B and give your horse a vacation too. Ride the 17 mile West Fork River Rail-Trail while you stay at the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast in Shinnston, WV. Your horse gets to enjoy the horse b&b (Wade Maley Stables) right on the rail-trail, just minutes from the Gillum House.
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