Hummingbird Inn, Goshen, VirginiaAuthor: fmesiano1
Date of Trip: October 2007
Hummingbird Inn, Goshen, Virginia the rooms are big and comfy, furnished with antiques, it has wrap-around verandas, the glassed-in sun room, a beautiful furnished living room, the den has a stone fireplace, and there is a deck out by the old barn and the creek. It has all the comforts of home with none of the chores. It is southern hospitality at its finest. the staff was fantastic and so friendly. the prices were well within our budgets and lots to see in the Shenandoah area. Well worth the visit!
It is the perfect getaway from the normal hustle and bustle. The Hummingbird Inn is a Victorian Carpenter Gothic inn, designed for intimacy and maximum relaxation, probably the most peaceful and relaxing weekend I had experienced in a long time. Escape the ordinary and enjoy the rustic charm!
The food was great and the service and accommodations were outstanding. Innkeepers Pam and Dick Matthews were extremely attentive yet unobtrusive. Their attention to detail was remarkable. They really go out of their way to make your stay the best.
Being centrally located just west of scenic Goshen Pass on the western edge of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the town of Goshen sits in a small triangle defined by Lexington, Staunton, and Warm Springs Hot Springs. Local attractions include: quaint towns, historic battlefields, museums, antiquing, caverns, covered bridges, farmers' markets, vineyards and a relaxing setting within the Massanutten Mountains bordered by the Shenandoah River. As a history buff I enjoyed the antique shopping and the flea markets.
Some of the things to do here were: The Luray Caverns renowned as a spectacular natural wonder, not only the caverns but the ornamental garden! The twisting pathways lead past fountains and into a cave. Plus there was the Stalactite Cafe and Restaurant, a specialty coffee shop, offering a cafe menu and a buffet for the tired just before you went on your way. This was just a hop, skip and a jump from the inn.
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, a tour of milestones in transportation, including authentically restored cars, carriages, coaches and costumes, dating from 1725 to 1941.
This inn being nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, an area rich in scenic beauty and historic lore. Maps and expert advice are provided. You will savor the scenery along Skyline Drive, with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The wonderful view of the forest covered hills that I took a 2 hour walk and enjoyed the serenity and the peace I really needed to relax in.
If time permits we'll keep you busy for days. Antique shops, flea markets, Civil War Museums and monuments are only moments away. There are many historic, cultural and natural wonders to explore, as well as the quaint downtown restaurants and shops.
Southern hospitality & comfortable casual elegance await you here. It actually feels like you are miles from reality. There is truly something for everyone to see and do.
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