Dateline: June 29, 2015
Sandra and Jeff Shaffer are the new Innkeepers at the Hummingbird Inn!
After 22 years of B&B stays and a passion to one day have our own, we decided to live our dream. An amazing stay at a Provincial B&B in the Luberon Valley during the summer of 2014 spoke to our hearts. It was time.
When we arrived in the Shenandoah Valley and saw the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, we thought of Provence and agreed this would be our new home. The first visit was in February 2015 and we experienced a breathtaking 14 inches of fresh snowfall on the glorious Historic Hummingbird Inn. Missing the 4 seasons of our childhood, the snowfall clenched the deal.
Born and raised in Ohio, we have spent most of our lives in Texas where we met, and also met life-long friends. Texas was good to us and provided abundant opportunity as we made our living taking care of others. Jeff, a General Contractor and Cabinetmaker by trade, has built many families their dream kitchen, bathroom, remodeled home. Sandra, a natural leader and event planner, spent her last 10 years in Hospitality as a House Manager and a Spa Manager taking care of Houston’s affluent. Sandra is the cook and gardener while Jeff keeps everything working. Together, we share a love for Historic Homes, Food, Wine and Travel.
For those of you who knew the previous Innkeepers, Dan & Patty Harrison, we have big shoes to fill. Thankfully, Jeff is a size 14. Dan & Patty have graciously shown us every detail, nook and cranny it takes to make the Hummingbird Inn a wonderful stay. We are up for the task!
We invite you; we welcome you and most importantly we look forward to serving you. Stay as little or as long as you like and hopefully you’ll be back again…if you’re destined to. After all, it’s about you!
We enjoy pleasing others; it’s who we are…
Jeff & Sandra Shaffer