The Hummingbird Inn lends itself well to gatherings of family and friends. While we only have five guest rooms, we have ample common rooms and outdoor areas in which to visit and enjoy one another. Our rustic den, with its wood-burning fireplace and TV with satellite dish, DVD player, and VCR, makes for a cozy game room or place to watch a movie or the afternoon football game. The spacious living room has comfortable couches and a gas-log fireplace, while the adjoining solarium offers a sunny spot for a cup of tea and conversation. The large, sunny dining room is the place to meet for delicious breakfasts or casual family-style dinners.
Outside the inn, an acre of lawn and gardens give room to roam or play a game of croquet or volleyball. The inn has wide porches on the first and second floors, with small tables and chairs grouped for intimate conversation. The second floor veranda is a favorite place to sit and catch the breeze while watching the hummingbirds buzz by the feeders. Our deck out by Mill Creek can be a place to meditate and listen to the water rush over the rocks, or a place to sit with friends and enjoy a long, slow afternoon and evening.
Goshen is centrally-located in Rockbridge County, so opportunity abounds for day trips and sight-seeing adventures. Let us help you plan excursions to please all, from hiking, fishing, or canoeing, to horseback riding through the gorgeous countryside, to bike trips, to shopping at antique shops, visiting the vineyard, the herb farm, the grist mill, the yarn shop, a lovely craft gallery, a living history farm museum, a Shakespeare theater, a drive-in movie, or Natural Bridge, the County’s namesake. You’ll never run out of things to do, if you want to leave the inn!
We welcome you to spend some special time with the people you care for, and let us make it a vacation for all. We’ve hosted families as well as groups of friends, for weddings, birthdays, graduations, retreats, and simply “get-aways”. Call us with your ideas and needs to see if the Hummingbird is the place for your get-away.
The inn is also our home, so while we hope you’ll “make yourselves at home,” we expect you’ll help us stay in good graces with our neighbors and the town of Goshen. We also feel that our inn is inappropriate for families with a lot of children. We normally welcome only children aged twelve and older who are comfortable in adult settings, but if the entire inn is rented we do allow younger, well-behaved children.