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Cabin 1 on Mill Creek Siding & Interior – Mar 2016

Cabin 1 on Mill Creek siding day was BEAUTIFUL and interior is taking shape! Come on in and take a peak inside…

Jeff at the saw

Jeff at the saw.









Cabin 1 on Mill Creek Siding

Kitchen area backs up to bathroom

cabin 1 on mill creek siding & interior


cabin 1 on mill creek siding & interior

The bathroom will also have high ceilings.

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Jeff looking at the lighting in the bathroom.



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A nice shot before the windows and door went in.



Cabin 1 on Mill Creek Construction – Feb 2016

Cabin 1 on Mill Creek construction days were marked by blue skies and tempertures in the teens! Jeff can work in all temps, the crazy heat and humidity back in Houston and now winter in Goshen. Thankfully the bitter cold and gusty winds are short lived. We are very happy to report our winter is mild with most days not having to wear multiple layers. When it snows, it doesn’t last.

Warm temps are always just around the corner.  Then, we have another beautiful snowfall here in the Shenandoah Valley and we are delighted again! Another cold spell and back to layers for a day or two, maybe three…all for the sake of getting it done! See more pictures here on the progress of Cabin 1.

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A view of cabin 1 at Mill Creek from the Hummingbird Inn.









"When this old world starts a getting me down"

“When this old world starts a getting me down…”

Windows in, prepping for siding

Windows in, prepping for siding.

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Sandra & Jeff and the view from the bedroom.











A view of Mill Creek from cabin 1 on a cold winter day.


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Cabins on Mill Creek…Clearing Stones and Brick

Cabins on Mill Creek…featuring men and their toys! One could argue that clearing land of huge stones and chimney brick is extremely laborious.  Jeff says he’s taking care of business and Sandra says he’s having way too much fun!

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Cabins on Mill Creek Land Clearing Starts

Cabins on Mill Creek Land Cleared of Burned 1850’s Home

Summer of 2015 – this is the lot next to the Hummingbird Inn where we will be building Cabins on Mill Creek for our guests. Wonderful large stones and brick from the 1850’s home foundation and chimney stacks to re-purpose…so many ideas! We hope this old-timer, severely charred Maple Tree makes it.

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First Night’s Stop on A Road Trip to Remember

We were thrilled to be mentioned in the February 2016 edition of Eastern Home & Travel magazine, as part of this terrific article “A Road Trip Like No Other” by Reed Hellman. The feature takes readers on a memorable drive along Route 39, the Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway , recommending that adventurers make the Town of Goshen and the Hummingbird Inn their first night’s stop on the journey because of its “…classic B&B accommodations: welcoming, homey, clean and comfortable, with a sumptuous breakfast and the added attraction of active train tracks just beyond the front drive.”

Winding 136 miles from Lexington, Va., west over the Allegheny Mountains to Summersville, W.Va., the byway, also known as Route 39, mixes sumptuous accommodations, natural hot springs, mountain traditions and a wealth of cultural attractions with hundreds of thousands of acres of public wildlands.

“This is one of the most globally significant forest biomes in the world,” said Marek Smith, executive director of The Nature Conservancy’s Allegheny Highlands Program. “It’s only rivaled in diversity by similar forests in China.”

There are so many reasons to visit this part of the Shenandoah Valley, but certainly a remarkable road trip packed with unrivaled natural wonders, history and cultural opportunities along every mile of way is one great travel experience you won’t want to miss. Road trip anyone?


Farm Trail thru Shenandoah Valley

fieldsofgoldIt seems that more and more of us are looking to buy at the source…..and that is especially true for our food.  And guest of the Hummingbird Inn are always asking for places where they can buy vegetables and fruits, meats and other farm products.  And now we have a resource.  Fields of Gold, the Shenandoah Valley Farm Trail provides a welcome source of information about farms and farm products that are easily accessible and open to your visiting.  Before you head this way again, take a look,  Shenandoah Valley Farm Trail

Sweet Maple Everything

If you have a craving for maple….maple donuts…maple candy…maple anything…you have got to get yourself to the Highland Maple Festival, March 12-13 and 19-20.  Its just down the road a bit from the Hummingbird Inn in Goshen, and it is such a pretty drive.  You can take the Sugar Tour around Highland County, and visit any one of a half-dozen sugar camps.  Or head straight for Monterey, where all the fun is centered.  Its for the sweetness in you.

Beautiful Snow Day in Goshen!

Couldn’t let the day go by without sharing the beautiful winter wonderland we have outside the Hummingbird Inn…  It’s been such a mild winter, this was quite a treat…   Only have 4 or 5 inches, but I don’t think it will last long – its just not that cold!  Wish you were here to see it!

A Puzzling Day at the Hummingbird Inn

So there we were with an empty table at the Hummingbird Inn, and guests who were just dying to do…..JIGSAW PUZZLES!! 

Started out with great enthusiasm, which for Innkeeper Dan lasted about 10 minutes.  The rest of the puzzlers, Dee and Teresa and Innkeeper Patty ( not in this picture )   worked thru the night and the next couple of days, to finish not one, but two 1000 piece puzzles.   So next time you visit the Hummingbird Inn, a Lexington VA area bed and breakfast, and that empty table beckons, rest assured we can find a challenging puzzle for you too!!