Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Let's Be Real - Two Tanks!

We hear a lot about One Tank Trips. I believe most people have already seen things that are within one tank of gas round-trip of home. What the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast offers is (for the most part) a Two Tank Trip, and that includes activities.
Shinnston is 5 hours or less from the Beltway, Cleveland, Columbus, Lexington, Pittsburgh – centrally located and only 6+ miles away from I-79. The Two Tank Weekend will allow you to get here, do some site-seeing, and get home. Since we are less than 50 feet from a 17 mile rail-trail you can park the car and enjoy a day of hiking or biking (birding available on the trail). And since we are “Downtown” you can walk to a museum, shops (discount coupons provided) and restaurants (or drive a mile to Jimmy’s). Or if you prefer, follow our routing that will take you, at the farthest point, no more than 40 miles from Shinnston, as you visit 2 wineries (one is also a distillery),
covered bridges (we have 9 nearby), antique shops, State Parks, and history. Visit an original circa 1778 2-story log house located right in Shinnston! Or with prior arrangement, play Bocce.
None of this sound interesting? Drive 2.6 miles to the Sunset-Ellis Flea Market on Saturday mornings April 21 thru October. Then spend the evening at the double feature at the Sunset-Ellis Drive-in open every weekend from April 20 thru Labor Day. Bring your fishing pole (get a license at J & R Sports 2 blocks from the house) and go fishing in the West Fork River.
Come have a weekend of restful nights, fabulous breakfasts served when you are ready to eat (between 4 AM and 10 AM please) with coffee of your choice that is
fresh-roasted and fresh-perked, and activities and scenery or just get comfy on the glider on the front porch and read – we have lots of books and you can take them with you provided you do NOT send them back.