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Fantastic Mountain Getaway, Hike, Paddle, Fish, Blueridge Mts

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Buchanan house description

The James River House was opened in 2009. Our historic inn dates back to 1870 and has been completely renovated to provide a unique lodging experience for your family or group. The House features 5 guest rooms, each with their own private bath room. The House also includes a formal living room, dining room, court yard, and kitchen.

Located in historic downtown Buchanan on Main Street, the house is less than one block away from our river front canoe livery and the James River which makes it the perfect place to stay if you are visiting to enjoy the river. The James River House is located within walking distance of several restaurants, a historic swinging foot bridge over the James River, park, river, public boat landing, and near many antiques & specialty shops making it a pleasant place to spend a week or just a weekend. VA tech is 50 minutes away, and we are 1.5 miles from I-81.

The house has 5 bedrooms each with a private bath rooms. The bed room details are as follows.
James River suite # 1 - queen size bed (sleeps 2), with balcony. Cow pasture River room # 2 - two twin beds (sleeps 2), bath with claw foot tub.
Jackson River room # 3 - queen size bed, (sleeps 2).
Maury River room #4 - queen size bed (sleeps 2) main street level, handicap friendly, with private bath.
Stone Room # 5 - Our bunk room, includes bunk beds sleeping 6, with private bath and private entrance to court yard. Available for those larger groups.

This is a great rental for long weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains with your friends or family; please call for details.

Check in time 4:00 pm, Check Out time 10:00 am

Keywords: Perfect Family Mountain Getaway, river access, kayaking, Blue Ridge Parkway,

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking not allowed inside, but the House has nice front porch and Balcony where it is allowed....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker:

            Standard 12 cup coffee maker, plus Keurig single cup coffee maker, guests provide their own K cups...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Includes fully equipped kitchen with garbage disposal, dishwasher, coffee maker, etc....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Yes, all normal utensils included...moreless

          • Dishwasher:


          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            2 different Heat pumps, one for each main level. Full heating and air conditioning....moreless

          • Parking:

            2 cars on main street, with upto 5 additional cars behind building....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Yes, all rooms provided with full linens for beds and bathrooms....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Not available....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Not available....moreless

          • Heating
          • Living Room
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • River Canoeing / Kayaking / Tubing - Located 1 block from the James River the property is ideally suited for a vaction where a group can choose several different river activities. This region is excellent for small mouth bass fishing and for trout fishing in the spring. 4 Miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway....moreless


              • Video Library:

                Yes, very basic video library is provided. Guests are welcome to bring own DVD or BlueRay disc....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Yes, a combo DVD / Blue Ray player is available....moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                Xbox 360, bring your own games....moreless

              • Games:

                Several games are available....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Yes, basic cable provided....moreless

              • Television
              • Books

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                Large 3 floor Balcony overlooking Main Street, Large Porch with Rocking chairs on main level....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Canoe / kayak rentals 1 block away...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Basic charcoal grill provided....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Private courtyard and Patio ...moreless

              • Wood Deck


              • Adventure
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                One block from the Historic Upper James River and the Only Swinging Bridge on the Entire James River. The James is the River that helped found a nation....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Fantastic views of Purgetory Mountain and Blue Ridge Mountains. 4 miles From Parkway....moreless


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Groceries
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Equestrian Events
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Water Tubing
              • Laundromat
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting
              • Spelunking
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Basketball Court
              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Forests
              • Recreation Center
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Library
              • Zoo
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Horseback Riding
              • Cycling
              • Rafting


              Write a review 4.8
              from 10 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $265 $265
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,575 $6,300

              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Tax Rate 9.3%


              $245 plus tax (up to 8 people)

              $295 plus tax (9 - 14 guests)

              Check in time 4:00 pm, Check out time 10:00am

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 07/30/2014
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              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Roanoke Regional Airport
              35 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Clifton Forge
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 81
              100 Metres
              Nearest Barpub
              Copper Top
              30 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Vistas Links in Buena Vista
              100 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Buchanan Grill

              Car: Recommended

              Excellent small mouth bass fishing, stock trout fishing(Spring time), Outstanding Hunting location in the Jefferson National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: The James River House is owned and operated by Twin River Outfitters. John & Dan Mays, who are Twin Brothers, own and run a full service canoe livery located just 1 block from the Inn. This location was chosen because it's one of the best locations for recreational paddling in Virginia. Its 4 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway and 10 minutes to the Natural Bridge and Safari Park.

              Why the Owner Chose Buchanan:
              We have built this house to be the perfect mountain get away for your group. The small town setting complements your stay by offering a variety of restaurants and shops all within walking distance from your front door along Main Street. The bed room configuration and sleeping arrangments accomodate groups up to 14 guests. Come in the summer and enjoy the beautiful James River by canoe / kayak / or river tube located just 200 feet out your back door. This place is a very cool house to relax and visit with friends and familys. This place is very different from most other vacation rentals.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The James River House is ideally located at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley and only 4 miles away from the Blue Ridge parkway and the Appalachian Trail. It is very close many regional tourist attractions including the Natural Bridge, historic lexington. The outdoor receation options within a short drive are truly excellent. This really is an ideal location to bring your friends or family groups for a long weekend of fun in the great outdoors. The House is 50 miles to VA tech for those traveling, be 50 miles closer to home. This location is perfect for die hard fisherman with excellent small mouth bass, Muskie, and Trout (Jennings Creek) fishing near by.

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              Speaks: english



              • James River House Front View

                James River House Front View

              • Dinning Room , Seating for 12

                Dinning Room , Seating for 12

              • Fire Place in Jackson River Room

                Fire Place in Jackson River Room

              • TRO Logo

                TRO Logo

              • Canoe Trip

                Canoe Trip

              • Front Side view

                Front Side view

              • Off Street Parking for 8 Cars

                Off Street Parking for 8 Cars

              • Bed Room, Queen

                Bed Room, Queen

              • Entry Way

                Entry Way

              • Kayaker on the Upper James River Water Trail. Great outining for House visitors.

                Kayaker on the Upper James River Water Trail. Great outining for House visitors.

              • Springwood Bridge

                Springwood Bridge

              • Paddling


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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Sunday, March 16, 2014

              $265 per night (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

              View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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