FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN GETAWAY, HIKE, PADDLE, FISH, BLUERIDGE MTS

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN GETAWAY, HIKE, PADDLE, FISH, BLUERIDGE MTS

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

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,

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Dan or John

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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.

Dan or John purchased this house in 2008

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 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.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

Fantastic Mountain Getaway, Hike, Paddle, Fish, Blueridge Mts
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Fantastic Mountain Getaway, Hike, Paddle, Fish, Blueridge Mts
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p276548vb
(540) 261-7334
Roanoke Shenandoah Valley
Chesapeake, VA.
5

Thanks James River House!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My wife and I have stayed many times at the James River House. Every time is more memorable than the last. Buchanan, VA is an absolute treasure of small town America! Be prepared to drive some to enjoy meals (nearby are the towns of Roanoake, Lexington, Lynchburg and Natural Bridge) but there are good places to eat locally. Breakfast at the North Star Restraunt (south a couple miles on Rt.11) is a great place. The owners of the James River House are Dan and John and are remarkable, pleasant, nice to talk to and just great people! And they know their other business, Twin River Outfitters, a river rental of canoes, kayak, raft and tubes. They gave us a free river trip with our stay. How good is that! Nothing bad to say about the James River House and Twin River Outfitters. We will visit many more times! It is that good.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Fantastic Mountain Getaway, Hike, Paddle, Fish, Blueridge Mts
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p276548vb
(540) 261-7334
Roanoke Shenandoah Valley
Canada
5

An awesomely well located place to ride a bike

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
The house is an excellent place for a group of bike riders. The blue ridge parkway is just a couple of miles away and there is hundred of miles of paved road to discover. The house itself is roomy for 14 people and is equiped with every things you need to cook your own meals. Except the cold weather, the only problem that we had was the internet conection but the public library is just a block away. to cut a long story short, we had a good time at the James river house and I would recommand it without hesitation.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Fantastic Mountain Getaway, Hike, Paddle, Fish, Blueridge Mts
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p276548vb
(540) 261-7334
Roanoke Shenandoah Valley
Fenwick, Ontario
5

I Need Another Star, 5 isn't enough!

I Need Another Star, 5 isn't enough!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Two brothers own the James River House, and two Canadian brothers decided this would be a nice place to take our families and our mother for a week-long vacation. There were 5 adults and 6 children (ages 8-15), and each of us will declare this our best vacation ever. John & Dan are fabulous hosts, interacting with us before, during and after our stay. The James River House is an absolute joy. One previous reviewer said that each room is furnished with an eye to going above & beyond expectations, and we could not agree more. The 11 of us had plenty of private space, together with roomy common areas. We fell in love with Buchanan - from the antique shops and book store to the glow-in-the-dark mini putt and old style theatre; from the 60's throwback diner to the must-have dollar store... but most of all the friendly Southerners, all interested in who we were, where we were from, and whether we were enjoying our stay. John & Dan's other business, the Twin River Outfitters provided us with some amazing memories of the James River, using canoes, tubes, and kayaks. We visited Monticello in Charlottesville, climbed the Sharp Top Mountain at the Peaks of Otter, enjoyed a great swim at Cave Mountain Park, were in awe of the Blue Ridge Parkway, explored the Natural Bridge and the area surrounding it, ... along with the river outings and some relaxing times at our home base. The Twins (John & Dan) were super hosts, knowledgable guides, and straight up great guys. Everything about this vacation was fabulous, and we will be encouraging more people to explore this area, and enjoy the Mays brothers' hospitality. Thanks again fellas! We will send more Canadian invaders soon!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We are blessed with a great area with lots of fun activities to do. Glad your group had a great stay.
Helpful votes: 11/11
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Fantastic Mountain Getaway, Hike, Paddle, Fish, Blueridge Mts
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p276548vb
(540) 261-7334
Roanoke Shenandoah Valley
South Carolina
5

Perfect for our group

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 28, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
Our group ranging from 56 to 14 years of age stayed at the James River House while in the area for a family reunion. The house exceeded our expectations and was both charming and comfortable. We enjoyed sitting on the porches relaxing in between all our activities. We interacted with the owners on several occasions prior to arriving and found them very helpful. A portion of our group took advantage of the nearby river adventures and had a great time. The local restaurants varied from Italian to German and were memorable in their own rights. Don't miss the local North Star Diner while you are in the area either. This was a great place and a great value for the price with plenty to do and see in the area.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 11/11
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Fantastic Mountain Getaway, Hike, Paddle, Fish, Blueridge Mts
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p276548vb
(540) 261-7334
Roanoke Shenandoah Valley
Chesapeake, VA
5

Perfect Place to Stay While Enjoying the James River!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
Thank you Twin River Outfitters for a great weekend for my group. The Inn was the perfect fit for my family group.

We enjoyed the historic feel of the house and the historic Town of Buchanan. The two floats you put us on the James were perfect. We especially liked the Buchanan to Arcadia float we did in kayaks. The kids enjoyed the Xbox in the stone bunk room too. The kitchen had every thing we needed for making our own meals but we did eat dinner Saturday night down the street at the German resturant which was great.

I will highly recommend your inn for my other paddling friends.

High regards,

Stevens Family
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 9/9
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Clifton Forge
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Copper Top
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Vistas Links in Buena Vista
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
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

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Availability & Rates

Roanoke House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
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$265
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$1,575
$6,300
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.3%
Notes $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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Amenities

Roanoke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Claw Foot Tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - shower , toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 6 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • library
  • zoo
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • rafting
Notes:
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.
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