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

Dan or John

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
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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 (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Dan or John

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

Why Dan or John chose Roanoke

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Fantastic Mountain Getaway, Hike, Paddle, Fish, Blueridge Mts
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 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
5

Great for multiple generations. Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful home with plenty of space for visiting or just porch rocking. Our four generations enjoyed our together time as well as a 500 piece puzzle. The kitchen truly had everything we needed. This house is a step back in time with all the modern conveniences. We had a great vacation!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our vacation home. Glad you enjoyed it. I think your group is first to finish the 500 piece puzzle.
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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
5

Quiet spot off I-81 Headed to DC

  • 5 of 5
Great house with multiple levels and a great porch overlooking the small town. Owners operate a canoe operation on the river right behind the property. Very thankful for the quick stop on the way back to DC. Quiet town.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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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
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
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
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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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
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!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
business
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
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.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Roanoke House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$265
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
$6,300
 
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

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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