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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

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

NOTE TO RENTERS: Due to the downtown location with neighbors in close proximity, this is NOT a house for Bachelor parties or college reunion get together's where alcohol is going to be consumed to excess. If that is your intent, please find another venue, no exceptions. Groups that misbehave will be asked to leave.

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

More Details

Owner
Dan or John
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

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 Virginia

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 arrangements accommodate groups up to 12 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.

Amenities

Buchanan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Stone Room - Basement Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , Stone Room - Basement
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2),6 Single beds in basement
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater 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 and to the Appalachian trail and great hiking options near by.

Reviews

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Fantastic Mountain Getaway, Hike, Paddle, Fish, Blueridge Mts
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
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We had a family reunion at the James river house.

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to meet. We had a fantastic 5 mile paddle with twin River outfitters on Saturday. They also had a triathlon that day which start at 2 o'clock and my daughter ran the 2 mile leg of the running race. After the triathlon they had a BBQ cook off with beer and a band. Fantastic job Buchanan for putting on an amazing weekend for the Draper family.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wedding week for Greg and Samantha.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family to gather for our sons wedding, pre and post wedding festivities, a daughters baby shower, kuyaking, beautiful hikes and sightseeing in Roanoke. Couldn't have picked a more perfect spot for our family. There were plenty of beds for all, air conditioning worked great, and thankful for the dishwasher. Would not have thought an older home would have been so nicely updated!! Would not be surprised if we return, not many places fit all of us so nicely!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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great old house! perfect for large families!

  • 4 of 5

second year in a row we've been to buchanan and stayed at the james river house. house is huge with bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone. located in downtown buchanan 500 feet from a movie theater and a park! Really enjoy the character of this old home and the owners are always quick to fix any issues or answer any questions!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graduation Week

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed along with two grandmothers. We loved relaxing in Buchanan and the house was just perfect for our size and needs. We had breakfasts and meals together and a lovely graduation party in the side yard. All our visitors loved the James River House!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Room for all

  • 5 of 5

Great place. We had the whole extended family over for dessert. Room for all of us! Locals enjoyed touring the renovated home. Love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My family of 14 stayed in the James River House and had a great experience. They accommodated an early check-in and were very easy to work with. The house was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the space was adequate for our group. It was a convenient location for us, only a 30 minute drive to Roanoke College where we were watching soccer games. We also enjoyed the cute pub/restaurant located next door and local hikes.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.3%

$295 plus tax (9 - 14 guests)
Check in time 4:00 pm, Check out time 10:00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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