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“Great Place to meet up with friends!” 5 of 5 stars
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James River House
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19837 Main Street (US Route 11), Buchanan, VA 24066   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Buchanan B&B and Inns
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“Great Place to meet up with friends!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Right on the main street in Buchanan, VA. Five of us were traveling from Montana to SC via the Blue Ridge Parkway. Friends from VA rode out and met us at the James River House. We had plenty of space on the first and second floors. Each couple had their own room and bathroom. We did not need the bunk room in the basement, but could have rented it if more of our friends had joined us. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The lines were fluffy and inviting. The kitchen was stocked with many extras. We sat on the front porch for most of the evening visiting. What a great place to meet up with friends.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

The folks at the James River House appreciate the history of Buchanan, the western terminus of the old James River and Kanawha Canal. They can point one to the remains of the canal basin and the locks on the river. As you can tell from their web site, they also arrange kayak and canoe trips on the river. The rooms and public area of the Inn are quite comfortable and the price more than reasonable. Note that it is not a Bed & Breakfast, but they do have coffee and the Fountain at the drug store down the block serves a good breakfast.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 19837 Main Street (US Route 11), Buchanan, VA 24066
Location: United States > Virginia > Buchanan
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Buchanan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
JAMES RIVER HOUSE. Twin River Outfitters has now opened the "James River House". Our historic inn dates back to 1870 and has been completely renovated to provide a unique lodging experience. The inn features 5 guest rooms, each with their own private bathrooms. The inn also includes a formal living room, dining room, courtyard, and kitchen. Located in historic downtown Buchanan on Main Street, the inn is less than one block away from our 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 to four different restaurants, the town swinging bridge and numerous shops making it a pleasant place to spend a weekend. The inn is also close to a variety of attractions such as Natural Bridge, Safari Park, Natural Bridge Zoo, Lexington, The Appalachian Trail, National Forest, Peaks of Otter, The Botetourt. ... more   less 

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