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10 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I stayed here last year for VMI's homecoming weekend. We had plenty of room for a little less than a dozen people. Accommodations are homey, beds are ample, architecture is even interesting. The house has porch seating which is fantastic for those who smoke or enjoy relaxing outside.

Thank Samuel G
Newton, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The house is spacious and the kitchen is well stocked with dishes and cookware. My problem with this property s the cleanliness. Cob webs we plentiful. Windows have not been cleaned inside or out. There was dirt on the ledges of the windows in the basement room. The carpets are in need of a professional cleaning. The window in the... More 

1 Thank RBailey59
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

We were looking for a home that could accommodate 9 people, and we stumbled upon the James River House. We were not disappointed. It is a beautiful home, in the very quaint little town of Buchanan. The views of the mountains from the back yard are beautiful! We had a wonderful time and enjoying the opportunity to make memories with... More 

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Reviewed 5 January 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... More 

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Reviewed 3 November 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... More 

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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 

Additional Information about James River House

Address: 19837 Main Street (US Route 11), Buchanan, VA 24066
Region: United States > Virginia > Buchanan
Price Range: £55 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Booking with a group can significantly defray the price paid per party.”
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“We stayed in the Jackson River Room, at the back, with a bit of a view of the river and, more importantly, probably quieter than the rooms facing Main Street.”
 of 5 bubbles Virginiatravelerstwo, 3 Nov 2011 | Read review
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