The James River House Inn
19837 Main Street
This 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, court yard, and kitchen. Located in historic downtown Buchanan on Main Street, the inn is less than one block away from Twin River Outfitters’ canoe livery, it is within walking distance to several restaurants, the swinging bridge and numerous shops. The inn is available for rent on a room-by-room basis or for the entire house.
The Rail Car Inn
128 Fifteenth Street
(540) 460 – 1932;
(540) 463 – 2575
A vintage 1934 Hiawatha Dining Car (later converted to an exclusive railcar) houses this one-of-a-kind inn, located in Buchanan. The car is richly appointed with fine furnishings and inlaid woods shined to a soft patina and harkens to an era when a journey was more than just a means to get from place to place, but an event to be savored by those fortunate enough to travel in first class luxury.
The Squirrels Nest
The Squirrels Nest is a quaint, historic log cabin overlooking the James River in Buchanan, Virginia. The home originally set high upon the Blue Ridge Mountains and during construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway was moved to its current location on First Street. The historic home features three bedrooms and two baths accommodating up to six (6) guests. The Kitchen is fully equipped and there is a large flat screen TV in the living room. Covered picnic area at the rear of the property which overlooks the James River providing panoramic views of the historic Town of Buchanan and surrounding mountains. The Squirrels Nest is located near many local attractions that are within walking distance such as Antiques shopping, the swinging bridge, fishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking on the James River. Other attractions not too far away include The Natural Bridge, Safari Park, and Zoo. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and numerous hiking or biking trails. We are located thirty minutes from Downtown Roanoke and Downtown Lexington.
The Fantz’s Lantern Inn
The Fantz’s Lantern Inn is a quaint, historic inn located in an original early 1900’s Esso gas station on Main Street in downtown Buchanan. The Inn is located just 200 feet from the James River and the Buchanan Swinging Bridge. The Inn features two bedrooms and can accommodate up to four (4) guests. Graciously appointed bedrooms offer guests comfortable lodging in addition to breakfast as well as dinner by reservation. A large deck to the side of the property overlooks the James River while offering views of the surrounding Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains. The Fantz’s Lantern Inn is located near many local attractions such as Natural Bridge, the Blue Ridge Parkway while being within walking distance to such attractions as Antiques shops, Art Galleries, Restaurants, the swinging bridge, as well as outdoor experiences such as fishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking on the James River. Other nearby attractions include The Natural Bridge, Safari Park, and Zoo, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and numerous hiking or biking trails.