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Enjoy the lovely, historic Shenendoah Valley in comfort and style!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

5 Bedroom, 2 bath chateau with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Lovely renovated two-story home with 5 bedrooms (4 upstairs and master bedroom downstairs) and 2 full bathrooms. Stunning views and roomy screened-in back porch with ceiling fans and 2 tables with plenty of extra seating to enjoy the view. Spacious living room with brick fireplace and raised hearth. Large kitchen with adjoining dining area. Fully furnished with modern appliances including dishwasher. All new furniture. Large parking area for 4 vehicles. Covered front porch with seating and porch swing. Cable TV. Short walking distance to town on swinging bridge over James River. Many attractions in town including restored movie theater, numerous shops for antiques and collectibles, the famous Natural Bridge and Caverns, the Roanoke Transportation Museum, O Winston Link Museum, the Taubman Art Museum, national forests, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, fantastic views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, local wineries and micro-breweries to tour. Visit the Natural Bridge Zoo or Mill Mountain Zoo and the Natural Bridge Safari Park. River Craft Rail House is an excellent restaurant within a short walking distance over the picturesque swinging bridge. Explore the James River with Twin River Outifitters located a short walk away. Travel & Leisure Magazine just designated the Upper James River Trail as one of the best, easy outdoor adventures in the world. Check out their mention of Buchanan, VA! Buchanan is the most used entry and exit point of the Trail with tens of thousands of visitors each year. Nearby Roanoke has been named by Trip Advisor and AARP as one of the best small cities to visit.

Melvin Camden
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Melvin Camden

I am a supervisor at C.W. Barger & Son, an aggregate limestone quarry in nearby Lexington. As a result of buying this house, the Phyllis and I eventually bought the Hilltop Market across the street, which adds so much convenience to be able to shop right across the street for groceries, fresh meat, beer and wine, fishing supplies, etc. We have lived in the area all our lives, been married over 30 years, and look forward to making your vacation the best possible!

Melvin Camden purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Melvin Camden chose Buchanan

Loved the house and the location, its amenities, the window seat in an upstairs bedroom, its possibilities of renovations, the yard, the view, the friendly neighbors--everything!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Comfort, comfort, comfort! So many things to enjoy in the area indoors and out. History, adventure, and culture all close by! The views are spectacular!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Buchanan

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom downstairs - toilet , shower , double basin sink
    Bathroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , single basin sink
  • 2 full bathrooms, 1 on each floor. First floor has full size shower only with seating, and double basin sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Front - 1 queen
    Upstairs Front - 1 queen
    Upstairs Back - 1 queen
    Upstairs Back - 1 bunk bed
    Downstairs Front - 1 queen
  • 4 bedrooms with queen size beds.1 bedroom with bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Enjoy the lovely, historic Shenendoah Valley in comfort and style!
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 46 reviews

Five stars from our kayaking group.

  • 5 of 5

We'll be back again next year, if not sooner.

Great view from the screened porch overlooking Buchanan, the online photos give it little justice. You must see it for yourself.

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buchanan Valley Stay

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home. So many beds. Bluetooth speakers made the stay very fun and full of dancing. The view is nicer than the pictures. Owner is also sweet and polite.

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious Home close to the Interstate

  • 5 of 5

The home is comfortable and easy to find. The keypad entry is a nice touch. The inside was warm and clean when we arrived. Our children enjoyed exploring the many rooms and selecting their bedroom. The bathrooms are large and well laid out. The store across the street was open until 8PM on Sunday which was great for grabbing a bottle of wine for the evening and eggs for the morning. The owners have done a wonderful job making an enjoyable place to stay. One suggestion for further improvement is to add side tables and lamps in the upstairs bedrooms.

  • Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Literary Lunatics Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our book club stayed for a long weekend. We enjoyed the house very much. There was plenty of room for the 6 of us. The house was older, but very well kept up and very clean. It was well stocked with every thing we needed for our stay. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

Very thankful that this house was available for a one-night accommodation, it was great for our needs and worked much better than getting two motel rooms for the night, so much bedroom space for the price! The house is neat and well kept as represented, but not one I would describe as pretty. The back porch space and accompanying view is great, but with our short stay we couldn't really take advantage of enjoying that. One thought - with bed space for up to 10 guests it would be great to have dining seating available for more than 4. Thanks for a nice stay, best wishes

  • Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Recommend 100%

  • 5 of 5

This was a great weekend!! Two families enjoyed this house for a long weekend and there was plenty of room. Ms. Phyllis and Mr. Melvin have thought of everything to make sure their guests enjoy their stay. If you are looking for a quiet get away this is the place to go. The Hilltop Market across the street has everything you will need if you forgot anything or if you just want to wait until you get here to get your things.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
River Craft Rail House

Situated on Route 43 North along the beautiful James River in historical and friendly Buchanan. To the south, the O. Winston Link Museum, Roanoke Transportation Museum and the Taubman Art Museum are only 20-25 minutes away. Historical Lexington, VA, home of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson of Civil War Fame and of Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Horse Center, is approximately a 20-25 minute drive to the north. Also, close to Southern University in Buena Vista, Hollins University in Roanoke and Roanoke College in Salem. Many local wineries to tour nearby, including Blue Ridge Vineyard in Eagle Rock, Virginia Mountain Vineyards in Fincastle and Fincastle Vineyard & Winery. Also, micro-breweries including Devil's Backbone in Lexington and Flying Mouse in Daleville. See the magnificent natural wonder of the Natural Bridge formerly owned by Thomas Jefferson.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Buchanan

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1 night minimum stay

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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