Buffalo Tavern Bed & Breakfast

958 W. Buffalo Rd. , West Jefferson, NC 28694 USA (Show map)


Built in 1872, historic Buffalo Tavern is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NW North Carolina. There are mountain views on all sides! With three rooms, the Governor's, Flapper's, and Madam's, and the President's suite, it's just the place to relax and renew. All sleeping rooms are air conditioned in the warmer months! All the rooms fit the era and have a queen-sized bed, PRIVATE bathroom, electric fireplace, clawfoot tub, satellite TV, and wireless Internet. It's a short drive to downtown West Jefferson Arts District and area attractions including historic Todd,Lansing,Glendale Springs, Boone, and Blowing Rock. Come relax on the front porch. Doc, the Innkeeper, welcomes you to check out his blog at buffalotavernbnb.blogspot. Come to our mountains! It's worth the trip!



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Fishing trip with my daughter

3.6 on June 22, 2016

My daughter and I came up for a weekend fishing trip and really enjoyed our stay there, however it was brief only staying 1 night. We would like to come back and have more time to enjoy the tavern and surroundings - we left too early for fishing to enjoy breakfast. We were hoping that breakfast was available earlier. Linda was there and she was great, and told us a little about the tavern's history. Hope to come back!!

Great Night

5 on June 02, 2016

Doc was amazing. Couldn't recommend it more.

Amazing getaway

5 on June 02, 2016

My husband and I stayed here while we were in town for a wedding. We couldn't have picked a more perfect place to stay. Quiet, comfortable and amazing breakfast. You can't go wrong staying here.

A lovely time at Buffalo Tavern Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on May 16, 2016

We had a wonderful time at Buffalo Tavern in West Jefferson. The host, Doc Adams, met us on the porch and we had chocolate cake and soft drinks. The breakfast was outstanding the next morning. Very homey and comfortable. We loved both porches. We went twice in two months.

Beautiful Getaway

4.8 on April 21, 2016

We often come to Ashe County for business purposes and were tired of the cookie cutter motel stays. We had never stayed at a B & B and checked the ones in the area. We settled on the Buffalo Inn, first of all, well, look at it. It's beautiful. When we arrived Doc, the innkeeper was waiting for us. So hospitable and genuinely a nice guy. Our room was beautiful and the bed was very comfortable. The next morning we enjoyed what I would call a gourmet breakfast prepared by Doc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have stayed at the Buffalo Inn for 2 more visits to West Jefferson. Great place.

Great, relaxing stay!

4.2 on April 12, 2016

The Buffalo Tavern Bed and Breakfast was a great get-a-way for a weekend. Doc was an amazing inn keeper. He was relaxed, kind and I was impressed that he made homemade cookies upon our arrival. The inn is located close enough to town and there are plenty of beautiful winding roads to drive. Some of our favorites; hwy 88, Bill hill road, Green valley. I would recommend this inn anytime to friends. Laura Gibson

"Just Like Home."

5 on April 10, 2016

The Inn was beautiful, well kept, and still historic. The rooms were comfortable and just like home, again still historic. We stayed in the President's Suite but walked through the other rooms. Views were breathtaking. Breakfasts were delicious and comfortable as "Doc" along with other guests sat down and conversed. "Doc" was amazing and makes the Inn what it is which is just like home. He treated us as friends. We will certainly be back soon. Thanks for a great 21st wedding anniversary. We stayed from 3/31/16-4/3/16. Sincerely, Dwight and Angie Weller.

Excellent stay in West Jefferson NC

5 on April 04, 2016

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely home, the peace & quiet, and the delicious breakfast. Innkeeper, Doc, made our stay even better.

Stay at Doc's place

4.4 on March 26, 2016

This was our second time staying in a bed and breakfast. The room was well-decorated, and we were made to feel very welcome.

We'll go back

5 on March 11, 2016

Big old house overlooking valley and surrounding mountains. Doc Adams is a delightful host with lots of stories. Breakfast was delicious.

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Rooms & Rates


The Governor's room is a warm, cozy room located on the first floor. It is air conditioned in the warmer months! It has a full bathroom with shower (PRIVATE), an in-room clawfoot tub, inviting queen-sized bed (comfy!), Egyptian cotton sheets (soft), satellite TV and wireless Internet. The room is named in honor of two North Carolina governors who are said to have stayed here.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $89 - $129


The Flapper's room, located on the second floor, is a bright, airy room decorated in warm and inviting green. The ceilings are unique to the era with wide boards. The PRIVATE in-room bathroom boasts a shower and old sink. The room is delightfully air conditioned in the warmer months! A clawfoot tub rests in the corner of the room begging guests to slide in for relaxation. The room also has satellite TV and wireless Internet. It shares a porch with two other rooms, overlooking the mountains.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $139


Located on the second floor and air conditioned in the warmer months, the Madam's room is known to attract honeymoon and anniversary couples! With it subtle red painting scheme and queen-sized bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, the Madam's room is a good choice. The floors are beautiful hardwood. The full PRIVATE bathroom has a shower and there is a clawfoot tub in the room for guests. The Madam's room shares the second floor porch with the Flapper's room and the President's Suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $139

President's Suite

The President's Suite is a wonderful home-away-from home. It boasts a large bedroom with four poster queen-sized canopy bed with sheers. There is an electric fireplace for romance and heat and an air conditioner in the summer. The second room has a wet bar, complete with a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and table for two. The PRIVATE bathroom has a two person shower/tub and two sinks! The Suite has satellite TV and wireless Internet and shares the upstairs porch with the Madam's room and the Flapper's room. It's a very relaxing and comfortable suite complete with antiques. Come relax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $159

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 100 miles

Directions to property:

Directions sent with confirmation from Doc, the Innkeeper. These directions work MUCH BETTER than the usual GPS. Please follow them.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Churches of the Frescos, Mt. Jefferson, New River State Park, Grayson Highlands State Park (Va), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone , Available for Receptions/Parties, Book the entire Inn, Business rates available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only on the porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends/holidays require a minimum two night stay. Most don't.
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card to hold reservation. Full balance for entire stay is charged to the provided card five (5) days prior to guests' arrival.
  • Cancellations: Without exception, a 14 day notice is required. Shortened stays also require a 14 day notice. If booked room is resold prior to original stay for the same nights, the cancellation charge is waived. Otherwise, the full cost for the room is charged.



Brian Doc Adams

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  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten-free.

Signature Dish

Doc's Creamy Peach-Filled French Toast
This is a delicious French toast variation that needs NO syrup of any kind! It's served piping hot with warm peaches. I always include a salty sidedish--bacon, or country ham, for instance. Guests love my French toast. I also serve delicious and piping hot stratas of various kinds, biscuits and sausage gravy, omlettes and fresh fruits, and, sometimes, family style! Come to Buffalo Tavern and let me serve you!