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

Winter Getaway

5 on January 24, 2016

Our 4th year in a row staying at the Buffalo Tavern. This time in the presidential suite. It is a quaint older home. The rooms are cozy. Breakfast is hardy. Doc and his helper add a personal touch to the place. And West Jefferson Main Street has lots shopping and dining to choose from. Vibrant little town.

Amazing way to bring in the new year

4.8 on January 04, 2016

We had an amazing time we stayed on new years eve night and stayed up with the other guest and we had a blast and laugh till my ribs hurt and we woke uo to an amazing breakfast will be back thanks Doc for the wonderful time

Excellent Bed and Breakfast

4.4 on December 15, 2015

The inn was very enjoyable.. The bed was especially comfortable...Will look to use this B&B again...

Thanks Doc!!

5 on November 19, 2015

Doc was the perfect host. He was so friendly and welcoming while allowing us plenty of privacy. Clean room, comfy bed, and beautifully prepared breakfast. The fresh baked blueberry scones with clotted cream were fabulous. Perfect location to relax and explore picturesque Ashe County. We had a great time and look forward to returning. Bob & Lu Anne

Charming mountain inn

5 on November 10, 2015

We enjoyed our stay. Tracy went above and beyond to make us feel right at "Home". We will definitely stay at the inn again!

Presidential Suite

3.6 on October 17, 2015

We truly enjoyed our one night stay. The Buffalo Tavern is a lovely B& B. We wish we were able to have had more nights to stay as Doc is a fine Innkeeper. It is a bit out of the way, but with more time we would have found many nearby ventures.

wonderful B&B

5 on July 23, 2015

JULY 2015. A great experience. The room, food & service was exceptional. Terrific coffee. Plenty of food at breakfast. Lots of attention to details such as offering variety & choices on creamers, sweeteners, hot tea flavors, bottled water & soft drinks. Doc & staff are very friendly without invading your space & privacy. We were in the President's Suite--worth the price. This B&B offers comfortable space to read, visit, etc--inside & outside. This is Doc's home & it feels like a home & not just a business. The town of West Jefferson is quaint with interesting shops & good food. We drove from N.E. Texas & were not disappointed. Highly recommended.

Great place!

5 on June 12, 2015

This was last minute trip, buffalo Tavern had a room available so I booked it. This place is a gem. It's located on a back road off the beaten path. It was so quiet and relaxing to sit out on the porch. The owner Doc was great too, very accommodating and a very good cook. I really can say enough about this place except that it was awesome.

Doc is really great!

5 on June 08, 2015

Doc was on top of everything! A beautiful inn with unique appointments and gorgeous yard, far enough off of the main highway to not have to listen to the traffic. A truly serene environment! We will be back!

Frozen in a Beautiful Time

5 on June 04, 2015

Awesome stay throughout and sitting on that beautiful porch listening to one of many creeks in the area that feed into the New River just takes you back to a simpler time . Doc ? A great host and the food was delicious ! Breakfast started at 9 but coupled with the great conversation with Doc and other guests at the table , it was almost 11:30 and no one minded at all . Home ? Yeah , that's what comes to mind . We'll be back and soon , Don & Pearl

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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


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!