4.4 on October 31, 2013
excellent getaway. staff was very friendly
4.8 on October 16, 2013
Overall, we had a very good stay at the inn. It was neat to stay in the same room where Stonewall Jackson had likely stayed. The inn has a very interesting history and should be a considered a place to stay if you are a Civil War buff (both because of Stonewall Jackson and the fact the inn was also a Confederate aid station). The breakfast was very good. The only flaw was I thought the price was a little high, but it did seem in line with some other inns in the area.
4.8 on October 13, 2013
A delightful stay at a historic inn in a charming, bucolic setting. And the hospitality was wonderful.
3.4 on October 07, 2013
We needed a stop-gap place to stay between leaving Washington and arriving in Williamsburg. The Buckhorn Inn looked so very nice online and indeed proved to be so. The bedroom was lovely and there was also a separate sitting room and balcony. Sylvia could not have been more helpful and is a very good cook, although sadly we didn't have the time to sample more than breakfast. We enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay there again.
4.0 on August 23, 2013
My daughter and I enjoyed a nice weekend away in a lovely area of Virginia. While at the Buckhorn we were able to learn more about its history and the history of the surrounding area. The hostess was very friendly, going out of her way to help meet our needs. May the Buckhorn Inn excel in its business!
5 on July 20, 2013
We came to the Buckhorn to celebrate our 47th anniversary........so we wanted charming, quiet, charming etc., and it was all of those. The owners were so very welcoming, and even their children made us feel like dear friends. The suite we stayed in was elegant and sensible all at once, every detail fit. We had the best 2 days away ever and would go back in a minute.
5 on July 17, 2013
Completely superior service! Called ahead and arranged for late arrival without a hitch, arranged breakfast and was served with aplomb. No detail is left unturned and I'm ready to come back. Thanks for a great stay! And thanks for the sweet iced tea, great coffee, clean room, great breakfast, and fantastic service.
4.6 on July 02, 2013
We enjoyed our stay very much. Entire family and cats welcomed us. Restful night and great breakfast! We may come back and try it in the winter, too. Obviously, the hummingbirds think it's a great place as well--never seen so many at once.
4.6 on June 22, 2013
Good accommodations in this historic property. The innkeepers made you feel like guests in their own home. Breakfast was hearty and plentiful, but very basic -- nothing gourmet here, but that's to be expected for this "down home" experience at the edge of a National Forest. Earplugs are provided in the rooms, and I wondered why that should be; but late at night, an enthusiastic whippoorwill took up an continuous and mechanical song that had the entire breakfast group talking about it the next morning! (I didn't need the earplugs, though.)
4.8 on June 13, 2013
this historic inn has detailing from the early 1800s but modern amenities, comfortable beds, well appointed bathrooms with plush towels and upscale toiletries. The lounge area has a small refrigerator well stocked with water; tea and coffee are always available. The addition of some healthful snacks to those available would be an asset.
4.2 on April 03, 2013
We took a couple of days of from the hustle and bustle of the city life and enjoyed 2 wonderful days at the “Buckhorn Inn”. It definitely was the right place to be at for this. The hosts, Garlan and Sylvia, made us feel just like at home. The room was clean and very comfortable and even had robes and slippers. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. We have added the Buckhorn Inn to our list of places to go back to and would recommended to anyone. Thank you!!!!!! for such an enjoyable and relaxing stay.
5 on March 11, 2013
The Buckhorn Inn is a great choice for a getaway. Even though it is just 30 minutes from our home, it felt farther away. Seeing the wonderful rooms, each one so distinct was fun. I think B&Bs should be full of character. This inn is bursting with it. It is 200 years old and there are antique lamps and old pieces of furniture all over--just waiting to tell their story. A Bed and Breakfast couldn't stand without good food. This one has remarkable food. It is just what you'd hope for. If you aren't a heavy breakfast eater, the fresh fruit and cereal options will suit you just fine. If you like buckwheat pancakes and made to order omelettes, you are also in the right place. There is a lot more to tell, but you can go and find out for yourself!
4.6 on March 10, 2013
Our extended family rented all the rooms on the second floor for a weekend celebration. We felt like we were at home away from home. Our gracious hosts made us feel very relaxed, answered our extensive questions, fed us scrumptious home cooked meals (omelets made to order!), and even provided a surprise birthday cake for our guests of honor. The inn is comfortable and child friendly, while still feeling special and elegant. I will definitely tell my friends to plan a visit.
4.8 on February 24, 2013
From the moment we arrived at the Buckhorn the owners made us feel welcome and in good hands. The full breakfasts were AMAZING and prepared as we entered the dining room: freshly cut fruit salad, eggs to order, pancakes and French toast put on the griddle upon ordering. They bake their own breads and muffins, farm their own eggs and purchases their meats from local organic farms. AND THEY TRY TO GIVE YOU SECONDS!! (their mantra is "Don't leave hungry"). We were impressed that they asked us what time we'd like to come down for breakfast each day, so we were able to relax and sleep in. Silvia and Garland are friendly hosts who like to share their building's 200-year history. They offer ideas for local activities and dinner spots. We genuinely felt like treasured guests during our stay. I highly recommend Buckford Inn to anyone passing through the Staunton area.
3.4 on November 10, 2012
Enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Buckhorn. Close to mountains which allowed a nice day trip into West Virginia. Quiet at night even though it was right on Rt. 250. Pleasent host/hostess with well-behaved children.
2.8 on October 20, 2012
An historical gem in a remote and naturally setting. The highlight of our visit was looking our the window of our room and seeing wild turkeys on the hillside behind the inn. We appreciated the first class linens in our bed and bath. A surprise was the traffic and highway noise but it did eventually quieten down and the innkeepers had thoughtfully provided ear plugs! Only real disappointment was breakfast, which can so often be the high point of a B&B stay. Seems like extra help is needed in the kitchen since service was slow.
5 on October 18, 2012
Friendly Innkeepers! Very clean rooms! Delicious breakfast! Great weekend getaway!
3.4 on October 18, 2012
Lovely inn with gracious hosts and adorable children who helped serve breakfast. The room had beautiful quilts on the beds and they were comfortable. Pancakes were not good, but the French toast was made with home made bread, and breakfast was cooked to order. We enjoyed visiting with other guests while waiting for breakfast to be prepared.
3.6 on August 31, 2012
The proprietors were a lovely couple with three small children who made you feel part of the family.
3.8 on July 18, 2012
This old hotel has had quite a past. (If only the walls could talk.) Owners, Garlan & Sylvia make you feel right at home serving a simple good country breakfast. Our room, The Stone Wall Jackson, was quite large with a modest and comfortable sitting area. Bathroom is a bit dated and small but you'd expect this in a house that is 200 years old. Great wrap around balcony where we watched baby birds peeping up out of their nest to get fed.
4.4 on July 14, 2012
We enjoyed the rural setting, historic home and warm friendly nature of the proprietors. Great food. We also enjoyed sitting on the second floor porch.
2.6 on June 24, 2012
The Buckhorn Inn itself it a grand old establishment with an interesting past. It is worth seeing. I am sorry to say that the host and hostess seem overwhelmed by the task of running their establishment and taking care of three children plus the other duties. They were very nice, so I very much wish I could give them a better review, Mr. Yoder in particular was warm and friendly. It is very conveniently located and was comfortable, and we were appreciative of the water bottles in the refrigerator in the guests' living room and the free wi-fi. Mrs. Yoder was watching television in the guests' living room when we came in from dinner, and did not invite us to join her. We did relax on the large front porch, which was pleasant. Breakfast was an odd affair as they were going to church. They may need to hire some helpers. They no longer serve dinner, and the common areas have not been redecorated or updated in decades. It was clean and comfortable. I would recommend it for the general experience and interest. And because the Yoder family can really use the support.
4.6 on June 05, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Inn for our 10th wedding anniversary, and other than a brief miscommunication about our arrival time (which was entirely my fault), we had a wonderful stay. We stayed in the Stonewall Jackson suite, which was lovely, and would accomodate a family with kids exceptionally well, as there are two daybeds in a separate section of the room to which you can close an inner door for privacy from the queen size main bed and living space of the suite. We especially loved hanging out on the peaceful front porch, meeting the chickens, and the barn cat's sweet kittens were a HUGE highlight. :) All in all, a wonderful stay, and we can't wait to go back. - Liz & Tom C.
4.8 on May 30, 2012
We had a short 1 night stay at the Buckhorn but I plan on returning next time we're in the area. Sylvia, one of the innkeepers, accommodated our late arrival with graciousness and southern hospitality. There are so many sweet little touches that make the Inn so special. Breakfast was delicious and again, she accommodated our early departure. What a find!!
3.8 on May 17, 2012
More proof that weekend in a bed and breakfast is far better than a similiar weekend in a chain hotel. The innkeepers were very welcoming. The fire in the fireplace for breakfast on a cool spring morning was a nice touch. Overall a great experience and with family in the area a return visit is a must.
4.4 on May 16, 2012
Nice place. Old but so what. Should expect that. Provided computer access and phone use, as well as TV and we used all of these. Bed was a little too firm, but hard to get that perfect. Breakfast was quite excellent. Service was also quite excellent. I don't think there was any lack of attention to cleanliness, but the place is old and out in the sticks and big. Its hard to keep up with everything. On balance the stay was 4 stars plus..
4.2 on March 29, 2012
Very friendly and warm inn but a bit further out from Staunton than I expected. HUGE suite that easily accommodated 4 adults. Loved the Yoder kids, so cute and entertaining. Great space for spreading out and relaxing. Nice extra touches like the fire set for breakfast. Not fancy but very friendly.
4.8 on March 15, 2012
Hosts very nice and welcoming, everything we needed. Stayed in the "Stonewall Jackson" suite, which was 2 rooms (one for the baby). They were very kid-friendly (pro for us now, might have been a con 2 years ago...)
5 on January 04, 2012
A great spot for a weekend getaway - the house is magnificent, our room was large, comfortable, had a gas fireplace, and a door leading out to the wrap around porch. Our hosts were friendly, accommodating, and super friendly. Breakfast was great with the family!
3.8 on January 03, 2012
We ate the continental breakfast -- hopefully, the next time, we'll be able to have the home cooked meal.
5 on December 27, 2011
The Buckhorn Inn provides a cozy getaway. It is only appx 2 1/2 hours from the DC area. The Inn is cozy but not cramped and is very welcoming. The Innkeepers, Garlan and Syvia Yoder have great hospitality that is rare to find these days. We highly reccommend the Stonewall Jackson Suite. It has fireplace that will make you fall to sleep in the most comfortable manner. The breakfast was cooked to oder. Pancakes and Bacon for me. It was absolutley delicious. You also get to enjoy the pleasure of spending time with the entire Yoder family. They are most welcoming and their children are simply adorable. You will certaily feel at home and we highly recommned this great little Inn in central Virgina.
Thank you so much. It's encouraging when we are reminded why we got into this business to start with. Making new friends is indeed fun.
4.4 on December 05, 2011
The Yoders and their children are very humble we felt right at home during our stay. Hope to go back soon.
4.2 on November 28, 2011
We stayed in the Stagecoach Room, and it was perfect for a small family with young children. My kids loved the big yard (and the chickens!). The breakfast was excellent.
3.4 on November 14, 2011
Nice, simple B&B in historic home. Close to the charming town of Staunton.
5 on October 13, 2011
This was the 4th October, (starting in 2008) that we stayed in the Buckhorn Inn. We love the Inn and plan to stay again in October 2012. Sylvia and Garlan are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts are outstanding. We recommend Buckhorn Inn to all of our friends.
Thanks so much for your encouragement. We really do enjoy making these friendships.
4.2 on September 08, 2011
only issue was very soft bed - but if that's not an issue for you, no worries. otherwise, host made every effort to make us feel welcome
4.0 on August 07, 2011
My wife and I stayed at the Buchhorn Inn Aug. 5-7th 2011 for our 6th year anniversary. We had a great stay. We stayed in the Stonewall Jackson suite and was pleasantly surprised at how quaint and spacious the room was. While the Inn has aged a little, it is 200 years old after all, it was extremely relaxing and comfortable. Bed was comfy, access to the porch was really nice, breakfast was great, guest lounge was very nice, room was huge with couch, ac, wi-fi, clean room, nice couch and chair in room. Overall, an awesome stay in a secluded area but not too far away from town, just 20 minutes from Staunton. I would definitely recommend the Buckhorn to anyone and would love to come back again. Thanks to the innkeepers for a great experience.
2.6 on July 27, 2011
Very sweet people who own/run the place. Bathroom had dead flies in the drawers and cabinets (yuck). Breakfast was nice, BUT.. you had to be up by 8:00am on a Sunday to get a hot breakfast. Not very restful for a B and B... Pretty pricey for the location and the amenities. Wireless too weak to use :(
4.4 on July 26, 2011
We had a lovely time last weekend, spending two nights at The Buckhorn Inn. The Buckhorn is a beautiful, historic inn which had been known for its restaurant. The innkeepers, Sylvia and Garlan Yoder, have modified the business model, focusing on the B&B, though Sylvia mentioned that they enjoy hosting events--weddings, family reunions, etc. Based on what we saw, I imagine they do a great job with events. The Yoders and their children (I was served my breakfast by one of their daughters) are excellent hosts, providing us with historic information about the house and area restaurants. My wife and I love to hike in the woods, and I enjoy trail running, so for us this was a perfect location. Chimney Hollow Trail, Ramsey's Draft, Braley Pond, and the Wild Oak Trail are all within a few minutes drive. We managed a couple of hikes and a couple of trail runs during our two night stay. There is nothing pretentious about the inn, but our room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was excellently prepared and served hot. We enjoyed the home baked whole wheat bread and muffins, and the omelets made with eggs from their own chickens. How's that for organic, free-range chickens? As I said, the Yoders were delightful folks. They were not intrusive in the least, but by the time we left, it felt like we were leaving friends. I would not hesitate to book another stay at The Buckhorn. History and hospitality combined to make it a delightful stay. Steve Kolb - Norfolk, Virginia
3.6 on May 24, 2011
Quiet, homey B&B in beautiful countryside location. Friendly service. Short drive to downtown Staunton. We had a nice stay.
3.6 on May 09, 2011
Wonderful stay! Beautiful surrounding area. Quiet, peaceful.
4.4 on May 08, 2011
We've stayed at the Buckhorn Inn three days in April and we have to say it is a great place to stay. The rooms are great, the complimentary breakfast is more than enough (and very delicious) and the Innkeepers were very helpful There is no where else we would stay when coming to visit the Shenandoah Valley!
2.4 on March 26, 2011
The couple own the B&B, and he was extremely friendly and interesting with his disclosure about the facility's history. The first floor is great, but the rooms are upstairs. The room was extremely small and less than ornate. Stonewall Jackson was reported to have stayed at this former stage coach stopover, and many of the items in the room appeared to have come from that era. But breakfast was the biggest disappointment: Boring, was the best way to characterize it. And the coffee was the worst I have tasted outside of hospital waiting room! Would I go back? Not so much...
Well, we are certainly dissapointed that if our guests leave dissapointed. We strive for better than that. I offer my apologies to these folks for not meeting their expectations. As a follow up to staying at the Greenbrier I'm sure we were a let down. But the worst coffee...?
3.8 on February 27, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at the Buckhorn Inn. The food was amazing- much better than we'd expected. It seems to have just changed hands recently and the new owners seem to still be adjusting to the ins and outs of managing the property. However, they were very helpful. Very small changes to the rooms would add a lot of extra comfort. Simply things like adding additional hooks in the bathroom, using more than one-ply toilet paper, and a large shower head would have given it a more comfortable get-away feeling. All in all, however, it was a great experience!
5 on February 18, 2011
This was our first Bed and Breakfast and surely an outstanding experience. The location was great, Garlan was incredible in setting up a romantic getway..top notch service. Charming and hospitable, looking foward till next time. I. Briones
4.8 on October 21, 2010
We chose the Buckhorn Inn as our last stop on the way home after a week on the Outer Banks. It is a beautiful place, rich in history, but perhaps the best part was our host family. They greeted us warmly, gave us a full tour of the B&B explaining when it was built and its long history. We had full access to a living room with computer, tv, and popcorn to eat while we caught the Colts' game! In the morning, we were given a choice for breakfast and it was prepared and ready when we came downstairs. There was a fire going, hot coffee, and pancakes with local syrup. After a week on vacation, this was the perfect way to begin that final trip leg of the trip--refreshed, relaxed, and warmed by our hosts' reception. I wish we had had time to explore more--Staunton Va. is just 20 minutes away, there is lots of national forest property nearby and beautiful scenery. We're already talking about when we can go back!
4.0 on October 20, 2010
Garlan was very inviting and a great cook. We enjoyed our time there. My son especially enjoyed exploring behind the house. It was nice to be asked what we wanted for breakfast after being given choices. There were three groups of us eating breakfast and enjoyed a toasty fire while eating and meeting others staying there. The only downside was it could have been a little neater outside around the house and we only saw Sylvia briefly and she didn't say hello or welcome us.
3.4 on October 18, 2010
Our stay was relaxing. The outside of the B&B was being painted so, the windows were covered and the balcony was closed for use. The mattress and pillows were uncomfortable and need to be updated. The room and bathroom were clean. The hosts were very pleasant and accommodating.
5 on October 13, 2010
Wonderful place to stay. Breakfast was great. Our stay was our second year at the Inn. We plan to return next year (2011). Garlan and Sylvia are great hosts.
4.4 on October 10, 2010
We had a great time, my three kids (11, 12, & 15) loved the place as well
4.8 on October 06, 2010
I have been to quite a few bed and breakfast lodging places before, and the Buckhorn Inn is on the top of the list of my favorites. The rooms were nice and clean, and the service was very good. I found that they also accommodate Wedding events, which I am now looking into for my stepdaughter.
4.2 on September 07, 2010
Garlan was super friendly, accommodating, and informative. We enjoyed our stay at the Buckhorn Inn immensely.
4.6 on June 28, 2010
Providing a place for us to sleep between visits to Monticello and Polyface Farms, the Buckhorn Inn fit right into the theme. It is charming, peaceful, and steeped in history. The proprietors were attentive, accomodating, and made us feel at home throughout the premises. Breakfast was made to order, delicious, and enhanced by the company of the two young daughters. I will definitely stay here again if I need accomodations in the general area.
4.2 on June 25, 2010
This trip to Virginia was for business, but since it was part of our vacation week, I was looking to make our accommodations special and chose the Buckhorn Inn from the B&B.com website based on several positive reviews. This is another positive review for this inn. Our room was clean and orderly, which is my highest priority in any place I sleep. Our private bath was small and on the old side as far as decor, yet it was clean and fully functional including the whirlpool tub for one. Linens were soft to sleep on and not wrinkled or scratchy, and the towels were thick and absorbant. Full of history dating back 200 years, this B&B was a delight. There were books and pictures about the inn and area history, if one desired to read more. The hosts were helpful and attentive, yet not overly cloying. We met the hosts' children upon our arrival (they were pleasant and well-behaved) then did not enounter them again. The common areas were well-stocked, including cold bottled water, coffee, tea and snacks. While the inn does serve meals other than breakfast on the weekends, we stayed mid-week. For breakfast we were served a delicious omelet with our choice of toast, and were even able to choose the time for our breakfast. We arrived during a particularly hot spell, and there were several porches, sheltered from the hot sun by awnings and mature trees, where we were able to relax outside. Our room was air-conditioned with a window unit that was on and had already made the room comfortable when we arrived. All in all, a very pleasant stay. I would stay here again if I return to the area.
3.8 on May 16, 2010
Excellent B&B, excellent breakfast (quality and quantity), friendly innkeepers. Only complaint: the innkeepers' two young children were allowed the run of the house, and one of them joined us for breakfast. She was appropriately polite, but we are not accustomed to having innkeepers (or their children) sitting down to breakfast with us, nor to acting as babysitters. Despite this minor annoyance, we would stay there again.
We are delighted that our guests enjoyed themselves enough to want to stay again, that is the highest compliment as innkeepers that we can get. Much more so when there was also a disappointment. We do have children and encourage families with children to stay with us. The vast majority of our guests enjoy seeing our girls, once in a while a guest doesn't particularly enjoy that so much but they are to polite to say anything to us. Our oldest daughter can be quite the socialite (probably a product of her enviornment) and we limit her interaction with the guests based on how much we percieve the guest want that. This time I guess we misjudged, our apologies.
5 on April 07, 2010
My family and I stayed at the Buckhorn Inn during the Maple festival. It was well worth it and we enjoyed our stay tremendously. I especially loved the family dog Tiny. She was adorable and so friendly. The two girls were incredibly cute and their parents were very friendly and gracious. We enjoyed our buckwheat pancakes and sausage gravy for breakfast.....delicious!!!!! It was a wonderful place to stay and we will definitely be back again for next years maple festival.
4.4 on September 13, 2009
We made our reservation at the last minute -- literally -- Friday evening for Saturday & Sunday. Garlan & Sylvia were wonderful! My husband is a vegetarian and they had a great breakfast that met his needs. Will definately return!