Buffalo Tavern Bed & Breakfast

958 W. Buffalo Rd. , West Jefferson, 28694 USA (Show map)
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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, Juliette, 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, claw foot 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. Historic farmhouse style, southern hospitality.



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

Great Stay- New Owners

4.8 on March 07, 2018

Wonderful find off the beaten path. Steve and Susan (new owners) seemed to work extra hard to make our stay wonderful. It was quiet and comfortable, and clean, The breakfast was outstanding- even the coffee was great (coming from a coffee snob).

Fall fun

4.4 on October 27, 2017

Doc made our stay exceptional!

Wonderful B N B

5 on August 12, 2017

Doc is an awesome host, we love the West Jefferson area and have found a new home away from home, would love to purchase it myself.

Charming Inn

5 on July 13, 2017

Buffalo Tavern B&B was a charming Inn. Our room as spacious, comfortable and clean! Doc, the inn-keeper was a gracious host and an excellent cook. We look forward to going back.

High Country Getaway

4.4 on November 08, 2016

My husband and I went to getaway a couple of days. We found this B&B off the main highway. It was a very nice and quiet place. Doc the owner was true to his little videos. He carries on very good conversations, very polite to talk with. He goes all out to make sure everything is to our liking. You will not leave disappointed. Great value for the hospitality given. A must stay.

Our first trip to a bed and breakfast!

4.8 on October 18, 2016

We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary with our first stay at a bed and breakfast. What a treat this was! We loved Doc and he made us feel like we had known him forever! This is a lovely old place. We would recommend this to anyone. Thanks for the memories!

Great Inn

4.8 on August 24, 2016

The house is very inviting but affords privacy as well. Not far from downtown W. Jefferson as well as New River State Park. Doc was a great host and full of insight and wisdom. We will stay again and recommend others as well.

Off the beaten path

4.8 on August 22, 2016

The inn is not "close" to the BlueRidge parkway and the Garmin took us out of the way. But the innkeeper was expecting us and greeted us promptly. The common spaces are decorated in an eclectic fashion and reflect the innkeepers vast experiences. A very delightful stay.


5 on August 14, 2016

Awesome host, amazing weather and great conversation with new friends. Highly recommend a good book and drink on 2nd story porch.

Great house, host & breakfast

5 on August 08, 2016

Really enjoyed our stay at Buffalo Tavern. Doc is a wonderful host who has thought of everything you need for a relaxing time. We were pleasantly surprised at the accommodations in this old country farmhouse and would certainly return to this beautiful setting. Worth the few extra minutes to drive out into the countryside from West Jefferson.

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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: $99 - $139


The Juliette 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: $109 - $149


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 Juliette room and the President's Suite.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $149

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 Juliette 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 - $169

Check Dates


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


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

Directions to property:

Directions sent with confirmation from Paps, 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

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bird watching

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only in the driveway area, please
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Contact innkeeper for details
  • 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, AMEX, 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.



Steve and Susan Edwards

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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!