The Buckhorn Inn

2487 Hankey Mountain Highway (Rt. 250) , Churchville, VA 24421 USA (Show map)


If only these walls could talk... The Buckhorn Inn is an 1811 stage coach stop that will take your imagination back in time. Each of the 5 bedrooms begs to tell stories of times past as you relax amid the convienciences of modern time... satellite tv & WiFi. Or you can relax on our huge wrap-around porch in the summer watching the hummingbirds play. Or take a walk in the George Washington National Forest and get away from it all. May be you like to shop for antiques, visit a Sheakespear Theater, visit vineyards, tour the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, or a mulituted of other activities in Staunton and the surrounding area only 20 minutes away. And no matter what you do, make sure you save room for breakfast because we have only one can't leave hungry.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Historic Inn

4.4 on July 31, 2016

Gracious and accommodating host, good food, easy place to stay for coming and going to the Red Wing Roots Festival.

Much needed weekend away from homr

3.0 on March 14, 2016

Very polite, friendly atmosphere. Slept like an angel on a cloud. B&B sits on noisey road, so not good for porch sitting. Quiet inside. Recommend the king bed room in back right. Scenic places nearby. Local restaurant is a trip back to diner days.

Wonderful Stay in the Big Storm!

5 on January 29, 2016

While everyone was avoiding Central Virginia due to the snow, we drove straight into it! We arrived at the inn early, having left extra time for snow issues, and were greeted warmly by the innkeeper and family. No problem with early check-in. Breakfast was shockingly good. After a "first course" of fresh baked nut bread (more savory than sweet), and fresh fruit with yogurt, we were treated to custom omelets, loaded with vegetables and sides, served before a glorious wood fire in the dining room. After all that breakfast, we easily skipped lunch! Throughout the weekend's blizzard, the innkeepers kept clearing the snow off our car! When we couldn't get into town for dinner on Saturday, they served us a home cooked dinner--no charge--finished with freshly made peanut butter and chocolate cream pies. Our room was clean and plenty warm from the gas fireplace. We actually propped a window, giving us the lovely combination of fresh mountain air but still with plenty of heat. The inn is for sale, and I can only hope that new innkeepers will come along who have even HALF the graciousness of its current owners. A glorious getaway weekend.

My Mountain Drive Trip

4.0 on October 01, 2015

Beautifull historical home, host and family are very nice and accomodating

Great weekend away!

5 on September 10, 2015

My husband and I spent 3 nights with the Yoder family in this lovely inn. The inn was clean, quiet, comfortable, and our breakfasts delicious. The family is delightful and we enjoyed getting to know them. The only thing visitors may want to know, and plan around, is that the closest restaurants are in Staunton, about a 25-minute drive. But there are plenty of excellent restaurants in Staunton to choose from. We drove to Harrisonburg by back roads (beautiful countryside, by the way!) in about 30 minutes.

Great getaway in GW Forest/Shenandoah Park

3.8 on May 29, 2015

Quaint inn with beautiful exterior and comfortable accommodations. Very historic! Lovely location, friendly staff and guests. Located conveniently 15 minutes from Staunton and GW forest trails - good location for weekend getaway to Shenandoah and surrounding area.

Buckhorn Inn

4.2 on May 23, 2015

I am from out of state. I stayed at the Buckhorn Inn for 4 nights in the Spring of 2015. I was an excellent lodging experience. Staying at the Buckhorn is like stepping back into a past time when travelers stayed at roadside Inn's. The Inn itself is rich in history and was built in 1811. The country setting is nice for those that don't want to be "in town" The location is about a 20 minute drive to Staunton and the freeway. The Yoder family are gracious hosts. The meals are home cooked with home made bread and oh yes... the peanut butter pie is excellent! The rooms are rustic, clean, and the beads are comfortable. The porches on the first and second floors are a nice place to sit, relax, and listen to the local wildlife. I will stay here again if I am traveling in the area. The Inn is family friendly. MW from Washington State

We highly recommend The Buckhorn Inn!

5 on May 08, 2015

Garlan and Sylvia Yoder were so gracious, flexible and friendly! They gave helpful tips and suggestions for places to see and restaurants to eat at. We will definitely stay there again the next time we are in the area.

Very lovely little place.

4.8 on February 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I spent a fantastic night here. The scenery, being surrounded by George Washington national forest, is wonderful. And the inn itself is gorgeous, with a lot of history.

Buckhorn Inn Review

3.4 on February 08, 2015

A very pleasant stay.

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Rooms & Rates

Stonewall Jackson Suite

This 2 room suite has a queen bed with a gas fireplace, one person jacuzzi tub, and porch access. All our rooms have satellite tv and WiFi. The auxillary room has a 2 day beds that are great for your children...or your mother-in-law.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $155

Stagecoach Room

Stagecoach Room is the perfect room for families or 2 friends staying together since it has 2 full size beds. All our rooms have Satellite TV and WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Hummingbird Room

The Hummingbird room is a cozy room with a queen size bed and a clawfoot bathtub. It is one of only two rooms that have direct porch access so you can watch the dozens of hummingbirds that visit our feeders. All our rooms have Satellite TV and WiFi.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $140

Brookside Room

One of our most popular rooms, Brookside features a 4 poster king size bed and a private reading room. All our rooms have Satellite TV and WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $140 - $150

Sunset Room

The Sunset room has queen size bed and a bathroom that goes on and on. If the sky is feeling generous you get a full view of the purple, red, and orange sunset right out your window. All our rooms have Satellite TV and WiFi

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From the North: I 81 exit 225, right on Rt 262 5 miles, right on Rt 250 west (Churchville Av), 12 miles on right From the South: I 81 exit 220, follow Rt 262 5 miles, left on Rt 250 west (Churchville Av), 12 miles on right From the East: I 64 to I 81 south, exit 220, follow Rt 262 5 miles, left on Rt 250 west (Churchville Av), 12 miles on right

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Natural Bridge, Blackfriers Playhouse (Shakspeare), George Washington National Forest, Natural Chimneys, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Billiards, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , HiDef TV in the living room, Large wrap-around porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, antique shopping, museums, Shakespeare Theater, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 5:30 or by appt
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 1 night or 50% of reservation 3 days after reservation is confirmed. 2 weeks prior to check in date the full amount of the reservation will be required unless the room can be rebooked. Due to our limited number of rooms and the preperations necessary we can not give exceptions to the policy other than a snow or ice storm.



Garlan & Sylvia Yoder

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Garlan is an avid woodworker when he gets time. Sylvia likes to be in the kitchen baking and cooking, Garlan likes it when she is too.

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  • Time Served: at agreed upon times
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Peanut Butter Pie
For 30 Years The Buckhorn Inn has been famous for it's Peanut Butter Pie.