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Enjoy the lovely, historic Shenendoah Valley in comfort and style!

Bedrooms 5
Space 185 m²
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

5 Bedroom, 2 bath chateau with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Lovely renovated two-story home with 5 bedrooms (4 upstairs and master bedroom downstairs) and 2 full bathrooms. Stunning views and roomy screened-in back porch with ceiling fans and 2 tables with plenty of extra seating to enjoy the view. Spacious living room with brick fireplace and raised hearth. Large kitchen with adjoining dining area. Fully furnished with modern appliances including dishwasher. All new furniture. Large parking area for 4 vehicles. Covered front porch with seating and porch swing. Cable TV. Short walking distance to town on swinging bridge over James River. Many attractions in town including restored movie theater, numerous shops for antiques and collectibles, the famous Natural Bridge and Caverns, the Roanoke Transportation Museum, O Winston Link Museum, the Taubman Art Museum, national forests, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, fantastic views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, local wineries and micro-breweries to tour. Visit the Natural Bridge Zoo or Mill Mountain Zoo and the Natural Bridge Safari Park. Explore the James River with Twin River Outifitters located a short walk away. Travel & Leisure Magazine just designated the Upper James River Trail as one of the best, easy outdoor adventures in the world.

Check out their mention of Buchanan, VA! Buchanan is the most used entry and exit point of the Trail with tens of thousands of visitors each year.

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Melvin Camden
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2017

About Melvin Camden

I am a supervisor at C.W. Barger & Son, an aggregate limestone quarry in nearby Lexington. As a result of buying this house, the Phyllis and I eventually bought the Hilltop Market across the street, which adds so much convenience to be able to shop right across the street for groceries, fresh meat, beer and wine, fishing supplies, etc. We have lived in the area all our lives, been married over 30 years, and look forward to making your vacation the best possible!

Melvin Camden purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Melvin Camden chose Virginia

Loved the house and the location, its amenities, the window seat in an upstairs bedroom, its possibilities of renovations, the yard, the view, the friendly neighbors--everything!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Comfort, comfort, comfort! So many things to enjoy in the area indoors and out. History, adventure, and culture all close by! The views are spectacular!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Buchanan

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom downstairs - toilet , shower enclosure , double basin sink
    Bathroom upstairs - toilet , bath with shower , single basin sink
  • 2 full bathrooms, 1 on each floor. First floor has full size shower only with seating, and double basin sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Front - 1 large double bed
    Upstairs Front - 1 large double bed
    Upstairs Back - 1 large double bed
    Upstairs Back - 1 bunk bed
    Downstairs Front - 1 large double bed
  • 4 bedrooms with queen size beds.1 bedroom with bunk beds.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Enjoy the lovely, historic Shenendoah Valley in comfort and style!
average rating of 4.763158 based on 38 reviews

Super clean, great access to river, great AC

  • 5 of 5

Best Fishing trip we have had in a long time

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Overlook

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice, clean and well stocked. There were 5 people in our group and the layout of the house was very convenient and comfortable for spending time watching a movie, eating breakfast or sitting on the screened porch. The Camden's provided everything we could think of - movies and a DVD player, coffee maker, plenty of seating. You could find anything you need across the street at the store.

We spent the day at Natural Bridge, checked in with Ms. Phyllis across the street at the store and went inside to get cleaned up for dinner. Ballast Point Brewery's new tasting room/restaurant had just opened and we made the 20 or so minute trek. Sunday morning we got up and went the 5 minutes or so to Twin Rivers Outfitters for a kayak trip on the James.

We would definitely stay at the Overlook again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming house with nice view and great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated house with old-style charm. Screened back porch has lovely view of quaint town with mountain backdrop. Convenient to the highway and near The Natural Bridge. We enjoyed walking to the town with the kids over the swinging bridge.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and big.

  • 5 of 5

Good location as were able to walk to downtown. Everything was clean. Would stay again if in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and relaxing; great view of town of Buchanan.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay at the overlook. The house was well equipped and had a fantastic screen porch.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house is well equipped and the screen porch was fantastic. The closeness to downtown, the river and numerous hiking trails made it a great choice. We had four kids under four and we were able to spread out and really enjoy ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
North Star

Situated on Route 43 North along the beautiful James River in historical and friendly Buchanan. To the south, the O. Winston Link Museum, Roanoke Transportation Museum and the Taubman Art Museum are only 20-25 minutes away. Historical Lexington, VA, home of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson of Civil War Fame and of Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Horse Center, is approximately a 20-25 minute drive to the north. Also, close to Southern University in Buena Vista, Hollins University in Roanoke and Roanoke College in Salem. Many local wineries to tour nearby, including Blue Ridge Vineyard in Eagle Rock, Virginia Mountain Vineyards in Fincastle and Fincastle Vineyard & Winery. Also, micro-breweries including Devil's Backbone in Lexington and Flying Mouse in Daleville. See the magnificent natural wonder of the Natural Bridge formerly owned by Thomas Jefferson.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Buchanan

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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