Friday, October 12, 2007

Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley: The Buckhorn Inn ... Augusta County

The Buckhorn Inn is an historic site along Rt. 250 between Staunton and Monterey. Located 15 minutes west of Staunton, it offers lodging and home-style food.

One of the older locals who grew up in Craigsville told me years ago about the Buckhorn Inn. In those days the road through Buffalo Gap did not exist because of a rock shelf that blocked the way. Traveling in by horse and wagon from Craigsville to Staunton was a two day jaunt, he said, because they had to take the Old Parkersburg Turnpike from Rt. 42 through the present-day National Forest to Rt. 250 with a layover at the Buckhorn.
The trip from Craigsville to Staunton now takes about 45 minutes on Rt. 42 through Buffalo Gap.
The Buckhorn Inn is in western Augusta County and is convenient whether traveling east to Staunton or west to Highland County.

Photos by SWAC Girl
October 12, 2007

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