Local Attractions near the Buckhorn Inn
The Buckhorn Inn is at the gateway to beautiful Bath and Highland Counties. The surrounding area boasts fresh cool mountain air, hot springs, mineral baths, historical sites and exhibits, and cultural events.
The Buckhorn is in the George Washington National Forest where outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and bird watching abound.
The Buckhorn is only a fifteen minute drive from Staunton Virginia. In the center of Augusta County, Staunton is replete with many beautiful historic buildings and resources.
Five areas in town have been designated as National Historic Districts, Gospel Hill, Stuart Addition, Newtown, Beverly and The Wharf. President Woodrow Wilson’s first home is one of the few presidential birthplaces open to the public. The house, a National Historic Landmark, is furnished and the garden has been restored in authentic pre-Civil War style.
The Frontier Culture Museum hosts events, programs and exhibits which are entertaining and educational.
Staunton is also home to the world's only re-creation of William Shakespeare’s original indoor theatre, Blackfriars Playhouse. In addition to theatrical performances, the Shenandoah Shakespeare organization offers educational programs, conferences, lectures, and a summer theatre camp for teens.
The Buckhorn Inn is in the George Washington National Forest and outdoor activities are numerous.
Centrally located to many civil war and historical sites:
- Battle at McDowell
- Port Republic Battlefield
Some of our favorite spots are:
- Ramsey’s Draft - 5 min.
- Goshen Pass, Maury River (Great swimming hole, House sized boulders!) - 25 min.
- Bull Pasture River Gorge (Pristine trout waters) - 30 min.
- Cowpasture River Valley - 30 min.
- Buckhorn Creek (Behind the Buckhorn Inn) - short walk
- Falling Springs (Waterfalls, swimming and great pictures) - 60 min.
- Hot Springs Mineral Baths - 60 min.
Please browse the links below to see all that our area has to offer.