Blakemore House


A place to nurture your mind and soul – Emory & Henry’s Buchanan-Blakemore House. Located on the rolling landscape of the college’s historic campus, in a place rich with history and the arts, you will find Emory & Henry’s guest house.

The Buchanan-Blakemore Guest House features five luxurious bedrooms, a central living room, kitchen, dining area and a large common area.


We have a wide range of facilities available to our guests: tennis courts, outdoor recreation areas, two gymnasiums, swimming pool, golf course and art gallery. Visitors enjoy dining in the College cafeteria or in a variety of local eateries, and shopping at the Emory Mercantile, where College specialty items may be purchased.

All rooms have Direct TV and Internet connections.


James Augustus Buchanan commissioned the building of this prestigious home, completed in 1876. The bricks used in its construction were fired in kilns on the property. The exterior walls are three bricks deep, and the interior staircase and banister are solid walnut.

Subsequent to the death of James Augustus Buchanan, the house was conveyed to his daughter, Mary Walker Buchanan Blakemore. Upon her death, the house was left to her only son, John Augustus Blakemore. After John’s death, the house was given to his daughter, Martha Buchanan Blakemore McCrary. In 2006, the house became a contribution to Emory & Henry College.

Rooms offered:

  • First Floor:
    • Room 101:
    • 1 Queen Size Bed
    • Private Bathroom
    • Private enclosed sitting area
    • Direct TV/Internet Connection
  • Second Floor:
    • Room 201:
    • Shared Bathroom w/Room 204
    • Direct TV/Internet Connection
    • Room 202:
    • 1 King Size Bed
    • Use of Main Bathroom
    • Direct TV/Internet Connection
    • Room 204:
    • 1 Queen Size
    • Shared Bathroom w/ Room 201
    • Direct TV/Internet Connection
    • Bed Room 203:
    • 1 Queen Size Bed
    • Use of Main Bathroom
    • Direct TV/Internet Connection

Check in is at 2:00 p.m. the date of arrival and check out is promptly at 11:00 a.m. the date of departure. Check in and out times are in place for cleaning purposes. Another night stay will be charged to account holders checking out late.

F.Y.I.: Currently, we have two rollaway beds that may be used in any of the rooms. Only one rollaway bed per room is permissible.
Please note:
When exiting I-81 South onto Exit 26, turn right at the end of the ramp.
When exiting I-81 North onto Exit 26, turn left at the end of the ramp.
The Buchanan-Blakemore House is the first brick on the right hand side.