Buchanan-Blakemore Guest House

Enjoy your stay on campus at the Buchanan-Blakemore Guest House for reservations contact Faciliti...Enjoy your stay on campus at the Buchanan-Blakemore Guest House for reservations contact Facilities at 276-944-6242.


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 — located off of Interstate I-81, Exit 26 — offers overnight accommodations for visiting parents, Emory & Henry affiliates and other guests. The house features five bedrooms, a central living room, kitchen, dining area, and a common area.


First Floor:

Room 101:
1 Queen size bed 
Private bathroom
Private enclosed sitting area
Direct TV/Internet Connection

Second Floor:

Room 201:
Shared bathroom with 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 with Room 201
Direct TV/Internet Connection
Bed Room 203:
1 Queen Size Bed
Use of Main Bathroom
Direct TV/Internet Connection

History

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.