Doc Adams is the Innkeeper at Buffalo Tavern Bed and Breakfast.
You have to wonder how this peripatetic Renaissance man landed in Ashe County, North Carolina. And, what led him to create a unique and comfortable retreat in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Buffalo Tavern Bed and Breakfast is Doc’s latest venture and has been a favorite choice for mountain visitors since 2006.
Brian “Doc” Adams brings a diverse and interesting background to his job as Innkeeper. Former educator, education administrator, TV and radio host, politician, and pilot, Doc decided to try his hand at inn keeping to marry his interests in cooking and conversation. “Job” does not accurately describe his passion for, and personal commitment to, providing an inviting and casual environment for his guests. “I enjoy the interesting conversation among guests at the breakfast table, and it is very gratifying that guests become old friends, returning for special occasions, or to just get away from day to day stressors”.
This 1872 structure is set amongst large oak trees with an exceptional view of Bluff Mountain. Each room is decorated with a theme and has a large antique cast iron bathtub waiting to melt away the stress and challenges of daily life. Doc has created a casual and well-appointed retreat where guests can sit by the fire and read or have invigorating conversation with breakfast companions.
As do many Ashe County retirees, Doc Adams made his way to North Carolina from Florida after retiring from the educational system. Doc grew up with his two brothers on the eastern tip of Long Island in Amagansett, New York. Education was a priority for Doc and he pursued an undergraduate degree in Psychology from State University of New York at Buffalo, a Masters in Elementary Education from Hofstra University and ultimately a Doctorate in Education.
Community and family continue to be an inspiration. Doc has been involved in local theater and served on a number of local Boards and Committees. He regularly travels to South Carolina and Florida to visit his 92-year-old mother, daughters Amanda (and husband, Chuck) and Rachel (and husband, Jeff) and four grandchildren. Family cruises have become a tradition, giving Doc the occasional well-deserved respite from being the host.
Make a reservation for your stay at Buffalo Tavern Bed and Breakfast and prepare to be wrapped in Mountain hospitality.