Built by the Scott family in 1890, this building served as a restaurant on the first floor and a hotel on the second and third floors. In approximately 1910, an addition was added which housed a barber shop. This gave the building its unique triangle shape. Over the years, the building has served as a beauty salon, the Greyhound bus depot, and was home to the Virginia Taxi Company. It is alleged that numerous people performing at the Masonic Theater also stayed here. Namely, Chubby Checker, Hank Williams, and Jackie Gleason.
The most recent owner of memory was Judge Newberry. He was the owner of the taxi company and was also a well-liked teacher in the Clifton Forge area. Judge passed this building on to his two sons.
The building remained vacant until 2012, when Richard Bannon purchased it. He noticed the building while having lunch at Jack Mason’s Tavern across the street. He was drawn to its unique gingerbread carvings and stained glass windows. Upon closer inspection, he realized that the first floor had fallen into the basement. After extensive renovations, the first floor opened with the Tea Room restaurant and Celtic 2 Scotch-Irish gift shop in 2012. In March of 2014, the second floor bed and breakfast was opened, featuring two bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own parlor and private bathroom with the original claw-foot tubs. Also, one of the units has a rear porch, complete with seating and a barbecue grill. The rooms are well-appointed with Victorian furnishings and queen sized beds.
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BFJ’s Seasoning is packaged in the quaint southern town of Clifton Forge, Virginia, nestled among the beautiful western mountains of the Alleghany Highlands we take a special hometown pride in the quality of our products. Take a look at our recipes and see how BFJ’s Seasoning can add robust goodness to your favorite dishes.
Based on the quality of this product, BFJ’s Seasoning has been awarded the Virginia’s Finest Trademark seal of approval. This trademark certifies that what you are about to buy is grown, produced, or processed right here in Virginia and meets the highest quality standards set by industry and approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society is proud to offer The C&O Railway Heritage Center | Clifton Forge. This Center is a railway heritage museum, interpretive, educational, and visitor’s center that tells the story of the C&O Railway: the people, the places, and the technology. The story is the essential American tale of how our nation grew, how we lived and worked, and how we were all connected together by twin rails of steel. The purpose of this center is also to honor the memory and contribution of all the railroaders who built the railroads that allowed our nation to prosper, and all those railroaders who continue to keep America moving by rail.
Café Michel is located in historic Clifton Forge, Virginia at 424 East Ridgeway Street.
The restaurant is open five days a week Tuesday thru Saturday for dinner only. Kitchen hours are Tuesday thru Thursday 5 PM until 9 PM and Friday and Saturday dinner hours are 5 PM until 10 PM.
509 E. Ridgeway
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
609 Church Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
PHONE – 540-862-8860
FAX – 540-862-5440
HOURS – Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SERVICES OFFERED AT THIS LOCATION – Family Medicine
ACCEPTS CHILDREN Yes