5 en noviembre 12, 2013
My wife and I stayed at the Iris Inn this fall for our anniversary and could not have asked for a better getaway!!! Dave and Heidi made us feel like family from the moment we walked through the door and their staff is just as kind. We stayed in one of their new "modern" cabins and feel in love! The room was perfect and the views were just BEAUTIFUL!!! Breakfast was out of this world (especially the Pumpkin Pancakes). If you do visit, make sure to stop in and say "Hi" to Katie (the owners sweet dog)!
5 en noviembre 12, 2013
2 days at this lovely B&B just wasn't enough. We stayed in the Deer Room which we really liked. Not fussy but beautifully appointed and very cozy. The bed was so comfortable and the sheets - I want those sheets! Every detail of the Inn, from the rooms and their appointments to the great room and the wonderful balconies showed that the Langford's know how to treat their guests. We really enjoyed the glass of wine at the end of the day and socializing with other guests. Breakfast was substantial and very good. We also had the Inn pack us one of their picnic lunches for a day's outing and it was sooo good and enough food that we passed on dinner! Dave and Heidi have a winner with the Iris Inn and I highly recommend a stay here.
5 en noviembre 08, 2013
We spent a weekend at Iris Inn and it exceeded our expectations in every way! Dave, Heidi and Glen were awesome hosts and made us feel right at home. We went with two other couples and stayed in the cabins. They are spectacular and private with a beautiful view of the sunset! I had the best breakfast I have ever had at the Inn and enjoyed every moment of our trip! We have already told several family and friends about this sparkling gem and plan to go again next year!
5 en octubre 15, 2013
My husband and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on October 8th and vow renewal ceremony at the Iris Inn. This bed and breakfast was highly recommended by a co worker that also recently stayed there. Everything was perfect. There are several absolutely beautiful rooms in the main building but we chose to stay in one of the new cabins. Our cabin #5 had an outstanding view. It really shouldn't be called a cabin as it is truly a luxurious modern studio type suite perched on the side of the mountain with spectacular sunset views. It included a fire place, living room area, bedroom area, work space, kitchen, dining area, outdoor grille, bathroom to die for and very private screened in deck with hot tub. Dave and Heidi the owners/innkeepers were a pleasure and very accommodating. They helped us plan our wedding ceremony and Dave was actually the local justice of the peace that performed our vow renewal for us. Heidi was our photographer. The ceremony took place on the balcony at sunset. We felt like we were with family. It was perfect. It is apparent that Dave and Heidi love their home and the area and they made great recommendations for local eateries, wineries, hikes, historical sites and even a local polo match. Iris Inn is an easy drive from Baltimore and DC. The inn is beautifully decorated and spotless. The breakfasts were delicious, creative and completely satisfying. The inn is very quiet and peaceful. The fall colors were just starting to change while we were there. I can only imagine how beautiful it is middle of October. I can strongly recommend this outstanding bed and breakfast to my friends and family and we are looking forward to our next trip to the Iris Inn.
5 en octubre 09, 2013
I can't say enough wonderful things about The Iris Inn. We went for our 20th Anniversary Sept 2013 an I didn't want an old B&B and The Iris Inn is very modern. Looks just like the pictures! We stayed in one of the beautiful cabins. I was so impressed how clean and nice it is. Full kitchen, rain shower, comfortable furniture and the hot tub on the private deck - perfect! Close the wineries and breweries. We hiked to the top of Hump Rock Mountain - what a view - but a huge hike! I normally don't give 5's for everything but this place earned every star! The staff is wonderful and caring!
5 en octubre 09, 2013
We arrived at the Iris Inn to a warm welcome from Dave and Heidi. Our room, the pine room, was plush and comfortable. The expansive porch overlooked the Shenandoah Valley and gave us a beautiful view for sunsets. the in was clean and comfortable. Breakfast in the morning. Wine tasting in the evening. And don't forget to ask for the picnic lunch! Highly recommend this place.
4,2 en septiembre 29, 2013
We experienced a wonderful anniversary weekend in the Wildflower Room. We loved the view and relaxing on the comfortable porch. The breakfast was outstanding! The cleanliness exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend this B & B for a romantic trip.
5 en septiembre 24, 2013
Had a wonderful two night stay in the Wildflower Room. The porch swing was a nice touch with a outstanding view of the Valley. It will be spectacular when the fall colors come in. Dave and Heidi were very friendly as were the other guests. Breakfast was perfect. Will stay again when we are in the area.
5 en septiembre 22, 2013
Our family of four stayed in the Garden Path Suite to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The suite was so homey, comforting, and welcoming. Our two teenage girls loved having the loft area to themselves. We all enjoyed our stay and visit to UVA. Heidi and Dave were very friendly and informative. They gave us wonderful insight into the area and told us of great places to eat. The inn's breakfasts are out of this world. Our daughters loved the inn and the food. In fact, they wanted to move in permanently!!!
4,4 en agosto 06, 2013
The cabin was just wonderful. Peaceful and relaxing with all the right ammenities. Absolutely a return to destination!
5 en julio 25, 2013
We had a wonderful stay at the Iris Inn. The cabins were absolutely beautiful - exceeded our expectations! They had wonderful modern amenities, such as the heated bathroom floor. We enjoyed the private hot tub on the balcony - overlooking the valley and forest. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Breakfasts were very tasty, again exceeding expectations! Their bottomless cookie jar was also a big hit! I would definitely recommend this place to stay. If we ever find ourselves in the area again, we would definitely return.
5 en julio 22, 2013
The Iris Inn exceeded all of our expectations. The cabins are truly a first class experience. Any amenity we could have needed from a full kitchen, to a grill, to the hot tub, were provided. It does not seem that Dave and Heidi skipped on providing the highest quality when they designed and furnished the cabins. Thank you for a great stay.
5 en julio 10, 2013
My boyfriend and I just returned from Shenandoah Valley where we stayed at two different B&Bs but the Iris Inn was our favorite. We stayed in the Hawk's Nest suite and were blown away by how elements of nature were combined with modern amenities. The decor in our suite was amazing and luxurious and we loved the art in the main building. We enjoyed the outdoor hot tub and watching the sun set over Shenandoah Valley from the Inn's tower was spectacular. Heidi and Dave were wonderful proprietors, perfectly friendly and warm while not over-bearing. They were most knowledgeable about things to do in the area and cooked wonderful breakfasts every morning. Heidi even made me special scones, catering to my food allergies. The evening casual wine tastings and bottomless cookie jars were a treat. I highly recommend Iris Inn and will definitely be returning. Our stay was wonderful, relaxing warm and magical.
4,8 en julio 08, 2013
The Iris Inn offers a lovely, relaxing retreat. We found this Bed & Breakfast to be very clean, up-to-date and well kept. From spacious and ample parking, to fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, to big soft fluffy towels and terrific linens -- this Bed & Breakfast covers all the details and allows guests to relax and unwind. We enjoyed morning coffee on the deck with glorious mountain views, and beautiful sunsets from that same deck. Dave and Heidi are gracious hosts who make their home, yours. We will definitely return to this lovely, realxing retreat. --Chris & Whitney (Harrisburg, PA)
5 en julio 07, 2013
Our first stay at a B&B, and it did not disappoint! What a beautiful place to go to get away from everything. The only downside was our stay was not long enough! Dave and Heidi are amazing hosts. We will definitely be back for another visit. High,y recommend the Iris Inn!
5 en junio 12, 2013
Stayed in a couples cabin, amazing, state of the art, private, and relaxing. The view was out of this world. It has everything you could possible need or want. Breakfast was gourmet and more than we expected. We plan to make this a annual trip. Thank you Dave and Heidi!
4,8 en junio 10, 2013
My wife and I recently had a three week adventure in Virginia that included four days in the Waynesboro, Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park area. Our choice of Dave and Heidi's wonderful B and B was an excellent one. This is a more modern B&B but we like that occasionally as opposed to historic houses. The inn has very comfortable accommodations and is clean, well decorated, convenient and has an outstanding view. We loved the town of Waynesboro and highly recommend The Green Leaf Grill and Blue Mountain Brew Pub for dining. There are several great wineries in the area including King Family, Veritas, Pollak, Afton Mountain and Barren Ridge. We highly recommend Iris Inn and thank Dave and Heidi for a great stay!!!
4,8 en mayo 27, 2013
Had a very relaxing 3 day weekend in a beautiful mountain setting. Dave and Heidi were very involved with their guests. All questions about the area were answered and suggestions given. Thanks for a great trip. Bob & Carol
5 en mayo 23, 2013
My husband and I stayed here and visited several wineries in the area. The rooms and the staff are wonderful. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. The views of the surrounding mountains from the Inn are spectacular. We got their picnic lunch to take with us while we visited the wineries. They packed a wonderful lunch with lots of goodies in a nice thermal drawstring bag that you get to keep. Highly recommend this place.
5 en mayo 21, 2013
We stayed at the Iris Inn on a Sunday night and it was a wonderful experience. The room was a great size, the view priceless, and the innkeepers were very pleasant. We will stay again if the opportunity arises.
5 en mayo 01, 2013
Dear Dave & Heidi, Thank you for making my birthday such a special weekend! You home is lovely -- beautiful views, delicious breakfasts, comfy bed, roaring fireplace, and the hospitality you both share so openly. Since I had seen the Iris Inn website before, it was special to be able to experience it.
5 en mayo 01, 2013
Dear Dave & Heidi, Many thanks for the days we spent at The Iris Inn. As a matter of fact, we came away so blissful and rested that we forgot to give the keys back to you!
5 en mayo 01, 2013
Heidi & Dave, Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing experience. Everything was superb! We will definitely return to the Iris Inn!
5 en mayo 01, 2013
Heidi and Dave, What a grand time the four of us had. You have done a wonderful job of making the Iris Inn feel like home away from home and Little MIss katie is a terrific addition to the full package. Thanks for the memories.
5 en mayo 01, 2013
Heidi & Dave, The first time I stayed was last Dec. to pick up my son from his last tour or Iraq. This December, I am back for a wonderful Christmas visit. I love your inn! I see many more visits in the future. So comfy... just like home.
5 en mayo 01, 2013
Heidi, Dave, & Katie, Thank you for having such a beautiful place and sharing it with the rest of us. It's like a tiny piece of heaven in VA. Hope to see you again.
5 en mayo 01, 2013
My wife and I enjoyed ourselves throughly. The setting is quite inviting and spiritually warm. We did not have a chance to meet Heidi, but did get to meet David. The cabins were that great to stay in. We didn't really need to roam around much. Hopefully, an opportunity will present itself for a future visit.
5 en mayo 01, 2013
Thank you Dave & Heidi, you helped make our vacation the best. Great suggestions for things to do and places to eat.
5 en mayo 01, 2013
Enjoyed our stay here. We loved the view and quietness. Great breakfast!
5 en abril 24, 2013
My husband and I stayed in one of the new cabins over the past weekend and words cannot adequately convey how amazing this place is - the setting is beautiful, it is close enough to everything you want to do, but far enough away that you feel such peace. Dave, Heidi, and dog Katie make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Breakfast was delicious and a great way to start the day. The cabins are like adult treehouses – private screened decks looking west for amazing sunsets (including screening under the deck – whoever thought of that is a genius!), welcoming Jacuzzi, comfortable bed, fireplace, TV with Dish Network, a full kitchen and coffee maker, as well as a bathroom with heated floors. The cabins truly are a wonderful, couple-centered retreat. We really didn’t want to leave and we will definitely be back!
5 en abril 14, 2013
My husband and I began our 40th anniversary road trip at The Iris Inn. We were warmly greeted by Dave & Heidi and their border collie Katie. Upon entering the inn, we couldn't help but smell the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies that are available at any time of the day...or nite! Our room, the Pine Room is more beautiful & inviting that we could have imagined. We had a spectacular view of the valley and mountains from the porch right out our door. It was a bit chilly so we really didn't get to enjoy sitting on the swing...taking in the vistas...this time! There most definitely will be a next time. We've never experienced such warm hospitality at a bed and breakfast. Pleasant conversation by a warm fire with a glass of wine - it doesn't get much better than that! Breakfast was delicious as well. We highly recommend The Iris Inn!
4,6 en abril 13, 2013
A perfectly delightful getaway - even on a cool, dreary weekend before anything was in bloom. Would be fabulous late spring, summer and fall. Close enough to Staunton for special dinners. The couples massage was heavenly. The picnic was top of the line. A beautiful lake in the National Forest just down the road. Our hosts were so helpful. Try the cottages for a romantic getaway all year long.
4,8 en abril 07, 2013
My wife and I absolutely loved our stay at the Iris Inn. Our room was spacious, tastefully decorated and very very comfortable. We loved the main room, and we wished we had built in a little more time during the day to just hang out at the Inn on one of the many decks/patios - the day beds would be a great place to hang out and take in a little nature. Owners Dave and Heidi were very friendly and welcoming. Breakfasts were terrific too. Wonderful experience all around.
5 en marzo 28, 2013
My husband and I stayed in the couple's cabin earlier this week. It was spacious with every amenity I could think of, and has and open concept with breathtaking views of the mountains. It is also on the Monticello wine trail, so we had a lot of fun wine tasting. I would recommend to anyone. There are lots of things to do here.
5 en marzo 25, 2013
We have had the Iris Inn on our radar for a year because it ticked all our boxes when it comes to amenities that we want in a B&B/Inn. And as of late, the Inn just received the acceptance of the Select Registry, a group that vets inns and B&Bs for membership which are the “cream of the crop”. As an avid user of that website, along with the reviews on TA and we have not been disappointed with the choices we made and the Iris Inn exceeded our expectation! We stayed for 2 nights on a March weekend in one of their new couples Cabins/Tree Houses and LOVED every moment. We were given a code for the cabin door so when we arrived we could just go in and drop off our luggage and then go to the Inn to let them know we had arrived. The Inn is spectacular with soaring vaulted ceilings, up stairs library, out door balcony and a third floor balcony – which all are facing beautiful views of Virginia countryside. We had cookies (from the bottomless cookie jar) and met the Inn’s famous greeter “Katie” the dog. We had wine with the owners, Dave and Heidi and met the nicest people who were also staying at the Inn. As for the cabin – I would have to call it a Tree House – it was the nicest room we ever stayed in at a B&B/Inn. It had a fridge, dishwasher, sink, dishes and glasses, table and chairs, gas fireplace, 3DHGTV (3-D and special glasses for viewing),DirectTV, recliner love seat, power blinds for the wall of window, hardwood floors, cedar ceiling, screened in porch with hot tub, heated bathroom floors, double vanities, water closet with pocket door, two person shower with rain shower, WiFi , king size platform bed with luxury linens and a washer and a dryer. Oh, I forgot the view – OMG – day or night it was fabulous! All this and a wonderful breakfast to boot!
5 en marzo 02, 2013
We stayed the weekend in February at one of the new cabins! Open to the woods and view, yet totally private and cozy for two. Beautifully appointed! A wonderful place to relax and get away. You can truly have contact with no others if you choose-upon reservation you will receive a code that will get you in so there is no check in upon arrival. The hosts are exceedingly gracious and responsive, even though we had minimal contact! Gas fireplace, TV, DVD player, stove, microwave, fridge, rainshower, bath with heated floors, private outdoor jacuzzi on private back porch. Close to the Appalachian Trail as well as lots of great restaurants. We dined in Waynesboro and Staunton. Breakfast not part of cabin stay. We will definitely be back!
4,8 en febrero 18, 2013
My husband and I just enjoyed the new couples cabin at the Iris Inn. Wow! They are beautiful and afforded us a wonderfully relaxing weekend. The hot tub on a private patio was perfect along with the heated tile floor in the bathroom. We enjoyed the option to cook in the kitchen or eat out at local restaurants.. Thanks for the perfect get-away!
4,8 en febrero 15, 2013
My wife and I are from the DC area, and we just wanted to get away from the city for a few days this Valentine's Day week. Her & I have never stayed in a B&B before, and have never been to the Shenandoah Valley area either, so our expectations were pretty minimal...but, man, did the Iris Inn deliver!! The owners, Dave and Heidi, were tremendously nice and accommodating and they really made us feel at home. The breakfast was delicious, and the room (we stayed in the Wildflower Room) was so spacious and so cozy! We took a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is only 3 miles south of the Inn, and the scenery was just amazing! The town of Staunton (about 9 miles north) was a nice, quaint little place with an EXCELLENT restaurant that Dave & Heidi personally recommended...Mill St. Grill. The room price was a little steep, but is WELL worth the quiet, comfortable experience you get that would never happen in a hotel.
5 en enero 19, 2013
I had the pleasure of staying at the Iris Inn for my birthday over the New Year's holiday. Heidi and Dave were immensely pleasurable and very friendly. I stayed in one of the suites adjacent to the main house and was absolutely stunned by the spaciousness and serenity it offered. The suite had two floors, each with a king-sized bed. There was a gas fireplace, TV with a large cable package, and a jacuzzi tub that made for a remarkably relaxing stay. The amenities were spectacular, and the rooms kept neat and clean. Dave and Heidi were more than helpful in locating activities in the surrounding area, and had great recommendations for local vineyards to visit. They were more than happy to keep up friendly conversation or let you find your own solace. Breakfast was served during the nine o'clock hour in the main hall, and it was delicious. Home-cooked poached eggs with a béchamel sauce, with hot coffee and fresh oranges. Newspapers were provided for those looking for some light reading, otherwise the conversation was cheerful and bright. I would definitely come back out to The Iris Inn for a weekend away from the city. The views over the Blue Ridge mountains were enticing and awe-inspiring. A lovely operation worth every bit of praise!
3,8 en diciembre 31, 2012
The Inn was beautiful and the innkeepers were gracious and helpful. We went at Christmas time and found that the decorations and snowy weather really added to the atmosphere. The breakfast was just average, however. We were particularly turned off by the selection of corned beef hash for the meal because it didn't fit in well with the other items that were served. We also found that the smell of the corned beef cooking overnight kept us awake!
5 en diciembre 31, 2012
The kind of hospitality you extended still lingers in our minds.
4,8 en diciembre 05, 2012
My nusband & I just returned from a wonderful 3 night stay at the Iris Inn. Our room was a wonderful suite, ajacent to the main house. The Garden Path room, which was very private, very large & very nicely furnished. The wrap around deck provided views of the Shenandoah Valley. King sized bed with luxury high thread count linens; very comfortable matress. There was also a large 2 person jacuzzi and separate shower as well. We also enjoyed the gas logs in the fireplace at night.There was also a refrigerator,microwave, coffee maker in the suite & a large dining table. The refrigerator was filled daily with soft drinks & water daily & snacks in the room. The main house was very lovely & we had a nice 3 course breakfast breakfast daily. There was also coffee & tea & hot chocolate available at all times & a never ending chocolate chip cookie jar We were so glad we stayed outside Charlottesville in a nice quiet location. Any room at this wonderful B&B will be a treat for anyone. We took a peek at the new cabins that will soon be available; the are awesome! We will definitely stay here again if we return to the area! Dave & Heidi were great!
4,6 en noviembre 13, 2012
Pull off the highway and drive a short way up the hill, and this Inn will come at you out of nowhere. A remarkable, light-drenched estate tucked away from everything. The views, be it day, night, or in the fog, are outstanding and alone worth the stay. Each room is exceptional - with ample space, views, porch access, and serenity-inducing warmth. Equally splendid are the public areas and foyers, perfect for late evening games or reads. In all the right ways, one feels like one is in a mansion. Dave and Heidi are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. They provided us with reasonable hikes for the time and effort we looked to expend, dinner recommendations, and vineyards for the days ahead. The inn offers free wine tasting and home-baked cookies as you like. While the rates are certainly not a steal (~$189/night fall of 2012), you do get a great stay for what you do pay for. We are looking forward to the opening of the private cabins on the cliff's edge. It looks to be remarkable! Would definitely return.
4,8 en octubre 30, 2012
We stopped here on our way south and were very pleased with our accomodatons. Dave and Heidi made us feel rigt at home, were very available. Room and amenities were excellent. litle pricey, but we would stay there again and recommend to anyone going tothe Charlottesville area.
4,8 en octubre 27, 2012
First time for us.using a bed and breakfast for two nights. We had a great time. Didn't want to leave.
5 en octubre 04, 2012
Fantastic! The people, the place, the view. the warmth of entire place transends anything you can imagine. From the valley views in the front, to the deck out back over the forest, to the tall tall ceiling, everything is wonderful. It rates as a place to do again!
5 en octubre 04, 2012
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others... cannot keep it from themselves!
5 en octubre 02, 2012
Fantastic place to stay. Breakfast every morning was great, the owners were always very friendly and happy to talk or serve up a glass of wine or fresh cookies. We stayed in the Hawk's Nest suite, the hot tub on the private deck was wonderful. Beautiful views. They're currently building several private cabins right on the side of the mountain that will have amazing views as well. Can't wait to go back.
5 en octubre 01, 2012
We rented the Hawk's Nest suite for two nights as a getaway. Dave and Heidi were fabulous, were expecting us when we arrived and were sincerely pleased to meet us; we immediately felt like family. THe room was spacious and net with everything we could need or want, including a hot tub on the balcony and spectacular views. Breakfast was first rate both mornings and we wound up sharing the recipe for the apple stuffed french toast; it's that kind of place. Porch swings are a great way to watch the sunset with a glass of wine and there must be 20 vineyards within a 20 minute drive. We will definitely be back particularly to see the 6 new suites being built. They are going to be spectacular!
5 en septiembre 19, 2012
My husband and I spent two nights at this wonderful B&B in the Shenandoah Valley. The Inn surpassed our expectations, our room was spacious and nicely appointed. Dave and Heidi are gracious hosts and Heidi makes a delicious breakfast! We would definately stay here again!
4,8 en septiembre 17, 2012
We stayed for five nights while we toured this part of Virginia. Dave and Heidi were gracious hosts, the breakfasts were great,and our accomadations were excellent. The view of the Shenandoa Valley from their front porch is breathtaking.
4,4 en septiembre 11, 2012
The wife and I recently visited for the second time, and we could not have been happier with our accommodations or the service. The Lanfords truly enjoy running a B&B and it shows in every detail of their property. We'll be back soon to try out the newly installed cabins with hot tubs!
4,6 en septiembre 10, 2012
We booked the Hawks Nest Suite at the Inn to spend a night prior to taken the right north on Skyline Drive, which is only a few miles from the Inn making it very convenient to drive on either Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway. As we approached going east on I-64 just passed I-81 the Inn pops unmistakably out of the side of the mountain indicating that the next exit is the right one. Once we entered the property and drove up the upgrade drive the Inn appeared on our right like a resort spa. We met Dave just inside the main doorway and realized immediately that this guy was doing what he loves. After explaining the amenities he then showed us to our Suite and left us with "if their is anything you need, please call". We unpacked and drove towards Staunton and had a nice dinner before returning to the Inn. By then it was past dusk, and the entire valley was lit up in lights for a great vista. We spent the rest of the evening by sharing a bottle of excellent Amarone Valpolicella and watching the big screen. I'm not sure what woke me up at 4:30 am (actually I do) but I decided to enjoy the hot tub out on the back deck (very private) so I woke up the better half, and that's what we did. The stars were out in abundance making it a very romantic setting. Breakfast is served in the beautiful lounge/dining area (again by Dave himself) and prepared by his wife Heidi. The food was excellent, the hosts were great, the view was awesome, and the room was exactly what we needed. We highly recommend this Inn to anyone looking for a great experience.
5 en septiembre 09, 2012
Wonderful B&B and we have been to almost 20. Inn is beautiful, spotless, breakfasts are delicious and the linens are spectacular. The sheets are so luxurious we ordered a set for ourselves before leaving the inn ! Inn keepers, Dave & Heidi are so friendly and knowledgeable about the area .We stayed in the Pine room (2nd floor) that has a wonderful balcony with a swing overlooking the mountains. The sunset view with a glass of wine in the evening was spectacular. Wineries and beautiful parks are numerous in the area. We can't wait to return to see the other seasons!
5 en agosto 26, 2012
Hi Dave and Heidi, Just wanted to let you know how much everyone enjoyed their stay at the Iris Inn this past weekend. Stephanie has informed me that Hoang fell in love with the place and Heidi's cooking. I think they may be coming back for a stay someday as Hoang was on the internet looking at your webpage. Patsy, Pat's daughter, said she was spoiled and wanted to know who would prepare breakfast for her once she got home. Everyone made it back home safely and e-mails were going back and forth regarding how much fun the weekend had been. I'm glad you were able to put up with our little gang. We did tend to get a little noisy with our laughter.
5 en agosto 23, 2012
Dave and Heidi meet you at the door, get you checked in and show you your room. Cookies in the jar await for your tasting. Dave can fill you in on local places for dinner. You can enjoy a bottle of wine on the deck at night while you enjoy the evening stars. Sleep in a great bed, and start the day with one of Heidi's terrific breakfasts. Dave can provide information on local sites and Heidi can prepare a great picnic lunch, when asked. Great place to recharge your batteries. I go there once or twice a year with my sister or family members.
4,6 en julio 31, 2012
My wife and I had an awesome anniversary weekend at the Iris Inn. Dave and Heidi were great. We left totally relaxed and very full! The breakfast was wonderful. We would highly recommend the Iris Inn to everyone.
5 en julio 31, 2012
What a quiet and relaxing weekend. After months marked by a busy schedule, an anniversary get-away to Iris Inn was the perfect answer. Thanks to Dave and Heidi for welcoming us and serving us. You have a beautiful inn!
4,4 en julio 31, 2012
Perched in the mountains, this inn offered a breathtaking view of the sunset since we had a western facing room. We have stayed at many bed and breakfast inns but this room is the largest we ever experienced. Huge king sized bed and an airy deck to relax on and enjoy the view. Breakfast was excellent with a variety of fresh fruit and large portions of homemade cooking. The fresh baked cookies throughout the day were delicious. Dave and Heidi are terrific hosts and knowlegeable about the local area. Dave directed us on some good hiking trails and made excellent recommendations for local resteraunts. There is plent to occupy the outdoorsman in all of us, plenty of hiking and a short drive to Montecello. If you enjoy bed and breakfast, this place will not disappoint and is even nicer than the photographs show.
5 en julio 30, 2012
We were welcomed by Dave, Heidi and Katie (border collie) into a living space that was both elegant and comfortable. The food was excellent and the hospitality was outstanding. We loved the wrap around porches. The rooms were very much over-sized and well appointed. The beds were beyond comfortable - we didn't want to get up. The evening meet and greet with other guests was a special touch and they served excellent wines (no additional cost to the guests). They genuinely love what they do and it shows. We enjoyed our stay so much, we booked a return stay!
4,8 en julio 19, 2012
My husband and I needed a few days away in the summer from our busy life in Washington, DC, so we booked a stay at the Iris Inn. We also purchased the Wine Therapy package, which included tickets to local vineyard Veritas' Starry Nights, an event that includes a concert and dinner (available for purchase) and wine (available for purchase) outside. Unfortunately, it rained during the concert so we left early, but the rest of our stay at the Iris Inn was amazing. The room was huge and had a door to the outdoor porch (we were on the second floor) where there were porch swings, a hammock, and chairs to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains. It was very peaceful and serene. As part of the package, we also did wine tasting at nearby vineyards (we went to 5 in one day), and later, Heidi cooked dinner for us, which was delicious. The final part of the package (my favorite) was dessert and wine pairings. The desserts were amazing, and they even accommodated dietary restrictions. We also did hiking at nearby Shenandoah National Park the next day and went to Staunton for dinner before leaving the next morning. Overall, it was a terrific trip and I enjoyed the wine package as well. Heidi and Dave are extremely welcoming but not overbearing, and their dog, Katie, was an added benefit because we love dogs. The inn is truly beautiful and in a great location with great views and lots to do in the area. I highly recommend the Iris Inn!
4,0 en junio 22, 2012
Congenial innkeepers, incredible breakfast, beautiful facility nestled in the Shenandoah mtns convenient to national historic areas as well as award winning wineries. Sit in the porch swing and watch the sun go down over the mts, have a glass of wine, watch Katie "herd" the chairs in the great room. Doesn't get any better than this!
4,8 en junio 17, 2012
Came here for an early summer weekend getaway with my wife and it was fantastic. Room was spatious and clean, with complimentary drinks in the minifridge and an awesome bathroom with a whirlpool. Our room was on the second floor and opened up right to the porch, which had great seating and an incredible view of the valley. Breakfast was homemade, served each morning, and was delicious. Owners Dave and Heidi were real friendly and knew a lot about the area. Great access to hiking in the Shenandoah/Blue Ridge ranges. There's a great shakespeare theatre the next town over. Would absolutely come again (and probably will soon).
4,8 en junio 16, 2012
We spent three nights at the Iris inn as part of an anniversary trip. The owners, Dave and Heidi, were gracious hosts greeting us each day as we returned to the inn and offering us a glass of wine. Dave was ready with information including maps for the activities we were interested in from exploring caverns and waterfalls to visiting vineyards. They had great recommendations when asked about specific restaurants, etc. I prearranged for a massage which was wonderful. We stayed in two different rooms. Both were huge. They were accommodating to any dietary needs for breakfast, which were good and well balanced. One afternoon we arranged for a packed lunch and were delighted with what we found in the backpack. We enjoyed lounging in the sitting area/library at the top of the stairs and on the front balcony. We also enjoyed playing ball with Katie, the owners Border Collie. It was a very peaceful relaxing stay.
4,8 en mayo 29, 2012
My boyfriend and I just came back from the most amazing stay at the Iris Inn. I had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast but am inclined to use them from now on in the future if they are anything like Dave and Heidi's place. The view, even with the construction, was gorgeous. The wine and cookies were a nice treat shortly after we checked in, the breakfast was simply amazing, but more importantly, the hospitality that Dave, Heidi, and their dog Katie showed us was second to none. Heidi even saw us looking at a hiking guide at breakfast and proceeded to tell us about Blackstone Trailhead Summit. We took her advice and hiked to the top to be greeted by 360 degree views of the valley. I would recommend this Inn to anyone interested in a peaceful and scenic get-away!
4,8 en mayo 19, 2012
We enjoyed our two night stay at the Iris Inn. Top notch in every way. Great views. Dave and Heidi made us feel right at home.
5 en abril 21, 2012
The Iris Inn continues to be a great place to visit and relax, or be active or do anything you desire. The rooms are terrific, the food outstanding. and the hosts are top notch. It is the best!!!!
4,8 en abril 17, 2012
This was our first Bed and Breakfast and we went to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary. It was absolutely excellent! Everything was more than expected, from the cake, cheese tray and wine waiting for us in our room, to the picnic lunch that was prepared for us. The cookie jar always had delicious chocolate chip cookies in it! The owners catered to our every want or need without hesitation. They lodge is great, everything was clean and organized and the breakfasts were delicious! Heidi and Dave are great hosts, and Katie is a very impressive dog! We never realized how much stuff there was to do in the Charlottesville - Waynesboro area. We honestly ran out of time, there was much more that we wanted to do. We may make this an annual pilgramage! Emory and Christine
4,4 en abril 15, 2012
Great B & B. Beautiful view. Staff very helpful. Afternoon wine a treat.
4,6 en enero 11, 2012
Excellent little BnB. Stayed for two nights for a honeymoon. Nice isolated location. Rooms were spacious and luxurious. Would love to stay there again.
4,2 en enero 08, 2012
This trip in early January was our second stay at the Iris Inn. So we knew we were in for a treat. The tub and shower in the Wildflower room were fabulous. Staying on the second floor creates the feeling of being in a very luxurious tree house. Highly recommend this Inn.
5 en enero 04, 2012
We went to the Iris Inn to celebrate New Years eve/day and had a blast! (I had wanted to go for months!!) The suite we stayed in was fantastic, clean, comfy and super spacious! Dave & Heidi, the innkeepers, were the most friendly, caring and down to earth people you will ever meet! It was almost like being in a nicer version of your own home with family there too! haha - I can say that we will most definitly be coming again! (and just wait until you try the daily prepared breakfasts!)
5 en diciembre 26, 2011
This is my favorite B&B! Try adding in a massage while you are there. And the picnic basket lunch is also wonderful!
5 en noviembre 27, 2011
Absolutely amazing! My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights in the Deep Woods Suite this weekend (just got home today.) It is completely surrounded by woods and is very private. The room is very spacious and even has an extra bed upstairs. You share the upstairs deck with your neighbor, but the downstairs deck is private to you. The innkeepers, Dave and Heidi, are extremely friendly. Breakfast was a delicious homemade buffet, served between 8-9am every morning, and their family all helps to serve you. It's exactly what we were looking for to escape the city. Great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We drove a half hour out to visit Monticello and then shopped and dined around downtown Charlottesville. There are many wineries nearby, as well. As soon as the sun started to set we drove right back to the comfort of the B&B, where you can watch the sun set from the lookout deck they have at the main house and then snuggle up by the fireplace in our suite afterwards. They do have DISH network there, but you cannot purchase any (newer) movies. I recommend bringing DVDs to watch or a good book to read, games to play. There was plenty of older movies and TV shows available to watch. We were able to bring Thanksgiving leftovers with us to keep in the fridge there and the kitchen was stocked with silverware and dishes to use. Absolutely cozy little place. I definitely recommend and will be coming back again!! Thank you, Dave and Heidi!
4,4 en noviembre 23, 2011
My wife and I had a great time at the Iris Inn. We have already booked for next year. This was our first time there and it was a pleasant surprise. The Inn is in good shape with all the modern amenities. Heidi and Dave and the staff were engaging without being obtrusive. I wasn't sure about the buffet breakfast - but it was great given our different eating tastes and quantities. Looking forward to seeing the new cabin project when it is done. Enjoy your trip.
5 en noviembre 22, 2011
This was our first B&B experience and my husband and I were not quite sure how it was going to go...literally the first morning I put my husband on a Recon mission to figure out how we go about getting breakfast..:) It couldn't have been easier or much more delicious. Every morning breakfast was served next to a 3 story fireplace that over looked the mountains and I have to say I loved not having a choice of what to eat and just being served deliciousness on a plate! The staff was so friendly and rooms were clean, updated and romantic and the location was incredibly convenient to plenty of wineries, beautiful drives and trails…We will definitely be going back!!!
5 en noviembre 20, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at the Iris Inn. Dave and Heidi made us feel like we were at home and everything was amazing. The hospitality, accommodations and food were top notch. We are already planning at trip back. Thanks so much for a wonderful anniversary weekend!
4,0 en noviembre 18, 2011
My husband and I were passing through on our way to Columbia SC. We only stayed one night at the Iris Inn but are already planning a trip to go back with friends! Dave and Heidi were very friendly and we enjoyed the atmosphere of the Inn. Can't wait to visit again!
4,0 en noviembre 07, 2011
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Iris Inn Bed and Breakfast. The owners were extremely nice and went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. They provided us with maps, tips, advice, and chatted with us while we enjoyed our stay. They also provided free wine at night for people to relax! We stayed in the Pine room which faces a beautiful view of trees. It also has a porch where you can sit and enjoy the view. The room was spotless, big, clean and a perfect pick for us to enjoy our get-a-way in. We went hiking and got a picnic lunch. We received an insulated small backpack with more food than we could ever eat for lunch! The sandwiches were delicious as were the other items. It was a great value for the cost. The only thing that could use improvement was the breakfast. At other bed and breakfasts we have stayed at the food was a little bit more upscale. When we go to a bed and breakfast we are expecting a big nice breakfast with a few options. The breakfast at the Iris Inn wasn't "bad" by any means, but it wasn't what you would expect from a bed and breakfast. It was something you would expect to get at a local restaurant without any extras or sophistication. I think it's important and a good selling point to really step up your game with the breakfast portion and make something that is better than I could get at IHOP or make at home for myself. Overall, this B&B was great and we would certainly stay there again! The hospitality you will receive is perfect. You will feel right at home.
Respuesta del propietario
We are always looking for ways to improve our Inn and we appreciate your comments as they will make the Iris Inn an even better place to stay. I understand that you feel we need to step up our breakfast game by taking our available options to the next level of sophistication. Some of our most repeated and requested breakfast menu items are: Cranberry Scones, Apple Stuffed French Toast, Greek Frittata, Savory Strata, Green Chili Egg Puffs, Apple Sausage Ring, and Pumpkin Pancakes. Occasionally, we serve a simpler breakfast, such as fresh strawberries, bacon, scrambled eggs and Belgium Waffles. This is particularly true if we are serving a large number of guests, or we have limited staff on hand that morning. Nevertheless, we understand that breakfast for every guest should be something you would not fix for yourself at home. We will work to ensure that regardless of our staffing level, each and every breakfast is truly memorable.
4,6 en noviembre 02, 2011
Dave & Heidi What can we say you do it right! We really enjoyed the stay the place is Great! AWSOME breakfast every morning. We will be back.
4,4 en octubre 23, 2011
After riding my motorcycle down from NJ with the last 105 miles on Skyline Dr, all I needed was a place to rest. I got much more than that at the Iris Inn. Dave and Heidi were the perfect greeting and not only did I sleep well, but enjoyed every bite of my delicious breakfast before rolling out again.
4,2 en octubre 22, 2011
Outstanding location near wineries, numerous attractons, with a stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Friendly, fun, gracious hosts served delicious, hot, tasty breakfasts in their lovely, beautifully decorated greatroom. And who wouldn't be tempted by the fresh daily warm chocolate chip cookies? Thank you Heidi and Dave. We will be back! Judy and Bill
5 en octubre 21, 2011
we had a terrific time in an incredible room. the breakfast is some of the best i've ever had, and the location makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. the keepers are what really put the inn over the top. they are very fun to stay with.
4,0 en octubre 15, 2011
My family and I had a terrific time at the Iris Inn! We stayed in the Garden Path Suite, which was clean, spacious, and lovely. It was very nice to have the open common space in the down stairs and on the deck. Dave & Heidi were also terrific - very nice and accommodating. Thanks!
4,8 en octubre 08, 2011
The Iris Inn is a lovely B&B in the perfect location for exploring the Shenandoah or for joining the Blue Ridge Parkway at its northernmost end. Dave and Heidi are generous and friendly hosts who go out of their way to make your stay just perfect. The rooms are large and comfortable and the breakfasts are delicious. When we arrived after our long drive, a glass of wine was waiting for us in the lovely lounge area. I would certainly recommend this as a great place to stay.
4,8 en agosto 28, 2011
Spectacular is the only word I can use to describe this B&B! Dave & Heidi were so kind & attentive to our every need! Their border collie, Katie, was a joy! Breakfast was delicious, beautifully prepared & presented! They upgraded us to the Garden Path Suite, free of charge, because another couple who reserved the Pine Room earlier in the week decided to stay longer! Beautifully decorated, cozy & comfortable 2 level suite that sleeps 4, with a 2 person jacuzzi tub & a fireplace! You will not be disappointed no matter which room you choose! Perfectly located! Can't wait to return! Susan V.
5 en agosto 24, 2011
Inn was Awesome, great room & great breakfast, Dave & Heidi were very nice people, plenty to see & do in the area!
5 en julio 27, 2011
I stayed at the Iris Inn for one night on a business trip. It was a perfect place to stay. The atmosphere was so relaxing and Heidi and Dave make you feel like you are part of a family. I didn't want to leave and will definitely stay there again.
5 en julio 01, 2011
Perfect hosts, perfect atmosphere, perfect remove from busy streets. My seven-day stay in the Duck Room gave me much delight. The one squeak in the floor added to the charm. Iris Inn sits high on a forested mountainside and overlooks the Shenandoah Valley. The perfection of this place faded a bit when I noticed a number of trees out front had been topped off to enhance the view. About 25 miles east of the Iris Inn is Charlottesville, home to Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia. The downtown, open-street mall is the main draw for visitors. Jefferson's Monticello sits just south of the city and is open to the public. To the west of the Iris Inn, about 22 miles, is Staunton (pronounced Stanton). There you'll find five National Historic Districts, the Blackfriars Playhouse (a reproduction of Shakespeare's indoor theatre), and the Woodrow Wilson presidential library and museum. Take lunch or dinner any day of the week at the Depot Grille. Or take dinner any day of the week at the Mill Street Grill (brunch on Sundays).
5 en junio 27, 2011
Roomy, very comfortable bed with good pillows; air conditioning was even and quiet. Touches like home-made chocolate chip cookies awaited us on our arrival. Wine in the evening, and cooked-to-order breakfast in the morning. Excellent place to stay and unwind.
5 en junio 27, 2011
My sister and I have taken several "sister trips" to the Iris Inn and love it. My daughter and I recently spent a weekend there and she is planning a return trip next year. Dave and Heidi are great. The food is great, the rooms are great, so clean and relaxing. One year I returned three times. It's very peaceful and relaxing. You can visit the surroundings sites, homes of three presidents, vineyards, the Blue Ridge, or relax on the deck with a good book and a glass of wine. A great getaway place. Several of my coworkers have also made the trip, based on my personal expiernces and are planning return trips as well. We are having a family reunion in May and have already booked the rooms. My sister and I will do another "sister trip" in September 2012. You just have to spend a weekend there!
4,8 en junio 16, 2011
If you like to take day trips from a central location, this is a perfect hub for exploring the Blue Ridge and the Shenandoah. Just off I-64 and minutes away from the access point for both the Skyline and Blue Ridge Parkways, you can enjoy spectacular scenery and history in all directions. Dave and Heidi took excellent care of us throughout our stay. Our room, Wildflower, was quiet, comfortable, spacious, and well appointed. We enjoyed relaxing at sunset in a swing on the expansive deck outside our room. Breakfast is superb. The Lanfords do everything they can to meet any special dietary requirements you might have. As so many of these reviews state, you really feel welcome at the inn, and that's a direct consequence of the pride that the Lanfords take in making you feel at home. We are already planning to return next year.
4,6 en mayo 30, 2011
Pleasant location near with plenty of dining choices and activities nearby. Our room was beautiful, quiet, clean and comfortable. Dave and Heidi were expert at making you feel at home without being intrusive. Heidi's breakfasts were exquisite and different every morning. Good coffee in the morning. Places to sit and read or just quietly relax. Worth every penny and more.
5 en mayo 25, 2011
I can't say enough about the generosity of Dave and Heidi (owners of the Inn). A wedding venue that we had booked at Lake Anna a year ago for our daughter was unexpectedly canceled about 6 weeks before the wedding. Dave and Heidi worked with us to make sure our daughter and now son-in-law had a wonderful and memorable event. The food was delicious, the environment was inviting and the rooms were extraordinary. Thank you Dave and Heidi - we look forward to our many stays in the future.
4,6 en mayo 23, 2011
My family stayed at the inn while in the area for our daughter's college graduation. Instead of fighting the crowds of families in Charlottesville, we had peace and quiet in a beautiful setting. There was wild mountain laurel blooming all around the inn. Dave and Heidi Lanford went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, including pastries for the road when we had to leave before breakfast to beat the crowd to graduation. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. We can't wait to visit again, maybe in the fall when the leaves,and the view, should be even more spectacular.
5 en mayo 23, 2011
Our extended family (party of 8) stayed here for our son's graduation from UVA. The setting is relaxing and quiet, the rooms are all updated and spacious, the lounge/lobby is conducive to sitting and talking, the wrap around porch is fantastic, and the views are wonderful. Additionally breakfasts were great and the special dinner that Dave and Heidi catered in for us was top notch. Heidi and Dave are wonderful hosts and take obvious pride in their B&B!
5 en mayo 18, 2011
It was wonderful so relaxing. the owners were so friendly. We love going there every year. We have one room we book every year. If you have not been there you need to go. We recommend it to everyone. Everyone we know that has been there loves it. The breakfasts are wonderful. they also pack a great picnic lunch if you ask for one. I can not say enough.
4,8 en mayo 08, 2011
My wife and I spent our 11th Anniversary at the Iris Inn! It was the perfect choice. We had tremendous privacy in the Deep Woods Suite. Dave and Heidi Lanford are tremendously cordial and make you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door. We definitely will be staying at the Iris Inn again in the near future!
5 en abril 27, 2011
Dave and Heidi were wonderful hosts who made us feel right at home. The entire Inn was immaculately kept. Breakfast was delicious!! The glass of wine in the evening from "Dave's Wine Bar" was another wonderful touch. Our room was comfortable and spacious. The view from our room and porch was amazing. The location, near so many wineries, historic spots and the ever beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, was perfect. Best B&B we've stayed at and looking forward to brining friends with us for the next stay.
4,6 en marzo 29, 2011
We enjoyed our stay at the Iris Inn. They innkeepers are very friendly and had great recommendations as far as places for dinner and things to do. There are so many great wineries within the vicinity of the inn that we also enjoyed. The rooms were very clean and spacious. We would definitely recommend this place to others!
4,8 en marzo 16, 2011
From the GIGANTIC jacuzzi in the immaculate bathroom to the beautiful view overlooking Waynesboro at night, the Iris Inn is the perfect getaway for couples, friends, or families. There are hammocks, swings, rockers and chairs for patrons to relax and enjoy the serenity and peace of this Shenandoah Valley hideaway! The innkeepers are kind, helpful, and endearing, making an already marvelous stay even better! Our suite (and our entire stay) were beyond compare, and I highly reccommend this establishment for anyone looking for an opportunity to de-stress and recharge!
5 en febrero 14, 2011
We stumbled on this place on my phone and oh my gosh were we blessed! The Lanfords were such great people and so charming! As soon as you walk in you just relax. Light music is playing, fire place is burning, and the entire place smells like fresh baked cookies! So beautiful too. The room we stayed in was so comfortable and nice and the bed, oh the bed.. so comfortable! Breakfast was great and the other couples we met were so nice. This place is tucked hidden away on top of a mountain and theres swings, hammocks, different level decks to view the shenadoah valley. This really made our first anniversary memorable and we will definatley return again and again. Trust us you go to this place and you will not be dissapointed! The price is so great as well! Thanks again so much it was quite the memory! Ben & Bobbi
3,6 en enero 04, 2011
We had such a peace-filled quiet time at the Iris Inn! It is a beautiful spot!
5 en noviembre 01, 2010
We have stayed at the Iris Inn many times and we have stayed at many B&B's around Virginia and the Iris Inn has set a very high bar and have yet to find any other B&B that comes close to the experience we have staying here. Dave and Heidi treat you like family and we love it. We can not leave out Katie the Border Collie who has been called the Iris Inn Embassador and its fitting. I would highly, highly recommend you to stay you will not be disappointed!
5 en octubre 21, 2010
Before we arrived, and from the internet pictures alone , I knew we would love this place and indeed we did. Everything was even better than I imagined. The setting in the woods is peaceful. The inn is beautiful, extremely well cared for, excellent hosts who are so warm and friendly, they immediately feel like family, food that is sooooo good and a bed and room that were so comfortable, we could not have wanted for anything more. It is an excellent value and the best part is we are going back as soon as we can get several days off again. These folks are the quintessential B&B hosts. We could not have had a better stay at any place I could imagine even in my dreams. Thanks for a job well done, Dave and Heidi!
5 en octubre 04, 2010
We just concluded a 3 day stay and the Iris Inn and Dave and Heidi made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived until our departure. We had a couples massage in our room and a private wine dinner for about 25 at the Inn and they did a fantastic job. We can't wait to go back.
5 en octubre 04, 2010
I keep coming back to the Iris Inn (and always try to bring others with me), because EVERYTHING is wonderful. Dave and Heidi do such a wonderful job making us feel welcome, and I can NOT say enough about just HOW COMFORTABLE the beds are! You will simply love the area, the Inn, the rooms, the breakfast - everything. It was hard to even want to leave just to check out the vineyards... the Inn was so comfortable I didn't want to leave.
4,0 en septiembre 29, 2010
From the moment we arrived until we left our hosts were welcoming and helpful(including the very well trained dog Katie). The inn rooms are spacious and comfortable and in a great location for hiking or visiting the outdoors. Breakfast was delicious and our hosts were always available to offer suggestions for acitivities and dining. We will return.
3,8 en septiembre 06, 2010
Wonderful stay for just one night. Would think about going back and staying longer. Innkeepers were very hospitable.
5 en agosto 22, 2010
The Iris Inn is a delightful place - hosts are very pleasant, accommodations are wonderful, very relaxing, full breakfast is very nice. Our room was large, nicely decorated and comfortable. All linens were exceptional. Many nice little things in our suite to make our stay exceptional. Would recommend to anyone and hope to stay at The Iris Inn again.
5 en agosto 18, 2010
We had a wonderful time at Iris Inn Bed and Breakfast!!! The accommodations were very comfortable; you were such great hosts; the breakfast was delicious and attractive!!! We also enjoyed talking to the other guests that were there! We appreciated your kindness in giving us suggestions on places to visit! We had a delightful time in the Shenandoah Valley! Thank you!
4,0 en agosto 11, 2010
Dave & Heidi are fantastic owner / operators of the Iris Inn. We were so well cared for during our stay and treated with friendly, kind service and great consideration. The setting is beautiful and incredibly convenient (if regular travelers knew how convenient it is to the interstate it would put hotels in the area out of business). Additionally, you will instantly relax and being in the most peaceful of settings. Highly recommend the Iris Inn and will certainly be a guest again. D. Catalano
4,2 en agosto 10, 2010
I have stayed at the Iris Inn B and B a few times now, and I love it each time. It is a very peaceful place to stay in a lovely part of the world.
4,6 en mayo 09, 2010
Iris Inn was a great find! Warm, welcoming hosts, great rooms, privacy, delicious breakfasts, a place we hope to return to very soon.
4,6 en abril 21, 2010
We had a wonderful stay at the Iris Inn! The rooms, breakfast, bottomless cookie jar and wine were just what we needed to get away from the real world.
5 en abril 19, 2010
Everything was perfect!!! Be sure to Wach the sunset from the tower attached to the Inn.. When we left it felt like we were leaving extended family.. Trish H.
4,6 en marzo 19, 2010
Lovely setting, relaxing, close access to cities & towns but seemed miles away. Dave & Heidi are delightful, warm, very hospitable. Must go back to swing on the porch at sunset!
4,2 en marzo 15, 2010
Outstanding experience. Our stay at the Iris Inn definitely exceeded our expectations. Heidi and Dave made us feel comfortable and right at home and Heidi's breakfast was out of this world! I started recommending the inn to friends and family as soon as I returned.
4,6 en febrero 23, 2010
Heidi & Dave provide a very comfortable place to hold intimate business meetings. The relaxing location makes you feel like you're miles from civilization. Excellent food & friendly service are standard every time.
5 en febrero 19, 2010
Recently my wife and I celebrated our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. For this occasion we received a gift to stay at the Iris Inn. This gift was very much a surprise to us and we were both very excited about staying there. Our stay at the Iris Inn far exceeded our expectations. The Inn has a lodge-like atmosphere that is very warm and inviting. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. The innkeepers were delightful and they made our stay very comfortable. Although we are local to the inn we felt we were miles away from our home. We encourage anyone, local or visiting from afar to experience the hospitality of the Lanfords and the beauty of the Iris Inn.
5 en febrero 19, 2010
incredible meals. the best i've ever had. humongous breakfast and everything is great. they also offer specials sometimes that allow you to have dinner, too. this is highly recommended, since everything produced by that kitchen is amazing.
5 en febrero 10, 2010
My fiance' and I stayed here recently for a weekend get-away. We snowboarded all day and relaxed at the inn all night. It was perfect! Dave & Heidi are very friendly. They always go the "extra mile" to make sure you are happy... breakfast is always delicious, and at night the cookies are yummy!!! We highly recommend!
4,8 en febrero 10, 2010
I have stayed at the Iris Inn several times and would highly recommend it. The inkeepers are very personable and service is excellent. They even know how I like my eggs, and are flexible as to breakfast times. The rooms are significantly larger than chain hotels and nicely furnished. Each room has a different theme; all have direct access to the porches. This inn is very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, and numerous wineries. It is my first choice in the central VA area.
3,8 en enero 07, 2010
My wife well-behaved 6-year old son and I wanted a quick one-night getaway from Richmond, in the mountains. My wife and I had stayed at the Iris Inn once before, under previous owners, and had liked it. I don't think they generally allow young children, but they let us bring our son so long as we stayed in the slightly more expensive Hawks' Nest Suite, which is in a separate building away from most of the other rooms. We were willing to do this, and as it turns out it worked well. The suite was comfortably furnished, with a small, reasonably well-equipped kitchenette. We economized by fixing our own dinner (microwave lasagna with oven toast -- modest but tasty). The suite also comes with its own private hot tub, which was very pleasant after a hard day of hiking in the mountains. The breakfast they served was good -- Belgian waffles, eggs, bacon, and fruit. The new owners were friendly and courteous. The Inn itself is very pretty. We enjoyed our stay, and would recommend it to friends.
5 en diciembre 23, 2009
My wife and I have stayed at the Iris Inn twice for our anniversary. Both times were terrific. Very relaxing and quite comfortable. Great location with quick easy access to Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg, and Lexington. Dave and Heidi are the innkeepers and are wonderful hosts! Top marks for this Inn. Reid & Susan
5 en diciembre 02, 2009
The Iris Inn is absolutely beautiful but it is also cozy and comfortable because of the gracious and welcoming nature of the owners, Dave and Heidi. Our room was spectacular and the jaccuzi tub to die for. I would recommend a stay at the Iris Inn to anyone coming into town or locals, like myself, looking to get away!
4,4 en noviembre 30, 2009
We stayed in the Hawk's Nest suite. We enjoyed the hottub on the deck. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The owners were very pleasant and we enjoyed talking to them. We would stay here again.
5 en noviembre 29, 2009
Great experience...wonderful room with a view, great night's sleep, superb breakfast. First class operation.
5 en noviembre 17, 2009
My husband and I were married over a weekend at the Iris Inn. The Innkeepers, Dave and Heidi, were wonderful! They made our special weekend unforgettable - we can't wait to join them at the Iris Inn again soon. The suite was beautiful and spacious - we instantly felt welcome and relaxed. The Inn is nestled in the mountains and the scenery and views are absolutely spectacular.
4,8 en noviembre 16, 2009
After our original B&B was double-booked, and with only a month before the wedding (on UVA's Homecoming Weekend), I found the Iris Inn online and snapped up the Garden Path Suite. It was the best result to a last minute snafu - Dave and Heidi are lovely people, the suite was enchanting (I loved looking for all of the woodland creatures the artist painted around the room) and the food was extraordinary. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend it to friends and family.
4,6 en noviembre 14, 2009
My husband and I recently stayed in the Garden Path suite. The well-appointed room was wonderful - large with a wraparound patio. The bed and pillows were very comfortable, and the room was full of windows, out of which were spectacular views of the woods. The location is excellent for a drive along Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Pkwy. We didn't meet Dave (he was away that weekend), but Heidi was a terrific hostess who cooked a delicious breakfast for us on Sunday. Katie, their dog, is adorable, and loves to play catch. We would highly recommend the Iris Inn.
4,6 en noviembre 12, 2009
We visited the Inn as a family and enjoyed a huge suite with plenty of room for all of us and filled with many comforts and delights. The suite was situated separately from the main Inn and was mostly surrounded by forest with quite a bit of deck space and many huge windows to enjoy the scenery. We particularly liked the spiral staircase and the gas fireplace. The host and hostess were perfectly amienable and gave us many options, hints and suggestions for our activities during our visit. They provided a wonderful breakfast, differing daily, with lovely fresh fruits and delicious home made pancakes and muffins and satisfying eggs and bacon. Overall, the stay was superb and we would visit again and highly recommend the Iris Inn to anyone.
4,8 en noviembre 11, 2009
We've stayed at several B&B's but this was the best ever! The rooms were lovely, very spacious and the setting was wonderful. We had a terrific view. It's a great location. It's near Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway and lots of wineries. But, what really sets this place apart from others that we've stayed at is Heidi and Dave. They are terrific host and everyone feels like they are their special guest. It's a great place.
4,2 en noviembre 10, 2009
Dave & Heidi were great! Very spacious suites! Convenient location to hiking, breweries, and wineries!
4,0 en noviembre 09, 2009
Three girlfriends and I selected the Iris Inn for our annual Girls Weekend. Dave and Heidi are excellent hosts and made us feel at home. They were very helpful in providing sightseeing recommendations and maps, and making restaurant reservations. I definitely recommend the Iris Inn!
4,8 en noviembre 09, 2009
Great view, Owners are very sociable, Highly recommend.
4,6 en noviembre 09, 2009
The Iris Inn is very classy, but remains comfortable and homey at the same time. Dave & Heidi are gracious hosts who go out of their way to make your stay special.
3,4 en octubre 20, 2009
There are only 3 B&Bs in Waynesboro, and this is the only one located on the town's edge in the hills, away from all others. You'll have a lovely, comfy and friendly time with Dave and Heidi. Like family. They even have a fun dog!
4,2 en octubre 08, 2009
Our first B&B experience and would stay there again for sure. Isn't cheap but you get what you pay for. We took the hot tub suite and enjoyed it.
5 en septiembre 12, 2009
The Iris Inn has such beautiful layout and design features. It's like a mountain retreat from Colorado. Dave,Heidi and Katie were most gracious and hospitable. The hospitality, food and amenities were second to none!
4,0 en septiembre 11, 2009
It's hard to know what to review -- everything about The Iris Inn is wonderful! The location is great -- right off the interstate, and yet close to all the things you want to see. Then you walk inside and it kind of wraps its arms around you -- you feel "at home." Dave or Heidi comes forward to greet you and you have two new wonderful friends! The rooms are all spacious and comfortable and the breakfasts are to die for. Coffee is always in the pot and there are always some cookies or snacks to fill your empty spaces till eating time. Katie, the dog, is well behaved, friendly, and loves to play ball with you. Go out to visit Monticello, historic places, or the wineries and your day is complete. Back to the Inn's comfortable beds and morning is waiting for you to begin all over again. You'll love it!!
4,0 en agosto 27, 2009
After canceling once we were able to rebook the day of our stay, with a "glad to have you" from Dave. Dave is probably one of the most gracious and helpful owners that I have ever met. If you need it, he does it. Heidi did a great job in the kitchen, and does it with a smile. Sitting in the hot tub under the stars made a perfect end to our days spent touring. Great choice if you need a place to rest your weary head in that area. R&B
5 en agosto 26, 2009
My sister and I first stayed there the fall of 2008. We returned with her family in May of 2009. I brought my daughter there in August of 2009. And, my sister and I plan another three-night stay in October 2009. The rooms are great, the food is great, Dave and Heidi are great! My sister and I love a glass of wine with cheese in the evenings overlooking the valley from the tower. It's a great sister-get-away. My coworkers are now taking advantage of the peace and relaxation of the Inn as well. There are presidental homes to visit in the area plus many vineyards and other activities. The Blue Ridge Highway is near by for driving, hiking, and taking in the local sights and events. There is much to see and do, or, just take a nap. :)
4,8 en agosto 26, 2009
Dave and Heidi are outstanding inn keepers and make you feel like you've met two new friends. We stayed in the Hawk's Nest room for our mini-moon following our wedding and it was perfect. Nicely appointed with open ceilings, a fridge, and the private hottub on the deck was a wonderful touch. Looking forward to our return trip!
5 en agosto 26, 2009
My wife and I love to stay at B&Bs, to be able to explore and enjoy the surrounding locale. In this case the Iris Inn became the center piece of our two night stay. We were greeted by Dave and his dog Katie, Katie escorted us to the room but no further than the threshold. As we found out Katie likes to have her ball thrown to her, over and over. The Inn has a wide porch and balcony for sitting and viewing the woods and sunsets. We were also treated to deer foraging close to the Inn. Dave and his wife Heidi have created a warm and friendly atmosphere that encourages conversation and relaxation. The food at breakfast time is filling and oh so tasty. We are looking forward to a future visit.
4,4 en agosto 23, 2009
Innkeepers Dave and Heidi were helpful, accommodating, and an absolute pleasure to be around -- and always available without being intrusive. The great room is impressive, the library/game area cozy and inviting, the deck and grounds relaxing and peaceful, and the breakfast outstanding. The inn is nestled in the woods, with restaurants and activities just minutes away. We went for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend, enjoying a tour of Monticello and stops at local wineries, but it would be great for any type of retreat. We consistently recommend it to friends and will definitely return in the future.
5 en julio 05, 2009
A wonderful experience. My brother and I chose Waynesboro four the halfway point for our motorcycle trip, he coming from NH and I from FL. Not wanting to spend a week in a Motel 6 box, my internet search led us here. Spectacular location, unbelievable accommodations, fabulous breakfasts, and incomparable hosts. I will return next year with my wife for our 31st anniversary.
5 en junio 20, 2009
I would recommend the Iris Inn for anyone traveling through Waynesboro, Staunton or surrounding area. What a great place. Clean, quiet, comfortable and easily accessible from I-81. Dave and Heidi made us feel right at home. Really wonderful people. PS: We absolutely loved Katie !!!
5 en junio 16, 2009
My wife and I spent the weekend at the Iris Inn for our anniversary. The stay was wonderful - the room was fantastic - the Innkkeepers Dave and Heidi were the best. the surrounding area is gorgeous. What a hidden gem!
5 en junio 15, 2009
We had a family reunion at the Inn. It was great. They made a wonderful picnic lunch for us to take on our tour of some wineries. It was so relaxing. We felt like we were in our own home. there were so many places to relax and get away from everyone. The food was great. The owners were so wonderful to us. We hated to leave. My sister and I are going back for the third time in Oct for a sister outing. this is a must visit place. So much to do in the area or just relax.
4,8 en mayo 26, 2009
We found the Iris Inn to be a very nice place. From Katie the border collie to Dave and Heidi, we felt very welcome. The snacks were good, we made use of the loft area with the books and board games, connected to the internet with no problem and found the room to be very nice. There was a security light that was on for part of the night outside our room that was a minor inconvenience, but we told Heidi about it and she seemed concerned and we felt that it wouldn't be an issue in the future. We would recommend a stay at the Iris Inn to any of our friends visiting the area.
4,2 en mayo 19, 2009
Beautiful location, elegant surroundings, friendly folks
4,6 en mayo 02, 2009
Dave and Heidi (and Katie!) make you very welcome. The place is superb - location and rooms are outstanding. Breakfasts were great and were also a chance to meet with other guests and share experiences, good locations to visit etc. Our only regret is that this gem of a place is so far from the UK! Roger & Chris, Wirral, UK
4,8 en abril 28, 2009
My wife and I found The Iris Inn a quiet relaxing comfortable inn with friendly attentive staff (Dave and Heidi). We look forward to a return visit.
4,6 en abril 18, 2009
We were on our way from New Jersey heading to Georgia and we booked a couple nights at Iris Inn...We had a great time, Heidi and Dave were great hosts. They greeted us as we arrived and were terrific hosts. Their prepared great breakfast. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and treats were available 24/7. Our room was clean and beautiful. It was so nice to relax and enjoy our stay. They suggested a local restaurant and we had a delicious dinner there. They also suggested a local winery to visit and we had a nice time at the winery. We would love to come back and stay there again.. Thank you Heidi, Dave and Katie.
5 en marzo 25, 2009
The Iris Inn is a true gem for people who want a B&B that is a combination of a contemporary hotel mixed with personal, family oriented service. The location is unbeatable in every way, the food is superb, the accommodations are clean and well maintained, the rooms extremely spaciously and nicely decorated, and all "3" innkeepers (including Katie) could not be more gracious! To summarize, we could not have found a more perfect place and will definitely return as often as we can. Highly recommended.
4,6 en marzo 24, 2009
We loved the Deep Woods Suite. It was great for my husband and I and our daughter and her boyfriend. We were able to enjoy staying together vs. being split up in hotel rooms. We could hang out on deck and look at the beautiful views, sit by the fire, play cards together. We were very close to a great restaurant (The South View Grille). Dave and Heidi and Katie (the dog) were so welcoming and friendly. Heidi made us a very yummy breakfast prepared at a special time to help us depart earlier than the other guest. We highly recommend! Thanks for the memories.
4,8 en marzo 19, 2009
Stayed in the Hawk's Nest Sweet with a private deck and jacuzzi- spectacular views and peace & quiet! Attentive hosts, but they dont get in your way- helpful with dinner reservations and local attractions. Big enough B&B that you dont feel like you are on top of other guests, but small enough to feel warm and welcoming.
5 en marzo 03, 2009
The rooms were very clean and the furnishings were very home-like and comfortable. Everybody that worked there was super friendly and the breakfasts were delicious.
4,0 en febrero 03, 2009
Thank you for one of my best birthdays ever!!!!! Your friendly hospitality and caring ways shall never be forgotten. Shirley Suits, Drewryville, Va.
5 en enero 26, 2009
We live in Waynesboro and chose the Iris Inn as a romantic getaway weekend. This was our second visit and each visit was wonderful. Heidi and Dave are the ultimate hosts and Cindy cooks a breakfast (fresh fruit cup, cinnamon rolls ,eggs, bacon, french toast and more) that's to die for. The Hawk's Nest with its private hot tub made it the perfect getaway. Whether walking the trails, sitting by the fire, or throwing the ball for Katie (who loves all the guests) it's a perfect getaway.
5 en enero 20, 2009
Imagine your very own private hot tub on the deck with the perfect view of sunrise and the constellations at night. Our hosts even included snacks and soft drinks/water plus all the amenities needed for a perfect stay. To top that off, breakfast is incredible. The perfect getaway!
5 en enero 07, 2009
The food and accomodations were spectacular. The owners and staff were friendly and obliging. What a memorable New Years!!
4,2 en enero 02, 2009
Our stay was relaxing, comfortable and inviting. Much better then a hotel room!
4,0 en enero 02, 2009
The Iris Inn is a favorite of ours. It is conveniently less just off of I64 on the mountain overlooking Waynesboro. There are a good variety of restaurants within a 20 minute drive which can put you in Stanton, Waynesboro, or even Wintergreen Resort. 30 minutes puts you in Charlottesville. The rooms are nice, spacious, and clean with panel TVs, DirectTV, etc. The lodge was purpose built to be a B&B with upper and lower decks and even a lookout tower. Dave and Heidi were wonderful hosts. Be sure to ask Dave about Katie's bag of tricks.
4,2 en diciembre 11, 2008
We had a wonderful visit. The Inn is extremely convenient, but still tucked away and very quiet. We would love to go back in warmer weather to enjoy the grounds and porches. We saw snow! So the fireplace in suite was great! Breakfasts were excellent and even the dog was a gracious host!! Highly recommended. --R & K, Richmond, VA
4,6 en diciembre 09, 2008
We had a great time. The room was huge, and it was the cheapest one, but w/o the gift card, it would have been too expensive. GREAT LOCATION.....1 mile from interstate, but in the woods out of site. GREAT VIEW! Bed was great, everything in room worked. Wireless internet flawless. Hosts were wonderful. B'fast was fantastic......ask for French Toast.
4,0 en diciembre 06, 2008
The room was spacious and had a great view. The owners are a sincere couple and I enjoyed every minute there!
5 en diciembre 06, 2008
The innkeepers at the Iris Inn in Waynesboro, VA are the kind of people that make us Virginians PROUD of our state and all that it has to offer. Heidi and Dave Lanford are fantastic representatives of what Virginia and SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY represent. The Iris Inn itself is a spectacular property located on a "spot" in HEAVEN. It is not only breathtakingly beautiful --- but meticulously clean. Breakfast is "divine." We will "return" every time we have the chance. Emily and Ed Hughes, Richmond, VA
4,8 en noviembre 12, 2008
Comfortable and large rooms. Innkeepers make you feel right at home. Loved the food. Loved Katie the dog. Enjoyed everything and it is close to lots of different activities. One of our very favorite B & B's and we have been to many.
3,8 en noviembre 10, 2008
We stayed one night. Very attractive and clean. Rooms are large and comfortable. Staff is friendly and axious to please. Easy to find, convenient to freesay.
5 en noviembre 10, 2008
We can't say enough wonderful things about our stay at the Iris Inn. Dave, Heidi, and Katie couldn't have been friendlier.The accomdations were outstanding and we felt relaxed and refreshed when the weekend was (sadly) over. We'll be back!! Carol & Dave
4,0 en noviembre 06, 2008
My husband and I had a great time! We are very happy with our decision to go here for our anniversary.
4,0 en noviembre 06, 2008
We felt welcome when we walked in the door - by innkeekers and Katie, the Border Collie. The bed was very comfortable and breakfast was delightful.
4,0 en noviembre 02, 2008
My Mom and I visited The Iris Inn for the first time as a surprise birthday getaway for my Mom. She described the inn and the experience as "magical". From the moment we arrived we felt right at home. Everything was perfect!!! The innkeepers have definitely answered their calling. I hope to visit again next year.
4,6 en octubre 26, 2008
We booked for two nights, hoping for a third, but they were full on the third night. Dave and Heidi were wonderfully welcoming, our room was delightful, and the breakfast outstanding. We would love to stay again. David and Judie.
5 en octubre 21, 2008
My husband and I returned to the Iris Inn for our second stay in 6 months this past weekend. This time was even better then the first visit last April. Dave and Heidi made our stay feel like a visit with friends instead of just lodging. If you're wanting a relaxing, fun getaway this is definitely the place to go. My husband and I are returning to visit and will continue to do so.
4,0 en octubre 20, 2008
first night stayed in Hawk`s Nest, loved the hot tubkitchen and suite! Second night stayed in Wildflower, lovely large room, great breakfasts, wonderful hosts and what a dog, Katie was just SUPER!
4,8 en octubre 15, 2008
We have been very busy and wanted to go somewhere to relax and unwind but not too far away. We carried our 13 year old daughter and her friend and they enjoyed the endless cookie jar and the attention from Dave and Heidi. Katie their dog is a wonderfull addition.All I can say is that we will be back! Is tomorrow too soon? Terry,George & Lauren Milam
5 en octubre 15, 2008
We stayed at the Iris Inn during the Fall Foliage Festival in Waynesboro in October of 2008. We used to live in Waynesboro, and we had stayed there under different owners in 1996. We had a great time and the location (near I-64) was perfect for all our comings and goings. The breakfasts were great...the only negative we might say was that they were served a little late for us (we are early risers!). We would highly recommend staying with Dave & Heidi.
5 en octubre 14, 2008
Choose the Iris Inn due to the fact that it looked different. This was one of the most wonderful overnight stay's I've every had. The rooms were beautiful and breakfast was to die for. Dave was a great host and I would recommend this place to anyone that want to have a nice relaxing vacation. The Iris Inn will be a place I will visit again.
4,6 en octubre 14, 2008
Dave and Heidi are wonderful hosts. They make you feel like part of their family (need to clarify that since many families are dysfunctional). They make you feel very warm and welcome -- like long time best friends. The food is excellent -- different each time we go there.
4,6 en octubre 09, 2008
Very relxing in a great location. Close to Skyline, Charlottesville and Stauton. Not far from the interstate either. Very convient and much better than any hotel and priced pretty much the same. Breakfast was fabulous! Will visit again!
4,4 en octubre 06, 2008
Heidi & Dave were very gracious hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were there for our daughter's wedding and the inn gave us time to unwind and truly relax while there. Breakfast was delicious--different every day and very filling. Beds were very comfortable and the rooms were clean and inviting. It is a great B & B! Highly recommend it!
4,4 en octubre 03, 2008
My husband and I spent one night at the Iris Inn. We arrived late to find a freshly baked cake and some cookies for snacks. Heidi and Dave were friendly and chatted with us and another couple before we turned in. The room was very spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. Wish we could have stayed a little longer but wanted to drive on Skyline Drive before heading home. Heidi was kind enough to suggest a short hiking trail so that we could get a little more than just the overlook points along the way.
4,6 en octubre 02, 2008
This was our 3rd time staying at this B&B and we love it! Great weekend retreat! We'll definitely be back.
5 en septiembre 30, 2008
What a fabulous Inn. We couldn't be happier about our stay. Dave and Heidi (Innkeepers) were so friendly and very helpful. We stayed for the weekend in the Deep Woods Suite and it was great. From the time we got there until the time we left everything was perfect. The suite was huge and very comfortable. The king size poster bed was great and everything was spotless for our arrival. We were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful wooded setting as well as being able to find many stores and restaurants in the nearby Waynesboro (one exit away). We are planning on making another trip next year, or sooner if we can. Just a great place to stay, by far our favorite of the Inns or B&B's we have stayed at in the past. You won't be disappointed.
5 en septiembre 03, 2008
When we first planned our trip to the Charlottesville area for the USC football game, we discovered that the major hotels already were booked. So we tried something else: we looked for a bed & breakfast in the surrounding area. We chose the Iris Inn in Waynesboro and it was a great decision. Our room was large, well-appointed, and peaceful. Innkeepers Dave and Heidi were friendly, helpful, and offered up a heck of a breakfast. I definitely would stay there again.
4,6 en agosto 18, 2008
We just stayed at the Iris Inn and it was wonderful. The staff was friendly and kind. They helped us with our dinner plans and with directions to attractions in the area. The room was just beautiful, spacious and clean. We met some wonderful people from Virginia and New Jersey over breakfast. The food was fabulous. We highly recommend the Iris Inn. It will be our first choice when we visit the area again. Peter & Barbara Rhode Island
5 en agosto 16, 2008
We recently attended a seminar for prospective innkeepers at the Iris Inn. Innkeepers Heidi and Dave orchestrated everything beautifully, on schedule, and had a great meeting room for our group. Iris Inn is a peaceful, woodsy retreat, and we felt we were treated as friends. A perfect stay--from the 'over the top' breakfasts in the morning, to the heavenly bed at night.
5 en agosto 12, 2008
The Iris Inn exceeded our expectations. The owners were very friendly and accomodating. The facilities were much nicer than we anticipated. We were graciously upgraded to a, very nice suite, from a regular room. We did not have dinner before we arrived so we were invited to join the owners for pizza and beer tasting. The Iris Inn is certainly a place we will visit again.
4,8 en julio 31, 2008
Great rooms, great food, great host's!
4,8 en julio 28, 2008
My 2 girlfriends and I recently stayed at The Iris Inn for our annual weekend getaway. The inn is secluded in a wooded area yet easy access to the interstate. You almost feel like you've entered a lodge rather than a B & B when you walk through the front doors. You immediately see the gorgeous floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the living area. Large windows are all throughout to give you the feel of being outdoors. There are porches on both levels with rocking chairs, swings, and tables as well as a 3-story firetower for sitting and relaxing. Heidi and Dave were so hospitable with their directions, restaurant recommendations, local info, and friendly conversations. We were even treated to some wine tastings. We also enjoyed playing ball with their cute, well-behaved border collie, Katie. All the rooms are very clean and beautifully decorated. We stayed in The Duck Room, which is decorated in that theme, and it comfortably accommodated the 3 of us with a queen bed and daybed. The breakfasts were delicious and included baked omelette, waffles, pancakes, eggs, bacon, ham, fresh fruit, and much more. Heidi and Dave were very gracious and eager to please. I would highly recommend The Iris Inn to anyone wanting to escape to the mountains to a beautiful, peaceful retreat and be pampered for a while.
5 en julio 19, 2008
We had a great time: it's in a quiet, lovely setting that was perfect for relaxing, reading, and conversation. The breakfast was wonderful and the staff are just great. The location is a good setting off point for all of the area attractions. Thumbs way up!
4,6 en julio 08, 2008
This lovely inn is tucked away and very secluded but with easy access to the highway and shops. The owners were extremely friendly and always concerned with our needs and desires. Breakfast was wonderful and a great way to start the day. The warmth of the main house makes you feel like you arrived home. With fresh baked cookies, a friendly dog to play catch with and a glass of wine waiting for you at night, this place is the perfect place to unwind from your busy life.
5 en julio 04, 2008
We embarked on a journey for peace and solitude and lucked out by locating The Iris Inn on the BedandBreakfast.com website. The location is just off the main highway, but set off enough to give you a secluded, private feel. Dave and Heidi were extremely helpful and friendly; and their Border Collie Katie was so fun and loving it made us feel right at home. Normally, I don't expect much for breakfasts at Inns, but the presentation of quality of the home cooked breakfasts far exceeded our expectations. They arranged for a packed picnic lunch for our hiking trip which included home baked cookies and delicious sandwiches and snacks in a thermal tote bag. They offer a great selection of wines from their wine cellar, and made our romantic escape even more appealing with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne flutes on our first evening in town. The price we paid was so nominal in comparison to the service and enjoyment we received in return. We will DEFINITELY return there soon, and perhaps stay in one of their elegant suites this time. We highly recommend this place to anyone!! Christopher and Angelique from Virginia
5 en julio 04, 2008
We came to the Irish Inn for a short honeymoon and were amazed by the generosity and warmth we experienced. Dave and Heidi went above and beyond to make our stay special. The homemade breakfasts were phenomenal, the room was comfortable and beautiful, and the surrounding countryside was wonderful. It was a fantastic place that we will recommend to all of our friends and family!
4,8 en julio 03, 2008
This is a beautiful inn with very nice and helpful innkeepers. This was our second stay and it was very pleasant. Wonderful food and great service. Clean and comfortable rooms. Innkeepers are very accomodating.
4,6 en junio 30, 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at the Iris Inn. The innkeepers were so welcoming and helpful, the room was comfortable, the food was delicious, but we especially liked the long porches with chairs and swings to just sit and relax. We will definitely return to the Iris Inn and we highly recommend it!
5 en junio 25, 2008
….is the word I used while talking with owners Heidi and Dave this morning. Such a lovely inn in a secluded setting with delightful hosts. The porches with the rocking chairs and swings, the great room, large guest rooms with comfy beds, the many amenities, and a super breakfast all add to the wonderfulness that is the Iris Inn. Thank you Heidi and Dave – Frank and I look forward to returning. Rose Ciccone Associate Editor, Bedandbreakfast.com Report
5 en junio 18, 2008
Without a doubt one of the best weekends we have had is with Dave and Heidi at the Iris Inn. They made our stay at the Inn relaxing and pleasurable with great food and excellent service. The presentation and quality of the breakfast surpasses anything I have had at any of the highest rate restaurants I’ve ever been to. The Inn itself is warm and relaxing with an air of elegance that only someone that is dedicated to your comfort can achieve. The room was spacious and comfortable with an excellent view of the surrounding woods that puts you at ease. And you can tell that they care just by the little things that they do for you that other establishments would over look. Their knowledge of the surrounding area attractions and restaurants is excellent and their recommendations are always on the money. I can not think of a single thing that I would change about the Iris, and that in itself says everything.
4,4 en junio 16, 2008
The Iris Inn is excellent in every respect. The well designed, nicely furnished Inn is very modern, clean and comfortable. It's located in a quiet wooded area away from noise and traffic, but only minutes away from shopping, restaurants, Skyline Drive, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The food is great, with a variety of gourmet dishes, and the innkeepers, Dave and Heidi Lanford, are the icing on the cake. They make you feel so comfortable and welcome that it's like visiting old friends.
4,8 en junio 15, 2008
We stayed on May 27th. We just loved the views and the beautiful Inn. Heidi and Dave were very accomodating with suggestions for dinner. Their dog gave the Inn a very homey feeling. I would defintely stay there again. Breakfast was delicious! Can't wait to visit again.
5 en junio 06, 2008
The Inn is geared as a comfortable and elegant little getaway for adults. Couples w/ young children, should leave the kids with grandparents, as the Inn is a chance for a romantic getaway. Room pricing's more than fair; for the comfort, decor and superbly homemade breakfasts, it's a total bargain! Duck Room's handicapped accessible. This was our 6th stay. We were very fond of the previous owners so I had a little trepidation, wondering what Dave & Heidi might have chosen to modify. I needn't have worried. They retained cook Cindy, whose been the creative mastermind behind the exquisite breakfasts since before our 1st visit. Updating Dave & Heidi have done has improved the property inside and out, w/o sacrificing spirit & beauty of the Inn. Mellow, intelligent border collie, Kate, will make you feel at home. They've added supreme convenience of online booking and even advance order of extras - we added a fantastic picnic lunch for 2, used during a day's tour of the house and grounds of nearby Montpelier, and tacked on 2 pounds of smooth, rich Columbian coffeebeans from Escalera Roasters- same great coffee served at the Inn. The Inn's location, b/w the lovely Skyline Drive & the eye-soothing Blue Ridge Parkway. These are some of the most scenic routes in the US, if not the whole world. There’s access to multitudes of hiking trails for all skill levels off either drive or even catch a trek on a piece of the storied Appalachian Trail. A nearby restaurant, right down the road is South River Grill - nice memorabilia for horse lovers and good food. If Ray’s your waiter, you WILL be entertained and well served. Many cultural and historic sites, vineyards a short drive away. Mill Street Grill, a converted mill, often has entertainment; food's excellent. American Shakespeare Center, designed to mimic the Globe Theatre has medieval seating, enthusiastic players and great fun.
4,0 en junio 06, 2008
Spent two nights May 27 & 28
4,2 en mayo 01, 2008
The wildflower room was wonderful with the double whirlpool tub and porch swing. Dave and Heidi were very knowledgeable of the area and recommended some great eats. The location was great, very close to the highway 64 but private nontheless. We only wish we had stayed the night after hiking in the Shenandoah Park....Definitely worth the stay!!!!
5 en abril 24, 2008
From the moment we drove up the hill and saw the beautiful setting overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, we were completely enchanted with the Iris Inn. The innkeepers were friendly, gracious, accommodating to our special requests, and just overall wonderful people to meet. They gave us great recommendations for dining in the area. The room was comfortable, spacious, and cozily appointed. (The beds were quite comfortable to sleep in, as well!) The trip was three mothers getting together for a weekend, and we found that the Duck room had plenty of space for 3 people to relax in (with a separate day bed). Then, there was breakfast - absolutely delicious each morning of our 2 night stay. The location is convenient to the highway, yet tucked away so that you feel you are in a mountain retreat. We made excursions to nearby historical sights as well as into Charlottesville itself - quite an easy trip from the inn. I heartily recommend this inn to anyone looking to stay in the area. I can't say enough about how nice, helpful, and friendly the innkeepers were!
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Thank you for the positive review of our Inn. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your stay as well as the breakfast. We completely agree that our convenient location is truly a great asset.
5 en abril 23, 2008
The highlight of our recent weeklong vacation in Virginia was our two-night stay at the Iris Inn. The location (tucked away on a hilltop, though not far from major roads) was outstanding and easy to find. We liked the proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Skyline, Staunton, Charlottesville and Monticello - all less than 30 minutes away. For dinner, various restaurants are nearby - but you sure do not need lunch, since the Iris Inn's breakfasts are fresh, delicious and generous! The large rooms and common area are well-appointed, very clean and welcoming - we loved watching the sun set from the swing on our balcony outside the Pine Room. Lots of large windows throughout truly bring the outside in. But what we liked most was meeting our hosts, Dave and Heidi. They made us feel very welcome and really wanted us to be comfortable and feel at home. Their attention to detail was evident in all aspects of our stay, and they are fun and kind people. We hope to be back before too long - and in the mean time, we are happy to tell all our friends about the Iris Inn!
5 en abril 13, 2008
My girlfriend and I just got back to the DC area from a weekend getaway to relax and celebrate her birthday. On Saturday morning we took a slow ride down skyline drive into the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The whole trip was a surprise, so we did not stop in at the Iris Inn when we first arrived, but in the meantime we enjoyed the warmest day of Spring to date at two of the finest wineries that the Monticello area has to offer. After a lazy afternoon in the sunshine, I revealed our accomodations for the night to my girlfriend as we made our way up the hilltop to the Iris Inn. I cannot say that I frequent B&Bs, but I cannt imagine a better location for one. Dave and Heidi (and Katie - their bordie collie) greeted us as we pulled up and made us feel at home right away. They had a wonderfully warm style of hospitality; my girlfriend and I felt like they were there for anything we would need, but we didnt even need to know they were there unless we wanted to. We had a relaxing dinner watching the sunset from the deck before having a peaceful night's sleep - and in the morning, Heidi's breakfast was the perfect way to start off the day - it was truly outstanding. I highly recommend this Inn to anyone traveling to some of the most beautiful countryside on the east coast - the Iris Inn fits in perfectly. Thanks Dave and Heidi.
5 en marzo 23, 2008
This was my first time staying at a B&B and the Iris inn was perfect. Dave and Heidi greeted us as we walked in the door and made us instantly feel at home with a quick little tour, hot tea and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. The views from this inn were incredible and the artwork around the rooms were beautiful from local artists. I will definitely stay there again when I go to visit Cvill.
5 en febrero 02, 2008
We called all around Charlottesville looking for a B and B for Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend. When I called the Iris Inn I was already on my 8th call of the day. I was a little frustrated that no one was answering the phones at other Inn’s and Hotels! Heidi answered in a friend tone. I knew from that second that the Iris Inn was the place for my husband and me to stay. We decided to leave work early and head out of DC before 1300, so we would miss the traffic. Since we opted for the “do nothing weekend” package, we wanted to get to the Inn and settled before dinner. We were greeted by the Inn Keepers, who made us feel like one of the family instead of a guest. Our room was fantastic! The service and food was unbelievable! The Landford’s were very gracious hosts. My husband is a chef, but man can Heidi cook! The dinners and brunches were out of the world! We had such a great time and we are planning on going back this May. If you are planning to see the Shenandoah Mountains or heading towards Charlottesville’s- look no further. This is the PLACE to BE!! I promise that you will not be disappointed!