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The Iris Inn

191 Chinquapin Dr. , Waynesboro, VA 22980 USA (Show map)
4.8
265 Reviews
$149 - $319
per night

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The Iris Inn offers a full experience-we pair wine touring with a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities, world-renowned historical sites, phenomenal culinary options and enchanting Main Street America venues. Visit Monticello and learn of the approach Thomas Jefferson, the father of American wine making and renowned gourmand, took in bringing wine into the American vernacular. Then venture out to the nearby countryside and experience Virginia wine and food today. Travel the world famous Skyline Drive. Take a side trip to the state’s highest waterfall, Crabtree Falls and experience a 1200 feet drop in a half-mile section of Crabtree Creek.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Wonderful stay!

5 on December 16, 2014

We spent a lovely two nights in the Deer Room at the Iris Inn. Heidi and Dave were very accommodating as well as the other staff we interacted with. Lots of fun bonuses like wine tasting in the evenings. Both breakfasts were delicious! We look forward to coming back. I recommend this Inn for anyone staying in the area---they really went above and beyond to make our stay relaxing and comfortable.


Excellent Stay

5 on December 16, 2014

This inn is a must stay. Staying in the cabins was an awesome getaway. They have everything you need and then some. The owners are very respectful and ensure you have a great visit.


Amazing Couples Retreat

5 on December 15, 2014

I cannot compare this to any other place my husband and I have stayed at. It is far from the usual bed and breakfast experience. It is unlike any stay in a five star hotel. It is truly in its own category. Not one item has been overlooked in the design. From the moment you walk into the warmly lit space, you feel relaxed. As you turn on the fireplace and sink into the comfy chairs you forget all your worries. This place is all about comfort. Windows on all three sides make you feel like you have climbed way up high into a tree house. Easy to shut blinds allows you as much or as little privacy. I loved leaving the side of the cabin that was all windows open. It felt as if I was sleeping in the trees. The hot tub and heated floors elevate the room to an entirely different level. Everything about this experience allows one to enjoy their private escape - no check in and no housekeeping. Breakfast is served in the main inn where you have the opportunity to meet the wonderful innkeepers Dave and Heidi. They have figured out how to run a B&B in today’s modern and hectic world. This was a very good choice of property with great potential that they took full advantage of. A stay at the Iris Inn is more like a weekend retreat above all else. And you are so close to so many wonderful activities – whether you want to visit breweries and wineries. See the historic sites. Or go for a hike. Dave and Heidi have created an amazing website that helps you plan it out before you arrive. And when you get there, they are able to provide further recommendations. However, regardless of all the wonderful things to do, this unto itself is the destination. I do not return to many places twice for there are so many places to see. However this truly is the exception. I look forward the next time a couple’s weekend arises and we can visit again. It will definitely be Thanksgiving 2016… I am just hoping it can be even sooner!


Relaxing stay at the Iris Inn

5 on December 08, 2014

Loved the privacy and amenities of our recent stay in Cabin 6. A very relaxing way to spend a vacation week. When we did go up to the main building for breakfast and wine tasting in the evening, every single staff member was friendly and extremely helpful. We would recommend the cabins to anyone wishing to combine the best elements of renting a house with the best elements of a resort stay.


A 5 night cabin getaway

5 on November 16, 2014

My husband and I had not vacationed for over 9 years. We stayed in Cabin 5 in October, and will be going back next year for our 30th Anniversay. It was relaxing and private. The cabin was very well appointed. We fell in love with the fireplace and hottub!


The Best Place to Stay in the Shenandoah Valley

4.6 on November 10, 2014

I went to the Iris Inn for a business conference. What I got was a week of sheer relaxation and comfort. What an amazing place. Once your hosts, Dave and Heidi welcome you, they will remember your name for the rest of the stay. For most of my stay I was in the Garden Path "cottage." It is not a cottage. It is a luxury space with plenty of room, forested views of the Shenandoah Valley, a jetted soaker tub in the room, etc. It was magnificent. I needed to move for my final night into one of the cabins, and again, what a luxurious experience. Heated floors in the bathroom, tons of windows and absolute privacy. A hot tub out on the deck and a fireplace in the main room. It was divine. Breakfast was always tasty and friendly and very accommodating. Whether you have a business conference or just a weekend to get away, the Iris Inn should be your only stop in the Shenandoah Valley!


Fantastic Getaway

3.6 on November 03, 2014

My husband and I received a bed and breakfast dot com gift card and used it at the Iris Inn. What a fabulous place to stay -- spectacular fall foliage, views overlooking the Shenandoah Valley. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable about local events and restaurants. The room was exceptionally nice. We will definitely return. Please excuse the dining score -- we were so comfortable, we slept through breakfast! The survey made us fill out the blank.


Great experience, great choice.

4.4 on October 15, 2014

10/15/2014 We stayed in the Hawk's Nest and it was perfect. The room was spacious and immaculate. The deck with the hot tub was a great bonus and we enjoyed the forest view and privacy. The views from both the front window of the room and the porches on the main building were amazing. The changing colors of the tree made this an excellent place to relish fall. Check-in was easy and managers were helpful and friendly.We highly recommend the inn and will certainly return if we have the opportunity.


Delightful Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on October 11, 2014

My husband discovered the Iris Inn while doing a web search. And we were just delighted with our stay. Dave and Heidi are welcoming and attentive. Both my husband and I eat gluten free and when I mentioned this while making our reservations they made note and we were served a delicious gluten free breakfast complete with home made blueberry muffins. They even had gluten free cookies for the afternoon. We particularly liked the very comfortable king bed as well as the luxurious bed linens. No thin towels or sheets at this establishment. We will definitley go back again and would highly recommend it to our friends.


Fabulous B&B!

5 on September 29, 2014

The Iris Inn was our first stay at a B&B. We are now spoiled! We were greeted by innkeeper Dave upon arrival. He, his wife Heidi, and the staff were so warm, welcoming, and helpful. Dave provided great recommendations for restaurants, wineries, and local attractions. The evening wine tasting was a wonderful bonus! We stayed in the Main Inn and our room was spacious and modern. The views of the Shenandoah Valley were spectacular. The breakfasts were wonderful-fresh, tasty, and beautiful. The location was so convenient to the wineries on the Monticello Wine trail. I would highly recommend the Iris Inn. Plan you stay ASAP!


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Rooms & Rates

Luxury Cottage

Luxury accommodation with king-size bed. Large bath with luxurious Whirlpool tub, stall shower, and double sink. Gas fireplace with remote, sitting area, VCR. Kitchenette. Private deck on two sides. Spiral stairs to loft with queen bed, and small deck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $319

Nightly Rate: $219 - $319

Spacious King Bed Room

King bed, WIFI, in room refrigerator, entrance to outside deck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

Couples Cabin

New in 2013--luxury adult tree houses! Our new cabins combine the beauty of nature with the luxury of modern amenities. Your cabin is fitted with your own personal kitchen, washer and dryer, writing desk, flatscreen TV, fireplace, screened in porch with a hottub, heated bathroom floors, and rain head showers. As you immerse yourself in lavish relaxation, let the Shenandoah Valley view stream in through the windows the lay all around you. If you favor both nature and luxury, then the Iris Inn cabins are definitely your ideal getaway destination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Garden Path Suite

King Bed, Fireplace, Sitting Area, Efficiency, Double Whirlpool, Shower, Loft with Queen bed, Private Decks, Facing West

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Deep Woods Suite

King Bed, Fireplace, Sitting Area, Efficiency, Double Whirlpool, Shower, Loft with Queen Bed, Private Decks, Facing East

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Hawks Nest Suite

King Bed, Sitting Area with Queen pull out sofa, Efficiency, Tub/Shower, Private Deck, Private Hot Tub/Spa

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $269

Nightly Rate: $199 - $269

Wildflower Room

King Bed, Sitting Area, Twin Sofa, Double Whirlpool with Shower, Second Floor Deck Access, Facing West

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169 - $249

Nightly Rate: $169 - $249

Woodland Room

King Bed, Alcove Single Bed, Sitting Area, Shower, Facing East

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

Bird Room

King Bed, Tub/Shower, First Floor Room, Lots of Windows, Facing East

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

Pine Room

King Bed, Tub/Shower, Second Floor Deck Access, Facing West

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 32 miles

Directions to property:

The Iris Inn is located 12 miles east of Staunton and 25 miles west of Charlottesville, just off of I-64 near Waynesboro. From I-64, take Exit 96(Waynesboro-Lyndhurst), turn south on Route 624 toward Lyndhurst, then make an immediate left on Chinquapin Drive. The Iris Inn entrance is approximately 3/10 of a mile on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Monticello, Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Wineries, Breweries, Cider makers, horseback riding, hiking, scenic drives, 4 President's homes, history, museums , Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Spa, Boutique Hotel, Cabin

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Clothes dryer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, University Athletics - UVA & JMU, Hot hair balloon rides, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking on property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited This is primary an adult getaway
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pet allowed in Deep Woods and Garden Path Cottages only
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay required on most weekends - ask for one night availability.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment is taken at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Reservations that are cancelled with notice of seven days before check in are not liable for booking. Cancellations received with less than seven days notice before arrival date are not liable if room can be rebooked. If room is not rebooked, guests with be charged for all nights reserved. All cancellations must be received by telephone or email to be valid.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dave & Heidi Lanford

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Hobbies and interests include gardening, hiking, travel, entertaining, friends & family, wine, UVA basketball, cooking.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Outside deck, private dining room, Breakfast/dining area, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Apple stuffed french toast
Baked sourdough bread with cream cheese and granny smith apples, served with warm maple syrup.


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191 Chinquapin Dr. , Waynesboro, VA 22980 USA (Show map)

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