The Iris Inn

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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

Iris Inn

5 on October 28, 2015

Ok so it doesn't get any better than the Iris Inn--From Dave and Heidi ( innkeepers) to the beautiful rooms, all the little details and the super breakfast! First class all the way! Not to mention some dog-friendly rooms--amazing views-- I could go on and on. So book your reservations and enjoy a real treat. And while you are there take a wonderful horseback ride thru the woods with Rebels Run. stables. You can book them at the same time you book your reservations at the Inn.

Amazing time! Can't wait to go back!

5 on October 25, 2015

My fiance and I are on our way home right now from a weekend here. We rented a cabin and had an amazing time. In fact, we got engaged while we were here! Dave, Heidi, and all the staff are amazing! Friendly, personable, helpful, and genuine. Great people. There are rooms, cottages, and cabins. For a romantic getaway, I highly recommend a cabin. It was worth every cent. Very private with all the bells and whistles of a romantic escape. This B&B is close to hiking trails, great restaurants, wineries, breweries, cideries, museums, theaters...there is something for everyone. We will definitely be back!

Lovely B & B

5 on October 19, 2015

There are not enough words to express how wonderfully relaxing this B & B is. The hosts are very good at making everyone feel at home. We were offered a selection for breakfast that covered anything you could want. There signature pumpkin pancakes were so delicious. The 5:30 social hour was a great way to meet the other guests and make new friends. We can't wait to go back.

Great Experience!

5 on October 13, 2015

We had a great stay at the Iris Inn for our anniversary! The rooms are unbelievable and very relaxing. The breakfast is top-notch and the innkeepers do a great job of making you feel comfortable. Not to mention the setting is beautiful.

Great B&B!!

4.6 on September 25, 2015

Awesome place!! Cabins are out of this world


5 on August 26, 2015

What a GREAT place to unwind and just plain relax. Right on the side of the mountain with a excellent view of the valley!

A Mountainside Hideaway

4.6 on June 08, 2015

I spent some time trying to decide where to take a short weekend trip away from DC for my wife's birthday. After searching online, I decided to go with The Iris Inn. We booked one of the newer cabin rooms, and were not disappointed. The cabin was basically a spacious efficiency apartment. It featured a small kitchen area, a dining room table for two, a love seat, a king-size bed, a wonderful bathroom, and a private screened-in deck with a hot tub. My wife and I went out for dinner one night and cooked in the other. Breakfast was taken care of by the Inn, with a delicious meal both days (try to corned beef hash, if its on the menu). When we arrived, Dave was pouring free wine at his "wine bar." Dave and his wife, Heidi, were both wonderful, friendly people who clearly seem to enjoy hosting. The staff was wonderful, including Katie (Katy?), the inn dog. It was a perfect romantic weekend. If you're looking for a view of the valley, I'd recommend looking at cabin 4, and maybe 3 or 5. We were in Cabin 1, which may offer the most privacy, but is set in the trees. The view of nature (including a mother bird feeding her young in a nest built into the side of the cabin) was beautiful, but it may not be what you're expecting. In the end, it was perfect for us.

The Iris Inn...Extraordinaire

4.8 on May 31, 2015

A true Diamond Collection B&B. Dave, Glenn, and all the staff...extremely helpful, gracious, and eager to please. The entire property is exceedingly well kept and clean. Our suite: The Deep Woods Cottage...Amazing!!

Another wonderful stay

4.8 on April 22, 2015

My wife and I spent four nights in one of the cabins. This was our second stay at the Iris Inn. The cabins are wonderful and very functional. The bed and especially the sheets are special (very soft and cozy). The service is very good. The breakfast is very tasty. The happy hour with wine (and other drinks) is a nice feature. There are several good restaurants in the vicinity (Staunton, Charlottesville). The Shenandoah National Park is close by and offers a lot of good hiking trails. We are sure that we will be back.

Relaxing welcome to Spring

5 on April 21, 2015

What a wonderful place to stay. The service is exceptional, from my first phone call until we left after a 2 night stay. The rooms are spacious and quiet. This is our second stay at this location to visit a new granddaughter. The view from the front porch is exceptional. We stayed in the Duck room in the Inn, previously in a cabin both are great. Wine offered in the evening is nice. The rooms are large and spacious.The bed is so comfortable. Breakfast is delicious and plentiful. The recommendation for restaurants is great. You are close to Blue Ridge Parkway, spring is arriving with the tree's putting on their spring dresses.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


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, 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, Wired internet

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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  • 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.



Dave & Heidi Lanford

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

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

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  • 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.