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The Iris Inn

191 Chinquapin Dr. , Waynesboro, VA 22980 USA (Show map)
253 Reviews
$149 - $299
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.


Rooms & Rates

Luxury Suite

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: $239-$299

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

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

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

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

Woodland Room

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

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

Bird Room

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

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

Pine Room

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

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

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Friendly staff. Great views!

5 on September 14, 2014

Friendly staff. Great views! My wife and I plan on making this an annual trip. The 'wine happy hour' was a nice touch and enabled us to get to know some of the other guests.

Wonderful B&B!

5 on September 08, 2014

We just returned from a great weekend with friends at the Iris Inn. The owners and staff went above and beyond to ensure our visit was perfect in every way! The Inn and rooms are very clean and well-maintained and the breakfast each day was outstanding! We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at the Iris Inn and will definitely stay there again!!

A Perfect Getaway

5 on August 25, 2014

We have stayed at many fine inns over the years, and my husband and I agree that the Iris Inn was one of the best places we have ever visited. We stayed in one of the cabins--every detail was so perfectly thought out, the space was comfortable and luxurious and just gorgeous. The breakfast was hearty (my husband loved that he could get seconds--I was stuffed after one helping!) and the innkeepers had great suggestions for what to do on our first trip to Virginia. We hiked, visited historic sites, went to a cidery and a winery, enjoyed local restaurants, and even saw two bears (at a safe distance!). We loved the Iris Inn and we are already planning when we can get back there!

Lovely Getaway weekend

5 on July 10, 2014

Thank you so much for a lovely getaway weekend. We do LOVE coming to the Iris Inn, and we are now hooked on a minimum of two night stay. I wanted to thank you for the recommendation for our visit to Staunton yesterday morning. We loved the Farmer's market (enjoyed delicious cheddar cheese and garlic pickles with our wine picnic today AND fresh gourmet greens for our salad last night with our Crozet pizza), the Sun Spot (I have a beautiful clear teal vase with a dark blue rim, milk bottle shaped), Fretwell Base and Acoustic Instruments (wow!) and a variety of other delightful shops including the Red Beard Brewery. As much as we wanted to visit the Woodrow Wilson home and Presidential library, we opted to wait for a future colder weather visit as we simply could not bear to stay inside on a beautiful day. So it will be on our agenda for sure when we return in the winter (assuming we can WAIT until then). The couples Cabins are superb in every way...thanks again. Pamela & Mike

The BEST Bed and Breakfast

5 on June 25, 2014

We have stayed in many B and B's, through the years, but the Iris Inn was definitely the BEST. Heidi and Dave and their staff were wonderful, friendly hosts, We stayed for 2 night in June 2014. . The breakfasts were scrumptious and the evening wine gathering was a nice chance to meet with other guests. The grounds, our room (Deer Room) and the views were a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of the outside world! The location is very convenient to the Shenandoah National Park, wineries, and Monticello in Charlottesville. Well worth the price!!!

Perfect basecamp for the region

5 on June 23, 2014

We stayed in a cabin at the Iris Inn for two nights and three days in June. Although we weren't familiar with the area, we ended up visiting five different wineries, saw a polo match, and went horseback riding, all at the recommendation of the innkeepers Dave, Heidi, and Glen. They were as knowledgeable about the region as they were passionate, and we just felt very comfortable with their suggestions as we tried to determine which wineries would be the best fit for us. We even had a small tasting with Dave! The cabin we were staying in was beautiful, clean, and spacious with every amenity we could have hoped for. Although the days were full and interesting in the surrounding area, we were almost disappointed that we simply didn't set aside more time to relax and enjoy the view back at the inn (especially for the sunset.) We will definitely be back again, perhaps in the winter for a change of scenery. Would definitely recommend to friends and family; don't miss out on the incredible cabins!

Love this place!

5 on June 23, 2014

We stayed at the Inn for 4 nights in cabin #6. The cabin looks just like the photos on the website. Heidi and Dave really go out of their way to make sure that your stay is perfect. Every night you are invited for a glass of wine at the main part of the Inn. Breakfasts were yummy but if you want something different they are very accommodating. The Inn is close to hiking, wineries, and history. Amazon place!

An incredible Bed and Breakfest

4.6 on June 19, 2014

Britt & Debbie Hughson We just stayed at the Iris Inn this June... The rooms were beautiful and the amenities outstanding. Stayed 2 nights and wished for more. Dave and Heidi as well as the staff made us feel like part of the family and provided us with great service. We will be returning for more stays here. We can;t say enough about how much we loved staying here.

Gracious hosts

5 on June 09, 2014

We stayed at the inn as part of a wedding party. Our stay was delightful however our stay was prolonged due to car problem. Our hosts let us stay for two extra nights, in the same room, at a minimal price that we could have obtained at local hotels. We sincerely appreciated their hospitality.

Fantastic stay!

5 on June 02, 2014

We are from nearby Charlottesville, and were looking for a romantic place to stay the weekend, but still be close to home in case something came up. We have stayed in tons of B&B's all over the east coast and in the UK. This one is one of the best. We stayed in Cabin #4 (recommended by the owners as the best view) and it had every amenity you could think of: big bed, screened'in (read: bug-free) private porch with rocking chairs and private hot tub, fireplace, kitchenette with dishwasher, huge tv and reclining couch to watch it from, grill, amazing updated bathroom with rain shower, I could go on and on. The view of the sunset was incredible. The owners and staff were very kind, booked us dinner reservations and had wonderful recommendations about area attractions. Breakfast was simple, fresh, and delicious (I can't stand fru-fru B&B breakfasts that leave you still hungry). Of note, to protect guests privacy, housekeeping does not come into your room during your stay. They say that they can come bring you any needed supplies but we had plenty of towels, etc. in the room for our two-night stay. The cabins are pretty expensive but for all the amenities plus the view, we got our money's worth!

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

Highway 29 south to I-64 east. 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

Cottage, Country Inn, Spa, Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, 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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  • 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
  • Suitable For Children: Limited This is primary an adult getaway
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pet allowed in Deep Woods and Garden Path Cottages only

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay required on most weekends - ask for one night availability.
  • 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.


Details Diamond Collection

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

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