Wonderful historical place with nice grounds and pool. However, the decor is very mismatched and the cleanliness is not very good. There is also a musty or smoky smell in various parts of the inn, because the owners are smokers.
My husband and I recently stayed in the Lilac Room at Belle Hearth and enjoyed both the company of the other guests as well as the delightful and engaging hosts, Linda & Wayne. The breakfasts were delicious and varied, the table beautifully set and the conversation animated---the perfect start to our days spent there. Our room was quietly appointed, clean and comfortable. We also enjoyed the company of their cats as we left two of our own at home and missed them. Highly recommended!
Afton Mountain B & B was the perfect place to unwind and relax after a long day of driving. Room was quiet, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was outstanding. It was convenient to the Parkway as well as Charlottesville attractions. So glad I chose this place to stay!
Very comfortable home, warm and friendly hosts (Orquida and Dan). Old home, but in great condition. Nice outdoor pool. Quiet surroundings with nice yard. Close to BlueRidge Pkwy and Skyline Drive entrance. Several wineries and breweries nearby. Good breakfasts staggered so that everyone is not at breakfast at the same time. Allowed for easy communications between guests.
We had a wonderful stay at the Belle Hearth B&B this past weekend, July 12-13. The rooms were well furnished and had more amenities than we anticipated. The B&B did not require a 2 night stay, which many do. Our drive from home to the Charlottesville area is less than 3 hours so we only needed one night. The hosts were friendly and gracious. The breakfast was out-of-this world delicious and filling. I did not realize this B&B has a very nice pool so we did not pack our suits. Although our schedule did not allow for time to swim, next time we will keep this in mind. We will be back!
Inn at Old Virginia is located just outside of Staunton, VA on a lovely property overlooking rolling green fields, and a view of the Shenandoah mountains in the distance. Our room, located in the converted Barn, was charming, spacious, and clean, with access to a deck with seating, looking out towards the mountains. Within the first hour of our arrival late Friday afternoon, we spotted a deer and bunny rabbits and, later, a fox (Note: although we didn't require it, our room in the Barn was handicapped-accessible, and the Barn was also pet-friendly.) Our hostess, Eve, gave my husband and I a warm welcome and provided us with a wealth of information on points of interest, local activities & dining in Staunton, as well as the best place to watch the 4th of July fireworks (on a hill in the center of the Mary Baldwin College campus.) Breakfast was served each morning in the sunny atrium, or on the veranda, and was terrific! Inn at Old Virginia is a great jumping-off point for hiking in the Shenandoah and visiting the plentiful wineries found in the area. My husband and I highly recommend this B&B.
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
We stayed here after touring the Skyline Drive on our way to Charlottesville. Gracious hosts and a wonderful home. Megan, the four legged greeter was a nice touch as well. We felt very welcomed here and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone traveling this way. Thank you!
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!!!
Lovely B&B, very comfortable. Right off Rt11. Very close to a huge antique mall in Verona. The staff was extremely helpful. Breakfast was wonderful. Spent the evening in Staunton to see a Shakespeare play and have dinner. Great weekend! Looking forward to our next visit.
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!
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!
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.
My husband and I enjoyed a weekend stay at this lovely B&B. Eve went out of her way to welcome us (early) and answer any and all of our questions. The location is perfect for visiting the quaint town of Staunton, for hiking in the Shenandoah Valley as well as the traveling the Blue Ridge Pkwy. The breakfast was to die for, the book and DVD library were ample and the cleanliness of the entire property, rooms included was exceptional. This is a very well run B&B!!
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.
Was great because the only place in area we were able to book for just one night at this time of year. Breakfast was of good quality, but lacked variety and limited in portions.
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!
Our mini get-a-way plans were to visit several vineyards in the area. Waynesboro is a fantastic location to visit many quality vineyards. The Belle Hearth B&B was perfect accomodations for our get-a-way. The house is simply lovely. The details are wonderful. We enjoyed the Orchid Room. Linda and Wayne were very gracious and made our stay very nice. There any many treats to enjoy along with fantastic breakfast. Lovely front porch too. Walking distance for dinner too!!
We stayed in the newly remodeled barn, our room was very nice, we had a great view, the main house looked like a great place to stay as well. The breakfast was excellent and way too much food, but of course we ate it all. The service was really outstanding, coffee whenever we wanted it, a super clean room and a great sitting area.