Inn at Iris Meadows

304 Love Lane , Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)


The Inn at Iris Meadows is nestled among over 5 acres of rolling meadows overlooking the picturesque town of Waynesville, NC. Select from seven romantic, lavishly appointed guestrooms...with glowing fireplaces, private baths with chandeliers and luxurious whirlpool tubs, heavenly king and queen beds, and intriguing antiques. Full breakfast. Spacious porches. Fireplaces in every guest room. Splendid views. Iris gardens. Minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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  • Guest room5.0
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

We are looking forward to our next stay at the Inn at Iris Meadows.

5 on November 16, 2013

We very much we enjoyed our visit at the inn. The inn is lovely, warm and inviting. Becky and George are most gracious and we felt our every need was attended to. Becky's culinary skills are exceptional. Not only was the food delicious, but the presentation and description of the food was superb. We look forward to our next stay at the Inn at Iris Meadows.

Going on six years!!

5 on August 12, 2013

This was our fifth year at Iris Meadows. Each year we return we find our stay in the Garden View Room just as refreshing and peaceful as it was the first time.we opened the door. George & Becky are the most gracious hosts that will make you feel right at home with wonderful conversation and breakfasts that are outsatnding!!! Richard & Peggy Beiter Atlantis, Fl.

An outstanding stay with a great value!

5 on June 02, 2013

My husband and I loved the Inn at Iris Meadows from the moment we got there. The property and room are beautiful. Becky and George amazing hosts. We didn't have a single complaint the entire trip and started talking about plans of another trip there later this year before we'd even left.

Valentines R&R even with a baby!

5 on February 20, 2013

My parents surprised my fiance and I with a Valentines Getaway to this bed and breakfast and we cannot stop talking about how fantastic EVERYTHING was! The property is absolutely peaceful, charming, clean, and most importantly comfortable! From the chairs and swings on the outdoor porches, to the restful ambiance of the library inside, the calming effect of the fire in the fireplaces, and even the soothing music being played thruout the lower level and game room; these are just a few subtle touches that encourage you to just relax. Each room is a little different; but the attention to detail, the fireplaces, and other little personal touches help make each room very unique and relaxing. The breakfasts each morning were INCREDIBLE! Not too much food and so delicious and healthy. They will customize your breakfast if you have any special dietary needs or food allergies. We were hesitant about bringing our 7mo old daughter with us; but the Fains welcomed us with smiling faces and made us feel so special and wanted. They are so friendly and personable that they make you feel like you are at home visiting with close family. They actually made us feel so welcome and at home that we stayed an additional night! We will definitely be coming back to this bed and breakfast! Highly highly highly reccomended to anyone that needs some peace, quiet, and freindly company.

A Night Before Christmas in Waynesville, NC

5 on December 24, 2012

Carolyn and I have stayed in B & B's in Key West, New Orleans, Savannah, Charleston, Galveston, Mount Dora, and Waynesville. Our recent visit to the Inn at Iris Meadows not only exceeded our expectations on every level, both the Inn and it's keepers, Becky and George, made us feel like we had come home for the holidays. The Christmas decorations throughout the Inn were beautiful, adding a perfect blend of traditional and comfortable country feel for the holidays. Becky and George were fabulous hostess and host and took care of any needs we could imagine, even at the last minute. Our room was very spacious and comfortable, often coaxing us to just stay in and relax. I particularyly enjoyed reading in the library and on the upstairs porch. The breakfasts were so good we ended up cancelling our dinner plans each day, looking forward to the next morning's treat. In summary, Carolyn and I give the Inn at Iris Meadows the rating of the finest and most enjoyable B & B of all at which we have stayed. We will definitely be back. And you cannot beat Waynesville, NC at Christmas or in the Spring for beauty and things to see and do.

The Best B&B in Waynesville

5 on October 22, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Iris Meadows, it was great ! the house is beautiful , inside and out . George and Becky are the best , by the time we left we felt like we were old friends , and Becky's cooking was amazing !!! We will definately be going back , and will tell all our friends. Waynesville is a great little town full of charm , and staying at Iris Meadows makes it perfect ! Phil and Shan Register Jacksonville, Florida

Definitely one of the best

4.8 on October 20, 2012

This was one of our best experiences with a bed and breakfast. The innkeepers take incredible pride in their gorgeous inn and work so hard to make each and every guest feel special and well taken care of. Attention to detail is exemplary, their breakasts are just incredibly delicious, and the antiques, gardens and lovely porches are extraordinary. The town has several restaurants which are only minutes away, but breakfast will hold you over for most of the day. Rooms are impeccably maintained and offer privacy, coziness, and beauty. If you want to be indulged, THIS is the place. We have toured so many inns all over the world and this one is one we will definitely recommend to others and hopefully return to as well. Its location is near an enter/exit point of the Blue Ridge PKWY. The views from the porches are breathtaking. Becky and George have made their dreams come true and their collection of beautiful antiques, china, and glassware will have you swooning..... Be prepared to be treated with warmth and true Southern hospitality.... Thank you for a memorable stay!!

Five Star Bed and Breakfast

5 on September 19, 2012

This was my husbands and my first visit to The Inn at Iris Meadows. Becky and Gearoge Fain treated us as if we were family. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious. My personal favorite was the granola. The flowers, the landscape, the garden were all beautiful. My husband and I hiked the acres and enjoyed the beauty and wildlife.. After great company, delicious breadfast, and a hike, to relax in the huge bathtub was just what I wanted. After returning home, we told all our friends about the "must go to" bed and breakfast. We look forward to many more trips to The Inn at Iris Meadows in Waynesville, NC.

Best Bed & Breakfast

5 on September 19, 2012

From the moment you arrive at the Inn at Iris Meadows you know you are somewhere very special. Tucked above the charming town of Waynesville NC with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The attention to detail by the Inn keepers George and Becky is impeccable from the exquisite bedding and spacious individual bathrooms to the peaceful porches filled with rocking chairs and other comfortable seating. The serene lush gardens provide a perfect place to sit and watch butterflies, birds and bunny rabbits. Breakfast is plentiful and superbly served with gracious and interesting conversation. If at all possible plan to stay more than one night. You will not want to leave. I can't wait to return. Margaret Dunbar Cutright

One of the best places I have ever stayed!

5 on August 15, 2012

The innkeepers went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We were greeted with a lovely snack tray on the porch right after we arrived. Our room was outstanding and especially the bathroom. It felt like a spa. The breakfast was out of this world!

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Rooms & Rates

Firefly Summers Room

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $250

Mrs. Barber's Room

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $250

Mountain Mornings Room

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $250

Butterfly Mornings Room

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $250

Garden View Room

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $300

Green Meadows Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $225

Summer Nights Dream Room

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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $275

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 28 miles

Directions to property:

From Asheville - Take Hwy 40 West to Exit 27 (Waynesville/Maggie Valley/Cherokee/Atlanta) (Hwy 19-23-74) Continue on Hwy 74 West 23 South to Exit 102 (Waynesville). Exit and turn right at stop sign onto Russ Ave. Continue to the 2nd Stop Light and turn right onto Dellwood Road. Follow Dellwood Road to Love Lane on the right. Turn right onto Love Lane and continue up the hill to 304 on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Videos , Guest kitchen with refrigerator, microwave., Coffee and tea service 24 hours., Complimentary non-alcholic beverages.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Antiquing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Iris Meadows is a smoke-free property.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited At least age 12; share room with responsible adult.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Limited pet friendly accommodations; reservations required.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights weekends, holidays, high seasons
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1/2 total stay deposit required. 14 day booking notice required as there is no guarantee for last minute bookings via travelocity,, etc.Please call property directly.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel all or part of your reservation, your full deposit less 10% processing fee is refunded with 14 days minimum cancellation prior to your scheduled arrival* - except in October and for holidays when there is a 21 day minimum cancellation period. If we rebook the room, $35 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations less than 14 days in advance. If the room is not rebooked, one night’s deposit or 1/2 the total stay will be charged. Early departures, and late arrivals are included in the inn’s Cancellation Policy. No-shows, early departures, and late arrivals are responsible for the full reservation cost. *Cancellation notice period for groups is not less than 21 days and is established on a case by case basis - if you are booking a group of rooms, please inquire.



Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Innkeepers George & Becky Fain, both North Carolina natives, have recently retired from professional careers in human services, education, & newspaper publishing. Seasoned B&B travelers, the Fains have combined their talents, hobbies, interests, & professional expertise to open the new Inn at Iris Meadows. Becky is a stained glass artist who also enjoys nature photography. George hails from nearby Hendersonville, NC, and is excited about returning to the NC mountains.

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Full Complimentary

  • Time Served: 8:30 week days; 9:00am Sat.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian