The Iris Inn

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

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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
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Perfect Getaway!

4.8 on September 06, 2017

My husband and I recently stayed at the Iris Inn for our 20th wedding anniversary. We were very pleased with everything from the location, to the rooms, to the service. The location is perfect - right off the highway, but when you are there, it feels very secluded. Deana and Kerry were wonderful hostesses, and made us feel very welcome. The made to order breakfast was excellent! This was definitely one of the nicest places we have ever stayed and we can't wait to come back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your kind words about the Iris Inn! It definitely is convenient being tucked away on the mountain side, and still having so many activities & destinations at our fingertips (via I-64). Our Chef will be delighted you thought so highly of breakfast. With a monthly changing menu, you'll get to try all new options during your return trip! We hope to see you again soon. Love, The Iris Inn team

- The Iris Inn (innkeeper)


Excellent!

5 on August 28, 2017

It's a wonderful inn in a beautiful location, and the breakfast is outstanding.


Respite before moving to a new home in the Waynesboro area

4.8 on August 05, 2017

After closing on home on July 31 with all the activity leading up to it, the two night stay at the Iris Inn gave me an opportunity to take a breath. I felt truly taken care of by the staff. The environment coaxed me to slow down and appreciate the moments leading up to the impending move with an eye to the possibilities of the future. This stay was a true gift to myself and the therapeutic effect for my mind and body was as I had hoped.


Loved the Iris Inn

4.6 on July 23, 2017

Would stay here again, so happy we chose to stay here. Was clean, comfortable, cozy, relaxing, spacious inside and outside. Wonderful setting, views are amazing, location is good for travel to nearby attractions!


Great first stay at the Iris Inn

5 on March 20, 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed here for our 5 year anniversary over the weekend. We had a slight problem the first night with one of the rooms, but the staff took care of it immediately and were so warm and attentive to our concerns that they more than made up for it. The Inn itself is so cozy and perched on a perfect location where no trees block your view of the beautiful valley and mountains. We had a great time exploring the area, but also just hanging out at the lovely Inn. Breakfast every morning was delicious, and there was coffee, tea, cookies, and fruit in the lobby at all times. Staff gave us great recs for places to go and things to do. All in all, we had a great stay and will absolutely be back!


LOVE this place!

5 on February 22, 2017

I can't say enough good things about Iris Inn. The customer service was outstanding! The food was delicious-- from the pancakes to the locally made orange juice. The room was clean and the view was just amazing. This was a late Valentine's Day surprise for my husband. I'm so glad he loved it too!


Convenient getaway from Washington, DC

5 on January 09, 2017

Just a few hours drive from Washington, DC, the Iris Inn provides a rural, country, mountain feel while still having being close to everything you need. We stayed 2 weekday nights in the winter and it was peaceful and not at all busy, though I believe the Inn was full. While on our stay, we took scenic and challenging hikes in the George Washington Forest and in Shenandoah National Park both off the Blue Ridge Trail.The growing "151 Trail" for breweries, cideries and distilleries is unmatched in this area. You won't find many fine dining restaurants in the area unless you want to drive into Stanton or Charlottesville, but there are plenty of restaurants around, regardless. Breakfast at the Inn was great. Unrushed and tasty, you won't leave hungry. We also appreciated the mini-fridge in our room stocked daily with water bottles and soda. We hope to return back someday and this time stay in the cabins!


A fabulous Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 26, 2016

We love the Iris Inn! We just returned from our first visit and we can't wait to return! Everything was perfect, and the service was first rate! The breakfast was terrific! We had no idea of what to expect, and we were blown away! Many thanks to the owners and staff for making our stay so wonderful.


Best Inn Ever

4.6 on September 25, 2016

Can't recommend this place enough. Heidi and Dave are extremely sweet and helpful and the staff was excellent. The made what they do look effortless although I know it was not. We stayed in the main house. Our room was nice and clean. Breakfast in the house was delicious. The house itself was charming and I heard the cottages were even nicer. The view of the whole Shenandoah valley was unbelievable. They provided great itineraries and suggestions for activities and meals. They book up so far in advance and it is completely understandable. We'll be back for sure.


A True Getaway

5 on August 29, 2016

My husand and I had the best 3 night getaway ever at the Iris Inn! From the moment we drove up the driveway after a long 6 hour ride, we were in love with the place!! How cool to walk into an Inn and have someone greeting you who hands you the key and you have to do nothing else!! The Wildflower Room is magnificent!!! We so enjoyed sitting on the porch and taking in the view!!! Dave and Heidi and all the staff are wonderful!!! Clearly excellent customer service is the priority! The breakfast each day was "out of this world" good!! I had the best omlet ever!! (And I am not exaggerating!!!! I mean it!) Each day we ventured out and had a wonderful time either driving through the mountains or going into Charlottesville and returning to the Inn for a glass of wine and good company !!!! I do not think I have ever said that a vacation was perfect until now!!! The Iris Inn experience is beyond expectations!!!!!


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Rooms & Rates

Garden Path Cottage

Watch the sunset over the Shenandoah Valley from this westerly facing cottage. Spread out in 770-square-feet of luxury. Snack on local treats from your own kitchen. Curl up with a good book next to your fireplace or watch a movie on your flat-screen TV. Unwind in the bath's double-person Jacuzzi or separate shower. Then relax in the king bed on main floor or access the loft via a spiral staircase where an extra queen bed awaits. (Feel free to bring your canine company to stay with you in this dog-friendly cottage.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deep Woods Cottage

Sleep late in this easterly facing cottage where trees surround the outdoor deck. Spread out in 770-square-feet of luxury. Snack on local treats from your own kitchen. Curl up with a good book next to your fireplace or watch a movie on your flat-screen TV. Unwind in the bath's double-person Jacuzzi or separate shower. Then relax in the canopy king bed on main floor or access the loft via a spiral staircase where an extra queen bed awaits. (Feel free to bring your canine company to stay with you in this dog-friendly cottage.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Hawks Nest Cottage

Watch the sunset over the Shenandoah Valley from this westerly facing cottage. Snack on local treats from your own kitchen. Stretch out on the couch and watch a movie on your flat-screen TV. Unwind in the hot tub on your elevated private deck. Then drift into blissful sleep in your king-sized bed. (Please note that this is a pet-free cottage.)

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

Wildflower Room

Awake in a lavish, cherry, four-poster, king-sized bed, the scent of breakfast wafting up from the kitchen. Six windows bring in the morning light. Greet the morning right outside your room on the second-level porch, overlooking the Shenandoah Valley and the Appalachian mountains in the distance. Take a swing on the porch before you head down the stairs to find a luxurious breakfast in the Great Room. Exhausted after the day's excursions? Grab a cup of hot chocolate, coffee, or tea, then step into your 2 person show with body jets and a extra hand held shower head., Want to bring an extra person with you? The Wildflower Suite provides lots of extra floor space for a rollaway bed as well as an extra sink, so you can rest assured that your personal space will remain intact in the spaciousness of this room. The Wildflower Suite is the absolute height of relaxation.

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

Pine Room

Westerly facing windows make the second-floor Pine room a delightful way to wake up and view the splendor of the Shenandoah Valley. Not close enough to the view? Step right from your room to the expansive porch, and swing while you take in the details of the valley below.

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

Woodland Room

Traveling with a third person? Woodland is the second-floor room for you with an alcove where a single bed is found. This room is the largest of the standard king rooms offering lots of seating and room for three to gather. Woodland bath offers a newly renovated oversized shower with an extra hand held shower head.

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

Bird Room

Want to be close to evening wine tasting and early morning coffee? The first-floor Bird room offers you that option. The only main building room with a private deck, the Bird room offers morning views of the birds outside.

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

Deer Room

Second-floor privacy, sunrise views through a wall of windows with access to the second-floor porch are the special features offered by the Deer Room.

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

Duck Room

Open your glass door to the porch where chairs elevate you above to deck railing for a full view of the Shenandoah Valley. This room is handicap accessible.

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

Cabin #1

Awaken to a Shenandoah Valley morning streaming in through the windows that surround you. With nature as your wallpaper, you'll feel as though you're camping in luxury. Practice your culinary expertise in your cabin's full-sized kitchen. Need to recover after a day of sightseeing? Toss your laundry in your personal washer and dryer, and then walk over heated floors to relax in the two-person, rain-head shower. Immerse yourself in the sunset and the night sky through the cabin windows that encircle you or from the bubbling waters of your hot tub. Curl up to sleep in your built-in platform king-sized bed. If you are a lover of nature and luxury, then the Iris Inn cabins in Virginia are certainly the best pick for your extended stay or weekend getaway.

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

Cabin #2

Awaken to a Shenandoah Valley morning streaming in through the windows that surround you. With nature as your wallpaper, you'll feel as though you're camping in luxury. Practice your culinary expertise in your cabin's full-sized kitchen. Need to recover after a day of sightseeing? Toss your laundry in your personal washer and dryer, and then walk over heated floors to relax in the two-person, rain-head shower. Immerse yourself in the sunset and the night sky through the cabin windows that encircle you or from the bubbling waters of your hot tub. Curl up to sleep in your built-in platform king-sized bed. If you are a lover of nature and luxury, then the Iris Inn cabins in Virginia are certainly the best pick for your extended stay or weekend getaway.

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

Cabin #3

Awaken to a Shenandoah Valley morning streaming in through the windows that surround you. With nature as your wallpaper, you'll feel as though you're camping in luxury. Practice your culinary expertise in your cabin's full-sized kitchen. Need to recover after a day of sightseeing? Toss your laundry in your personal washer and dryer, and then walk over heated floors to relax in the two-person, rain-head shower. Immerse yourself in the sunset and the night sky through the cabin windows that encircle you or from the bubbling waters of your hot tub. Curl up to sleep in your built-in platform king-sized bed. If you are a lover of nature and luxury, then the Iris Inn cabins in Virginia are certainly the best pick for your extended stay or weekend getaway.

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

Cabin #4

Awaken to a Shenandoah Valley morning streaming in through the windows that surround you. With nature as your wallpaper, you'll feel as though you're camping in luxury. Practice your culinary expertise in your cabin's full-sized kitchen. Need to recover after a day of sightseeing? Toss your laundry in your personal washer and dryer, and then walk over heated floors to relax in the two-person, rain-head shower. Immerse yourself in the sunset and the night sky through the cabin windows that encircle you or from the bubbling waters of your hot tub. Curl up to sleep in your built-in platform king-sized bed. If you are a lover of nature and luxury, then the Iris Inn cabins in Virginia are certainly the best pick for your extended stay or weekend getaway.

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

Cabin #5

Awaken to a Shenandoah Valley morning streaming in through the windows that surround you. With nature as your wallpaper, you'll feel as though you're camping in luxury. Practice your culinary expertise in your cabin's full-sized kitchen. Need to recover after a day of sightseeing? Toss your laundry in your personal washer and dryer, and then walk over heated floors to relax in the two-person, rain-head shower. Immerse yourself in the sunset and the night sky through the cabin windows that encircle you or from the bubbling waters of your hot tub. Curl up to sleep in your built-in platform king-sized bed. If you are a lover of nature and luxury, then the Iris Inn cabins in Virginia are certainly the best pick for your extended stay or weekend getaway.

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

Cabin #6

Awaken to a Shenandoah Valley morning streaming in through the windows that surround you. With nature as your wallpaper, you'll feel as though you're camping in luxury. Practice your culinary expertise in your cabin's full-sized kitchen. Need to recover after a day of sightseeing? Toss your laundry in your personal washer and dryer, and then walk over heated floors to relax in the two-person, rain-head shower. Immerse yourself in the sunset and the night sky through the cabin windows that encircle you or from the bubbling waters of your hot tub. Curl up to sleep in your built-in platform king-sized bed. If you are a lover of nature and luxury, then the Iris Inn cabins in Virginia are certainly the best pick for your extended stay or weekend getaway.

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

Bear Den Cottage

Snuggle up in the luxurious warmth of this cozy cottage. Sleep as soundly as a hibernating bear in your king-sized bed, or relax with your favorite show on the flat-screen TV and a snack from the kitchen in hand. Rest with the warmth of heated bathroom floors, a heated Jacuzzi tub (which keeps the water warm while you're in it), a crackling fireplace, and a steam shower. (Please note this cottage is pet-free.)

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

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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

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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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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.
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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.


Recipes

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