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

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!!!!!


A tranquil getaway

5 on August 06, 2016

Our stay at the Iris Inn was one of the most relaxing things I've ever experienced. The cabins are like having your own little vacation home (with the added bonus of the delicious breakfast each morning). We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!


Stress-free, Pampering, Serene

4.8 on July 24, 2016

Wonderful 3-day stay in this lovely B&B. The Deer room was comfy, spacious & clean. Lots of common areas inside and out of the main building to enjoy all the sights and sounds this fantastic woodland setting has to offer. Attentive, gracious owners and staff who are genuinely friendly and helpful. The many delicious choices on the breakfast menu started every day with happiness. Wine & beer tasting in the evenings was a great time to meet the other guests & share experiences. An all-adult clientele allowed for a calm, enjoyable, replenishing stay. This B&B deserves every award it gets!!


Unique & enjoyable experience!

5 on June 03, 2016

Great experience. All of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The Hawk's Nest was comfortable with great amenities. The large shower and heated bathroom floor were nice touches. Breakfast was delicious and the staff accomodated our gluten free diet request with yummy alternatives. The restaurant the staff recommended was great. Beautiful setting and warm service. We'll be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for sharing your experience. The Hawks Nest cottage was recently renovated to provide a comfy cozy suite. It sounds like it met your needs. We appreciate your kind compliments on our accommodation, staff and breakfast meals. We look forward to having you back!


Mini Honeymoon!

5 on April 14, 2016

We came to the Iris Inn for our mini honeymoon! It was a dream to get there and relax on the porch swings after the whirlwind of our wedding weekend.The view was so amazing and peaceful, we opted to order food in on the second night, specifically to enjoy dinner on the porch! The breakfast was simply delicious and not too early. We also got to enjoy some wine tasting each evening in the main room. All of the staff were friendly and caring and had good advice on local restaurants and activities. We stayed in the Wildflower room, which was spacious, very comfortable and had big windows to showcase the view. I enjoyed looking at all the different artwork hung throughout the inn which enhanced the peaceful atmosphere even more! All in all, we were extremely happy with our stay and we are eyeing the cabins (or the Wilflower Room again!) for future visits!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very nice comments. Not all newlyweds are able to jump right into a major honeymoon. So when a mini-honeymoon is needed, we feel we have the perfect environment. We are pleased your expectations were met and that you were extremely happy with your stay. Congratulations to you both and please do come see us again!


Spur of the moment getaway

4.8 on April 13, 2016

Needed a quick retreat after family pet loss, husband saw on internet and so glad we took a chance to get a room. Glenn was very accommodating. He was serving wine to his guests and invited us to join Steve and Michelle who were visiting Virginia from London. The conversation was fun and informative and helped distract us from our loss for a short period. Lovely place and views and will plan to revisit again with friends during happier times. Thanks to all. Allison and Jim

Innkeeper Response
It sounds like the timing of your visit to the inn was perfect for you and great for us! We want all of our guests to feel right at home. The conversations we had were most enjoyable. I am happy to hear your visit was very positive and hope to see you again someday!


Amazing

5 on February 26, 2016

We just returned from a week long stay at the beautiful Iris Inn. We stayed in one of the cabins which was perfect and had all the amenities you could think of and more. You receive a hot breakfast every morning and they have a complimentary wine and cheese hour in the evenings too. The staff are very friendly and are always willing to answer your questions and provide recommendations on things to see and do around the area. We were sad to leave and can't wait to go back

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words and for choosing the Iris Inn for your first bed & breakfast experience. We are glad you were pleased with your cabin accommodation and interaction with staff. Our staff will be happy to know they helped make your stay special. We look forward to having you back!


Wonderful Weekend Trip

4.6 on February 16, 2016

Our stay at the Iris Inn exceeded our expectations. The room was outstanding, spacious and warm. The breakfast was great every morning and the Staff was always available to answer questions and/or assist. Finally, there was plenty to do and see in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Charlottesville. We cannot wait to return in the near future.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write. We are happy your stay with us exceeded your expectations, something we strive for with our guests. I shall share your compliments with staff and we hope you will visit our area again someday.


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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

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

Check Dates

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.

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.


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