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
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Incredible destination, and one we were so pleased to have chosen as our "home base" for our daughter's wedding!

4.8 on May 21, 2018

I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have found this location to serve as our "home base" for my daughter's wedding on May 20th, 2018! I secured the Deep woods and Garden Path cottages for both the bride's and groom's family. We checked in on the wedding reception evening, and left the morning (today) after the wedding. What beautiful and well appointed cottages!!!!! We had the wedding parties of the bride and groom arrive to respective cottages for the pre-wedding festivities and pictures prior to going to King Family Vineyard for the wedding. We could have not been happier with the facility! The photographers loves the venue, and I can't wait to see the pictures of family and bridal party friends that they captured! Heidi was amazing, and her staff did everything possible to make our special day a wonderful event! We are all looking forward to returning for a stay when we can simply enjoy the facility without pre-wedding stresses and concerns! My daughter and new son-in-law returned to a cabin for their wedding night, and can not envision a better location to enjoy their first night as a married couple. Highly, highly recommend! Breakfasts were lovely, service was impeccable ..... great food and warm interaction! Thank you, Heidi, for all you did to make this weekend a very special and memorable event for all! It is greatly appreciated!

Innkeeper Response
So great meeting you and your beautiful family. Glad to hear the cottages worked out well for the group. With their size, they're perfect for pictures, festivities and as a place for friends and family to convene. It was our pleasure to accommodate you. Thank you for letting the Iris Inn be a part of such a special weekend. Looking forward to your return.

- Heidi (innkeeper)


Rejuvenating Getaway!!

5 on May 13, 2018

My husband surprised me with a weekend getaway to the Iris Inn B&B and it was amazing!! We stayed in cabin 5 which had a fantastic view and so comfortable. I loved the privacy with a hot tub on the screened in porch. The owners (Dave and Heidi) were so welcoming and helpful with anything we needed. Also, the breakfast was superb! Will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing the Iris Inn. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll come back and see us! Take care, Macy Communications Manager

- Macy (innkeeper)


Spring Get Away

5 on April 14, 2018

The inn has gorgeous views and accommodations. Excellent breakfast and wine and cheese hour. The staff and owner provided exceptional customer service. Extraordinary property.

Innkeeper Response
We like to think when you love what you do, it shows. I think I can speak for the staff when I say, we get enjoyment out of the customer service we provide and out of making our guests happy. We never know what a guest is going through when they walk through the Iris Inn doors. Whether they've come to the Iris Inn to celebrate, to take a break from the stressors at work, to work on a relationship, ect., it is our job at the Iris Inn to make everyone's stay special and effortless. It is our job to ensure that our guests are happy and are having the best time possible while at the Inn. Thank you for your refreshing review and we hope you'll come back and see us. Sincerely, Macy

- Macy (innkeeper)


Anniversary weekend

5 on April 01, 2018

This is a special place for my husband and me. We have traveled all over the world and have stayed in many spectacular places and the Iris Inn remains a beloved and private place for us to land on our anniversary.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the huge compliment and for your loyalty to the Iris Inn. We will continue to work toward providing the best customer service possible. Hope to see you on your next anniversary. With love, Macy

- Macy (innkeeper)


Fabulous Weekend Getaway

5 on March 25, 2018

My husband and I stayed here this weekend for an anniversary trip. It was spectacular! The service was excellent, the breakfast was delicious, and we couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. We were in the Pine Room, which had a breathtaking view from the 2nd floor deck. We were able to pre-order chocolate covered strawberries, which were waiting in our room when we arrived, for an anniversary treat. The staff was so helpful with suggestions for dinner and things to see. We also ordered a picnic lunch one of the days, and it was packed and ready to go for us right after breakfast. The biggest vote of approval was when we had been there all of ten minutes and my husband said, "We will definitely have to come back here again." Thank you for a very memorable, very relaxing weekend getaway.

Innkeeper Response
Now that is what we love to hear!! We're honored you chose to spend your Anniversary with us at the Iris Inn. It's always nice to hear the best part of a guest's stay, so thank you for the wonderful feedback. We hope to make it just as perfect on your return visit to the Iris Inn. See you soon! -Iris Inn Team

- Macy (innkeeper)


Best Weekend Getaway Ever

5 on March 09, 2018

We stayed here for a weekend and it was everything you could ask for. The cabins are great. The coziness and privacy is unmatched. The breakfast was also excellent and the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. I highly recommend and we will be returning (hopefully very soon). C.W. Davis

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, C.W.! It was a pleasure meeting you and it's wonderful to hear the staff was of help during your stay. We hope you'll come back and see us. All the best, Macy

- Macy (innkeeper)


So Luxurious

5 on December 30, 2017

My new husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the iris inn. We stayed in cabin 3 for a little honeymoon the day after our small wedding. The cabin is amazing and so luxurious. I love that we had our own personal hot tub on the deck and we took advantage of that many times! Is was so nice to relax in our king size bed while looking out into the beautiful scenery surrounding us. The breakfast was phenomenal and the staff were so nice. I also loved the privacy that we had and no one bothered us unless we needed anything. This place was so amazing and we will definitely be returning!

Innkeeper Response
Sounds like you did your honeymoon right! Good for you for taking advantage of that cabin hot tub. Thank you for your review and thank you for choosing the Iris Inn to spend such a special and memorable. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers to you both,

- Macy (innkeeper)


Worth every penny !

5 on December 30, 2017

The Iris Inn exceeded all expectations . My boyfriend and I visited the Iris Inn to celebrate our anniversary together and it was everything we could have asked for. The staff was warm and welcoming , and able to provide us with many suggestions on area attractions. Everything we did, whether it was going out to a nice dinner or driving the blue ridge parkway, was within a short drive from the Inn. Very convenient. We stayed in Cabin 3. The cabin was clean, cozy and had an awesome view of the mountains. The amenities, including the hot tub, fireplace and heated bathroom floors, made us wish we never had to leave . The Inn itself was beautiful as well. The views from the top were to die for and the breakfast was phenomenal . We especially appreciated the wine hour at the Inn , as it was another relaxing touch to our stay. My boyfriend and I did splurge on the in-room massages. Though the massage itself was decent , it is not something I would do again, as the overall experience was the only disappointing part of our stay. Overall , we were extremely pleased with the Inn and highly recommend it. We definitely will be returning !

Innkeeper Response
So happy to hear your Iris Inn experience exceeded your expectations! And thank you for sharing. This lets us know we are hitting the mark in terms of our customer service. It's great to hear you were able to enjoy and take advantage of our complementary evening wine reception. Whether it's a packed night spent mingling with other guests or a quiet evening sipping a glass of wine by our fireplace, the evening reception is sure to be fun and relaxing. I deeply apologize your massage disappointed. We have used the same massage company for many years. We trust all of the therapists wholeheartedly and trust they will provide an exceptional and professional experience for all Iris Inn guests. Thank you for your feedback. It is through guest feedback that we know how to improve. We're looking forward to your return & we plan on exceeding those expectations once again during your next visit. :) All the best,

- Macy (innkeeper)


Iris Inn Nov stay

4.6 on November 13, 2017

We stayed at the Iris Inn in early November in the Deep Woods cottage. The room was wonderful, staff very friendly, breakfast was great. It is the most we have ever spent on a room but would do again. Only drawback was when sitting on deck can hear ( but not see) the traffic on I-64. The good part about that was the Inn is very easy to access and very close to the entrance to Skyline Dr. I really enjoyed our stay.


Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful

5 on November 10, 2017

We stayed in the deer room. It was great. In the woods, with a beautiful view, and the trees were changing color. Room was nicely appointed, clean and had everything necessary for enjoying ones stay. Staff was exceptionally pleasant, courteous and friendly. The breakfast was perfect. We will be back. Bill


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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 2dual shower head & wand, 4 body jet shower made for two. 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: 4
  • 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 dual shower head & hand wand, 4 body jets shower made for two. 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: 4
  • 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 shower 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 with an extra single bed. 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 wand.

  • 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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