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

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)


Awesome romantic getaway

5 on October 28, 2017

This was our second time at the Iris Inn. We got engaged there two years ago, and we went back for a mini moon this week after getting married on Sunday. It was just what we needed. We booked Cabin 1, the cabin we got two years ago, and it was perfect. The fireplace was perfect for the cool fall weather, and the hot tub was awesome after a hike. It was also exciting to see the fall colors out, since they hadn't peaked at home yet. As always, everyone there was super friendly. Dave greeted us with a hug, remembering us from two years ago, and Deanna gave us a Christmas ornament as a keepsake for our milestone. The breakfast is delicious, the people are amazing, the cabins are wonderful...I recommend this place to every couple who needs a getaway. My coworker booked for next Fall just hearing about our mini moon plans. LOVE the Iris Inn!!!!

Innkeeper Response
We love stories like these and seeing familiar faces! Thank you for letting the Iris Inn be a part of such special memories and thank you for spreading the word about our little mountain getaway. So happy everything lived up to the standards of the first time you visited the Iris Inn. We'll look forward to seeing you next time! With love,

- Macy (innkeeper)


Wedding Night Bliss

5 on October 27, 2017

My wife and I recently stayed at the Iris Inn for our wedding night. Upon arrival, Deana, the assistant innkeeper, offered a discounted upgrade rate for one of the private cottages (someone had canceled). We jumped at the chance and were thrilled with the experience. The service and attention of the staff was touching and courteous. The accommodations were private, plush, and relaxing. Breakfast at the Inn was fantastic and the service was wonderful. We definitely hope to return for a longer stay in the future.


Fantastic place to stay!

5 on October 25, 2017

The main photo shown for the inn is a private cabin. We stayed in the main lodge, in the Woodland Room, tucked into a 2nd floor corner with a window looking over the forest to the back. The Wildflower Room was next door and although it didn't have a private balcony, it had an amazing view over the valley & mountains. The staff were fantastic, the room was spotless and so comfortable. Each morning for breakfast, we could order what we desired from the menu and it was cooked to order. Happy hour every evening with wine & cheese was a fun way to meet our hostesses! For two of our four nights, we ordered delivery from a local Waynesboro restaurant as we didn't want to drive 20 minutes to Staunton after happy hour. Sitting on the inn's 2nd floor balcony and watching the sun go down over the valley with wine & Italian food was sheer delight! My only disappointment was that the inn was only a few blocks from I-64, so we could hear road noise when outside (inside was quiet). Minor detail, and the pluses far outranked the noise.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It's great to hear you enjoyed the property and your overall Iris Inn experience. We'd love to have you again! All the best.

- Macy (innkeeper)


A Great Get-away! Don't miss this place!

5 on October 05, 2017

My wife and I went to Iris Inn just to escape the city for a bit....it was wonderful. The staff is soooo wonderful that it defies words. Check-in/out was a breeze, the meals were delightful/delicious, and all of our questions were answered. They gave great suggestions for things to do and made sure that we had maps and all of the info that we needed to really enjoy ourselves. There were plenty of things to do, but we could also have a great time doing nothing at all! DEFINITELY do the in-room couples massage...one of the BEST we have ever had!! Thanks for a GREAT vacation!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words! Your review is greatly appreciated & has not gone unnoticed. Looking forward to your return. Give us the word and we'll be sure to get you on the books for another couples massage! All the best, the Iris Inn

- Innkeeper (innkeeper)


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!


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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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