The Iris Inn was built in 1991 on a Blue Ridge mountain which overlooks the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. The property of the Inn spans a stunning 12 acres on that mountain ridge for spectacular views and private seclusion. This quaint, yet elegant bed and breakfast is only about a half hour drive from great wineries, if guests are interested in wine tours, plus there are many more attractions located within reasonable distance including hiking and theater.

Each of the nine rooms boasts it’s very own view of the mountain terrain and most have access to the inn’s deck area as well. Included with every stay is a full breakfast and wine and cheese every evening. There are six cottages and cabins on the property as well, should guests wish to have more space to themselves. More Things to Do in Virginia

1. Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations
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Along with well-appointed, spacious guest rooms, Iris Inn also offers cottages and cabins located throughout the property as well. Each room features views of the mountainous area and is never cramped or crowded. All rooms come with air conditioning, king size bed, free Wi-Fi, desks in a sitting area, private bathrooms and fridges. For entertainment, guests will enjoy the flat screen televisions and DVD players available in each room.

Within the Main Inn, the guest rooms are spacious and feature many windows to let in as much natural light as possible. Not to worry, however, because there are black out drapes on the windows for those who wish to sleep in. Not only will guests have beautiful views of the Shenandoah Valley but also in the distance, the Appalachian Mountains. Guests can choose from different named rooms which all feature something a little different.

The Wildflower Room features a four poster king size Cherrywood bed and six large, bright windows. This room is located on the second level and allows access to the second level porch area with a swing. The private bathroom boasts a two-person shower complete with body jets for an ultimate relaxing experience. Because there is a lot of space to stretch out, bringing along an extra person and requesting a roll away bed in this room is entirely possible.

2. More Guest Accommodations

More Guest Accommodations
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The Pine Room is a second level room with West facing windows to enjoy mornings over the valley. This room has access to the second level porch and swing. It features a soft, inviting king size bed and private bath.

The Woodland Room is a spacious, comfortable room on the second floor, which not only features a king size bed but also a single bed within a small alcove in the room. This is the largest of the standard rooms and allows for lots of space for three guests to sit together in the providing seating area as well. The private bath has been newly renovated to include an oversized shower with a handheld shower head.

The Bird Room is a first floor room, closest to the wine and cheese in the evenings. It is the only room at Iris Inn with its own private deck. Guests will love bird watching from this deck each morning. There is a Cherrywood king size bed and desk which is located in front of the large, bright windows.

The Duck Room is an accessible room which boasts glass doors to the deck with chairs that offer valley views above railing height.

3. More Guest Accommodations

More Guest Accommodations
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The Iris Cabins offer guests much more privacy and space. They feature heated floors, private laundry facilities and a built-in platform king bed. The bathroom boasts a two-person shower with rain showerhead and out on the private deck, guests can relax in their own hot tub beneath the stars. Creating meals is easy since the cabins come with a full size refrigerator, stove top burners and a microwave. All cookware is provided, so there is no need to pack anything of that nature. The cabin is completely encircled in windows, allowing the absolute most light possible and views from all around.

The Iris Cottages provide ample space with a king size bed, plus an additional queen size bed which is perfect if guests are traveling with extra persons. The private deck is great for star gazing or catching a morning sunrise or just relaxing in the natural setting. Each cottage boasts approximately 770 square feet of floor space.

The Garden Path Cottage features a kitchen and its own fireplace, great for cozy evenings. The bathroom boasts a double whirlpool for soaking and relaxation with a separate shower. For sleeping accommodations, the king size bed is on the main level and in the loft, a queen bed which is accessed via a spiral staircase. This cottage is pet-friendly.

4. More Guest Accommodations

More Guest Accommodations
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The Deep Woods Cottage has a kitchen, fireplace and an easterly facing deck which is surrounded by tall trees. The private bath has a double size whirlpool soaker tub and separate shower. On the main level is a canopy king size bed and up the winding spiral staircase guests will find the extra queen size bed. This cottage can accommodate pets as well.

The Hawks Nest Cottage faces the west and comes with its very own private hot tub on the deck overlooking the valley. Guests can unwind in the two-person shower in the bathroom as well. This cottage has a king size bed and a couch for stretching out in front of the television. The kitchen in this cottage is newly renovated. This is a pet-free cottage.

The Bears Den Cottage is a cozy, quaint cottage with a king size bed and small kitchen and is for couples only. The bathroom boasts heated flooring and a heated whirlpool tub which works to keep bath water warm while in use. Guests can snuggle up in front of the fireplace or enjoy a steam shower. This cottage is pet-free.

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5. Dining

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Breakfast is included with each stay for all guests. It is served daily from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Great Room, which boasts high, cathedral style ceilings with tonnes of windows overlooking the Valley plus a majestic stone fireplace. It resembles a lodge dining room with its greatness. Guests will be seated at their own private table. Menu items change with the seasons and always include hot breakfast items, which are locally sourced as much as possible. Guests will find egg dishes such as omelets or scrambled eggs plus other delicious items such as the pumpkin pancakes in the fall or fresh strawberries in spring. Iris Inn breakfast will start off each day with a full belly. There is also a 24 hour coffee, tea and hot chocolate bar for guests to help themselves if looking to enjoy a hot cup by the fireplace in the comfortable chairs of the Great Room.

If dining with eight or more guests, the Inn offers picnic lunch options to add to guests’ reservation. Lunch options range from soup to Panini sandwiches to burgers. All served with chips and bottled water. Each lunch comes with fruit and dessert as well. The picnic backpack comes fully equipped with serving items. Guests simply fill in the order form and their sandwiches, wraps or burgers are made with the exact toppings they wish.

Dinner can also be served for parties of eight or more guests staying at Iris Inn. There are two dinner menus to choose from which are both mouth-watering and will surely satisfy even the most picky palate. Entrees are all served with vegetables and dinner rolls. Each dinner option features a dessert. It is recommended to arrange dinner with at least 48 hours notice.

6. Weddings

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With gorgeous sunset views over the Shenandoah Valley, the romantic setting is perfect for any wedding. Couples can choose either indoor or outdoor wedding spaces to celebrate their ceremony. For dinner, the inn can seat up to 44 guests indoors and if couples wish to include the covered porch as a seating area, then up to 65 guests can be accommodated. There are a number of dinner options to choose from wedding receptions, which the staff are happy to discuss and plan out with each couple.

Iris Inn is more than happy to assist in hosting business meetings with the transformation of the Deep Woods Cottage into a meeting space for up to 18 attendees. There is a convenient efficiency kitchen, a large bathroom facility, free Wi-Fi connection and full breakfast served for guests. The staff would be happy to help determine the needs of each company wishing to hold their meeting or conference at the inn.

7. Plan this Vacation

Plan this Vacation
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In order to support local growers and vendors, the inn attempts to buy ingredients for meals, and other products from local sources. This keeps business in the area flourishing and the inn gives back to its community.

Iris Inn has several package options which guests can book to enjoy various activities or attractions. There are even guided tours arranged of shopping districts, historic sites and wine tasting rooms. This gives guests a chance to explore the local area without having to plan it out themselves. There are many hiking trails surrounding the inn for guests to explore the region and enjoy the Blue Mountains. Within an easy driving distance is the birthplace of four presidents—Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe and Woodrow Wilson, as well as various historic military sites. Guests will also never go hungry because there are plenty of eateries within Waynesboro, Charlottesville and Staunton.

While there isn’t a spa at Iris Inn, there are packages which can be booked where guests can enjoy in-room massage treatments. This also includes couples massages, perfect for that romantic weekend getaway or anniversary celebration. Massages need to be pre-arranged before arrival.

Within a 9 minute drive, guests can access public play at the semi-private Waynesboro Country Club. They feature an 18 hole course which accommodates all skill levels. It is a par 72 for the gentlemen and 73 for ladies. The scenic views of Blue Mountain Ridge create a peaceful, gorgeous experience. There are several water hazards and out-of-play areas which gives players a challenge to be as accurate as possible. Guests should contact the club for tee times.

If guests are looking for a casual golf experience with other activities such as mini-golf or night golf, they could head to Waynesboro Golf and Games. There is a par 3 course, mini golf, night golf, and arcade games indoors with food options on-site. This golf center is about 10 minutes drive from Iris Inn.

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191 Chinquapin Dr., Waynesboro, VA 22980, Phone: 540-943-1991