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Guests Voted Iris Inn 2010 Best Of The Mid-Atlantic
Dave and Heidi Lanford welcome you to The Iris Inn Bed & Breakfast. Relax, refresh, and renew yourself in a modern 1991 purpose built retreat overlooking the Shenandoah Valley from a 12 acre Blue Ridge mountaintop.
Enjoy wine tasting at 28 vineyards within 30 minutes of the Iris Inn. Visit 4 President's homes. Only 3 miles to Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway! After enjoying area attractions, return to the Inn for a complimentary evening wine tasting. Partake from the "bottomless" cookie jar. Enjoy a couple's massage in your suite. Celebrate your anniversary or birthday with in room champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Soak your cares away in a double person Jacuzzi tub or an outdoor hot tub.
Carefully conceived and built to bring people and nature together---and respectful of the needs of both---the Iris Inn hearkens back to simpler times when the gathering of family and friends constitutes an event. The Great Room offers such a gathering place. The room features a 3-story stone fireplace and an expansive hand painted Shenandoah Woodlands canvas by Clara Thompson. French doors lead to the back deck where you can watch the birds feeding as the squirrels and chipmunk scamper by.
Overlooking the Great Room is a loft library where you can get to know the season's bestseller or play a favorite game. The Iris Inn is a world away, yet minutes from the cultural hub of Charlottesville. The Iris Inn Bed & Breakfast is nestled on 12 wooded acres, on the west side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, overlooking the Shenandoah Valley. All rooms have private access to outdoor decks with plenty of seating to enjoy the scenery, read a book or take a snooze.
Travel and Leisure Magazine rated Virginia as "one of five up-and-coming wine destinations in the world." Wind your way through Virginia's countryside with 28 wineries within 30 minutes of your base at the Iris Inn. One of these thirteen wineries, King Family Vineyard, was recently featured by Wine Business Monthly, as among the "Hottest Small Brands." Among the ten brands listed, not only was King Family the only Virginia mention, it was the only winery on the East Coast named!
The next morning, awake refreshed to early coffee and hot tea service. See if you can name the birds that gather round the feeders on the back porch. Are there deer or chipmunks out this morning? Play catch with our in-house border collie, Katie. Just don't say "tail", you will wake up the entire house! Between 8 and 9:30 a.m. enjoy a full service exceptional breakfast by the crackling fire of the 28 foot great room. Depart rejuvenated and renewed with memories you can share with loved ones for days to come. In room massage and WiFi available.
Weddings & Special Events
Weddings at the Iris Inn
Thank you for considering the Iris Inn for your wedding location. Our goal is to provide you a special place to begin your life together with memories that will last a lifetime. A maximum of 44 guests may gather indoors for a seated dinner. Additional tables are available to extend seating to the outdoor covered decks. For a reception with seating using the outdoor decks, the dining room, the great room, and library, a gathering of 75 will be comfortable. A variety of dinner menus are available for a per person price of $22 and up. Call us toll free at 888-585-9018, or 540-943-1991 for more information. Visit Our Website for Photos, pricing and additional information.
Meetings at the Iris Inn
Since the Iris Inn is located in a wooded setting overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, meetings here are less formal and more relaxed. A maximum of 20 guests may gather in our meeting room called the Deep Woods Suite. The Suite has a private deck, restroom, and an efficiency kitchen. We serve our in-room signature coffee, fresh baked muffins or speciality bread, and fresh juice each morning. A variety of lunch menus are available for a per person price of $10 and up. Nine guestrooms are available at a single occupancy corporate rate of $120/night. Overnight guests enjoy refreshments on arrival as well as a full breakfast each morning. Additional breakfast guest may join the gathering for $12 per person. Should your group rent the entire 9 rooms at the single occupancy corporate rate, all above meeting charges will be no charge. This option requires a nonrefundable full advance payment of 9 rooms for the first night. You may reschedule the meeting date at any time with no penalty. Thank you for considering the Iris Inn for your meeting location. Our goal is to provide you a relaxed place to meet with exceptional service.
How To Find Us
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-lined entrance to the inn is approximately 3/10 of a mile on the left.