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Historical Traveler Reviews Iris Inn Waynesboro
Iris Inn the perfect getaway!!
Our stay at the Iris Inn was fabulous. Heidi and Dave really know how to "take care" of a couple. They made reservations at the South River Grill, their recommendation just perfect. Arranged theater tickets and a couple's massage in the room. The breakfasts, hospitatlity, and amenities were top notch. The decore was fabulous, finding a new painted creature you hadn't noticed before. We visited the inn for our anniversary, and would highly recommend it to any fellow traveler!!
Absolutely Wonderful - Stay Here!
My now-husband and I stayed at the Iris Inn during our mini-honeymoon in November 2007. This place is simply the BEST. Dave and Heidi are wonderful hosts, and the property is gorgeous. There are little touches everywhere - we were always noticing another little detail painted on the walls. Breakfasts here are delicious - each day started with a fresh fruit cup and then we had eggs, waffles, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, you name it! Dave was always there to answer any questions we had, from where to go for a run to where to taste wines to where to eat dinner. They even made a restaurant reservation for us and called that evening to personally confirm with the maitre d that he'd take care of us - and when we got there they'd sent us champagne! When my husband mentioned that he likes chocolate chip cookies, a fresh batch was waiting for us in the morning. Some B&B owners still seem to be figuring out how much to talk to the guests vs how much to leave them alone, etc ... Dave and Heidi really strike the perfect balance. They even seated us with another young couple we'd enjoyed talking to the day before at breakfast and reminded us where to sit so we wouldn't miss out on talking to them again. There aren't enough good things to say about the Iris. You will NOT be disappointed!!!
An Wonderful B&B
Stayed here for two nights in early October in between longer stays at the Greenbrier, Keswick Hall and Inn at Little Washington. It surpassed our expectations in every way. We stayed in the spacious, private Garden Path Suite and enjoyed the breakfasts, wine tastings and generous hospitality provided by Dave and Heidi Lanford. Definitely the place to stay when sampling the area's many wineries.
Just About the Best
New owners Dave and Heidi Lanford had no previous B & B or small inn experience, but they seemed like old pros to us. The Iris Inn was spotless, our room (the Wildflower) was large and comfortable. The bed was excellent. The common area had a nice ambiance, and we enjoyed chatting with Heidi over glasses of wine. She made reservations for us at the Staunton Grocery restaurant, and it, too, was excellent. Iris Inn breakfasts were also excellent, thanks to the hosts and their reliable assistant Cindy (Heidi calls Cindy her "angel").
The Iris Inn enjoys a great location, only thirty minutes or so from Montecello and perhaps fifteen minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
On our long, thirty-day road trip, we stayed in twelve B & B's and small inns. The Iris Inn ranked as number one or two.
We don't think you could make a better choice in the Waynesboro area.
Dave and Carole Mills
My husband and I and my in-laws enjoyed a night at the Iris Inn this past Sunday night as a belated Christmas present. The rooms were a nice size with lovely furnishings.
We appreciate that they went out of their way to make a gluten-free breakfast for my in-laws. We enjoyed the pumpkin pancakes very much.
The Inn is on 11 acres yet very convenient to I-64.
The owners were very hospitable and friendly. The South River Grill they suggested for dinner was a very good choice.
I wish the owners success in their endeavor.
Loved the Room
Great secluded inn but close to many area attractions. Innkeepers and food were great. Best of all room was spacious and had a great private hottub. Great for a romantic weekend. Have been twice and definitely plan on going back.
We have just returned from a tour of the Virginia area and this included three nights at the Iris Inn. We were well looked after by the hosts Bob and Barbara who helped us to find local restaurants and perfect our daytime schedule.
The hotel is in secluded grounds but not too far from the highway and town. The rooms were scrupulousy clean and tidy and have all the extras you require.
Although the hosts are leaving and have sold the inn the character of the rooms should remain and the inn is an ideal base for the Skyline and Blue Ridge Parkway.
We were given a stay at this B&B as a gift. We have stayed at several other B&B's in the Shenendoah valley, and we were very pleased with our visit here. The rooms were very comfortable, and Bob and Barb, the owners, were very gracious. The property is a little larger than your typical B&B, which in some ways was nice providing a little more privacey than some. They took the time to show us the property, and many of the enhancements that had been made.
Coffee was on early and avaialble by the fire before the breakfast serviing. The food was wonderful, plenty to go around and very tasty. We enjoyed pumpkin pancakes with real maple syrup, a wonderful egg casserole, and more! Bob and Barb even shared their recipes with us!
There are plenty of nice features to take advantage of in the area. Sherando Lake was originally built by the CCC, and is a short drive within the George Washington National Forest. We also went ballooning near Charlottsville on the recommendation of the Iris Inn and had a tremendous time. We were the only balloon of four to land in the desginated spot. Plenty of other resturants and wineries in the area as well.
Bob and Barb were great at pointing us in the right direction and had a good sense of what we were interested in. Had a great time!
Nice little inn
Lovely room, friendly owners and a fabulous breakfast.
A Wonderful Mountain B&B
After a day of hiking in Shenandoah National Park or touring in the Valley, the Iris Inn is a wonderfully quiet place to unwind. The inn is meticulously maintained and the breakfasts are delicious. The owners, Bob & Barb, are eager to help you enjoy your stay in the area. Perfect for a weekend or a week. One of the top B&B's in which we have stayed.
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