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Whether you are a history buff, a wine connoisseur, a nature enthusiast, or a patron of the arts, there are certainly plenty of activities and attractions with which to bide your time during your Iris Inn getaway. Click on each attraction below to be taken to more in depth information and suggestions.

Restaurants- The Shenandoah Valley is called the breadbasket of Virginia, and our nearby eateries will prove why. Many of these restaurants are farm-to-table, so you can be sure that it will be good, fresh quality. Click here for some of our favorites.

Wineries and Vineyards- There are 28 vineyards within 30  miles of the Iris Inn, so the big question is what type of wine you like. Click here so we can match your tastes to the best wines in the Central Virginia area.

Breweries- Tasting wine is fun, but around 2:00, you’re probably looking for some place to get a bite to eat. Breweries are the perfect solution, since each one has on-site dining options. Click here for more information.

Hard Cideries- The newest addition to our fermented offerings is hard cider. This is the perfect time of year to try them out since apples are “in season,” though really, it’s great all year. Click here for more hard cidery information.

Historical AttractionsChoose from four presidents’ homes, several museums, and even the world’s only replica of Shakespeare’s original theater. Click here to learn more about the historic hangouts near the Iris Inn.

Outdoor Activities- The vast amount of nearby outdoor activities include scenic drives, mountain hikes, waterfalls, caverns, sports car rentals, hot air balloon rides, horseback riding at Star B Stables, rafting, or disc golfing with Wilderness Adventure. Click here for activity suggestions.

Theatrical Entertainment- Whether you’re interested in musicals and plays, music performances, or movie theaters, there’s a venue for you. Click here for our suggestions.