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5 Fun End of Summer Activities Near the Iris Inn

Back-to-School season has hit, which means that soon enough, the days will grow shorter, the summer heat will lessen, and the leaves will start changes, shifting from the carefree dog days of summer to the cozy chill of autumn. But … Continue reading

Wine 301 Menu

Wine 301: February 24 – 26, 2017 (including an offsite winery tour at Pollak Vineyards!) Mushroom cigars with pomegranate glaze Seared scallops with ratatouille Butternut squash and bacon salad with maple-rosemary vinaigrette Homemade pappardelle pasta with lamb ragout Caramelized onion, … Continue reading

3 Fun Upcoming Events at James Monroe’s Highland

We’re lucky to be located near the homes and birthplaces of four former U.S. presidents, including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum in Staunton, James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange, and James Monroe’s Highland in Charlottesville. … Continue reading

Fridays After Five Concert Series

Charlottesville, Virginia’s nTelos Wireless Pavilion is well-known for hosting concerts, shows, tours of all musical genres. They have just released a list of the first half of the performers for their ever-popular Fridays After Five Concert Series, and whether you’re a die-hard fan of bluegrass, a lover of rock, or an admirer of world rhythms, you will most certainly find a band to suit your tastes. Continue reading

Joel Salatin: Making a Difference with Local Food in Virginia

Joel Salatin is a local individual well-known for promoting sustainable agriculture and for pioneering grass-farming. Furthermore, the Salatin family owns and runs Polyface Farms, which consists of 550 acres in Swoope, Virginia and has become a popular source of local, … Continue reading