Alicia Dietz Studios
Craft, labor, dedication, and learning were the cornerstones of Alicia's personal ethos in the military. These same characteristics are exemplified in her pursuit of craft. Some people find it an odd jump to go from helicopter pilot to studio furniture maker, but for Alicia, the move made perfect sense. She was able to translate many of her skills in the military to her work as a designer. You can see some of Alicia's work in the Woodland Room and Wildflower Room. She designed the intricate live headboard pictured above.
American Made Signs LLC
American Made Signs is our local sign company that does architectural and custom engineered signs as well as normal signage needs. Established in 2010, they cover the entire state of Virginia and are licensed contractors. They also do graphic design, printing, fabrication, manufacturing, installation, repairs and removals. The Iris Inn worked with the American Made Sign Company to add several new small signs, a large sign and new graphics to the doors at the resort. They are eVA Registered, SwaM Certified, SB & Micro SB Certified and V3 Certified.
AR’s Hot Southern Honey
AR’s Hot Southern Honey began in Richmond, Virginia in 2015 when founder Ames Russell dreamed up a method for combining two of his favorite flavors—sweet and spicy—into one scintillating Southern honey. People looking for fun and healthy ways to flavor their food will enjoy this award winning local southern honey. This Shenandoah Valley honey is offered in various packages for sale in the Iris Inn gift shop.
Comphy bedding took a lot of time and hard work to develop. Founder Mia Richardson, a spa director at the time, decided to make it her life’s mission to develop the most innovative luxury linens imaginable for the hospitality industry. She spent years doing research and development to get the quality just right, and in no time Comphy became one of the leading hospitality linens in the world. We are committed to always setting the bar higher for excellence. While others imitate, we innovate. Iris Inn uses Comphy linens, pillows, robes and other amenities across the resort. Guests can create this experience for themselves at home by purchasing through the Iris Inn gift shop.
Welcome to Country Confections, ‘The Sweetest Place in the Valley!’ Jeff Cox, head decorator and owner, opened in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the fall of 1990 and are now centrally located in Fishersville. Jeff specializes in custom decorated cakes for weddings, birthdays or any other special occasion. The Iris Inn and Jeff partner to offer guests the most incredible and delicious treats!
Crucible Coffee Roasters
Crucible Coffee Roasters, a veteran owned business, was born from a love of coffee, a dedication to our craft, and a deep respect for the hospitality that brings communities together in their local coffee shops. We honor tradition—in both our product and our Southern roots—and we invite you to join us in our relentless pursuit of exceptional coffee and genuine human connection. The Iris Inn searched for the perfect gourmet coffee before partnering with the team from Crucible Coffee Roasters in Staunton. You will find their signature blends of Mountain Music and Iron Horse blends in the lobby and available for in room delivery.
Imagine what’s possible after a perfect night’s sleep. The Iris Inn is proud to offer this superior mattress to our amazing guests. DreamCloud’s hybrid mattress offers luxury-level comfort with multiple layers of the softest and most supportive premium materials. Gel-infused memory foam provides a soft comforting feel and contours to your body for ultimate pressure point relief while the innovative pocketed innerspring coil system offers the support you need.
Stevie McFadden passionately believes that the physical environment and user experience are deeply connected, and she uses her talent to create transformative places. Stevie and her team knew instantly that the Iris Inn would be even more unique with her creative touch! Reimagining the already magical property during a pandemic was new for Stevie and team but tackled with their usual flair! “On my first visit to the Inn, I was immediately inspired by the views and the gorgeous setting. The numerous and large existing windows meant that the traditional barriers dividing the interior from the exterior were practically non-existent, so we took our design cues from the beauty of the inn's surroundings. We combed organic materials, design elements inspired by nature and modern items with clean lines that enhanced rather than competed with the landscape. We appointed each room in the main inn with unique elements to create a new guest experience with each stay. The driving design intention for the common areas and all of the guest rooms was to create an experience that feels casually elegant, unique and supremely comfortable.”
When Tim Gearhart started Gearharts Fine Chocolates in 2001, artisan chocolate was a rarity in the United States. He brought a global vision of fine chocolate making, gleaned from years of experience in professional kitchens, to his Charlottesville shop. His culinary career took him to places as far-flung as a dude ranch in Wyoming and a castle in southern England, with stops in fine-dining restaurants along the way. Tim and his team create distinctive artisan chocolates enjoyed by customers near and far. Iris Inn features only the finest local chocolates with Gearharts confections sold in
the Iris Inn Gift Shop and in the Chocolate Lovers Package.
With over 20 years of experience, JL Moreno Landscaping is a preferred landscape company for the areas in and around Waynesboro and is skilled in every aspect of landscaping, from design to maintenance, and everything in between! Family owned, JL Moreno Landscaping was created to fill a void in the industry that so many companies seem to overlook; a personal, hands-on approach to landscaping. As a partner to Iris Inn, Mr. Moreno has created a “picture perfect” background for the gorgeous mountain view Iris Inn resort.
LATHER, a natural self-care brand acclaimed all over the world, is on a mission to eliminate synthetic fragrance. Emilie Hoyt, Founder and CEO, had a hunch that her lifelong, debilitating migraines were triggered by synthetic fragrance – man-made scents generally created in labs, often using toxic chemicals, such as phthalates, petroleum and natural gas byproducts. Emilie began exploring the world, gathering unique ingredients to make natural products for the hair, face, body and mind – all with zero synthetic fragrance. In 1999, she launched LATHER. Since then, LATHER has pledged to never use synthetic fragrance in any of our products. Using advance plant-based resources and technology, we deliver daily, joyful experiences that help people feel real. Iris Inn accommodations all include LATHER shampoo, conditioner, soaps and bodywash chosen specifically to help you relax and unwind. Take the experience with you by purchasing LATHER products from the Iris Inn gift shop.
Pleasant View Soaps
In the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there's a plot of land on a grassy hill tucked away at the end of a country road. Here you might find Hannah Girotti, owner taking a walk, tending the vegetable gardens, plucking herbs for infusing into soap, creating photographs of the surrounding beauty, or back inside the homestead kitchen whipping up a batch of something new. Hannah is a life-long Virginia native, and she creates these handmade cold-process soaps with care in small batches with simple, natural ingredients that provide conditioning and pampering for your skin. The variety of traditional oils and butters contribute to an emollient, well-lathering, and long-lasting product. Each hand-crafted bar of soap is unique. The Iris Inn continues its tradition of pampering guests with locally made products and Hannah’s soaps are a perfect fit. They are sold in the Iris Inn gift shop and included in several packages.
Ridgeview Photography, LLC
Zion Jackson-Photographer and Owner
For many years, photography has been Zion’s passion and her goal to capture raw and authentic moments for lifelong memories. You can also see Zions work captured in real estate and landscape photography as she finds it to be challenging and fun. Zion captured the Iris Inn in the best light possible to showcase the beautiful new renovations and upgrades. Her work can be seen on Iris Inn’s new website.
Shenandoah Valley Art Center
Shenandoah Valley Art Center was founded in 1986 by a group of local artists. SVAC is a community art center with equal emphasis on community and ART. There are galleries, artists’ studios, and a gift shop open for visitors. The Iris Inn features numerous works from local artists and will continue to add additional works for other spaces within the resort.
Skyclad Aerial is Central Virginia's premier drone service provider. Offering a variety of commercial services including photography and video production for business marketing, real estate listings and special events. The Iris Inn has included drone footage of the entire property from the view above. Drone photography will be updated on the Iris Inn website for Fall,Winter, Spring and Summer!
Here at Iris Inn, we use SuitePad as our in-room guest communication tool. With SuitePad, we can provide our guests with a contactless and safe way to receive the information they need to customize their stay and enhance their experience. We are able to optimize communication between you and hotel staff by welcoming you with a personalized message, enabling online breakfast ordering, room service, and housekeeping as well as offering you the opportunity to leave valuable feedback. In addition to important hotel information, SuitePads include local information for restaurants, activities, local events, and more.
The Cheese Shop
The Cheese Shop started on the back porch of the Hershberger family in the early 1960’s. In 2006, the Cheese Shop was sold to the Eavers Family. The present store was built in the early 1990’s and allowed The Cheese Shop to offer sliced cheeses and deli meats. Customers walk from their homes nearby or visit from as far away as California and Europe. Customers enjoy the unique snack selection, gluten free products, jams and jellies, old-fashioned candies, and hard-to-find baking ingredients that can be found at The Cheese Shop. The Iris Inn proudly welcomes guest with a gourmet snack, including a cheeseball made by the Cheese Shop as well as serves their bologna, sausage and other cheeses in the Iris Inn Charcuterie Snack Pack.
The Virginia Shop
The Virginia Shop has been selling Virginia’s Finest Gift Baskets, Food, Traditional Gifts, and Virginia Wine since 1990. Locally owned and specializes in bringing you all the wonderful things Virginia and the town of Charlottesville has to offer. Much time, effort, research, and old-fashioned legwork has gone into finding and selecting Virginia products. Always looking for unique goods that are from Virginia or reminds you of the Virginia lifestyle. The Virginia Shop is a group of your friends and neighbors, working hard to offer personal, gracious service and quality products. You will find items from The Virginia Shop in the Iris Inn gift shop and many of the packages the Iris Inn sells.
Two Owls Pottery
Being a Virginia native, Roslyn Nueschs' inspiration comes from nature, her mother and Native American heritage. Her creative side came out late in life and is ever growing but the pottery is always functional and for everyday use. Creating a form from a ball of clay, on a wheel, has always intrigued Roslyn since she was a little girl when her mother took her to a pottery studio in North Carolina. "I love that a simple ball of clay can be transformed into a creation that is visually, aesthetically and tactically pleasing. My utilization of glaze, texture, carving, and altering a pot in many ways, shows how the clay was once very pliable before reaching its final destination as stoneware." Roslyn’s coffee mugs and other locally inspired works are for sale in the Iris Inn gift shop and included in the Chocolate Lovers Package.
U-fab is Virginia's premier fabric and custom fabrication headquarters. This award-winning company services range from reupholstery to new handcrafted eight-way hand-tied sofas and chairs, window treatments, bedding, custom headboards, and more. The Iris Inn proudly displays their window treatments across the property and also some of our custom beds.
With an education in the fine arts and even deeper interest in sculpture, Umanoff Design provides an opportunity for stylistic self-discovery. Through a collaborative process, Wendy works closely with residential and hospitality clients to create lighting, with texture and depth, that helps to establish balance and beauty in their personal and professional spaces. Her work can be seen hanging in restaurants, hotels and homes across the country and Canada. “My passion is to create lighting fixtures that people will fall in love with every day. There is something so gratifying about having an idea, finding the resources to create it and then seeing it in its finished form". The crown jewel in the remodeled Iris Inn lobby is one of Wendy’s stunning pieces.
At Waynesboro Florist, the professional and courteous staff is committed to creating beautiful flower arrangements and floral gifts to fit any occasion. As a trusted local florist, they offer flower delivery throughout Waynesboro, VA and surrounding areas, as well as nationwide delivery through our network of reliable florists. Waynesboro Florist, Inc also offers convenient, same-day floral delivery for all your last-minute gift needs! The Iris Inn has partnered with Waynesboro florist for years and is always delighted to offer their beautiful arrangements to guests.
Established in 1946 by Stan and Virginia Quillen, Waynesboro Landscape Service and Garden Center continues to provide the best spectrum of products and services available to our community. Today, Stan Quillen Jr. is head of the Garden Center division, which includes a nursery and gift shop. Lee Quillen is head of the Landscape Service division, which offers custom landscape design and installation for homes and businesses. The Iris Inn grounds have been transformed by Lee’s creative and thoughtful designs.
Winebow represents some of the most established, family-owned properties, as well as a new generation of winemakers and distillers who are dedicated to innovation and quality. Winebow offers a dynamic portfolio of fine wine and spirits from around the world, representing both established properties and a new generation of winemakers and distillers. Since 1980, Winebow has upheld a long-standing commitment to personal relationships, knowledge, and outstanding service. The Iris Inn welcomes all guests with a bottle of complimentary local Virginia wine. You can find many varieties of Virginia wines for sale at the iris Inn.