Patio Dining: Where to Go for Outdoor Dining in the Shenandoah Valley (and Beyond)

Fine Patio Dining in the Valley and Central Virginia From digging in the dirt to cookouts, spring has a rejuvenating effect on all of us! It heralds our need to enjoy the outdoors. One of the great joys of warm … Continue reading

The Iris Inn Hiking Guide: Trails to Explore Near Us

Hiking Guide to Trails Near the Inn Hiking enthusiasts love the Shenandoah Valley’s many trails! And it’s no wonder. Panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains is just one of the many rewards. And with the Iris Inn’s “Sip & … Continue reading

Explore Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

Why You’ll Love Historic Garden Week   Lush gardens, historic homes, and warm walking tours with good company—Is it any wonder that Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, is called “America’s Largest Open House”? With over 250 gardens, homes and historic landmarks for … Continue reading

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day can be difficult.  It seems like pressure to say “I love you” to your partner while simultaneously taking their breath away, making all your friends jealous, and outdoing every past Valentine’s Day, grows heavier each year.   If you … Continue reading

Humpback Rocks

Spring is here and hiking season is upon us.  The trails are fresh and open for visitors all over the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains, and even by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.  There are some amazing hikes near us, but one … Continue reading

Garden Week at Morven Gardens

This coming week is Historic Garden week in Virginia.  This annual event features lush gardens all over the state.  Come see the best of Virginia’s landmarks.  Presidential houses, historic homes, and privately owned estates open once a year for “Virginia’s … Continue reading

Highland County Maple Festival

March has a lot going for it. From St. Patrick’s Day to the Virginia Festival of the Book, there are many things happening this month.  The 59th Annual Highland Maple Festival is right around the corner and we cannot wait … Continue reading