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

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

Explore Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

Lush gardens, historic homes, and warm walking tours with good company—nothing celebrates the arrival of spring like Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, and the annual event is fast approaching! “Every April, visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia’s most … 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

3 Ways to Say Happy Mother’s Day

We all know who the real heroes are:  moms.  Mother’s Day is only two weeks away! Whether you are looking to land the perfect gift for your mom, or you are a mom who could use a perfect weekend away, … 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

An Adventure in Arts and Crafts, Crozet, Virginia

The season of spring seems to go hand-in-hand with arts and crafts festivals, doesn’t it? Maybe there’s something about the emerging warmth that sparks creativity, or maybe it’s humanity’s reflection of nature’s originality. Whatever the case may be, we love … Continue reading