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

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

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

The 27th Annual Wildflower Weekend at Shenandoah National Park

The reawakening of the natural world is one of the most welcomed parts of spring, particularly in regards to the vivid splash of color of newly bloomed flowers. While the progression of springtime greenery is a slower process, flowers seem to leap forward in their urgency towards warm weather. Continue reading