3 Father’s Day Gifts Your Dad Will Love

Summer is officially here, bringing with it one of our favorite holidays: Father’s Day. Father’s Day celebrations began unofficially in the early 1900’s, though the exact origin is debated between West Virginia and Washington state.  It wasn’t made into a … 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

2017 Virginia Festival of the Book

Well, the 23rd Virginia Festival of the Book has officially come to a close, and what a festival it was! If you couldn’t make it this year to the magical, literary event, here’s what you missed.  Each year over 20,000 … Continue reading

Winter Wine Weekends 2018

  Announcing the 2018 Winter Wine Weekend at Iris Inn! This Year’s Feature is the Joy of Blended Wines Huffington Post wine enthusiast, Ross Szabo, calls blended wines the “ice cream sundae of all of my favorite grapes.” And 2018’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

Wine 101, 201, and 301 Recap

We are all about the wine here at the Iris Inn.  It’s why we have daily wine hour for our guests and why all packages are Sip & Somethings.  It’s also why we LOVE our Wine 101, Wine 201, and … 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

New Year’s Eve Recap

Every New Year’s Eve one of our favorite local wineries, Veritas Vineyard and Winery, puts on a Masked Ball in their expansive Saddleback Hall.  Guests from all over come to the event, decked out in their formal attire and donning … Continue reading