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A Walking Tour of Waynesboro

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While staying at the Iris Inn resort, take time to discover our town. Exploring Waynesboro is like unlocking a cultural vibe of art, history, and local charm. Whether you’re an art lover, a history buff, or just looking for a weekend escape, downtown Waynesboro has plenty of galleries, museums, restaurants, and cute shops. Nestled in […]


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THANKSGIVING IN VIRGINIA Did you know that Thanksgiving is very special for Virginians? The first Thanksgiving has always been credited to the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. But the first recorded Thanksgiving occurred three years earlier 600 miles south in Virginia. During the Virginia Thanksgiving on Dec. 4, 1619, a group of 38 Englishmen […]


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FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL AND ARTS SHOW The 51st Annual Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show will take place on the downtown streets of historic Waynesboro, Virginia. The show features 150+ fine artists set in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. This exhibit is produced by Shenandoah Valley Art Center, a non-profit community arts organization, whose […]

Top 15 Things to Do in September and October Near Waynesboro

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The Waynesboro events calendar is full of fun things to do in September and October. You will find everything from festivals to dancing to cars to bike rides. Plan your Iris Inn getaway around one of these fun activities. Steal the Glass at Stable Craft Brewing, Wednesday, September 6, 4pm-9:30pm – So the name of […]

Shenandoah National Park

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Shenandoah National Park is 200,000 acres of protected lands in Virginia. Parts of the park can be found in eight counties in the state: Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Rappahannock, Madison, Green, and Albemarle. The city of Waynesboro is near the southwest tip of the park making the Iris Inn a great place to start your […]

19 Wineries Within 30 Minutes of Waynesboro

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The state of Virginia has become a destination for wine lovers. Many of the vineyards are family-owned and the area has gained an international reputation for quality. We are lucky to have so many wineries within a short drive of Waynesboro, Virginia. Whether you like white wine, red wine, or the ambiance of a wine […]

5 of Virginia’s Best Hikes for Fall Foliage: Shenandoah Valley

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The Blue Ridge Mounta: Shenandoah National Park’s, Upper Hawksbill Trail, is astonishing during this time of year. It is a short and easy hike to the top of this beautiful vantage point. If you’re lucky you may see some wire plant species! This hike is can be located on the Skyline Drive. Directions from Shenandoah […]

Virginia’s Fall Foliage: Events & More

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Preparing for the beautiful return of our fall months, there is plenty to look forward to in Virginia! With unforgettable hikes, local art to appreciate, overlooks for your scenic drives and much more. It’s undeniable that fall is Virginia’s favorite season! Below is a list of popular activities to do in the Shenandoah Valley through […]