Andiamo with Amy

Need to get the heck out of dodge for a night or two?  Does your commute on 66 make you want to scream?  I know the feeling! So, I have the perfect place for you to go.

About two hours from Northern Virginia, up on a hill overlooking the Shenandoah valley, sits a fantastic little Bed and Breakfast called the Iris Inn.  It’s the perfect location for a relaxing weekend or overnight stay away from the rat race of the DC area. My husband and I spent one night here in the main building of the inn.  All the rooms are quite spacious, have king size beds, robes, cable television, and a mini fridge.  There are fresh baked cookies available for guests and at 5:30, they host a wine and cheese reception. Believe the hype, the cheeseball is delish! It’s locally made and available for purchase at the inn!

Feeling pretty full from our time at Devil’s Backbone brewery (more about that in another blog post), we decided to stay in, but the ladies at the inn can recommend restaurants to go to or what places deliver. Since we decided to stay put, I challenged the hubs to couple of intense games of checkers…begrudgingly, he won the first game. I couldn’t let that happen again, so I kicked his butt the second time.  Watch out world, we are wild and crazy!  There are other games to play, as well as, a library of books to read.

The next morning, the heavenly smell of bacon woke me up. There isn’t much else that I’m happy to wake up for.   The “made to order” breakfast consists of several egg options including eggs Benedict and various omelets, pancakes or waffles, oatmeal and fruit.  Of course, the dishes include that bacon I smelled earlier or sausage links and breakfast potatoes.  I had the eggnog pancakes which really tasted more like snickerdoodle cookies to me, and who doesn’t love snickerdoodle cookies? Oh and bacon…did I mention the bacon?  My husband had a cheeseburger omelet and coffee that he said was perfection.  You won’t leave hungry for sure.

Though my husband and I stayed in the main inn, there are other options, as well. There are six modern cabins with hot tubs on each screened porch and two cottages available for larger groups and their pets!

With many wineries, breweries, and hiking experiences nearby, you will have plenty to keep you busy while staying at Iris Inn.


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