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Inn at Iris Meadows
304 Love Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786   |  
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Ranked #8 of 22 Waynesville B&B and Inns
Sanford, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“R&R even with a baby!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My parents surprised my fiance and I with a Valentines Getaway to this bed and breakfast and we cannot stop talking about how fantastic EVERYTHING was! The property is absolutely peaceful, charming, clean, and most importantly comfortable! From the chairs and swings on the outdoor porches, to the restful ambiance of the library inside, the calming effect of the fire in the fireplaces, and even the soothing music being played thruout the lower level and game room; these are just a few subtle touches that encourage you to just relax. Each room is a little different; but the attention to detail, the fireplaces, and other little personal touches help make each room very unique and relaxing. The breakfasts each morning were INCREDIBLE! Not too much food and so delicious and healthy. They will customize your breakfast if you have any special dietary needs or food allergies. We were hesitant about bringing our 7mo old daughter with us; but the Fains welcomed us with smiling faces and made us feel so special and wanted. They are so friendly and personable that they make you feel like you are at home visiting with close family. They actually made us feel so welcome and at home that we stayed an additional night! We will definitely be coming back to this bed and breakfast! Highly highly highly reccomended to anyone that needs some peace, quiet, and freindly company.

Room Tip: The most luxurious room is worth the price; but they are ALL very relaxing!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The Inn at Iris Meadows is a creation from a dream.... Two people who came together later in life who brought their talents, hopes and dreams and made them into a spectacular Inn for the rest of us to enjoy. It is a labor of love; a timeless treasure; a work of art.

It is a combination of business saavy, journalistic history, gardening talents and passions, beautiful seamstress work, and years of developing a taste for delicious foods and re-creating those specialties in their kitchen.

Words cannot express our stay. It was wonderful and I often do NOT recommend something to others because our tastes vary so much. I feel, in this case however, that most people will fall in love with this lovely inn and the innkeepers themselves. Their knowledge of the area, the life of the Amish, and the history of the home itself is enough to write a book. Their lovely smiles, their willingness to make your stay memorable, and their devotion to this inn all come together in a place filled with incredible antiques, lovely china, a fine collection of magazines to keep you reading for days, and a garden that is nothing less than photograph worthy.

Stay for at least a few days....our stay was way too short, but we had no idea what we were getting into. It will be the new standard for bed and breakfasts and we've been in so many across the globe. I could write a book myself!

Make certain to ask if you want a room with a separate shower as there is a room that offers such. Others have large spa-like tubs that offer hand-held showers. The porch is magnificent and is filled with chairs, rockers, and other comfy spots to relax.... grab a cup of tea from the guest kitchen, take a deep breath and relax....THIS is what a vacation for us is all about.

The street name is so appropriate for this lovely inn....Love Lane.... perfection! Thank you to the innkeepers for working so hard. I know how much work this is and how sometimes it goes unrewarded. Know in your hearts that it is a gem and YOU made it that way....

xoxo

Room Tip: There are seven rooms to choose from.... all with their unique personality. Some face the front dri...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glastonbury, CT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Our 5 night stay at The Inn at Iris Meadow could not have been more wonderful. Innkeepers, Becky & George Fain, are such warm & welcoming people. We were treated as beloved family, even though this was our first time with them. Upon arrival, we were greeted by "Scratch' the Inn's dog. She enthusiastically leads all guests to the front door. So cute! We stayed in the Garden View room. Queen bed, lovely fireplace and an enormous bathroom. Our room and the entire Inn, is spotlessly clean. Becky does an outstanding job of keeping the rooms tidy, with fresh towels, nice toiletries & superb bedding. And breakfast was just marvelous. Fresh yummy coffee, homemade granola, tasty muffins, omelets one day, waffles offered the next, not to mention the daily fruit plates. Presentation was outstanding. Becky & George also have wonderful recommendations for Waynesville, Asheville and Hendersonville, in addition to the best stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway. When we are next in this area of North Carolina, we will absolutely stay at The Inn at Iris Meadows again. Hopefully our next visit will be timed to see all the iris's in full bloom.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

If I had to choose one word to describe how I felt leaving the Inn at Iris Meadows it is renewed. The inn keepers Becky and George Fain achieve the art of pampering to perfection. Each breakfast prepared fresh, delicious and abundant. I've had the privilege to stay in three of the seven bedrooms on separate occasions. Firefly Summers Room, Garden View Room and my favorite Butterfly Mornings Room. Who am I kidding? They are all my favorite rooms! The bathrooms are extraordinary especially the Garden View Room. Exceptional linens. I loved to sit in the swing on the upstairs porch at night to view the lights of Waynesville and again early in the morning with a cup of coffee in a pottery mug as fog lifted and the mountains reappeared. I can't wait to return.--Margaret Dunbar Cutright

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carthage, North Carolina, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This was my husbands and my first visit to The Inn at Iris Meadows. Becky and Gearoge Fain treated us as if we were family. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious. My personal favorite was the granola. The flowers, the landscape, the garden were all beautiful. My husband and I hiked the acres and enjoyed the beauty and wildlife.. After great company, delicious breadfast, and a hike, to relax in the huge bathtub was just what I wanted. After returning home, we told all our friends about the "must go to" bed and breakfast. We look forward to many more trips to The Inn at Iris Meadows in Waynesville, NC.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The Inn at Iris Meadows is one of our favorite bed and breakfast inns and each time we have the privilege of being guests in this delighful home is better than the last. Becky and George Fain, even with all the rooms full, make each and every guest feel as though you are the only one in the inn. Everything you expect in your room is there and whether or not this is your first or your fourth or fifth stay, such touches as the turn-down service in your bedroom is just one of the many pleasantries of staying with the Fains. And any review would be sorely amiss if their breakfast was not mentioned. Becky's culinary expertise coupled with the service of George and staff is the highlight of every morning.

Room Tip: The Garden Room is open and airy --- delightful to have the sun awakening you in time for early coff...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Visited the Inn at Iris Meadows again this summer and it was as wonderful as it was last summer. Becky, George the Innkeepers outdid themselves. The bountiful breakfasts are always a highpoint. While there is much to see and do in Waynesville and Asheville, some days it is just hard to move from one of the porches, especially if you have a really good book, a glass of tea and a delightful breeze coming from the mountains. Do yourself a favor and visit the Inn at Iris Meadows. You won't regret a moment--except the part where you have to start packing to return home.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Inn at Iris Meadows

Address: 304 Love Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Waynesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Waynesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Iris Meadows is a luxuriously elegant bed and breakfast inn - the perfect mountain destination for romantic getaways, honeymoons, celebrations, relaxing escapes. Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, the inn is nestled amidst five rolling acres overlooking the picturesque town of Waynesville, NC. All guest rooms have private designer baths, fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, tv/dvd/cable/cd, phones, wireless Internet, robes, luxury amenities. Bountiful breakfast; afternoon sweets; guest kitchen 24/7 with complimentary beverages. ... more   less 
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