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“Warm & Welcoming” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Inn at Iris Meadows
Ranked #10 of 19 Waynesville B&B and Inns
Glastonbury, CT
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84 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Warm & Welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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Carthage, North Carolina, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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Asheville, NC
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Prattville, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

My wife and I just returned from a three day stay at the Inn at Iris Meadows. I cannot remember a more relaxing or more enjoyable trip. Although there are many things to do and see around Waynesville, I found it very difficult to leave the porch and the view of the mountains. Becky and George were the most hospitable host anyone could have. We can't wait to return. We feel we have made two wonderful friends in Becky and George. We are already planning our next trip to Inn at Iris Meadows.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

We thank you for all you have done to make our vacation heavenly. Your hospitality is unsurpassed. The beauty, tranquility, and luxury that pervades every aspect of your inn helped restore us from the tensions of everyday life. We look forward to our next visit."

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Inn at Iris Meadows

Property: Inn at Iris Meadows
Address: 304 Love Ln, Waynesville, NC 28786-3677
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Waynesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Waynesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Iris Meadows 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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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