The Inn at Iris Meadows

Last week, my wife and I decided to spend a few days wandering somewhat aimlessly through Western, NC. Saturday night we stumbled across the Inn at Iris Meadows in Waynesville, NC. Waynesville is a quaint little mountain town that looks like something you’d see on a model train set-up.

We love B&B’s and this is one of the nicest we’ve experienced. Many B&B’s are bed and breakfasts in name only, but this was the true Bob Newhart style B&B with pubic sitting areas both inside and out, family style dining with the other guests, and gracious hosts who were happy to sit and chat or happy to leave us to ourselves.

George and Becky Fain, the owners, refurbished the 100 year old house a few years ago and they spared no expense. Everything in the house, down to the hinges on the doors, is top quality. Each room is furnished with a Jacuzzi style tub and a fireplace. Apparently there are several good restaurants within walking distance of the Inn, but we were having such a nice time, that we decided to picnic on the upper balcony. The next morning we had an amazing breakfast of homemade granola, yogurt and fruit, quiche and bacon.

View from the top balcony early Sunday morning.

Location: 35°29'44.84"N 82°59'32.01"W
Distance from downtown Greenville: 82 miles
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