Iona Stables and Inn
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Welcome to Iona!
Where Elegance and Country Charm create a unique experience.
Who is Iona?
Iona Stables is a 35-acre working horse farm that has been owned by the same family since the 1880’s.
The current home was built in 2003 by Robert and Linda who share a deep love for the land, the solitude, and the peace it provides to the soul.
The estate name of Iona, was inspired by an island off the coast of Scotland that was founded by St. Columba and known as the center for spiritual renewal for over 100 years.
In recent years Robert and Linda have decided to share their blessing as a bed and breakfast. It is their desire that Iona is also a place for rest, renewal and spiritual awakening to all who visit their home. They thoroughly enjoy serving others and feel very fortunate for the opportunity to meet new and interesting people that they would not have met otherwise.
Come stay with us and learn why our unique property, thoughtful amenities, and unparalleled hospitality have our guests returning time and time again!
Iona Has it All!
Beach: Iona is located just 30 minutes from Lewes Beach and about 40 minutes from Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches. If you’re looking to avoid big crowds and big waves, we’re only a few miles from the public beach in the quiet, quaint, bay town of Slaughter Beach!
Boating & Fishing: Iona is situated just three miles from the Delaware Bay and fifteen miles from the Atlantic Ocean! The public boat launch to the Delaware bay is only four miles away. Cedar Creek runs along the back of our property and is a great place for kayaking. The Cedar Creek estuary is a pristine waterway that has not been crowded by developments making it a wonderful spot for both salt and freshwater fishing.
Shopping: Rehoboth offers many tax-free shopping outlets, which makes Iona a great pre-Christmas place to stay as you do your Christmas shopping. You can catch all the deals and come back to the quiet seclusion of Iona.
Healthcare: We are located five minutes from the new Milford Bayhealth Complex. For those needing overnight accommodations while family members are in the hospital, we offer one night or multiple night stays. We also offer extended stays for hospital staff that are working short term contracts.
Sports & Fitness: Located just nine miles south of the DelTurf Sports Complex. We are just off of Route 1 so it is a straight shot up the road to the facility. For our fit friends, Iona offers a 4 and 5-mile pre-mapped running guide surrounding the property as well as use of the workout machine on our basement (along with our pool and foosball tables).
Along with the accommodations offered at Iona, we also offer onsite parking for horse trailers and can even board your horse!
Just twenty minutes from the Delaware State Fair Grounds where numerous equestrian events take place, Iona is the perfect place to stay without having to leave your horse in the trailer.
There is ample parking and additional parking can be available for campers and horse trailers upon special request.
You are welcome to ride around the property, and there are also seasonal trails at various State Parks, both inland and on the ocean.
Please note; horses (no stallions) can only be stabled if the owner is staying at Iona and it will also be the owner’s responsibility to provide feed and care during their stay.
Health records will be required up front. This includes veterinary certifications and up to date shot records.
Please contact us directly to inquire about stable fees and availability.
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Come On In!
Guests at Iona have access to the first-floor dining room, great room, den, porches, balcony, and patios. You are also welcome to walk along the paths that go through the woods, along the creek and around the pond. If so inclined, we encourage you to walk through the stables and enjoy the horses.
Iona is filled with personality and heritage. Many of its furnishings are family heirlooms. In fact, the upstairs bedroom suite was made in 1830 and the downstairs bedroom suite originally belonged to Robert’s Aunt Doris!
Breakfast of Champions!
Here at Iona, we take the ‘Bed & Breakfast’ title very seriously. With a deep appreciation for food and a genuine love for preparing and serving it, breakfast at Iona will become a pleasant staple of your stay here. We serve a full breakfast including hot items, fresh fruit, yogurt, dry cereal and fruit juices. When booking with us you will receive a questionnaire about food allergies and dietary restrictions so that we may develop a custom breakfast menu that will change each morning of your stay!
1st Floor Single Room with Private Bath
1st Floor 2 Rooms with Shared Bath
2nd Floor Single Room with Private Bath
Things to Know
1.) There is a very friendly springer spaniel on the property. His name is Chip!
2.) Refrigerator space is available if needed.
3.) Fresh towels and wash cloths will be provided for visitors that stay more than three days. Laundry arrangements are available for longer stays as well.
4.) This is a non-smoking property. There is a fee assessed in the amount of $100 for those found smoking on the property.
5.) Children must be 12 years of age or older due to the home not being child-proof. There are many family heirlooms and delicate antiques around the home as well as our dog Chip who is very friendly yet unaccustomed to toddler play. Please contact us directly to discuss exceptions.
6.) We do ask that shoes be removed when walking about the house. Please be sure to bring socks or slippers for your comfort.
7.) Any cancellations must occur within 12 hours of scheduled stay to avoid penalty.
Hosts Robert & Linda Muncy will be there to greet you, serve you, and provide any information you may need regarding the local area.
To enhance the safety of all our guests at Iona Stables and Inn we have installed UV light to all the air handlers that service the house. These UV lights are in addition to the filter cartridges already in use and help to expose recirculated indoor air to UVC light which kills/deactivates micro-organisms, sanitizing the air.
This means that every 10 +/- minutes all air inside the home is disinfected from bacteria, viruses, and mold particles.
Just another way we strive to make your stay at Iona Inn as safe and comfortable as possible.
Custom Dinner Package
This is available to any guests who stay two or more nights and includes a custom prepared meal (for up to four people). Pricing will depend upon menu and number of guests. Available November 1st through March 31st. Please contact us to discuss pricing and menu options.
Wedding / Party / Event Package
Please contact us to discuss options.
This package includes a two night exclusive stay where no other guests will be booked at the Inn. Custom dinner is included for one night or both. Available year-round. Please contact us to discuss pricing and menu options.
Iona Stables and Inn is located on Iona Way in Milford, DE.
Family owned and operated, our bed and breakfast boasts historical personality, serene environments, and hometown hospitality.
We would love to hear from you!