Welcome to the Iris Respite House

Rest. Balance. Change of Perspective.

“A bed and breakfast unlike any other…”

In the midst of Moon Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh, is a tiny oasis of solitude. A middle-class home transformed into a safe haven for family caregivers to get rest and restoration. A home surrounded by healing gardens, each with a theme from childhood to death, transitioning one through the journey of life and pathways of the least resistance. The doors open wide and loving arms embrace the weary, like someone would do on a return from war.

Family is what we have been told it feels like soon after the weary soul has entered this place for caregivers. Divine guidance, spiritual awareness, and the empathetic listeners who work here are the cornerstone to the care one feels. Rest, relax, and restore is the mantra that guides those who embrace what the walls hold within.

Proudly Sponsored By:


From Pittsburgh’s heart, UPMC stands as a global health care titan, renowned for groundbreaking research and exceptional clinical care across its vast network. As our title sponsor, UPMC’s invaluable support amplifies Iris Respite House’s mission, allowing family caregivers a rejuvenating retreat within our healing gardens. Together, we champion caregiver wellness, underscoring UPMC’s dedication to holistic health and well-being.

Choose your own path to restoration below.

Each package comes with different levels of service and attention. Create the space of peace and healing you want. Each guests stay includes:

First select your dates for your Rest Experience, then choose any additional package or A-La -Carte amenities to enhance your stay.

Rest Experience
A restful experience
  • One overnight stay
    Chef-Made Breakfast
    Access to Self Guided Garden Tour
    Access to standard amenities
Relax Experience
Rest & Relax
  • Everything in the
  • Rest Package plus….
  • Guided Sunrise Meditation
    Take Home Self Care Kit

Most Popular!

Restore Experience
Rest, Relax & Restore
  • Everything in the
  • Relax Package plus….
  • Aroma Touch Hand Technique