Wow! We spent a weekend exploring the northern neck and decided to stay at the Hope and Glory after reading the amazing reviews (plus I really wanted to see Christ Church, which is right outside of Irvington). The Inn is a former schoolhouse and has been charmingly restored. I loved the bright yellow exterior and the chic, yet relaxed interior spaces. We were there in the height of summer so if you enjoy flowers, well, you are in for treat because the garden spaces are lovely. If they are offering the cocktail cruise, you should take it, we had a great time on the river. We also took advantage of the Inn's bikes and explored the adorable town of Irvington. Another indulgence: dinner at the restaurant--what a lovely meal we had. Breakfast on the terrace was another highlight. And best of all, Peggy and Dudley--the owners. They were so friendly and pleasant. The experience was relaxing, yet special and I look forward to another visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Top 10 in the US" - five times. Fodor's, Frommer's and Moon travel guides - perennially awarded their highest ratings. Recommended by Select Registry. Historic schoolhouse eclectically styled in a trendy waterfront resort town full of chic shops. Soak in a hip pool; taste wine in our nationally acclaimed vineyard, The Dog and Oyster; or, cruise onto the water aboard our oyster boat, an authentic Chesapeake Bay "dead rise." Experience incredible spa treatments with Patricio and savor Chef Anne Kirkmyer's fine dining in our Dining Hall. Extraordinary corporate retreats and magical weddings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hope And Glory Hotel Irvington