For incomers from England Thanksgiving is a challenge, once we outgrew the annual waifs and strays invite to friends family gatherings we tried Williamsburg, traditional but too crowded, New York Macy's parade, fun but freezing cold. We may have found the solution.
From the moment we entered the main "schoolroom" we knew we were in good hands, light, relaxed, cosy, exquisite, spacious. The warm welcome from our hosts Peggy and Dudley was equally reassuring. Great food, beautiful rooms, attentive service (even down to additions to the thanksgiving feast for our vegetarian daughter). As other posters have mentioned "Detention" is not to be missed either.
Already plotting return with a group of girlfriends to try the spa.
- 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