Tripadvisor has this place as #1 of 1 in Irvington but should say " #1 of many in Virginia" - if not the entire US. We stumbled upon the Hope and Glory on a road trip through VA. We wish that we had planned a longer stay. We stayed in a 2 story cottage in a storybook setting of other historic cottages in the back of the inn. All furnishings are upscale " New England beach style" with antiques and new pieces tastefully mixed. Luxurious bedding and dozens of decorator pillows on our king bed. Robes and extra pillows in 2 closets. Their Speaker for playing iPhone tunes came in handy because there is no tv in the room - not that we needed a tv. The service and hospitality Alone would have made this place number one for us. My husband needed a gluten-free dinner and breakfast and they did not hesitate to provide Delicious meals, even though we dropped in Late in the evening without reservations. The little bar area is called Detention. That's because the inn was a schoolhouse at one time. The chalkboard walls are still up in the bar area and have hilarious writings As if you were Assigned to write something as part of Your punishment. They also own a vineyard called the dog and oyster. We didn't get to try any of the wine, but we drove by and the story about the name is wonderful. Be sure to look it up. We're already planning to visit again next month. What a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of DC within a short drive.
- 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