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“Relaxation and top-notch staff and service!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hope and Glory Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Irvington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Relaxation and top-notch staff and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

My fiance and I spent his birthday weekend with the wonderful staff at Hope & Glory. I wanted to check out the northern neck and was impressed with their reviews. They did not disappoint. Yes, it's pricey, but it's worth every penny. We loved Detention, the private bar, and Meseret (the manager) was amazing to us. DO NOT skip the chance to eat at the restaurant; Chef Anne is amazing and the prix fixe meal we had Saturday night was in my top 5 meals of all time. We loved the outdoor bathroom and took a nice long soak in the claw foot tub. We did the cocktail cruise on the boat and enjoyed the trip very much. Peggy and Dudley are not just owners; they are involved daily with the inn and the guests. Our room was pretty small and I would rent another one when we return, but we spent very little time in the room itself. I loved it and hope to return there for a wedding!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cristina S
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

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.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank afarmandthirsty
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Midlothian, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

A few years ago my husband and I were given a gift certificate to Hope and Glory for our anniversary from our very thoughtful daughter. We reciprocated by taking her back there last Saturday for her birthday. It is often stated that the best compliment is imitation. The first time we stayed at Hope and Glory my husband and I stayed in a beautiful suite in the main house. It was just charming. The attention to detail is perfect. The Inn is squeaky clean. Make sure that you get sent to detention. Don't ask, just go and see for yourself. Peggy and Dudley have vision, and superb taste in everything that is classy, yet understated. The operative word is "relax"....and we did.

This next time, we stayed in one of the cottages because we brought our two small dogs. This was cottage 4. Perfect for our 2 small dogs, and 3 adults. Looks like a doll house. Yes, physically the Inn is just beautiful, but what adds to the beauty are the staff. Peggy and Dudley are like family (good family). Meseret is just fabulous. I truly believe that she is the Martha Stewart of Irvington. Thanks for putting up with our constant changes! She feels like an old friend. We all hope to return many times more. Oh, the dinner was outstanding!, breakfast yummy, and the cruise on the creek, just plain relaxing. Go once and you will be smitten by the desire to return again and again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marcy B
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Again, what a treat! This was our second time at Hope and Glory celebrating our birthdays, and the second time around was just as special as the first. Sorry we missed Peggy and Dudley, but the Inn is in great hands with Meseret Crockett. She is such a gracious hostess and is always ready to help in any way. Chef Ann Kirkmeyer delivered such an array of great meals, we were always in awe as to what the next course might be. Can't wait for her cookbook to come out. The staff assisting both Meseret and Ann were equally superb, ready to help make our stay as pleasant as possible. Managed to visit the "tent cottages" and pool area and had a wine tasting at the Dog and Oyster Vineyard this time. Hope and Glory is a special place that allows it's visitors and guests to really relax, regroup and be refreshed whether you're in your own cottage (our favorites), at a gracious meal of out of this world cuisine, or "in Detention" for being naughty! We look forward to our next visit. --jim & patsy mcgroarty

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 93pandj08
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Elyria, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Just returned from our second stay at Hope & Glory. We are already planning our next visit.
Not only is the Inn delightful but the employees can't be helpful enough. Meseret Crockett
is a ray of sunshine and an asset to the inn.

The unique decorating, excellent food and great owners make this a one of a kind place to stay.

I would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sherry122
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Washington, D.C.
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108 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed in a cottage in the "back yard" of the Hope and Glory Inn for two nights. We had plenty of space, a big, comfortable bed, sitting area, fire place (not needed in August!), a daybed with our own bath. It was adorable! Shabby chic furnishings and well done. I am not a fan of bed and breakfast establishments (don't like talking to strangers in the morning and answering all those obvious questions) and was concerned that this small inn would be akin to a b and b. It was not. Breakfast was served in the courtyard each morning - at well spaced, separate tables and everyone kept to themselves. Delicious breakfast and good coffee! The inn is located immediately adjacent to the location of the Farmer's Market which is ideal on the first Saturday of the month. The town has a number of small retail businesses with a nice selection of merchandise. The owners are very nice, not intrusive, and are striving to give their guests a reprieve from the stress of city life - they succeed! Oh, and the bar is called "Detention" since the property is a former school house. How can you not love that! I would definetly stay here over the Tides Inn - smaller, more intimate and more fun.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 29Lorenzo
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Such a charming stay at Hope and Glory. This place is so enchanting. The food was excellent, the private outdoor shower is fun, the bikes were wonderful for touring this wonderful area, beds and rooms were great and loved the secluded pool in the woods. Every since I saw this place in a magazine, it was on my bucket list and it was better than portrayed. All wonderful hosts for your every wish; just ask.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sharon P
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Property: Hope and Glory Inn
Address: 65 Tavern Rd, Irvington, VA 22480-2014
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Location: United States > Virginia > Irvington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Irvington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
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 and savor our Chef's fine dining in our Dining Hall. Extraordinary corporate retreats and magical weddings. ... more   less 
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Hope And Glory Hotel Irvington

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