Have you ever had the pleasure of visiting one of the quaint, Northern Neck towns in VA? If not, you’re missing out on a wealth of unspoiled natural beauty and local charm. Make today the day you plan your trip! Everything you need to know is right here on this page and inside our free Vacation Guide. It’s a one-stop shop to discover all of the best wineries, restaurants, shops, and upcoming events in the Northern Neck!
What Is the Northern Neck?
If you’ve never heard of the Northern Neck of Virginia, get ready for a lesson in history, scenery, and cuisine. Our stretch of paradise is a peninsula that rests between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Here, you can find several gorgeous state parks and preserves, sip exquisite wines, and taste some of the freshest oysters in the region. It’s the perfect destination for romantic getaways and relaxing retreats. Plus, it’s a short drive away from Richmond for when you need a quiet escape from the city.
What Are Some of the Top Towns to Visit in the Northern Neck?
If you want to get the most out of your visit to the Northern Neck, Irvington should be at the top of your list. Not only is it home to our award-winning inn and vineyard, but our waterfront community also boasts a wide variety of excellent restaurants and shops. It’s remarkable how many great attractions we have here when you consider that we’re a small town with only about 400 residents!
A stay at the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard in Irvington gives you access to several unique experiences you can’t find anywhere else. When you’re not lounging in one of our beautiful rooms or cottages, you’re welcome to take a dip in the salt-water pool, enjoy rave-worthy wine and oyster pairings, go for a cruise on Carter’s Creek, and make reservations at our top-rated, on-site restaurant. Chef Meseret Crockett never disappoints guests at The Dining Hall — she always leaves you coming back for more with her masterful use of fresh, local ingredients!
You can easily spend your entire getaway in Irvington, but you’re welcome to explore the nearby area as well. Kilmarnock, Virginia, is a beautiful community just minutes away with various boutiques, eateries, and attractions that are worth checking out. History buffs will love exploring the small, yet fascinating, Kilmarnock Museum while those of you with a taste for craft beer can stop by for a freshly brewed pint at the Kilmarnock Brewhaus. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for their annual Christmas parade, too. It’s been a local tradition for over 40 years!
Another wonderful town awaits just north of Irvington on the eastern tip of the Northern Neck. If you have an aspiration for angling, visiting Reedville is a must. It’s a historic fishing village that dates back to the 19th century and still offers plenty of recreational fishing opportunities today. Cast a line and see if you can reel in some brag-worthy striped bass or bluefish. Afterward, soak up some history at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum with incredible displays inside and unique boats outside at the dock.
Get the Full Northern Neck Experience at the Hope and Glory Inn
Why wait to experience the beauty of the Northern Neck? We’re happy to help make your dream getaway a reality at the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard! The first step is for you to explore our variety of cozy rooms and private cottages. They each have a unique flair, but they all feature the utmost comfort and luxurious amenities you can expect from our inn that was named the most enchanting bed and breakfast in Virginia according to MSN. After a good night’s rest, you can wake up to one of our delicious breakfasts and start your Northern Neck adventures!