Once the leaves fall from the trees and colder weather sweeps across the coast, you might begin daydreaming about your next winter getaway. If you’re wondering what the best place is to visit in Virginia in winter, we have your answer. With its beautiful scenery and charming attractions, Irvington easily tops the list for cold weather destinations. Watch the parks transition to winter wonderlands, the shops fill up with delightful gifts, and the town come to life with holiday cheer! Here are just a few of our favorite things about the wintertime in Irvington — it’s just the beginning of a long list! Look inside our free Vacation Guide to find even more holiday events, historical sites, and restaurants to check out during your stay!
Reasons Why Irvington is One of the Best Places to Visit in Virginia in Winter
It’s Perfect For Holiday Shopping
Are you searching for that perfect gift for a friend or family member? There’s a good chance you can find it in Irvington! Our local shops range from fashion boutiques to art galleries with endless gift ideas along the shelves. For someone that likes to stay ahead of the latest fashion trends, stop in at The Dandelion. Their friendly staff is always happy to help you find the ideal item! For the creative-minded person on your shopping list, make your way to Objects, Art, and More. Here, you can take your pick from paintings, jewelry, and sculptures from top-notch artists. Imagine their face when they unwrap one of these remarkable gifts! Did we mention all of the best shops in town are within walking distance of our inn?
There Are Several Top-Rated Restaurants
When you’re out and about at the local shops, feel free to grab a table at one of the restaurants nearby! There are eight incredible options within walking distance of the Hope and Glory Inn, including our very own Dining Hall! Here, you can treat yourself to the best farm-to-table and boat-to-table cuisine in the region. Chef Meseret Crockett crafts exquisite dishes from locally sourced ingredients for your enjoyment in our intimate dining room. The list of excellent culinary destinations goes on to include the Trick Dog Bar & Bistro, The Local, Vine, and more! One thing is for sure — you won’t leave Irvington hungry this winter!
Please keep in mind that reservations are required for our restaurant’s intimate 20 seat space.
You Can Attend Joyous Celebrations
When you stay at the Hope and Glory Inn, you’re within short driving distance of several must-see events! On December 7, grab a piece of the holiday cheer at the Urbanna Christmas Parade. Afterward, you can look forward to yet another collection of festive floats at the Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade on December 14. And, to really immerse yourself in the spirit of the holidays, take a walk through the Deltaville Christmas Lights. A local resident goes above and beyond to spread holiday cheer with this enchanting display featuring thousands of lights and festive tunes. You can also keep an eye out for specials at local wineries during the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail’s Holiday Open Houses in early December!
The Warm, Cozy Retreats at the Hope and Glory Inn
When it comes to romantic winter getaways in Virginia, the Hope and Glory Inn stands out among the rest. Our pristine grounds, elegant accommodations, and friendly service all combine to create a cozy, peaceful escape in the Northern Neck. Part of what sets us apart from your average hotels is the number of amenities we offer. You can enjoy gourmet meals in our restaurant, massage services in our spa studio, drinks from our bar, and much more!