Life in Richmond is full of history and excitement, but every once in a while, you need a change of pace. Luckily, we know the perfect destination for relaxing getaways from Richmond, VA! It’s Irvington, a charming town nestled in the Northern Neck of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay. Here, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in a world of tranquility. As soon as you arrive, all of your worries feel like distant memories. And, it’s only a short drive away! See below for a glimpse inside this coastal paradise, and don’t forget to explore our free Vacation Guide to fill your itinerary with must-see attractions on your trip! We packed it full of local tips to make the most of your time here, so make sure you don’t miss out!
What Makes Irvington the Perfect Destination For Getaways From Richmond, VA?
Richmond Magazine featured the Hope and Glory Inn and our beautiful area in their RVA Traveler Fall 2018, and it’s easy to see why! Here are just a few of the reasons you should visit us soon!
The Convenient Location
When you’re looking for a relaxing escape, the journey to your destination should not cause even more stress. Why spend the extra time and money traveling far away when there is a paradise just an hour and a half from the city? Irvington’s convenient location makes it perfect for weekend getaways from Richmond, VA. Pack your bags, gas up the car, and enjoy a leisurely road trip to the Chesapeake Bay this year. You’ll be here before you know it, enjoying everything the Northern Neck has to offer.
As soon as you get to Irvington, a sense of relaxation will wash over you as you begin your Chesapeake Bay experience. One of the best ways to explore the area is on our True Love cruises at the Hope and Glory Inn. While aboard, you can sip on our medal-winning wines as we guide you through the charming coves of Carter Creek. You can also check out Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve and Belle Isle State Park for scenic hikes nearby. Of course, the shimmering waters and vast coastline of the Chesapeake Bay are always waiting for you!
The Wine and Oysters
When you visit, make sure you bring your appetite for wine and seafood. Freshly plucked from the Bay and Rappahannock River, the oysters here will put any others to shame. The Virginia Oyster Trail runs through the area, with so many worthwhile points of interest. There are eight different oyster regions here, and each one inspires a unique nuance in flavor. Plus, you can often find local seafood festivals coming up soon on the calendar!
To pair your succulent oysters with exquisite wines, feel free to take a journey along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. Here, you can sip on top-rated wines and indulge in the rich aromas while gazing out at sprawling vineyards.
For a delightfully delicious experience, be sure to visit the Dog and Oyster Vineyard. It’s a short walk from our inn and is home to a tasting room full of medal-winning wines and an oyster stand with unbeatable dishes from chef Stuart Tyson!
It’s Home to the Charming Hope and Glory Inn
The final, and quite possibly the best reason for choosing Irvington is that it’s home to our lovely bed and breakfast. When it comes to weekend getaways in VA for couples, our romantic destination is in a league of its own. The Hope and Glory Inn has no shortage of luxurious accommodations, friendly service, and beautiful gardens. Our inn and vineyard can make your trip worthwhile by themselves! And, we go above and beyond to offer exclusive specials to bring your experience to the next level of luxury and romance.
When exploring our list of rooms and cottages, you’re sure to find the perfect retreat for your Richmond, VA, getaways. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look inside Cottage 3. This delightful space features cheerful colors, two inviting queen bedrooms, and a cozy living room. As with all of our accommodations, it also comes with a gourmet breakfast each morning!
You haven’t experienced the best of the Northern Neck until you’ve stayed a night at the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard. Reserve your room today and find out what we mean. We look forward to your visit!