In the Fall

A man and woman on one of the Northern Neck bike trails

What Are the Best Northern Neck Bike Trails?

The Northern Neck of Virginia is an outdoor recreation enthusiast’s dream come true! Our tidewater region boasts many ways to explore the beauty of the Northern Neck. Even better, this area has mild year-round temperatures, so you can always enjoy comfortable outdoor recreation. If you want to maintain an active lifestyle during your trip, we …

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The Dog and Oyster Vineyard during fall in the Northern Neck

Here’s How to Experience Fall in the Northern Neck

Autumn is our area’s best-kept secret. During this season, the native flora turns from green to gold, casting a warm, welcoming hue over the entire region. One of the most popular ways to absorb all that autumn has to offer is with various outdoor activities. With amazing fall foliage and cooler temperatures, it’s a great …

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Why You Need to Try Blanchard’s Coffee

There’s nothing like a freshly brewed cup of coffee to warm your body and soul. You can savor some coffee to start your mornings, drink it as an afternoon pick-me-up, or even pair it with a delicious dessert in the evenings. It’s such a universal treat that people enjoy all around the globe.  However, anyone …

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Sailboats on the water during sunset

Where to Find the Best Sailing Lessons in Virginia

Virginia is one of the most beautiful states on the east coast with dozens of thrilling hikes, unparalleled summit views, water activities, and excellent restaurants. Located right on the water, the charming town of Irvington is one of our favorite destinations because of its quaint feel and easy access to tons of nearby attractions. The …

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The "LOVE" sign and giant corkscrew at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard — a great place for fall getaways in Virginia

Why the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard Is One of the Best Fall Getaways in Virginia

There’s nothing better than Virginia in the fall. The crisp autumn air and beautiful changing leaves provide the ideal backdrop for a romantic weekend away with your sweetheart! And, if you’re looking for the best fall getaways in Virginia, we invite you to stay at our enchanting Irvington inn. Cozy up in luxurious accommodations or …

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Fresh produce at the Heathsville Farmers Market

What Treasures Can You Find at the Heathsville Farmers Market?

They say some of the best things in life are free, but it doesn’t hurt to treat yourself to some delicious food and unique crafts every once in a while! Luckily, you can do both at the Heathsville Farmers Market and make precious memories at the same time. The prices are great, and you’re supporting …

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A plate of oysters at the Urbanna Oyster Festival

Your Ultimate Guide to the Urbanna Oyster Festival

Clear your calendars for the first weekend in November, because you don’t want to miss the Urbanna Oyster Festival on Friday and Saturday. Just ask one of the previous participants — this annual festival has been running for over 60 years and never disappoints attendees. Urbanna is a small town of about 500 residents, but …

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A woman holding kayle at the Kilmarnock Farmers Market

Everything You Need to Know About the Kilmarnock Farmers Market

If you’ve ever been to the Northern Neck peninsula of Virginia, you’ve likely tasted our remarkable cuisine. From wine and oysters to fresh fruits and vegetables, our delicious destination has it all. In addition to indulging at our top-rated restaurant in Irvington, VA, you can also visit various local farmers markets. The Kilmarnock Farmers Market …

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A man and woman hiking at the Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve

What Can You See at the Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve?

If you’re familiar with the Northern Neck peninsula of Virginia, you already know about all of the natural beauty waiting for you here. You’re always welcome to stay with us in the heart of it all at the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard. The Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve is among the list of …

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