The Virginia Oyster Trail is more than a trail — it’s an adventure! It includes a variety of destinations and unique experiences dedicated to Virginia oysters. You’re welcome to explore the area, indulge in unique flavors, discover fascinating stories, and so much more along the way! Whether you’re curious about our local culture or you’re simply craving delicious seafood, lasting memories await. Just make sure you get your free Vacation Guide before you go! It’s your ticket to an incredible trip with our personalized recommendations on local attractions and activities throughout the Northern Neck of VA.
Start Your Adventure on the Virginia Oyster Trail:
An Experiential Culinary Journey Which Was the Brainchild of the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard’s owner, Dudley Patteson
The Virginia Oyster Trail encompasses several attractions throughout the Chesapeake Bay and across the state. This tasty mollusk serves as the focal point for various restaurants, boat tours, museums, artwork, and historical sites. The list goes on, and they’re all waiting for you to enjoy them! Not only do visitors get to immerse themselves in our culture, but it’s also a fantastic way to support local businesses! Fill your itinerary up with some of these activities along the way:
- Taste the gourmet food at the Hope and Glory Inn’s top-rated restaurant
- Tour Carters Creek aboard True Love
- Enjoy the perfect pairing of terroir and merroir at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard
- Browse the Allure Art Center
- Visit the Historic Christ Church & Museum
Explore One of the Best Virginia Oyster Regions
Did you know that oysters from different parts of Virginia have unique tastes? A visit to the Virginia Oyster Trail is a vacation for both you and your taste buds! As you visit the various restaurants, oyster stands, and vendors, take note of the subtle nuances in flavors.
Of course, we recommend the Middle Bay Western Shore. Not only do our local oysters taste incredible, but you can also enjoy a whole list of fun things to do nearby. Did we mention it’s home to the award-winning Hope and Glory Inn and The Dog and Oyster Vineyard as well as our incredibly popular oyster stand, SLURP? The Chef Stuart Tyson’s seasonal oyster specials pair perfectly with our wines, and guests can’t stop raving about them! Plus, you can make reservations for more fresh flavors and gourmet dishes from the extremely talented Chef Meseret Crockett at The Dining Hall!
Stay in the Heart of It All at the Hope and Glory Inn
If you’re interested in exploring the Virginia Oyster Trail, there’s no better place to stay than the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard. Our one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast is in one of the most scenic and romantic parts of the country and features elegant rooms and cottages. Plus, they come with exclusive and unique amenities you won’t find anywhere else. Take a dip in our saltwater pool, stroll through our vineyard, grab a drink at our bar, and so much more. You can even borrow one of our complimentary bicycles and explore our beautiful town of Irvington, full of shops, restaurants, and charming attractions!
Consider Room 4 for your next trip! This luxurious space features a comfortable, queen-size bed, elegant decor, and a balcony with excellent views. It’s just one example of the top-notch accommodations you can enjoy here. A relaxing getaway is waiting for you at the Hope and Glory Inn! We hope to see you soon!