Chesapeake Bay Outdoor Recreation

The arcade inside the Compass Entertainment Complex

What Is the Compass Entertainment Complex?

Did you know that our storybook, “tiny but tony” town, is now home to a state-of-the-art entertainment complex? It’s true! Despite having a population of only about 415 people, Irvington has an extraordinary number of top-notch restaurants, shops, and attractions, including the Compass Entertainment Complex. It’s a fantastic option for those of you looking to plan a fun date night while …

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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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A couple on a hiking trail in Virginia

Where to Find Some of the Best Hiking Trails in Virginia

Adventure is calling, and this is one call you won’t want to ignore! Lace up your boots and follow these hiking trails in Virginia to discover breathtaking scenery and bustling wildlife. You’ll see sparkling coastlines, colorful forests, and maybe even some rare birds and river otters along the way! Read on to learn more about …

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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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Boats at the docks at the Yankee Point Marina

What Are the Best Things to Do at Yankee Point Marina?

What are some of your favorite activities when the weather is warm, and the sun is shining? If you feel the waterfront calling your name, we know just the place for you. The Yankee Point Marina is a short drive away from the Hope and Glory Inn and full of additional things to do in …

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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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A bald eagle sitting on its nest at the Rappahannock River National Wildlife Refuge

What You Need to Know About the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Over 9,000 beautiful acres await you at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia! Whether you’re looking to reconnect with nature, help with conservation efforts, or simply enjoy some time in the great outdoors, we’ll show you the way! Discover the best activities for your day at the refuge, and see our tips …

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A bird at Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve

4 of the Best Things to Do at the Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve

The Northern Neck of Virginia is a treasure trove of natural scenery just waiting for you to enjoy it all. One of the best places to witness nature’s magnificence is at the Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve. It’s nestled on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay, a short drive away from the Hope and Glory …

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A bench and walkway in the woods at Belle Isle State Park

Belle Isle State Park: Trek Off the Beaten Path

Are you looking to escape the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day? Plan a weekend getaway to the Hope and Glory Inn and spend a few hours at nearby Belle Isle State Park to reconnect with the great outdoors. Whether you opt for a butterfly-led nature hike or enjoy a picnic lunch nestled on the …

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