Concierge Guide

Planning Your Chesapeake Bay Vacation

Hope and Glory Inn is conveniently located by a variety of historic sites and museums that you can enjoy during your stay! Please see below for our recommendations. Contact our Irvington inn to make your reservations today.

Let us serve as your personal concierge and introduce you to these memorable activities:

  • Airplane Rides - 8 minutes by car
  • Art Galleries - Objects is a 1 block walk; many others
  • Beaches - Our favorite, Huglett Point, is a 20-minute drive and worth it
  • Bicycling - Complimentary bikes on site and there is a 5-mile bike trail to and from Kilmarnock
  • Cooking Classes - Scheduled throughout the year
  • Cruises - Our boat, the Faded Glory, and fishing charters
  • Fishing - We can recommend charters
  • Fitness Center - YMCA 6 minutes away accommodates our guests
  • Golf - Two destination courses - The Golden Eagle and King Carter Golf Club
  • Hiking - Around town and a short drive to natural areas
  • Historic Sites and Tours - Historic Christ Church is 3 minutes away
  • Museums - Mary Ball Washington, Reedville Fishermen's, Steamboat Era
  • Music - See Calendar
  • Sailing Charters
  • Sailing School
  • Shopping
  • Spa treatments - on premise in RECESS
  • State Parks - Belle Isle and Hughlett Point
  • Stock Car Racing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Theater - See Calendar
  • Four Vineyard/Wineries within 17 minutes

Irvington Historic Sites and Museums

Historic Christ Church – 2 miles

A National Historic Landmark and one of the most important examples of Georgian architecture in the US. (804) 438-6855

Steamboat Era Museum - across Irvington Commons

In view of Hope and Glory Inn
. Celebrating the steamboats, landings and commerce along the rivers of the Bay. Summer hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4. 156 King Carter Drive • (804) 438-6888

Irvington Shopping

Brocante Home - 1 Block

Antique and Decorative Items - French Style and Vintage Charm - Furniture, linens, scents, crystal, china, lamps, pottery. King Carter Dr • 804-438-6404 •

The Dandelion – next door

An old parsonage transformed into a treasure trove of distinctive ladies' clothing, shoes, jewelry, gifts and decorative accessories. 4372 Irvington Road P.O. Box 355 • (804)438-5194 • Fax (804)438-5802 •

Jimmy & Sook - 1 block

A selection of crab logo apparel for men, women and children. 804-438-6010

Village Needlepoint of Irvington – 1 block

Offering the finest in needlepoint design, fibers and finishing. Hand-painted canvases. Silk, wool and metallic threads. Accessories and furniture. Classes for all skill levels. 4395 Irvington Road • PO Box 186 (804)438-9500 •

Objects - 1 block

Paintings, sculptures, glass, pottery, jewelry and home decor.

Irvington Dining

Hope and Glory Inn 

Breakfast (schoolhouse)- Every day - Reservations required for non-registered guests - 8:30am - 9:30am

Lunch (vineyard) - Friday - Saturday - Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm - The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

Dinner (schoolhouse) - Thursday - Monday - Reservations required for guests and non-registered guests - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The local – 1 block - Breakfast and Lunch

The local, featuring coffee, espresso, bagels and an assortment of wraps, paninis and other delectable food, is a great place to start your day with a terrific cup of coffee or the perfect spot for your midday meal. • 4337 Irvington Road • (804)438-9356

The Tides Inn - .4 miles - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - multiple venues

Trick Dog Cafe - 1 block - Dinner

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