In The News
USA Today - Eleanor Griffin, the Editor in chief of Cottage Living
magazine named the cottages of Irvington’s Hope
and Glory Inn as one of her “10 GREAT PLACES TO
RENT A COTTAGE.” “For those looking to skip
chain hotels and get off the beaten path,” Griffin
picked ten “getaways with stunning views to pampering
retreats, each promising something rare in mass market
travel: a unique experience.”
Flavour Magazine “ … a hip wine bar called Detention, and a seasonally focused dining hall where Chef Ann Kirkmeyer pairs local fruits and vegetables with freshly caught crab, oysters, and fish from nearby waters.”
Breathe Magazine “… a one-of-a-kind gem.”
Travel + Leisure named as one of their “30 Great Inns in the US” and “Top 10 Coastal Inns”.
Guide has awarded it with Three Stars ¬
its highest rating ¬ in its three most recent editions
- 6th, 7th and 8th.
DC Magazine -
"among the choicest getaways in Virginia’s
The New York Times
[Hope and Glory] “ likes to advertise itself as
one of the most romantic inns in the country,”
...“that seems hard to quarrel with, but the description
hardly does it justice.”
National Geographic Traveler
In its Trips section, there were three recommended destinations
– “Jamaica, South Korea and the Hope and
American Historic Inns
A “Top Ten Most Romantic Inn in America”
"A Sanctuary for laughing souls." [Hope and
Glory] "reflects life’s amusing twists and
manages to create nothing short of magic"
Mary Engelbreit Living
"dreamy cocoons that make guests feel cherished"
The Washington Post
"I kept expecting Julia Roberts to waltz out wearing
a sundress and some sort of accent and offer me an iced
"This masterpiece of whimsy and beauty, there is
not an ordinary headboard in the place. Silly hats become
lampshades, and curtains are tied with rope, ribbons
or strings to tree-branch curtain rods."
"Though surrounded by a white picket fence, and
a nostalgic garden, the sunny yeloow 1890's schoolhouse
belies its Victorian exterior. Indeed the sense of humor
throughout Hope and Glory will soon have you wondering:
whats going on here?"
Coastal Living Magazine
"Rent the entire Inn - seven rooms plus four cottages
- for a Big Chill Weekend or come for a refreshing interlude.
It's whimsical, extravengently romantic, relatively
undiscovered and guaranteed to make you smile."
The Tatler Cunard Travel
"The Hope and Glory Inn is so mad and has such
pizzazz that it stops you in your tracks."
Southern Living – one of their “Four Favorite Romantic Getaways”
Washingtonian – named as
a place to go for a “Dream Weekend”