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Hope & Glory Inn

The Hope and Glory Inn is a boutique Chesapeake Bay hotel consisting of 6 rooms and 10 cottages. It is situated within a classic waterfront town on the Chesapeake Bay’s western shore.

Around 1890, a small school opened in Irvington on the property of the old Methodist Church. It had two front doors: one for boys, one for girls. Today that small school has graduated into a luxurious Irvington inn.

Fodor's Travel Guide - names the Hope and Glory Inn a Fodor's Choice for 2011. "These places are the best of the best".

Select Registry - designates the Hope and Glory as one its "distinguished inns of North America".

USA TODAY and CNN - Hope and Glory is named one of their "Top Ten Places to Rent a Cottage" in the US. The inn was described as "the perfect place to start or continue a tradition - weddings, anniversaries and family reunions" Eleanor Griffin - Editor in Chief of Cottage Living

Travel + Leisure has named it as one of their “30 Great Inns in the US” and “Top 10 Coastal Inns”

American Historic Inns has ranked it one of America’s” Top Ten Most Romantic Inns” to which The New York Times has responded: “The description hardly does it justice”

Frommer’s Travel Guide has awarded it Three Stars ¬ its highest rating ¬ in its five most recent editions - 6th - 10th.

Coastal Living Magazine has called it “whimsical, extravagantly romantic… and guaranteed to make you smile” while National Geographic Traveler in its “Trips” section highlighted three trips to take: Jamaica, South Korea and to Irvington and its Hope and Glory Inn

Southern Living has named it one of their four “Favorite Romantic Getaways”

Virginia Living has also chosen the Hope and Glory as one of Virginia's "13 Lavish Hotels and Inns"

Couples escape. Corporations retreat. Families unite. Brides and grooms tie the knot here - and remember year after year

And no wonder…

Six individually decorated rooms in a historic 1890 schoolhouse eclectically styled and hopelessly romantic; six quaint English cottages and lush grounds featuring flowers rarely seen in Virginia gardens today. Add this to four Carpenter Gothic cottages called "tents" located adjacent to our vineyard in Vineyard Grove which is situated at the headwaters of Carter's Creek. Follow winding paths through authentic English gardens; complete with a moon garden which only blooms in the evening; and, an outdoor shower (circa 1940) with a claw foot tub and sink in a totally private setting. Sweet strains of music continuously drift softly throughout the hotel and out over the grounds to the paths and gardens. All situated in a Chesapeake Bay waterfront village full of chic shops and 427 endearing people.

Beyond the gardens at our Chesapeake bay hotel, there is The Meeting House, a small retreat and conference center offering today’s technology in a creative and totally wireless environment that only can be found at The Hope and Glory. Our clientele includes the Fortune 500: The Kellogg Foundation, Leo Burnett, Pfizer Corporation, Procter and Gamble and Philip Morris.

Cruise onto the water aboard our authentic Chesapeake Bay oyster boat also known as a "dead rise," the Faded Glory.

Experience our fabulous Patricio in RECESS. On the second floor of our inn, we offer extraordinary spa treatments fourteen of them.

It is an easy walk through Hope and Glorys Vineyard The Dog and Oyster to the tents (three bedroom cottages) in Vineyard Grove where one can soak by our pool or paddle your canoe or kayak from our dock.

Savor fine dining prepared by our Chef Anne Kirkmyer in our Dining Hall; andsee Irvingtons real main street ny joining us on one of our Cocktail Cruises . Be bad and find yourself in Detention, our wine bar just off our lobby.

Soothe your senses and be pampered by our massage therapist or hone your golfing skills on three classic courses, all within a complimentary bike ride.

There is no better place to be than our Chesapeake Bay hotel. Stay with us and experience our trendy town.


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"Even when it was a school, it was a great place to it's a great place to wake as well"
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