6 Unexpected Destination Wedding Locations That Are Non-Cliché In The Best Way 

“Couples who enjoy historic ambiance should look no further than Irvington, Virginia. “For smaller, more intimate weddings, couples will fall in love with the enchanting Hope & Glory Inn, which used to house an elite boarding school in the late 1800s,” says Caroline Logan, director of communications for the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The property offers […]

Dog-Friendly Virginia Wineries

“The Hope & Glory Inn, a longtime favorite lodging option in the Northern Neck, acquired an existing vineyard in 2011 that the innkeepers’ son Mark Hollingsworth was managing. Named for the family’s rescue dogs—who guard the grapes from native wildlife—and for the area’s prized bivalves, the Dog & Oyster Vineyard is a healthy walk or […]

Best Oyster Awards Featured in Smoke & Salt

2020 & 2019 “It’s tough to be humble when your state produces the finest bivalves anywhere, so we won’t even try. Here, we offer a list of the state’s best raw oyster bars dedicated to serving Virginia-grown oysters, and growers that retail directly to the public, chosen by our editors and panel of experts. Oyster […]

Coastal Living Magazine names Irvington as one of their “10 best places to live” and The Hope and Glory Inn and the Dog and Oyster vineyard were featured

“As the sun sets and frogs chirp just outside the screened-in cottage of tables, vineyard owner Dudley Patteson’s eyes sparkle behind tortoiseshell glasses. The former Washington, DC, banker and his wife Peggy also own Irvington’s acclaimed Hope and Glory Inn, a converted 1889 schoolhouse with a … bar named Detention. Patteson affably pulls up a […]

8 Romantic Getaways in Virginia | Chesapeake Bay Estuaries to Vineyard Stays

“The Hope and Glory Inn is situated along the state’s Oyster and Wine Trail, offering guests an ideal romantic vacation complete with fresh oyster tastings and wine pairings from its 6-acre winery, Dog and Oyster Vineyard. An intimate, prix-fixe candle-lit dinner for two at the on-site restaurant, The Dining Hall, showcases the best of the […]

#1 Eastern Virginia – Bed and Breakfast – 2020 Best of Virginia

#1 EVERY YEAR since inception – When you are the BEST, it can’t get any better! Come and experience us. Previous Virginia Living honors include: 2019 Top Wedding Vendor, 2019 BEST in VIRGINIA #1 B&B in Eastern VA, and 2019 BEST in VIRGINIA #2 Wedding Venue in Eastern VA “The rooms are quaint, comfortable and […]