Why the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard Is One of the Best Fall Getaways in Virginia

There’s nothing better than Virginia in the fall. The crisp autumn air and beautiful changing leaves provide the ideal backdrop for a romantic weekend away with your sweetheart! And, if you’re looking for the best fall getaways in Virginia, we invite you to stay at our enchanting Irvington inn. Cozy up in luxurious accommodations or take a stroll through our vineyard. Here’s why a stay at Hope and Glory Inn will become your new favorite fall tradition!

Of course, the No. 1 reason why we the best is that we offer a culinary experience like no other. We provide the perfect pairing of our vineyard’s wine with local oysters (the merroir and terroir being the same is incredibly noteworthy and rare!) Only three places in the world can claim this. Our hotel’s restaurant is also rated the best, and the reviews say it in spades. Plus, on weekends, we have a lobby with a new Dessert/Espresso bar!

Things to Do at the Hope and Glory Inn in Fall

1. Visit The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

Is there anything more romantic than strolling through a lush vineyard, surrounded by a canopy of colorful leaves? Autumn is a wonderful time to visit The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, which is just a short walk from our beautiful inn! Take your time sampling the award-winning wines, all made from 100% estate-grown grapes. And, if you’d like to pair your wine with fresh, Rappahannock River oysters, make sure to stop by our Slurp stand for a truly delicious experience.

2. Attend a Local Event

Another thing that makes the Northern Neck one of the best fall getaways in Virginia is all the fun local events happening this time of year! Oyster season is in full swing during the fall, so don’t miss out on the Chesapeake Academy Oyster Roast, the Bay Seafood Festival, or the Urbanna Oyster Festival. Other not-to-miss fall events in Virginia include the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta and Taste By the Bay

3. See the Beautiful Fall Foliage

Fall in Virginia is beautiful, especially when the leaves begin to change. The vibrant red, yellow, and orange hues offer photogenic opportunities around every turn. During your stay, make sure to walk, bike, or drive through the Northern Neck’s colorful fall foliage. It will take your breath away! Check out the Virginia fall foliage report to see when peak times are expected! 

4. Enjoy a Romantic Candlelit Dinner

Nothing sets the mood like a romantic dinner for two! During your stay, make sure to stop in The Dining Hall for a fine dining experience like no other. We use only the freshest ingredients to create each mouthwatering selection on the prix-fixe menu. Our specialties include fresh rockfish, oysters, crab, and other farm-to-table offerings. Don’t forget to save room for a sweet treat at the Dessert and Espresso Bar in our lobby!

We ask that you make reservations ahead of time for a meal in our intimate restaurant and call ahead for the Dessert and Espresso Bar.

5. Take a Cruise on Carter Creek

End the perfect day with an enchanting evening sail on our True Love boat! During your cruise, you’ll glide along the Rappahannock River and explore the many coves of Carter Creek. Sit back, relax, and enjoy spectacular views of the coastline. If you’d like, we can even arrange for a bottle of wine and other assorted goodies waiting for you aboard the vessel. Bon voyage!

Book Your Fall Getaway at the Hope and Glory Inn

When it comes to the best fall getaways in Virginia, look no further than Hope and Glory Inn for an unforgettable vacation! You can experience all of these amazing attractions, events, and fall activities when you stay at our historic Irvington inn. And, with luxurious accommodations and top-notch amenities, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing weekend away. 

Each of our rooms and cottages features private bathrooms, plush linens and robes, and stunning views. For a truly unforgettable stay, we recommend booking Room 6. Take a soak in the clawfoot tub, sink into the comfortable, queen-size bed and relax, and wake up to a complimentary continental breakfast. Don’t wait to start planning your fall getaway. Check our availability and book your stay today!

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Book between now & May 31 two nights (Thursday-Sunday) this Summer along with a dinner reservation for 2 in our fine dining restaurant The Colonnade and receive a $50 credit to your folio upon check out!