How to Enjoy the Best Weekend Getaways From Washington, D.C.

Do you need a break from the beltway? We’ll let you in on a little secret. There’s a peaceful destination waiting for you just a few hours away. It’s a small, storybook, waterfront resort town named Irvington. It’s an oyster-centric community where the rage over Virginia oysters began. Plus, it’s the state’s No. 1 small-town destination for foodies with vineyards, wine shops, art galleries, museums, and chic shops. There’s simply no better option for your weekend getaways from Washington, D.C. Best of all, you get to enjoy a luxurious stay at the Hope and Glory Inn, our award-winning retreat in the heart of town.

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Head to Irvington, VA

The first question you should ask yourself is: What is the best destination for my weekend getaway? The answer, of course, is the Hope and Glory Inn that’s nestled in the beautiful town of Irvington, Virginia. Not only do we offer luxurious accommodations, but we also provide you with exceptional on-site activities you can’t enjoy anywhere else.

The Hope and Glory Experience

Your incredible experience begins as soon as you arrive at our property. You’ll immediately notice our pristine landscape that’s lush with English gardens and colorful flowers in the spring and summer as well as fall foliage in autumn. You can even admire the beauty of winter here when everything is coated in a light blanket of snow. It’s truly paradise!

You’re welcome to unwind in one of our cozy rooms or cottages, indulge in gourmet dinners prepared by expert Chef Meseret Crockett, grab a drink in Detention, and take advantage of our Dessert and Espresso Bar in the lobby. We also offer a variety of seasonal activities, like swimming in our salt-water pool and cruising Carter’s Creek aboard True Love. Don’t forget to sip our medal-winning wines at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, which is just a short walk or bike-ride away from the inn!

Getting Here

Another fantastic reason to visit us is that we’re only a three-hour drive away! You can pack your bags, fuel up the car, and hit the road for one of the best weekend getaways of your life. If you leave at an off-peak time, then we recommend cruising along I-95 S and US-17 S. However, this route often has significant traffic during rush hour. A good alternative involves driving on VA-3 E. Whichever way you choose to get here, you’re in for a treat!

Take the First Step Today

The bedroom in Cottage 3 at the Hope and Glory Inn

Are you ready for the ultimate weekend getaway from Washington, D.C.? Don’t wait any longer to make your daydreams a reality. Begin your journey today by browsing our variety of luxurious accommodations at the Hope and Glory Inn. While each one offers a unique atmosphere, they all come with impressive amenities for a five-star stay. Once you’ve chosen your ideal retreat, browse our current specials, and book your stay. You’ll be thankful you did! 

See You in Irvington!

Summer Lodging & Dining Special!

Stay & Dine

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!