See What Others Are Saying About The Hope & Glory Inn

Recent Awards & Notable Honors

Love Notes From Our Guests

About The Hope & Glory Inn

“The Hope and Glory inn is a perfect weekend getaway. The area is beautiful and Peggy and Dudley are great hosts.”

Lee B.

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Peggy and Dudley Patteson truly know how to make guests feel welcome in their lovingly restored, schoolhouse-turned-into charming inn. 

Eric J

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“If you are looking for romantic weekend get away or just a girls trip, the Hope and Glory Inn is the perfect place to stay. From the moment we clicked submit for the reservation we were treated like family.”

Karen C.

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“The innkeepers do everything possible to make you feel at home.”

Joe

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“First class experience from beginning to end.”

Jon H.

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About The Colonnade

“possibly the best food and evening we have ever shared”

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This is the place to go for a MAGICAL dining experience

Dan S.

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A true gem in eastern Virginia. A four course fare by Chef Meseret Crockett left nothing further to be desired.

Samuel K.

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About The Colonnade

“We ate…at Inn at little Washington…her meal was better”

About The Hope & Glory Inn

“…We celebrated my future husband’s birthday on Friday night, and we got married on the front steps of the Inn on Saturday! There could not have been a more beautiful “destination wedding”.”

Pat & Tom

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“If there was a six star ⭐️ rating, that is what I would rate my experience!” 

Sarah B.

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About The Colonnade

 “a Michelin star class plus restaurant in Irvington, Va”

About The Hope & Glory Inn

The dinner we had this past Saturday was one of the best meals we ever had and my wife [and I] are big time foodies. If you like history, wine and oysters, then you have have to come to the Northern Neck. And if you enjoy excellent hospitality and a unique dining experience, you have to check out the Hope & Glory Inn!”

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About The Colonnade

“Our friends have been to the French Laundry in California and say this was better. Please go. You won’t regret it.”

James M.

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About The Hope & Glory Inn

“A gem nestled within a unique historic setting that provides the ultimate in charm, comfort and care.”

Judy L.

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Notable Mentions In High Profile Publications

Hope & Glory Inn Among Travel+Leisure’s 30 Great Inns

“If you’re extravagantly romantic, you’ll love this eccentric spot on Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay shore.”

“Whimsical folk art pieces such as birdcages, model ships, and mirrors by artist Brad Stephens complete the Alice in Wonderland effect. In seven upstairs rooms and [seven] cottages, bedsteads are fashioned from wooden fences and flea market finds. Each cottage has an enclosed patio; all share an antique shower and footed tub where you can bathe by the light of the moon.”

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Grape Expectations

The Dog and Oyster Micro-Vineyard in Irvington, Va., near where the Rappahannock River feeds into the Chesapeake, was established ten years ago to produce bracing white wines that pair expressly with oysters. “Growing grapes on land next to the water where oysters were grown—the terroir of our grapes matches perfectly with the merroir of the oysters,” says Dudley Patteson, the micro-vineyard’s co-owner with his wife, Peggy “The taste of the grape and the wine is the same as the oyster.” 

Their wines are fittingly called Oyster White, a chardonel (a late ripening, white-wine hybrid grape), and Pearl, made from vidal blanc. “They are dry white wines,” Patteson says. “If you take a sip of dry white wine and put an oyster in your mouth after, the flavors of the oyster pops because of the way the wine coats your palate, and how your palate reacts to the sweetness or salinity of a given oyster.”

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This Tiny Coastal Virginia Town Is Home to the Ultimate Oyster (and Wine) Lover’s Getaway

The Dog and Oyster Micro-Vineyard connects Virginia oyster culture to Chesapeake Bay wine culture, whetting your palette for the tasting fun to come..”

“With its proximity to an estuary, Chesapeake Bay, and its sandy soil, the area is like Bordeaux, and the wines produced here have won their share of awards.”

“As the sun sets and frogs chirp… 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 spa appropriately named Recess and bar named Detention. Patteson affably pulls up a chair and happily shares the vineyard and region ethos. “Oysters and wine both have a sense of place,” he says. “Here you get both grown together; that’s unique in the world.”

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