Do the holidays have you stressed? From a calendar of events to a long list of gifts to find and wrap, “overwhelmed” is a regular feeling this time of year for many. In the River Realm, we have the shorelines to keep us calm. We also have an abundance of easy and unique holiday gifts to put under the tree. On a stroll through the town of Irvington, you can discover all of these…
Hope & Glory Inn
The Hope and Glory Inn is all decked out with holiday decorations. Saunter in to enjoy the enchanting building and courtyard. Make plans to stay for dinner and indulge in farm-to-table and boat-to-table specialties at The Dining Hall, now available for $100 for two, usually $150. While you’re there, purchase the gift of travel!
Objects & More
This local upscale gallery carries work from more than 200 artists from across the country. Get lost as you discover paintings and pottery inspiring by the River Realm. You’ll also find well-crafted jewelry, home decor, and even nightlights. Got a dog lover on your gift list? We love this dog sculpture made entirely of driftwood. Learn about Objects & More.
Steamboat Era Museum
How about a splash of history? Swing into the Steamboat Era Museum to feed the curious kid in you. The museum brings landscapes to life from an era when revival camps, shucking houses and country stores dotted the river’s shores. The museum’s gift shop is stocked with holiday decorations and gifts for the entire family including hostess gifts, jigsaw puzzles based on pieces from the museum’s collections, note cards, posters, journals and stocking stuffers. For the history buffs and foodies on your gift list, we suggest the museum publications, “We Are Who We Are Because Steamboats Were” and “Dining on the Chesapeake Bay.”
More About Irvington
Want more inspiration for your visit to Irvington? We’ve got a three-day travel guide all mapped out for you. Learn where to stay, play and eat next time you can come visit us. Start planning now.
Happy Holidays from Virginia’s River Realm!