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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN

Irvington, VA

Nestled on the shore where Carter’s Creek flows into the Rappahannock River, barely 12 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay, Irvington is a small town that feels like a Norman Rockwell painting. Visitors can enjoy world–class lodging, fine dining, boutique shopping, a winery, and a farmers market in the summer.

Visit Irvington, Virginia in Virginia's River Realm

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN

Irvington

Nestled on the shore where Carter’s Creek flows into the Rappahannock River, barely 12 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay, Irvington is a small town that feels like a Norman Rockwell painting. Visitors can enjoy world–class lodging, fine dining, boutique shopping, a winery, and a farmers market in the summer.

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Nationally Recognized Inns

Irvington is home to two nationally recognized inns; The Tides Inn (Built in 1947 and the area’s only 4-star property) and Hope & Glory Inn (“The South’s Best Inn” – Southern Living Magazine). If living like a local is more of your thing, check out one of the many short-term rentals here.

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Wine & Giant Corkscrews

Dog & Oyster Vineyard creates wines that are specifically crafted to be paired with oysters. All of their wines have earned many medals from American #1 Competition in San Francisco to the Virginia’s Governor’s Cup. Or grab a drink at Vine and enjoy a charcuterie board by the firepits.

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Farm-to-table, Bay-to-table

If you’re not dining at your accommodation, Irvington has a great selection. For breakfast or brunch try The Local or The Office. For Dinner check out Dredge for “fresh out of water” oysters and seafood.

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Unique Finds

Specialty, boutique shopping experiences await in Irvington. You can find everything from one-of-a-kind art items to premium quality fabric for quilting to custom made paddle boards. All shops are within walking distance.

Credit: Michael A. Geissinger

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Reconnect with the Past

Learn how ships changed the way of life on the Chesapeake Bay at the Steamboat Era Museum. Or visit Historic Christ Church & Museum. This 1735 original structure is one of America’s best examples of 18th Century church architecture.

Getaway To Irvington, Virginia

Here on the shores of Virginia lies a laid back, yet luxurious weekend getaway. Fresh local food, refined boutique shopping, a bounty of wildlife, family-owned farmer’s markets, and historical stories are all waiting in the small town of Irvington, VA.  This quintessential coastal village is serenely situated on the eastern banks of Carter’s Creek where it flows into the Rappahannock River.

What is Virginia’s River Realm?

Full of delightful surprises, hidden gems, and friendly small-town spirit. The 465 miles of shoreline, eight great small towns, and hundreds of unique attractions invite visitors to enjoy the wonder of a perfect oyster, the promise of a back road or secret cove and the pleasure of sharing a table with friends. A place where you can catch your breath, calm your mind and live your dreams.
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