Once used as Union headquarters during the Civil War, this 1850 Greek Revival Mansion offers grand accommodations and convenience to all that Tappahannock, the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck have to offer. Guests can play a round of golf; go fishing or cruising on the Rappahannock River; canoe up one of the many unspoiled creeks; bicycle in town or along beautiful country roads; visit one of the charming towns nearby such as Urbanna; Glouchester; Kilmarnock or Irvington; enjoy a wine tasting at Ingleside or Belle Mount winery or one of the other ten wineries in the area; go antiquing; or visit one of the many historic areas nearby such as Stratford Hall, Fredericksburg, Yorktown and Williamsburg. At night there are many gourmet restaurants in the nearby towns plus a local pub around the corner from the Inn and of course, Tappahannock's landmark seafood restaurant: Lowry’s.
Our rooms have been individually decorated with antiques. The four- posted Queen beds are made from 300 year-old cypress wood. The private tiled baths have tub/showers complete with bath salts. Room amenities include working fireplace; WiFi and DSL; Cable TV; High quality ironed linens,and towels; fluffy bathrobes, custom toiletries, hair dryers and irons.
Our small suites have been individually decorated with antiques. They include a bedroom with queen bed, private bath, full kitchen and living room with either a day bed or two comfortable chairs and a working fireplace. The private tiled baths have tub/showers complete with bath salts. Room amenities include WiFi, Cable TV in both living room and bedroom,fluffy bathrobes, deluxe ironed sheets, custom toiletries, hair dryers and irons. In 3 of the suites a third person may be accommodated for an additional $35 per night. We do accept pets (with approval -see pet policy on our website-.)
Our large suites have been individually decorated with antiques and are extremely roomy. They include a bedroom with queen or king bed, patio or balcomy, private bath, full kitchen and living room with sofa bed or day bed and a working fireplace. The private tiled baths have tub/showers complete with bath salts. Room amenities include WiFi, Cable TV in both living room and bedroom, fluffy bathrobes, deluxe ironed sheets, custom toiletries, hair dryers and irons. A third person may be accommodated for an additional $35 per night.
Our rooms have been individually decorated with antiques. The four- posted King beds are made from 300 year-old cypress wood. The private tiled baths have windows and tub/showers complete with bath salts. Room amenities include working fireplace; WiFi and DSL; Cable TV; High quality ironed linens, bedding, and towels; fluffy bathrobes, custom toiletries, hair dryers and irons.
5 on October 13, 2012
This is a lovely inn with gracious hosts. Breakfast was excellent, our suite was beautiful and clean. We would definitely stay here again.
5 on September 06, 2012
Beautiful, comfortable, clean, cozy, quiet, private. Walk to downtown, or to river's edge. A perfect spot for a retreat & attend local fairs.
5 on August 02, 2012
Innkeeper Bob and Janice McGee have helped to make The Essex Inn visit as gracious as the inn is beautiful!
5 on December 16, 2011
Have another review on TripAdvisor so I'll make this one brief...this was the best experience in lodging I have ever had, bar none. The room (Upstairs Quarters) was spacious and secluded, gorgeous, clean, cozy, with the most comfortable bed EVER. The innkeepers and the housekeeper were amazing, polite, gracious and helpful. The Inn was beautiful and Tappahannock is a perfect place to unwind. Just amazing. I would recommend the Essex Inn to anyone.
4.0 on September 29, 2011
We stayed at the Essex in while on a historical tour road trip in Virginia. It's the perfect spot for touring some of the historical sites in the Northern Neck region of VA, and for touring the Chesapeake Bay wine trail. We stayed in the main house in the Green Room. Their website described this room as having a partial view of the river from one of the windows (you could not see the river at all over the rooftops of the neighboring homes). However, the room was nice and spacious. Bob and Janice, the innkeepers, were very gracious and accommodating when we unexpectedly needed to do some work while on our vacation and print some documents. The innkeepers serve a sweet snack in the afternoons and spring water, beer, wine, pretzels, and mixed nuts are available for the enjoyment of guests. The breakfast both days was delightful!
Riverside, Small town
Richmond, VA (RIC) 50 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Stratford Hall, Yorktown/Jamestown, Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Massages, Historic Programs, Civil War Sites/Historical sites, Festivals, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bob and Janice McGee
Colonial history, Cuisine, Literature, Photography, Nature, Woodworking