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203 Duke St, PO Box 2038, Tappahannock, VA 22560
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Essex Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Tappahannock B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent our 1st anniversary in the Blue Room and the Essex Inn. I could not imagined anything more romantic. They provided a glass of champagne, flowers and cake on our arrival. Breakfast the next morning was fabulous. We shared stories with the other guests and really felt at home. It was our first time staying at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful historic setting, perfect hosts, homey lodgings, GREAT breakfast! This was our first time at a B&B and we really had no idea what to expect exactly - we just weren't sure about such a relatively intimate encounter (when you consider the normal interaction one has w/other guests and staff at an hotel) - but the hosts carried out the... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for two nights at the Essex Inn. Rick and Jeremy are the consummate hosts. The historic home is beautiful and well kept. The grounds are immaculate. Breakfast is modest but more than enough and very good with local ingredients and jam from Quince fruit in their yard. Ya, I didn’t know what a Quince fruit... More

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Glen Allen, Virginia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our trip to the Essex Inn was given to us as a wedding gift. We enjoyed our stay very much. The Inn is beautiful and the staff Jeremy & Rick were wonderful. Our suite 207 was beautiful and very clean and cozy. The breakfast they served was fantastic chef Rick is amazing and should be recognized as a Top Chef.... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed for one night this past weekend. From the moment we arrived, Rick, Jeremy and Charlie the dog were awesome. They were friendly and checked on us periodically to see if we needed anything. They went above and beyond to make sure our stay was amazing. We stayed in the Red room. The bed was extremely comfortable. The house,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This property survived bombardment of Tappahannock by the British during the War of 1812. It is authentic and lovingly maintained by the caretakers Jeremy and Rick. Jeremy is a gracious and attentive host and Rick is a gourmet cook. We truly felt welcome and at home, not like the feeling of being intruders that overshadowed us at other B&B's that... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I celebrated out 25th anniversary at the Essex Inn. We couldn't have asked for a better place! The innkeepers, Jeremy and Rick were fantastic. Rick was a phenomenal chef. Jeremy was a fantastic host. Charlie, their dog, made it feel like home. We loved the area and the inn was historic, but had all of the comforts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We just completed a 160 mile bike trip on the Neck staying at four B&B's. There is no question the Essex Inn was the best. Jeremy and Rick are true professionals and very concerned about their guests. Food, accommodations, service, and everything else. The Essex Inn is the best.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful B&B ! Southern Hospitality at it's best! Great food, and wonderful atmosphere!! Definitely going again! One block from the water, lovely 1850s house with beautifully appointed rooms, and divine patio!! Thank you, Jeremy and Rick (the chef!!) Wonderful!

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Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a great historical facility with many appropriate room appointments. Every thing was clean and well appointed.The rooms were large and included a nice screened room for afternoon reading. The garden was well maintained with a magnificent old basswood tree.Best of all the hosts were great and so was the breakfast.

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Address: 203 Duke St, PO Box 2038, Tappahannock, VA 22560
Location: United States > Virginia > Tappahannock
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