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Essex Inn

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203 Duke St, PO Box 2038, Tappahannock, VA 22560
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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 1 week ago

Over the years, I have stayed in many B&Bs when I travel on vacation as I find B&Bs to be generally much more entertaining, unique and interesting than hotels. In a really great B&B, the owners can put as much love and personality into the establishment as they can afford and can imagine. But I've also found, over the years,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boo rented a convertible and booked a room at the Essex, as a 'no reason' trip, because he's incredible like that. Essex Inn and its proprietors (Jeremy and Rick) were equally incredible! The grounds, perfect hammock, Sat AM outside yoga class, free wine and beer and treats whenever you want it, and even a two-story suite with kitchenette... my... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Essex Inn is beautiful in structure and full of lovely period furniture. The food is outstanding and the Inn keepers gracious, hospitable, and fun. There are snacks for evening consumption along with a choice of a white or red wine. Breakfast is served at your choice of time between 8 and 9:30 and was so good. We loved our... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a quiet retreat near a body of water that was elegant, had a super breakfast and had lots of comfortable places to sit and read. The Essex Inn had all of this in spades. They are one block from the Rappahannock River - distantly visible from the Green Room's window. There is a hammock for 2... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Rick and Jeremy have an awesome B&B. Their energy and care for the place is second to none. They are doing wonderful things in the community. I felt like we were life long friends just after 3 days. The INN is fabulous and the breakfast was incredible. They have not overlooked any details to make your stay enjoyable. They also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were immediately taken by the charm, hospitality,and graciousness of this historical inn and its innkeepers, Jeremy and Ric. The Essex Inn is immaculately maintained with lovely gardens and spacious,charming interiors. Attention to every detail is the hallmark of these innkeepers! They made our anniversary a memorable one!

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Staunton, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Ric and Jeremy, the innkeepers at the Essex Inn are fantastic. We rented the whole inn for a family wedding weekend and could not have been more pleased with the accommodations, service, and hospitality. Ric and Jeremy were flexible throughout the planning process and made our weekend extra special with fabulous food and arrangements. We cannot thank them enough and... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I spend two nights here during the workweek. We were immediately made to feel totally welcome by host extraordinaire Jeremy and cook extraordinaire Ric. Lovely, sunny Greek Revival home was clean and comfortable, and the outdoor garden area was icing on the cake. The breakfasts were utterly superb! If you are coming to Tappahannock you cannot go... More 

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Volant, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed one night here after spending the day on the Chesapeake Wine Trail, and the only sad part was that we could not stay longer! The property is beautiful and Jeremy gave us the grand tour shortly after we arrived, also giving us a bit of history about the house. After dinner at the Fat Finch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Loved our anniversary weekend away here! First class breakfast and charm! You will be so spoiled. Quaint quiet relaxing town. Beautiful gardens to sit and enjoy. Great for photographers and nature lovers. Can't wait to go back, didn't want to leave.

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