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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

My husband and I stayed three nights at the Essex this past October. This was not our first experience staying at a B & B; however, this was by far the best one. The Inn and the gardens are beautiful, very charming, and impeccably maintained. Although the weather was a little dreary, we felt very warm and cozy sitting by... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Essex Inn for a week in July and found it to be delightful, both for the quality of its service and the comfort and charm of the inn itself. It’s convenient for visiting major tourist sights such as Jamestown and Williamsburg, as well as exploring the many beautiful and lesser-known back roads around... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

Beautiful historic home and wonderful Inn Keepers! The breakfast each morning was absolutely delicious...; Go any time if you want to just get away and relax; the town and surrounding area provides plenty to do. There is a reason they are on the Select Registry. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

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Bethesda, MD
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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

This was my husband’s and my fourth visit to The Essex Inn in Tappahannock, VA – that fact alone should speak volumes about how we feel about this bed and breakfast. This time, we were joined by relatives, who stayed in the Quarters. It is hard to say what we like most about the inn – the hosts, the breakfasts,... More 

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Fishersville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

I cannot say enough about this place. Even better than we could imagine. I would highly recommend the Essex Inn to anyone.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2009

If you pass through TappyTown you must stay here. Reeves and Melodie are the best host and hostess making sure that thier guests are catered for in every regard. Will be back.

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2008

My husband and I had a small wedding in October 2008 at the Essex Inn, and it was the perfect location. Melodie and Reeves, the Innkeepers, were so incredible in helping my family and me set up for the wedding, and Melodie even manned the bar during the wedding in order to give the bartender a break. I had family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

My fiancee and I were recently in Tappahannock for the wedding of two close friends. This is a great option if your travels take you to this part of the country. The B&B is well appointed and the rooms are well decorated. The breakfast was the best I have ever had at a B&B. If you enjoy the B&B experience,... More 

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Columbia, SC
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2007

We stayed there this past weekend while attending a family event nearby and were so pleased. It is restored and decorated beautifully with every amenity thought of for your comfort. The breakfasts were gourmet caliber. They have a room just for snacks with coffee, teas, biscotti, nuts, wine etc. and yes beer on tap. The men in my family loved... More 

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Fairfax VA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2007

Great Bed and Breakfast. The couple who manage the place are very frendly and have a number of cats who appear at various times of the day. This B&B appears to be recently done up, and is in great shape. The butlers pantry with the beer on tap (included in the room charge when I visited) is an excellent idea,... More 

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Address: 203 Duke St, PO Box 2038, Tappahannock, VA 22560
Location: United States > Virginia > Tappahannock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8

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