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Essex Inn

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203 Duke St, PO Box 2038, Tappahannock, VA 22560
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We cannot say enough wonderful things about our hosts Ric and Jeremy and their beautiful inn. A warm smile and heavenly hospitality awaits. We stayed in the Blue Room (aka the Reba McIntyre room) and it was at once cozy and luxurious. Ric's breakfast was outstanding. Great proximity to the river, beautiful garden, a welcomed little retreat. Even as we... More 

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Fredericksburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our 30th anniversary we stayed in the "beige" room. It was beautiful and comfortable, as is the rest of the Inn. Ric and Jeremy are absolutely amazing and pay attention to every detail. It is obvious they love what they do!! The weather was a gentle rain and we had no agenda. Simply wonderful and very relaxing. We look... More 

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Thank Lisa W
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My husband and I had our rehearsal dinner here one year ago. This weekend, we returned to the Inn to celebrate our anniversary. It was as lovely and charming as we remembered it. Jeremy & Ric are amazing hosts and the Inn is beautifully maintained. We enjoyed having wine on the patio surrounded by their beautiful gardens. Breakfast was divine... More 

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Martinsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to book this B&B while in the area for work during the middle of the week. Jeremy and Ric made me feel as if I knew them the minute I walked through the big red door. The inn is elegant but feels like home and each room is very inviting. If you love historical homes, you'll... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Inn is gorgeous and the grounds are a great place to relax with a cup of coffee, tea or a glass of wine. The Innkeepers are top-notch and are extremely focused on supporting local farmers and the community in general. Their breakfasts are amazing and you will want to save room for the bread pudding!!

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Tappahannock is wonderful little historic town on the west bank of the Rappahannock River (across from Northern Neck of Virginia) and worth a visit for history lovers as well as just a little small town downtime! Essex Inn is a circa 1850 ante bellum house that has been lovingly restored and maintained and is well run by owners Jeremy and... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I attended a meeting at the Essex Inn and stayed there 1 night during the week. This is a wonderful B&B, with gracious hosts, comfortable rooms, and excellent food and beverages. The large building was constructed in 1841 by a leading citizen of the town. It is located in the historic district, just a block away from the Rappahannock River,... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Beautiful, historic inn with attentive and friendly hosts. We stayed in The Blue Room, complete with fire place, and it was lovely! The breakfast was fantastic! Quiet street, quiet inn, excellent recommendations for dinner. Just perfect.

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Springfield, VA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I left the kids with the grandparents and stayed two nights for our anniversary weekend. We had a wonderful stay. The main house is beautiful. Breakfasts were gourmet and DELICIOUS. There is a mini menu so you get to pick exactly which breakfast you want AND the time you would like to have it!! We stayed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We loved the excellent, creative breakfasts we could choose each day. The elegant sitting rooms and dining room were comfortable and beautifully appointed. Coffee, tea, cold drinks, beer, wine and snacks offered free in the "bar room" 24 hours. Our hosts were fun to talk to and very gracious.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Four rooms and four suites all with en suite bathrooms, luxurious amenities and Wi-Fi. All have working fireplaces, cable TV, air conditioning, hair dryers, irons, luxurious linens and plenty of oversized soft towels. Guests have access to a refrigerator and microwave, a screened-in porch and a private brick courtyard for outdoor relaxation and smoking. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. A full, three-course breakfast is included along with afternoon snacks, wine and beer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Essex Inn

Address: 203 Duke St, PO Box 2038, Tappahannock, VA 22560
Location: United States > Virginia > Tappahannock
Price Range: $173 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Essex Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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