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Essex Inn

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203 Duke St, PO Box 2038, Tappahannock, VA 22560
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WINCHESTER, MASS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Tripadvisor, you really must offer a 6th star as this Inn is deserving of a rating far above the normal standard of excellence. My wife and I had the pleasure, indeed the honor, of staying here and our stay will long be remembered as "the best ever." Please understand, we have been traveling for years and have stayed at many... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had an impromptu weekend getaway at the Essex Inn last weekend and our stay was wonderfully relaxing and restorative. Rick and Jeremy are delightful hosts. The inn is lovely. We stayed in the yellow room, which was very comfy and well appointed. The innkeepers try to anticipate every need--books to read, games to play, snacks and drinks to whet... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I just spent two nights in the Essex Inn. From the instant we arrived we were treated warmly and made to feel at home. The accommodations were immaculate and well appointed. The food and drinks, also spectacular. It was by far the nicest bed and breakfast experience that we have ever had. We will definitely make a... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We loved everything about the Essex Inn. The home is absolutely beautiful with lovely furnishings, gas fireplaces in every room, delicious food, comfortable beds, pristinely clean, hospitable and knowledgeable hosts and innkeepers. We can't wait to return. We travel a lot and this B&B is on the top of our "favorites" list.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Beautiful and inviting. The owners don't miss a beat. Will definitely visit again. The area has a pop of 3,000 so limited attractions. Very nice walking tour of historic homes, a nice restaurant in walking distance, The Fat Finch. 1 block from the Rappahannock River. Antique shops in walking distance. Very restful. The breakfast was amazing, pumpkin bread pudding with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband stayed here for our seventh anniversary compliment of my parents, it was wonderful staying in such a beautiful old home the rooms were huge with own bathroom service was exceptional and breakfast was delicious every morning I would recommend to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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 September 1, 2014

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 August 19, 2014

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
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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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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 Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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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