The Essex Inn Bed & Breakfast

A Greek-Revival style B&B on the Rappahannock River

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Virginia Oyster Trail Site Number: 145875

Once used as Union headquarters during the Civil War, The Essex Inn offers grand accommodations and convenience to all that Tappahannock, the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck have to offer. Guests can play a round of golf; go fishing or cruising on the Rappahannock River; canoe up one of the many unspoiled creeks; bicycle in town or along beautiful country roads; visit one of the charming towns nearby such as Urbanna; Glouchester; Kilmarnock or Irvington; enjoy a wine tasting at Ingleside or Belle Mount winery or one of the other ten wineries in the area; go antiquing; or visit one of the many historic areas nearby such as Stratford Hall, Fredericksburg, Yorktown and Williamsburg.


Jeremy or Ric Gassen




203 Duke Street
Tappahannock, VA 22560


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