203 Duke Street, PO Box 2038
Tappahannock, Virginia 22560

 866-ESSEX-VA  |  804-443-9900

info@essexinnva.com 

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Whether you're looking for a quiet get-away weekend with impeccable service or an active vacation, the Historic Essex Inn in Tappahannock, VA offers dozens of activities and nearby day trip options.  Let us help you plan your visit!

Virginia's Tidewater region offers a huge range of options for area explorers. Whether you're an eco-tourist, history buff, wine enthusiast, artist, antique collector, or craft beer afficionado, the Middle Penninsula and Northern Neck offer dozens of day trip opportunitites in near proximity to the Inn!  Take a river cruise to one of our many beautiful vineyards and sample some great Virginia wines. Immerse yourself in the local history going all the way back to the American Revolution, then go shopping for one-of-a-kind antiques. Kayak the Rappahannock River or one of the many smaller creeks & tributaries. Explore miles of trails on foot or by bike. And don't forgot to try our world famous Rappahannock River Oysters while you're here!  From the Essex Inn, you can reach Richmond, Fredericksburg and Colonial Williamsburg in about an hour. We're less than two hours from Virginia Beach and ninety minutes from Washington, DC.  

Virginia's Tidewater region offers a huge range of options for area explorers. Whether you're an eco-tourist, history buff, wine enthusiast, golfer, artist, antique collector, or craft beer afficionado, the Middle Penninsula and Northern Neck offer dozens of day trip opportunitites in near proximity to the Inn!  Take a river cruise to one of our many beautiful vineyards and sample some great Virginia wines. Immerse yourself in the local history going all the way back to the American Revolution, then go shopping for one-of-a-kind antiques or unique gifts. Kayak the Rappahannock River or one of the many smaller creeks & tributaries. Explore miles of trails on foot or by bike. And don't forgot to try our world famous Rappahannock River Oysters while you're here!  From the Essex Inn, you can reach Richmond, Fredericksburg and Colonial Williamsburg in about an hour. We're less than two hours from Virginia Beach and roughly ninety minutes from Washington, DC.  

Kayak on the beautiful river or its' many tributaries in the area.  The Essex Inn offers full day and half day Kayak Rentals. Nearby waterways include: The Chesapeake Bay and Mobjack Bays, The Rappahannock, York, Mattaponi, Pamunkey, Piankatank, Poropotank, North, Severn and Ware Rivers, Dragon Run and many other creeks and marshes.

Visit one of the dozens of historical sites nearby such as the Dahlgren Heritage Museum, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, James Monroe Birthplace, Historic Christ Church, Menokin, Stratford Hall, Blandfield, Brooke's Bank, Edenetta, Monte Verde, Tappahannock Historic District, Mount Airy, and many others!

Schedule a round or two of golf at Virginia's #6 rated Golf Course, Hobbs Hole!  With 160 acres of pure greens and great fairways, the course includes 18 holes, 6,700 yards of play with five tee options that allows both beginners and more experienced golfers an enjoyable game based on their level of expertise.  There is also a Bermuda grass driving range and bent grass practice green to allow a little practice before your game. Finish up at the clubhouse for a round of drinks or fabulous meal.