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April 26th, 2024 Essex Inn will be part of the Middle Peninsula Garden Club tour.  Get your tickets and learn more about the wonderful homes on tour.


Guests of the Essex Inn can use our two single person kayaks to explore the Rappahannock River or one of the many smaller creeks and tributaries in the area!  Our kayaks are 10-foot Emotion Guster kayaks provide the perfect combination of comfort, stability and performance.  Paddles and all safety equipment are also available at the Inn.  


For guest usage, simply give us a call toll-free at 866-ESSEX-VA to reserve. 

DATE NIGHT (Usually the first Friday of the month)

Progressive party in Tappahannock supporting three local businesses: Act XII Wine & Provisions, Tappahannock Art Gallery (TAG) and 1710 Tavern.

Visit TAG's website for details Welcome to the Tappahannock Art Gallery. | TAG - Tappahannock Artists Guild & Tappahannock Art Gallery (

Join the Pickleball Craze!  New pickleball courts and one tennis court are located just around the corner from the Inn.  Forgot your gear?  We have a pickleball set for you to use.

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