The Essex Inn

The Essex Inn was built in 1850 and has been restored to its original grandeur. This successful bed and breakfast with 8 guest rooms/suites is now being offered for sale.

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Along the Rappahannock River in historic Tappahannock, Virginia!

The Essex Inn was built in 1850 and has been restored to its original grandeur. This successful bed and breakfast with 8 guest rooms/suites is now being offered for sale.

The main level has a large center hallway, a formal living room, a parlor, a dining room and a butler’s pantry. There is also a bathroom on this level.

The upper level has four spacious guest rooms, each with their own private baths.
Beautifully decorated, these rooms have high ceilings and are light and airy

In the lower level we have the kitchen, pantry, laundry room, utility room, and the Innkeeper’s Suite, consisting of a living room, a large bedroom with bath and walk-in closet. There is a private outside entrance to the Innkeeper’s Suite. There is also an office and two additional bathrooms on this level.

Just to the rear of the main building, you will find the Dependencies! Here you have the original Kitchen and Laundry, each have been converted to charming 2-level suites. There are two additional suites – The Upstairs Quarters and The Downstairs Quarters. These suites have been very popular.

The grounds of The Essex Inn are nicely landscaped and provide ample space for outdoor receptions and small weddings.

Essex County, located on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula, was formed in1692 and was named for either the English County or the Earl of Essex. Tappahannock is the only incorporated town in Essex County and sits on the shores of the Rappahannock River. In addition to its waterfront, other positive features include an historic downtown, a prestigious girl’s preparatory school (St. Margaret’s School), a business corridor development, and extensive wetland areas.
The grounds of The Essex Inn are nicely landscaped and provide ample space for outdoor receptions and small weddings.

Essex County, located on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula, was formed in1692 and was named for either the English County or the Earl of Essex. Tappahannock is the only incorporated town in Essex County and sits on the shores of the Rappahannock River. In addition to its waterfront, other positive features include an historic downtown, a prestigious girl’s preparatory school (St. Margaret’s School), a business corridor development, and extensive wetland areas.

  • Year Built: 1850 
  • Guest Rooms:
  • Private Baths:
  • Region: VA - Tidewater Region 
  • Price: $960,000 
  • Urban or In-Town Inns: Yes 
  • Coastal B&Bs: Yes 
  • Mountain Retreats: No 
  • Turnkey: Yes 
  • Location: Tappahanock on Virginia's Middle Peninsula 
  • Sale Note: Motivated Seller 
  • Annual Room Revenue: $155,000 
  • Yearly Occupancy: 45.47% 
  • Average Daily Rate (ADR): $115 
  • Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR): $53.08 
  • Acerage: Corner Lot 
  • Zoned: Commercial 
  • Special Features: Original heart-of-pine hardwood floors can be found throughout  
  • Innkeeper Quarters: Yes - Living Room w fireplace, Br, Bath, Walk-in Closet 
  • Style: Greek-Revival 
  • Sold: No