The crown jewel of the Adirondack Coast, the Essex Inn adorns Main Street in the Essex hamlet, steps away from the ferry landing on the shores of Lake Champlain.  Recognized as one of the most charming towns in the Northeastern United States, Essex, with its unspoiled Federal and Greek Revival buildings, appears in its entirety in the National Register of Historic Places.

With 200 plus years of history, today’s Essex Inn offers the pinnacle of hospitality.  The Inn’s 10 lovingly restored rooms and suites (and additional Annex lodging that overlooks Lake Champlain) provide modern convenience amid rustic charm, while the Inn’s tavern and restaurant offer an exquisite wine selection and hand-crafted cocktails.  

From Main Street, enter the Inn with its wooden walls, hand-hewn exposed beams, and wide-plank floorboards. Throughout the colder months, fires burn in the tavern's two hearths, while during warmer seasons, the front porch may beckon you outside for a glass of Chablis or a sumptuous meal.

Located 20 minutes south of Burlington and a short ferry ride across the lake, Essex is cradled between Vermont and the vibrant village of Lake Placid, on the eastern slope of the Adirondacks High Peaks region, accessible by plane, train, car or even boat.

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Hours

Thursday through Sunday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To make reservations call (518) 963-4400 or email essexinnessex@gmail.com.

"Jordan, the chef, absolutely kills it! Nailed flavor & texture in addition to using good ingredients from our farming community here. We were so impressed. He's obviously passionate about his work. Try this place!

"What a wonderful place! The facility, staff and food were all outstanding. We had a great stay and cant wait to visit again. Definitely our new go-to place for special occasions! Thank you for treating us so well and for making us feel so welcomed!"

About the Chef

Executive Chef Jordan Sauter is from Philadelphia and has been passionate about cooking his entire life. Jordan has been a professional and executive chef for the past thirteen years and will bring an exciting mix of culinary delights to the Essex Inn. We’re excited to get the summer season rolling led by Jordan's passion for food!

Jordan and his wife and their three children recently moved to the area, so let's welcome them to the community and to the Essex Inn! 

Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, November 22 - Feast Italian-style, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Christmas in Essex, December 9-11 - Join James Beard (guest) bartender-of-the-year, Lori Kudelski, and Essex Inn General Manager Tom, on Friday or Saturday at 5:00 pm for a complimentary mixology class to learn how to make holiday themed cocktails. Check out this fantastic review of last year's amazing mixology class with Lori

Christmas Eve, December 24 - Celebrate the Holidays with our festive menu, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

New Year's Eve, December 31 - Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and dance the night away to live music

“This light-yellow historic inn has always been one of my favorite buildings in the district. I love visiting the restaurant for a quiet night with exceptional food.” 

- Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (when sharing her eight favorite upstate NY spots)

Located 20 minutes south of Burlington and a short ferry ride across the lake, Essex is cradled between Vermont and the vibrant village of Lake Placid, on the eastern slope of the Adirondacks High Peaks region, accessible by plane, train, car or even boat.

Things to do

Outside the Inn’s doors, you’ll find a cornucopia of outdoor activities provided by Lake Champlain and nearby streams, hills and mountains.  Walk across Main Street for restorative yoga, massage, an organic facial or acupuncture.

Think Essex Inn

For romantic getaways, small weddings, board meetings, holiday parties, or family reunions.