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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January & February hours:

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Reservations recommended 

Please note: The tavern will be open on Sunday, February 14th for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Weekend

Join us Valentine's Day Weekend (February 13th & 14th) for a prix fixe dinner special. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner of Prime Rib, Vegetarian Pasta, or Roasted Chicken along with drinks and champagne in our crackling fire-lit tavern. Dinner is available at $45.00 per person.

Special room rates available, please call for details.

Please call 518-963-4400 or email essexinnessex@gmail.com to make your reservation.

 

Wine Pairing Dinner

On February 27th, the Essex Inn and Boyden Valley Winery of Cambridge VT are teaming up to offer a five course dinner with wine pairings for $75 per person. The Inn's elegant rooms will be available at a special rate of $350 including dinner and breakfast for two. Dining slots and rooms are limited, so please call 518-963-4400 or email essexinnessex@gmail.com to make your reservation.

Essex Inn owners Rick & Karen Dalton are excited to welcome Innkeeper Gavin Johnston and Chef Jay Deal to the Inn!


Gavin is an Adirondack native with experience in hotel restaurant management and executive management in both the corporate and non-profit sector, but in-between all that he has farmed, homesteaded, cooked, and even earned a degree in philosophy.  


A recent transplant to the Essex community, Jay is excited to bring his style of cooking and appreciation for local fare to such a beautiful location. A native of central Massachusetts, he's been in the food industry for nearly half his life and attended Le Cordon Bleu Culinary school in Boston. He has traveled all over the country cooking. Most recently he spent the summer in Alaska as the Executive Chef of a five-star adventure and fishing lodge.

 

“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.

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