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

The Essex Inn Tavern is open year round Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:00 - 9:00.

 

Join us for Family Style Italian Night!

On the day before Thanksgiving, November 23rd, from 5-9pm, come enjoy: 

Pasta with Slow Cooked Tomato Sauce

Meatballs and Italian Sausage

Vegetarian Lasagne

Salad and Garlic Bread

Tiramisu

Call for Reservations

518-963-4400

Try our red or white Essex Inn label wine.

"Perhaps Chef Sauter got lucky tonight? Perhaps. But it’s my fourth meal, and all have been this good."

Read George Davis' full review, Tippling and Tasting at the Essex Inn, on the Essex on Lake Champlain blog. 

 

New Chef

The Essex Inn announces the hiring of Jordan Sauter as our new Chef. Jordan 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 two children recently moved to the area, so let's welcome them to the community and to the Essex Inn! 

“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.