The Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast has operated almost continuously since 1812, when Essex was a thriving town on the shores of Lake Champlain. Once the expressway between Montreal and New York City, the Lake was the scene of battles fought by Gentleman Jonny Burgoyne, Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold that forged our country's independence.
More than two centuries later, beginning in the spring of 2010, the Inn has undergone a top-to-bottom renovation with new electrical and heating systems, plumbing , totally refurbished sleeping rooms, and a state-of-the art commercial kitchen. Today the Inn offers 21st Century comfort and amenities in a charming 19th Century setting.
The Inn sits on the Main Street of Essex, one block from the Essex, NY - Charlotte, VT ferry dock and the waters of Lake Champlain.
A stroll down Main Street brings you past a wellness center, local shops, and the ice cream store.
About Essex, NY
Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks along the shores of the sixth largest body of fresh water in the United States sits Essex, New York. Often called New York's most historic hamlet, Essex contains one of the most intact collections of pre-Civil War architecture in America. Located near the widest part of Lake Champlain, south of the Four Brothers Islands and north of the Split Rock Lighthouse, the community is served by year-round ferry service from Charlotte, Vermont, 15 miles south of Burlington.