“The Cupola House [and cottage are] the perfect spot for your vacation or for your weekend getaway. Our Essex New York vacation rentals are perfect if you seek relaxation and scenic beauty, but just as perfect for outdoor sports and recreation enthusiasts. The Lake Champlain region is loaded with historic sites, shoreline forts and 19th century villages. There are reputable museums, small theaters and concert halls – all within an easy drive or walk of our lodging. [As well as multiple outdoor activities being available throughout the valley, including biking, hiking, water sports, and much more!]
After breakfast, you will want to get a start on your days agenda. A short walk down Main Street will delight visitors with the small but unique assortment of galleries, restaurants and shops of Essex. Everyones favorite is our little ice cream parlor. Our marinas provide excellent services if you come by boat. The lake region around Essex, New York offers fantastic vacation activities such as boating, fishing and swimming. Or you can walk 3 blocks to the Essex Ferry and take a breathtaking 20 minute ride to Charlotte, Vermont. There are so many possible day trips and activities to choose from that you will want to come back again and again to continue your adventure.
Essex, NY is known as the areas most historic and picturesque village. It was founded before the Revolutionary war – saw a few battles with the British and later with the French during the War of 1812. Present day Essex is an architectural treasure and boasts a rich maritime past.
The deepest waters of the lake are just south of town near “Split Rock.” The huge cloven rock formation which juts out into Whallons Bay was the historic boundary line between the nations of Algonquin and Iroquois Indians. This area is reported to be one of “Champs” favorite swimming spots. “Champ” is Lake Champlains legendary sea creature, in case you were wondering. Make your Essex, New York vacation reservations at The Cupola House soon!” [Essex NY vacation rentals.]
Explore the magnificence of the Champlain Valley during your stay, but you won’t have to go far to experience the charming culture of the North Country. The Cupola House contains two apartments, but the first floor of the house is dedicated to an art exhibit. It contains a “constantly changing collection of folk art, paintings, quilts, Americana, hand woven rugs, throws, linens, designer clothing, 20th century collectibles and early American primitive antiques – an eclectic display of the area’s past and present.” [The Cupola House].
- In the Heart of the Valley (essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Falling in Love (essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex-Charlotte Ferry Schedule (essexonlakechamplain.com)