MLS Number 4893565
- Square Feet 8,170
- Acreage 1
- Year Built 1866
Prominently located in the heart of Island Pond, VT, is the Essex House and Tavern. Housed in an 1866-era building that has been renovated to create an atmosphere that reflects the history of the Essex House by keeping the original wood supports combined with a modernized, antique aesthetic. Each of the 11 hotel rooms has been updated with new amenities while still retaining the building's quaint, historic style. The revitalized tavern features a vintage industrial vibe with seating for 48. A separate dining room seats 65 and is perfect for private events. The 36x20' pavilion, added in 2020, is heated for winter use, and in warmer months more seating can be added just outside to serve more customers. This solid business has a well-established customer base and is ideally situated in a town that is truly a four-season destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The VAST trail flows directly into the large, paved parking lot, and the town roads are open to ATVs and UTVs. Brighton State Park, set on the shores of Spectacle Pond, and Island Pond attract visitors for boating, fishing, and swimming, and hiking trails in the area are plentiful. An 18-mile drive takes you to East Burke for world-class mountain biking at Kingdom Trails and classic Vermont skiing at Burke Mountain. If you're ready to live and work in the wonderful playground of the Northeast Kingdom, this might be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Are you ready to take this turnkey business to the next level?
Listed by Brandy Goulet and Emma Gunn of Century 21 Farm & Forest/Burke