Essex ferry from Cupola House porchInterior garden
Cupola House on Lake Champlain
Cupola House on Lake Champlain

3 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

3 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

The restored "Greek Revival" Cupola House has 2 fully furnished 2nd floor apartments with spectacular lake and garden views. Each is elegant and comfortable with full kitchens & all basic needs for a long or short stay. Located in historic Essex, NY


Extra people: £16 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 31%
Weekend Price: £181 / night


The restored "Greek Revival" Cupola House has 2 fully furnished 2nd floor apartments with spectacular lake and garden views. Each is elegant and comfortable with full kitchens & all basic needs for a long or short stay. Located in historic Essex, NY

My accommodations are on the 2nd floor - an easy walk-up. The North Apt. has 1 bedroom w. queen bed and single bed. Wood stove in bedroom adds romance. South Apt. has 2 bedrooms w. queen in each very clean and cozy. There is a small art and antique gallery on the 1st floor of the Cupola House.

Guests may use picnic area in yard with fire pit and grill. You'll love the covered porch that overlooks Lake Champlain. Guests may use washer & dryer on 1st floor of the main house. Kayaks and bikes available - weather permitting.

I'm available for every check in to show the accommodations and answer all questions. I'm most often on the premises running the small shop on the 1st floor.

The Cupola House is located in a quiet part of this historic Lake Champlain seaport. Essex, NY has wonderful architecture and every business as well as the ferry dock is within walking distance. The village has a little of everything - including restaurants, shops, gallery, a summer theater, small marinas, town park, playground, library and and ice cream shop!

Amtrak depot is 12 miles south in Westport. Taxi service available from Mountain Taxi. Airports include Burlington, Vt. Plattsburgh, NY and Albany, NY.

I've been operating as a guesthouse and vacation rental establishment for 15 years. My guests return year after year and have claimed this is the nicest place on Lake Champlain. My website:
has more details.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking in apartments. Extra people (more than 2) are $20 per person per night. Well-behaved and supervised children are allowed to stay here as long as other guests are not inconvenienced.
Quiet time is 11pm.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Shaun User Profile
October 2014
The Cupola House, and its host Donna, was a delightful respite from life in NYC. The apartment was very clean, comfortable, and had a wonderful view of Lake Champlain. There are a couple of places nearby to eat and explore and the ferry to Vermont is very close, making the trip to Burlington about an hour in length. The only negative part of the experience is that I decided to stay for only two days.

John User Profile
October 2016
En arrivant, Donna nous attendait avec un grand sourire. Dans l'appartement, nous avons trouvé un panier rempli de fruits et de petites douceurs. Dans le frigo, il y avait de l'eau et une pinte de lait...extra!!!

Essex, New York, United States · Joined in May 2014
Donna Lou User Profile

Donna is hard working and self sufficient -has a variety of skills and experience. She has climbed mountains throughout North America and in the Peruvian Andes, was an avid rock climber in the 60's & 70's when that sport was in it's infancy. She was a licensed DEC guide and has lots of local fishing knowledge.
She earned a BA in studio art from PSU and has a love of folk art, American primitives and quilts. The Cupola House, which features 2 rental apartments, is an on-going work of art with a comfortable, homey feeling and the best view on Lake Champlain. My apartments have a bird's-eye view of my gardens - where I spend alot of my summer mornings - moored sailboats and sparkling water. I love playing music (guitar & mando) and singing old tunes with my friends. My other favorite things are hiking, cross country skiing & enjoying this beautiful area. There's no place like the Adirondacks. And the lovely little lake village of Essex, NY is the perfect place to relax or have an adventure. Hope to see you here - you'll love it!

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