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Master bedroom with queen bed and balcony overlooking beautiful and quiet Main Street. Second bedroom with double bed and lots of light from south-facing windows.
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Poem House in Idyllic Essex, NY

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Poem House in Idyllic Essex, NY

11 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
2 baths
11 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
2 baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean3 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

Featured in ADK Life magazine, a poem of a house in charming Essex on Lake Champlain, full of local history, vintage details & modern amenities, framed by a lush cottage garden - perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or creative recharge.


Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 2 air mattresses

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


8 Reviews

Crystal User Profile
August 2018
The house and town is just as the description says. The house is beautiful and the town is adorable. Our family had a wonderful vacation while staying at Kate’s home.
Ginny User Profile
March 2018
Kate is a wonderful hostess. She thinks of everything and does her very best to make her home a comfortable home away from home.
Vicki User Profile
December 2017
Warm, inviting, nicely appointed, historic, and in beautiful Essex, NY Highly recommend.
Kate User Profile
Response from Kate:
Thanks so much, Vicki, and hope to see you again!
December 2017
Gina User Profile
October 2017
This is a special place to stay.
Ryon User Profile
September 2017
Ten of us (3 couples and 4 teenagers) stayed at the Poem House for 4 nights and really enjoyed ourselves. It is a very unique, historical building, and thus has a bit of an unusual layout, but totally workable. The space is much bigger than the pictures indicate. Kate was out of …
Pamela User Profile
October 2016
Kate was there upon our arrival and made us feel welcome immediately. Kate was cognizant of the fact that my 88 year old mother was with us and she took care when escorting us upstairs. At no time did we feel rushed through as Kate answered our questions...showed us where the g…
Chris User Profile
July 2016
Everything about our experience with Kate and with Poem House was perfect! When we arrived Kate welcomed us into the house, showed us around and made us feel as though the house was ours. She told us several times that we were welcome to use anything in the house...before she l…

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Essex, New York, United StatesJoined in March 2013
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