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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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Burlington, Vermont
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I booked a night away as a sort of "mom" retreat - a break from caring for a baby and a toddler. The room itself was better than anticipated. A Spa Suite, it was HUGE, and the tub was huge, too. I loved having all the space to myself, and that there were plenty of windows for light and fresh...

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did a cooking class on Easter. It was VT Maple. It was a lot of fun and learned a lot of techniques. The food came out great and was very tasty. We plan on doing another class soon! our instructor steven was great. We all joked around while being serious on how to cut with knives stuff like that....

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fabulous from check in to check out, the entire staff was professional, realistically friendly and helpful. Dave at the Junction restaurant provided service that made our evening delightful and personable, impeccable service. Darren front desk supervisor made the Essex like home.The entire bar staff was over the top. Our visit was far beyond our expectations due to the staff, Thank...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 nights here in February. The room with a fireplace are quite large and very comfortable. The food in both restaurants was excellent and the culinary school class was excellent too. If you like good restaurants, this is a place to go, We also booked a massage at the spa and it was top notch also. On my next...

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GuestExperience_2016, General Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Essex Resort and Spa deborahs15! The team was so excited to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, especially the culinary staff. Our Spa loves bringing our foodie culture into their offerings and services and we do hope that you can make it back soon and spend more time with them. We highly recommend...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used my stay here to propose to my fiancée. The staff were incredibly helpful and genuinely excited to help. The room was great, the food was great. We have no complaints and highly recommend it here. The spa treatment we got was incredible. The atmosphere of the spa was one of complete relaxation and the staff was very friendly....

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GuestExperience_2016, General Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Congratulations to you and your fiance Taylor. We can't tell you how honored we were to share such a special occasion with both of you. As you are looking for places to host your big day, be sure to reach out to Shana, our wedding guru! She would love to tell you all about weddings at The Essex Resort and...

Newton, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent! From front desk (friendly, courteous) to concierge (great ideas!) to rep for organization (always available) to ambience (with fireplaces in bedrooms and meeting rooms and lobby areas) to cleanliness to incredibly delicious food (all venues-whether the Tavern or the Junction or catering for the meetings) to wafting of the bakery scents in the lobby, etc., etc.

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GuestExperience_2016, General Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We love helping guests feel at home while traveling on business Teri C. It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed your meeting. The team at The Essex is truly the heart and soul of our resort. Hearing that they made your stay memorable from start to finish truly made my day. Thank you for taking the time to let...

New Haven CT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I needed a few days of solo R&R and found the Essex by searching "culinary" and "spa" online. What a great find! I had a lovely cozy room (area temps were in the single digits during my stay), visited the spa for a swim and had a soothing facial, enjoyed a delicious lunch in The Tavern (try the sweet potato...

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GuestExperience_2016, General Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for making us part of your R&R adventures asrtex! It sounds like you were able to take advantage of all of the ways we try to help our guests relax. Hopefully you had some time in the Spa Relaxation room in front of the fire. It is one of our favorite places to watch the snow fall or the...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a one room suite for my boyfriend and I for his birthday. I chose to purchase the Bed and Brew package to have a little something extra for him. The package was to include 2 craft beers to be delivered to our room upon arrival and 4 5oz. beer tastings per person to be redeemed at the Tavern....

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GuestExperience_2016, General Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and for sharing your experience with us zabella158. Our team works hard to provide exceptional experiences in all areas of the property and it sounds as if we fell a bit short during your dinner. We never make excuses for challenges, just corrections. There are a few new team members that joined us recently and your...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a spa get away in beautiful Vermont, this is the place for you. They have a beautiful pool, suitable for lap swim or just enjoyment for the family, an outdoor hot tub open year round, spa, nail and hair services, massage, relaxation rooms, plus culinary kitchens where they can cook especially for you. Our meals...

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GuestExperience_2016, General Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We loved hearing that you were able to escape while on business Kathy B. Our team knows how hard it can be to be away from home for work and loved hearing that you enjoyed your stay at The Essex. The indoor pool has been very popular this year with the winter weather, but we are looking forward to summer...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from The Essex and felt compelled to read all the previous one star reviews.The general manager, Nic B, responded to all those reviews, committing to take action. NOTHING HAS CHANGED.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on 18 acres between the vistas of the Green Mountains and the splendor of Lake Champlain, The Essex is Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa. The Essex is a true destination, offering a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, cooking classes in the J.K. Adams and Chef's Kitchens of Cook Academy, and our two award-winning restaurants-- all of which perfectly complement our classic accommodations.The Essex is the premier choice for your next group event and is the perfect Vermont wedding destination for dozens of happy couples tying the knot each year. From our own Vermont Tennis Vacations to our wine list, ranked among the best in the world, The Essex offers you an experience unlike any other resort in New England. ...a true Recipe for Relaxation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
Region: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range: €143 - €328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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The Essex, Vermont`s Culinary Resort And Spa
The Essex, Vermont`s Culinary Hotel Essex
Essex Vermonts Culinary Junction
Essex Vermonts Culinary Hotel
Inn Essex
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“I had a Spa Suite overlooking the pool and woods, which was perfect.”
AmberH6, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I would suggest a room with a fireplace. The room was quite large and very comfortable.”
deborahs15, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No "best" views - hotel is surrounded by parking lots, other buildings, etc. Very very easy to get from rooms to meeting areas, etc.”
TeriC582, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have their own fireplace.”
kathybU7035ZT, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Closest to the main lodge is helpful in the cold weather”
staceyfinn, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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