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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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“culinary resort”(94 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister-in-law and I go on an annual spa vacation. We have been to several spas in the New England area. We were both looking forward to 3 nights at the Essex Resort and Spa. We arrived and were taken to our room which is...More

1  Thank joanmwright
Response from Taylor V, Social Media Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for providing us with feedback on your visit. Our team has reviewed all your comments and we extend our sincerest apologies that our Spa did not meet your expectations during your visit. We’d like to learn more about your massages and peppermint leg...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I was traveling on business, I didn't make use of the spa-like amenities plus the January weather (low single digits F) didn't encourage exploring the area. Even so, the hotel was nice & functional for my purposes. The rooms were a decent size and...More

1  Thank SuperDave666
Response from Taylor V, Social Media Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting The Essex and sharing your experience with us, SuperDave666! We are so glad to read you enjoyed your stay and the culinary elements of our Resort. We hope to see you again on your next business trip! Best wishes, The Essex...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and daughter take a 2 day, SPA vacation every year about this time. They have been to several other spa's in New England and never had incidents comparable to what they had at your place. They arrived on Friday evening and explored the...More

1  Thank jester13402018
Response from Taylor V, Social Media Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your wife and daughter's experience with us, jester13402018. We extend our sincerest apologies that we did not meet their expectations. We strive to give each one of our guests an exceptional experience across...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time visiting the resort. We absolutely love this hotel. It is a culinary delight! We totally enjoy the cooking classes, the restaurants, the beautiful indoor pool and the outdoor hot tub. However....this second visit was not as wonderful as our first...More

Thank KarenandTag
Response from Taylor V, Social Media Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback, KarenandTag. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your first stay with us so much, but we are disappointed to read that we didn't exceed your expectations this second time around. Your feedback on the Vermont Maple class experience and not...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We escaped for a night away at the Essex and participated in our second cooking class at the resort. The room was spacious, dinning great and the class was lots of fun with friends and a chef that kept us focused and laughing!More

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Response from Taylor V, Social Media Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting The Essex and sharing your experience with us! We are so glad to read you enjoyed your room and your second cooking class with us. We hope to see you again soon for another escape to The Essex! Best wishes, The...More

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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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371traceym
23 November 2017|
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Response from Anders F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no. It would definitely be a great experience, but we are living in Europe and will unfortunately not go to the US in December.
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theresame2015
12 September 2017|
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Hi, I haven't heard about that and don't see it on their website. I recommend giving them a call.
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8 March 2017|
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Hi Janice! Our property loves welcoming pups and their owners to Vermont and even offer a Bone-Appetite package!
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