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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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Montreal, Canada
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Really well located if you want some quiet time outside the city. Nice hotel with 2 good restaurants and the possibility to buy some desert made there at the lobby (since it's also a culinary school). We got upgraded to a small studio room with a kitchen that was really nice. The pool building is really really nice with all... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Philagr, Thank you for staying with us and for your review. Our full service in-house bakery is led by Chef Alex Casimir. He and his team make our desserts daily along with all of the bread and our pies and wedding cakes. Come back soon and try a new dessert!! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We recently revisited the delightful Inn at Essex - this time in the winter, and were very pleased. The staff were cordial and accommodating, the fireplace room accommodations were warm and welcoming and the cuisine was very good. The wait staff in both The Tavern and Amuse were friendly, efficient and professional. Considering it was during the holiday season and... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear HappyCamper155004, Thank you for staying with us again and for taking the time to share your experiences. The entire holiday season can be challenging and New Year's Eve can be especially so. Our Restaurant General Manager, Mary Ingrisano has done a great job training, supporting and preparing her team. Your praise and recognition of their efforts is much appreciated.... More 

Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Essex for two nights, including New Year's eve. The location of the resort is great, close to Burlington and Stowe. The oulet mall and the supermarket is close by. Our room was very confortable and clean. The staff is friendy and the food at the restaurants is great.

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Maria-Cécilia G, The Essex Resort & Spa is situated perfectly. Close enough to Burlington to visit but out of the bustling city noise. We are within minutes of the Essex outlets and cinema with walking trails at our front door. We do have the best of both worlds. Thank you for your support and for sharing your experiences. Naz... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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313 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I was here for a national conference in October. The setting is fabulous, the food good. Conference food tends to be only so-so and this one was no different, (although great desserts!) I only ate in the restaurant once and it was quite good. This was a several-day meeting, so I didn't get to try any of the spa offerings.... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear TravelerNorfolk, Thank you for choosing to stay with us while attending your conference. The culinary team loves to hear when guests enjoy the food they prepare but also appreciate critiques as a way to constantly improve their presentations and services. Executive Chef, Shawn Calley has recently made some changes to the Banquet team that should provide greater control of... More 

Burlington, Vermont
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61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We returned in January 2014 for our second annual overnight getaway, and had another wonderful experience. Our room was clean, quiet, and cozy, the staff was friendly, and the food was fantastic. We loved the outdoor hot tub, which was deserted on a Sunday morning -- the only downside was having to walk outside in freezing temperatures to get from... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Momoftwo06, What an incredible compliment that you have made the Essex Resort & Spa your annual getaway. The hot tub is heated to a toasty 104 degrees year round, in fact the area surrounding the outdoor hot tub has in ground radiant heating to ensure no slips. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of your... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Decided to take a quick get away before Christmas and The Essex is the perfect place. We decided to take some time off before the holidays and took a chance on The Essex based on their reviews. We weren't disappointed. The staff was attentive and helpful and the accommodations were fantastic. We had great food at the Restaurant and they... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear HarryHuff, Thank you for visiting with us prior to the holidays. I am happy to hear your chance paid off so well. Stowe is a fantastic town close with great restaurants, shops and charm....and great sledding! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2014

My mother & I stayed at the Essex for 2 nights for a weekend getaway in January. The area is great - close to Burlington & Stowe, both with lots to do. The temps were in the negatives during more of our stay, so we didn't do any outdoor activities. The staff at the spa was very friendly. It would... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear mmeganc, Sounds like you had a great weekend with Mom and I am so happy we could have been a part of those memories. See you again soon! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operatons More 

Long Island, New York
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Stayed here with the family over New Years which appears to be off-season for this establishment. Nevertheless, the resort was charming, the staff helpful and overall had a very nice time despite frigid temperatures outside. Two best things: the room was SPOTLESS and the hot apple cider and fresh cookies in the afternoon were delicious (although the cookies ran out... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear 101reasons, Thank you for choosing to ring in 2014 with us. I must say that your perception that it was a slow period for us is a huge compliment to me. We were to capacity for NYE and if it seemed calm and serene....that is great news :) Please come back soon and we will make sure to have... More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2014

As a 60 yr. veteran traveller there are not many places which my wife and I have not visited. Last evening we were afforded by far and away the best dinner we have ever experienced. And experienced is the correct term as I am getting weak in the knees right now just thinking about how good it was. Each bite... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear jim n, Thank you for celebrating the New Year with us and for your compliments of the culinary experience you had. Your support of the resort in general and the culinary team in particular are much appreciated. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Baldwin, New York
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Perfect combo of a Hotel and a Culinary experience! We spend 3 night's and New Year's eve. They also welcome pets mostly dogs and ours was in heaven! They charge $45.00 per night! Bit high! The Food at the bar is great. Main restaurant has a tasting menu that looked great we did not try it this time but last... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear W0rldCitizen007, Thank you for choosing to celebrate the New Year with us at the Essex Resort & Spa. A good, safe time was had by all. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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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
Region: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range: €127 - €322 (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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Essex Vermonts Culinary Junction
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