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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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Coastal Maine, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chanced upon staying here thanks to a Groupon Boston alert and offer. We could stay for just two nights but it would be great for a longer stay too. The room we had was well furnished and well-equipped. Quiet, comfortable--if not a bit too warm for folks who live in cooler rooms at home--but very accommodating. We used the...

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

Thanks for getting away at The Essex Clara B. We love helping guests make the most out of quick getaways and longer vacations as well. Mother Nature has certainly made this a fabulous year for skiing, and hopefully that will make a great summer for exploring. From tennis to golf to hiking and biking, we can keep you busy for...

Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great weekend escape for anyone who enjoys food, cooking, relaxing. Can't say enough wonderful things about this place. The Tavern was excellent on food quality, service, drinks, and selections. One of the most elegant burgers I have ever eaten. Highly recommend the Vermont mule, an excellent drink choice. The Spa was relaxing and soothing. One of the best yoga classes...

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

It sounds like you enjoyed a full Vermont experience during your visit staceyfinn. Thank you for allowing us to be your home away from home for the weekend. Vermont Mules are definitely a favorite recommendation of our bartenders - we are glad to hear that you liked them. If you didn't have a chance on this visit, be sure to...

West Milford, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us decided to have a girls weekend. I had purchased a Groupon for the Essex two years ago and had a very nice time, so I figured I'd see if they were offering the same Groupon this year. I purchased the Groupon and called reservations for help in picking dates and getting a room assignment. To my delight...

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

Thanks to you and your girlfriends for returning to The Essex rayne1269! Our entire team was thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially Lindsey, Stephen and Brian. Your kind words made their day. We have lots of great activities coming up over the summer - be sure to watch our website and social media. It would...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I live 20 mins down the road and wanted a short and fun get away. The only positive part of the stay was the outdoor hot tub. I've stayed here many times over the past six years in Burlington, with countless reassurances that they are revamping the hotel and focusing on customer service. This visit assured me...

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Hartford, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certainly more pros than cons on this trip. We had a nice little couples retreat for some vacation fun. The outdoor hot tub was fantastic, the pool was nice, the rooms were extremely nice and clean, overall the place was very inviting. We ate at both the tavern and the Junction (fancier restaurant) and both with excellent. Our waiter (David...

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

Thank you for visiting us OswegoMatt. We are honored to hear that you enjoyed some couples time! It sounds like you found many of the amenities that we are excited to share with our guests as Vermont's Culinary Resort. The next time you visit, be sure to book a spot in Cook Academy - you won't be disappointed. But also...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for my birthday and took the Class with Chef Tony on Saturday night and made the Amore Cucina menu. This meal was incredible and so much fun to make. We meet some fantastic people and we all had a blast. I can't talk enough about how fun it is to take these classes. The overall hotel is...

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

Thanks for tasting Italy with us Motorcycle Nannie! Our team loves sharing our passion for food with guests. Hopefully your new recipes will come in handy back home. Who doesn't love homemade pasta and pistachio lava cake! We can't wait to see you again soon for another Cook Academy class. Best Wishes, Nic B. General Manager

Littleton, New Hampshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tend to keep our money local on school vacations, staying within an hour of home. This way we can live it up for a couple of days and not drop a ton of cash. This year, we headed to Burlington and The Essex Spa and Resort. In short, simply fabulous. Because I happen to have a budding chef as...

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

We are so glad to have been your staycation home away from home Jill K. Thank you for visiting The Essex Resort & Spa with your family. Hearing that your son is an aspiring future chef warms our hearts. Our entire team loves sharing our passion for culinary arts in every aspect of life with guests, especially the future talent....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went up with friends to celebrate our anniversary. The place was great from the wonderful Dinner with Chef Kyle and his sous chefs making our dining experience awesome! The pool and hot tub was also great. The place was clean and staff were very friendly. Would go back in a heartbeat😍

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

Happy Anniversary to you and yours Ellen D. Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us and for sharing such kind words about your stay. Chef Kyle and the entire team at Junction are thrilled that they made your stay memorable. Be sure to come back and visit us soon. Spring and summer bring garden fresh dishes you won't...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the resort for our annibersary. The suite we stayed in had a large bathroom with a big beautiful jacuzzi, a "stove" fireplace, a king size bed, couch, chair and desk. At first site it was nice but after looking around I saw it really needed a good cleaning. All of the windows were dirty, bathroom mirror was...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us Christie H. Please know that what you described is absolutely not up to the high standards that we have set for ourselves and we are apologize. The team has taken your comments to heart and are working diligently to ensure this is not the case for guests in...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 4 nights here. Bought living social vouchers. Watch out for those because they do not include resort fees and taxes which can add up to 30 more per night. Additionally we decided to upgrade and it was a big mistake. We ended up paying over $50 more per night for the room. The bed was awful so soft...

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

It is disappointing to hear about your stay with us simba_seema! Please accept our apologies for the mattress in your guest room. The property is currently getting ready for some major enhancements, but in the mean time, please know that our staff is always here to help you find a bed that better meets your needs! We do hope that...

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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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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
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: $191 - $451 (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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“No "best" views - hotel is surrounded by parking lots, other buildings, etc. Very very easy to get from rooms to meeting areas, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles TeriC582, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have their own fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles kathybU7035ZT, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Closest to the main lodge is helpful in the cold weather”
 of 5 bubbles staceyfinn, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask if you can be away from the kitchen(s).”
 of 5 bubbles OswegoMatt, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The two rooms I had the pleasure to stay in were very warm, and cozy.”
 of 5 bubbles Motorcycle Nannie, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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