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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

#1 of 2 Hotels in Essex
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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
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Medford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Was given a weekend getaway as a gift, ended up staying an extra day. Lovely resort with wonderful amenities. Two on site restaurants were fabulous. Did not attend the culinary class, but enjoyed the spa services. Friendly, attentive staff in all areas of the resort.

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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 Jane C. How lucky for us that someone wanted you to relax with the gift of The Essex Resort and Spa! Sorry to hear that you didn't experience Cook Academy, but hopefully our culinary inspiration shined through in your spa treatments. Our Body Brew Scrub is a BIG favorite of our guests. Hopefully you can...

Epping, New Hampshire, United States
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came for a long weekend and booked a package, so we had spa credit, a cooking class, a tour, breakfasts, and credit toward Junction. We enjoyed every bit! We had a spa room in the main building - it was lovely, although the fireplace was just for looks and did not give out heat. Spa was...

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

Thanks for spending some quality time together at The Essex Resort MegRS! Our team loves helping couples get away! It sounds like you had the opportunity for all of our team to show you our Vermont hospitality - and the amazing night sky in the hot tub! Our website has all of our best packages and specials - be sure...

Northampton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 February 2017

From the moment we drove up to the front door, we were impressed. Beautiful grounds, architecture and classical music playing in the background. We immediately felt at "home", relaxed and awaiting some culinarian delights! We signed up for the Friday night Cooking Series- Spain. We made Romesco Sauce, Paella, Stuffed dates with local Blue Cheese and Serrano Ham, and the...

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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 localfoodiewm! It sounds like you became a true Vermonter during your stay with us. Hopefully, the new skills from your cooking class are being put to good use back home! That Romesco Sauce is one of our favorites - be sure to try it with some fish! Our Cook Academy class is ready and waiting...

Boxford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had a great time on our romantic getaway. Our spa suite was wonderful and very cozy. The essex was very beautiful. We ate at the tavern and the food was excellent. Service was so so. We also ate at the junction and the food was beautiful and creatively excellent. Service again was so so not horrible but not excellent...

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

Romantic escapes are the best steve89n! Thank you for allowing The Essex to be part of your getaway. It sounds like you and yours were able to squeeze in many of our romantic recommendations while staying with us and we are glad that you enjoyed your time together. Consider grabbing a visit with us this spring or summer and taking...

Auburn, New York
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was our second time at the Essex. Both times were after Christmas. The resort was very tastefully decorated for the holiday. The Tavern had great selections of craft beer which we really enjoyed. We had dinner at The Junction at the chef's table. This is a must! It is so much fun to interact with the chefs. We had...

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

Thank you for spending your holidays with us 19Marianne19! Celebrating special occasions with our guests is our favorite! Hopefully you were able to grab a Heady Topper while spending time at The Tavern! We are proud to be able to offer this exclusive brew to our guests. The next time you visit be sure to try a cooking class with...

Ogdensburg, New York
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My stay at the Essex was very nice. The receptionist at check in had a great big smile and a warm hello. My room was large, clean and very nicely decorated. My dinner at my seminar was delicious. I walked the facility and found it to be very clean and very pretty. I walked to the spa and wished I...

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

We would love to welcome you and your daughters back for a girls weekend Tricia C. Our team loves helping moms and daughters connect with food! When you visit, be sure to grab spa treatments or just indulge in the Relaxation lounge or pool! Hopefully, you can get some time together with us soon. Best Wishes, Nic

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

So, I'm torn between average and very good. First the good: the rooms were large, the bathroom small and not particularly well cleaned. The showers in the spa however were large, modern and clean. The outdoor hot tub was very nice after skiing. The sauna never worked. The location was pretty good, 20 mins from Burlington and 45 from Smugglers....

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

We are really disappointed to hear about your stay with us davidloew. While we appreciate that some areas of your stay were memorable, we are sorry to hear this was not the case in all interactions. While we are confident that any problems you may have had with your reservation have been resolved, please do reach out to me directly...

Reviewed 18 January 2017

The kids loved the hotel. From the complementary mini-cupcakes on arrival to the complementary hot cocoa and cookies in the late afternoon, great pool and hot tub and the movie just down the street. We had a great 24hr winter getaway.

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

Quick getaways with the kids are such special times Sienna F. Thank you for sharing this experience with us at The Essex! Our on-site bakery is such a fabulous treat for many of our guests and it is great to hear that your little ones enjoyed their treats. The next time you are ready to escape we hope to see...

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went there for a family vacation! It was such an amzing place, the staff was very friendly! And i would like to thanks the front desk Suzzan and Alex! They were very help full and very happy! Rooms are very clean and big! Food at the tavern was fabulous! I would recommend this place for anyone! I will defiantly...

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

Susanne and Alex, and the rest of the team were thrilled to hear your feedback sevgiboule! Hearing that guests can't wait to visit us again is the biggest compliment we can receive; thank you! Hopefully, your travels will bring you back to the area again soon! Best Wishes, Nic

South Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Although this once used to be a culinary institute, this place has really finally figured it out. They have two wonderful restaurants, they also have cooking classes that you can take which are a lot of fun and very interactive. They have plenty of great local beer on tap and this is a wonderful place to have an engagement party....

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

Thank you for your kind words LoverOfFoodDC! Our team was humbled to hear that they made your time in Vermont special. It is an honor that we will be celebrating an engagement later this month with you as well. We can't wait. Best Wishes, Nic

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  • 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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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 05452-3383
Region: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range: £113 - £268 (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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“Some rooms have their own fireplace.”
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“The two rooms I had the pleasure to stay in were very warm, and cozy.”
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