The staff at the Essex were cheery and accomodating, and the layout of the grounds and our premeir suite was very nice.
I can tell by the pictures that some of the rooms have been very nicely updated-- ours however had not, not since the opening of the resort by the looks of it. It felt a little like false advertising.
The pools were fun for the kids and the restaurants had great options for all 4 of us.
The grounds could really use a sprucing up, lots of errant grass in the landscaped beds and tons of dandelions and weeds in the lawn. My husband and son tried the lawn checkers, but even early in the season, the set was missing several pieces,
My massage was great and the spa was perfect in every way-- luxurious robes and great personnel and facilities.
In short, it felt the main infrastructure needs of a hotel and restaurant were there, but not enough attention to detail pizazz for a world-class resort.
- 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
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