The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa in Essex, Vermont
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, located in the stunning Champlain Valley, offers a palatable escape and is a true departure from the ordinary. Beneath the peaked roof and gabled colonial exterior of this award-winning retreat are exquisite guest rooms and suites with varying appointments that include fireplaces, kitchenettes for extended stays, and one- or two-bedrooms suites. Recognizing that convenience is an important element to any getaway, the hotel offers high-speed internet access throughout the resort and shuttle service to and from the airport.
It is the unexpected pleasures that are the most impressive at this inn. Join fellow guests for a rousing bonfire or enroll in a hands-on cooking class with a chef instructor. A reservation at the hotel's signature restaurant Junction may be to your liking as well. This formal retreat serves classic dishes with subtle, nouveau twists, utilizing fresh, local ingradients in a funky yet elegant setting. A less formal dining experience can be had at The Tavern, which features traditional American fare made from scratch. Also available is a beautiful full-service spa, plus a refreshing swimming pool retreat. A short drive will lead you to downtown Burlington, a handful of championship golf courses, or five world-class ski resorts. Discover a unique alternative to typical Vermont hotels at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa.
Location of The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
Nearest Airport: BTV
Amenities for The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
- General Information
- 120 Guest Rooms
- 2 Restaurants
- On-Site Amenities
- Beauty Salon
- On-Site Car Rental
- Business Center/Services
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
I booked a night away as a sort of "mom" retreat - a break from caring for a baby and a toddler. The room itself was better than anticipated. A Spa Suite, it was HUGE, and the tub was huge, too. I loved having all the space to myself, and that there were plenty of windows for light and fresh air. Now, I should say that I'm picky, because there were just a few things that could have been better. The spa experience was nice, but I wasn't blown away. The steam room was stinky, and while the indoor pool was lovely it wasn't available during my visit. My robes were also stained, which was sort of embarrassing to walk around in. The sauna was quite nice. I dined at the Tavern for dinner and didn't love the atmosphere. More sports bar than tavern. The food was mixed. Amazing burger but soggy fries. Excellent martini. Room service breakfast was great - perfectly poached eggs and though the coffee was a bit weak, it was served with real heavy cream, which I appreciated. Lunch at the Tavern the next day was much nicer. The TV was on, but the sound was off at least. All in all, I enjoyed this place quite a bit. The room was great and the service was warm and professional. There were a few details that weren't perfect, but I know I'm picky. I'd definitely return.
AmberH6 - Burlington, Vermont
We did a cooking class on Easter. It was VT Maple. It was a lot of fun and learned a lot of techniques. The food came out great and was very tasty. We plan on doing another class soon! our instructor steven was great. We all joked around while being serious on how to cut with knives stuff like that. It would be cool if they did a promo for people who have attend already to do another one for a little discount to get more people to come back. Little expensive but worth it.
samanthaovitt - Burlington, Vermont
Fabulous from check in to check out, the entire staff was professional, realistically friendly and helpful. Dave at the Junction restaurant provided service that made our evening delightful and personable, impeccable service. Darren front desk supervisor made the Essex like home.The entire bar staff was over the top. Our visit was far beyond our expectations due to the staff, Thank You for a memorable weekend.
Spent 2 nights here in February. The room with a fireplace are quite large and very comfortable. The food in both restaurants was excellent and the culinary school class was excellent too. If you like good restaurants, this is a place to go, We also booked a massage at the spa and it was top notch also. On my next visit, I plan to spend more time in the Spa, which also includes a good size indoor pool that is comfortable heated. Also close proximity to Burlington, VT if you want to spend some time in the city. I would definitely recommend a stay at this resort.
deborahs15 - Boston, Massachusetts
I used my stay here to propose to my fiancĂ©e. The staff were incredibly helpful and genuinely excited to help. The room was great, the food was great. We have no complaints and highly recommend it here. The spa treatment we got was incredible. The atmosphere of the spa was one of complete relaxation and the staff was very friendly. Every step of the way the staff went completely out of their way to make us comfortable.