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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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Auburn, Maine
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

This was our second stay at the Essex, we were married there a year ago and came back for our anniversary. Our room was fantastic, so comfortable and had a lovely fireplace. The food at both restaurants is great, and room service is fast and good. Management had chocolate covered strawberries and champagne waiting for us in our room with... More 

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

Dear Joy V, Happy Anniversary and thank you for choosing to celebrate it at the Essex Resort & Spa. I am delighted to hear you had another memorable experience. See you next year! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Fishkill, New York, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa was a wonderful experience for my fiancee and me. We used a Groupon discount and stayed from a Wednesday through Saturday. The resort itself was very clean and every worker from the front desk to the spa clerk to the housekeeper went out of their way to be courteous and ask if there was... More 

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

Dear Scott T, Thank you so very much for writing about your experience. The Essex Resort & Spa has many wonderful associates that go out of their way to ensure our guests have a great visit and I love sharing great feedback with them. The additional tax for meals and use of our restaurants is of concern to me, however.... More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Excellent lodging, spectacular facilities, 5 star restaurant, amazing menu of spa services, and the nicest most accomodating staff I have had the pleasure of interacting with.....this place has it all.

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

Dear jamie156, Thank you for your praise of the services, amenities and most of all the dedicated associates that make wonderful experiences happen for our guests. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Underhill, Vermont
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55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

My wife an I enjoyed our time at the Inn, celebrating our anniversary very much. The manager sent a bottle of champagne to our room,which we loved along with having a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub to enjoy. The pool area was fantastic, and we were giving great robes to use while we were there Over all the staff was warm... More 

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

Dear Timetravler2014, Happy Anniversary and thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your celebration. Hopefully this becomes an annual tradition! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Room was clean and cozy (B&B feel). Lindsey helped us at the front desk with dinner reservations and things to do around the area or in Burlington. Snowshoeing a couple miles away at a reservoir was beautiful - complimentary snow shoes at desk/spa. Cookies between 3-4 were delicious! The food was a surprising highlight - local and fresh. Waitstaff was... More 

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

Dear TrueWeekender, Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful experience. Lindsey at the Front Desk is a recent addition and has proved to be a superstar. I often hear praise for about her personality, willingness to help and professionalism. Our culinary team is led by Shawn Calley, Director of Culinary Operations. Shawn and his team recently won the... More 

Albany, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed here Sunday into Monday. I had a groupon and I was taking him for a nice relaxing getaway for his birthday. All of the staff was warm and inviting! The room was cute and perfect just to sleep in. The mattress was amazing and me and my boyfriend had a herd time getting up in... More 

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

Dear Kim S, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us. I am so pleased to hear it was a fantastic and memorable experience. We do hope to see you again next year....Happy Birthday! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

My wife an I just stayed here for Valentines and enjoyed what the resort had to offer for the most part. We experienced the Culinary class (Spain) which we enjoyed. We partnered up with some folks from Albany and went to town cooking up a storm! Brandy did a great job along with her helper (can't remember her name) as... More 

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

Dear Iplaysoccer2, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your awesome experience with other travelers. Chef Brandy (and her assistant Brandy) has become our very own celebrity chef. I often hear great comments about her talent, professionalism and genuine hospitality. In fact, Brandy was voted Associate of the Year for 2013 and we are proud to... More 

East Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

I enjoyed every minute of my stay there, I ate at Amuze for breakfast and dinner, I made s'more by the fire, I took the NOLA cooking class (absolutely a must do again), I got a great massage, I enjoyed the spa, I swam in the pool and the hot tub was great!! I liked it so much I plan... More 

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

Dear Loisw24, I am so happy to hear you had a great weekend away and took full advantage of the many activities and offerings of the Essex Resort & Spa. Please do return in springtime as it is a wonderful season to be here. The grounds are beautiful and the outdoor pool opens in the warmer months. Naz Jenulevich Director... More 

Onset, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We stayed this past weekend (had a Groupon) and had a wonderful time. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had dinner at both Amuse and the Tavern as well as the breakfast buffet at Amuse. The food was superb at both places. Used both the pool and outdoor hot tub one night. Very nice. Cons: The duct in the... More 

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

Dear kagus725, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. While it is unfortunate that you mentioned some "cons" during your stay, I am happy to hear these did not overshadow the otherwise enjoyable experience you had on your romantic getaway. Our Housekeeping and Facilities teams have a comprehensive preventive maintenance program in place. Bathroom ducts are part of their... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

The Essex attempts to have a bed and breakfast ambiance in what is essentially a small hotel. Some rooms are updated, though the furniture is old, not antique. The bathroom is modern. The food is delicious, aesthetically presented.. The full service spa is often booked, so reservations are critical. Location is good, depending on where you want to be.It has... More 

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

Dear Jsch0, Thank you for taking the time to share your pleasant experience with other travelers. The Essex Resort & Spa consists of 120 unique guest rooms, two restaurants and event space. Even still, we are often referred to as a quaint country inn and we love that. The resort fee you mentioned is charged to all reservations but this... 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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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • 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
Region: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range: $181 - $459 (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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