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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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Kirkland, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2014

My wife and I attended the Downton Abbey Festivities at the Essex Resort. What a wonderful place to stay. The bed was so comfortable we did not want to get up in the morning. We are making plans to come back and enjoy the spa. The food was fantastic during the event but we still managed to order some room...

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

Dear PhotoshopDude, This was our second annual Downton Abbey event and it was as much fun for all of us as it was for the guests who attended. What a unique and interactive evening! We love when guests oversleep due to the comfort of our beds so you go right ahead and sleep in next time you are with us....

East Burke, Vermont
Reviewed 16 January 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the Essex. I went for a romantic getaway with my fiance, and we brought our dog, and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating, even leaving a plate of dog treats and dog bowl in the room. We ate at the Tavern, and the food was really good. Next time we'll hit up the...

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

Dear merulana, Thank you so much for choosing the Essex Resort & Spa as the setting for your romantic getaway and I am pleased to hear your experience was everything you hoped it would be. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 January 2014

The room was great. The spa was great. The staff are exceptional. The food and service (especially the breakfast) at Amuse were amazing. The food at the Tavern was good, but we waited forever for drinks and food -- they needed more bartenders. We had such a nice time until Saturday night rolled around and all of a sudden we...

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

Dear Pamela W, Thank you for staying with us and while, unfortunate that you were disturbed, I am happy to see your stay was not overshadowed by the wedding. It is certainly our intention that every guest receives the relaxing and serene experience they came for and deserve. We do take measures to ensure this occurs such as rooming non-wedding...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Really well located if you want some quiet time outside the city. Nice hotel with 2 good restaurants and the possibility to buy some desert made there at the lobby (since it's also a culinary school). We got upgraded to a small studio room with a kitchen that was really nice. The pool building is really really nice with all...

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

Dear Philagr, Thank you for staying with us and for your review. Our full service in-house bakery is led by Chef Alex Casimir. He and his team make our desserts daily along with all of the bread and our pies and wedding cakes. Come back soon and try a new dessert!! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We recently revisited the delightful Inn at Essex - this time in the winter, and were very pleased. The staff were cordial and accommodating, the fireplace room accommodations were warm and welcoming and the cuisine was very good. The wait staff in both The Tavern and Amuse were friendly, efficient and professional. Considering it was during the holiday season and...

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

Dear HappyCamper155004, Thank you for staying with us again and for taking the time to share your experiences. The entire holiday season can be challenging and New Year's Eve can be especially so. Our Restaurant General Manager, Mary Ingrisano has done a great job training, supporting and preparing her team. Your praise and recognition of their efforts is much appreciated....

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Essex for two nights, including New Year's eve. The location of the resort is great, close to Burlington and Stowe. The oulet mall and the supermarket is close by. Our room was very confortable and clean. The staff is friendy and the food at the restaurants is great.

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

Dear Maria-Cécilia G, The Essex Resort & Spa is situated perfectly. Close enough to Burlington to visit but out of the bustling city noise. We are within minutes of the Essex outlets and cinema with walking trails at our front door. We do have the best of both worlds. Thank you for your support and for sharing your experiences. Naz...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I was here for a national conference in October. The setting is fabulous, the food good. Conference food tends to be only so-so and this one was no different, (although great desserts!) I only ate in the restaurant once and it was quite good. This was a several-day meeting, so I didn't get to try any of the spa offerings....

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

Dear TravelerNorfolk, Thank you for choosing to stay with us while attending your conference. The culinary team loves to hear when guests enjoy the food they prepare but also appreciate critiques as a way to constantly improve their presentations and services. Executive Chef, Shawn Calley has recently made some changes to the Banquet team that should provide greater control of...

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We returned in January 2014 for our second annual overnight getaway, and had another wonderful experience. Our room was clean, quiet, and cozy, the staff was friendly, and the food was fantastic. We loved the outdoor hot tub, which was deserted on a Sunday morning -- the only downside was having to walk outside in freezing temperatures to get from...

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

Dear Momoftwo06, What an incredible compliment that you have made the Essex Resort & Spa your annual getaway. The hot tub is heated to a toasty 104 degrees year round, in fact the area surrounding the outdoor hot tub has in ground radiant heating to ensure no slips. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of your...

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Decided to take a quick get away before Christmas and The Essex is the perfect place. We decided to take some time off before the holidays and took a chance on The Essex based on their reviews. We weren't disappointed. The staff was attentive and helpful and the accommodations were fantastic. We had great food at the Restaurant and they...

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

Dear HarryHuff, Thank you for visiting with us prior to the holidays. I am happy to hear your chance paid off so well. Stowe is a fantastic town close with great restaurants, shops and charm....and great sledding! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 January 2014

My mother & I stayed at the Essex for 2 nights for a weekend getaway in January. The area is great - close to Burlington & Stowe, both with lots to do. The temps were in the negatives during more of our stay, so we didn't do any outdoor activities. The staff at the spa was very friendly. It would...

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

Dear mmeganc, Sounds like you had a great weekend with Mom and I am so happy we could have been a part of those memories. See you again soon! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operatons

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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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 

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Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
Region: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range: $186 - $443 (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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“No "best" views - hotel is surrounded by parking lots, other buildings, etc. Very very easy to get from rooms to meeting areas, etc.”
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“Some rooms have their own fireplace.”
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“Closest to the main lodge is helpful in the cold weather”
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“Ask if you can be away from the kitchen(s).”
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“The two rooms I had the pleasure to stay in were very warm, and cozy.”
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