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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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#1 of 2 Hotels in Essex
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$407*
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Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here for a weekend graduation. My room was a single queen with a view of the pool in the back. The room was bigger than most hotel rooms I have had. A chair and desk and a sitting chair filled out the room. The staff were friendly and the hotel was clean. I did use the fitness room...

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Kabul, Afghanistan
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was recently up there for a wedding on Mothers Day, the wedding an everything was fine but the Hotel itself left a lot to be desired. First of all i two reservations a year in advance as the bride and groom stated since it fills up fast. Call one week prior and they only can find one reservation and...

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Hilton Head, SC
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Essex bills itself as a culinary resort and I've got to say that it lives up to that moniker. We had an excellent experience at their 4 star option, Junction, truly living up to its billing. We had both breakfast and casual dinner at The Tavern and again were very happy with both cuisine and service. See more detailed...

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Glens Falls, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Currently under construction, walking into the front lobby I appreciate it will be more when finished for now one does not expect plastic tarps hanging. It was easy enough to locate the relocated front desk. Rooms are clean, sheets and beds very comfortable. The six pillows on the king bed was a slice of heaven. Not sure what the smell...

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New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second visit to The Essex. We took a cooking class - cooking with VT beer (which I very highly recommend). Breakfast in the Tavern was pretty good too. The staff is very helpful as usual. There were several events (i.e. weddings, prom) going on at the facility over the weekend. There is a great mix of entertainment...

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

Thanks for returning to the Essex Resort and Spa Bagels22! We loved welcoming you back. Weaving culinary surprises into every aspect of our guests' stay with us is something we take seriously. It was wonderful to hear these touches made your stay memorable. As for your mattress, we are excited to share that the property is going though a substantial...

Vermont
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a local and I took the "Bistro" cooking class yesterday. Small class, great chef and lots of laughter and camaraderie with the other participants. The cap to the evening was a relaxed dinner where we enjoyed the fruits of our labors and getting to know the others in the group. I picked up some cooking skills I didn't have...

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

Thanks for visiting us auntrachel. We love welcoming fellow Vermonters to the property. Cook Academy is a fantastic way to experience the Essex Resort and Spa. Don't forget, we offer a 30% discount to Vermont residents on Tuesday and Wednesday in our Spa and have live music Monday - Thursday in The Tavern all summer! We hope to see you...

Lowell, Vermont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice resort,clean,friendly,excellent food and service. Lots to do at resort and nearby, great pool and large hot-tub and also had a bon-fire at night to roast marshmellows(which my 10 yearold grand-daughter ) loved ,especially on her birthday !!It was a great place for her and me ,her grand-mother, to bond and enjoy the week-end together. oh yea...the pastries at...

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

We are thrilled that you chose to spend your girls weekend with us lowell1138! It was heartwarming to hear that you and your granddaughter enjoyed your time with us. Our pastry team appreciates your feedback about their desserts. They love to share with our guests. Please do visit us again soon. Best Wishes, Nic B. General Manager

Boucherville, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to this resort about every 2 weeks for a 1 night stay. Each time the room is perfect and clean. The staff is very friendly. I have never tried the restaurant since I got out for dinner. The WiFi is good (you can Netflix). During those warm evenings you can relax outside by the fireplace they have. The...

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

Thank you for being such a loyal member of the Essex Resort and Spa family CPaquin. We love being your home away from home while in Vermont. It sounds like you have found all of the amenities and services we are proud to offer guests like yourself. Your feedback about the charging station is much appreciated. We are looking forward...

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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

Thanks for visiting us AmberH6. It was our honor to help you find some well deserved me time! We really appreciate your feedback, positive and constructive and want you to know that we shared your comments with the teams that need to make some adjustments. Our guests deserve the best and we work every day to ensure that is what...

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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....

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

Vermont is amazing when it comes to locally sourced ingredients samanthaovitt. We are so glad that you were able to experience the Vermont Maple class at Cook Academy. Your comments on future class curriculum is extremely valued and the team will keep it in mind as we continuously change our offerings. We can't wait to welcome you back for another...

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  • Restaurant
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM720 - RM1,568 (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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The Essex, Vermont`s Culinary Resort And Spa
The Essex, Vermont`s Culinary Hotel Essex
Essex Vermonts Culinary Junction
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“I had a Spa Suite overlooking the pool and woods, which was perfect.”
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“I would suggest a room with a fireplace. The room was quite large and very comfortable.”
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