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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an excellent extended stay at The Essex. We chose The Essex because it is pet friendly and the walking trails and neighborhood nearby are pleasant for dog-walking. Once we arrived, we soon discovered the very best feature of The Essex is the staff. Every single staff person we encountered was friendly, proficient, and kind to us, our goofy... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We like to bicycle daily, using preplanned routes of approx 40 miles in length, which therefore will take most of the day (we like to stop and "smell the roses" rather than keenly finishing as fast as possible). Have been many times to Vermont and used varied methods to accomplish our desire for bicycling in this wonderful state (guided and... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Essex resort is a very relaxing resort. The food at The Tavern was fantastic! There are many things to do in the area, Burlington is a short drive, there are also outlets pretty much right next door. The Executive golf course across the street is very nice, the cost is very reasonable and the course is in great shape.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanted to get away for a few days, find a place with an outdoor pool. Beautiful pool, property, gardens, decorating, and so forth. The staff were outstanding, too, everyone very pleasant. Used the fitness center, ate at the Tavern for breakfast and dinner. Burlington is only 15 minutes away; went there every day, too.

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

Herbie, I'm so glad that we proved to be the perfect getaway spot! These compliments mean the world to me, and I hope you'll consider joining us again next time you're heading up our way! All the best, Nic, General Manager More 

Melrose, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a charming Vermont style resort with so much to offer yet completely unpretentious. From its focus on a great culinary experience, to the well maintained SPA (use included with your room), and the beautifully manicured grounds, this place does everything right without over doing anything. Pleasantly simple, charming and completely laid back, you begin to relax immediately upon... More 

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

We're definitely dog-lovers in Vermont, Lolita! I'm thrilled you and your family had a great time visiting, and I can't thank you enough for leaving us this feedback. We'd love to have you stay with us again the next time you're looking for a Champlain Valley vacation! Take care, Nic, General Manager More 

Montreal, Quebec
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was very spacious. The staff was friendly and went out of their way. The grounds are impeccable. The meal we had in the Junction on Saturday night was a 10 on 10 and my husband said it was the best meal he has had in his life. You must stay at the Essex at least once to pamper... More 

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

Best meal ever? Wow -- we're honored, Susan! I can't wait to share your kind words with the team. Thank you so much for the thoughtful review, and we hope we can welcome you both back again soon! Best wishes, Nic, General Manager More 

Dedham, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful 3 night stay last weekend at The Essex Resort. Starting with check in, which was very easy and since we arrived late at night our room was ready. The room itself was very cute. I loved the bright colors and the beds were amazingly comfortable. Unfortunately, our room (225) was located right next door to a... More 

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

Overall, it sounds like you had a wonderful time, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your experience. All your feedback about the pool, restaurant service, etc. is much appreciated as well, since we want to make sure everyone is completely satisfied with their stay. We hope you'll join us again the next time you're looking for a Vermont... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling with a special needs child can be challenging, but the folks at Essex made us feel welcome and went out of their way to help us in all situations. Whatever we asked for, they stepped up and helped with our meal needs and our mobility needs. It was so comforting in a world when so often you have to... More 

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

It was a pleasure having you here, Jonathan! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to leave us a great review, and I'll be sure to share your kind words with the team. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon! Take care, Nic, General Manager More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I spent 4 relaxing days at the Essex House. We really enjoyed the grounds , the spa and the dining was a wonderful experience. The staff were efficient and very helpful. The tennis facilities & the tennis pro were really great .

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

I'm so glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed the stay, Walter! We always want our guests to feel relaxed and have some fun. Thank you for the feedback, and I'll be sure to share your compliments with the team. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, Nic, General Manager More 

Essex, Vermont
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at The Essex for a couple days of relaxation. We had stayed there previously for a wedding and had enjoyed it, but this time it was so much more relaxing for us. We had our room graciously upgraded and it was so comfortable with a soaker tub and gas fireplace and kitchenette. The room was... More 

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

It sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing time! This is exactly what I love to hear, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your experience. Hopefully you can join us again soon! Take care, Nic, General Manager More 

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