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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Milford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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Melrose, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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 1 week 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 1 week 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 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we booked our reservation we should have been told that the main restaurant - The Junction - would not be open on a Tuesday (and Wednesday night). We then assumed we could eat in the tavern but when we arrived around 7:45 we were told there was a 1 hour wait. Basically, there were so many people staying at... More 

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

I'm sorry to hear you missed dining at The Junction during your stay. It's open from Thursday to Monday, and it was a mistake on our part that this wasn't communicated to you beforehand. The rest of your visit sounds like it was enjoyable, which is wonderful. I very much appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share it... More 

Rhode Island
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms clean updated, staff friendly and helpful, grounds beautiful and just a very beautiful place to stay. Restaurant/ lounge was very good outside area beautiful and very charming to be able to sit outside is great!

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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 time visiting, and I can't thank you enough for the great review. I'm looking forward to sharing your feedback with my team. We'd love to have you stay with us again soon! Best wishes, Nic, General Manager More 

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