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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Essex
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Horrible experience. Rooms are outdated. Shower and outside of bathtub were rotted and moldy. There was a Keurig Machine in room however it was filthy and someone's old k-cup was left in the machine. The worst part was they overcharged our debit card by $700 and then they charged our card a SECOND time for the correct amount. However we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A spontaneous need to shake off the familiar brought me to the Essex on peak weekend. One of the loveliest feelings is to be taken by surprise by excellence, mixed with kindness. 90% of the staff that was our experience. An online booking required a phone call to say we are bringing our dog, a toy handmade dog biscuits and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This resort's beautiful architectural details and charming country decor inspire relaxation. Each person we encountered made the difference, from the friendly greetings of the front desk staff to the efficiency of the massage therapist and the attention provided by our chef Alex at the Junction. We are looking forward to renew the experience! Gisele D.

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

Dear rosedesvents3, Thank you for staying with us and for having a great time. See you again soon! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds, spacious rooms, attended a perfectly planned wedding, impeccable staff and delicious restaurant! The Essex truly has it all! Foliage was a bonus. Perfect weekend. Looking forward to returning.

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

Dear Lwood5, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with other travelers. Your praise and recognition of the associates that work hard to support the Resort is appreciated. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit included a cooking lesson, breakfast and brunch at the Tavern and a three-course meal at the Junction. All culinary experiences were delightful! We especially enjoyed the attention to detail from our chef at the Junction and Chef Anthony made the lesson a fun, relaxed evening.

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

Dear 072014DTaylor, Thank you for having such a great time while visiting with us. Chef Anthony is a talented member of the Cook Academy team and I often hear positive comments regarding his sense of humor and gracious hospitality. Your praise is much appreciated. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband chose The Essex to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. We were delighted in every way. The reservationist was super helpful with suggestions for restaurants that would accommodate my allergies and not disappoint. We loved the spa and used it every day. Excellent massages, sauna, steam, just never wanted to leave. Our room had a wood-burning stove. Don't miss the... More

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

Dear Jacqueline C, Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us and I am delighted to hear your stay was memorable. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here numerous times while visiting VT. I lived nearby in the late 70s and like to return during foilage season. Room was quaint but clean and bedding fine. Restaurants very expensive and I chose not to eat there. Drove to Jericho, Jeffersonville and Stowe to dine. Did offer some desserts for sale in lobby. Could improve by... More

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

Dear Susan S, From your review it does appear you may have had a great time while staying with us. It is unfortunate that we missed the opportunity to exceed your expectations, however. Please do considering visiting again next Autumn and try our house made cookies and refreshments that we place in our lobby each afternoon. Naz Jenulevich Director of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for the weekend early Oct 2014. Check in was quick and easy and the people at the front desk were very friendly and accommodating. We waited till the last minute to book this trip so we weren't able to get the room we wanted so we ended up taking the last available room they had. The room... More

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

Dear Peter C, Thank you for staying with us and enjoying the quality of the room, grounds, service at the Tavern and location. Please accept my apology for not meeting your expectations with regard to the food. My regret is we did not have the opportunity to hear of this table side. Our chefs understand as "Vermont's Culinary Resort &... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there last week. The room was fine, a little dated but fine. The food at the Tavern was good but it was very noisy Thurs. and Friday night. Had to wait 35 minutes but had no choice. We found the prices at The Junction $50 per person for a 3 course meal, chicken or fish and $85 per... More

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

Dear jdrei, Thank you for staying with us. Our Director of Culinary Operations, Chef Shawn Calley, loves to hear when guests enjoy his creations and he also appreciates critiques. I have spoken to him and shared your comments. Shawn is the recipient of the Gold Barn Award for his commitment to locally sourced, organic, high quality ingredients. When you combine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed here using a groupon, and had a fabulous birthday get away. We had a lovely large room with a kitchen, sofa, gas woodstove, . and view of the woods.The outdoor hot tub was wonderful after a long drive, as was the heated indoor pool. There is an award-winning fixed price restaurant offering three or five course dinners... More

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

Dear epicureous, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. Groupon is a great source for values....keep your eyes open for our next great offer! Your recognition of Laura at the Tavern is much appreciated and will mean a great deal to her when she hears about it. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

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Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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Location: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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