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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 of 5 stars
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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

An amazing experience! Great food, fantastic tennis experience with Rob the head tennis pro. The food is encouraging

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I had the pleasure of staying at the Essex for 2 months while working in the area and found the facility, the staff and the amenities exceptional! The grounds are gorgeous and the seasonal flowers abound, the woods nearby for hiking is great, the walking paths and communities near by are awsome for strolls, great meals, entertainment, and shopping. They... More 

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Colchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We only stayed for 2 nights, but wished we had gotten to stay longer! We were in Essex for a wedding that was held at the Essex, so we got to experience a lot of its services, all of which were superb in our opinions. We stayed in a gorgeous suite with an extremely comfortable bed, a kitchen, two TVs,... More 

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NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

My wife and I came to the ewes for our ten year anniversary. We took 2 cooking classes and loved the both. Bthe knife skills course was great. We really enjoyed all three meals we made in the asian noodle bar class. We make several of the meals regularly now at home. Our instructor Lawrence was a great teacher. Resort... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We spent the week of July 4th here and were very comfortable, even with the kids along. There were enough activities to please the kids; free mountain biking, basketball across the road from the resort, swimming, hanging out at the hammocks, teasing the chickens in the back garden, hiking, shopping at the nearby outlets (not really enough variety though still... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Love the layout of the hotel in a quite area, seems family oriented. We only stayed one night on our way, but we still got a room upgrade, spacious room, clean. we did have some issue with wireless in the room, seemed you have to call a company to get it fixed, we didn't and it got self fixed the... More 

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Congers, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We spent 3 nights at the Essex and were well pleased. Our room was upgraded, even through the hotel appeared to be full. The service in the restaurants was excellent. The staff was very serious about doing a good job. We had a restful long weekend and will certainly recommend this to friends who do not need to be close... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This was truly both a relaxing and excellent culinary experience. Loved the food, the facilities and the fact that it was close to town and Lake Champlain. I would definitely come back every year. Wish we could have stayed longer !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

20 min to burlington but plenty to do on the property. Free bike rentals, swimming and tennis. Rooms were comfortable and spacious. Check out The Tavern, very good upscale pub food

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

So looking forward to a few spa days while my husband attended a conference, we truly looked forward to a 4Diamond experience. Not quite so. Guess the tip off was the intro E from Mr. Skypack, Front Desk Mgr who not only welcomed us but encouraged any special requests prior to arrival. Mr. Skypack not only doesn't return phone calls,... More 

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Dear FalWetVet, I would like to take the time to address some of the issues that you experienced during your stay at The Essex. First, I truly apologize if I did not return your call to accommodate your needs. Calling back guests in a timely manner is a standard that I hold myself and staff accountable for at all times... More 

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