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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

#1 of 2 Hotels in Essex
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70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The Essex is such a great place to stay. The remarkable grounds that are so well kept and the great service the staff provides will make you want to come back. We did a cooking class and it was so much fun. Knowledgable chef and great food! Also just a short drive away from attractions like Ben and Jerry's.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hesitate to write this review lest too many people learn of one of Vermonts best kept secrets. The Essex Inn.....We live in Florida and have been staying at the Essex for over 20 years, usually a 5 day stay during fall foilage , although there have been years when we have stayed at the Essex 2 or 3 times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds and cozy rooms. Great access to indoor and outdoor pools, fire pit, and tennis courts. Fitness center is just ok, could use an upgrade. However the dining here was excellent. Highly recommend eating at the Junction. Excellent service and staff and the food was phenomenal. Most of the fresh veggies come right from the large garden on the... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us Sarahferr! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Essex! Our farm to table philosophy and creative menu in Junction is something we are very proud to offer our guests. We are glad that you appreciated it. The next time your travels bring you to Vermont, we hope that you... More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my daughter n I came up in July last minute ..had a winderful time..staff n facilities are great..you wont be sorry you came!!! We plan on coming back with family next time..something for everyone to do..

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

We are honored that you chose to stay with us for your girls getaway CindyC57! Thank you for letting us know your enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you and the rest of the family back again soon. Best Wishes, Nic More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the hotel online for a discounted rate and had intended to stay one night. However we had such a good experience, we upped it to two and wish we could have been there a week. The grounds are lovely, the rooms, stunning (especially those beds!!!), the outdoor seating at the Tavern had so much charm, though I agree... More 

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

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us wrldtravld! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. We are glad that Junction was able to wow both you and the kids during your dinner, and will be sure to share your feedback with The Tavern. They work hard to be just as great a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second trip and I must say it was just as great as our first one. We were in a beautiful king size room with lots of space I think it was a better room than the first one. We had no issues with our dog we actually saw lots of dogs there this weekend and everyone got... More 

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

Hearing that you and your pooch enjoyed your stay with us made our day Cali_dreamer23! We love tempting our guests with the desserts and cookies just inside the lobby. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us, and we hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nic More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from our 3 night stay at The Essex. Our visit was very close to being perfect. The grounds and rooms are meticulously taken care of. All of the staff were kind and professional. The outdoor seating at the Tavern was perfect for our 16 month old toddler and 5 year old dog. I would suggest that there... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us Atis! We appreciate your visit, and your feedback. Our pastry chef will be thrilled to know you enjoyed the homemade berry puffs! Hopefully, you and the family will be in the area again soon for another visit. Best Wishes, Nic More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here recently. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The staff was helpful but seemed not quite up to speed yet. Summer staff?? The room was large with the most comfortable bed!! Would have loved a refrigerator but other than that it was perfect. The only criticism we had was the food in the Tavern.... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us CeeCee2. We are glad to hear that so many interactions with our staff and our resort exceeded your expectations during your visit, but are sorry we fell a little short in The Tavern. Your comments will help us guide the staff on where improvements are needed. Rest assured they will work hard... More 

Annapolis, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is so close to reaching its potential. What makes a five-star hotel? The little things. The rooms are finely appointed, the beds are comfortable, the grounds are well maintained and the staff gives impeccable service. This place could have all of this and it needs just a little more effort to be the best. The beds are comfortable... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and recommendations with us seano21401; we really appreciate your comments. Our entire team is committed to providing the highest level of service and services to our guests. We are currently working to touch up our guestrooms and hopefully the next time you visit you will see our efforts. Each of... More 

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my third time staying here; all three have been nice. Room was nice, amenities were nice, food was good in the Tavern. Service was a bit hit or miss (forgot berries that were part of the breakfast item I ordered at breakfast, lunch waitress kept forgetting things, slow for both), but we were in relaxation mode, so no... More 

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

Thank you for continuing to choose to stay with us during your visits to Vermont BEGWIB! We appreciate your loyalty. Your comments about The Tavern will certainly be passed along, and they will work to ensure the staff is ready to exceed our guests' expectations. We are sorry that didn't occur on this visit, but are confident we can help... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
Location: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range: $184 - $324 (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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