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$299 - Vermont 2-Night Luxe Retreat for 2, Reg. $582

Sold out - This deal was published September 06, 2012 and sold out September 14, 2012.
By Travelzoo Staff
Typically to get inside a chef's head -- to find out why they added a dash of this or a speck of that -- you'd need to pin down an elusive (and often pricey) ticket to a chef's table. At Vermont's Essex Resort & Spa, however, we've arranged a deal where you can hobnob with the "confident and precise" chef (per The Burlington Free Press) during a stay that slashes nearly 50% off current prices.

Why we love it

  • Arrive any day Sunday-Wednesday through October for a two-night stay in a traditional room for $299 (reg. $478). For $449, check in any day Thursday-Saturday for a two-night stay (reg. $598). All stays include daily breakfast for two ($64 value), where you can pick from a menu boasting treats like pumpkin bread French toast or a lox salad prepared with salmon from Maine.
  • Start the evening with admission for two to the resort's brand-new "Amusing Hour" (reg. $40), a culinary twist on happy hour where the chefs mingle with guests while preparing and serving appetizers, amuse bouches, and signature cocktails assembled from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The Free Press further praises the chef, saying it's "fun and interesting and gratifying to be on the eating end of his selections."
  • After filling your stomach, fill up the rest of the day with all the other activities available at this AAA 4-Diamond resort. There is a full-service spa, an outdoor pool with waterfall, and a cooking academy that can further expand your culinary skills. The resort can help arrange other excursions, from putting across the nearby golf course to cycling through the forest to floating above it all in a hot-air balloon.

Where

The Essex Resort & Spa
70 Essex Way
Essex, VT 05452
(See Map)
Tel: 800-727-4295

What's included & when

  • Sept. 5, 2012 - Oct. 31, 2012
  • A culinary romp for 2 through Vermont's Green Mountains at the AAA 4-Diamond Essex Resort & Spa
  • $299 for a 2-night stay, arrive any day Sunday-Wednesday (reg. $478)
  • $449 for a 2-night stay, arrive any day Thursday-Saturday (reg. $598)
  • Daily breakfast for 2 (reg. $64)
  • Admission to the "Amusing Hour" on 1 of the nights, including appetizers and 1 signature cocktail each (reg. $40)
  • Travel through October

The fine print

With this deal, you don’t have to decide yet when to go. Just purchase a voucher from Travelzoo then call the hotel directly at 800-727-4295 to make a reservation for your desired travel dates. Taxes, gratuity and $15 daily resort fee are additional. Reservations are subject to availability and early booking is encouraged. See below for full terms and conditions.

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$299   $582
49% off | 148 bought
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The Essex Resort & Spa
95% Enjoyed The Essex Resort & Spa
95% (61 ratings)
Sold out at
10:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 14
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95% Enjoyed The Essex Resort & Spa
(61 ratings)
4.5
Ambiance/Design
4.5
Quality of Service
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The place itself was wonderful and it was a great deal. Very nice rooms and delicious food!

Sep 08, 2013 Corinne Massachusetts, United States

Value and quality of service

Sep 01, 2013 Brian Connecticut, United States

The grounds, large hotel room (with a full kitchen), spa, The Tavern restaurant, check-in staff was very friendly and helpful.

Amuse restaurant - it wasn't busy, but we waited a long time for service. It seemed as though they were understaffed. The prices were high in relation to how we valued the meal.

Aug 30, 2013 Diana Massachusetts, United States

Nice relaxed atmosphere. Great value for the price.

Aug 30, 2013 Ken Connecticut, United States

Used the Inn as a stopping point on way for long weekend in Montreal. Perfect interim stop from Boston. The entire staff was enthusiastic and very helpful. The rooms were large, comfortable, and quiet. The meal in the tavern was delicious and the desserts magnificent. The breakfasts, with made to order eggs/omelets and attentive wait staff made the meals very pleasant experience. The price was right thanks to the Travel Zoo special. Easy to access Burlington for activities. Did not get to use the Spa, pool, or take cooking lessons. Maybe next time.

Aug 29, 2013 Francis Massachusetts, United States

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70 Essex Way
Essex, VT 05452
Tel: 800-727-4295

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