The Essex Resort & Spa
Why We Love It
- A laid-back New England resort, between the scenic Green Mountains and Lake Champlain
- The two restaurants use ingredients from the garden, and the resort holds cooking classes
- Family friendly with bikes to hire, an adventure course, tennis courts and regular bonfire evenings with s’mores
- Studio Rooms have mini kitchens, and some will accommodate pets
"Vermont's culinary resort" -- Fodor's
70% (10 Member Ratings)
Map & Directions
Rooms & Rates
The Essex Resort & Spa is a relaxed resort set on 18 acres of landscaped grounds in the New England countryside. It is in a scenic location between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, 20 minutes’ drive from downtown Burlington.
Two restaurants, serving pub food and sophisticated tasting menus that change nightly, make use of ingredients from the hotel’s own gardens and there’s a variety of cooking classes available. Breakfast is taken at The Tavern, where options include pancakes, homemade brioche and eggs cooked to order.
After an afternoon trying out the zip lines, rock climbing or exploring the estate and mountains with a guided tour, guests can unwind in the spa, where there’s an indoor pool and treatment rooms. An outdoor pool is open seasonally, and you can laze in the outdoor hot tub year round. There’s also free snowshoe rental, tennis and basketball courts, bikes for hire and regular bonfire evenings with s’mores. Golf is also available at the neighbouring executive course.
Some of the rooms have fireplaces and the family-friendly Studio rooms and suites come with mini kitchens (hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge). Upgrade to a Spa Suite for your own whirlpool tub. Pets can be accommodated in certain room types (extra charge applies) and are treated to homemade biscuits and takeaway gifts, including a collapsible water bowl.
There is a $15 per room, per night resort fee (plus tax), which covers Wi-Fi, parking and pool and fitness services.
- "The setting (20 acres of hillside) is majestic, the fitness center and rock-climbing course are great, and the cooking classes are a fun option" -- Frommer's
- "The Essex is a laid-back resort with a welcoming staff" -- Travel + Leisure
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Fitness classes
- Golf course (on-site)
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Sauna / Steam Room
- Tennis courts
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
- Bike rental
- Concierge service
- Currency exchange / ATM
- Hair salon (fees apply)
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Shuttle service (fees apply)
- Business center
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Kitchenette in some rooms
- Jacuzzi in some rooms
- Pay-per-view / movies on demand
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- iPod/iPhone docking station
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible pool area
- Accessible restaurant
- Accessible spa
- ADA compliant rooms
- Facilities for guests with special needs
- Roll-in shower
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm.
Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests: Child's cot/crib available free of charge (on request). Extra bed available (on request): $10 per night for adults and children. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged an extra $45 per night on checkout.
Fees: Bookings are subject to the Vermont Marketing Assessment Fee of $1 per night per room and a $20 (plus tax) resort fee, which covers parking, Wi-Fi, use of the pools, fitness room, outdoor hot tub, tennis courts, newspapers, bike rentals and snowshoe rentals.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The full breakfast includes one item off the al a carte breakfast menu, coffee, tea and juice. Tax and gratuities are included.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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(10 Member Reviews)