Essex Junction

The Essex Resort & Spa

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • 18-acre New England resort, between the scenic Green Mountains & Lake Champlain
  • Restaurants use ingredients from the hotel’s garden & hold cookery classes
  • Family friendly with bikes to hire, an adventure course, tennis courts & s’mores by the campfire 
  • There's an indoor pool & year-round outdoor hot tub

"A laid-back resort" -- Travel + Leisure
Enjoyed This
(7 Member Ratings)
"The hotel amenities/ location / grounds. IT WAS STUNNING!"
01. May 2017
Lowell, MA, USA

Map & Directions

Burlington International Airport is a 20-minute drive away and parking is available on site. The hotel can organise transfers (charges apply).

Rooms & Rates

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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.

From the press:
  • "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
  • "A new full-service spa plus golf, tennis, hiking trails, and a huge pool offer plenty of distractions. But the cuisine is the standout" -- Travel + Leisure



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly


  • 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

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • 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


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Additional details: The full breakfast includes one item off the al a carte breakfast menu, coffee, tea and juice. Tax and gratuities are included.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(7 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Essex Resort & Spa over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
5.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The hotel amenities/ location / grounds. IT WAS STUNNING!
Erica 01. May 2017 Lowell, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Cooking class and massage. Excellent service.
Kelly 24. Apr 2017 Bolton, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service, accommodations, spa, and food.
Alexandra 14. Apr 2017 Kings County, USA
Enjoyed Most
The food there was excellent.
Judith 17. Apr 2017 Sherborn, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The steam room and spa amenities were really luxurious. This was the perfect way to relax during a cold winter weekend. The gas stove in our suite was charming.
Other Comments
The front desk was very good about accommodating our needs. The restaurant wasn't able to provide breakfast because they were understaffed, but the front desk refunded us for the amount of the breakfast vouchers, which I thought was great of them. Some of the furniture is a little older, but very clean. We were quite comfortable and happy.
Jennifer 06. Mar 2017 Burlington, VT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Delicious breakfast, loved the spa facilities
Other Comments
Bethany 16. Apr 2017 North Bennington, VT, USA

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