The Essex Resort & Spa - Essex Junction, VT

Two- or Three-Night Stay with Dinner, Massage, or Cooking Class at The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex Junction, VT

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Culinary Resort Nestled in Vermont Countryside

The Essex Resort & Spa stretches across 18 forested acres between the wooded shores of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountain foothills. But the picturesque setting is just part of the draw. This AAA Four Diamond resort also features an award-winning full-service spa as well as a culinary school that offers classes ranging from professional cake decorating to Italian feasts. With this deal, you get to choose one of the following add-ons: a cooking class for one, dinner for two at The Tavern, or a massage for one.

During the cooking class, seasoned chefs will teach you how to mix, knead, and roll pasta or how to cook dishes with Vermont cheese—check out the schedule for details.

Executive chef Shawn Calley, two-time winner of the region’s Top Chef competition, shows off his talents at two onsite restaurants. Amuse serves inventive dishes from a seasonal menu, whereas The Tavern offers upscale pub fare such as beef nachos and wild-mushroom cannelloni.

Massages take place at the full-service Spa at the Essex, which features saunas, various relaxation lounges, and a 25-yard indoor lap pool. The spa’s menu of services also includes volcanic-clay purifying facials, body wraps, and manicures and pedicures (not included with this getaway).

Lake Champlain, Vermont: Kayaking, Swimming, and Beaches Between Adirondacks and White Mountains

The Essex Resort & Spa is located just outside Vermont's largest city, Burlington, right between the mountains. Burlington is also home to a handful of renowned breweries as well as boutique shops at Church Street Marketplace, a pedestrian mall.

The Burlington Bike Path is a 7.5-mile recreational trek that skirts the Lake Champlain shoreline and features panoramic views of the lake and the Adirondack Mountains to the west. Lake Champlain is also a popular spot for kayaking, swimming, and fishing for catfish, northern pike, walleye, and more than 80 other fish species.

About 10 miles from the hotel, the University of Vermont sits on a hill overlooking the city. Take a stroll through the leafy campus to Fleming Museum, a striking Beaux-Arts building that houses works by American artists including John James Audubon, Andy Warhol, and Winslow Homer.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a traditional room

  • Option 1: $399 for two nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $847 value)
  • Option 2: $449 for three nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to an $1,196 value)

Included in all options:

  • Choice of cooking class for one, massage for one, or dinner for two at The Tavern which includes two appetizers, two entrees and one dessert.


Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/7/13
Travel by: 7/31/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 7-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Taxes: 9% tax not included
  • Blackout dates: May 17-19
  • Additional fees: $15 per day resort fee not included; gratuities not included.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Premier culinary resort renowned for cooking classes
  • Farm-to-table restaurant
  • Modern spa facilities
  • Pet-friendly lodgings
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/7/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 7/31/13
  • Not valid 5/17-5/19
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Dinner valid at The Tavern
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • $15/day resort fee, 9% tax and gratuities not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Traditional Room

  • One king or queen bed or two queen or full beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; no charge for guests 17 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: high-speed Internet, parking, access to pool and fitness center, local phone calls, and faxes
  • Rollaways: available for $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $25 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost

Getting There

  • By plane: 9 miles from Burlington International Airport (BTV)
  • By cab: about $25 from BTV
  • By car: about 95 miles south of Montreal, Quebec

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