The Essex Resort & Spa

Two-Night Weekday or Weekend Stay for Two at The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex Junction, VT (Up to 47% Off)

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Culinary Resort Nestled in Vermont Countryside

Located between Lake Champlain’s wooden shores and the Green Mountain foothills, The Essex Resort & Spa’s grounds sprawl across 18 forested acres. At most resorts, the picturesque setting would be its main draw, but this AAA Four Diamond resort also features a culinary school that teaches guests to craft French haute cuisine and exquisite appetizers, while an onsite spa soothes fingers cramped after days of rolling sushi. At night, guests drop their bags at the feet of a quilt-topped bed in a classic New England–style traditional room.

With this deal, you choose one of the following: a Swedish massage for one, a cooking class for one, or a three-course dinner for two. At Essex's Cook Academy’s cooking class, seasoned chefs teach how to disassemble and reassemble sushi and dumplings with military precision, or prepare French haute cuisine with classic elegance. Cook Academy sources local Vermont ingredients whenever possible.

At the Spa at the Essex, massage therapists ease tight muscles with medium-pressure strokes designed to promote full-body relaxation. The spa megaplex offers everything from steam rooms to saunas, including a 25-yard indoor lap pool and an oversize outdoor hot tub veiled in mist.

The Essex’s chefs showcase their cooking abilities at two onsite restaurants. Dinners at Amuse begin with a complimentary themed trio of liquid, foam, and solid, a precursor to an inventive meal from from the seasonal menu. At The Tavern, enjoy upscale pub fare such as duck-confit potato skins in a red-onion marmalade.

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

The Essex Resort and Spa is located just outside Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, which is home to a handful of renowned breweries and the boutique shops of the 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. The Lake Champlain area is also a popular spot for kayaking, swimming, and fishing for catfish, northern pike, walleye, and more than 80 fish species.

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

What You Get

  • $399 for a two-night stay for two adults in a traditional room; up to three kids stay free. Valid for check-in Sunday through Wednesday.
  • $549 for a two-night stay for two adults in a traditional room; up to three kids stay free. Valid for check-in Thursday through Saturday.

Both options include spa access and a choice of amenities; choose one of the following:

  • Swedish massage for one
  • Cooking class for one
  • Three-course dinner for two

Book by: 7/30/12
Travel by: 12/30/12

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

Amenities

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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/30/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/30/12
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Not valid 7/20-7/22 or 8/17-8/18
  • Subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required for reservation
  • Not valid toward existing reservations
  • 9% tax and $15 nightly resort fee not included
  • Gratuity added for dinner and spa options; not included with this Groupon.

Other Details

Room Details

  • King bed, queen bed, two double beds, or two queen beds; subject to availability and preference
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: guests younger than 18 stay free; $20 per additional adult
  • TV
  • Combination bathtub and shower

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
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: available for $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: the resort is entirely smoke-free.
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $25 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: some handicapped-accessible rooms are available; please contact the hotel directly with accessibility requests.
  • Upgrades: may be available for additional fee at booking or check-in; subject to availability

What It's Worth

  • $399 for a two-night stay for two adults in a traditional room; up to three kids stay free. Valid for check-in Sunday through Wednesday (up to a $518 value).
  • $549 for a two-night stay for two adults in a traditional room; up to three kids stay free. Valid for check-in Thursday through Saturday (up to a $598 value).

Both options include:

  • Spa access (an $80 value)

    Choice of the following amenities:

  • Swedish massage for one (a $110 value)
  • Cooking class for one (up to a $149 value)
  • Three-course dinner for two (up to a $130 value)

    Total average value: up to $827

Getting There

  • By transit: Amtrak stops at Essex Junction-Burlington, about 2.6 miles from the resort
  • By cab: about $20 from Burlington International Airport (BTV)
  • By car: 10 miles northeast of Burlington; 212 miles northwest of Boston; and 95 southeast of Montreal

Customer Reviews

300 Ratings

would stay again in a heart beat! Loved the staff and the place! Try the cooking class you wont regret it!
Nicole S. · October 17, 2017
Clean room, comfortable bed, staff very attentive and professional. Would definitely go back.
Laurie L. · October 9, 2016
The cooking courses and tasting menu at the restaurant! Also, fantastic outdoor jacuzzi!
Courtney S. · July 22, 2014
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