Culinary Resort Nestled in Vermont Countryside
The Essex Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa stretches across 18 forested acres between the wooded shores of Lake Champlain and the foothills of the Green Mountains. But the picturesque setting is just part of the draw. This four-season resort also features an award-winning full-service spa and a $25 spa credit toward any massage, facial, or body treatment of 50 minutes or more is included with this stay. If cuisine is your hobby, the resort includes a culinary school that offers classes in everything from pasta making to cake decorating.
- Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable: the culinary rooms are 375 square-feet.
- Spa at The Essex features saunas, relaxation lounges, and a 25-yard indoor lap pool.
- The Resort Chefs show off their talents at Junction restaurant, where you can try unique fare made with locally sourced ingredients.
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 contains a handful of renowned breweries and the boutique shops of the Church Street Marketplace, a pedestrian mall. The Burlington Bike Path, a 7.5-mile recreational trek that skirts the Lake Champlain shoreline, 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.
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 reach the Fleming Museum, a striking Beaux Arts building that houses works by John James Audubon, Andy Warhol, Winslow Homer, and other American artists.