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The Essex Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa - Essex, VT

Culinary Resort in Vermont

What You Get

  • Stay for two in a culinary king or queen room or culinary double-queen or two-full room
  • Up to two kids 16 or younger stay free
  • Dates into December

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Additional fees: $20 daily resort fee plus tax added at purchase.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

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.

Other Details

Room Details

Culinary King or Queen Room

  • One king bed or one queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Culinary Double-Queen or Two-Full Room

  • Two queen beds or two full beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 17 or older; kids 16 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • $20 resort fee includes: parking, WiFi, pools, fitness room, outdoor hot tub, bike rentals, snowshoe rentals, newspapers, morning coffee service, and afternoon cookies.
  • Parking: included in resort fee.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $45 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.


  • Premier culinary resort renowned for cooking classes
  • Farm-to-table restaurants
  • Modern spa facilities
  • Indoor pool and sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Pet-friendly (additional fee)

Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $20 daily resort fee plus tax added at purchase.

About The Essex Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Burlington International Airport (BTV; 8 mi)
  • Distance from Montreal: 93 mi

Customer Reviews

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Alyssatop reviewer
25 ratings15 reviews
December 7, 2017
Quiet and clean, bed was extremely comfortable.
8 ratings2 reviews
December 7, 2017
Room for both of us to sleep after a very long day
Amandatop reviewer helpful reviewer
36 ratings11 reviews
December 1, 2017
The room was awesome and hotel was nice and clean. However, I got very very sick just an hour or two after eating at the restaurant there. It kept me up all night and was very unpleasant.
aylintop reviewer helpful reviewer
84 ratings49 reviews
November 30, 2017
Love everything about this reso
5 ratings1 reviews
November 23, 2017
We love the hotel and the amenities. Hot tub, the pool and the spa are amazing. A mist go, especially on winter
Kerintop reviewer
30 ratings16 reviews
May 18, 2021
Amazing place. Great staff delicious food. Going back soon.
2 ratings2 reviews
April 26, 2021
The beds were very comfy
2 ratings1 reviews
April 17, 2021
The attentive staff.
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