The Essex Resort & Spa - Essex, VT

Stay with Spa Access at The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex Junction, VT. Dates Available into June.

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AAA Four Diamond 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 Mountains 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.

At the resort's cooking academy, seasoned chefs can teach you how to mix, knead, and roll pasta or how to cook dishes with Vermont cheese. Check out the schedule for details and prices.

Executive Chef Shawn Calley, two-time winner of the region’s Top Chef competition, shows off his talents at The Tavern, which offers upscale pub fare such as beef nachos and wild-mushroom cannelloni.

The full-service Spa at The Essex features saunas, relaxation lounges, and a 25-yard indoor lap pool. The spa’s menu of services includes volcanic-clay purifying facials, body wraps, and manicures and pedicures. In addition to accommodations in a traditional guest room, this Getaway includes daily spa access for two adults.

Lake Champlain, Vermont: World-Class Skiing Between Adirondacks and Green 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 John James Audubon, Andy Warhol, Winslow Homer, and other American artists.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two adults in a traditional king, traditional queen, double queen, or double full room
  • Up to three kids 16 or younger stay free
  • Daily spa access for two adults
  • Discount of $25 off spa treatments of 50 minutes or more
  • Buy one, get one free discount on hands-on cooking classes priced at $149 or higher (excluding Kids Camps)
  • Dates into July

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
  • Taxes: 9% tax added at purchase
  • Additional fees: $20 daily resort fee 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. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


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

The Fine Print

  • Date cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice req’d 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
  • 18+ or older to check in
  • CC req’d at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $20 daily resort fee & 9% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Traditional Rooms

  • One king bed, one queen bed, or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest; up to three kids 16 or younger stay free

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 an additional $10 per night
  • 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 hotel or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

Nearest airport: Burlington International Airport (BTV; 9 miles) Cab fare: about $25 from BTV Distance from Montreal: 95 miles

Customer Reviews

(300 ratings)

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13 ratings   8 reviews  
· October 17, 2017
would stay again in a heart beat! Loved the staff and the place! Try the cooking class you wont regret it!


18 ratings   18 reviews  
· November 20, 2016
The hot tub and the location


Michael. H. ·
· November 2, 2016
Great hotel one of my favourite places to stay in Vermont.
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