The Essex Resort & Spa

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

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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. As part of this deal, guests can get two-for-one admission to an academy class.

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.

Along with the Tavern, Junction, a newly established signature restaurant on the property, offers fare that is unique, combining locally-sourced ingredients into each of the dishes. Guests have the opportunity to interact with the Chef each night in an open kitchen experience.

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 (as part of this deal, guests receive a $25 credit they can put toward any facial, body treatment, or massage that is 50 minutes or longer). 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 in a traditional king, queen, double-queen, or double-full room
  • Kids 16 or younger stay free
  • Dates into October

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 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 restaurants
  • Modern spa facilities
  • Pet-friendly lodgings
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet

The 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 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $20 daily resort fee added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Traditional Rooms

  • One king bed, one queen bed, two queen beds, or two full beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 6 (4 adults, 2 kids)
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 17 or older; kids 16 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • 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 property 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

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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