The Essex Resort & Spa

2- or 3-Night Stay with Dinner or Massage at The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex Junction, VT.

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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. In addition to accommodations in a traditional guest room, you get dinner for two at The Tavern or a massage for one.

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 two onsite restaurants. Amuse serves inventive dishes from a seasonal menu, whereas The Tavern offers upscale pub fare such as beef nachos and wild-mushroom cannelloni.

Massages take place at the full-service Spa at The Essex, which features saunas, relaxation lounges, and a 25-yard indoor lap pool. The spa’s menu of services also includes volcanic-clay purifying facials, body wraps, and manicures and pedicures (not included with this Groupon).

Lake Champlain, Vermont: Kayaking, Swimming, and Beaches 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 Lake Champlain, featuring 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.

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

What You Get

Stay for two in a traditional room

  • Option 1: $299 for 2 nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $710 value)
  • Option 2: $399 for 3 nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $1,009 value)

Included in all options:

  • Daily spa access (a $40 value/day)
  • Choice of massage for one (a $110 value) or dinner for two at The Tavern, which includes two appetizers, two entrees, and one dessert (a $112 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/25/13
Travel by: 12/15/13

  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $20 fee; 7-day notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 9% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $15 daily resort fee not included

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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/25/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/15/13
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit for option 1; limit 2 per visit for option 2
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Not valid for Saturday stays
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $20 fee; 7-day notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • $15 daily resort fee not included
  • 9% tax not included
  • $20 dinner service charge and 19% spa service charge not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Traditional Room

  • One king or queen bed, or two queen or full beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional adult; no charge for kids

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Checkout: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: Internet, parking, access to pool and fitness center, local phone calls, and faxes
  • Rollaways: available for $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $25 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost

Getting There

  • By plane: 9 miles from Burlington International Airport (BTV)
  • By cab: about $25 from BTV
  • By car: about 95 miles south of Montreal, Quebec

Customer Reviews

300 Ratings

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Nicole S. · 8 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed October 17, 2017
would stay again in a heart beat! Loved the staff and the place! Try the cooking class you wont regret it!


Ernette H. ·
· Reviewed November 20, 2016
The hot tub and the location


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