The Essex Resort & Spa

1- or 2-Night Stay for Two 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 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 as well as a culinary school that offers classes in everything from pasta making to cake decorating.

The resort’s cooking academy employs seasoned chefs who are experts at imparting technique during relaxed, hands-on classes. Check out the schedule for details and prices. Executive chef Shawn Calley, a two-time winner of the region’s Top Chef competition, shows off his talents at the AAA Four Diamond Junction, where you can try unique fare made with locally sourced ingredients. Another onsite eatery is 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 purifying facials, body wraps, and manicures. 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.

This region of Vermont is especially well known for its skiing. Head to Stowe Mountain Resort for 39 miles of downhill trails, most of which are at the intermediate level, or Smugglers’ Notch Resort for skiing and snowboarding across three mountains.

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 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 room

  • Option 1: $99 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $189 value) 

  • Option 2: $249 for a 2-night stay, valid for check-in Thursday–Saturday; not valid for Monday–Wednesday stays (up to a $518 value)

Includes in both options: * $25 credit valid toward any 50+ minute massage, facial or body treatment * Buy one, get one free discount on hands-on cooking classes priced at $149 or higher (excluding Kids Camps)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/16/15
Travel by: 4/30/15

  • Blackout dates: Not valid for travel 1/2–1/3/15 or 2/4–2/7/15.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $20 fee; 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable to 1-night’s stay up to the Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 9% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $20 daily resort fee plus tax not included. Two-night vouchers used for travel 12/25–12/28/14 will have a $25 per night holiday surcharge. One-night vouchers used for travel 12/28/14–1/1/15 will have a $50 per night holiday surcharge.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates 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

  • Must book by 1/16/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/15
  • Not valid for travel 1/2–1/3/15 or 2/4–2/7/15
  • Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 4 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $20 fee; 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable to 1-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $20 daily resort fee plus tax not included
  • Two-night vouchers used for travel 12/25–12/28/14 will have a $25 per night holiday surcharge
  • One-night vouchers used for travel 12/28/14–1/1/15 will have a $50 per night holiday surcharge
  • 9% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Traditional Rooms * One king bed, one queen bed, two queen beds, or two full beds * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 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.
  • Resort fee includes: parking, WiFi, use of pools, fitness room, outdoor hot tub, bike rentals, snowshoe rentals, newspapers, morning coffee service, and afternoon cookies
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night; subject to availability
  • 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!


21 ratings   6 reviews  
· November 20, 2016
The hot tub and the location


Michael. H. ·
3 ratings   3 reviews  
· November 2, 2016
Great hotel one of my favourite places to stay in Vermont.
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