$349 for a Two-Night Four-Diamond Vermont Getaway to The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex, Plus a Tethered Balloon Ride. Choose From Four Weekend-Stays. (Up to $822 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • AAA Four-Diamond hotel
  • Choice of stays at The Essex
  • Near Burlington, Vermont

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. 7-day cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Balloon ride subject to weather conditions, no refund/cash value due to weather cancellation. Not valid toward existing or group reservations. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For $349, get a two-night getaway and a tethered balloon ride for two at The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex, VT (up to an $822 value). Choose from four weekends for your getaway:

  • January 1–3, 2011
  • January 7–9, 2011
  • January 21–23, 2011
  • February 4–6, 2011

The Essex, Vermont’s AAA Four-Diamond culinary resort and spa, includes a vast inventory of serious leisure tools, retail-fueled shoppertainment, and close proximity to wondrous activities and outdoor settings. The Essex is set on an 18-acre nook between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, offering guests splendid views and unfettered access to wealthy, cosmopolitan Yetis who just finished shooting their third History Channel special. Guests will enjoy two nights of luxury accommodations (up to $518 depending on availability), plus a two-person on-premises tethered-balloon ride ($100). Enjoy views of the area for 10 minutes from 60 to 100 feet in the air (weather and wind permitting).

Guests also can enjoy complimentary airport shuttle service, high-speed Internet, access to indoor pool and outdoor hot tub, coffee, tea, chocolates, cookies, and more with included resort fees ($24). Bask in other comfortable and relaxing amenities such as the resort’s spa ($80) with such amenities as saunas and steam rooms, on the trail with complimentary snowshoe rentals, and have time to fit it all in with a late check-out at 4 p.m. ($100).

Not valid for existing or group reservations. Valid for check in on January 1–3, 7–9, 21–23, or February 4–6, 2011.


Frommer's rate it an average of four owl eyes. Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.

  • The 120 rooms here are every bit as impressive as the food, and 20 acres of grounds on a majestic hillside setting enhance the experience of staying. – Frommer's
  • It’s a wonderful and peaceful environment to relax and unwind with luxury amenities and an attentive four star service. It has all the comfort with that extra touch of ‘Classic Country’ feel. The hotel grounds are beautifully manicured. – Woman-and-her-dog, TripAdvisor

Customer Reviews

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
close to my suster's house. We also enjoyed a cooking class.
Regen · May 8, 2014

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