The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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Foodies rejoice: This laid-back New England resort — located just east of Burlington in Essex Junction, Vermont — offers a bounty of culinary offerings. The Cook Academy is popular with recent guests for its private courses in sushi-rolling, pasta-making and baking using local ingredients. And there's fine-dining at the much-adored Junction and The Tavern restaurants as well. When you're ready to work off your meal, the resort allows the chance to swim in the indoor and outdoor pools, play tennis and test your golf game. Or if you would prefer to unwind, book a treatment at the tranquil, full-service spa. Afterward, cozy up in your comfortable accommodations, appointed with 300-thread-count linens, iPod docking stations and classic brick-enclosed fireplaces (in some suites). Some recent guests did feel that for the price tag, the rooms could use some updating.
Essex Junction, VT
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 120 rooms



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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The Burlington hotel offers a cooking school where you’ll dig into local ingredients alongside world-class chefs. When you want a break from the kitchen, spend some time in the full-service spa, where you can warm up in front of the fire in the lounge.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1790 have reviewed the The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1790 reviews 4.0 (based on 1790 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at the Essex Resort feature traditional country decor with colorful accents and 300-thread-count linens. Bathrooms have pedestal sinks and Green Natura bath amenities. Other amenities include Keurig coffeemakers, iHome docking station and flat-screen TVs. The resort also features studio, one- and two-bedroom suites.
  • Select upgraded rooms feature fireplaces.

Standard room size375 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This Vermont resort is located just northeast of the town of Essex, approximately 10 miles northwest of Burlington. Shopping and dining can be found less than a mile north at the nearby Essex Outlets. However, the real draw here is the opportunity for outdoor adventures. The resort is located near golf courses, state parks, wildlife areas.
  • Located about 10 miles east of Lake Champlain.
  • About 10 miles northeast of Burlington International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort offers guests the chance to dine at two on-site restaurants or to try a cooking class through the comprehensive Cook Academy. Junction serves American cuisine and offers an ever-changing menu of options, including a five-course tasting menu. For pub fare, guests can try The Tavern, which serves classic dishes and craft beers.
  • Tavern open for all meals, including weekend brunch

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort features an indoor lap pool, an outdoor wading pool with waterfall, and a large "double" outdoor hot tub.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The spa at the Essex Resort features 10 treatment rooms, a spa café and full-service salon. Couples treatments and bridal services are available, in addition to massages, facials and a wide range of wraps and scrubs.

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna


      The resort offers a number of family-friendly outdoor activities, including bicycle rentals and family team building activities. The resort also features kid-friendly cooking classes that teach culinary skills.
      • On-site playground
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs


      The hotel’s fitness center includes treadmills, elliptical machines, strength-training machines and free weights. The gym offers weekly yoga classes and aqua aerobics in the indoor pool.
      • Snowshoe rentals are available
      • On-site basketball court
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      Essex Resort hosts meetings, conferences and executive retreats in its 12 flexible event spaces as well as two outdoor spaces that are available seasonally. The property’s small business center features computers and a printer.
      • Culinary-themed team-building activities are available

      Number of meeting rooms12

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      Pets are welcome at the Essex Resort & Spa, although there is a $45 pet fee. Pets receive a chew toy and a collapsible water bowl to keep.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting


        Wedding ceremonies and receptions can be held on-site or at the resort’s sister property, The Ponds at Bolton Valley. Custom wedding packages are available, each including a sparkling wine toast, wedding cake and cocktail hour, among other services.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity500

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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