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. If cuisine is your hobby, the resort includes a culinary school that offers classes in everything from pasta making to French cuisine classics.
- Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable: the culinary rooms were renovated in the summer of 2017.
- Spa at The Essex features saunas, relaxation lounges, a fitness center, and a 25-yard indoor lap pool.
- The Resort Chefs show off their talents at Junction restaurant, where you can try unique fare made with locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant boasts AAA Four Diamonds Award and accolades from the Wine Spectator.
Lake Champlain, Vermont: Kayaking, Swimming, and Skiing between Adirondacks and White Mountains
The Essex Resort and Spa is located just outside Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, which contains a handful of renowned breweries and the boutique shops of the Church Street Marketplace, a pedestrian mall. The Burlington Bike Path, a 7.5-mile recreational trek that skirts the Lake Champlain shoreline, features panoramic views of the lake and the Adirondack Mountains to the west. The Lake Champlain area is also a popular spot for kayaking, swimming, and skiing.
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 the Fleming Museum, a striking Beaux Arts building that houses works by John James Audubon, Andy Warhol, Winslow Homer, and other American artists.