Gourmet Getaway and Tethered Balloon Ride

The Essex • Essex Junction, VT

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in a Fireplace Room, Fridays and Saturdays from December 7 to 22, 2012, or January 11 to 12, 2013 ($399)
  • Tethered Hot-Air Balloon Ride for Two
  • Saturday Buffet Breakfast and Sunday Brunch for Two

Your mind and body need a few days off, so why not take your taste buds on a trip too? You can indulge in an unrivaled culinary experience—not to mention a tethered hot-air balloon ride—with this Escape to The Essex near Burlington, where dining options are nearly limitless.

On this sweet Vermont vacation, you and a guest will spend two nights in a Fireplace Room, Fridays and Saturdays from December 7 to 22, 2012, or January 11 to 12, 2013 ($399). Along with your stay, you'll receive a tethered hot-air balloon ride, Saturday buffet breakfast, and Sunday brunch for two.

The Essex is the Burlington area's only AAA Four-Diamond resort. This recently renovated property is just minutes from the town's cultural scene and a short drive from some of the best skiing in the country. Each room features a flat-panel HD television, 300-thread-count linens, and an iHome speaker system. The Fireplace Room also features a sitting area complete with a decorative fireplace.

Pamper your palate at any of the on-site restaurants. Amuse is actually two restaurants in one. You can purchase a premium Chef's Table experience—an array of courses specially prepared for you by the restaurant's acclaimed chefs—or a meal from the Seasonal Menu featuring the freshest local ingredients. Continue the tasty tour with a stop at The Tavern, which serves up traditional pub fare and locally raised, grass-fed beef.

Even when your stomach's full, the resort dishes out plenty of other adventures. For starters, you'll float off the ground with an included tethered hot-air balloon ride for two. A long day outdoors calls for a little pampering at the on-site spa. This full-service facility offers treatments ranging from massages and body scrubs to facials and manicures.

When you're hungry for a hearty vacation, this Escape to The Essex will surely hit the spot.

  • "The rooms are appointed in a tasteful country aesthetic. Though the accommodations themselves are worth writing home about, a good portion of the outgoing postcards probably make mention of the exceptional fare served up in the inn's two restaurants."

    -- Away.com


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    70 Essex Way Essex Junction, VT 05452
    800-727-4295 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Limit 1 voucher per reservation; vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid on group or existing reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 1 week applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Based upon double occupancy
  • Balloon ride is weather dependent and the timing is at the pilot’s discretion. There is no refund or credit should it the ride not happen
  • Gratuities for meals are not included
  • 9% VT State Tax not and $15 nightly resort fee are not included and will be collected at redemption
  • Nights must be used consecutively
  • All deal components must be redeemed during one stay
  • The deal is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON January 13, 2013 • Enjoy By January 13, 2013