• The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Essex Resort & Spa

About The Essex Resort & Spa

The Essex Resort & Spa is an AAA Four-Diamond property situated on 18 acres in the town of Essex, a few miles from Burlington, Vermont. Located within a short distance between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, the New England setting offers a four-season backdrop for a variety of outdoor pursuits. Indoors, guests can engage in offerings including culinary classes in the resort's two theater kitchens, revitalizing treatments at the full-service spa, or invigorating workouts at the fitness center. This family friendly (and pet friendly) resort caters to the little ones as well, with organized programs for children ages 8 to 12 years.

Multiple meeting rooms can accommodate up to 400, and stunning wedding venues range from a garden-view atrium to an expansive lawn to a trio of salons.

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70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452 United States
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800-727-4295
http://www.vtculinaryresort.com
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 12am  -  12pm Tuesday: 12am  -  12pm Wednesday: 12am  -  12pm Thursday: 12am  -  12pm Friday: 12am  -  12pm Saturday: 12am  -  12pm Sunday: 12am  -  12pm

Deals & Specials

  • Gourmet Getaway Package!
    Valid Sep 26 - Dec 31
  • The Spa Escape Package
    The Spa Escape Package
    Valid Jul 12 - Dec 31

Menu of Services

Spa-goers will become inspired by the 27,000-square-foot spa, where a design palette of wood and natural stone design evokes the natural beauty and serenity of picturesque Vermont. Housed in its own standalone building on the resort's grounds, the spa has 10 treatment rooms, as well as a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and separate men's and women's locker rooms with shower fixtures.

A wide range of product brands are used and include Skin Authority, Epicuren, Davines, and Aromafloria. Couples, mother-daughter groups, and friends can enjoy side-by-side services like tailored massage, facials, and soaks in a dual tub, while male spa guests can unwind with bespoke treatments like the VIP Retreat, a combination of hydrotherapy, massage, and an express facial in a private suite. The Signature Customized Body Treatment is a unique ritual, as guests select their own ingredients for a salt or sugar scrub.

BODY SCRUBS
Dry Brushing
Fruit Scrub
Salt Scrub
Sugar Scrub
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FACIALS
Acne/Deep Cleansing
Anti-aging
Custom
Exfoliating
Men's
Teen
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FACILITIES & AMENITIES
Dry Cleaning
Locker Room
Meeting Facilities
Retail Store
Robes Provided
Sauna
Showers
Slippers Provided
Steam Room
Swimming Pool
Toiletries Available
Wedding/Event Space
Whirlpool, Jacuzzi
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FITNESS & ACTIVITIES
Personal Training
Tennis
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HAIR/NAIL SERVICES
Hair Styling and Care
Makeup Instruction/Application
Manicures
Pedicures
Waxing
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MASSAGES
Aromatherapy
Couples
Deep Tissue
Hand/Foot
Hot Stone
Prenatal/Postnatal
Reflexology
Reiki
Scalp
Shiatsu
Swedish
Thai
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Customer Reviews for The Essex Resort & Spa (2)

cynthiat
March 5, 2012
Simply wonderful!
I visited in Feb 2012 - after a very long day of travel delays and diverted flights I arrived at 3:30 am to a wonderful front desk greeting and my room was warm and felt like home. The staff is AAA+++! So helpful and friendly. The FOOD is DEVINE! The spa was INCREDIBLE! The local attractions were soo much fun. On my return home everyone remarked how relaxed and refreshed I looked! I will definitely visit again asap!
DanielleP
February 4, 2011
My new home away from home!
I've been a guest at The Essex Spa for just over a year now, and I'm so excited that it's finally on Spafinder! To me, there's no better spa in the area. Not only is it a spa (in the sense that it offers massages), but it's also got saunas, steam rooms, an indoor pool, a hot tub, and and outdoor pool, which you get free access to whenever you come in for a massage. The service is always great (as a frequent guest, they know me by name-- which is nice) and I haven't had anything less than a great experience yet. Their 'menu' is pretty extensive, but I'm a big fan of the hot stone massage, so that's what I usually get. The rooms are all nicely decorated, as is the lobby area. I actually became a member about six months ago, so I come in frequently to swim a few laps or to use the fitness center (which is small, but it has everything you would need...). I highly recommend The Essex Spa to anyone locally who is looking for a place to get away from it all. If you're a tourist, I suggest the hot stone massage. And be sure to set aside some time so you can really enjoy it. This is not a 'day' spa. It's a day-long relaxing getaway. Love it! (and kudos to SpaFinder for picking you to join!)
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

Inspired by the grandness of its mountainous and lake surroundings, the Essex provides a sanctuary for athletic enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Tennis is a major draw of the resort, as it is home to six Har-Tru clay courts and host of Vermont's Tennis Vacations program; additionally, the Four-Diamond retreat is certified as an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge. An outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, open seasonally, complement the spa's indoor pool (available year round). Cardio and strength equipment make up the 660-square-foot fitness center, and personal training and aqua aerobics sessions are available.

Recreational prospects within close proximity include hiking, horseback riding, and some of the region's prime skiing facilities. Golfers can head to the 18-hole, par-60 Links at Lang Farm, located minutes from the resort.

Facilities

Steam Room

Showers

Changing/Locker Rooms

Retail Shop

Sauna

Jacuzzi

Toiletries Available

Amenities

Changing/Locker Rooms

Slippers Provided

Robes Provided

Retail Shop

Dry Cleaning

Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

Designed with comfort in mind, Essex's 120 guest accommodations create a tranquil atmosphere. Rooms reside within the resort's Main Building, Mansion, and Manor and come in a variety of layouts, from traditional guest rooms to suites to studios. Select accommodations feature gas stoves, kitchenettes, fireplaces, and Jacuzzis; high-speed Internet access is also offered.

Diners have their option among three on-property restaurants. At Butlers Farm, guests are introduced to regional, farm-to-table fare and a wine menu that won the prestige of Wine Spectator magazine's 2009 "Best of" Award of Excellence. The inviting pub-type Tavern, popular with guests and locals alike, is a good choice for a laidback lunch or dinner and features live music on Thursday and Saturday nights. A spa menu is offered at each eatery, and specific diets can be catered to upon request.

In addition, the Essex's Cook Academy inspires guests to find their inner chef in an intimate classroom-kitchen setting.

Food Options

Vegetarian

Organic

Kosher

Vegan

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