Essex Culinary Resort & Spa

70 Essex Way, Essex

  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Hotels with In-Room Kitchens
  • Vermont’s Essex Culinary Resort & Spa is a truly unique and special place to take a family vacation. It’s located in a beautiful, serene part of Vermont, offering activities such as hiking and biking in the surrounding areas. The theme and essence of the resort is cooking, and the resort offers opportunities for everyone in the family to get in on the cooking action. From taking classes to simply having a meal made of fresh, homegrown ingredients in one of their restaurants, it’s easy to indulge in the resort’s culinary mission. Accommodation options include 120 rooms and suites with kitchenette facilities. Additional onsite activities include swimming, tennis, golf and a full-service spa.

    • Category: Hotel
    • Location: Countryside
    • Standard: Upscale
    • Style: Traditional
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
    • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Central home base for local exploration
    • Cooking classes offered for all ages
    • Exceptional onsite dining
    • Variety of onsite activities, including swimming and tennis
    • Family-friendly public areas
    • Variety of room options for families
    • Well-appointed accommodations

    Families Should Know

    • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools available
    • Outdoor pool is seasonal
    • No kids’ pool
    • Onsite bike rentals available
    • Daily $US 20 resort fee
    • WIFI included in resort fee

    Sports + Activities

    • hiking
    • biking
    • downhill and cross-country skiing
    • tennis
    • swimming
    • cooking classes
    • golf
    • tennis

    Local Excursions

    • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory Tour
    • Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts
    • Shelburne Farm
    • Cold Hollow Cider Mill


    • rooms and 1- to 2-bedroom suites
    • air conditioning
    • TV
    • safe/hair dryer/mini-fridge/coffee maker
    • kitchenettes available in suites
    • electric fireplace in some units
    • WIFI in rooms and public areas
    • housekeeping
    • room service
    • dining and cooking academy
    • restaurant
    • spa
    • fitness room
    • playground
    • indoor and outdoor swimming pools
    • front desk for assistance
    • babysitting on request
    • private parking
    # of peopleStarting at
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room

    Guest Room Highlights

    • Spacious
    • Well-appointed
    • Good configuration for sleeping
    • Comfortable beds
    • Nice bathroom
    • Great shower
    • Kitchenette/kitchen facilities
    • Quiet
    • Convenient location on property

    Booking Conditions

    • Deposit required
    • Cancellation: <24 hours
    • Crib and highchair: free
    • Extra bed: $US 10 per night
    • Extra adult fee: $US 20 per night
    • Check-in is 4p and check-out is Noon