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The Essex Resort & Spa

The Essex Resort and Spa is the only Resort in Chittenden County. The Resort & Spa offers a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, cooking classes in the Kitchens of Cook Academy, and two award-winning restaurants.

The Essex has individually decorated rooms on an 18-acre campus and offers you an experience unlike any other resort in New England, a true Recipe for Relaxation.

Come experience everything our premier Culinary Resort & Spa has to offer! 

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Cook Academy

The Essex is known as one of the premier resorts with cooking classes in New England, and for good reason. For years, The Essex has been peeling back the veil on their own culinary operation, sharing with locals and guests alike the secrets to making mouthwatering meals. 

Build your kitchen fundamentals with a knife skills workshop. Bring a little beauty to your baking by learning cake decorating. Or take a peek at how the pros put together a meal with a curated dinner experience.

Experience all this and more alongside the culinary experts behind The Junction, The Essex’s interactive restaurant. Now, who needs an apron?

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The Spa


At Spa at The Essex, we strive to help you balance mind, body & spirit with spa treatments & wellness offerings. 

Experience Spa at The Essex. Our special ingredients for a memorable spa visit include a tranquil setting surrounded by warm wood & natural stone, rich traditional Vermont hospitality and, above all, the expertise of our extraordinary spa staff. If you just want to spend some time relaxing on your own, enjoy the spa facilities for the day including access to our fitness center, pools, hot tub & relaxation lounges 


The Tavern

Creative and casual, your favorite entrees, appetizers, desserts, and beverages ready to enjoy anywhere. The Tavern offers a tasty pub menu inspired by the finest local ingredients from Burlington and nearby areas, our chefs take a fresh approach to pub favorites.





 A warm, comfortable setting provides the backdrop for a dramatic meal, orchestrated down to the finest detail by our talented chefs. The open kitchen offers a behind-the-scenes view of the artistry that goes into each plate. Some dishes are even prepared tableside for a more interactive restaurant experience.

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Weddings & Conferences


Whether your celebration is on-site or off-site, enjoy palate-pleasing catering from our expert chefs and the impeccable service The Essex is known for. We can customize your event based on your budget and the personal touches you desire. Our goal is to take care of every last detail so you and your guests enjoy an extraordinary and
relaxing weekend together.

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