Grand country resort near the Green Mountains

The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, Green Mountains, Vermont

Culinary King Guest room

Culinary Queen Guest room

A tranquil stay at an inviting culinary resort in the Lake Champlain Valley, boasting its own 18-hole golf course

Winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa sits in the heart of the Green Mountain state and feels that way. It is, after all, right at the foot of the Green Mountains themselves, and complete with generous outdoor offerings, like tennis courts and New England’s only 18-hole championship executive golf course. If you’ve always wanted to tour nearby Lake Champlain’s islands, embark on what Frommer’s has called One of the World’s Ten Best Hot Air Balloon Adventures.

When you inevitably get hungry, you can try out a local tasting – options include wine, cider, chocolate and maple syrup, naturally. You can also enjoy traditional pub eats at the Tavern or creative plates at the raved-about Junction, where the inviting rustic atmosphere and wide-open kitchen will make you feel at home with the chef. The use of local ingredients from the region and the resort’s own gardens will inspire you to bring out your own inner chef, which you can do at Cook Academy. Make your own pasta, whip up farmers-market finds, or cook with local cheddar, and let Vermont’s heart capture your own.

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Please note that a resort fee of $20 per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel. The resort fee includes parking; Wi-Fi; use of pools, fitness room and outdoor hot tub; bike rentals; newspapers; morning coffee service; and afternoon cookies.

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