We just returned from a fabulous weekend in Vermont at The Essex. We were a little apprehensive, due to previous reviews we read...but I am happy to report...it was FABULOUS! Today I will highlight the hotel...tomorrow I will show you some of the fun places we visited on our trips up and back.
We had a wonderful time. We rode bikes, swam in the indoor and outdoor pools, hung out on the hammocks, played at the playground, ate in The Tavern, toured the garden, played croquet, and the kids did the zip line which neighbors the hotel grounds.
The staff was so courteous, our room and the entire facility was very clean and well taken care of. The food was FABULOUS, and Chef Arnd and Chef Calley paid great attention to our gluten free accommodations(along with the kitchen and waitstaff...and any other chefs we haven't mentioned).
The resort also offers a full spa and fitness center. And because this is a Culinary Institute, you can also cook with the chefs and then eat the marvelous dinner you create. I would love to do this on another visit.
There is no need to leave this hotel! We give it 5 stars!
Stay tuned tomorrow for our stops at King Arthur Flour, Ben and Jerry's, and Cabot Cheese!
Also, please leave a post on my giveaway by 6pm eastern to qualify!