Uniquely situated near Burlington, VT, between the beautiful Green Mountains and the splendor of Lake Champlain, The Essex Resort & Spa is the only Vermont resort offering the best of both worlds.
Lake Champlain is just fifteen minutes away, offering year-round fun, including beaches, boat rentals, and ice fishing. Or rent a kayak and explore the numerous local rivers.
With hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails, you can catch sight of peregrine falcons nesting on the high cliffs of the Long Trail, or head into Burlington for a lakeside ride on the seven-mile bike path. Fellowship of the Wheel offers a complete listing of local mountain biking trails and events.
Join Green Mountain Troutfitters on an excursion to Vermont’s lakes and streams, and enjoy some of New England’s best fly fishing.
Rent a Harley-Davidson from our partners at Green-Mountain Harley Davidson, and tour Vermont, upstate New York, and Quebec.
The adjacent Essex Shoppes and Cinemas offers world-class outlets and local retailers with a state-of-the-art movie theater.
Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace is just a short drive away. From the Discover Jazz Festival to Mardi Gras to First Night, the area is always hopping.
The Ben and Jerry's factory, Vermont Teddy Bear Company, and Shelburne Museum are just a few of the dozens of attractions a short drive away.
Several local stables are pleased to offer guided tours of the gorgeous Vermont landscape, or you can cuddle under a blanket for a sleigh ride through a winter wonderland.
47th Annual Vermont Maple Festival (April 26 – 28)
Vermont Home & Garden Show (April 20 – 21)
Champlain College Commencement (May 4)
Essex Spring Fine Arts & Craft Show (May 4 - 5)
St. Michael’s College Commencement (May 12)
UVM Commencement (May 19)
Key Bank Vermont City Marathon (May 26)
Essex Memorial Day Parade (May 25)
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (May 31 – June 9)
2012 LCI Father’s Day Derby (June 15 – 17)
American Cancer Society Relay for Life (June 21 – 22)
Vermont Quilt Festival (June 28 – June 30)
Burlington Independence Day Fireworks (July 3)
Church Street Marketfest (September 6 – 7)
Champlain Valley Fair (August 24 – September 2)
Stowe Oktoberfest (September 28 – 29)
Underhill Harvest Market (September 28 – 29)
Essex Fall Fine Arts & Craft Show (October 25 – 27)
Church Street Marketplace Santa Parade & Holiday Lighting (November 29)
Burlington First Night (December 31)
For a more complete listing of upcoming events throughout the state of Vermont, please visit our friends at VTLIving.com
Our Reservations Team is pleased to offer more information about any of these events and experiences when you call to make your reservation. Our Front Desk staff can also assist you with vacation planning when you check in.