Located near Lake Champlain and Burlington, Vermont, the Inn at Essex is a romantic weekend getaway from Boston and New York, offering golf, winter sports, three gourmet restaurant and cooking classes.
During a summer weekend getaway, play golf on two 18-hole golf courses: the semi-private Jack Nicklaus-designed Vermont National Country Club course and the new Links at Lang Farm which is located right next to the Inn. After a round of golf, relax by the outdoor pool and stroll through the fragrant chef's garden with colorful flowers and fragrant herbs.
In winter, Stowe, Sugarbush, Smuggler's Notch, Bolton Valley Resort and Mad River Glen ski areas are less than an hour's drive from the Inn at Essex. There is also cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, and sledding at Catamount Family Center.
Things to Do Nearby
The Inn at Essex can help you plan a variety of weekend getaway adventures in the area, including ice climbing, balloon rides, fly fishing, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory tours, and classes at the nearby 4 x 4 Driving School.
Rooms & Suites
The 120 guest rooms are decorated with warm, vibrant colors inspired by Scandinavian design elements.
Where to Eat
Since the three restaurants at the Inn at Essex are working classrooms of the New England Culinary Institute, this is a great place to visit for creative gourmet dining.
Butler's Restaurant offers a daily-changing menu of new interpretations of classic cooking in an elegant setting. The Tavern is a more casual venue, serving casual American fare.
For a one-of-kind dining experience, look to the Dacor Kitchen where Chef Tyler Lighthart prepares customized meals for groups of 2 to 10 right before your eyes.
VacationIdea.com Vacation Tip
The Inn at Essex is located about 3 hours from Boston and 5.5 hours from New York City. You can also fly to Burlington Airport and take the complimentary shuttle to the inn.
Room rates start at $219 per night, depending on season and availability.