Nestled on 18 acres between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, The Essex is Vermont’s Culinary Resort and Spa. As the Burlington area’s only AAA Four Diamond hotel, The Essex is a true destination, offering a full-service spa and fitness center, cooking classes, two award-winning restaurants, and classic accommodations. The wide variety of cooking classes offer a low-pressure, hands-on culinary experience where guests enjoy learning new techniques while preparing a three- or four-course meal using local ingredients alongside a professional chef.