Friends having dinner at the Junction restaurant

If you're planning a weekend getaway in Essex -- The Essex Resort & Spa is your ideal base for relaxation and exploration. With a luxurious spa and multiple local dining options, it's a perfect retreat. But don't miss out on these additional tips for an unforgettable escape to Essex: 


  1. Catch a Show at the Double E: Located within the Essex Experience, the Double E is a one-of-a-kind performance venue with an incredible lineup of events. It's just minutes from The Essex Resort and is surrounded by charming local shops and restaurants. Consider having a delightful meal and enjoying a show before returning to the resort for a peaceful evening.

  2. golfer golfingHit the Links: If you're a golfer, you're in luck. The Links at Lang Farm, just steps from The Essex Resort, offers a beautifully maintained 18-hole golf course suitable for golfers of all skill levels. It's a great option for a golf-filled weekend or quick round. For those seeking a true Vermont golfing experience, the Essex Country Club is also a short drive away and also features 18-holes of beautifully maintained mountainside course.Black Flannel Brewery

  3. Purple Sage Salt Cave: A remarkable salt cave that offers visitors a unique and rejuvenating experience. The cave's walls are adorned with pure Himalayan salt crystals, and the air is infused with micro-particles of salt, creating an atmosphere that is both calming and therapeutic. Guests can unwind in comfortable lounge chairs while basking in the soothing ambiance, known for its potential benefits in promoting respiratory health, reducing stress, and improving overall well-being.Uncommon Coffee

  4. Brewery, Winery, Distillery, and Cidery: The Essex Experience does not disappoint when it comes to a libatious evening. Whether you're a beer aficionado, wine connoisseur, or a fan of craft spirits, you'll find it all here. Black Flannel Brewery & Distillery is a craft powerhouse with a diverse range of beers and craft cocktails, all brewed and distilled on-site. For a more refined experience, visit Salt & Bubbles Wine Bar, a delightful date night spot that offers educational wine tastings. Lastly, the newly opened VT Cider Lab is a great option for those looking to drink up seasonal specialties. 

  5. Uncommon CoffeeArtHound Gallery: A visit to Essex wouldn't be complete without grabbing a coffee from Uncommon and stopping by the ArtHound Gallery in the Essex Experience. This unique gallery showcases over 500 local pieces of art, many of which are available for purchase. Spend a few minutes or a few hours exploring the beautiful art collection, if it's for pleasure or shopping for a loved one.