Dynamic & Diverse
Be Active in Burlington at The Essex
The amenities at The Essex are extraordinary. A full-service spa and fitness center. Indoor and outdoor pools. An 18-hole golf course and six clay tennis courts. Cook Academy classes with our chefs. Guided Vermont tours. Unforgettable team building activities. Eighteen acres of lush landscaping and gardens. Intimate and exciting restaurants. Nearby bicycle and walking paths. So many wonderful activities, you’re sure to find something exciting.
Tennis Lovers Rejoice
VERMONT TENNIS VACATIONS
Our six Har-Tru clay courts offer a classic tennis experience in a beautiful setting. Recognized by TENNIS magazine and the travel series Destination: Tennis, Vermont Tennis Vacations at The Essex are perfect for players of every level.
Our camp, designed by Director of Tennis Rob Barr, has been recognized by Tennis Resorts Online as one of the top 10 tennis camps in the world. Our program combines technique, strategy, shot selection, match psychology and movement, utilizing fast-paced competitive drills in a fun and challenging environment for beginners to tournament-level players.
We also stage a weekly roster of tennis activities and events during the summer.
- Private and group lessons
- Weekly stroke clinics
- Junior development
- Mixed doubles scrambles
- The Essex Pro Challenge, where guests play a set against Rob Barr, who has held an ITF world ranking
COURTS & FEES—2018 PRICING
No court fees for camp participants or hotel guests.
Two Days $300 ($150/day)
Three Days $420 ($140/day)
Four Days $520 ($130/day)
Five Days $625 ($125/day)
Daily Camp $179
We offer customizable tennis packages that include overnight accommodations, breakfast, lunch and tennis camp. Prices start at $540 per night, per person, based on double occupancy and a two-night stay.
STAY & PLAY GOLF
The Links at Lang Farm
Burlington’s premier golf course, The Links at Lang Farm is adjacent to The Essex. With 18-holes of superb golf, a 20-station practice facility with a full bent-grass teeing area, a practice bunker and two putting and chipping greens, The Links at Lang Farm is a great place to practice and improve your game. Guests at The Essex enjoy a complimentary golf shuttle to and from the course and can arrange tee times and golf lessons through our concierge.
Learn From the Best
Enjoy hands-on, low-pressure cooking classes with the chefs at Cook Academy. Learn new cooking techniques or perfect the skills you already have—cooks of every level are welcome, and classes are small and personalized. Best of all, most classes include a three- or four-course meal.
Vermont Guided Tours
See the Sights With a Lifelong Vermonter
Greg Doremus, the owner and guide of Vermont Guided Tours, has lived in Vermont his entire life. His passion is sharing Vermont’s beautiful scenery, locally made food and drink and state history with his guests. Let Greg lead the way through
- Wine & Maple Tour
- Estate Farm & Winery Tour
- Wine & Chocolate Tour
- Brew Tour
- Mountain View Tour
- Island Tour
- Fall Sights & Cider Tour
- Snowshoes & Hot Chocolate Tour
- Cross Country Ski Tour