• Travel Guidelines & Things to Do Now •
We can't wait to welcome you to Vermont. Vermont is & has always been an outdoor lovers paradise--making it perfect for keeping your distance while still exploring.
While you’re putting together your perfect itinerary, The Essex and Vermont are taking steps to ensure you can enjoy every adventure with extra peace of mind.
It’s not a matter of whether or not you should visit Vermont, but rather what you need to know in order to do so safely.
• Vermont Travel Guidelines •
NO QUARANTINE OR VACCINATION IS REQUIRED FOR VISITORS ARRIVING AFTER JUNE 1, 2021
FOR VISITORS ARRIVING PRIOR TO JUNE 1ST, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES...
VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS - NO QUARANTINE
NON-VACCINATED OUT OF STATE GUESTS
For all out of state non-vaccinated individuals, The State of Vermont has instituted a mandatory requirement of a Negative COVID Test Within 3 Days Prior to Arrival in VT or the Option to Complete a 14 Day Pre-Arrival Quarantine at Home
No matter which you choose, you’ll be asked to complete the State of Vermont’s Certificate of Compliance once you arrive in Burlington.
• At The Essex •
All of The Essex's best activities are yours for the taking. Some are even more intimate than before. Sign up for a private cooking class, where your party will have the instructor all to yourselves. Enjoy the Essex Dining Experiences to go. Schedule a soothing spa treatment.
Intimate Cooking Classes
Class sizes are limited to ensure proper distancing, which means you'll be that much closer to the action. Get hands-on instruction in a private class to hone your knife skills or learn a new recipe.
Enjoy locally sourced five-star cuisine at Junction or pub favorites at The Tavern. Spend time together & share a memorable dining out experience at safely distanced tables.
Essex Dining To Go
Order meals to enjoy in the comfort of your room with our Essex Dining Experience To Go program. Take your Tavern, Junction or Front Desk Cafe Grab & Go favorites to enjoy where you like.
Spa at The Essex
Balance your mind, body, and spirit at the Spa at the Essex. Refresh after your travels or warm up after a day in the winter cold with a massage, facials, and full-body rituals.
Suites with Kitchenettes
At The Essex, you can create your own adventure. Even if that means relaxing in your room save for outdoor experiences like skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and more. Our luxury suites offer kitchenettes, complete with a stovetop, microwave, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, and Keurig coffee maker. Make meals, watch movies, and experience Burlington at your own pace.
All suites feature:
- Kitchenette with stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher
- Cozy sitting area with a Hearthstone gas stove
- 40” flat-panel TV with cable
• Recommended Area Activities •
Hiking is one of Vermont's most popular past times. Some of our favorite spots include Red Rocks Park, Winooski Falls, Moss Glenn Falls & Catamount Outdoor Center.
Stroll Shelburne Farm
Shelburne Farm, a nonprofit that aims to create a more sustainable future, invites visitors to walk their 10 miles of trails for a small fee.
Sample the Sweet Stuff
Vermont is home to Ben & Jerrys. Tour the Ice Cream Factory in nearby Waterbury and try a few of their most popular flavors.
Shop Church Street
Church Street Marketplace is the perfect place to support small business. Peruse local boutiques and restaurants against a backdrop of Burlington's historic church.