The population of The Essex at any given time includes chefs to teach you cooking and make you delicious restaurant meals, chickens in the gardens supplying eggs for breakfast, and very happy visitors playing tennis, strolling through the English-style flower gardens, working their way through offerings from local microbreweries and wineries, and making sure the hammocks don’t get lonely out there under the leafy green trees.
We recommend a visit, summer or winter. Here’s what you’ll find— some of it—on their 18 green acres:
Culinary adventures! Cooking classes: Locally Foraged, Italian Basics. Tours: Wine and Chocolate, Wine and Maple Syrup.
The Tavern: Pub fare with locally sourced meats and vegetables from The Essex’s own organic gardens.
Ingredients for a winter lodge idyll: downhill and cross country skiing, cozy afternoon cooking classes, nights by the fire, and a spa, sauna and indoor pool.