Sure, we had an uncharacteristically rainy summer, but the payoff is more than enough to make up for it.

There’s nothing quite like fall foliage in Vermont.

All of that rain fed our lovely trees and our guests are reaping the benefits– getting to see all that gold, orange, and red as the foliage season nears peak.

If you’ve never experienced it, it’s definitely a must-see, and Vermont (in our extremely biased opinion) has the best show around. With plenty of scenic roadways for you to travel, it’s easy to spend the better part of a day (or weekend) enjoying Mother Nature’s fireworks.

There’s still another week or two of some great color for you to see. Or, you can already start planning ahead for next year.

So why The Essex?

First off, we’re set on 18 acres, so our ‘grounds’ don’t consist solely of a huge parking lot, and our next door neighbors are trees and fields—not another hotel or an office park.

We have hiking trails, bike rentals, Saturday night bonfires, and of course there’s the new Spa at The Essex—where you can see acres of gorgeous foliage as you sit getting that manicure. Afterward, swim a few laps in our indoor pool while seeing the maples change color just outside.

Like I said, there’s nothing quite like fall foliage in Vermont. And when you stay at The Essex? Well, it’s even better.