Not sure if this will get bumped from here for being Not About Food (but it is) - I'll post on that board as well. Travelzoo sends out a newsletter every Wed. and I thought this deal for VT - and a discounted meal at NECI's restaurants - might be of interest to other 'hounds.
Moderators - you'll surely let me know if sharing here is a big no-no.
The link is here:
but sometimes you cannot gain access unless you are already on the mailing list, so I'm including some of the details below.
Special Offer from The Inn at Essex:
$139 -- Vermont 4-Diamond Resort incl. Dinner Credit *
Travel dates: Midweek through Sept. 14 and Labor Day Weekend
Home to the world-renowned New England Culinary Institute (which operates its on-site restaurants), the AAA 4-Diamond Inn at Essex in Vermont is offering a $139 per night special. You'll also receive breakfast daily and a $25 gift certificate for dinner at Butler's Restaurant (one per stay). The rooms alone are regularly $199 per night!
This special is available over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-4) and also midweek (Sun.-Thu.) through Sept. 14. Upgrades to a room with fireplace are also available at a discount.
With this offer, you'll also receive 25% OFF your choice of culinary activities, like the "Chef Inn Training" experience or Custom Chef's-Kitchen Dining. Click here and scroll down for more details.
The Inn at Essex offers stunning mountain views and lots of New England charm, right down to its newly renovated guestrooms. Amenities include an 18-hole executive golf course and 6 clay tennis courts, outdoor heated pool and culinary-themed gardens. It is located 10 minutes from Burlington, Vt., (home to the University of Vermont and Lake Champlain) and 15 minutes from Burlington International Airport (BTV) via complimentary shuttle.
Blackout Dates: Aug. 8 & Sept. 6
The Inn at Essex
70 Essex Way
Essex, VT 05452