The Essex Resort & Spa –2 Night Weekday or Weekend Stay for Two Adults ($399)

With this deal ($399), you choose one of the following: a Swedish massage for one, a cooking class for one, or a three-course dinner for two. At Essex’s Cook Academy’s cooking class, seasoned chefs teach how to disassemble and reassemble sushi and dumplings with military precision, or prepare French haute cuisine with classic elegance. Cook Academy sources local Vermont ingredients whenever possible.