New Life Hiking Spa, Inc.

New Life Hiking Spa & Wellness Retreats,103 U.S. Route 4, Mendon/Killington, VT 05751

Tel: 802-353-2954


In the News 2014

New Life Hiking Spa Announces Move to the Cortina Inn & Resort

New Life Hiking Spa, long regarded as one of the top ten destination spa and wellness retreats in the country, is moving to the Cortina Inn & Resort in Mendon, Vermont. Since 1978, New Life Hiking Spa has offered guests healthy hiking spa vacations and weight loss retreats.

MENDON, VT - September 26, 2014 – The renowned New Life Hiking Spa – America’s longest-operating hiking spa located in the lush Green Mountains of Vermont - has recently signed a multi-year agreement with the recently renovated Cortina Inn & Resort in Mendon, Vermont.

The Cortina Inn & Resort is located on 33 acres in the Mendon/Killington area of Central Vermont and has recently completed a three million dollar renovation. The ideal location of the Inn will enable New Life Hiking Spa to retain its employees and continue with the usual hikes and indoor pool classes. Its location will also allow for additional hikes to be added and some of the guest’s favorite hikes to be accessed right off the property.

New Life Hiking Spa is open each year from mid-May through the end of September and will keep the same schedule with the new location. The 2015 season dates are May 14 – September 28. In addition, group and corporate wellness retreats, usually only offered while New Life Hiking Spa is operating, are also now offered year-round.

“This is a big move for New Life Hiking Spa,” stated Jimmy LeSage, the founder and director of New Life. “I started New Life in Stratton, Vermont, where we stayed for 12 years and then moved to Killington, where we stayed for 24 years. With this next move to Mendon, it will allow New Life Hiking Spa to continue to grow and give our guests an exceptional destination spa experience while offering the best hiking in the country. We plan to continue to stay in the same affordable price range. We have a 40% return guest ratio and we have listened to what they want and expect from New Life. We are thrilled to be offering the same product, with many improvements, at the same affordable price,” he went on to say.

About New Life Hiking Spa:

New Life Hiking Spa was founded in 1978 and it has grown to be one of the most recognized destination spas in North America. It was recently selected as the number 7 spa in the top 100 list of “Spas of America”. New Life Hiking Spa has also been recognized as one of the top 17 fitness vacations for 2014 and 2013 by Greatist and has won the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Weight Loss Spa, Best for Going Solo, Best for Hiking & Outdoor Adventure and Best for Affordability by SpaFinder Wellness 365, for 5 consecutive years. MSNBC chose New Life as a top ten fitness vacation destination in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Health Magazine chose it as “one of four great weight loss spas” in 2008 and SELF Magazine listed it as “A Hiker’s Paradise” in July of 2014.

New Life Hiking Spa caters to approximately 600 guests each season, from all over the world. Regular prices range from $229 to $259 per night and include a deluxe room with a private bath, three healthy and freshly prepared meals per day, fruits and vegetables as snacks, three levels of guided hikes offered each day, all fitness and yoga classes, one massage or spa service for every three night stay, evening lectures and cooking demos.

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In the News 2013

New Life Hiking Spa - Pick for Best Hiking Retreat:

MSN picks New Life Hiking Spa as one of Ten Wellness Retreats to Jumpstart a new you:

Gayot picks New Life Hiking Spa as Top Ten Destination Spas in the U.S.:

New Life Hiking Spa listed number 21 of Top 100 Spas of America:

Rand McNally picks New Life Hiking Spa as one of 5 Soothing American Spas:

AARP Picks New Life Hiking Spa as one of 5 Budget Friendly Luxury Health Spas:

Kathleen LeSage

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