New Life Hiking Spa, Inc.

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

Tel: 802-353-2954

#1 Spa of America on the Top 100 Spa List - Spas of America ~ Top Ten Wellness Vacation for 2015 - The Active Times ~ 2013 Best Weight Loss Spa - SpaFinder Wellness ~ 2012 Best of New England Editor's Choice Award for "Best Place to Rejuvenate" -- Yankee Magazine - 2012 ~ Top 10 Fitness Vacations in the world - Today/MSNBC - 2010/2011 ~ New Life Hiking Spa has been selected to receive the following 2012 SpaFinder® Wellness Readers' Choice Category Awards: Best for Affordability, Best for Fitness, Best for Going Solo, and Best for Outdoor Adventure! ~ "#1 Spa in New England" - Spas of America - 2010, 2011 & 2012 ~ "One of Four Great Weight Loss Spas" - - 2008 ~ Best for Weight Loss, Best for Hiking, Best for Affordablity - Readers Choice Award Winner - Spafinder - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 ~ Best for Cooking Classes - Readers Choice Award Winner - Spafinder 2006 ~ "One of the Top 10 Places to Get in Shape " - MSNBC -2007 ~ One of 5 destination spas where you "make a big difference in your health and wellness" - The Daily - December 2012 ~ One of the 17 most amazing fitness vacations - New Life Hiking Spa - Best for Hiking - The - December 2012 ~ "Weight Loss Vacations that really work...New Life Hiking Spa made the final cut of weight spas where you'll look, feel and live better". - Shape Magazine - 2006 ~ "Find your dream spa...New Life Hiking Spa" - SELF Magazine - 2005


New Life Hiking Spa is located in the central Vermont hill town of Killington, approximately 15 miles east of Rutland and 18 miles west of Woodstock - home of the famous ski resort. The Ottauquechee River valley on the east side of town lies about 1100 feet above sea level and the mountain peaks on the west reach over 4000 feet - over a half-mile vertical difference with many microclimates in between.

The variety in elevation makes weather predicting a challenge for all but a few old timers. Heavy winter snows and early spring rains give way to delightful weather from late spring through early fall - perfect for outdoor activities like hiking.

May in the mountains offers daytime temperatures ranging from 50 to 70 with occasional evening frosts. June usually brings slightly warmer days and nights, but springtime is still in the air. July to mid August is the short sweet summer with occasional daytime temperatures breaking into the mid 80’s and evenings still cool - quite a respite from the heat of the cities. Late August to mid September days are crisp and bright with average daytime temps in the 60 - 70 range. Late September to mid October are the best times for fall foliage viewing with daytime temps ranging from 40 to 65 and an occasional evening frost.

A typical summer mountain day begins with valley fog burning off and a bright clear morning. Depending on the weather pattern a shower develops in the late afternoon and the day often ends clear - similar to a tropical climate, but showers are brief and much less humidity is present. The afternoon rainfall creates the lush greenery of the Green Mountain State and provides cool, clear lakes and rivers.

All in all whether you visit in spring, summer, or fall, we have chosen the best time to lead you into the mountains for your adventure in paradise.