New Life Hiking Spa

7 Reasons People are Flocking to Vermont’s New Life Hiking Spa

From delicious healthy meals to the best hiking in the country, to rejuvenating holistic spa treatments, New Life Hiking Spa has become one of the most popular wellness retreats in North America.  It’s no wonder it was the winner of a T+L World’s Best Award for Destination Spas in 2016 and has been the #1 spa on the annual Spas of America list for four consecutive years.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, New Life Hiking Spa is just as pioneering as it was when it first opened. Wellness travel might feel like the hot new trend, but this Vermont mainstay has remained one of the top destination spas in the country with its trailblazing approach to fitness and healthy eating for four decades. Here are seven reasons people from around the world are flocking to New Life Hiking Spa in Killington, Vermont:

It’s Surprisingly Affordable

Even with top awards—including the #1 spot for destination spas in the U.S. for Travel + Leisure Magazine World’s Best Awards 2016—New Life Hiking Spa has remained decidedly down-to-earth offering an escape within reach for all kinds of budgets. The affordable, all-inclusive rates, that range from $229 – $279 per person, per night include mini vacations (2-4 nights), jump-start getaways (5-10 nights), empowering weight loss retreats (11+ nights) and an extended stay wellness retreat (21 nights). All of which feature incredible meals (made fresh onsite) and nutritious snacks, charming Vermont accommodations, daily guided hikes, fitness classes and one massage for each three-night stay.

New Life is Re-opening for the 2018 Season on Killington Mountain

Just in time for the 40th Anniversary, New Life is returning home to Killington Mountain, Vermont. Moving back to the property New Life spent almost a quarter of a century, the newly renovated Killington Mountain Lodge will offer spectacular lodging accommodations to accompany New Life’s award-winning wellness programming. The Inn of the Six Mountains was sold in 2014 to Innisfree Hotels and New Life has been operating out of another hotel in the Killington vicinity for the past three years. “The renovations are now complete at the former Inn of Six Mountains and has reopened as the newly re-branded Killington Mountain Lodge.” says Jimmy LeSage, founder and director. “We are ready to move back for our 40th Anniversary. We are extremely excited to offer these wonderful accommodations to our guests. It’s like we are returning home after a huge renovation.”

The Real Luxury is the Great Outdoors and Hiking is the Focus

With one-of-a-kind access to Green Mountain National Forest, the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trial, New Life Hiking Spa is all about reconnecting with nature and finding balance in one of Vermont’s most beautiful regions. With guided hikes for all levels, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced, you can set your own pace. Whether you want to take leisurely nature walks or go on challenging treks with elevation changes of more than 4,000 feet, you’ll discover trails that inspire you.

Three Freshly Prepared Meals a Day and Massages Are Included 

With a focus on healthy eating, the delicious dining program offers a balance of complex carbs and protein to keep you energized on the trails. Instead of crash diets, New Life promotes managing a healthy weight through wholesome ingredients and outdoor adventure. As an added treat, for every three nights you stay, you’ll receive a complimentary massage or reflexology session at the award-winning destination spa, which is a great way to soothe and pamper muscles after a rewarding day outdoors. 

You’ll Enjoy the Simple Joys of the Great Outdoors During Prime Hiking Season

Open from May 17 to October 1, 2018, New Life Hiking Spa has been likened to “a hiker’s paradise” or “a summer camp for adults.” It’s all the great things you remember about going to sleep-away camp as a kid—only better—starting with being open the 20 best weeks Vermont offers for hiking. Along with exploring the great outdoors and feeling young again, you’ll learn ways to live better year-round, from smarter eating to doable fitness. After all, a life-changing vacation is what New Life takes seriously.

Offering an Awesome Special to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary

To celebrate forty years, New Life Hiking Spa is offering $400 off the total price of the 11-night Weight Loss Retreat for double occupancy stays during the following dates:  May 17 – 28 or any 11-night consecutive stay from July 10 – August 14.   Imagine 11 nights to yourself in a lovely room where three meals a day are prepared for you.  Meet the other guests during the day for hiking (whichever level you choose) and fitness classes.  In addition, the 11-night retreat includes three massages.  There simply is no other retreat that can offer all that New Life does for the price.  Can’t stay 11 nights?  No problem!  Even the regular prices are a fraction of other destination spas and wellness retreats.  Remember, our regular prices (all-inclusive) are just $229-$279 per person/per night.

People Come Back Again and Again

There’s a good chance you’ll leave New Life Hiking Spa with a sense of peace and well-being you can’t wait to get back to. In fact, many guests return season after season because it offers so much more than just a standard vacation package. All in all, it’s an authentic experience in the real Vermont, as well as an escape from the everyday. Take advantage of your chance to leave stress behind and find your best self in the Green Mountains.

For more information about New Life Hiking Spa, visit or call – 802-353-2954.


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