New Life Hiking Spa


Just in time for New Life Hiking Spa’s 40th Anniversary, the popular hiking and weight-loss resort 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.

New Life Hiking Spa is one of the oldest and most established destination spas in the United States. It has been listed as the #1 spa on Spas of America Top 100 Spas list for three consecutive years and was named the #1 Destination Spa in 2016 by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

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Founded in 1978, New Life Hiking Spa was created by Jimmy LeSage, M.S. on Stratton Mountain, Vermont and moved to the newly built Inn of the Six Mountains on Killington Mountain in 1990. For 24 years, New Life operated each spring – fall season at the Inn and experienced tremendous growth by offering affordable, authentic and all-inclusive hiking spa and wellness retreats. 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. The staff and I are extremely excited to offer these wonderful accommodations to our guests. It’s like we are returning home after a huge renovation.”

The New Life program accommodates up to 50 guests at a time, and each year people travel from around the world to attend 21 night extended wellness vacations, eleven-night weight loss retreats, five-to-ten night Jump Start Getaways and two-to- four night mini-wellness escapes.

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All-inclusive packages include a private room with a private bath, three levels of guided hikes every day, all fitness classes and wellness programming, three freshly prepared healthy meals each day, snacks, cooking demos and nutrition lectures and one massage for each three night stay. Prices range based on length of stay from $229 – $279 per person, per night.

Located at the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail, New Life offers diverse terrains that will challenge hikers at every level. Because the number of guests is limited, each visitor is able to focus on his or her individual needs with the support of New Life’s superb staff, who help guests change eating, exercising and living patterns over time.Plan ahead and secure your spot for 2018, as New Life Hiking Spa often sells out months in advance. The 2018 dates will be May 17 – October 1.

In the News 2016

July 6, 2016 – Mendon/Killington, VT
New Life Hiking Spa is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 list of Top Domestic Destination Spas

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New Life Hiking Spa featured on the Today Show

Travel + Leisure Magazine announced today that New Life Hiking Spa has won the coveted spot as the number one domestic destination spa.  The announcement was made on the Today Show this morning and will be featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure that hits the newsstands on July 15th.

For the complete article and the listing of the top ten in the United States click here:

Founded in 1978 by Jimmy LeSage, M.S., New Life Hiking Spa is the spa-world’s truly authentic, low-key wellness getaway.  This award winning hiking spa program is offered just 20 weeks a year, when hiking is at its peak in Vermont.

This is the first time in the history of the award that a Vermont hotel or spa has won the number one spa.

In the News 2015

November 10, 2015 – Mendon/Killington, VT
New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont is a Winner in the Spafinder Wellness 365 Wellness Travel Awards

Spafinder Wellness 365TM recently announced winners of the 2015 Wellness Travel Awards at a press event held at the World Travel Market in London. New Life Hiking Spa in Mendon/Killington, Vermont won the Award for Best for Affordability & Budget Spa.

The Wellness Travel Awards recognize the demand for healthier travel options and honor hotels, resorts, destination spas and retreats worldwide offering the best wellness vacations and experiences. Winners were selected by a panel of 33 travel and wellness industry editors and experts, who nominated 504 properties for consideration before narrowing the field to finalists in 53 countries and regions, and by consumers who voted for their favorite locations across various categories.

Awards were presented by Mia Kyricos, chief brand officer of Spafinder Wellness, Inc. “We are honored to recognize the best in wellness travel from all corners of the globe,” said Kyricos. “Our objective is to help travelers identify options for their ideal wellness vacations, while also recognizing the excellence and innovation that exists in this rapidly growing sector of the travel industry.”

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About New Life Hiking Spa, Inc.
Founded in 1978, New Life Hiking Spa has been a pioneer in the destination spa industry and has become nationally recognized as an affordable fitness and wellness destination. New Life is open each year spring through fall, when hiking is at its peak in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The 2016 season will run from May 12th – October 3rd.

Known for its exhilarating hiking program, delicious healthy meals and a comfortable atmosphere, New Life Hiking Spa offers the chance to experience the peace of the outdoors in a down-to-earth, country inn environment. It is ideally suited for small groups, couples or individuals trying to improve their wellness level and de-stress. New Life offers a variety of vacation options from 2-4 night mini-getaways to 11 night or longer weight loss and wellness retreats.

All-inclusive prices range from $229 – $269 per night. Prices include a room, three healthy meals per day, fresh fruit and vegetables as snacks, one guided hike every day (three levels offered per day to accommodate everyone’s fitness needs), all fitness and yoga classes, one massage for every three night stay and evening lectures and cooking demos.

More information on New Life’s programming can be found online at

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Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2016 Winner
Spas of America Top 100 Spas 2016
Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence
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