New Life Hiking Spa & Wellness Retreat will be celebrating their 43rd summer in Vermont in 2020 and has announced the upcoming season dates will be May 14 – October 5, 2020.  Known as “America’s Original Wellness Retreat”, New Life Hiking Spa is an award-winning, established, seasonal wellness vacation in Vermont.

Killington, Vermont

New Life Hiking Spa & Wellness Retreat has just completed the 2019 season and has announced the upcoming season dates of May 14 – October 5, 2020.  Known as one of the “pioneer destination spas”, New Life has been running seasonal, affordable, all-inclusive wellness getaways for over four decades.

For the recently completed season, over 800 people from around the United States and Canada found their way to this award-winning wellness retreat.  2019 was also a year of many accolades for New Life, including the #1 spot on Spas of America’s top 100 list, the #5 spot on USA Today’s Top Ten Wellness Retreat, and one of the 5 Best Wellness Escapes in Yankee Magazine.

Founded in 1978, New Life Hiking Spa’s emphasis is using the mountains instead of a treadmill and getting back to nature for a path to wellness. More than 21 guided hikes are offered each week to accommodate every guests’ fitness level. From hikes along the famous Appalachian Trail and Long Trail to nature walks that wind around beautiful Vermont scenery, all guests receive a workout for their level and return to the lodge to receive freshly prepared meals and additional wellness programming.

New Life Hiking Spa offers the following packages:

  • 3-10 night wellness getaway
  • 11-night weight loss retreat
  • 21 night extended stay wellness retreat.

New Life Hiking Spa also boasts the most affordable, all-inclusive prices in the industry.  Prices range from $229 – $269 per person, per night based on length of stay and occupancy.  Rates include a private room, three freshly prepared meals a day, one massage for each three night stay, fitness classes and daily guided hikes with the award-winning hiking program.

About New Life Hiking Spa

More than four decades ago, New Life was founded by Jimmy LeSage, M.S. who decided to take an empty ski lodge during the summer months and turn it into a retreat.  Located where the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail meet, New Life Hiking Spa was created to provide world-class hiking for guests seeking wellness in nature.  The retreat combines hiking and nature walks with spa services, yoga, fitness classes and healthy food while providing the most affordable and comprehensive program in the wellness retreat industry.

New Life Hiking Spa has been listed as one of the best weight loss retreats in Health Magazine and the #1 destination spa in Travel + Leisure Magazine. Approximately 850 guests from around the world attend New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont each season.  Open from mid-spring through early fall, New Life is open just 20 weeks a year when hiking is at its peak in Central Vermont.  More information can be found online at or by calling 802-353-2954.

Reservations for the 2020 season can be made in February.  A New Life Newsletter will be going out in January with healthy tips for the new year and early booking specials.  To sign up for the January 2020 Newsletter, click HERE.

New Life Hiking Spa & Wellness Retreat is suspending the 2020 season.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  Please read the full statement on our blog.