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 placed in the “Top Five” spots on the annual USA Today “Best Wellness Resorts & Retreats” for the past three consecutive years and was Travel + Leisure’s #1 destination spa in 2016.


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 wellness retreats in the country with its trailblazing approach to fitness and healthy eating for over four decades. Open seasonally during the months of mid-May through early October each year, New Life Hiking Spa is open when hiking is at its peak in Killington, Vermont.

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 a #1 spot in the U.S. for Travel + Leisure Magazine World’s Best Awards —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 – $269 per person, per night include  jump-start getaways (3-10 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 Hiking Spa is a lot like “Summer Camp”, but with a Room Instead of a Sleeping Bag

Remember “summer camp” from your childhood? For many, those were the best days of our youth. Waking up to an exciting day fill with outdoor activities, bonding with your camp counselor, coming back to eat lunch with the new friends you met while on the hike, taking a class in the afternoon, and getting back outdoors with kayaking or just enjoying nature. The feeling of invigoration from hiking and nature will come back at New Life Hiking Spa, even if it has been decades! However, instead of coming back to a cabin or tent with a sleeping bag, you will enjoy your own private room at our Vermont lodge. Your freshly prepared meals will be served in a dining room instead of around a campfire. Best of all, one of your afternoon activities can be a massage. It’s like summer camp, only much better!

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, which is a great way to soothe and pamper muscles after a rewarding day outdoors. We do not have a “day spa”. Our massages and spa services are only available to guests of New Life. You will find our holistic services provided by some of the best therapists Vermont has to offer. Many of the New Life Hiking Spa therapists have been with us for 20 years and are experts in their craft.

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

New Life Hiking Spa has been likened to “a hiker’s paradise” by SELF Magazine.  It’s all the great things you remember about your favorite stress-free vacation as kid—only better—starting with being in nature during the most beautiful weeks Vermont offers for hiking. Along with exploring the great outdoors and feeling young again in the fresh air of the Green Mountains, 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.

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