New Life Hiking Spa

FAM Trips and Media Visits for Story Research

New Life Hiking Spa welcomes journalists for story research.

New Life has been excited to host some of the top travel journalists who write for Shape, SELF, Health and Town & Country, just to name a few.  It is a seasonal retreat with limited openings for media visits, so it is done on a case by case basis.

To request a press familiarization (FAM) trip or media discount, please send an email to  Please include an attachment of the assignment letter from a national media outlet and your phone number.

If you own your own website/blog, please provide the domain name.  Media discounts to owners of websites/blogs with a Domain Authority of 45 or above are available.

Once you submit the email with the assignment letter attachment, you will be contacted via phone or email for further information.

New Life Hiking Spa is a family-owned wellness retreat that has been in business since 1978.  New Life is open for 20 weeks a year, typically mid-May through the end of September/beginning of October when hiking is at its peak in Vermont.   The 2019 dates are May 16 – September 30.




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Costco Connection

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One of five budget friendly luxury health spas

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Self Magazine

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Health Magazine

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Huffington Post

A totally worthwhile wellness retreat

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SpaFinder Wellness

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Rand McNally

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Wellness Tourism Association
USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice 2016
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2016 Winner
Spas of America Top 100 Spas 2016
Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence