New Life Hiking Spa

FAM Trips and Media Visits for Story Research

New Life Hiking Spa is very proud of our wellness retreats.  We always welcome journalists for story research.  We have been excited to host some of the top travel journalists who write for Shape, SELF, Health and Town & Country, just to name a few.

To request a press familiarization (FAM) trip or media discount, please send an email to Kathleen LeSage at  Please include an attachment of the assignment letter from a reputable media outlet.

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

Once you submit the email with the assignment letter attachment, we will contact you via phone or e-mail regarding your request.  At that time, we will confirm dates or ask for further details.

New Life Hiking Spa is a family-owned wellness retreat that has been in business since 1978.  We are seasonal and only open for 20 weeks a year, typically mid-May through the end of September/beginning of October.    Our 2019 season is May 16 – September 30.

It will be our 42nd summer in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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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
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