LUX 2019 Travel & Tourism Awards
New Life Hiking Spa & Wellness Retreat
All-Inclusive Wellness Retreat of the Year 2019 – New England & Leading Providers of New England Outdoor Adventure Experiences 2019
At New Life Hiking Spa & Wellness Retreat in Vermont’s Green Mountains, gorgeous hikes, fresh food, incredible massages, a 40-year history, and interesting people combine for a destination wellness vacation for singles, couples, and small groups. New Life Hiking Spa receives rave reviews, as we found out. We have chosen to showcase this award-winning retreat and recognize it in this year’s Travel & Tourism Awards.
Founded in Vermont in 1978 by spa industry pioneer, Jimmy LeSage, M.S., New Life Hiking Spa is the country’s longest-running affordable destination spa and wellness retreat. New Life Hiking Spa’s focus for the past four-plus decades has been using the mountains instead of a treadmill and getting back to nature for a path to wellness.
Open just 20 weeks a year when hiking is at its peak in Vermont, New Life Hiking Spa offers hiking for every fitness level from beginner to advanced. Over 1,000 guests from around the globe come to New Life Hiking Spa every season. Guests who are looking for a wellness retreat, a getaway to relax and rejuvenate and get a new outlook on life can find it at New Life Hiking Spa in Killington, Vermont.
Over the years, New Life Hiking Spa has become known as one of the original wellness retreats and it is also the most award-winning. All-inclusive packages include a private room with a private bath, guided hikes along the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail, three freshly prepared meals a day, all fitness and yoga classes, wellness lectures and one massage for each three-night stay. Packages are offered with stays between 3 – 21 nights.
Now renowned as a wellness retreat, destination spa, and hiking spa, New Life Hiking Spa offers programming to help guests get healthy on vacation and return to nature and a state of well-being. The retreat offers fresh non-processed food, healing holistic massages and the best hiking in the United States. During the time frame of mid-May through the end of September, the Green Mountains of Vermont are in prime hiking season.
Hiking is what New Life focuses on each season. With one-of-a-kind access to Green Mountain National Forest, the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail, 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, a guest can set their own pace. Whether it is desired to take leisurely nature walks or go on challenging treks with elevation changes of more than 4,000 feet, trails will be discovered that inspire each and every guest.
Healthy eating is another focus of New Life and the delicious dining program offers a balance of complex carbs and protein to keep guests energized on the trails. Instead of crash diets, New Life promotes managing a healthy weight through wholesome ingredients and outdoor adventure.
The massage services are very holistic and comprehensive, which is a great way to soothe and pamper muscles after a rewarding day outdoors. The massages and spa services are only available to guests of New Life Hiking Spa to give complete focus to the guests. The healing services are provided by some of the best therapists New England has to offer. Many of the New Life Hiking Spa therapists have been with them for over 20 years and are experts in their craft.
Ultimately, New Life Hiking Spa & Wellness Retreat has been operating each spring, summer, and fall in the Green Mountains of Vermont since 1978. Each year, 40% of its guests are a repeat guest from a former season. Last year, there were a little over 1,000 guests, but because of the basic mathematics, it is logical to see that in order to accommodate all of the repeat guests and new guests, the spa is set to expand itself over the coming years, whilst at the same time seeking to continue to offer the same exceptional level of service that guests have come to expect and receive from this award-winning retreat.
Reprinted with permission from LUX Magazine, March 2019 (original article below):