New Life's Food Philosophy

At New Life Hiking Spa

we offer three, freshly prepared healthy meals a day included in the nightly rate.

Guests are seated and served in the New Life Dining Room for each meal. Guests eat together in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. At New Life, you will feel comfortable if you come as a solo traveler or with a friend.  More than 50% of our guests come as a solo traveler. 

We are all-inclusive, meaning your breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the nightly rate (along with your activities).  However, we do not have a buffet or are all-you-can-eat.  Our included meals are portion controlled and are specially designed for a wellness retreat menu.


What type of food do we serve?

Healthy, whole, natural food. Below is a good overview and please contact us if you have individual questions.

New Life Hiking Spa advocates a respect for the nutritional value of food as well as its origin, seasonality, availability, and freshness. Whenever possible, we serve food that is raised locally, using sustainable techniques by farmers and purveyors who have a respect and love of the land on which we live.

The idea of the New Life food is understood by answering one question:

What is your body mostly made up of?

The answer is water. Therefore, you want to fill and fuel your body with water-based foods.

The guests at New Life Hiking Spa have enjoyed water-based foods since the beginning of New Life.

This philosophy has not needed to change. I witness its profound effects as the New Life food philosophy continues to improve the health of guests each year.

Since the beginning of New Life and after thorough research, I realized that fruit and vegetables should be the foundation of healthy eating and the New Life food philosophy. These are our best sources of water-based food.

At the time of our opening in 1978, a small produce company also opened for business, Black River Produce. They were unique because they would deliver any fruit or vegetable in small quantities. This allowed me to get exactly what I needed delivered right to our doorstep. I have been ordering 40 to 50 produce items each week from them ever since.

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