Explore the Green Mountains and Connect With Nature at New Life Hiking Spa
New Life Hiking Spa, a wellness retreat located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, is one of the oldest all-inclusive retreats in the country. Founded by Jimmy LeSage in 1978, the Hiking Spa provides an all-inclusive, affordable, and healthy vacation where guests can unplug and enjoy the serenity of nature. This year, four different wellness retreat vacations are being offered from May to September 2019. The spa is open for 20 weeks at an optimal time for guests to enjoy the breathtaking views and picturesque country setting from the Appalachian and Long Trails.
Why You’ll Love It: New Life Hiking Spa has been the home to authentic wellness for forty years. You’ll love the low-key, unpretentious, and relaxing environment. “It’s like summer camp for adults,” shares New Life Hiking Spa’s Kathleen LeSage. At this all inclusive wellness retreat, guests enjoy activities including yoga, kayaking, and of course, lots of hiking. And after all that hiking, you can relax with a soothing massage; the stay includes a massage for every three days booked!
Featured Activities: Beside hikes for all skill levels, activities include yoga, water workouts, fitness classes, lectures, kayaking, and one of our favorite activities—massages.
The Hikes: There are 27 different hikes available at New Life Hiking Spa to accommodate all ability levels. Beginners will enjoy the relaxing pace of the Nature Walks that take guests through picturesque country settings, mountain streams, and working farms. Intermediate hikes lead guests along the diverse terrain of the famous Appalachian and Long Trails. Advanced hikers who enjoy a challenge will be rewarded with breathtaking views from the highest peaks in Vermont.
Cuisine: Meals are made from the freshest, most wholesome foods available, and sourced from local farmers. The spa offers both vegetarian and meat-based options, and takes a natural approach to diet.
Spa Offerings: Spa services are only available for guests of New Life Hiking Spa, and one massage is included with every three nights of your stay. You can book additional treatments from a fabulous menu of services that includes a Warm Bamboo Massage, Ohashi Method, Chinese Herbal Body Exfoliation, Hot Stone Massage, and more.
Weight Loss Tip: Book a Weight Loss Retreat of 11 nights or longer to enjoy a safe and comfortable environment that will empower you to make healthy changes to your eating habits and lifestyle.
Accommodations: New Life Hiking Spa takes over The Killington Mountain Lodge Hotel for the summer. The price includes a private room with a private bath. Meals, hiking, wellness programming, and one massage for each three-night stay is also included in the all-inclusive nightly rate.
Rates: $249-$269 per night
New Life Hiking Spa
2617 Killington Road
Killington, VT 05751
[Images courtesy of New Life Hiking Spa]
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