• New Life Hiking Spa
  • New Life Hiking Spa
  • New Life Hiking Spa
  • New Life Hiking Spa
  • New Life Hiking Spa
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  • New Life Hiking Spa
  • New Life Hiking Spa
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About New Life Hiking Spa

New Life Hiking Spa is an authentic, affordable, all-inclusive destination spa in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  New Life was awarded the title of the #1 Destination Spa in the United States 2016 by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

For almost 4 decades, New Life Hiking Spa has been renowned for being the most affordable destination spa with some of the country's best hiking.  The focus is on hiking in the Green Mountains of Vermont and healthy, locally prepared food.  One massage for every three night stay is included in our affordable, all-inclusive rates.

Located in Killington, at the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail, New Life Hiking Spa offers diverse terrain that will challenge every level of hiker. Because the number of guests is limited, each visitor is able to focus on his or her personal needs with the help of New Life's superb staff in the lush Green Mountains of Vermont.

New Life Hiking Spa is often on SpaFinder Wellness 365's top ten lists for Affordability, Outdoor Adventure, Weight Loss, Fitness, Going Solo and Best for Men.

New Life was also picked as one of the three best summer stays of 2015 by Rand McNally and one of 2016's Affordable Spas for a Rejuvenating Getaway by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

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103 U.S Route 4 Mendon, Killington, VT 05751-0395 United States
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 12am  -  12pm Tuesday: 12am  -  12pm Wednesday: 12am  -  12pm Thursday: 12am  -  12pm Friday: 12am  -  12pm Saturday: 12am  -  12pm Sunday: 12am  -  12pm
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Deals & Specials

  • Mother's Day Special
    Give your Mother the gift of nature at New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont
    Valid May 11 - May 13
  • New Life Hiking Spa 40th Anniversary
    Includes 11-night accommodations, expert guided hikes, calorie controlled meals, fitness classes, massages & more
    Valid Apr 4 - May 30

Menus of Services / Classes

Since New Life's atmosphere is so intimate and relaxed, guests shouldn't worry about booking spa appointments weeks in advance. Every morning staff members meet with guests to plan their personalized spa treatments. The five treatment rooms are converted hotel rooms with spacious interiors, private bathrooms, and warm colors. Spa treatments include reflexology, polarity, hot stone, and massages. A complimentary massage is included for every three days of guest's stay.

Spa Service Menu

Herbal Scrub
Chinese Herbal Body Exfoliation
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Locker Room
Meeting Facilities
Robes Provided
Swimming Pool
Whirlpool, Jacuzzi
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Personal Training
Pilates with Mat
Tai Chi
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Cranio Sacral Massage
Deep Tissue
Hot Stone
Myofascial Release
Other Massages
Ohashi Method
Myofascial Release
Warm Bamboo Massage
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Nutrition Consultation
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Nutrition Consultation or Therapy
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Customer Reviews for New Life Hiking Spa (9)

July 27, 2016
Best priced destination spa out there!
I have gone to many destination spas…let’s just say I’m a junkie! This is by far the best price of any out there. I wasn’t sure what to expect because the price was so low, but I did get the best hiking and best massage of anywhere I have ever been. The staff is incredible. The owner, Jimmy, is an interesting guy and runs an awesome program. The hotel is more than adequate and very clean and the fact that I got a private room with a private bathroom for this price is very surprising. I have been to the “higher end” destination spas and while the accommodations at New Life are not anything close to those, the hiking, food & massage are better or on par with those. For the price of an 11 night retreat at New Life was almost to the penny what I spent on a weekend at another spa.
July 24, 2016
Awesome hiking, food & massage
I came this season for the first time and it was amazing. This is one of those vacations you have to experience to really get the full picture of what it is. I had a nice little, private room with a super comfortable bed, three wonderful meals a day, beautiful guided hikes each morning. I was there for 6 nights, so I got two massages included with my stay. I came by myself and was completely comfortable. For the entire thing, I just paid about $1,600 with tax and everything. I got a special for booking early. I didn’t do too many afternoon classes, but yoga was great and I enjoyed a fitness class by Jess. The combo of the guests, the staff and the food/dining hall are just a neat little mix that makes a it great time away. A reboot I needed. Thank you New Life-I will be back!
Dr. JenW
November 16, 2015
One of a Kind Wellness Vacation
I attended New Life Hiking Spa in September of 2015 at the beginning of fall foliage and it was spectacular. I met interesting people (the guests and the staff), got some great hiking in and ate tasty healthy food. Massages were fantastic. This is a nice, low-key wellness vacation and the price can’t be beat for what New Life Hiking Spa offers. I will be returning next summer, just like everyone else who was there. Great place, one of a kind vacation.
October 18, 2015
Great vacation-affordable, fun, healthy
I went for a week in September. More like adult camp with massages. Simply a great experience. The hikes and hiking guides are the best. One of my top vacation experiences ever. Planning on going back next summer. Many repeat guests. This is not a luxury spa, but more of a retreat. Nothing else out there like it. Great place. Thanks New Life!
August 3, 2015
I have been to many spa vacations and this one is the best spa vacation for the best price! First of all, it’s in Vermont, so you feel like you are in another country, or at least very far away from reality. Secondly, this program is top notch. It is run like clockwork (maybe since they have been doing it for 38 years). Staff and hiking guides were beyond excellent. Hike gorgeous. Food and cooking demos fabulous. Massages with gifted healers. Accommodations were basic, but fine, clean and very comfortable bed. Dining area was perfect for a solo traveler. I am already planning on returning next year. I am also recommending this vacation to all my friends. No better value out there. Thank you New Life Hiking Spa! Don’t ever change!!!
July 28, 2015
This is not a real spa
I went to NLHS in 2014 at Inn of Six Mountains and again this year at the Cortina Inn. Both are 2 stars. It is not a Spa. It promises other "services"; the only service available both years was massage. I found a very good masseuse, by trial and error. This year they changed my requested masseuse to another without telling or asking me if it was okay. The massage area consists of re-purposed motel rooms at end of hall. Fitness classes are basic and held in a dark, dismal room in basement. I found the instructors did not provide enough guidance in proper form or alignment. There is virtually no difference between Pilates, or Strength Training. There was no discussion of the Pilates C-curve or stance. Pilates used same ball and band as strength training. Many exercises were performed kneeling -- no modifications were offered for bad knees. Rooms were 3-star at best, and my room 2-stars: clean, no towel bars, very high step into tub with no grab bar. Bathroom door must be closed to use sink. Patio too dirty/noisy to use. Adequate Food, Some staff people were excellent, management indifferent, if not offensive. Excellent Hiking guides and VT always beautiful. Go for the hiking; go elsewhere for a spa.
June 30, 2015
Spa Day!!!
This spa made me feel so relax, this was one of the best spas I've been to in a long time.
May 30, 2015
Best vacation of my life!
I have been to New Life Hiking Spa 3 times in the past 5 years. I just came back from 11 nights with them at their new location and it was the BEST vacation ever! After decades at a hotel in Killington, they have moved down the street to a better hotel and it made a huge difference. I kept coming back because of the wonderful hikes, food and massage...incredible programming!!! But, this time, my stay was just perfect. It is an incredible value and if you book during one of their specials, the price can't be beat. This spa is only open May - September. I am checking out today and I hope to come back this season. I love New Life!
May 29, 2013
Great Program
This is a great program and I have been there twice. I am sorry that the place was yelped and the tons of reviews that were in the system last year have all been erased. What gives? This is not about the hotel. It's about the fitness program. If you want luxury and want to pay for it, go elsewhere. This place is for people who seriously want to get into shape and alter their lifestyle. One doesn't spend much time in the hotel except to sleep. Start at dawn with yoga stretch looking toward the mtns. Marvelous breakfast. 3-4 hikes to choose from. Back to nourishing lunch. Afternoon tent activities aqua exercise, fit ball, dance, spin, etc., Awesome dinner. Free massage every 3 days. Nutrition class at night. Meals served family style. Group definitely motivates - 20 to 30 people at a time. This is a spa for your own action and not for you to be acted upon. This is suitable for all fitness levels. Many returnees.
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

It's all in the name: the New Life Hiking Spa is well known for its accessible hiking program tailored to all fitness abilities. Beginners enjoy the rolling hills of a gentle walk through the sunny Vermont forests; intermediate hikers can try their footing on the famous Appalachian Long Trail; advanced hikers may climb to the peaks of Pico or Killington where elevations reach more than 4,000 feet. The facility offers a variety of fitness classes in an outdoor pavilion, the guidance of four certified yoga instructors, and expert hiking guides. Guests can also try Chi Kung, a Chinese practice of "energy training" that is a combination of breathing and exercise techniques to energize the mind and body. Evening programs consist of a range of wellness lectures and workshops, among which are cooking demonstrations, reflexology, games, and overviews of the natural beauty of Vermont. Jimmy LeSage, M.S., also gives lectures to clear up the confusion about many popular diets.


Physiotherapy/Sports Massage

Toiletries Available


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Changing/Locker Rooms


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Meeting Facilities

Food and Drink

Changing/Locker Rooms

Robes Provided

Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

Accommodations are in a Vermont Country Inn setting, which features comfortable rooms with private bathrooms. New Life accepts approximately 40 guests, who stay in deluxe guest rooms with full amenities, including private baths and two queen size beds. All rooms are spacious and down-to-earth and ideal for spending a quiet afternoon--although guests spend most of their time in the scenic outdoors.

For 38 years, New Life has maintained the same natural approach to diet and health. The cuisine at New Life emphasizes cleansing the body to get rid of impurities and toxins. The menu focuses on weight loss or maintanance by providing a nutritional balance of complex carbohydrates for the energy and fuel of an active vacation and enough protein and fats to meet individual needs.

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