New Life Hiking Spa - Killington Vermont


Founded in 1978, and now celebrating 40 years of wellness hospitality, New Life Hiking Spa has been a pioneer in the destination spa industry and is nationally recognized as an affordable fitness and wellness destination.


New Life Hiking Spa excels at taking you from where you are now to the next level of wellness and beyond.  Our non-clinical approach uses the Green Mountains of Vermont, clean and fresh air, lush greenery and wooded trails, and wholesome natural food as the perfect diet.

Our professional and encourage staff care about our guests and help to develop a life-changing experience for every guest.


New Life offers an All-Inclusive Program at affordable rates which vary based on your length of stay.  Choose a retreat from 2 to 11 nights.   Your rates include a private room and bath (select rooms are pet-friendly), three healthy meals and snacks daily, a guided hiking program, fitness classes, and one massage or reflexology session for each three night stay.

For those who choose to opt out of a day of hiking or are just returning to a fitness lifestyle, alternative active activities are available every day, ranging from Yoga to Body Conditioning to Water Aerobics.  Each evening brings informative and helpful Wellness Lectures on a range of topics, including nutrition, cooking, and weight maintenance.    The diversity of guests and well-balanced environment provides for a casual camp- like atmosphere rather than a fat farm.


For more than 35 years New Life has maintained the same natural approach to diet and health. The cuisine at New Life emphasizes cleansing of the body to get rid of impurities and toxins by using the freshest most wholesome foods available. The menu focuses on weight loss or maintenance by providing a nutritional balance of complex carbohydrates for the energy and fuel of an active vacation and sufficient protein and fat to meet individual needs.

New Life Hiking Spa advocates a respect for the nutritional value of food as well as it origin, seasonality, availability and freshness.   Whenever possible, the Chefs serve food raised locally and sustainably.  Guests are taught healthy cooking techniques, nutrition and are provided with popular recipes to continue to the clean eating lifestyle at home.


While our program is heavily geared to hiking and nature trails, we have various levels to help you develop the perfect fitness regime.  We can accommodate almost all fitness levels and have experts to evaluate your readiness to return to an active lifestyle or take on new challenges.  Our daily fitness classes take place both inside the fitness and yoga studios and outside on the wooded acreage and nature trails.


New Life Hiking Spa is located in the central Vermont hill town of Killington, approximately 18 miles west of Woodstock – home of the famous ski resort.  Heavy winter snows and early spring rains give way to delightful weather from late Spring through early Autumn (our hiking retreat season), making it an ideal destination for outdoor activities, hiking, and fresh, clean air.  New Life is open seasonally each year — Spring through Autumn — when hiking is at its peak in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Guests visit from all over the world and usually arrive by plane in Boston, and then hop on smaller flights to nearby airports, and complete the journey by car, bus or trains.

We make at our home in a comfortable Inn on 32 landscaped acres, which is the perfect location for us to offer our hiking and weight loss guests access to indoor swimming, fitness, yoga, spa services, pet-friendly lodging, and the best trails and outdoor recreational areas in the Green Mountains.


The All-Inclusive program means every guests enjoys a massage or reflexology session in the Inn’s spa.  Choose from Hot Stone, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and more.     The Inn has a full-service Fitness Room, Yoga Studio, Game Room, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Business Center equipped with PCs and Printer, and laundry services.


Morning Stretch.  For all guests, this gentle session helps prepare for the day ahead.

Breakfast: Join your fellow guests for a nutritionally packed meal, designed to help fuel your morning workouts.

Hiking: We have three levels for various fitness levels. Hikes are from 3–6 miles on various types of terrain ranging from beautiful and gentle nature walks to challenging steep trails.

Fitness: Opting out of the hike?  We have fitness classes and personal training for those sticking close to the Inn.

Lunch Break: Enjoy a delicious lunch and well-deserved rest.


Fitness.  For all guests, choose a fitness class, strength-training, water aerobics, and more.

Outdoors:  Head outside for Fit Ball, Boot Camp Workouts or Outdoor Games

Education:   Or, choose a workshop or lecture on nutrition and healthy eating

Yoga: Join your fellow guests for a yoga class suitable for all fitness levels.

Massage: Enjoy a massage or reflexology session.

Dinner Break: Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared freshly for you.

Education: Enjoy a cooking demonstration and additional workshops.

Integrity of programming, tasty good food, a comfortable atmosphere and people who care about you. New Life Hiking Spa has been my fitness getaway.

Mel Zuckerman, Co-Founder, Canyon Ranch Spas


New Life Hiking Spa at Killington Mountain Lodge, Vermont

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