Our New Journey

Wellness 50 Plus was created to assist former New Life Hiking Spa guests and others over 50 seeking wellness advice in navigating their “New Life” after fifty, as well as offering hiking and fitness tips and travel advice on spas and retreats.

After the decision was made to not reopen New Life as usual in 2021 after the coronavirus shutdowns, Wellness 50 Plus was born. Wellness 50 Plus plans to hold a limited number of week-long retreats in various locations in the United States as well as offer various other events and wellness coaching either by video or on the phone. The new site will also point visitors to a curated list of other spas and retreats that are open year-round and a variety of health and wellness articles specifically written to help wellness seekers over the age of fifty on their wellness journey.

For more than four decades, New Life Hiking Spa’s mission was to allow guests to immerse themselves in a vacation that offers complete wellness programming and the tools to continue on a healthy path once they return home. Founded in 1978, New Life was one of the country’s original wellness retreats and has regularly been recognized for being authentic, affordable, and all-inclusive. The spa, located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, was open 20 weeks a year during the peak hiking season in the Killington Region. Additionally, New Life offered a variety of week-long retreats in other countries during the winter months.

Over the last 40 years, New Life has received countless accolades and been featured in articles from hundreds of news outlets, including Shape Magazine, SELF Magazine, AARP, Huffington Post, MSN, Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, the Boston Globe, and New York Times. It was also listed as the #1 Destination Retreat by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2016 and featured on the Today Show. New Life Hiking Spa was named one of USA Today’s 10 Best Wellness Resorts & Retreats, placing in the top five for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Despite being closed for the season the past two years, New Life was still in the top ten for 2020 & 2021 as a result of the incredible reputation garnered throughout the last forty years of business.

The team at Wellness 50 Plus looks forward to sharing this new journey with you!

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