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"Spa Stop Along the Appalachian" By Marshal Cook, Wall Street Journal


"Girls Weekend Getaways in New England" by Ashley Talley, USA Today


2010-2014 TripAdvisor Popularity Index: #1 Attraction in Killington, VT



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Appalachian Trail Adventures (ATA) is a hiking spa that provides guided day hikes along the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont. With over 20 years of experience, we have chosen trails with the best scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls, historical features and lakes. Our guests are hikers who do not feel comfortable hitting the trails alone, ranging from young adults to seniors seeking an active vacation at different levels of ability and fitness.


Our affordable All Inclusive Vacations offer customized hiking and kayaking adventures in a small group setting while exploring Vermont, starting at $232.00 per night, per person, including taxes and gratuities. Already in the area staying locally and seeking a guided day adventure, ATA's Day Programs cover half to full day hiking, kayaking and caving adventures.


ATA's all inclusive Hiking Vacation consists of an air conditioned room with three daily spa meals, snacks, guided novice, intermediate or advanced hike and afternoon kayaking, caving or an excursion. Our Hiking and Yoga Vacation additionally includes an afternoon yoga class to help relax. For those guests wishing to unwind with a daily massage after hiking, ATA offers the Hiking and Spa Vacation. Seeking to hone your racquet skills, our Hiking and Tennis Vacation includes a daily hour long tennis lesson after hiking, while the Healthful Living Vacationis developed for those guests seeking to jump start a new diet or those guests who would like to meet with a registered dietician to discuss a variety of nutritional issues. The Kayaking Vacation provides a full day river kayaking adventure for paddlers. For more information, check out ATA's All Inclusive Page.

Located in the heart of Killington, Vermont the Summit Lodge offers all the cozy, traditional pleasures of a Vermont country inn, including air conditioned rooms and a spa for those guests who wish to get relaxed and indulge their senses with massage therapy, reflexology, personalized training or fitness consultation.

Appalachian Trail Adventures Hiking Spa has collaborated with Summits Executive Chef Stephan Hatch and Registered Dietitians, Rosa Donohue MS, RD, CDN and Jill Corey MS, RD, who both have a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. They have created our delicious spa menu and work daily with our chefs. Our meals are a healthy balance of carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats. We offer a vegetarian option at every meal and cater to special diets, such as vegan, low sugar, sodium-, wheat- and dairy-free options. Guests who stay in our Healthful Living Vacation receive a complimentary copy of ATA's Healthful Living Cookbook.


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Our vacations are ideal for those seeking:


An affordable hiking spa vacation
An all inclusive hiking vacation
A vegan or vegetarian vacation
A guided kayaking vacation in Vermont
An active or adventure vacation
A wellness retreat

A unique foliage hiking vacation

A weight loss program

A way to quit smoking

An Appalachian Trail Guide

A hiking adventure

A Vermont hiking vacation

A Bachelor Party

A Bachelorette Party

A corporate retreat with team building

A Girls Getaway

A birthday party vacation

Small group atmosphere


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