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We are currently taking reservations for the 2018 season, starting Memorial Day weekend on May 24th through Columbus Day on October 15th.


ATA is very distinctive, offering outdoor activities the entire day followed by a delicious dinner with a glass of wine if desired and for those interested, finishing the night with a massage or even a dip in the heated pool. It is a very specialized vacation, and it would be hard to find the same activities elsewhere with the unparalleled customer service that ATA and the North Star Inn & Resort provide. ATA has a perfect five star rating on TripAdvisor with over 180 positive star reviews.


Our affordable All Inclusive Vacations offer customized hiking and kayaking adventures in a small group setting while exploring Vermont, starting at $173.00 per night, per person, including taxes and gratuities. Already in the area staying locally and seeking a guided day adventure, ATA's Day Programs include sight seeing tours, half or full day hiking, kayaking and caving adventures.

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“I have to say the experience exceeded my expectations in every way. John and his guides were amazingly attentive, doing their utmost to customize the experience for each guest. And the experiences themselves were awesome, including hikes on the Appalachian Trail, kayaking on local streams, and caving. The caving adventure, in particular, was absolutely unique! John and his staff dealt with all of the logistics, so I could just focus on having fun. In addition, it was great to meet new people sharing the adventure.”        

               Sharon from Massachusetts

ATA offers a variety of options to help customize one's vacation. The most common is the Hiking Vacation that consists of an air-conditioned room with three daily meals, a guided half or full day hikes for all ability levels along the Appalachian Trail. and Long Trail, the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the country. The half day hikes are followed by an afternoon with a variety of options, such as: relaxing around the pool, kayaking either on a lake or flat water river, caving trip, an excursion to local attractions or a visit to a quaint New England village. Some of the attractions include the Vermont Country Store, Vermont’s largest corn maze, world famous Cabot cheese, Quechee Gorge, and much more. Massages, yoga classes, tennis lessons and more are available à lacarte.


The North Star Inn has been a Killington landmark for over thirty years. Long known for their friendly staff and located in the heart of Killington, Vermont the North Star Inn is the perfect home base for guests to explore all that Vermont has to offer offers. The Inn has all the cozy pleasures of a modern hotel with updated rooms that include air conditioning, mini refrigerator and microwave, including suites that come with full kitchens, living room with sofa sleeper and private bedrooms with jacuzzi tub.

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After a day of exploring, relax in the outdoor heated pool or saunas, then for those guests who wish to indulge your senses with massage therapy, reflexology or personalized training in our massage or exercise rooms. In the evening, dinner is served a short walk at our next-door neighbors. Either at O’Dwyer’s Public House or the Foundry Restaurant located on Summit Pond, known for their impeccable chef driven cuisine providing guests the finest cuts of prime meats, fresh seafood, homemade pastas and desserts.


Appalachian Trail Adventures Hiking Spa has collaborated with restaurants Executive Chef’s 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 menu producing meals that 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. This enables ATA to cater to couples, athletes, weight loss vacationers, as well as to all those with no dietary restrictions who seek to eat healthier.

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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

An active or adventure vacation

A wellness retreat

A unique fall foliage hiking vacation

A weight loss vacation

A way to quit smoking

An Appalachian Trail guide

A yoga and hiking vacation

A Vermont hiking vacation

A bachelor party vacation

A bachelorette party vacation

A corporate retreat with team building

A girls getaway vacation

A birthday party vacation

A small group atmosphere

A hiking vacation 

A walking tour or holiday

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