Hiking & Spa Vacation
The Hiking and Spa Vacation (H.S.V) is ideal for those guests seeking to unwind after hiking with a daily massage of your choice. The H.S.V. consists of an air conditioned room with three daily spa meals, snacks, guided novice, intermediate or advanced hike, and afternoon kayaking, caving, excursion plus an $80.00 credit towards a daily massage. Massages range from $80.00 to $110.00. Boot camp, yoga classes ($30.00), tennis lessons ($70.00), cooking demonstrations and nutrition consults by our Registered Dietitians ($90.00) are available à la carte. Please note some of these classes require a 2 to 3 guest minimum and may not be available for last minute requests.
Appalachian Trail Adventures guests can enjoy a variety of relaxing and therapeutic treatments to help you gear-up or wind down from activities of all seasons. If you are a sports enthusiast or have simply come to get away and relax, massage therapy is a wonderful addition to complement and enhance your stay with us. We offer a variety of treatments including Swedish, reflexology, sports, deep tissue, and aromatherapy.
Appointments can be arranged by contacting John prior to arrival, post arrival appointments can be arranged by contacting the Summit Lodge's front desk staff. Please provide as much notice as possible so that we may reserve your request time and service with an available therapist. We cannot guarantee the availability of therapists or services for last minute requests. Gratuities may be billed to your room or paid to the therapist at your discretion. Massage times vary from 4:00pm to 6:00pm before dinner at 6:30pm and post dinner at 8:00pm to 10:00pm. For more information check out Spa Services page.
A flowing combination of techniques that manipulates the soft tissue and muscle groups. This treatment is soothing and relaxing and assists in muscular stress reduction and helps promote a feeling of well being and relaxation. 50 minutes $80
To relieve tightness, release contraction and to help reduce lactic acid buildup, to provide stretch, flexibility and increased circulation to major muscle groups to help prepare muscles for a workout and help prevent injury and improve performance. 50 minutes $85
This treatment uses techniques that stimulate pressure points on the feet that correspond to associated areas of the body. The goal is to assist in reduction of stress and tension not only in the feet but to help promote overall relaxation to the body. This treatment has the effect of making one feel as if you are walking on air. 50 minutes $80
This treatment is recommended for individuals who are used to getting massage therapy on a regular basis. It is also recommended for physically active individuals and sports enthusiasts who often experience muscle tension, contraction and fatigue. 50 minutes $100
A combination of techniques from our selection of treatments that allow the individual to experience variety of massage techniques in one treatment. 50 minutes $80
Our treatment uses a blend of aromatic essential oils, a warm back compress, and a combination massage in addition to a 25 minute reflexology session that can be done prior to or at the end the massage treatment. 75 minutes $110
Appalachian Trail Adventures handpicked its hikes out of the 1,000 miles of trails in Vermont's Green Mountains. The majority of our hikes are in the Green Mountain National Forest along the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail, the oldest long distance hiking trail in the country. With over 20 years of experience, we have chosen trails with the best scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls, historical features and lakes. Even our novice hikes will take you along beautiful country trails in the Green Mountain National Forest. In the fall, we offer some of the most spectacular foliage hiking in New England. We are located close to the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail to provide maximum access to the hiking trails.
Our Hiking is very flexible being for all ability levels, we offer daily hikes from novice to advanced levels. You can turn it up one day and go on an advanced hike and the next day take it easy with a beginner hike or half day hike. ATA customizes each guests' experience, we allow the hikes to be as long or as short as guests wish. Having a guide in front and rear enables some hikers on the same hike to go fast and some to go slowly. For more information, on hikes visit ATA's Novice Hike Page, Intermediate Hike Page or Advanced hike Page.
On a full day hiking adventure, distances range from 5 to 10 miles depending on hikers' requests and weather. Hiking times vary from 4 to 8 hours with a picnic lunch that is provided. If time allows and guests desire, we provide an excursion to the local village or attraction.
We also provide a 2 to 4 hour and 3 to 6 mile local half-day hike for guests seeking an afternoon kayaking adventure or an excursion to the local villages or attraction. As an alternative or when in demand, we will visit a beginner cave post hike. Returning from the day's adventure, an a la carte yoga class is held before dinner for those interested. Please note some of these classes require a 2 to 3 guest minimum and may not be available for last minute requests. After dinner, guests may get together to watch one of ATA's nature themed movies. Guests also have the option of a massage after dinner or even post hike. Please see our Daily Schedule Page for more information.
The 2 to 4 hour local half-day hike is perfect for guests who need to check out, have a spa treatment, go solo exploring one of Vermont's attractions or villages, take a nap, sit by the pool or to participate in an à la carte activity such as rock climbing, tennis lesson or horseback riding.
After hiking, discover Vermont's unspoiled waterways drifting down a beautiful section of a river or a nearby flat water pond or lake. Central Vermont has many great areas to tour by kayak. Looking for a scenic paddle or a view from a different perspective? Kayaks are prefect vehicles to spot wildlife or a way to spend a beautiful afternoon. Our kayaking adventures are very flexible being for all ability levels with beginners being especially welcome. The typical afternoon kayak adventure consists of a 1 to 3 hour flat water lake paddle or a more adventurous river paddle.