À La Carte Activities


Appalachian Trails Adventures will try our best to plan any activity that you may wish to participate in. A la carte activities offered on property are available from ATA or the Summit Inn. Activities include massages that cost $75.00 and up, yoga classes that run $30.00 per class, tennis lessons that cost $60.00 per hour, cooking demonstrations and nutrition consults that cost $125.00 per hour by ATA's Registered Dietitians. Last minute requests may not be fulfilled and some classes require a minimum of 2 to 3 guests. To avoid missing an opportunity please book or inquire about an a la carte activity in advance.


Registered Dietitian Session

Personal Trainer Sessions

Yoga Class

Boot Camp


Horseback Riding

Clay Shooting 

Fly Fishing

Golf Lessons

Mountain Biking


On Property A La Carte Activities


ATA's Yoga Classes

s6.jpgATA's classes are taught in a fun, loving, nurturing environment catering to a variety of levels from novice to advanced students. After a hiking excursion, yoga is a relaxing way to end the day. Yoga, often translated as union, is a process of self-inquiry that begins with experiencing the connection between body and mind and leads to the discovery of your true nature. If you would like to have a daily yoga class please refer to ATA's Hiking and Yoga Vacation.


Yoga is a 5,000 year-old system of self-development. The heart of yogic teachings lies in the belief that a self-fulfilled person is a healthy person, free from disease caused by stress and improper living habits. The practice of yoga is designed to lead the student to ever-increasing knowledge of his or her self and the needs of the body, emotions and mind in order to achieve and maintain good physical, emotional and mental health and spiritual harmony. Yoga, in short, is a science of self-development that deals with the whole human being.


Darlene M. Kepneris one of our yoga instructors and has a BA in Psychology with a strong background in Alternative Medicine. She is trained in Foundational Vinyasa, the Anatomy of Yoga and Yoga Trance Dance. Darlene has worked as a Wellness Coordinator for a VT Electric Utility and is the owner of Plan B Yoga and Wellness. Concentrating on alternative medicines, she graduated from Johnson State College located here in Vermont. Darlene received her first formal yoga teacher training in April of 2006 with a world renowned instructor. Darlene looks forward to sharing the gift of yoga with ATA guests. 


Summit's Massages


illu-massage.jpgThe Summits' 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  (ATA Founder) 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. For more information, check out the Spa Services Page.


ATA's Nutritional Workshops & Cooking Demonstrations 


cdemo.jpgATA's workshops are given by registered dietitians who both have a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. ATA's registered dietitian presents cooking classes while discussing nutritional facts and myths. The cooking sessions will be based on participants' interests and needs.  Sessions can be done by demonstration or, if requested in advance, a hands-on experience is available. Please see our cooking class page for more information.


Our nutritional lecture will be based on participants' interests and needs and may include: How did I get to this weight?, Barriers to losing weight, Tips for losing weight without pain, Body Mass Index (BMI), what is it and what is my BMI?, Food intake and exercise, calories in and calories out, food shopping, food preparation, eating out, fast foods, slow foods, snacks, party foods and drinks. Please see the bottom of our cooking class page for more information.


ATA's Personalized Training Consultation, Boot Camp & Water Aerobics Classes


This total body workout combines high intensity bursts of cardiovascular exercise with intervals of isolated strength training. Instead of focusing on weight loss or fat burning specifically the focus is on building strength and working multiple muscles intensely. This unique formula, combined with the outdoor setting and the personal attention from the instructor creates an intense and effective workout. 


Beth Robertshas been teaching fitness for over 16 years. Her experience ranges from personal training to multiple styles of group fitness including sport specific training, strength training, pilates, spinning, and specializing in unique outdoor cross training.  Her certifications include AFTA personal fitness trainer, AFAA group exercise instructor and Johnny G Spinning instructor. Her versatility in training experience allows her help any client achieve their goals. For more information, check out Killington Boot Camp.



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Summit's Tennis Lessons

The Summit has four red clay tennis courts, free court time is provided for guests. Private and group lessons are available on a limited basis. The Gunterman Tennis School utilizes the Summit's tennis courts to offer full and half-day programs. If you would like to hone your skills with a daily lesson then please see ATA Hiking and Tennis Vacation.


Private lesson are available for $60.00 per hour and $45.00 per half hour. Semi-private lesson with two people run $110.00 per hour, additional players cost $25.00 per person. In addition an afternoon clinic (1-3 pm) is offered with two hours of instruction for $50.00 per person with a minimum of 3 people.













Contact ATA for more information on the local companies we work with in the area. Please book or inquire about an a la carte activity in advance.  Please note some of these activities are located 20 minutes away.


picture-28.jpgFly Fishing

The Green Mountains offer some of the finest fly fishing on the East Coast. Whether wading for trophy browns and rainbows in our valley rivers or sneaking up on pristine cascading mountain streams for native brookies, Vermont hosts quality and scenic fishing all times of the open season.



horsepics.jpgHorseback Lessons


Horseback Riding Instruction for a group, 1 hour or half hour private riding lesson are available. Also offered are Guided Trail Rides from one and two hours and a three hour ride with a Picnic Lunch. An introduction to driving with our Clydesdales is available, including the basics of hitching and harnessing.




Golf Lessons

A short 20-minutes away, golfers can choose from Green Mountain National, Killington Golf Course, Rutland Country Club, or Proctor-Pittsford Golf Club. Add a few minutes to that drive time, and golfers can choose White River Country Club, Prospect Bay Golf Course, Woodstock Country Club, Okemo Valley and Neshobe Golf Course. Each course offers private lessons from beginners to advanced golfers.



skeetshooting.jpgClay Bird Shooting

Twenty shots and lesson; offered at the same location as the horseback riding.