Archive for the ‘hiking vacations’ Category

September’s Newsletter

September 17, 2019

September’s Newsletter

The FitChick Trip has started!!!!

August 15, 2019

The FitChick Trip has started!!!! The 2nd annual visit to Appalachian Trail Adventures. Laura Carson organizes a women’s hiking retreat for 50 Something Fitness members. Laura states “We selected Appalachian Trail Adventures after exploring another local option. Boy, am I glad we did. We arrived in Aug and the experience we had was simply AMAZING! John and his team were hand-on and designed customized days for us best on desire, skills, weather and more. We experienced all the best of Southern Vermont including hiking, kayaking, shopping and local sight-seeing. Also, the accommodations and food was amazing – many options and high quality which is rare for a package offering. We were so pleased and impressed that we are already planning our return trip in Aug 2020!h

August’s Newsletter

August 1, 2019

August’s Newsletter

Fall Foliage Savings!

September 4, 2018


Ten Reasons to Book with Appalachian Trail Adventures

July 28, 2018

10 Reasons to Book with Appalachian Trail Adventures


  1. Prompt Service and Email Replies

There’s nothing more annoying than taking the time to fill out an inquiry form or emailing a travel company and not getting a response for days―and sometimes not at all! We make it a priority to get back to all of our clients as quickly as possible: no more than 48 hours, and on the same day during business hours.

  1. Personal Service by ATA Founder and Guide!

When you make an inquiry about one of our vacations, you will receive personal service from John, ATA’s founder and guide. You are provided with his contact details so you can email, phone or text him directly! That’s right; no call centers here. ATA’s personal service doesn’t stop at the phone, it continues on to the hiking trail and beyond!

  1. Award-Winning Quality

ATA vacations have firmly stamped their mark on the travel industry in Vermont. We’ve won the 2017 North American Excellence Award for Best Wellness Vacation Organization in Vermont and received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence four years in row, including being their #1 Attraction in Killington for eight years running. In addition, we won Best in Luxury Spas Awards 2017 by LUX Magazines. What this means is that ATA is ranked as one of the best in the industry―and if you need help, you can draw on John’s experience to help plan your holiday even beyond your stay with ATA.

  1. A Local Business Supporting Other Local Businesses

John, ATA’s owner, lives locally year-round in the Killington region. ATA’s philosophy is to support local business. We subcontract accommodations and breakfast out to the North Star Lodge, lunch is supplied by the Killington Delicatessen, dinner is served at the Foundry Restaurant, and yoga and massages are subcontracted to local massage therapists and instructors. All these businesses are owned by locals living in the community. Also, ATA’s tours stop daily at local businesses from country stores to artesan shops, supporting the local economy. We are not like other hiking spas or resorts who keep you on their property during your entire stay, supplying all the meals, and then live out of state during the off-season. Money spent at ATA stays local!

  1. Adventure Experts

ATA specializes in adventure. That means when you book with us, you know your vacation is being dealt with by a specialist whose sole focus is delivering you the best possible vacation experience.

  1. The Best Options

You can try to compare; however, no other company offers you all these adventures in an all-inclusive vacation like ATA does. Adventures include guided half- or full-day hikes for all abilities. The half-day hikes are then followed by an afternoon with a variety of exciting options, such as kayaking on a lake or flat-water river, caving trips or sightseeing excursions to local villages and attractions.

  1. No Service Fees

Unlike almost all travel companies and hiking spas, we do not charge service fees. We provide the level of service we’d expect if we were booking a vacation for ourselves. As a personalized vacation provider, we take a personal interest in all our guests and take great pride in the loyalty our alumni have shown us since our inception.

  1. Unbeatable Prices

ATA is committed to providing the highest quality of customer service combined with the lowest possible price. You will not be able to find the same vacation and level of personalized service at our prices anywhere else.

  1. Our Guides

ATA’s guides work hard behind the scenes and on the front lines, doing their very best to ensure a worry-free vacation for you. With our extensive knowledge, we have dedicated ourselves to bringing you an adventure you will remember for years to come!

  1. Still Not Convinced?

Don’t want to take our word for it? Check out our 180-plus extremely positive reviews on TripAdvisor―they show our commitment to the highest level of customer service. Read ATA’s reviews on TripAdvisor.

Our fearless guide Aeolus, kayaking the local river today. it was only 68 degrees but I got sun burned even with sunscreen. it was just perfect weather!

June 20, 2018


Unparalleled Vermont Hiking and Kayaking Vacations by Appalachian Trail Adventures

June 18, 2018

Hiking vacations

Fall Foliage Hiking Vacation in Vermont with Appalachian Trail Adventures

June 9, 2018

Fall Foliage Hiking Vacation in Vermont with Appalachian Trail Adventures

Appalachian Trail Adventures has been recognized with a 2018 Certificate of Excellence for the Fifth straight year!

May 24, 2018
2018 trip awrda5 YEARS IN A ROW!!! We’re pleased to announce that Appalachian Trail Adventures has been recognized with a 2018 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews earned on the world’s largest travel site.
I like to note, this award is not the fake ones I see other business posting on their webpage. I could have won those awards too, if I wanted to pay to win!!! yes, dont believe everything you see online, just like fake Russian news stories there are fake awards.  I even had a chance to be one of ten best hiking spas including a  tv show best spas in America but it would cost $25,000. so dont even believe the tv, lol, those top resorts shows etc are just paid commercials. what a funny world we live in these days.

Appalachian Trail Hiking Adventures is Excited to Announce a New Partnership with the North Star Inn & Resort.

May 18, 2018

This collaboration provides personalized all-inclusive vacations with comfortable accommodations, fine cuisine and experienced guides to lead you on an unparalleled Vermont hiking and kayaking vacation. click her to view the press release.