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A Family Vacation That's As Unique As You!

In the heart of New England is a place that brings family vacation to a new level on a 100% solar-powered facility. At Common Ground Center, experience a unique trip that your entire family will enjoy. Choose from one of the three accommodations: a rustic yet cozy cabin, a room in the Eco-Lodge, or a tent! Turn off those electronics and find the value in togetherness again. Spend your days hiking, swimming in the private pond, dancing or doing crafts. Camp Common Ground is their signature week-long family camp, and includes all meals, lodging, and activities for the whole family. The site is also available for private group rentals, weddings, celebrations, and retreats. The possibilities are endless. Come enjoy a unique stay at Common Ground!


Common Ground Center offers a one-of-a-kind all-inclusive family vacation camp. Week-long sessions run from mid-July through mid-August. Kids ages 3-12 spend mornings with counselors in "Kidville" while adults and teens can participate in activities ranging from tennis to watercolor to hiking or simply reading a book in a hammock if they prefer! Afternoons offer multi-age activities and lifeguarded time at the swimming pond, and evening activities range from campfires to talent shows. Meals and snacks are local, fresh, vegetarian, and most importantly: delicious! Mother's helpers are available for children under 3 years old. Join Common Ground Center's extended family on 700 gorgeous acres in the heart of Vermont!


Take a unique vacation at Common Ground Center. Choose from a private cabin, Eco-Lodge room or tenting; whatever your family desires. There are plenty of activities including arts and crafts, nature exploration, sports, dance, wellness, and fun for people of any age. Bring your family, escape the noisy confusion of life and learn to be together again!


Common Ground Center offers many indoor spaces for meetings. A popular option is the Common Room in the Eco-Lodge, complete with a woodstove, solar-heated floors, tables and chairs, comfortable couches, and a homestyle kitchen. It's the perfect place for a Vermont business retreat!


An ideal destination for a family reunion, Common Ground Center offers something for everyone. Folks of all ages will be comfortable in the Eco-Lodge rooms and cabins. Access to commercial kitchen and cooking equipment makes meals easy, while recreation opportunities are plentiful!


Common Ground Center offers a unique, eco-friendly setting that stands out from other venues with breathtaking scenery and spectacular buildings. A place where family and friends can gather, relax, and celebrate for a whole weekend while enjoying nature, exclusive site use, and each other. The Center hosts an average of 12 weddings per year, and summer dates book over a year in advance.


Unplug the television and turn off the phones. At Common Grounds Center it's just you, your loved ones and nature. Enjoy the serenity and tranquility that comes with the simple pleasures in life again. Nestled on 700 acres in the Hogback Mountains, Common Ground Center provides ample opportunities for hiking, bird watching, plant identification, swimming (no chlorine here!), and stargazing.


Common Ground Center has made a commitment to build and run its facility in harmony with its natural surroundings, leaving the smallest possible footprint. In addition to being 100% solar-powered, the site features locally-sourced building materials, an emphasis on local and organic ingredients (including produce from the on-site garden), and education around energy conservation and sustainable building.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Common Ground Center features 20 rustic cabins that can sleep up to 83 guests. Choose from one and two-room cabins that are newly constructed and feature cozy porches. Their cabins are all electricity-free, so you can enjoy a truly relaxing and undisturbed vacation.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 28 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Bristol
  • Nearby Water Private Swimming Pond
  • Open Dates All Year

Plan your next group event at Common Ground Center.

Group rentals are available for groups of up to 200 (day) or 150 (overnight) from mid-May to mid-October. From mid-October to mid-May, Common Ground Center can accommodate groups of up to 55 (day) or 30 (overnight). Common Ground Center has hosted schools, community organizations, businesses, special programs, private parties, family reunions, and religious groups. Rates vary depending on group size and time of year. Call for details.

For more information please call +1 (866) 846 - 5884 or Send Inquiry.



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Nearest Airports

  • Burlington International Airport (BTV) / 18.3 miles
  • Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) / 36.1 miles
  • Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT) / 47.8 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Additional Information

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
Room Amenities
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Kid's Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Team Tournaments
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Free Parking
  • A/V Equipment
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Hold
  • Meeting Room(s)
Languages Spoken
  • English
473 Tatro Road Starksboro, Vermont 05487 United States  
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