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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!

All-Inclusive

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!

Family

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!

Meetings

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!

Reunions

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!

Wedding

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.

Nature

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.

Ecotourism

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 Grounds 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

General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
Outdoors
  • 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
Activities
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Kid's Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Team Tournaments
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • 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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Plan your meeting at Common Grounds Center!

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!

Request Proposal
The perfect setting for your meeting.
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Dining Hall
1,850 sq. ft.
up to 160

As a non-profit, Common Ground Center is committed to fostering community and connection by providing meeting spaces to non-profits, schools, and like-minded businesses. Our spacious Dining Hall includes an 1850 square foot room can accommodate up to 160 guests and is available from May through October. The attached multi-purpose breakout rooms and screened porch are ideal for overflow. Room rental comes with standard tables and chairs that can be arranged to meet the needs of the group, or banquet-style round tables and chairs can be rented through Common Ground Center. Easel stands, bulletin boards, and extension cords are available for meeting organizers to borrow. The dining hall is conveniently attached to the commercial kitchen, making meal service and clean-up simple! There are two gender neutral bathrooms in the building; one of them has a changing table and all bathrooms have step stools for the kiddos. Booster seats are also available for young diners.

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Common Room
1,000 sq. ft.
up to 60

The Common Room, available year-round, is conveniently attached to the Eco-Lodge’s eight guest rooms. Complete with a home-style kitchen, comfortable couches, and a woodstove, the Common Room is an ideal space for retreats, meetings, and trainings. The room’s many ecological features include solar heating, clay plaster walls, a living roof, and locally-sourced building materials.

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Haybarn
1,000 sq. ft.
up to 60

The renovated haybarn, available May through October, is a gorgeous cathedral-like space that is ideal for meetings, concerts, yoga, dance, and more. Folding chairs and tables are available.

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up to 60
up to 60
up to 60
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Creekside Barn
2,550 sq. ft.
up to 150

The Creekside barn, available May through October, includes a large meeting and recreation space with two break-out rooms. This space is typically used for children’s programs such as indoor games and arts and crafts during our summer camp programs, but can easily be adapted to suit the needs of a large group.

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Outdoor Space
sq. ft.
up to 200

Bring your team somewhere truly inspiring! Resting on 700 acres of forests and wetlands, along with a creek and private pond, The Common Ground Center is sure to spark creativity and refresh the minds of all your team-mates. Buildings are clustered together in the main campus of the property, which is about 100 acres and features mowed fields and meadows, playing fields, a tennis and basketball court, and a wood-fired brick oven.

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Additional Information about your ideal meeting.
Amenities

Brick oven, banquet tables, commercial kitchen equipment, private swimming pond, baseball field, Har-tru tennis courts and equipment, basketball court, game room, campfire pit and wood, playground, picnic tables, hammocks, hiking trails, nearby farm that supplies flowers, produce, and eggs, snowshoes, easel stands, extension cords, and more! They are happy to provide customized teambuilding activities for your group. Also, 20 cabins and a lodge with eight guest rooms.

Phone Number

1-866-846-5884

Visit the

Website

Plan your reunion at Common Grounds Center!

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!

Request Proposal
The perfect setting for your reunion.
room-image
Dining Hall
1,850 sq. ft.
up to 160

The spacious Dining Hall includes an 1850 square foot room can accommodate up to 160 guests and is available from May through October. The attached game room, which comes with a ping pong table and board games, is fun for all ages, and the attached library is a more mellow place to relax. A lovely screened-in porch is a favorite place for meals and gatherings. Room rental comes with standard tables and chairs that can be arranged to meet the needs of the group, or banquet-style round tables and chairs can be rented through Common Ground Center. The dining hall is conveniently attached to the commercial kitchen, making meal service and clean-up simple! There are two gender neutral bathrooms in the building; one of them has a changing table and all bathrooms have step stools for the kiddos. Booster seats are also available for young diners.

HOLLOW BOARDROOM BOARDROOM U SHAPE BANQUET CLASSROOM THEATER
up to 140
up to 160
up to 140
up to 160
up to 150
up to 175
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Common Room
1,000 sq. ft.
up to 60

Available all year-round, the Common Room is conveniently attached to the Eco-Lodge’s eight guest rooms. Complete with a home-style kitchen, comfortable couches, and a woodstove, the Common Room is a great space for enjoying each others’ company. The room’s many ecological features include solar heating, clay plaster walls, a living roof, and locally-sourced building materials.

HOLLOW BOARDROOM BOARDROOM U SHAPE BANQUET CLASSROOM THEATER
up to 50
up to 50
up to 50
up to 50
up to 50
up to 60
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Haybarn
1,000 sq. ft.
up to 60

Host your reunion at the renovated Haybarn, which offers a gorgeous cathedral-like space that is ideal for gathering with your family. The Haybarn is perfect for dance, concerts, yoga, and more. It's available May through October, and folding chairs and tables are available.

HOLLOW BOARDROOM BOARDROOM U SHAPE BANQUET CLASSROOM THEATER
up to 60
up to 60
up to 60
up to 60
up to 60
up to 60
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Creekside Barn
2,550 sq. ft.
up to 150

Available May through October, the Creekside Barn includes a large meeting and recreation space with two break-out rooms. This space is typically used for children’s programs such as indoor games and arts and crafts during our summer camp programs, but can easily be adapted to suit the needs of a large group.

HOLLOW BOARDROOM BOARDROOM U SHAPE BANQUET CLASSROOM THEATER
up to 150
up to 150
up to 150
- - -
up to 150
up to 150
room-image
Outdoor Space
sq. ft.
up to 200

The Common Ground Center property sits on 700 acres that includes forests, wetlands, a creek, and a private swimming/skating pond. This incredible location makes it an ideal destination for your reunion! Buildings are clustered together in the main campus of the property, which is about 100 acres and features mowed fields and meadows, playing fields, a tennis and basketball court, and a wood-fired brick oven.

HOLLOW BOARDROOM BOARDROOM U SHAPE BANQUET CLASSROOM THEATER
up to 200
up to 200
up to 200
up to 200
up to 200
up to 200
Additional Information about your ideal reunion.
Amenities

Brick oven, banquet tables, commercial kitchen equipment, private swimming pond, baseball field, Har-tru tennis courts and equipment, basketball court, game room, campfire pit and wood, playground, picnic tables, hammocks, hiking trails, nearby farm that supplies flowers, produce, and eggs, snowshoes, easel stands, extension cords, and more! They are happy to provide customized teambuilding activities for your group. Also, 20 cabins and a lodge with eight guest rooms.

Phone Number

1-866-846-5884

Visit the

Website

Plan your wedding at Common Grounds Center!

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.

Request Proposal
The perfect setting for your wedding.
room-image
Dining Hall
1850 sq. ft.
up to 160

The spacious Dining Hall includes an 1850 square foot room with an ecological and beautiful bamboo dance floor is perfect for wedding receptions. The attached screened porch, breakout rooms, and covered porch are ideal spaces to set up a bar, hors d’oeuvres, or a photo booth. The dining hall is conveniently attached to the commercial kitchen, making meal service and clean-up simple! Wedding couples are invited to decorate to create a unique look and feel for their wedding. The dining hall comes with standard tables and chairs, or banquet-style round tables and chairs can be rented through Common Ground Center. There are two gender neutral bathrooms in the building; one of them has a changing table and all bathrooms have step stools for the kiddos. Booster seats are also available for young diners.

room-image
Common Room
1000 sq. ft.
up to 60

The Common Room, available year-round, is conveniently attached to the Eco-Lodge’s eight guest rooms. Complete with a home-style kitchen and comfortable couches, the Common Room is often chosen by wedding parties as a space to get ready for the ceremony or host a post-wedding brunch.

room-image
Haybarn
1000 sq. ft.
up to 60

The renovated haybarn, available May through October, is a gorgeous cathedral-like space that is a perfect indoor option for wedding ceremonies. Folding chairs are available.

room-image
Outdoor Space
sq. ft.
up to 200

The Common Ground Center property sits on 700 acres that includes forests, wetlands, a creek, and a private swimming/skating pond. Buildings are clustered together in the main campus of the property, which is about 100 acres and features mowed fields and meadows, playing fields, a tennis and basketball court, and a wood-fired brick oven. There are plenty of outdoor locations to choose from for your wedding ceremony and photos. An outdoor reception is also an option, though most couples opt for the dining hall.

Additional Information about your ideal wedding.
Amenities

Brick oven, banquet tables, banquet silverware and plates, commercial kitchen equipment, private swimming pond, baseball field, Har-tru tennis courts and equipment, basketball court, game room, campfire pit and wood, playground, picnic tables, hammocks, hiking trails, nearby farm that supplies flowers, produce, and eggs. Also, 20 cabins and a lodge with eight guest rooms.

Phone Number

1-866-846-5884

Visit the

Website

Send an

Inquiry

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