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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!

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Teens swimming at Common Ground Center. Dining Hall at Common Grounds Center. One of the twenty rustic cabins at Common Ground Center. The year-round Eco-Lodge at Common Ground Center has eight guest rooms and a meeting room that accommodates up to 60. Camp group at Common Ground Center. Families enjoy a pick-up game of volleyball at Common Ground Center. Group hiking at Common Ground Center. Fine art classes are included during family camp programs. Music lessons are included for all ages during family camp programs at Common Ground Center. Exterior view of Common Ground Center. Eco-Lodge interior at Common Ground Center. Lodge bedroom at Common Ground Center. A group meets inside the Eco-Lodge Common Room at Common Ground Center. Yoga is a daily morning offering during family camp programs at Common Ground Center. Music lessons are included for all ages during Common Ground Center's family camp programs. Exterior view at Common Ground Center. View from the Eco-Lodge at Common Ground Center. Quidditch is a favorite activity for kids and adults alike at Common Ground Center's family camp programs. Children's activities at Common Ground Center. Haybarn facilities at Common Grounds Center. Winter time at Common Grounds Center. Snowshoes at Common Grounds Center. Volunteers spend time in the garden at Common Grounds Center. Produce and eggs are also sourced from farms within walking distance of the Center. Campfire at Common Grounds Center. Kids cool off in the creek at Common Grounds Center. Relaxation is required at Common Ground Center! 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!
Children's activities at Common Ground Center. Dining Hall at Common Grounds Center. One of the twenty rustic cabins at Common Ground Center. The year-round Eco-Lodge at Common Ground Center has eight guest rooms and a meeting room that accommodates up to 60. Teens swimming at Common Ground Center. Camp group at Common Ground Center. Families enjoy a pick-up game of volleyball at Common Ground Center. Fine art classes are included during family camp programs. Music lessons are included for all ages during family camp programs at Common Ground Center. Exterior view of Common Ground Center. Wedding reception in the dining hall at Common Ground Center. Wedding reception in the dining hall at Common Ground Center. Eco-Lodge interior at Common Ground Center. Lodge bedroom at Common Ground Center. Music lessons are included for all ages during Common Ground Center's family camp programs. Exterior view at Common Ground Center. Haybarn facilities at Common Grounds Center. Hiking at Common Grounds Center. Winter time at Common Grounds Center. Snowshoes at Common Grounds Center. Volunteers spend time in the garden at Common Grounds Center. Produce and eggs are also sourced from farms within walking distance of the Center. Campfire at Common Grounds Center. Kids cool off in the creek at Common Grounds Center. Relaxation is required at Common Ground Center! 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!
A group meets inside the Eco-Lodge Common Room at Common Ground Center. Conference retreat at Common Ground Center. Indoor meeting/reception space at Common Grounds Center. Winter time 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!
Families enjoy a pick-up game of volleyball at Common Ground 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!
Wedding reception in the dining hall at Common Ground Center. Dining Hall at Common Grounds Center. Fall colors on the private swimming pond at Common Ground Center. Exterior view of Common Ground Center. Wedding reception in the dining hall at Common Ground Center. Haybarn facilities at Common Grounds Center. Indoor meeting/reception space 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.
Hiking at Common Grounds Center. Dining Hall at Common Grounds Center. One of the twenty rustic cabins at Common Ground Center. The year-round Eco-Lodge at Common Ground Center has eight guest rooms and a meeting room that accommodates up to 60. Teens swimming at Common Ground Center. Fall colors on the private swimming pond at Common Ground Center. Group hiking at Common Ground Center. Exterior view of Common Ground Center. Exterior view at Common Ground Center. View from the Eco-Lodge at Common Ground Center. Snowshoes at Common Grounds Center. Volunteers spend time in the garden at Common Grounds Center. Produce and eggs are also sourced from farms within walking distance of the Center. Campfire at Common Grounds Center. Kids cool off in the creek at Common Grounds Center. Relaxation is required at Common Ground Center! Unplug the television and turn off the phones. At Common Ground 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.
Dining Hall at Common Grounds Center. 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.
Fall colors on the private swimming pond at Common Ground Center. Teens swimming at Common Ground Center. Common Grounds Center in Vermont is home to its own private pond! When you stay at the resort, you won't have to worry about fighting the crowds. Enjoy a quiet, serene pond where you can really enjoy yourself. Enjoy a nice book on the shoreline or jump in the water! However you choose to enjoy the pond is up to you. Book your next vacation today.
One of the twenty rustic cabins at Common Ground Center. Exterior view of Common Ground Center. 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.
Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 28 units
Nearby City
  • Bristol
Nearby Water
  • Private Swimming Pond
General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
Room
  • 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
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
Services
  • A/V Equipment
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Hold
  • Meeting Room(s)
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Groups - 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!
Groups - 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!
Groups - Weddings
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.
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