Common Ground Center has three accommodation options to choose from, whether you are spending your family vacation here or hosting your own family reunion, wedding, or retreat: you can stay in one of our cozy, rustic cabins, stay in our new eco-lodge, or pitch your own tent. While tenting is included in your program cost, there is an additional fee if you wish to stay in a cabin or the eco-lodge. A central bathhouse is located near the cabin and tenting areas. It has flush toilets and hot water with eight sinks, four indoor, and three outdoor showers. Additional bathrooms are located in the Farm House, Dining Hall, and Kidville. All bathrooms are handicapped accessible.
There are 20 rustic cabins that can sleep up to 83 people at Common Ground Center. The one and two room cabins are all newly constructed, many with porches. They are located alone or in small groupings within the Maple Grove, between moss-covered rock outcroppings. Cabins have a mixture of twin, double, queen, and king-size beds. Many of the beds of flexible and can be easily converted for co-sleeping. Cabins have no electricity so we can enjoy the starry Vermont nights and people must supply their own sheets, blankets and pillows. Some duplex cabins share a wall. Check out the photos below or cabin details here.
Our new Eco-Lodge was completed in early spring 2011 and was a big hit in its first season! The lodge has six guestrooms and a two room suite. Each room varies in size; some can sleep only two while others can sleep up to six people. Each room features unique finishes, a private bathroom, and electricity. There are mountain views from the south facing rooms as well as the Common Room. For photos, click here.
A large common room is available for programs or group gatherings, with a kitchenette for the preparation of simple meals, and a woodstove to add cozy warmth on chilly nights. This summer we used the beautiful Common Room for morning yoga sessions, dance lessons, group gatherings, games, and our adult writing class.
The Eco-Lodge was built to LEED standards, with wood and stones from our own property, natural light in all rooms and solar hot water and heat. A living roof graces one side of the building, above a covered stone patio. To read more about sustainability at Common Ground Center, click here.
Tenting is a favorite option for many of our campers. There are nine tent platforms to choose form or you can pitch you tent in a large open field on our property. The field has a gorgeous view and many campers choose to nestle their tents up against the tree line of the forest that borders the tenting areas. There is ample room, so no need to worry about privacy!
|The twin cabins each sleep two and were designed by Yestermorrow Design Build School in Waitsfield, VT.||Strawberry and Raindrop are examples of our duplex cabins.|
|There are real beds and mattresses in the cabins, but you will need to bring your own bedding to Camp.||Screen Porch cabin has a king-sized loft inside!|
Our cabins are cozily nestled in a maple grove.
|Each cabin is named for its door - this is Green and Pink. All of the doors were painted by campers and are recycled!|
|Each room of the Eco-Lodge is unique.||Like our cabins, the beds can be rearranged to create different sizes.|
|Lodge rooms typically come with bedding.||The Common Room of the Eco-Lodge is a quiet space for progams as well as reading and games.|