Retreat Facility Rental

Nestled in a valley, surrounded by forest, Common Ground Center is an ideal setting to hold a . . .


Civil Union

Business Meeting

Workshop or Class 

Family Reunion

School Trip


Camp or Program

Here at Common Ground we offer a unique setting that stands out from other venues with breathtaking scenery, green business practices, and distinctive buildings and cabins. Eight solar panels provide 100% of our electrical needs. Come hold a discussion with a colleague while enjoying nature, come with your family and discover our beautiful Vermont landscape, or begin your life together by holding your wedding in our cathedral-like Hay Barn. We guarantee that you and yours will find common ground here!

Vermont weather makes retreat facility rentals possible from May-October. Our new Eco-Lodge is available to rent year round and can house up to 31 people overnight, read more here. We are conveniently located between Burlington and Middlebury, Vermont, just off Route 116. Please call our office at 1-800-430-26671-800-430-2667 FREE for more information and to schedule a tour. Our site speaks for itself so we hope to hear from you soon!

Click to download our rental brochure or request a hard copy through our contact form.

"Common Ground Center symbolizes a lot of what we value in life, like community, sustainability, and Vermont. Combined with the fact that all my family and friends could come and spend a weekend here together in celebration meant the world to us!"

Dave ~ Vermont

Learn more about what our facility has to offer. . . 

Our Hay Barn, a 1000 sq. ft. space with a cathedral ceiling, is ideal for weddings, business meetings, dance, and yoga.

Our spacious Dining Hall includes an 1850 sq. ft. room with an ecological and beautiful bamboo dance floor (great for yoga, eating, and dancing!), two breakout rooms, and a lovely and spacious screened in porch.

The Creekside Barn, this 2550 sq. ft. space features a small basketball court, teen room, and activity rooms for extra space if you need it. A divided screened porch faces Lewis Creek. 

Our new Eco-Lodge is a heated space and has seven guestrooms, each with electricity and a bathroom. The 1,000 sq. ft. community room is a great space for meetings or group gatherings. This space also features a kitchenette and function as a seperate dining facility for groups who choose to rent the Eco-Lodge for their exclusive use. To learn more, click here.

20 Rustic Cabins, each one unique and tucked away into a maple grove, that can house up to 86 overnight guests. Some duplex cabins share a common wall. Tent sites and platforms offer additional accommodations for a total of 140. For more cabin photos click here.
A Central Bathhouse with hot indoor and outdoor showers in located near the cabins. There is also a composting toilet further in the maple grove for camper use. Additional bathrooms are located in buildings around campus.
Our Recreational Facilities offer a variety of possible activities for your group. We have two Har-Tru Tennis Courts that dry out from rain within 30 minutes. There is an outdoor basketball court for shooting hoops, playing four square, or a game of shuffleboard. There is a large playing field, tetherball, and a campfire pit for endless community activities. 

The Hogback Mountains border our property and offer miles of trails for hiking and snowshoeing.

Our Two-Acre Pond looks out over the Green Mountains and a wetland. Come enjoy the sandy beach, beautiful birds, and cool waters.

The Castle Playground is made from recycled playground parts and offers hours of play for your younger (and older!) guests.

Lewis Creek, meanders for a miles along the property and has plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

Our Commercial Kitchen is energy efficient, state of the art, and available to rent. We are happy to provide you with a list of local caterers for your event. Ask our rental coordinator about in-house meals for retreats.

Common Ground Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.