Retreats, Conferences, and Family Reunions

Our location and setting is ideal for business retreats, family reunions, annual meetings, and conferences.

Call us today at  1-802-453-2592 or  1-800-430-2667 (toll-free) for more information and to schedule a tour.

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Common Ground Center's Haybarn at night with windows lit up against a backdrop of a starry night sky.

Common Ground Center is conveniently located between Burlington and Middlebury, Vermont, just off Route 116. Our indoor spaces are quiet and conducive to productive meetings. You can all gather together in our spacious dining hall, or split up into more intimate groups using break-out rooms and our lovely, renovated Hay Barn.  After your meeting, enjoy the fresh air and scenery by taking a relaxing walk by Lewis Creek, playing a game of tennis with colleagues, or hiking on trails up the Hogback Mountains. We are happy to refer you to local caterers that offer delicious, wholesome, and affordable meals for your group! To learn more about our facility click here

Common Ground Center can meet a variety of needs and group sizes. We rent our site exclusively if you have a large group or are planning a conference. We also offer the option of a non-exclusive rental - if you only have between 20-45 people in your group that can offer a more economical option - you can still rent the site and share it with another group while reserving specific locations for your own meetings.

In past seasons we have rented our site to many businesses and organizations such as the Yale Sustainable Food Project, Gardener's Supply,, Burton, and Maiden Vermont.

Our 700 acres are home to miles of hiking trails, a stream, a wetland, a pond, and much more. Our 20 rustic cabins can sleep up to 83 people and our seven tent sites offer even more accommodation options. Our unique indoor spaces offer ideal settings for community bonding, teaching, and communal meals.

Our Eco-Lodge (with meeting space and eight guest rooms) is available year-round. Cabins, dining hall, haybarn, and other facilities are available May - October. Please call our office at 1-802-453-2592 or  1-800-430-2667 (toll-free) for more information. Our site speaks for itself, so we welcome you to schedule a visit at your convenience.

The interior of the dining hall at Common Ground Center is set up with U-shaped tables facing flip charts.

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