The Wedding Venue

The 700-acre campground is located on an old farm, nestled in the valley between the Hogback and Green Mountains. We will have lots of space to ourselves without distractions.

Note: There is poor to no cell phone service on site (although Verizon may work). We will send additional info on how to get in touch with us.

Lodging Options

We encourage you to stay on premise so we can maximize time together (and enjoy the grounds). See more details below. Two types of options:

On-Premise

  • Rustic cabins: More details below. Clean, warm, affordable option ($125 flat rate) and close to all wedding events.

  • Pitch your own tent (free)

  • Bring your own RV (free): No electric, gas, sewage lines. Park near tennis court or ecolodge.

Off-Premise

  • Hotels (~$200-300 per night)

  • AirBnB’s located 15-30 mins away

Reserve yourself directly with the provider. See more info in sections below.

7/7/19: See this spreadsheet to see what other guests are doing. Feel free to contact people to coordinate travel and lodging (e.g., sharing an AirBnB, car pooling).

If you want to reserve a cabin, email us at gretchenanderickim@gmail.com.

Reserve either a bed or entire cabin on-site. We encourage guests to stay on premises:

  • Maximize time with friends — cabins are near all facilities and activities

  • Plenty of isolation and privacy from other cabins

  • Modern bathhouse nearby

  • No need for driving or a designated driver

  • Save money

These unique, rustic, three-season cabins are clustered together in a maple grove about 100 yards from the dining hall. They are electricity-free but clean and well insulated.

Cabins share a central bathhouse with hot water, electricity, flush toilets, and indoor showers. Before you arrive, we’ll stock the bathhouse with toiletry essentials and make sure the cabins are cozy and comfortable for all. We’ll also stock cabins with welcome kits — water, snacks, and other practical items.

7/7/19: A cabin stay will cost you a flat rate of $125 per person (for as many nights as you want). We will be providing bedding (i.e., sheets, pillow case, warm fleece blankets, towels). Please bring a pillow (not rentable due to hygienic reasons).

Based on cabin assignments, we will be arranging single beds into queen-size beds for couples. Some cabins have double/queen/king beds and some single bunks cannot be moved.

Our wedding weekend is during peak foliage season so if you plan to stay off-site, secure your lodgings as soon as possible. These are all 20-35 minutes away from Common Ground Center. Most require a two night minimum stay. Some agreed to hold a small number of rooms until the date indicated below. Ask for the Johnson-Kim wedding block. This selection is just a sample of what is available in the area.

The Middlebury Inn (middlebury, VT)

  • Large inn with some pet-friendly rooms

  • $249-279/night, 9 rooms held til Sept 4

Bristol Suites (Bristol, VT)

  • Small inn with suites for multiple people

  • No wedding block, $125-225/night

Courtyard Marriott (Middlebury, VT)

  • Large, traditional hotel with pool

  • $227-275/night, 10 rooms held til Aug 1

Swift House Inn (middlebury, VT)

  • Large bed and breakfast with some pet-friendly rooms

  • No wedding block, $215-309

Waybury inn (middlebury, VT)

  • Historic inn with some pet-friendly rooms

  • $175-260/night, 10 rooms held til Aug 15

Fairfield Marriott INN (Williston, VT)

  • Only 1 night required, free Burlington airport shuttle

  • $204/night, 10 rooms held til Aug 1

 

Airbnb

There are many options for groups of all sizes in and around Starksboro on Airbnb!

 

Car Service To/From Common Ground

If you are staying off-premise and don’t have a car (or are drinking):

Explore Burlington

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35 min drive from The Center

Situated on Lake Champlain, Burlington is a small, urban area that acts as Vermont's vibrant and cosmopolitan center. Known for its ultra-liberal environment and free-thinking spirit, Burlington is both a college town and an important commercial city, while maintaining an intimate atmosphere.

Fall is a great time to visit Burlington as the city is aglow in bright colors. Foliage season begins in mid to late September, with color increasing day by day until "peak" around the first or second week of October.


Go Hiking

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

  • Approximately 38 minutes from CGC

  • 1 College Street

  • Burlington, VT 05401

  • (877) 324-6386

  • www.echovermont.org

Go Apple Picking

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory

  • Approximately 50 minutes from CGC

  • 1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd

  • Waterbury, VT 05676

  • (802) 882-1240

  • www.benjerry.com

Maple Syrup


See the Fall Foliage

Go for a drive and see the leaves turn.

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Visit canada

Feeling adventurous? The border is about an hour from Common Ground.

Don’t forget your passport!


Here are a few food options within 15-30 mins (we have not tried yet):