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Vermont Culinary Retreat – 9th Anniversary Celebration!

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Vermont Culinary Retreat – 9th Anniversary Celebration!

May 25 - May 28

Join Good Commons owner/creator Tesha Buss, and chefs Matthew Wexler,  Melissa Gellert and Hemingway’s Owner & renowned cooking instructor Ted Fondulas for the 9-year anniversary of our legendary bacchanalian celebration! Ted is a dear friend and frequent visitor.  His restaurant Hemingway’s was open for 30 years, a 4-star Mobil restaurant, voted Top 25 Restaurants in America by Food & Wine Magazine, Top 50 Restaurants in America by Conde Nast Traveler and was visited by Julia Childs when she frequented Vermont.

This Vermont Culinary Retreat weekend includes:

  • All meals prepared by our trio of chefs, (including one gourmet 4-course dinner with wine pairings)
  • Specialty beverages
  • Daily morning exercise classes
  • Optional daily excursions to explore the food culture in Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains.  Day 1: Silo Distillery, The Cheese BoardHarpoon Brewery and the Path of Life Garden
    Day 2: Hike to Deer Leap Overlook and Killington Beer Company followed by Plymouth Artisan Cheese tasting at Good Commons
  • On-site massage therapist Rosalie Kaplan (additional charge) – to relax after a full day’s adventure of eating and exploring.
  • Round-trip transportation from Albany train station to/from Good Commons. Please choose the 1:20pm train out of Penn Station that arrives Albany Train Station at 3:45 or travel by car to meet us at the van at the train station for the remainder of the weekend.  You will be returned to the Albany train station on Monday to catch the 4:10pm train back into Penn station or to return to your car.

Please join us for this signature Vermont Culinary Retreat.  This all-inclusive weekend getaway is an affordable vacation that you won’t want to miss!  If you are able to provide your own transportation to Good Commons, and/or provide car-pooling, please email us for information on discounted pricing.

Locals Only! Just want to join us for Ted’s Tasting Menu?  Email to arrange for payment of $95 per person + tax/gratuity.  Includes pre-dinner cocktails with cheese tastings from Plymouth Artisan Cheese followed by the 4 course dinner with pairings.

Have a dietary concern or restriction? We can modify menus to fit most needs.

Make your rooming choice and either pay in full, or pay your deposit with the Paypal options below. Final payments are due on April 27, 2018.  All deposits are non-refundable and will confirm your reservation. Reservations are transferable to a friend to come in your absence, but due to the limited space, no cancellations are accepted.

Deluxe Bedroom Spot, double occupancy: $775 pp plus tax
Bedroom 3:  2 Spots Available
Bedroom 4: 2 Sold Out!

Shared Bedroom Spot, double occupancy: $750 pp plus tax
Bedroom 1:  Two Spots Available 
Bedroom 2:  Sold Out!
Bedroom 5:  One Spot Available
Bedroom 6:  Two Spots Available
Sleeping Loft Spot, communal sleeping: $650 pp plus tax
 7 Spots Available!

Questions?  Email

Are you a blogger or social influencer?  Good Commons is proud to extend a Media Rate for loft occupancy for guests with an established following – only $500/per person!  That’s 25% off the standard price!  Email to see if you qualify.

Use the Paypal button below to pay your deposit or final balance or to pay in full.  Final Payments are due April 27, 2018.

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Tesha Buss

Tesha Buss

Tesha Buss is the creator of GOOD COMMONS, a retreat center, vacation home and studio for the arts. In the heart of Vermont, Good Commons provides a space to create, a space to empower the body and soul, a space to heal and a space to be fed.
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