The Pond Cottage at Common Ground is a beautifully restored 100+ year old work shop with exposed posts and beams, comfy queen bed, leather recliner, writing desk and a half bath with composting toilet. Rustically appointed and very homey.
The Pond Cottage boasts a decor matching it's name. Antique fly fishing rods, creel baskets, duck decoys, a lobster pot and more. Enjoy the outdoor antique bear claw bathtub on a hot summer evening, while listening to the bullfrogs croaking their love songs.
Common Ground Farm and Retreat is a nonprofit retreat center that serves the needs of all who stay with us. In particular we provide for the needs of our nations veterans through small business opportunities, family support and fresh healthy food. Your recommended minimum donation of $125 per night helps support this important mission. Thank You!
Other things to note
Cell phone reception is very poor in and around the Pond Cottage. Wifi is available in common areas. A landline is available at no charge, if needed.
We are a happily married couple who have been together for 25 years, and raised three children who are all out of the house now. We have had the great blessing of living and working all over the world including places like India, Australia, China, Africa and here in the US. Lindy is a pediatric Occupational Therapists who loves kids and works tirelessly to help them overcome some of their developmental challenges. She loves to play in the dirt and grow things, including flowers, vegetables, berries, fruit and friendships. She grew up on a 12,000 acre sheep farm in Western Australia and though she's lived in this country for some time, she still speaks with a funny accent.
Mike is from the Midwest, and works in the nonprofit sector and higher education. Bitten by the travel bug early in life, he's lived and worked in Yosemite National Park, completed a 4,000 mile bicycle tour in the US and a 2,000 mile bicycle tour in Europe. His work in community service, missions, youth development and nonprofit management have allowed him to see the world and meet folks from all different cultures - loving every bit of it. He is a student of leadership and community building, and has a masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University.
Together we love to camp or stay at B&Bs when we travel. We love the outdoors and believe there is something spiritual about spending time in the woods without the noise that we've become so accustomed to. Our hope is to share our special little piece of creation with our guests - to help them unplug, unwind and discover some real peace - on the outside and inside!