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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Gluten-Free Gourmet Getaway
I am excited to announce a unique gluten-free getaway in Vermont this July. Good Commons, a vacation-home destination in the mountains in Vermont, is hosting their very first Gluten-Free weekend. With direct transportation from NYC, a weekend of worry-free gluten-free meals, and three nights lodging, this sounds like a very exciting weekend getaway. I would definitely attend this event myself, but my sister is due to have her third baby this summer and I am on aunt duty!


Boutique retreat destination announces
“Eat Good! Gluten-Free Gourmet Getaway”
July 15 - 18 for those with dietary restrictions who still want to indulge.

Good Commons, a private vacation home located in the stunning mountains of central Vermont, in conjunction with, present an all-inclusive culinary getaway that draws upon the bounty of the Northeast. The menu will be entirely gluten-free* and feature products from some of the best bakers and food artisans in the country, including Everybody Eats, Liv Gluten Free, Nibmor and more. In addition, the itinerary also features Pilates and fitness expert Sara Sessions and on-site sommelier Kristen Siebecker, who will guide guests through a 4-course gourmet gluten-free dinner with specially chosen organic and/or biodynamic wines.

“We always try to make people feel comfortable and at ease in every aspect of their experience at Good Commons,” shares owner/creator Tesha Buss. “Having hosted so many past guests with dietary restrictions, it seemed like a natural extension of our mission to relax, retreat and revitalize. The support from the gluten-free and celiac communities has been amazing!”

“Being the chef at Good Commons,” adds Matthew Wexler, “I've found that there is sometimes a fear or frustration related to food for those that must cope with Celiac Disease or dietary restrictions. It has been our goal to acknowledge, honor and ultimately transform that energy into something joyous by offering delicious, healthy, farm-to-table cuisine in an environment that encourages the celebration of food. We continue to work hard, building relationships with local farmers and food artisans to bring the purest, highest-quality ingredients to the Good Commons table.”

The weekend itinerary is appealing to anyone who wants to take a break from fast-paced city life. Good Commons has quickly become one of the Northeast’s premier boutique destinations that remains affordable in today’s economy. Amy Silverman, event co-host and founder of, shares, “I think anyone would enjoy this experience—gluten-free or not. There’s something uniquely welcoming about the environment at Good Commons.”

July 15 – 18, 2010
Weekend includes:
• Round-trip transportation** on the Good bus, a private 24-passenger jitney stocked with gourmet snacks and beverages
• 3 nights lodging at Good Commons
• All meals and beverages as outlined in itinerary, including 4-course dinner w/ wine pairings
• Local excursions and outdoor adventures
• On-site nutrition, wellness and fitness experts

For full itinerary, visit:

Price ranges from $450 – $575/per person, based on package.

*Only gluten-free products will be used throughout the weekend, but it is not intended for those with severe food allergies, as Good Commons is not an exclusively gluten-free facility.

**RT transportation provided to/from New York City. Pick-up/drop-off from local train station/airport near Good Commons is also available.

Good Commons
4771 Route 100A
Plymouth, VT 05056

What people are saying about Good Commons:
“The attention to detail—from plush linens and customized activities to a hands-on approach and gourmet local cuisine—makes this the ideal spot for those who want a weekend escape in a gorgeous setting any time of year.” Stacy B., yoga instructor

“If you ever want to see the beauty of Vermont, do it while staying at Good Commons. It is an amazing retreat for any occasion. It is warm, friendly, and like nothing else I've experienced. It should not be missed!” Ellen T., guest

“IN LOVE.... with Good Commons and the blissful, magical, truly once-in-a-lifetime experience I had there this weekend... I'm still buzzing... there aren't enough stars here to reflect the wonderfulness of it all... from the food to the company to the hot tub to the magical music...thanks from the bottom of my heart...” Karen S., guest

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About Good Commons
The mission of Good Commons is to relax, retreat and revitalize. The historical property was built in the 1840’s and lovingly restored and renovated by owner/creator Tesha Buss. Amenities include 6 bedrooms and a sleeping loft, 2 living rooms, 450 square-foot multi-purpose studio, outdoor hot tub and fire pit, Wi-Fi and house-wide stereo system. Good Commons shares local partnerships with co-hosts and guests by creating itineraries that embrace direct connections to artisans, craftspeople and forward thinkers who believe in “Good” business.

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