Gluten-Free Gourmet Getaway

Looking for a relaxing getaway this summer?   Worried about gluten-free dining options?  The Gluten-Free Gourmet Getaway at Good Commons might be just the place for you.  I was recently contacted by Amy Silverman, event co-host and founder of, who shared the following information with me and I want to share it with you!

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, Heidi’s Gluten-Free, Liv Gluten Free 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!”

Amy Silverman, event co-host and founder of, adds, “I’m gluten-free myself and am thrilled to help present a dedicated weekend of worry-free gourmet cuisine, combined with informative and recreational elements, too.  I think anyone would enjoy this experience, gluten-free or not.  There’s something really remarkable 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.

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
About brings together a dedicated group of health, wellness and lifestyle professionals who support individuals and groups through membership packages, referrals to individual services, parties, lunch-and-learns, interactive seminars, and the internet.

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.

For more information about Good Commons and upcoming schedule of weekend getaways, contact:

Owner, Tesha Buss

Director of Marketing and Business Development, Matthew Wexler

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  1. That sounds lovely. My parent's house is between me and Vermont. I would have no choice but to drop the kids off for a visit with their grandparents and carry on for a lovely weekend away.

  2. Maggie says:

    Wow! This sounds awesome. I think we should meet there : ) Seriously though, we could do this sort of thing for the conference idea. I'd love to relax and retreat totally gluten-free!

  3. Kim says:

    This sounds amazing!! Are you going to this? I am very tempted to go! A getaway like this would do wonders for my soul ;0)

    • Sue says:

      After a crazy "end of school year" and packing my daughter for a full summer at sleep-away camp, I *NEED* something for ME!!!! I *LOVE* to eat but *HATE* to cook… NOT a good combination if you are GF!! It will be *HEAVEN* to go eat food prepared by someone else, eaten in beautiful surroundings in the company of people who really UNDERSTAND the experience (both of living GF and of taking a GF VACATION!!)


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