Our 9 days at Holiday Brook were magical. We had four adults, four kids under 6, and a baby. The house was spacious, clean, and very well appointed. We cooked countless meals in the kitchen with no problem, and ate outside almost every day. Our city kids became wild creatures in the best way- wading in the creek, running in the field, and climbing trees. Everyone we encountered who worked on the farm was so friendly and welcoming and very good with the kids. We visited the goats multiple times a day and got to try milking them. There were two sets of piglets born during our stay as well, and we brought our food scraps to their mamas on our visits. There were also cows, horses, dogs, and many different types of farm equipment to watch. The farm store was great for fresh meat, eggs, and ice cream! We only really left the house on one occasion to visit Mass MoCA which was an easy drive. With small kids there was plenty to do right on the farm, but if you wanted to venture out you'd be within easy driving to a LOT of Berkshire activities. There is also a very comprehensive list of things to do in the binder at the house. The on site-property managers were very friendly and helpful. And though they live next door, we always felt that we had a private house as it's arranged very well.
Overall, I was incredibly happy with our stay at the farm. It was so much better than I could have imagined, and that's largely due to the people who work there. Thanks to Mary, Angus, Allison, Ruth, Dicken, Rick, Tom, and Paul. And a special shout out to my ladies Cherry and Ginger- thanks for being such sweet goats. I never knew we could miss goats as much as we miss you. See you next spring!