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The Comforts of Home... Without the Hassles!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

High Pocket Vacation Rental is located in picturesque Colrain, Massachusetts nestled on a knoll at the end of a secluded dirt road.

Our farmhouse is 160 years old with a new 4 stall timber frame barn, a separate game room, and a hot tub on 545 acres.

A myriad of trails for all abilities await your exploration on horseback, foot, or mountain bike.

There is plenty of good pasture . Veterinarians, farriers and feed stores are nearby.

If your idea of the perfect vacation includes your equine friend, High Pocket Vacation Rental is the place for you.

Horses are available for rent to guests only.

With your horse, or without, our area has plenty to interest you. Our private trails can be ridden, hiked, biked, and skied. You'll pass beaver ponds, enter lush forests and open meadows, and may chance upon some of our local wildlife. For those bringing their own horses we include a daily 2-hour guided trail ride. We also offer picnic rides.

Four season activities include fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, golfing, canoeing, rafting, and alpine and cross-country skiing.

We are not far from the stores, golf courses, and ski areas of Wilmington, VT and Mt. Snow. Nearby Shelburne Falls and Historic Deerfield feature quaint shops, antiques, and farm stands in season.

Mass MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams, Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, and the Five College towns of Northampton and Amherst are just a short scenic drive away.

Many fine restaurants with a variety of pricing and cuisine are within 20 miles of the farm, as are live theater and movies.

High Pocket Vacation Rental has it all . . . country leisure a stones throw away from urban sophistication!!

Your hosts, the McKusick Family.

More Details

Mark or Sarah
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Mark or Sarah

Your hosts, Sarah and Mark

We have lived in the area since 1980 and run a farm down the road where we raise goats and manage a small herd of horses. Our three daughters are recently now 'out of the nest' either in college or working. Mark is currently farming full time, spending any free time clearing trails and maintaining the old ones. Sarah is getting back into her photography, and trying her hand at travel writing whenever they get away on adventures, which happen annually.

Mark or Sarah purchased this farmhouse in 1998

Why Mark or Sarah chose Massachusetts

'We live in Paradise' is a recent phrase coined by a local friend of ours. No matter where we travel, we always love coming home to these old hills covered in a blend of hardwood and pine forests, just out of the way of development and the clamour of too many people! We are surrounded by Nature and the wildlife that flourish here.


Colrain Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Chester - toilet , combination tub/shower , Largest private bathroom
    Bathroom Ellis - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom
    Bathroom Greenwood - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom Greenwood - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom Chester - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom Ellis - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Guided Horse back riding on your horse or ours is available.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

The Comforts of Home... Without the Hassles!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Mid Atlantic area, USA

Lovely remote farmhouse, idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

High Pocket B&B was a lovely renovated farmhouse, within an easy drive of civilization yet peaceful and remote in feel. The large country property is beautiful with rolling hills, woods, lawns, and farm animals nearby in pasture. The house was neat, clean and well cared for. The downstairs living areas were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was adequate and we appreciated the Kuerig and pods as well as the regular coffee maker. The three bedrooms upstairs were comfortable and each had its own heat controls (much appreciated with the chilly weather we had) and bathrooms...perfect for multiple couples sharing the house. Mark was the perfect host, responding quickly to emails, flexible, and helpful without being intrusive. There is much to do in the area including shopping and antiquing in the Berkshires, hiking, Yankee Candle, Greenfield., Amherst, and more. Don't miss Adams in Greenfield for doughnuts or Antonio's in Amherst for pizza! We hope to return at some future date and highly recommend High Pocket B&B!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Far exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We searched and searched for a place to stay for the Thanksgiving holiday until we found this idyllic home. It meant so much to us to be able to have an experience as close to home as possible since we were having our boys stay in the area while at school, instead of making the trek back to Ca. Mark and Sarah made all of our requests come true. The kitchen was well equiped for the big meal; there was plenty of firewood for the 4 days; the hot tub was awesome, even in the falling snow; the grounds around the home were perfect for light hikes and exploring. My greatest pleasure was being outside and hearing nothing but the sound of the breeze through the trees. In short, it was all that we hoped for.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sudbury, MA

One of my favorite places in the whole world

  • 5 of 5

High Pocket is the perfect destination if you are looking to stay in a place far from the madding crowd.

We've been spending a week here each summer for years. We enjoy the country roads and trails for long walks with fabulous views. I like to observe the goats, especially if the herd includes kids. If we need a diversion, we head into Shelburne Falls or drive to Northampton. Our daughters have on occasion gone to Six Flags for the day.

The kitchen is well equipped, and there's nothing better than a barbecue, a glass of wine, and sitting out on the deck.

The bedrooms are spacious, each with a full bath. Sarah always has fresh flowers on the dining room table, and rainy days find us in the big living room, reading a book.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ithaca, NY

Happy 50th Birthday!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Mark and Sarah for making us so comfortable with such last minute arrangements. We are so happy that we landed at your house rather than Lake George. Our 3 adults and 2 kids (3, 7) were very comfortable and I particularly enjoyed the barred owl serenade in the hot tub. It was fun to be able to meet you and enjoy your breakfast, but also pleasant to feel alone after that. The kids had fun with your ping pong game room and the tether ball. All in all, I suspect we will be back when visiting family in Greenfield and Amherst, and we look forward to it!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acton, Maine

Wonderful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

High Pockets is a warm, comfortable, gorgeous farm with panoramic views perfect for relaxing. The meals are always delicious and Mark and Sarah's hospitality thoughtful and gracious. This has been about the fifth time for me. It is wonderful for our families reunions. The surronding towns activities and shopping provide plenty to do and see like ziplining, yoga, etc... The horseback riding has always been enjoyable and the mounts are superb. Love this place and would highly reccomend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, R.I.

A little bit of Heaven for Horse Lovers

  • 5 of 5

This has been a perfect place for my daughter and I to meet to relax and enjoy special times together. She can ride one of several trail horses while I ride my own. The trails are beautiful and the panoramic mountain views are spectacular. it's peaceful and comfortable with all the amenities anyone could need. My horse back riding friends and I also come here for our girls get-a-ways. The home cooked breakfasts and warm hospitality have kept me coming back two to three times a year. The hot tub and swedish massages are an indulgent ending to our visits. I cherish every moment I'm here.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9.4 Miles
Blue Rock Cafe. Shelburne Falls
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Rt. 112
Nearest Restaurant
9.4 Miles
Gypsy Apple , Shelburne Falls, Ma.
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Mt. Snow, Dover. Vt.
Car: necessary

15 minutes from Shelburne Falls and Greenfield, Ma.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing


Rates & Availability

Colrain Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
Discounts: 6 nights or more: $220 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes No tax or cleaning fee's

First night payment for reservation and remainder sometime during your stay

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