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The Comforts of Home... Without the Hassles!

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Last updated: 06/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom Ellis: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom Greenwood: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom Chester: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Largest private bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Guided Horse back riding on your horse or ours is available.


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Ping pong table...moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • 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:

    Keurig and regular coffee available...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Snow shoes...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Discounts: 6 nights or more: $220 Nightly

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Last updated: 06/10/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
9.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Rock Cafe. Shelburne Falls
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 112
9.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gypsy Apple , Shelburne Falls, Ma.
23 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Snow, Dover. Vt.

Car: Necessary

15 minutes from Shelburne Falls and Greenfield, Ma.

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Shelburne Falls:
'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.

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • Breakfast on the porch

    Breakfast on the porch

  • the old maple tree

    the old maple tree

  • living room

    living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Ellis room with private bath

    Ellis room with private bath

  • Chester room with private bath

    Chester room with private bath

  • Hot tub under the stars!

    Hot tub under the stars!

  • Doorway to covered porch

    Doorway to covered porch

  • Rec Room interior

    Rec Room interior

  • Snow shoes for winter fun!

    Snow shoes for winter fun!

  • Looking south at house

    Looking south at house

  • Quiet moments

    Quiet moments

  • High Pocket view from the barn

    High Pocket view from the barn

  • livingroom with wood stove

    livingroom with wood stove

  • Kitchen


  • Greenwood room with private bath

    Greenwood room with private bath

  • View from the desk

    View from the desk

  • Ellis bathroom

    Ellis bathroom

  • The Rec room

    The Rec room

  • Mudroom


  • stairwell


  • frisky palomino

    frisky palomino

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