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Peaceful Cottage Rental in Equestrian Center near October Mountain Forest, Massachusetts

Richmond, Massachusetts (United States of America)

Peaceful Cottage Rental in Equestrian Center near October Mountain Forest, Massachusetts

4.5 1 Review

"Johnny, Thanks so much for a wonderful week at your B&B last month. Having an entire weekend in the country was just what we needed after a busy …"

Janell, Dennis, & Vienna, guest in Aug. 6, 2015.
Private Cottage
4 guests
Private Bathroom
Entire Cottage

This family cottage rental is located on a historic equestrian property near October Mountain Forest in Massachusetts and can accommodate four guests. A bedroom with a queen-size bed and a pullout full-size sofabed provide guests with a comfortable night´s sleep. The clean bathroom has a toilet, sink, and combined shower and bathtub unit. Linens and towels are provided.

The fully-equipped kitchen is fitted with a stove oven, fridge freezer, and coffee machine. From the dining table beside the wide kitchen windows, guests can look out onto the horses in the paddocks to the rear of the cottage. The traditionally decorated sitting room has ample seating and cable television. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a telephone.

The equestrian center has three barns consisting of over 30 stalls, as well as two indoor arenas, one outdoor arena, and a jump field for training runs and development. The first indoor arena spans 80ft x 200ft providing shelter during the winter months or evening classes.

With viewing platforms on two levels, family and friends are free to observe without disturbing the horse and rider. A spa room with massage tables, a whirlpool tub, and a steam room are also available for guests looking to relax after a day with the horses. For celebrating a special occasion, a function room opposite the arena can be also be used for corporate meetings, horse shows, and training sessions. The second indoor arena is slightly smaller at 44ft x 140ft and is predominantly used for lunging exercises and learning workshops.

A cozy games room with a pool table and traditional Vermont wood-stove and comfortable seating is a relaxing feature of this retreat. A distinctive terrace room and characterful library are also available to guests. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a telephone, cable TV, and an exercise room featuring treadmills, rowers, elliptical bikes, and exercise videos. There is also an electric cedar sauna for guests to enjoy. A country breakfast is available.

Features and services

  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Coffeemaker
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Sink
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4.5 - 1 Review

Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
  • Check out: 12:00 PM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
Rates vary dependant on season, occupancy, and length of stay.

With the property being a specialized equestrian center, there are strict pet rules:

A refundable damage deposit of $50 is required from guests bringing pets. There will be a first-day charge of $35.00 plus a daily $15 charge per pet.

A maximum of two dogs up to 80 pounds, or one dog over 80 pounds may reside in the room.

Dogs must be housebroken and be at least one-year-old and must have rabies vaccinations and distemper shots.

Licensed dogs only, documentation must be provided upon check-in.

Guests are liable for all matters relating to their animal whilst on site.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Add check in and check out dates to get the cancellation details

Free cancellation until .

After that, cancel before and get a 50% refund (minus service fee).

If you cancel before check in day get a 50% refund (minus service fee).

It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.


Location and surroundings

Richmond, Massachusetts (United States of America)

Detailed location provided after booking


  • Horseback riding
  • Golfing

Coaching and schooling is a specialty at the center, boasting beautifully maintained and high-quality facilities, riders with a range of experience are welcome to hone their horse riding skills. With the property focused primarily on equestrianism, the surrounding area also provides much to see and do for some time away. The nearby historical Hancock Shaker Village offers restored buildings, arts and crafts, and a small petting zoo, an excellent option for a visit with children.

The 200-acre Bousquet Ski Area is also a short drive away making for an alternative day out, should guests be looking to visit during the winter months. The center also has family-friendly waterpark for hot summer visits, which is also a great option for families.

A day trip to the Beebe Hill State Forest, a short distance across the border in New York State, provides hiking trails and picnic areas amongst its 1,300 acres within the Taconic Mountains. A viewing tower provides spectacular above over the tree-tops.