My place is close to family-friendly activities, nightlife, and the city center. You’ll love my place because of the views, the location, the ambiance, the people, and the outdoors space. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids),
The Barrel Shop Gallery is the home of your hosts Michael Collins and his partner Pacifico Palumbo. The house was a cooperage that they purchased in 1969. Both former New Yorkers they ran a gallery in Greenwich Village for years until they moved to Colrain, Ma. permanently in 1991.
Michael is an executive chef He ran the Green Emporium Restaurant for 23 years; Pacifico is well-known neon artist as well as a prolific painter. Their unique home reflects their talents and passions, with fresh home- cooked food on the stove and artwork on the walls. Your comfortable, second-floor room comes fully furnished and has its own eclectic, private
bathroom and shower.
In addition to enjoying their beautiful home, you're free to roam their unusual gardens, which include fruit trees and a Stonehenge-style garden designed by Pacifico and created by a local stone artist Paul Forth.
The Barrel Shop is surrounded by farms and apple orchards and is within convenient driving distance to all major attractions is convenient driving distance to all major attractions in the western Massachusetts area and popular ski locations in lower Vemont.
Michael has been featured in many magazines and on T.V. shows. He has a weekly radio spot in which he shares his favorite recipes with local listeners. He will enjoy making breakfast for you every morning. Other meals can be discussed ahead of your stay.
pacific and Michael are the recipients of the Governor's Hospitality Award. They enjoy people and will go out of their way to ensure you have a memorable and enjoyable stay. Children are welcome; the cost is $50 per child
Your stay at the Barrel Shop Gallery will be unforgettable. Come and enjoy the food , the company, the land -and you may even find a piece of artwork to take home with you.
You can have access our porch and enjoy our kitchen and dining room as well as our gardens. We have a T.V. room also
Since our home is a Gallery you can enjoy our paintings and neon art also and perhaps by something to take home with you.
No extra guests except children of booked guests $50 per extra child.
Sleep on day beds in living room can accommodate 2