Our 200-acre sanctuary in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains has offered a perfect environment to rehabilitate from a dependence on drugs and alcohol for 70 years. Marty Mann, the first woman to achieve sustained recovery through AA, recalled her first visit to High Watch with Bill W. in 1939, “There was something there, something that was really palpable, that you could feel and every one of us felt it. To say that we fell in love with it, is not to use the right terminology at all. We were engulfed. What is at the Farm was already at the Farm before we ever found it. It found us, in my opinion.” And, of course Bill W. is famously known for describing the spiritual atmosphere upon their arrival as being “so thick, you could cut it with a knife”.
Today, “the Farm” resembles a country bed and breakfast from the finely appointed rooms, to the spectacular post and beam barn housing the dining room, to the White House circa 1743 – home to our renowned chapel and library. A stay at High Watch typically exceeds all expectations from the clean, beautiful accommodations to the respectful care and effective treatment. Our residents are the first to say that something very special happens here.
“Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at High Watch, staff was great, food was tasty, would definitely recommend this to others trying to get sober.” -David F.