This rental is for the furnished guest bedroom inside our 1890's farmhouse. It is located on the 2nd floor of our home; a double bed is provided and guests have access to a private bathroom with shower. There is also a half-bathroom available on the first floor.
Welcome to Whitewater Farm and thank you for checking us out!
My husband and I along with our two sons (an infant and toddler) live on this property that has been in our family's hands for over 30 years.
Guests from both of our listings share the bathrooms. My husband and I️ sleep at the end of the upstairs hallway; our room is separated from the guest room by 25 feet. Our sons’ room is located next to the guest room. They are sound sleepers who are used to guests comings and goings at all hours of the night (their sleep machine drowns out any other noises in the house).
The house does not have A/C but in the summer we provide a fan for the bedroom and welcome you to open the windows to let in the cool night air. During winter, we rely on our wood-burning stove to heat the house. An electric space heater is also available for the guest bedroom.
Guests should expect clean linens, fresh towels, and coffee/tea and bagels/butter/jam in the morning. All other food is supplied by guests, and they are welcome to use the oven, stovetop, and microwave in our kitchen to cook meals.
Wi-fi is available throughout the house. Washer and dryer available. Please bring outdoor towels for swimming in our pond/river along with you.
There are 3 dogs on the property: an older Lab mix (Lucy), a Blue Heeler mix (Rowdy) and a Red Heeler puppy (Gypsy). There are also two Siamese cats (Zig and Big). Our pets do not have access to the guest bedroom, but they are permitted in other rooms in the house as well as outside. They can be inside or outside completely unattended so guests need not worry about them running out the doors.
In our backyard, we have a barnyard complete with several chickens, rabbits, our miniature pig (Cookie) and our two goats (Jack and Jill). Our rooster crows in the morning so if this sort of sound affects your sleep schedule, please reconsider booking with us. The barnyard can be visited by guests at any point during daylight hours and guests are welcome to bring healthy snacks for any of the animals (lettuce, carrots, apples, Cheerios).
At Whitewater Farm, every window holds an amazing view! The entire property is surrounded by lush Pennsylvania forest and farmland. Corn, soybeans, oats, wheat and potatoes are the main crops that you pass as you drive up our road on the way to the apartment. Attached to the house is a gorgeous wrap-around front porch with fantastic views of the fields; just the most perfect spot to wake up to with a cup of coffee in hand!
There are hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails within range and a gorgeous river which white water rafters flock to throughout the year; hence, the name Whitewater Farm. Rafters arrive from near and far to take on the challenge of the Nescopeck River that cuts through the property! Guests at the house typically enjoy walking or running on the two mile nature trail. The area holds a variety of wildlife, including deer, raccoons, migratory birds, and all the other native species of the Blue Mountains.
Whitewater Farm is located just west of the Pocono Mountain range in northeastern Pennsylvania. The nearest city is Hazleton, PA with a population just under 20,000. Wilkes-Barre is a 20 minute drive away; Scranton is 35-40 minutes away.
We are conveniently located within 1 mile of Interstate 80, the main east/west route through Pennsylvania. Easy on/off. Within a three mile radius, one has access to a grocery store, liquor/beer store, local restaurants, and several gas stations. Everything you would need is in this valley. Come see for yourself how beautiful Pennsylvania can be!
Accès des voyageurs
At Whitewater Farm, every window holds an amazing view! The entire property is surrounded by lush Pennsylvania forest and farmland. Corn, soybeans, oats, wheat and potatoes are the main crops that you pass as you drive up our road on the way to the apartment. Attached to the house is a gorgeous wrap-around front porch with fantastic views of the farm, just the most perfect spot to wake up to with a cup of coffee in hand!
There are hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails within range and a gorgeous river which whitewater rafters flock to throughout the year; hence, the name Whitewater Farm. Rafters arrive from near and far to take on the challenge of the Nescopeck River that cuts through the property! Guests at the house typically enjoy walking or running on the two mile nature trail. The area holds a variety of wildlife, including deer, raccoons, migratory birds, and all the other native species of the Blue Mountains.
Considering the property's rural environment and active farm operation, there is a requirement for accepting the terms of the Liability Release which will be provided onsite if you plan to hike the trails, tour the working farm operation, or take a horseback riding lesson.
We are kid friendly, but please inform us of how many children of what age you have when you inquire about the reservation.
Pets are not permitted in the rooms in the house, but if you stay in our other listing (the rustic loft space), dogs are permitted there. As stated above, we have two inside cats and two indoor/outdoor dogs.
Check-in and -out times are somewhat flexible depending upon if the room is booked immediately before or after your stay. If you have a particular situation, please email or call and we will work with you as best we can.
Also, conserve water as much as possible when using the house shower/toilet. We have a well and it needs to be handled with delicate care.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house, but is allowed outside.
All eating must be done in the kitchen or dining room. Only water is permitted in the guest bedrooms.
When entering our main house, kindly remove your shoes if you leave the kitchen area. We try our best to keep the dirt contained!
Running the farm and horse stable as well as taking care of our sons keep my husband and I quite busy, but we are always available if guests have any questions and we spend the large majority of evenings on site.
Hi folks! My name is Blakslee (pronounced Blake-slee) and I was born and raised on a working potato & grain farm in northeastern Pennsylvania, which has greatly shaped my character and passions over the years. For the past decade, I traveled across the country numerous times for work, yet considered my tiny apartment in Philadelphia to be my homebase, but in 2012 I returned to the town in which I was raised with my husband in order to start our life together on the farm.
My husband is now a full time farmer and I opened a horse boarding stable and riding lesson program in order to put the 1890's dairy barns back into business. The farm has three historic farmhouses located upon it (the oldest one dates back to 1840!), so I've also found myself deep in the middle of renovating and redecorating them as well. The farmhouses, farm buildings, and the land are chock full of history and my husband and I are so proud to call this area of Pennsylvania"home". We look forward to sharing it with you!
My life motto is: "I will have spent half my life in the city and half in the country, having enjoyed every second of each."