Welcome to White Water Farm! My husband and I live on this property that has been in our family's hands for over 30 years. Recently, we renovated the loft space above our three car garage. It currently features 3 twin beds and 2 double beds as well as a living room area with two couches, TV, and VHS player. The remaining 1/4 of the space is filled with a kitchen nook featuring a coffee maker, toaster oven, and mini-fridge. There is no running water (or (email hidden)re details below) in the loft, so guests have full access to the bathroom and shower located inside our home, which is approximately 100 feet away from the loft space. This access is available 24/7 and guests should feel comfortable coming in and out of our house at any point.
Please note: If there are more than 2 guests, there will be an additional charge of $5 per person. Maximum number of guests permitted is 9 people. Keep in mind there are only 5 beds and 2 couches.
Also, please note that this space is only rented out to one group at a time so you will NOT be sharing the space with strangers.
The style is rustic but with plenty of charm. Guests should expect a mini-fridge stocked with basic breakfast supplies. All other food is supplied by guests, but they are welcome to use the oven, stovetop, and microwave in our main house to cook meals. I provide you with fresh sheets and towels for your stay. Please bring outdoor/pet towels with you for swimming in our pond or river.
There is no central heating/cooling system, i.e., no heat. During summer months, the windows and doors can open to provide a cross breeze and there are two fans available for air circulation. During the fall/winter/spring months, be warned that the loft is a large, open space with no heat. Thick, warm down comforters will be provided on each bed but dress accordingly! Consider a fall/winter stay as "upscale camping"...you get a bed and shelter, but nights are cold! I will double check during colder months to make sure that guests are aware of this fact when anyone sends a reservation request.
At White Water 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...it's 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 White Water 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 nature trail (there is a 1, 2, and 3 mile version). The area holds a variety of wildlife, including deer, raccoons, migratory birds, and all the other native species of the Blue Mountains. The Nescopeck River is a great spot for guests to cool off on hot days, and we also have two ponds on the property that we often swim in as well.
I am often around to give a mini-farm tour of my parents' potato & grain farm and I'd be thrilled to do so! There are several historic and interesting barns on the property that seem to wow people of all ages.
I am also typically available to give beginner riding lessons on my draft-cross horse, Whiskey. Lessons are one hour long and cost $30. Basic horsemanship skills are taught and one will leave the lesson with a new found appreciation for all things equine. Helmets are provided and required for wear.
White Water 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!
The closest grocery store is Goulds' ShurSave, located along Route 93. Less than 2 miles away, it is located in a shopping center that has a beer store, liquor store, pizza restaurant, pharmacy, and tobacco shop.
There are a wide array of local restaurants with exceptional food, including The Frogtowne Bar & Grille (located just 1 mile away), Sally's Country Inn, The Meating House, Brass Buckle, etc.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a vacation/getaway and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience! Blasklee and Raleigh were extremely hospitable and welcomed us like friends. The whole property is beautiful. We hiked, got a tour of the farm and just enjoyed the scenery. Blasklee and Raleigh are so kind to share their home with others. I would love to come back again and cannot recommend White Water Farm enough!
My second stay at the farm and all I can say is I hope to get back real soon! Blasklee and Raleigh are exceptionally lovely, generous and cool folks, who keep a great, clean and comfortable BNB.
The surrounding farmlands are beautiful, great for short hikes, with woods, ponds and meditative wanderings. Also, their beautiful dog Lucy is the best hiking partner and friend one could ask for.
This is a rare spot, not to be missed, worth the trip and a relaxing, beautiful stay.
I love this place! Blakslee and Raleigh are so welcoming and made sure my friends and I were well taken care of. We stayed in the cozy barn loft and loved every second of our relaxing time there. The farm land is so scenic and we really enjoyed our autumn hike accompanied by Lucy the dog. We will definitely be back!
Whitewater Farm was fantastic! Blakslee and her husband couldn't have been more friendly, and their space is clean and as described. We were looking for a simple place to stay while visiting a park nearby, and between the fire pit and the hospitality, everything far exceeded our expectations! We will definitely look to return! Thanks!
We cannot recommend this place enough! Blakslee and her husband were wonderful hosts, and make you feel welcome immediately upon arrival. The loft is perfect, with a rustic charm that we love. I was hesitant about the bathroom being in the house next door, but again, they were sure to enforce their open door policy with their home to put us at ease. The property is gorgeous, and great for taking walks. We will definitely return! As a note, please drive as slow as possible when arriving at the loft, as Lucy, their very friendly dog, will be excited to greet you and may run up to your car! Blakslee definitely goes above and beyond what one would expect, and was a great introduction to airbnb for us.
Blakslee and Raleigh are wonderful people, and the farm is an amazing place to stay! They made us feel incredibly welcome in their home, and it honestly felt like we were visiting friends rather than renting a space from strangers. They dog Lucy is top-notch to boot!
Blakslee & Raleigh are absolutly perfect hosts, the house and the loft are amazing, I just wish i could stay longer.
The best place to stay at, within a hundred miles.
Wow! What a beautiful place this is! If you are passing anywhere near here, this family farm is a must see. We definitely plan on coming back when we have more time to explore. A great place for relaxing and getting back to nature.
My experience at Blakslee's farm loft was incredible. Her property was breathtaking, located amidst corn fields, a lake, and her garden- we never wanted to stop exploring. The hospitality her and her husband showed us was genuinely heartwarming. I went with a group of 6 22-year old girls, and we had such a blast- its fun for everyone! Blakslee stocked the loft with every amenity you could dream of, from bug spray to smore mixin's. I can't emphasize enough how much fun our trip was, and how interesting it was to witness how Blakslee and her family thrive on their farm and maintain their horse stables. It was a highly enjoyable and eye-opening experience :)
I loved the farm that the loft/house is on. It is a very nice place away from the city. Blakslee was a wonderful host and her husband was very informative about the different crops that they grew. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a nice relaxing day on a farm.