This is a 2 bedroom apt. above my garage. There is a bedroom with a queen size bed and a bedroom with a single and a cot. There is a living room, kitchen, and bath.
I grew up in the small town of Tyrone, PA in a family of 7 children. There was always a house full of people so I got accustomed to having company and making a household "work" amidst gatherings of friends and family. When I met the love of my life and married into a full-fledged Italian family, I learned a new level of hospitality that centered heavily around great food, wine and laughter. Both experiences - my childhood upbringing and Italian in-laws - groomed me for a lifetime of hosting. After owning and operating the Main Street Inn Boutique Hotel in Kutztown, PA for 8 years, I handed the reigns to my daughter, Shena, and "retired".
With new time to spend at home, I realized we were no longer in need of the big home that we raised our 3 daughters in. I enlisted my husband Angelo, a skilled contractor, to renovate the property into two separate homes. Whistling Acres Guest House was born.
Renting Whistling Acres means you rent from a wife and a mother of 3 grown daughters (that's me). My husband Angelo is from Castlefranci, Italy. We have been married for 33 years and moved to Kutztown in 1991. We both enjoy hiking, biking, cooking, and relaxing with family and friends. I love to garden and spend as much time outdoors as possible. Our daughters, Shena, Jo, and Angela still live nearby and visit almost weekly. We have 2 very friendly Golden Doodles but our dogs are not permitted in our guest quarters so if you are not dog friendly, that's ok.
We love meeting new people and we will be available to you as needed but will absolutely respect your privacy. The living spaces are separated by solid french doors so we're never sharing space but we're just a knock or phone call away.
If you're here to explore, there are plenty of attractions nearby. Downtown Kutztown is a 10-minute drive away, with a walkable Main Street, a beautiful University campus, the Kutztown Park, The Strand vintage movie theatre, Saucony Creek gastro-pub, the Kutztown Tavern, Uptown Espresso Bar, Letterman's Diner, Vynecrest Winery Tasting room, Adam-n-Eve boutique, Firefly bookstore, Renningers Farmers Market (Friday & Saturday only), and so much more! There are events year round that draw eclectic crowds from all over. The Kutztown Folk Festival and the Antique Extravaganza draw attendees from across the country!
You can hit several wineries without going further than 30 minutes away and the surrounding countryside is dotted with local farmers and artisans, growing and making the finest products you'll ever experience - meat, cheese, veggies, you name it!
Lastly, if you're seeking peace and quiet, a refuge from life's daily grind, you'll find the dirt road we're located on is not heavily traveled, and the nearby creek and woods play soothing tunes of nature. We are a mere 15 minutes from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and several hiking trails that lace you through the beautiful Appalachian Mountain range and present breathtaking views.
No matter what you seek, I'm certain Whistling Acres Guest House will bring you comfort and unforgettable memories.