April 25th - 28th, 2024

     Hello! I really enjoyed staying here, it was like a home away from home. All the basic needs were available and it was nice having friends and family meet to visit. Everyone had plenty of space and folks that visited were really satisfied. Thank you and many blessings.

     Christine H.

     We came from the West Coast all the way to Thorp and came home. The house was perfect, like I grew up in. Well furnished , roomy, relaxing, an excellent gathering place for our family. Thank you Dave and Janet for providing such a wonderful get away for us all.

     God bless and take care.

     Gene C.

     Had a great time. Your house was perfect and close to Cindy's where we had the Celebration of Life for our Mother.

     Thank you so much,

     Susanne C.

April 5th - 13th, 2024

     Thank you for your wonderful home, welcome, and hospitality. The home was perfect, cozy, and so comfortable.  It met our needs as I spent the week meeting with friends and business associates.  We'll be back.

     Mary Ann S.

​     Our Family - Ben, Amos Jay, Sam, John

     Gordonville, PA

Nov. 17th - 24th, 2023

     Had a Great Time. Great Hunt. Great Weather.  See you next year.

     Ken and Eric

Oct. 6th - 8th, 2023

     Had a great time with family. Your accommodations were fantastic!!  We will definitely be back again.

     Thank you, Don and Cathy K.

Sept. 18th - 20th, 2023

     So nice to meet you guys. Our family is so thankful for a place to spend time together while honoring our special aunt who passed on.  Great Accommodations, clean, and attentive to our needs!

     The Lombards

Sept. 6th - 12th, 2023

     Thank you David and Janet for a wonderful house to enjoy while up in Wisconsin on a black bear hunt!  Best wishes and continued success.

     James and David, TX

Aug. 24th - 27th, 2023

     Had a ton of fun in Thorp. Thanks for the wonderful accommodations!  Everything was great.

     French Island, WI

Aug. 13th - 19th, 2023

     Thank you for a wonderful visit, it was perfect for our group!

     The Boulet/Kowalski Crew

     Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada

July 21st. - 24th, 2023

     Loved your house! Perfect fit for our crew. Appreciated the lawn games too. Have a great rest of the summer.


     Big Rapids/Saginaw MI

July 12th - 16th, 2023

     Thank you so much for everything! We had a blast at Rock Fest and loved that you turned the lights on for our late nights.

     Nathan B.

June 22nd - 25th, 2023

     Thank you so very much for the wonderful accommodations. A home away from home was not exactly what we expected, but it definitely is what you gave us. From lettuce out of your well tended garden to grabbing stuff off the porch before it rained - you thought of everything!

     The Dow and The Nash families.

June 2nd - 4th, 2023

     Absolutely wonderful! Thank you very much! Hope you will allow us to come again in 2024 for Dairy Days. Very, very nice. 

     Thank you, Michael, Linda, Michael, and Char

May 25th - 30th, 2023

     What a pleasant surprise to find a place that feels like a second home. All the extra amenities made this an extremely comfortable stay.  We really enjoyed our morning coffee on the wrap around deck.  We can not believe how clean you keep this lovely house. Hoping to stay here again when we are in Thorp.

     Sharon S. and Corey

     West Bend, WI

May 19th - 20th, 2023

     Thank you for a great resting spot to come to when visiting family. So enjoy catching up and sharing stories.

     Your friends, Gene and Jackie

May 12th - 14th, 2023

     Your place is immaculate!  We stayed to celebrate Mother's Day and watch our daughter play softball.  We enjoyed the deck and strolls through town.  Our first grandson had an early birthday party and your living room area was a perfect gathering place. Love the fresh flowers and all the details. We will definitely share our review on your sites!  

     The Meyer Family

     Grantsberg, WI

May 5th - 7th, 2023

​     They say "You can never come home again", but that doesn't hold true when our family stays here. I remarked to the girls the some of the best times of my life were spent living here.  The house is immaculate and so comfortable.

     Barbara, Bonnie, Tami, and Family


April 14-16, 2023

     This is the perfect place for the 5 of us to stay while we were in Thorp for a family event. The home       is lovely and very comfortable. As a tea drinker, I appreciated your tea selection. Excellent.

     Enjoyed our stay

     Nancy, Bob, Joe, Kris, and Rich

March 20-28, 2023

​     Thank you so much for accommodating us a such short notice and letting us stay with out knowing how long we might need the house. It was comforting to know we had a place the we knew and helped so much having space for the whole family as we all arrived for Mom's funeral.  Janet and Dave thank you for the hospitality we greatly appreciated the help during this difficult time for our family.

     The Kosik Family

          Mike and Randy - Boise, ID

          David and Laurie - Wasilla AK

          Roger and Angie - Reidsville, NC

March 19th, 2023

     Our family of 10 celebrated the 1st birthday of our two grand daughters. May the love and peace of Jesus be upon this house!  Thank you for the hospitality, it was so clean and Janet and David helpful!

     Thank you!

March 10, 2023

     Thank you for accommodating my girls on my daughters pre-wedding day. They had a wonderful stay and it was perfect!

March 4, 2023

     Enjoyed being here.  Thank you

February 15-18, 2023

     This is a very lovely house and the furnishing ideal. Thank you for your kindness!

          Galen and Anna Byers

January 18 - 22, 2023

     Amazing! had a wonderful experience here at the New Directions Guesthouse.  After a good snowfall it didn't take long that the host had it all cleaned up and taken care of.  We loved the ice candles that they put out and lite up at night. Wonderful stay and we will be back again!

December 2-4, 2023

     We came back for a birthday weekend and enjoyed showing our adult children your picture book - complete with pictures of when we actually lived here, (1970-1977). Dave and Janet are so great at hosting. We arrived back from our birthday celebration to find our way light in the most beautiful setting.  Thank you - we are always happy to "come home" again and you both make it so!!

     Barbara, Bonnie, Tami

November 18 - 25, 2023

     Thanks for your great house as always.

          Ken and Eric Niemic

          See you next year


 ​​Oct 26-28

     Wow!!  Such a clean, beautiful home.  We enjoyed our stay and hope to be back. All 6 of us were  

     impressed with how clean this home is and how welcomed Janet and David made us feel.

          Thank You, Cookie, Becky, Becky, Lois, Pat, and Sharon

          P.S. Thanks for turning on the lights for us last night!!


     Janet & David

     Thank you for the great space for a ladies weekend. We enjoy the spaced and the two of you are     

     great hosts. Enjoy catching up and we will be back.

          Sincerely, Kate, Lisa, and Renee

Sept. 24, 2022

     Very, very nice place. Enjoyed our stay. Will definitely be back again.

          Nate ande Family

August 25-28, 2022

     We had a great stay here again. The place was clean and comfortable. We came up for my niece's 

     wedding and the place was in the perfect location to go to the church and the reception.  Enjoyed

     sitting out on the porch and visiting with family and drinking wine. Will definitely come back here


          The Lieffning Family and Hinickle Family

August 18-21, 2022

     Another great stay a our home away from home.  We missed the frozen ice balls with the candles

      inside, but otherwise Everything was perfect, spotlessly clean, homey, comfortable, and completely

     furnished. Fortunately the backyard neighbors (our hosts) are very nice & quiet.  Sunday morning 

     with family on the breezy front porch was divine. 

          See you next time.

               Rik and Lyn

8-15-22  -  8-17-22

     Lovely place to hang near my brother so we could connect with very long talks mainly on the great

     porch.  Also enjoyed the chairs for reading in the living room and all the small lamps. 

     Thanks, again.

          Katherine and Barry

8-12/13, 2022

     We were in town for my cousins wedding. This property exceeded our expectations in every way.

     The seemingly endless amenities were outstanding.  We own 3 VRBO properties ourselves and

     you really have given us motivation to up our game. Thank you so much for sharing you home

     with us.

          Sean and Heather


     Always enjoy our weekend stays here at the guest house.  Enjoyed hanging out in your beautiful

     backyard amongst your beautiful flower and vegetable gardens.  I'm glad we had a chance to go

     to the Pizza Farm. Great Time!!!  Looking forward to our next visit!  Take care and hope to see

     you soon.

          Bridget, Erika, and Jack


     You and David have a beautiful place. Your gardens are spectacular and your guest house was 

     wonderful. Had a great time!

          Janet, Tom, and Laura


     Thanks for a great house for our girls weekend.  We quilted, stitched, ate, and drank. The

     porch was perfect.

          Lynn, Linda, Cindy, and Wendy


     What a great stay in Thorp.  Proximity to Rock Fest is good.  We'll definitely consider renting

     for Rock Fest next year!

          Terry and Brian


     Such a perfect place for our two families. We scarcely needed to leave a 1/2 mile radius.  Our 

     kids were totally satisfied with hours of fun at the Yellowstone Park or just traipsing around

     Washington Street looking for cows!

          Sara and Family


     Everything was great! We really enjoyed the menu's from the local restaurants!  Clean, comfortable, 

     spacious!   Thank you for the awesome place to stay!

          Tim and the Clark family


     Thank you for providing a perfect space for our weekend. We all enjoyed our stay!

          -The Bellow family

5-12 to 5-14/22

     Thanks very much!  Everything was very comfortable, plenty of room for everyone, nice and quiet.

     We all enjoyed our stay.

          Jameson and Jessica Whitney


     Had a great Mothers Day weekend!  Beautiful weather and great visit with David and Janet.

​     Always love staying in this cozy house!  See you soon.


          Erika, Bridget, Jack


     We had another very enjoyable stay at Grandma Possley's home. Our daughter Theresa, her

     husband, Robin, and their sons stayed here with us. They all enjoyed my stories about Grandpa

     and Grandma Possley. My sisters Edith (named after Grandma Possley) and Mary visited and

     we had a wonderful conversations.  Edy lives in Florida and Mary lives south of Owen.  It always

     feels special to be in this house and in Thorp.

         George and Liz Possley


     Thank You! Janet and David!

     Your Guesthouse is a spectacular place to stay-Historic and Charming and convenient to walk

     to walk to "Downtown"!  Super clean and felt like home!  Thank you for a great stay - We'll

     be back!


               Pat, Leah and Mason

               Eugene, Oregon


     I had heard that you converted this house into a guesthouse and was always curious about it.

     My grandparents Charles and Edith Possley lived here when I was growing up. Much has

     changed but I have many great memories here.  Liz and I enjoyed our 2 day stay.  I bored her with

     all my memories as we strolled through Thorp.  We so enjoyed our chat on Thursday. We will

     strongly consider reserving next December when wee again return to Thorp for our annual 

     Lesniewski Relly Reunion.

          George and Liz Possley


     Eric and I enjoyed our self again staying here.  Hunting was a lot of fun.

          Ken and Eric Niemiec

               See you next year.


     Janet and David.  Again a very comfortable stay, comfy beds, and me and my sisters really enjoyed

     our visit.  We will keep this lovely home on our radar for future visits.

          Nancy, Sandy, and Pam


     Wonderful house and the people who own it.  Thank you for this house and the memories that were

     made here.  Our men have such a great place to call home during their fishing trips.  Thank you

     again for everything.

          Adam, Theresa, Al, Paula, Jackie, Gene, and Barb


     Thank You! Great, relaxing weekend.  Love the place and your attention to details.

         Drzal Family


     Thank you for the use of your Guest House on such short notice!!  How quickly the house felt like 

     home and it worked fabulous for us as a gathering spot for the family.  So appreciate your

     attention and kindness.

          The Hoffman's - Gwen, Heidi, and Sarah


     Thank you for a great stay in your Guesthouse. We will definitely be back if we are working up

     this way again in the future.

          Mason and Mitch  - Five Star Telecom


     We loved our stay! A perfect home to cook and rest in while visiting friends.  Thank you!

          Claire, Minneapolis, MN


     Thanks for opening your home to us. A beautiful guest house. Very homey and good beds.

     We are from Lane, County PA -- The Sensenigs 

     Thanks so much for the house. We had a wonderful time.  The house is so cute.  Thanks for 

     letting us have guests over.  We enjoyed catching up with family, playing games, and eating

     pizza. We are very grateful for the hospitality.

​          The Horst


8/31/21   In all of our hikes on the IAT, this was the best place we have stayed in!  Clean, beds were comfortable, not missing anything we wanted.  Chairs were great after a long day hiking!  Gracious hosts, Thanks!

             Sue C.

8/31/21   You have a beautiful guest house!  By far the best I've stayed in.

             Janine O.


     Thanks for a wonderful weekend.  We had a great time with our family!

     The Birkholts - Omaha, NE  &  The Langs - San Francisco, CA

08/19 - 08/21/2021

     What a lovely home in a quaint town!  An excellent place for family to gather for a wedding.  We enjoyed our stay and if we'er back in the area, we'll definitely check y'all again!

     - The Prochaska clan

Loved the flowers!


​     Gracious hosts, wonderful accommodations!  Not only will we be back again, we have already recommended to others.

     Thank you so much!

     - The Zickerts, Adams, and Paulsons


Dave and Janet

     We enjoyed our weekend stay!  The Dixon wedding venue was close enough to commute easily with many family members.  Your home is lovely and spacious, worked great to stay with little grand babies plus adults!

                                  Thank You,

                                         Greg & Brenda, Jason & Kaila

                                                            Dan & Jenny

                                                            Cole & Alicia


     Thank you for opening up your charming home to us.  The kids loved the bunk beds and the whole family enjoyed relaxing on the porch.  You are incredibly thoughtful hosts and we look forward to staying again!

​          The Time Fam

     Keith, Monica Joe, Mary, Liz,

          Amelia, Aiden, and Annie

7/14 - 7/18

     Very cute place, lovely location, and wonderful people.  Thank You!

          -Ann, Jay, Deb, & JT


​     I have never stayed in such a well stocked home. The beds and linens are wonderful.  And the porch, oh my.  Thank you for sharing your guest house with us.

          Sue, Gay, Mary Jeanne, and Lyndsey


     Wicked, awesome time with family.  Nice place to stay.

           Cathy, Jim, and Victoria


     Very Clean, friendly stay.

          Ed and Carol

May 29-30, 2021

David and Janet,

     Thank you for hosting us and making an environment that's so perfect for this latest family reunion!  You've both worked hard to make your home and gardens warm and welcoming and should be very proud.

        W/love and gratitude, 

             Jeff and Alicia

May 28 - 30, 2021

     Thanks for a great weekend gathering here in Thorp.

               Best, Sherwood, Wendy, Hannah, Andrew, and Darby

                         Rochester, MN

May 24, 2021

     Dear David and Janet

It was truly a pleasure meeting you, and having the opportunity to stay in your wonderful home!  It was so peaceful and relaxing here.  Thank you for making first AirBnb experience so insanely great!  We'll be sure to get in touch for another stay the next time we are in the area!

     With thanks, 

          Amber and Isaiah

               Brown Mills, NJ


Dave and Janet,

     Thank you so much for sharing your place with us.  I finally got to stay here and see what everyone is talking about.  The ice candles were amazing.  Thanks for the different colors each night.  We enjoyed our stay and will hope to see you again soon.


     Eli M.


Dave and Janet

     We appreciated your hospitality during our stay.  It enabled us to relax during the tie of our grief from losing our mother and grandmother.  Your facility is exceptional.


     Cincinnati, Ohio


David and Janet

     Thank you for blessing our week with such a pleasant place and so much hospitality.  Your Guesthouse was a perfect respite during our whirlwind Christmas week, and we are so grateful that we found New Directions for our trip!  

God bless you and Merry Christmas!

     Shilo and Family

     Murrieta, CA


Thank you for the turkey dinners, delicious.

Once again a great week of hunting.  See you next year.

     Ken and Eric

     Oaklawn, Il

Bless you both.


Thank you David and Janet,

   Your guest house is wonderful!  And David, it was nice talking to you.

      Thad & Devrim

      Madrid, Spain



Thank you for the stay.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time in your home and town.  Thank you for the clean, welcoming atmosphere.

   Eve, Leah, & Anna



Dear Janet & David

   Thank you for opening your home to us!  Our family enjoyed staying in your cozy space and loved all the rocking chairs.  It was a perfect quick trip to revisit my dads old farm from when he was a kid growing up in Thorp.  We made fun memories and hope to come back again sometime.

   The Kliminskis

   Orange County, California


10/9 - 10/11, 2020

David and Janet

   Thank you for sharing your home.  It was a great weekend reunion for friends.  It was a comfortable

stay and your friendly nature made our stay perfect.




9/11 - 9/13

Janet and David

   Thank you for sharing your home.  Great ladies weekend with all the extra comforts of home.  The beautiful flowers and homemade bread were very welcoming.  Great location for participating in the Harvest Moon Fall Tour.  Take care.

   Kate - Andover, MN

   Lisa - Coon Rapids, MN

   Renee - Freedom, WI


9/3 - 9/7, 2020 Labor Day Weekend

David and Janet,

  We had a great time staying at your guest house.  It was big enough for me and my two sisters families to stay.  The house was very clean and the homemade zucchini/rhubarb bread was very delicious.

   Thanks for letting us use your grill and loaning us any supplies that we didn't have.

   The wrap around deck was great to sit on and read.  The neighborhood is very quiet. We will definitely be back again.

   Dan and Lisa (West Bend)

   Keith and Melinda (Hudson)

   Julie and McKayla (Milwaukee)

8-13 to 8-16  2020

Janet and David

The New Directions Guest House was a perfect stay for us!  We had a wonderful stay and loved it here. We can't wait to be back!

     Shannon M.

     St. Charles, MO


8-13 to 8-16  2020

Janet and David

You have a beautiful guest house.  This weekend was a reunion for 3 friends who haven't seen each other in 20+ years.  This is on weekend I will never forget.  Thank you for sharing your home with us!

We will be back!

     Karri P.

​     North Fond du Lac, WI


7-30 to 8-1  2020

Thank you for the beautiful accommodations. We enjoyed our stay.  Time to visit family was special and went to fast.

     Harvey, Michele, Marcie, Marlin, Brenda, Brant, and Shannah N.



7/24 - 26

Janet and Dave, 

Thank you for providing the perfect place for a weekend getaway with our college friends.  The home was very clean, comfortable, and spacious - exactly what we needed!

     Thank you,

     Cate, Matilda, Veronica, Phoebe, and Kelsey

p.s. The bread was delicious!


7/ 17-19

Dave and Janet,

Thanks to you we were able to enjoy a much needed getaway with a close group of friends.  Your home is perfect place to wind down and forget about our troubles for a couple days.  Hopefully we will be able to plan another trip to your place in the future.

     Thank you,

     Anthony and Friends



Dave and Janet,

​Thank you both for the wonderful accommodations.  Everything was perfect and your hospitality was 5 star.  We were able to ride a couple hundred miles per day and come "home" to make meals and enjoy the deck.  We hope to stay with you again some day.

     Best Regards, Minnesota Gold Wingers

     Earl and Marcia K., Dalbo MN

     Randy S., Princeton MN

     John W., Princeton MN



The world has changed since I was here last.  Still, I appreciate all the welcoming sentiments by David and Janet, as well as their carefulness when booking.  My 3 daughters and I will remember our corona retreat to Thorp for the rest of our days.  Now 4 generations have stayed at the New Directions Guest House.  Looking forward to returning when again the world is more normal and handshakes replace masks.

     Cheers, Mark 




We had a great stay, once again at New Directions Guest House!  Our sewing retreat prevented us from being here other than to sleep and shower, but it is such a handy place close to downtown.  It is also a nice, CLEAN, and comfortable place.

Thank you for having this in Thorp, Wisconsin!!

     Vicky and Lyddia



     We'll be back.......




​          Phillip


December 25-29, 2019

​Thanks for opening up your warm home to us as we journeyed this path of grief loosing Joe's mom on Christmas Eve.

     Joe, Marlene, and family


December 21-24, 2019

David and Janet

     Thank you both so much for making our stay here the absolute best.  All of the little touches, extra nuances added so much to make our stay here so warm and cozy.  This is our first time booking on Airbnb, and you have set the bar so high.  Thank you for going above and beyond from the Christmas cookies, decorations in every room to the ice candles each night.  We all loved our stay here!

     Edwards Family

     Denver, CO



Awesome Awesome weekend at your squeaky clean and comfy comfy beautiful Thorp, WI AIRBNB.

We loved our time here!  Warm and fun memories. The ice globes were a most special touch!  Just AMAZING! Bless you Janet and Dave for providing such a provision.

     Prayers of gratitude,

     Gerry and Nancy

     Austin, TX



This is the firs time we have stayed at this home and just love it !!!  Christmas decor is just wonderful. The best is the snow globes outside.  Love the memories that we made here and hope to come back soon. Beds are vey comfortable.

     Love the home,

     Molly and Otis

     Fairniece, TN


Thanksgiving Week 2019

Again a successful hunt. Both Eric and I both getting nice bucks.  Father and Son week went great. 

     Thanks Ken and Eric

     See you next year,

     God Bless


​​November 12,13,14,2019

   David and Janet

   Thank you! We really appreciated such a homey place to stay while we were packing up our own house. Your hospitality is wonderful. The family enjoyed ice candles on the porch, blueberry bread, tea (we drank a lot!), fresh flowers, and such a clean house to relax in. May God bless you for your kindness!

   Many Thanks, Luke and Kimra Z.

                                Jonas, Toby, Jude, Eva, Nolan, Ruby, Peter


October 18th, 2019

   David and Janet

   We enjoyed our time in Thorp so much! This New Directions Guest House is so much! We had an amazing time. Thank you for all of the accommodations. We had a fabulous weekend reconnecting with our friends. The place was all we needed and more! We will never forget our time here in the guest house.

   Thank you for everything, Helen and Friends


August 15, 2019

   This was a wonderful place to be while husband was working.  Loved fresh flowers, rhubarb bread, and great hospitality.  God Bless

   Butch & Joyce

   Rolla, MO


August 6, 2019

   David & Janet

​     Great to see you again. We were so glad your wonderful guest house was available for our family get away. Janet your rhubarb bread is scrumptious. We enjoyed every delicious bite. Looking forward to booking another stay.

               Fond regards, Chris & George, Judy & Steve, & John

   P.S. Our cousins who visited to share a slice of birthday cake loved your comfortable guest house. They will join us in spreading the good word about New Directions Guest House.

July 30-Aug. 3, 2019

   Dave and Janet,

   Thank you so very much for your warm hospitality and lovely home!  Not only is it sparkling clean, but it feels warm, welcoming, and comfortable as well!  Thorp is a lovely town with lots of delicious food and events to partake in.  We will recommend your lovely home to everyone we know!


            Kathy, Judy, Cathy, & Pat

            Le Center, MN

   PS: The rhubarb bread was a pleasant surprise and absolutely delicious!  Thank you!

July 22-29, 2019

   A home away from home.  Thank you.

     The Fox Family

     Nixa, MO


July 25-27, 2019

David & Janet

​   Thank you for a wonderful place to stay. Your home is warm, gracious, cozy, inviting, and restful. 

​   I was guests of Kevin and Karen on the occasion of their oldest son's wedding. They are dear friends and it was wonderful to stay together.

   In addition to the glorious wedding and reception at Munson Bridge Winery, I also went golfing at Meadowview in Owen and visited Marieka Gouda Cheese. The Highlight was Worship @ St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. 

   It was an Incredible stay, Thank You

     Jeff, Springfield, MO


July 21, 2019

Hi David & Janet

   Thanks for another great stay. We love staying in our "Thorp home."  As always, the place is spotless and welcoming....as are you 2.  Hopefully we'll be back again next July (or earlier) for another Paff family reunion.

     Rik & Lyn



This was a great place to stay for our family. We love the house and the grand kids loved playing on the porch. Wish we had more time to stay.

     Ann and Jeff


June 16, 2019

Thank you for a great stay! This is a lovely house on a nice property. Me and my cousins loved to enjoy our mornings on the front porch. We also enjoyed the convenience of downtown and delicious coffee shops! Have a wonderful summer!



Thanks for the wonderful place to stay! We loved the front porch and ease of walking around town to see the cows. So glad we found your place!

                            Jackie Berendt


June 7, 2019

Thank you for a wonderful week-end. We celebrated mom's 91st birthday and she loved it. We enjoy staying at the guest house every chance we get. Thank you for the poppy seed and banana bread, yum. Have a nice summer!

                             Love, Ken, Sue, Denise, Jan, Bill, Ron, and rest of family.


June 1, 2019

​We had a great stay! The bride & bridesmaids stayed Friday night before the wedding on Saturday and the bride and groom stayed Saturday.  We had gift opening on the porch the next day. The hospitality was amazing, everyone loved it!

                              Hannah & Logan Schmidt

                              River Falls, WI


May 26th, 2019

We had a great stay at the Guest House for a weekend in town for a friend's wedding! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

                              Kayla, Kate, Megan, Rox, Heather, & Megan


April 28th, 2019

This was our second time at this beautiful little house! This trip we have friends staying for NY, MN, & WY! Thank you for your hospitality! We will be back.

                               Shayla & Zac Foss


March 31, 2019

We love your Guest House - We feel at home the minute we walk through the door!  Such a gracious couple!  We've stayed several times and have always enjoyed ourselves and your hospitality.  We'll be back again.

                              Gary, Sherri, Kandi, and Kara



Dec 30, 2018

Had a wonderful stay here at the Guest House. Thanks again for the fresh baked goodies that we all enjoy. Love the ice sculptures outside. Beautiful touch! Its like being in a Hallmark Movie. Have a Happy New Year and we'll see you soon!

                                                   Bridget, Erika, and Jack


Dec. 20TH '18

Thank you for a wonderful stay. My coworker and I enjoyed our time in Thorp while working nearby. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

                                                                                               Adam M.

​                                                                                               Appleton, WI

Dec 10, '18

​Thank you so much for the lovely weekend! So good to see wonderful girlfriends from college - had to watch some Hallmark Xmas movies under duress and peer pressure - shocking. Love and good wishes for the Holiday Season and hope that the new year sees the world kinder and more sane.

                                                                                                Rebekah R.

                                                                                                Webster, WI

Nov 16-24 / 18

Our fourth deer season staying here.  2 deer harvested, staying makes our father / son hunt that much more special.

     Ken & Eric

     Oaklawn, IL

          See you next year, God Bless


24 Sept. 2018

Janet & David

Wonderful stay at the Guest House.  Everything we hoped for. Hope to return soon.

     Mark and the Gang


Sept 14-16, 2018

Hi Janet & David

   You sure do think of the little things. This was a very comfortable & cozy home away from home. Hope to be back!

   Thank you,

      Laura S.


Janet & David

   Had a fantastic stay - Thank you so much for the hospitality!  Enjoyed every minute & wish our stay was longer! Until next time - God Bless.

      Tami S.


Janet & David

​   It was great being home again. You do a tremendous job making sure your guests are comfortable - and the bread was delicious!

   Barbara M.  Shawano, WI



Dear Janet & David

​   I can't imagine a better "home away from home" than the Guest House!

   So comfortable, clean, ready for us with delicious sweet bread!

   I love the front porch, so relaxing!  So much better than a motel.

   Thank you for this great accommodation - again - again!

              Your friends

Elmhurst IL     Bini S. H.

Morris, IL        Barbara L.

Mesa, AZ         Irene S.

Kelso, WA        Mina & Gordon S.



   David & Janet

We really enjoyed the stay. Everything was comfortable and like being at home. My brother and his family all agreed if this home is available we would most likely stay again. The location is great and is very close to most family. Our Family Reunion was so nice and we really enjoyed it.

   Nancy S.

​   Genoa City, WI



Dear David & Janet

     Thank you for providing a comfortable atmosphere at your Guest House.  Since my brother, David, my sister-in-law, and I have been coming, we enjoyed the use of the kitchen and the comfortable beds.  

     The house has a convenient location to the Thorp downtown and the landscaping is beautiful.

     Thank you again for providing a nice experience.

          Janice B.

          Hanover Park, IL



Dear Janet & David

     The stay at your house was our 50th wedding anniversary gift to each other.  What a delightful lift to our spirits it was!  We were inspired by your sense of beauty and order that you have created in your corner of Thorp.

     Your personal kindness and sensitivity to our needs was deeply appreciated!

     Thank You!

          Bill and Judy S.

          Glen Flora, WI



Family reunion time in WI.  Several members of my family stayed & enjoyed the house.  I was only able to stay one night but thoroughly enjoyed the homey atmosphere, bed was comfy, and everything was so clean.  Love the special touches and your plants are doing great.  Doing laundry on vacation, a special treat.

Perhaps I'll get to meet you both on our next stay.

     Jean M. (Ron's sister!)

     Kansas City, MO 


July 29, 18

     David & Janet

​  As always, you went over and above.  You are family to me.  I can't thank you enough for the beautiful

weekend, that you helped make possible, to spend here in Thorp - Where the memories started to be made.

   100 yr. When Paul and Anna first were married.  Having 5 generations since and 264 living to continue to make more memories.

   Thank you again & you know I'll be back.

          Love, Diane K.

          Brighton, WI


July 29 - 2018

     Dave & Janet

   Thank you so much for everything.  The home is beautiful, we had a great time here with family.  What a great weekend.  The bread was delicious.  The bed is comfortable.

     Joan D.

     Kenosha, WI


July 27, 2018

     Dave and Janet

   Thank you for sharing this lovely home.  It is just like being at home.  Great hospitality.  Everything was just Awesome!

     Pauline A.

     Shelton, CT 


July 20-22, 2018

Janet & David

     It's always great to be able to stay here.  It's like being at home.  You make this house special with all your fresh flowers bouquets, your rhubarb bread (yummy!), the newspapers, and plants.  It all makes such a difference.

     And, your yard & gardens are amazing!!!  Best of all, your hugs and greetings. You two are awesome.

     Thanks again, Hugs,

     Lyn & Rik


July 12-15

Thank you for your hospitality! Your home is very nice. It had everything we needed. Your attention to detail is awesome! We will plan on staying with you again.

     Patty Sutton


July 6-12, 2018

     Awesome Hosts

     Awesome Bakery

     Awesome Comfort

     Awesome Experience

Thank you for letting us stay in your home.

     Rick, Debbi, Jordan, Karin, & Meagan

     Tustin, CA



Felt like we were staying at our own vacation home. Your guest house is warm and welcoming. And Mmmm, wonderfully delicious rhubarb bread.

     Thank you,

     Judy and Steve



David & Janet

     Thanks for your hospitality and for making us all feel welcome these past few days.  Your facility was warm and friendly, and welcome throughout our stay.  Hope to see you again soon.

     Mike and Maryann



David and Janet

     Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and beautiful home.  It is a home away from home.

     Chris and George

P.S.  Enjoyed all of your conversations and helpful hints.



Hi David & Janet
It was a wonderful few days celebrating our mom's 90th Birthday and having family new comers to join us.  They loved the house and your hospitality as we always do.  Thank you for showing concern about John.  Were always relaxed and feel at home whenever we come.  Hope to see you again soon.  We need more wonderful people like you two in this world.  
     Thanks again, Ken, Sue, Randy, and Eric
     Chicago, IL
Your house is wonderful.  I felt so welcome and enjoyed sitting on the porch.  Our trip was nice and relaxing.  I would recommend your house to all my family and friends.  Thank you for all your hospitality.
     John and Denise
     Chicago, IL
Thank you so very much for such a warm & inviting stay.  Our first Airbnb experience!  Se you at 2018 Dairy Days later today.
     Scott and Joe ​
​     Milwaukee, WI
After reading some of the previous entries, it is difficult to find new ways to express how much your home and hospitality are appreciated.
Our group consists of four couples who have been friends for 65 years.  For the past 26 years we have gotten together for a few days each year.  We were last here as a group in 2015, and I am confident we will return in the future.
     Blessings to you from:
          Eileen and Gary
          Mary Lou and Don
          Carole and Cletus
          Bonnie and Leroy
Dear David & Janet,
We came here under life's most horrible circumstances, the death of the matriarch of our family.  I couldn't imagine a better home to gather our loved ones.  Thank you for allowing us to create our memory boards in your beautiful house.
     Sincerely Kathy, Chris, and Shandrie
David & Janet
Thanks so much for your accommodations for our family.  With the funeral, you made our stay very much relaxed.  This is a beautiful house and we all slept really good here, even the little grandkids.
     Peggy Truckey
Dear David & Janet
As difficult as it is to come back to Thorp for a family death, your guest house & your personality always make it feel like coming home each night.  What a wonderful place you have created.  It feels like home on the inside and a magical wonderland on the outside.  Thank you so much.
     Lyn, Brian, and Diane 
David and Janet
     Thank you for your hospitality - we love staying at New Directions!  We are always so comfortable here and will definitely be back.  (Thank you, too, for your generosity toward our niece and nephew and their family - we are touched.)
                                                The Cherry Sisters
                                                (family of Marene Crabtree)
David & Janet
Thank you so much for the hospitality. We usually stay in Stanley with relatives, but this year we needed more room for the family. Your home was perfect from the cranberry bread, Christmas tree, and fresh flowers in December. Even though we had a few problems you were quick to take care of them.
     Happy New Year!
     The Martinez Family
     Frank, Rita, Antoney, Nick, & Caitlin.
     Miami, Florida
David and Janet
     Our 3rd deer hunting season here, it is always fun. Your house is so comfortable, a home away from home.  Eric and I both filled our tags with nice bucks, my biggest ever!
     Thank you and see you next year.  
     Ken and Eric Niemiec
     Oaklawn, Ill
We enjoyed our quilt retreat in the city of Thorp! Our stay here was wonderful. Thank You!
   Vicky & Lyddia
Thank you once more for a comfortable stay in your inviting home.  I always enjoy returning.
     Portland, OR
Our family visited from Mpls. and Madison for our son's wedding. What a perfect place for us to stay!! Loved it!!  Your hospitality was amazing!!  We have and will continue to recommend your house for the future!!
         The Dolinskys
This is our first Airbnb reservation & I'm blown away!! So many thoughtful touches & amenities. I'm so​ impressed. You've made this VERY "CITY" girl right at home. From the delish bread (lemon poppy seed) to the beautiful flowers, organic local coffee, & honey ..... I could go on & on!  Thank you for everything.
                       Luv The Kitlica Family
P.S. We'll be back!  
St. Norbert College roommate reunion weekend brought us to this beautiful guesthouse! It was the central location for the 6 of us to meet. We did some exploring in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls and this was a great place to come after busy days.  Lots of cups of coffee were enjoyed on the porch. Thanks for the Blueberry Zucchini bread, peaches and coffee.  Thanks for the radical hospitality!  It was a great place to stay and we will hopefully be back again!
Townhouse 4
SNC '13
(Hannah, Maeve, Katie, Krista, Maria, Meagan)
David & Janet
   Thank you so much for another wonderful stay!  We love New Directions and your hospitality!  As always it exceeded our expectations! Thank you! See you at the next family reunion if not sooner!
   Tim, Caren, Lilette, Lindy, & Lisa, Joe, & Tommy
Janet & David
Thank you so much for everything. The home is beautiful and we had a great time here w/family. 
Hope to see you soon.
     Carmen, Peter, Gio, Jared, Travis, Zoe
     Twin Cities



Janet and David,

Thank you for the wonderful stay at your beautiful home. It was perfect for our family and your home is beautiful.  Also, you're too kind to leave us delicious banana bread.  We hope to stay with your next time we venture out to Thorp!


     Drue and Matt, Phoenix  AZ



Dave & Janet

What a great place! Thank You for a "treat" in Thorp - Our hometown!

   Merl and Pat  

      Menomonie, WI



We couldn't have had such a great weekend without the "home" you've provided!

This is the greatest place with every provision provided!  Thank You!!

   Roger & Carol

      Rhinelander, WI 


17 June 2017

Janet and David,

     Happy Anniversary and thank you for everything.

     Meg, Bill, Carmen, Cormac     Seattle, WA


June 17, 2017

Our family of 10 felt really comfortable and at home here.  It was big enough for everyone to have a place to sleep and the porch was a great community area.  The owners are so incredibly nice; they helped us get the DVR working so that we could watch Harry Potter.  Another part of staying here that I personally enjoyed was the quiet and friendly neighborhood.  There's a great little coffee shop down the street.  It has great food (check out the pie!)


​         Carmen H. & family      Seattle, WA



   We felt so comfortable in your home.  From our initial introduction through our departure, the responsiveness to all of our questions was outstanding.  As a VRBO owner from Colorado, I can say with ease and confidence, that your home and the services you all provide are first-rate!  Thank you for making us feel so welcome.  We'd love to come back!  All the best!

     Heather & Chris     Denver, CO



Thank you for everything, we had an amazing time.  Mom loved her 89th birthday.  The lemon poppyseed cake was fabulous, we ate it all up "yum."  We love staying here in your lovely guest house.  See you soon.  

     Love, Sue & Ken      Chicago, IL



Your home is beautiful!!  Thank you very much for all of the extra special touches, flowers, treats, and looking after our needs.  You made everything feel just like home.

We all had a wonderful time.  Thank you for everything, it was fantastic!!


​     Kiewra, Paz, and D Altho gang     Long Island, Florida, and New Hampshire



Janet and David

​We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your Guest House! We have visited many homes and condos; and we both agree your House is the Best! Thank you for the cranberry bread and coffee and creamers. We were very impressed with the comfy beds and bed linens...nothing is lacking. You are wonderful hosts; and we look forward to future visits.

          Fondly,  Janice & Bill     Tinley Park, IL


5/11 - 5/12

We had a wonderful Mother Days Weekend. Weather was Beautiful! Was nice to spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying your beautiful flowers! Always look forward to you special treats in the kitchen also. Thank You both so much! Always look forward to our time here. See you soon! Happy Mothers Day to you Janet!

          Bridget, Erika, and Jack



   Thank you!  Thank you!   We love your little old home. What a great place to stay. Your town is quaint and clean. We truly enjoyed our stay! You are wonderful hosts and very thoughtful in your preparation for your guests! You treated us like family too! We would highly recommend this home away from home! Thank you again for being such warm and welcoming hosts. You are two special people.

     The Hoosier Siblings:

          Jim & Kitty

          Jim & Pat

          Wayne & Carol

          Nancy & Vic

P.S.  May your flower and gardening adventures grow well for you.



   Awesome! That is the best word I can think of to describe our stay in this very comfortable home. There are so many thoughtful amenities available to us and they are so much appreciated.

   This was my second stay here and I will highly recommend it to others.

   Delicious cranberry bread - so good we took the left overs!

      God Bless

         Eileen, Gary, Jane, and Kathleen


​​3/28 to 3/31/2017

   Thanks for everything!  We enjoyed our stay with you again!

        Kevin, Eunice, Joshua, Violet, Earl, Nathan, Elaine, Joanna, and Austin



   Thanks again for a making it a great St. Patrick's Day / March Madness weekend with our family.  As usual you both go above and beyond to make it a special stay.  Looking forward to our next visit.

   Bridget, Erika, and Jack



     What a perfect place to stay while here visiting our mom/grandma. It was so nice to have a home to come back to each night! We especially loved the ice lights and what a beautiful welcome they provided. The extras in the kitchen made the experience over the top! Thank you for your incredible hospitality, Janet and David.

     The Sokolowski's



     Thanks again for a great visit!  Loved the lemon poppyseed bread and hot cocoa. Always great to see you guys!

      XOXO  Erika, Bridget, Jack


December 22-28th, 2016

     We cannot thank you enough for this magical stay in Thorp. It feels like you treated us like family. We will be forever grateful & nostalgic about this visit. This house was absolutely the warmest welcome each day that anyone could hope for. The final evening with candles in giant ice votives was the most beautiful of all. Thank you so much for making this Florida family of four fall in love with the beautiful state of Wisconsin & its fine people.

​     Sincerely, 

          Kim, Craig, Will, & Jane 


Dec 18,2016

​     Thanks for the extra special touches:

​     -cocoa, mini marshmallows, christmas mugs on the counter

     -our cars were magically cleaned of snow when we left in the mornings

     -every time we looked out, David was shoveling 

     -a little space heater in the mud room to warm our ice boots

     Your house was, as always, spotless, welcoming completely furnished. We really enjoy staying here.

     Rik & Lyn


P.S. We're posting another great TripAdvisor review. 


Nov 12, 2016

     Thanks again for another wonderful stay. So comfortable & cozy. Always nice o see you both. Sorry I missed Janet this time. Your apple fritter bread was delicious!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving & will see you soon!

     Bridget, Erika, & Jack


​Oct 7th, 2016

     Wonderful time. So clean and appealing. Comfy beds and handy kitchen! Thanks for making our time in Thorp so pleasant. 

     "The Kluesner family and friends.


Oct 1st, 2nd Week-end

     "Pumpkin fest weekend"

Great location for our children, grandsons to visit from Montana. The upstairs & downstairs bedrooms worked great to give each family space. A very warm & welcoming home-a-way from home! Wonderful to be able to cook, appreciated the welcome treat, coffee and flowers.  Janet & David very welcoming - Glad to meet you both.

     Mary & Kent Olson and family!


September 25, 2016

A great place to call home on our wedding weekend. My bridesmaids and I spent the night before the wedding relaxing and sharing our excitement for the next day. Drew and I enjoyed the peace and quiet your home gave us to enjoy our first night as a married couple.

We appreciate all the warmth and comfort this house provided.

     Drew and Kellie

     Eau Claire, WI


​​Sept 12th,2016

Sisters weekend away from home to scrape book. The homemade bread was yummy! Great Hostess!!

Haas Sisters (Thorp, Greenwood, Stanley)


Aug 28, 2016

What a wonderful home away from home your lovely guest house is! We loved the coffee, the bread, your flowers; everything was just so nice! Oh! And the king-sized bed upstairs was uber comfy!

Thank you for your warm hospitality.

Trish and Nick

Vancouver, Washington


Aug 15, 2016

Thank you for the stay at your guest house. I enjoyed returning for another stay.

J. Beckman


Aug 15, 2016

Dear David and Janet

It's so nice to be back at your home away from home. We really feel differently relaxing here! We had a good time and enjoy staying at your vacation house! We wonderfully love to come again. May God bless us always. Thank you so much!

David and Lily

Chicago, IL


Aug 13, 2016

Thank you for the wonderful stay at your beautiful home. Your thoughtfulness in making our stay feel like home is very much appreciated.

Bev and Joel

Youngstown, OH



Thank you for a lovely respite on our way to Eaux Claire!  Beautiful home!

Sarah, Kelly, Erika, Erin, Tam, and Andrea

Milwaukee, WI



David and Janet

Thank you again for a delightful stay! We appreciate you hospitality - a true home-away-from-home!

Danny, Sue, and Gracie

Boulder, CO


Aug 2, 2016

​Thank you for a wonderful and comfortable stay. The homemade bread was yummy - wish we could have enjoyed more!

The McGuire Family

​Temecula, CA


July 20, 2016

Thank you so much for accommodating us on such short notice! You are both the sweetest, most hospitable people we have ever met! We will definitely be back again soon! Thanks also for the delicious homemade bread!

Sue, Danny, and Gracie

Boulder, CO


July 17, 2016

Such a perfect place, so peaceful and relaxing.  Great meeting you both too.  Janet makes the best bread. Thanks for the Rhubarb and the hospitality.



June 20

​How accommodating! Wonderful!

We"ll be back in Sept.!

Bini, Elmhurst, IL


June 19

Great stay!

Barbara, Morris, IL


June 16

Wonderful place!

Gordon and Mina, Kelso, WA 


June 3,4,5th

What a great stay, Thanks

Bob P.

Marshfield, WI


May 29 - 31st

Thanks for another great stay.  4th time back. Love coming "home".


   Portland, OR


May 5-8

Thanks again for everything! We love your house. What a switch from a month ago! We had snow last time - this time it was 92!  

     You guys are great!

         Kevin, Eunice, Violet, Earl, Josh, Melanie, and Marilyn

            Denver, PA


April 23-24, 2016

Thank you so much Janet and David!!  Everything was great - What a nice guest house - so comfy. We would have loved to have stayed longer.  

     Thanks good friends!!

     The Toepfers

April 1-4, 2016

Thank you for a wonderful place stay! We enjoyed your clean, cozy house and all your special 'touches', coffee, banana bread - yum! , etc. The bed was so comfy! Thanks David for clearing the snow! We had a great time!

             Kevin and Eunice

             Denver, PA


3-25 / 4-1, 2016

​Our prayer for you is that God would meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ glory. You have gone over and above in all you've done, we felt loved and cared for.  Bruce and I live by faith not by sight. You are both so kind and very thoughtful. We pray for God to bless you both and your homes. Thank you so much. God is Great.

             Because of Him

             Cella & Bruce

             Muskogee, OK


Thank you again for such a wonderful stay. Always look forward to coming. Jacks favorite place to come. Have a beautiful Easter and will see you soon!

Erika, Bridget, Jack, Kelly, and Blake


We enjoyed ourselves so much, thank you for everything.




Thank you so much for everything! What a great place for our girls weekend! The banana bread and other personal touches were wonderful!  

     Take care!

          Emily and Friends



Great spot to meet between GreenBay and Minneapolis. Easy to walk to everything we needed. Cozy beds, well stocked kitchen & hospitable hosts - we couldn't have asked for more. The luminaries were a delightful touch. Thanks so much for a lovely space to spend a weekend. We'll be back!

Ewoldts - Green Bay, WI

& Pohmers - Hopkins, MN


Jan 17, 2016

David and Janet

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay! It was the perfect way to start off the New Year. The banana bread was delicious! All 9 of us were very comfortable.

Have a good year,

Group from Chicago and Minnesota


Dec 24-25, 2015

Merry Christmas! Very nice stay last night, sleep well!

The Peterson's

​Rochester, MN


Nov 27-28, 2015

My kids slept in until 10am, that says a mouthful!! We were toasty warm and cozy all night. Thank you for providing pumpkin bread, and for a nice place to escape in Thorp. 


Denver, CO


Nov 27-28, 2015

Thanks for the pumpkin bread.  It was definitely a hit with everyone! Great accommodations for anyone staying in Thorp! So much nicer to have the space - much better than a hotel! Nice details with the decor as well. We'll be back!

Dan and Ann

St. Michael, MN


Nov 20-27, 2015

Eric and I had a great time during our stay here. Hunting went very well with Eric filling his tag with a 7 pointer.  Great house.

Thanks Ken and Eric

See you next year!



Thank you so much! I really like your house, it is a great place to spend time away from home.  As an early riser, it is nice to be able to get up and move around with out waking the others.  Thanks again!

Tom and Joyce

Merrill, WI



We appreciate your hospitality while staying here in Thorp for Mothers and grandmothers funeral.  Home like and less stressful than traveling back and forth.  Thank you so much!  I will be sure to pass the word.

Millie Smiths Family

Much better and nicer than a motel.



Your accommodations were beautiful. Your service was excellent. You are a wonderful couple. The facilities were clean, quiet, and first class. You made me feel very welcomed.

Pastor Rogers - Milwaukee, WI



Thank you once again for a wonderful stay.

Marcia. Portland, OR



David & Janet. Thank you so much again for your wonderful hospitality.  This has become my home away from home. The homemade bread was terrific.  Hoping to be back in July for the reunion. Enjoy the Kringle and have a wonderful Christmas Season.

Thank you Again

   Love, Diane

      Brighton, WI


October 4th 2015

Thank you so much for your hospitality. Your house was so clean and organized, it felt like we were right at home. You both were so welcoming. 'Til next time.

Diane, Kim, Addison, Katie, and Matt.

   Deerfield, WI

   Brighton, WI

   Maribel, WI

Sept 20, 2015

Thank you so much for the hospitality.  We loved the house and the town.

The 50 year old club!


Sept 5-6, 2015

David and Janet....thank you for making this house available to us.  We really enjoyed it, was a great place to stay.  Had everything we needed, so glad we found your place.

God Bless You Both

Harold and Arlene, Barnett, MO


Sept. 5 - Sept. 6 2015  We enjoyed our home away from home!  Everything was cozy! Zucchini bread was delicious! Was nice and clean. A very friendly host and hostess.  Thank you for everything.....

Joe, Marlene, Justin, Alaina, Andrea, Amie

Tipton, MO   Thanks Again



Wow. This place.  We have been coming to this area for the last 5 years and just found this place now!  It's amazing!  A beautiful 4 bedroom house, in a nice quiet neighborhood.  

David and Janet were outside working upon arrival and instantly made us feel at home.  

There is a beautiful wrap around porch which was great to sip a glass of wine and watch the sun go down.  The house was super clean and the hosts thought of everything you might need and beyond.  The special touches - cut flowers, home made zucchini bread, organic coffee and teas were much appreciated. It was nice to walk 2 blocks and get to the main drag - cafes, shops, parks, nearby.  We had a great experience and we will definitely be back.

   Thanks David and Janet

   Erika, Bridget, and Jack   Milwaukee, WI

P.S.  Is next weekend free?


08/06 - 08/09/15

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for such a great experience!  Janet and David truly thought of everything.  The house was clean, well-organized and every detail was thought through.  After a day of fun and sightseeing, it was such a relief to have such a cozy place to come home to!

​ Missy, Jen, Ryan, & Natalie  - Omaha, NE 




They say the 3rd time is a charm!  We had another wonderful weekend in Thorp for our family reunion.  You have hosted us with wonderful hospitality, Great accommodations & hosts once again.  We will be back.

 Lisa, Tom, Joe, Alison, Tommy G.  -  Oak Park, IL

 Tim, Caren, Lilette, Lindy, T  -  River Forest, IL



Dear David and Janet, 

Thank you for welcoming us and making us feel like we were at a 2nd home.  We appreciate all of the extra attention to details which made this stay, just wonderful!  

Mike, Teresa, & Randy,  Boise, Idaho



Another great stay here.  Thank You Janet and David for hospitality.  

Laurie and David,  Wasilla, AK



What a wonderful experience.  I really have never felt so comfortable traveling!  So happy to have met you!  Thank you!  Carol, Portage, WI



OMG!!  Love the house!  Love you guys! Your generous hospitality was so appreciated!

Kathy, Genesee, WI  and  Shirley, West Allis, WI


July 4th, 2015

We had a wonderful time for the Fourth of July weekend!  Guest house was extremely clean and well stocked with organic teas, homemade bread and other essentials.  We look forward to coming back next year.  The Baures Family, Eau Claire, WI


June 19th-20th

Janet and David

We had a great time here this weekend, this house was perfect for my family to stay for our reunion & wedding.  The house is great, clean, and welcoming.  Thanks for sharing the bean bag games and fresh strawberries.  We loved sitting on the porch and just talking too. It was great - Thanks  Linda and Jeff, Muskego, WI


June 19 and 20, 2015

Our 88 yr. old dad was impressed with the workmanship of the siding on the outside of the house, he liked the work done on the inside of the house as well.  In addition I had a good night at the sheephead table and the beds are very comfortable.  Kudos to you both for another GREAT Airbnb experience.  Jeff and Laurie, River Falls, WI


June 12-14, 2015
Just a short note to say we truly enjoyed our stay in your guest house; everything was perfect!  We loved your hospitality and all the little touches you’ve included to make the house warm and inviting (including homemade rhubarb muffins)!  We were especially impressed with the cleanliness of the house (and that’s high praise coming from these germaphob sisters)!  We will definitely make New Directions Guest House part of our next stay in Thorp.  Thanks for everything!  Gary and Sherri / Benton, WI,  Gayle / Benton WI, Kandi / Dubuque, IA.  


June 8-12, 2015
Hi David and Janet
We came up to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 87th birthday and when we arrived at your guest house I said Wow!  Then you greeted us to your hospitality, friendliness, and the beauty of the home.  The fresh muffins, coffee, tea, creamer, fresh flowers (through out the house), decor and I could go on and on.  You both are wonderful people and married as long as us.  “Happy Anniversary”  We love this house!  But what makes it home is the two of you!  Thank you for everything!  My husband and son will be seeing you soon.  Our stay here was fantastic.  The weather was good, fishing ok, relaxing and spending time with mom awesome.  Also you have a terrific garden and the grounds are kept up beautifully!  Thanks!!  Ken and Sue, Oaklawn, IL


June 7, 2015
This place is awesome!  Thank You.  Linda, Havre, MT.


June 7, 2015
Nicely Done!!!  Kudo’s to you.  Thank You.  Dean and Vicki,  Eau Claire, WI


May 26, 2015
Barb especially enjoyed the fresh flowers.  As always it is very nice to have the extra bedrooms so that young people have a place to stay if they can make it up to the event.  Barb and I spent some enjoyable hours on the front porch, watching the world go by and especially the ambience of small town life.  The covered porch is a nice feature of the house.  Jim and Barb, Rochester, MN.


Bonnie and Leroy said:   May 17th, 2015 10:03 pm
May 15-16-17 - Leroy and I watched our friends leave on Friday. We all arrived on Thursday May 12. Eileen (Gary), Carole (Clete), MaryLou (Don), and Bonnie(Leroy). We have gotten together for the last 23 years. The four of us girls graduated from Stanley High School in 1960. Bonnie's family reunion was held on Sat. May 16th at Stanley Chapman Park. So Leroy and I continued our stay at your house for Friday and Saturday nights. We would recommend your rental house with the comfy beds and all the equipment in the house making it home - cookies waiting for us - fresh flowers in vases. Thank You Janet and David. God Bless, Leroy and Bonnie


Carole said:   May 17th, 2015 9:44 pm
5/15/15 David and Janet - Thank you so much for the use of your lovely home for our gathering. The chocolate chip cookies were a vey welcoming gesture as were the fresh flowers. It was great chatting with you, especially since we found out we were almost "family". Carole, Altoona, WI

Lori said:   May 11th, 2015 9:19 pm
5-11-15 David and Janet - Your kindness is evident in this house. Thanks for having us, it was perfect for what our lives have brought us. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Lori and family. Madison, WI

Kathy and Sandy said:   May 11th, 2015 9:16 pm
May 8, 2015 Janet and David, We truly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful guest house, complete with fresh flowers and your homemade blueberry muffins to greet us! Very nice, Sincerely, Kathy and Sandy.

Ed and Edie said:   February 2nd, 2015 9:12 am
David and Janet 1-31-15 Thanks so much for allowing us to stay at your guesthouse. This was our second stay and it was as good as the first! Ed and Edie, Madison WI (P.S. the blueberry muffins were delicious)

Torm and Deb said:   January 4th, 2015 8:52 pm
Jan. 2 - Jan. 4, 2015 Happy New Year! Dave & Janet, Thank you for allowing us to stay at your lovely & cozy guest house. The bakery and coffee shop you had recommended were fantastic and you were such a wonderful resource for our stay. All 13 of us were able to travel from Iowa, MN, & WI to have our family Christmas and it was such a comfort to be "at home" versus in a hotel. We really appreciated the the amenities (bread & fruit & water) and the Christmas decor. What a wonderful home! Torm & Deb, Madison, WI. Tom & Marlene, Waukon, IA. Derek, Carrie, Riley, & Elliot, Elk River, MN. JR & Cora, LaCrosse, WI. Sam, Logan, Adelyn, Raleigh, NC

Barb and Jim said:   December 21st, 2014 1:09 pm
12-21-2014 Wonderful weekend with extended family. Staying here has made our trips "home" so much better - allows us to create new memories rather then just remember the old. Barb and Jim Rochester, MN

Tom and Julie said:   December 14th, 2014 8:59 pm
12-12/14-2014 Janet and Dave, We had a wonderful stay at your home while in Thorp for the Top Gun Championships at Little Hills Hunting Reserve. The amenities and the furnishings were superb! It was nice to meet you both. We will probably be back soon and have already recommended this home to others. Tom and Julie, Canandaigva, NY

Suzie and Joe said:   November 27th, 2014 12:26 am
11/24/14 David and Janet. Wonderful home you have shared with us for my uncle Peter's funeral. Enjoyed chatting with you, keep up the good work. We enjoyed our stay as it felt like home. Suzie and Joe, Indiana.

Diane said:   November 27th, 2014 12:23 am
11/24/14 Thank you once again for letting us stay last minute for Peter Depas funeral. Staying here feels just like home. Your pumpkin bread was wonderful. Can't wait to come back. Thank You, Diane. Salem, WI


Mel and Betty said:   November 14th, 2014 8:02 pm
Dave & Janet Want to thank you for sharing your cozy house with us!! Enjoyed our stay! God Bless us all! Mel and Betty East Earl PA

Ivan and Mary Kathryn said:   November 14th, 2014 7:51 pm
Dear David and Janet Nov. 12-14 Your house was the perfect place for our family to stay. It is so comfortable and "home-y." Thanks for your kind hospitality and the wonderful pumpkin bread-delicious! Would love to come in the summer to see your gardens. Flowers are a nice touch. Ivan and Mary Kathryn New Holland, PA

Lewis & Rose Anna & Ann said:   November 14th, 2014 7:43 pm
Dave & Janet Nov. 12,13,14 We came in this town for a wedding... Thanks for everything, was very cozy on this cold winter day! God Bless us all! Lewis & Rose Anna & Ann Richland PA

Ervin and Arlene said:   November 14th, 2014 7:39 pm
Dave and Janet. Nov. 12-13 Had a comfortable and cozy stay here. God bless you! Ervin and Arlene Memphis, MO

Marcie said:   September 25th, 2014 9:36 am
9-4 to 9-9 2014 Thank you for another delightful, comfortable stay. My 50th class re-union from O-W High was made even more enjoyable by "coming home" to your hospitality and comfortable home. The best to you always. Marcia - Portland OR

Jim and Barb said:   September 2nd, 2014 9:07 pm
August 31, 2014 Dave and Janet - A wonderful visit and place to meet with family members. Thank you for your hospitality and for offering this wonderful option for staying in the Thorp area. Jim and Barb, Rochester, MN

Jeff and Colleen said:   August 18th, 2014 1:56 pm
August 17, 2014 David and Janet, This was our second stay here in your lovely home. We had a wonderful, relaxing stay. Thank you for sharing your garden and your grill with us. We will certainly be back. Jeff and Colleen, New London, WI

Janice said:   August 11th, 2014 8:07 pm
8/10/14 Dave and Janet. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. The accommodations are tastefully decorated, clean and furnishings are comfortable. I enjoyed seeing your garden. I would like to come here again. Janice from Hanover Park, IL


Bev and Joel said:   August 11th, 2014 8:03 pm
8/10/14 Dave and Janet. Thank you ever so much for letting us stay at your guest house. It was so much like home. It is by far the best place we ever stayed. You two are very thoughtful and gracious hosts. Bev and Joel from Youngstown, OH

Lily and David said:   August 11th, 2014 7:58 pm
August 8, 2014 Best wishes to Janet and David from Lily and David of Chicago. Your hospitality is highly appreciated during our stay in your vacation house. It's a home away from home. We found a comfortable place to stay when we come up here again. Thank You

Christine said:   July 28th, 2014 9:29 pm
7-28-14 Greetings from Texas!! Came here on Thursday the 24th for the Marek family reunion. Will be staying until Monday the 28th. Was great to get a house, fully furnished! Very hospitable people greeted us (even though we arrived a day early!) THANK YOU Janet and Dave. D.W., Christine, Scott, and Lamount. Austin, Texas. P.S. Hope to be returning soon.

Roger and Carol said:   July 23rd, 2014 4:23 pm
July 21, 2014 We can't say enough positive about the New Directions Guest House! It is so very well equipped, just like home! Thank you, David and Janet for the few relaxing days. Roger, Carol, Jake & Noah from Rhinelander, WI

Jim and Barb said:   July 13th, 2014 8:42 pm
Sunday July 13, 2014 We arrived Friday to a warm welcome and everything prepared for us. The house was just as nice as we remembered from our previous visit. We entertained family Friday evening and had a pancake breakfast this morning. Serving family meals in a homey atmosphere adds to the wonderful charm of the guest house. Thanks again! Jim and Barb from Rochester

Steven and Rachel said:   July 5th, 2014 9:49 pm
7/2 - 7/5/14 A very comfortable stay! Dave & Janet were great hosts, and we enjoyed catching up with them (as a local that grew up in Thorp). A fantastic view of the July 4th fireworks. Had a great time visiting family. - Steven, Rachel, Avi (age 4), & Lia (age 1) - Somerville, Massachusetts, visiting Steven's mother, Judy.

Steven and Cindy said:   June 30th, 2014 10:41 pm
June 26 thru 30 2014 - Family came together from Washington State, Nebraska, Maryland, and North Carolina to celebrate our daughter's wedding. Meeting David and Janet upon arrival was a great welcome. The two of you are both refreshingly sincere. The house was clean and comfortable, with personal touches everywhere. Thanks for sharing, (and keeping us stocked) with the wonderful strawberries. This house was EXACTLY what we were hoping it to be. With gratitude and blessings - Steven and Cindy - Byron, Wisconsin. 6-26/30 - 2014 Ken and Pam - Elkin, NC. Enjoyed our comfortable bed, fresh strawberries, and pleasant rooms. Perfect. Thank You 6-26/30 - 2014 Thanks from one of the sisters - Sweet place for a wonderful time together - Especially love the porch. 6/26 - 6/30.2014 Gail & Ron - Kensington, MD. What a perfect Guest Home you've created. Thank you both for your generosity. All the best in all your future endeavors. (Yummy Strawberries) city folks here, never get such luscious strawberries - Happy Summer! 6/27-30/14 Becky here from Omaha, Nebraska! Great time with my sibs sitting on the porch lulled us into the best conversations. Love your home!

Kerstin and Henning said:   June 26th, 2014 10:08 pm
12 June - 26 June 2014 Thank you for the wonderful weeks in your beautiful house. Thank you for the nice hospitality with delicious cake, strawberries, and for the unforgettable barbecue and the very interesting conversations. We will tell our friends in Berlin about this nice place. Kerstin and Henning from Berlin/Germany

Chelsey, Taylor, & Mike said:   June 1st, 2014 6:52 pm
What a fantastic guest house! What a perfect place to stay when we came to celebrate Randy's wedding. Thank you for the hospitality. Tim, Amber, Taylor, Chelsey, Mike, Mike, Rachel, & AJ Twin Cities, Minnesota

Marcie said:   May 29th, 2014 9:45 pm
May 22-29, 2014 Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. What a delightful surprise to find this guest house in Thorp. It made for a very pleasant stay in the Owen-Withee-Thorp area. Favorites were: the front porch, fresh flowers, quality coffee, and the fruit left out upon arrival. Oh, and the Cows, all 12. My sister and brother-in-law joined me for two nights of my one week stay. They were so delighted that they reserved for Memorial Day weekend 2015. Thank you for your gracious hospitality. Marcie, Portland, OR

Andy and Jill said:   May 20th, 2014 7:49 pm
May 16-18 Thanks so much for letting us stay. We really enjoyed ourselves! The guest house is comfy and cozy. We'll probably come again! Madison WI

Ed and Edie said:   May 19th, 2014 6:21 pm
May 16-18 We had a wonderful time in Thorp made especially enjoyable by having the lovely home to stay in. It felt just like home! Thanks so much. Madison WI


Colleen and Jeff said:   April 18th, 2014 9:09 pm
April 15, 2014 Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful home. It was the perfect environment in which to reconnect, it felt very much like home. We will recommend to others and look forward to returning. Colleen and Jeff New London, WI



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