New Directions Guest House
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Our Guest Book started on April 15th, 2014.
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An Alternate Accommodation
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
July 6-12, 2018
Thank you for letting us stay in your home.
Rick, Debbi, Jordan, Karin, & Meagan
Felt like we were staying at our own vacation home. Your guest house is warm and welcoming. And Mmmm, wonderfully delicious rhubarb bread.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
Kim, Craig, Will, & Jane
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
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
Aug 15, 2016
Thank you for the stay at your guest house. I enjoyed returning for another stay.
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
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
Thank you for a lovely respite on our way to Eaux Claire! Beautiful home!
Sarah, Kelly, Erika, Erin, Tam, and Andrea
David and Janet
Thank you again for a delightful stay! We appreciate you hospitality - a true home-away-from-home!
Danny, Sue, and Gracie
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
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
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.
How accommodating! Wonderful!
We"ll be back in Sept.!
Bini, Elmhurst, IL
Barbara, Morris, IL
Gordon and Mina, Kelso, WA
What a great stay, Thanks
May 29 - 31st
Thanks for another great stay. 4th time back. Love coming "home".
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
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!!
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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