The SpaceThis beloved family home is in the process of transitioning into a community wellness center. The downstairs and 2 acres of yard frequently host activities that promote holistic healing practices for self, community, and planet. During your stay there is a chance that the common areas—downstairs and the yard—will be in use by any number of activities, from morning yoga classes to visits from folks seeking solace in the gardens or along the creek. There is a private consultation room downstairs which is shared by a variety of healers—including massage therapists, an acupuncturist, an integrative family doctor, and practitioners of yoga and vibroacoustic harp therapy. Some of these may be seeing clients in the consultation room during the daytime, and any would be delighted to offer you their services during your stay, with enough advanced notice. There is no guarantee that the services you seek will be available during your stay, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you are interested in any of the above, or have questions about what else is available, please contact your host. Fees for these services are determined by the individual providers. Guest AccessThis booking is for three upstairs bedrooms, with each room offering either a queen or full-sized bed or futon. There are additional soft, portable mats available for your use if desired, and a twin bed available in the out-building that may be booked as a separate space if more private space is desired (see listing for Sun Room at Trout Creek on AirBnB). Since the home is used as a wellness center, the downstairs or common areas may be hosting events during your time here in the daytime, and unless booked separately by you, the Sun Room behind the house may also be in use by another AirBnBn guest, who has access to the home's bathroom(s) and common areas. More about the common spaces: Guests are welcome in all common spaces, including the rustic but high-end kitchen; full bathrooms in the upstairs and basement; the backyard, community gardens, and island with zip line; and the sunken living ("yoga") room. The gorgeous kitchen boasts granite island and counters, a fridge disguised as an old-fashioned wooden ice box, and a fire-engine-red cast iron stove. All are warmly invited to use our kitchen—for conversation, a shared meal, or if you like to prepare your own meals. The fridge is shared too, so please mark your items clearly and remove any perishables when you leave. The out-of-doors is wild, sweeping, and beautiful! The backyard is a surprising retreat, with a rambling creek, an open-space island suitable for a good game of kickball or frisbee football (you can find all these in the barn-like shed), and a community garden built by three families of friends. Native trees have been planted throughout the property, and three kinds of wild berries grow along its edges, harvestable between June and July. A fire pit beckons Spring through Fall, and two picnic tables and a grill are available for your use (though please bring your own charcoal). An elaborate climbing structure, hand-built by a recent owner and his children, boasts swings, slides, a sandbox, and a platform high in the branches of a Norway maple. This is truly a unique property, loved by children and adults alike. Interaction with GuestsHosts do not live in the main house, but are just down the street and available to assist if needs arise. We will make sure you have an access code to enter the main home. Please note: individual bedrooms do NOT have locks on their doors, though all rooms do lock from the inside. Guests of the wellness center may be using the upstairs bathroom that is shared with you. The NeighborhoodOur home is centrally located in the Lehigh Valley, a ten minute drive into both downtown Allentown and Bethlehem. The property is situated on a state road, which means first priority plowing in the snowy months (Oct-Feb). Access to I-78 is only 3 miles away, and there are several award winning restaurants (Bolete, Asia) within 1-2 minutes by car. New York City is 90 minutes away, and Philadelphia only an hour. Despite its location on a busy road, the property is surprisingly peaceful and secluded. Getting AroundThe neighborhood behind the property is quiet and great for strolling, and there are several convenience stores as well as a handful of eateries that can be reached during a 20 or 25 minute walk. For travel further away, it is recommended that guests have their own car, use the Lanta bus system approximately ten minutes away by foot, or bring/rent a bike. The Lehigh Valley is known for its biking trails and cycling, and a world-class Velodrome is a mere 13 miles to the west. For those in need of a bike, the Coalition for Appropriate Transportation is a local non-profit with excellent resources for cyclists, including rails-to-trails maps and refurbished bicycles available for a donation. Other Things to NoteYou are welcome to join and any all events that may be happening in the common areas (downstairs or outside), provided space is available. Inquire about what activities are planned for the time of your stay by contacting your host. When activities are underway in these spaces, we request that you refrain from using them, unless you are a participant. And if there is something you'd like to do with your group while staying with us that fits within our vision of holistic healing practices for self, community, and planet, maybe we can help arrange it for you! Contact Kristin through AirBnB and pitch an idea. The space is ideal for groups of up to 15-20 for daytime use. The upstairs three rooms (which is what this booking entails) has three beds for 3-6 but you are welcome to fit as many people as you are comfortable with, with use of soft floor mats and linens that we provide, or sleeping bags, tents, etc, that you bring). One additional twin bed is also available for rent through AirBnB under the listing, "The Sun Room at Trout Creek." More information on common spaces: The large, sunken living room (the Yoga Room) easily holds 10 for yoga, but more can squeeze in if needed. Neighbors and friends sometimes join us for morning yoga practice, and you and your group are invited to use the chairs, yoga props, and mats as you like, provided you return them to their original location and condition when finished. Please use the provided wet wipes to clean off used yoga mats.