This is the only property we currently have listed in Rhinebeck. The property has completed the iStayGreen Audit process. Whistlewood Farm Bed and Breakfast has been awarded a 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Whistlewood Farm Bed and Breakfast completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Whistlewood Farm Bed and Breakfast employs 32 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Whistlewood Farm Bed and Breakfast please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
A few years ago we added solar panels to our main lodge to assist in our hot water production and we also are looking into solar power on our barn to help with needs for our electricity.
Our horse manure is composted and used in our gardens for vegetables, herbs, berries and flowers which are used in the breakfasts and baked goods served here on the farm.
The left over fruits and scrapes from our breakfasts are given to our chickens which produce free range eggs for our breakfasts and our baked goods as well. Our guests enjoy feeding the chickens and seeing the fresh eggs.
This past spring we started clearing another part of the property for more pastures and a pond for livestock. The locust trees are being made into fence posts, the oak, pine and spruce are being cut into boards for use in building and repairing fences and sheds for the horses and chickens.