The Red Barn Guest House is a beautifully remodeled home with amazing details that makes this vacation rental truly unique! Sleeping 6 guests, this home has stone and ship-lap walls, walnut beams and ceilings, and wide plank flooring that gives it an authentic and upscale barn feel.
The main floor has a kitchenette with a stainless steel mini refrigerator, and microwave, and an induction cook top, crock pot, and toaster for eating in. Cozy built-in nook seating and dining table for eating leading into a lounging area with comfy couch for watching the flat screen TV, playing one of the house's board games, or just visiting and relaxing. Two beautiful custom barn doors divide the living room/kitchen area from the main floor bedroom with a queen bed and mesmerizing Opti-myst Fireplace. Also on the main floor is a full bathroom with a granite tile dual-headed shower, and closet with stacked washer/dryer.
Follow the unique spiral staircase up to the second story bedroom with a matching iron queen bed and double bed. A flat screen TV with Wii console, Wii games, DVDs and other toys will keep the younger crowd happy for hours!
The window upstairs looks over the spacious yet very secluded feeling backyard. A huge old-growth Poplar Tulip tree shades the green lawn, and concrete patio nicely. A little sidewalk leads to the side of the barn where a large 8 person hot tub awaits surrounded by a tall privacy fence and lovely landscaping. The small shed in the backyard has plenty of outdoor games for everyone!
Between the Barn and Main Street, there is only building (the wonderful Magpie's Cafe), so it is easy walking distance to all the unique shops and restaurants Historic St. Charles has to offer!
The story of this historic barn makes it like no other home you've ever rented. Built in 1790's as a stable for the Second Commandant of St. Charles, Carlos Tayon, in conjunction with his home right next door. It is said that Lewis and Clark had dinner with him here before leaving on their expedition! Since then it has had many different owners in more than 200 years who have used it as a residential home, until we bought it and spent the last year making it into the exceptional space that we offer to you today!