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Denise Wallace / Lisa Donnelly

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

A True Country Hideaway

26 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday barn in California - Barn House at Stonewall Ranch

Private mountain meadow hideaway, hardwood interiors, open floor plan

This is the stuff dreams are made of. Spend a weekend in the California countryside. Your home base will be the oldest barn in Shasta County. Beautifully renovated into a comfortable guest house furnished with antiques and heirlooms, the Barn House at Stonewall Ranch is a true country retreat.

Up to four people and their well-behaved pets may visit from two nights to a week. (If you'd like to stay longer, please contact us.)

Just 17 miles from Redding, California, this is the ideal place to truly "get away from it all." Set in a peaceful mountain meadow by a year-round boulder-lined stream on a paved mountain road that winds through woodland virtually untouched by the developer's hand, the Barn House is a place like no other.

Visit our website at www.stonewall-ranch-barn-house.com to learn more about the area.

Beautifully furnished with heirlooms, antiques and works by local artists and craftspeople, the Barn House features Tennessee red-oak hardwood floors and knotty pine paneling throughout on walls and cathedral ceilings.

Features: An open floor-plan; natural-stone fireplace built with stones from the ranch; well-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances; family-size dining table and dining alcove; massive decks that run the length of the building overlook a meadow and the boulder-lined creek that runs along the length of the property.

The Barn House is a romantic hideaway for couples. Let the sounds of the gentle brook just outside the door lull you to sleep. The bedroom features an antique four-poster double bed, an heirloom chest, 19th century armoire and dresser, and a contemporary wing-back recliner

The great room with its cathedral ceilings and knotty pine interior is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Antique chairs, deep old-fashioned rockers, and a warm natural-stone fireplace with pellet insert create an inviting home. Relax with a good book by the fire, listen to music and enjoy a glass of wine. The futon couch converts to a full-size bed.

From the massive decks, kick back and enjoy being surrounded by nature. Stonewall Ranch is home to a variety of wildlife--the California black bear, wild turkey, the rare ringtail cat, the endangered martin/fisher, and herds of deer freely roam the mountain. Our guests are more likely to see deer pass by on their way to the creek, than cars on the quiet country lane that leads to the property.

A paradise for hikers and mountain bicyclists, the property abuts the backside of Whiskeytown NRA, a veritable wilderness. Backpacking, mountain biking, hiking, nature walks and quiet meditation by the year-round stream are all part of the quiet life here at Stonewall Ranch.

Ample parking is available for large vehicles, including RVs (no hookups).

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the Barn House at $10 per dog per night. To ensure that pets continue to be welcomed, please make sure that they do not get onto the furniture, and do not leave them alone while you are away from the Barn House. We have a pet-friendly cupboard filled with all the little extras that our pet-owning friends might need--everything from old afghans and blankets to make a cozy bed for Fido, to towels to use after a visit to the nearby creek.

The Barn House at Stonewall Ranch is just 20 minutes from Redding, but it feels like a world away. In some ways it is. There are no gas stations, supermarkets or convenience stores once you leave Redding. There is a small general store in Igo that is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for essentials, as well as milk, bread, beer and cigarettes. There are no hard-liquor sales in Igo. The Igo Store also serves breakfast on Sunday morning, and during the week hamburgers and deli sandwiches are available.

The Barn House at Stonewall Ranch is a quiet, restful vacation home for people who truly want to get away from it all and enjoy time in the woods. There is no TV. The Barn House does have Excede broadband satellite internet connectivity, and internet-based telephone service.

Open flames are not allowed anywhere on the property. Flameless candles and lanterns are available for your use.

Smoking is not permitted inside the Barn House. Smoking is allowed on the exterior decks away from open windows and doors. E-cigarettes and vapes may be used inside the Barn House, so long as they do not emit a strong odor.

The Barn House is air conditioned and has an overhead fan in the great room for warm weather, and a propane heating stove, as well as a pellet insert for the fireplace for chilly temperatures.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Denise Wallace / Lisa Donnelly (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About Denise Wallace / Lisa Donnelly

It took Denise a lot of years to find the property that ultimately became Stonewall Ranch, and more years to renovate the oldest barn in Shasta County into the home she occupied for several years.

But as circumstances changed, she moved to another house on the property, making the Barn House available as a rental property. Today, she and her wife Lisa Donnelly live just up the road on another part of the ranch with an assortment of rescued dogs, cats and parrots.

Denise is a life-long resident of Shasta County and an avid golfer. Lisa is a writer and entrepreneur who is developing a line of botanically infused personal care products.

The Barn House is LGBT-owned, with special discounts available to our Rainbow Family.

Denise Wallace / Lisa Donnelly purchased this barn in 1987

Why Denise Wallace / Lisa Donnelly chose California

As developers increasingly began to run roughshod over Shasta County, Denise started searching for a place that remained relatively untouched. She discovered Zogg Mine Road and Stonewall Ranch. The peaceful woodland with its ancient trees, boulder-lined creek, and pastoral landscape is a slice of serenity. The nearby hamlet of Igo is a bit of Americana that is rapidly disappearing, with its cozy general store and the Post Office where everyone goes to pick up their mail, since there is no home mail delivery. At Stonewall Ranch, we and our neighbors live a quiet life far removed from the hustle and din of city life. We invite you to join us.

What makes this barn unique

Step onto the back deck and breathe deeply. Look up into the night and see stars spilling across the sky like a broken bag of rhinestones. Listen to the quiet. Watch a doe and her fawn move slowly across the meadow to the creek. Such is the stuff of magic.

Inside, feel the warmth of wood surround you, a cozy fire in the natural-stone fireplace, shadows chasing across cathedral ceilings, stained glass glowing warm and inviting.

Reviews

4.9
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

A True Country Hideaway
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
Santa Rosa, CA
5

Exactly what we were looking for....

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at The Barnhouse. It was exactly what we and our dog were looking for....beautiful rural setting, comfortable house, very quiet area, and close to fabulous hiking. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is about 30 easy minutes away and features 4 amazing waterfall hikes. The Clear Creek Greenway has creekside hiking trails and is only a few minutes away near the town of Igo. When not out exploring the area we were happy to relax on the Barnhouse's spacious decks facing the gurgling creek or hanging out inside the beautiful wood interior. The Barnhouse is well equipped and the friendly owners, Denise and Lisa, live just up the road and are very accommodating. It was well-worth the trip from the Bay Area!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded, rural setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay for easy access to Whiskeytown while avoiding the city and suburbs of Redding. The owner was very hospitable; she left a homemade pie and bottle of wine on day one and some fresh fruit for the road on the last day. We didn't bring our dogs, but both this place and Whiskeytown are dog-friendly, so it would be a great combo for a vacation with dogs.

A few tips for a great stay:

• Leave the upstairs A/C on fan all night. It gets cool enough you don't need the A/C, and the compressor kicking on and off will wake you up. The bedroom A/C was too loud and honestly not needed at night.

• Be sure to have the bedroom A/C on when using the bathroom, as the door isn't soundproof ;-)

• Definitely stock up on food when you're coming through Redding. I recommend the Trader Joe's.

• Bring tupperware for any leftovers.

I'd rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

the Barn House is a perfect getaway in every way. From the reasonable rates to the hospitality of the owners, this rental is impeccably maintained and well worth the drive.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin for getaways. Nearby stream was perfect for cooling off after a hot day, and relaxing while listening to sounds from the running water.. Cabin was remote, but still easy enough to get things you need from town. Hospitality was great. Would love to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful Place!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and 2 friends just stayed there during the Western National Archery tourney. They had a great trip. Loved the house and the location. These ladies are the best hostesses! The only thing the guys might have missed was a TV...maybe. They definitely want to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I have looked and looked over the years for the perfect cabin on a creek experience. The Barn House was just what I was longing for. As you wind up a long road the anticipation builds until you round a turn and there it is. Your home away from home. I loved that you can see and hear the river while sipping coffee in the four poster bed. We also enjoyed sunny mornings having breakfast on the deck. Our dog was totally comfortable too and the doggy treats were appreciated, as was the wine and for us! The coral was very convenient for keeping our English Shepherd safe from the road. The owner was extremely helpful if we needed anything and the fridge was stocked with basic items like mayonnaise and salad dressing, which was convenient. If you want a little taste of country living this is a special retreat. For us it was a perfect Valentine's Day!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Redding
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Redding
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Redding Amtrak Station
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Redding
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. Shasta
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Whiskeytown Lake NRA
Car: necessary

Just 17 miles west of Redding (20 minute drive); and minutes from the Veterans' Cemetery of Northern California on Gas Point Road in Igo; in beautiful western Shasta County. Close to Whiskeytown Lake NRA.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Redding, Shasta Cascade

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Memorial Day Weekend
27 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£108
£688
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
22 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£108
£688
 
 
Christmas Week
20 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
From
£108
£688
 
 
New Year's Week
28 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£108
£688
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£224
for 2 nights
From
£88
£528
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £102
Pet Fee £7 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £41 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.5%

When we do not have guests coming the day of your departure or the following day, guests are welcome to stay until dark on their last day at the ranch. Please let us know if you'd like to stay longer when you check in. (Subject to availability.)

If you should require additional cleaning services during your stay, please let us know when you check-in and we will make arrangements to have our cleaning lady come by to tidy up during your visit at your convenience. The fee is $25/hour for her services (Additional cleaning fee is payable in cash at the time of service, unless you make advance arrangements to have the fee added to the final bill.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in California, USA

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is adjacent to bedroom. Shower; no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Antique full-size four-poster bed in bedroom with new mattress and box springs. Futon couch in great room converts to full-size bed. All linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • caving
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
A truly private, mountain meadow hideaway. You'll see more wildlife than cars. A place with open fields, open skies, and woodlands untouched by developers. Check-out time is at your leisure on your final day.

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