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A True Country Hideaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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 10 days. (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.

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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. The Barn House has cable TV, 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

Denise Wallace / Lisa Donnelly
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

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 Igo

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.


Igo Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Dogs: No wet dogs inside the building; do not use "people" linens on dogs (doing so requires linens to be replaced at your expense).
  • Linens: 2-3 night stay - 1 set of towels/person and 1 set of sheets/bed; 4-7 night stay - 2 sets of towels/person and 2 sets of sheets/bed.
  • Recycle: There are 3 large garbage cans with liners on the back deck: 1 for cans/bottles; 1 for cardboard/paper; 1 for food garbage.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is adjacent to bedroom. Shower; no tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback 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
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
The Barn House is truly a remote, private get-away for people looking for a rural retreat. It is situated along a paved, county-maintained road. The closest neighbors are across the creek, however, their house is not visible. The ranch property extends approximately 1/2 mile up the creek to our private picnic area (We'll be happy to show you around the ranch when you arrive or at your convenience.) We are happy to accommodate requests for early check-in (before 4 pm) or late check-out (after 11 am) depending on availability. (If new guests are arriving or departing the same day as you, we'll be happy to store your gear while you continue to enjoy the property away from the Barn House while housekeeping does their work.)


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average rating of 4.8513513 based on 74 reviews
Durango, Colorado


  • 4 of 5

The house is beautifully done with antique furniture and wood, very comfortable. The stream behind the property is musical and lovely. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was utter magic. The sounds of the creek, the attention to detail and care by the hosts to every little thing imaginable, their obvious love and care of animals and the property itself. Hardly wanted to leave! Only ventured out 2 out of the 5 days we were there. It's a drive to get cell phone service or anything for that matter and I came home so well rested and refilled.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what I expected

  • 1 of 5

We may have been the first guests for this year. Grass area around house and to the creek was overgrown. Then there was a propane leak that forced us to sleep on the futon with windows open. We were charged for our night stay. We booked 5 nights but after propane and mice running around all night we left the next morning. Like I said a charge for a not so great night!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that there was an unexpected problem with the propane. Unfortunately, the problem did not arise until late in the evening and there was nothing we could do until the following morning. We spoke with them several times and went to the guest house to see if there was a resolution, but there was nothing we could do. We had already called the propane company by 8:30 in the morning and a repairman was on-site by noon. When the ladies said they wished to check out that morning, we understood and we refunded their entire payment, including the night that they stayed, and apologized as profusely as possible. The gas was repaired by noon, but we totally understood their concern. As to the grass, these ladies arrived after two weeks of constant on-again, off-again rainfall that had caused a great deal of overgrowth.The meadow had been mowed shortly before their arrival, but we cannot control the weather and grass cannot be mowed when it is wet. It was a situation where the grass dried out, then it rained again. The meadow was mowed again as soon as the grass was dry enough to do so. Unfortunately, that was a couple of days after these ladies departed. It is a country house and field mice do sometimes find their way inside. We do our best to discourage them. These ladies did not mention "mice running around" until we read this review. It is easier for us to resolve problems that we know exist. Again, we apologize for the situation and that their stay was not what they had anticipated. We try very hard to make each guest's stay pleasant and when there are problems we do what we can to make it right. We refunded the entire amount paid as quickly as possible, and received a friendly email from the ladies indicating that the settlement was satisfactory. We are saddened to receive such a negative review. We hope that their future travels are pleasant.
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Glyndon, MD

Most eligant Barn ever!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful converted Barn Cabin with all of the amenities, full size stove and refrigerator, so we had our breakfast and dinners at home. Close to Shasta and Lassen NP, where we spent most of our time. The nearby town of Redding had all of the food gas and shopping conveniences of any town, so we felt right at home even though we're from Maryland.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Medford, OR

Amazing get -away, secluded and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Barn House. We had experienced it last fall & wanted to catch the Spring ambiance. It did not disappoint, with the sounds of the little creek flowing & various birds chirping all day long. We loved sitting on the large deck, grilling dinner, with nature at our back door. At night it was quiet as could be. We came home refreshed and renewed.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always delighted to see our returning guests. We've met so many lovely people and you folks are among our favorites!
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Very relaxing exactly what we wanted.

  • 4 of 5

The property was awesome. Very

Lovely home .

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Redding Amtrak Station
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax

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 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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