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Wesson Barn Loft--Urban Chic Meets Country Living!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Pullman Barn Rental Photos and Description

Barn, Studio, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4. PLEASE NOTE! NO meals are included!!

Urban chic meets country living! The Wesson Barn Loft is an 860 sq. ft. totally unique, unexpectedly modern, studio style lodging on the second floor (20 steps) of our barn. We designed and built the space with great attention to detail and function; it imparts an open, but intimate feel. The Loft boasts a fully furnished, jazzy kitchen; just add food. The full bath has plenty of storage and full-sized laundry facilities. The open living area sleeps two in a queen-sized bed and also sleeps two in a queen-sized, trundle-style/pop-up (NOT hide-a-bed) couch. There is a spacious, relaxing, south-facing deck with the best views of our country property and our chickens and sheep or as a place to enjoy great views of the sunrise or sunset. Also furnished are high-speed, wireless internet, a big screen TV with Blu-ray DVD, CD, iPOD dock and Bose sound system. Parking is right outside the door.

We are located one mile from downtown Pullman, two miles from Washington State University and 10 miles from the University of Idaho just across the state line in Moscow, ID.

We are about 45 minutes from the Snake and Clearwater Rivers which offer boating and fishing as well as jet boat trips on the Snake River up Hell's Canyon.

There are extensive mountain biking trails on nearby Moscow Mountain as well as a 30-mile paved trail system that connects Pullman and Moscow and continues on to Troy, ID. This trail system provides easy-access, cross-country skiing in the winter time.

There is a tournament level golf course on the Washington State University campus plus two more golf courses in Moscow, ID (only 10 miles away).

In general, we offer a peaceful country setting with a twist. The Loft is a place to slow down and enjoy all that a small, university town has to offer.

Keywords: lodging, studio, barn, short-term rental, country setting, rental, modern

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carla Wesson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About Carla Wesson

I became a rental owner sort of by accident. I did basic research for 24 years at the University of Idaho and when an early retirement option became available, I took it. I didn't know I was going to learn so much about carpentry, power tools and finish work. My husband and I have designed and built three buildings on our four acres and gutted and renovated our 115-year-old farmhouse. We think we have an addiction to building! The goal now is to make our creations work for us.

We also enjoy backpacking, canyoneering, rafting and kayaking. In addition, I like to sew, bake, garden and be an engaged and happy Grandma to my two grandsons who live ten minutes away.

Carla Wesson purchased this barn in 2006

What makes this barn unique

We offer unique lodging in a peaceful country setting. The landscape of the surrounding area of the Palouse is spectacular. Having two land-grant universities within eight miles of each other makes this a vibrant community.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an incredible gem in the fields of The Palouse ...... Just outside of Pullman and WSU. Cannot wait to go back! Thanks to Rich and Carla for their wonderful welcome and attention to every detail, to accommodate your every need..... wonderful wonderful stay!
Dec 2014
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Wesson Barn Loft--Urban Chic Meets Country Living!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Everet, WA

A perfect gem

  • 5 of 5

This is a simply beautiful flat, supplied with everything you can think of (e.g., pizza slicer!). We added a day to our stay because we loved it too much to leave as planned. The access to town and campus is excellent, walking the property is a real treat, and I fell in love with the chickens.

Not appropriate for people who have trouble with stairs, but the "loft" in the name probably makes that clear.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ronnie-- Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review--and even more--I'm so glad that you loved staying in our Loft! We were happy to have you visit again and hope that this will become a tradition if your daughters choose to attend WSU. Again, many thanks!
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Perfect Stay in Pullman

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Wesson Barn Loft was fabulous! It is perfectly appointed, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed watching deer, owls, bunnies,geese and ducks, not to mention the Wesson's chickens! The location is close to town, but has an "out in the country" feel with walking trails nearby. The kitchen was easy to cook in, the television has a great sound system and the bed is heavenly. Rich and Carla are wonderful hosts! We highly recommend them and the loft!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane-- Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to write such a positive review! We so enjoyed having you and Jeff as our guests. We love being able to visit with our guests and it was fun to be able to visit with you and to learn that we share a love of building living spaces. It is our pleasure to share what we have created and knowing that you and Jeff enjoyed your stay and that the Barn Loft met your needs is the best reward for our work! As with you, our only regret is that your daughter is graduating this year and so you won't have reason to visit Pullman. However, we hope you'll come back anyway just for the fun of it! Thank you again--you were wonderful guests. Carla and Rich
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Fort Pierce, FL, United States

Perfect home-away-from-home for our long-term stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Wesson Barn Loft for about 6 weeks while working on a project at Schweitzer Engineering in Pullman. We are true road warriors, moving all over the country from project to project with our construction business, so we have seen it all in terms of accommodations. The Barn Loft is, by far, the best place we have ever stayed while traveling for business! This studio apartment is out-fitted with everything you need to settle in. It was perfect for two people long-term, but could easily accommodate four people short-term. The urban decor is a delightful contrast to the country setting, and provides a relaxed, comfortable vibe. Other reviewers are correctin saying that the pictures do not do justice to the interior or outdoor scenery of this place. We really enjoyed cooking in the well-equipped kitchen and outdoor grill, and having cocktails on the private balcony overlooking well-maintained gardens. The owners have chickens (which are very entertaining to watch) and sheep on the property, both of which can be viewed from the balcony. The delicious fresh eggs were also a plus! We saw a lot of other wildlife on the property, like deer and many species of birds. The barn loft has an "out in the country" feel, but it is just a 5 min drive from downtown or 10 min from the University or SEL. The surrounding neighborhood is well-maintained with a lot of natural beauty and little traffic, so I enjoyed taking short walks in the cool mornings. The owners were very friendly, attentive, respectful of our privacy, and accommodating of our needs, especially since our departure date was a bit of a moving target. This gem was such a relief for us weary travelers. I wish we didn't have to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenn--thank you for taking the time out of your more-than-busy on the road life to write this wonderful review. I so appreciate it! We were so happy to have you and to be able to accommodate your needs. And I love that you and Nate truly were appreciative and "get" what we are doing here to share with our guests, both in the Loft itself and with the outdoor surroundings and resident chickens and sheep. We aim to continue to make this space perfect both inside and out and certainly hope we will see you again!
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Amarillo, TX

The Travel Masters!

  • 5 of 5

We, four of us, drove 1600 miles to check out WSU, and this is the place we chose to stay. We didn't want to leave, and in fact when we make a return trip in the next 5 years, we will be staying again! You couldn't ask for a better place to stay, even home! The hosts were absolutely top notch and the place was impeccable in every detail. The pictures that they have posted online of this place don't even come close to doing it justice. I would recommend to anyone to stay here and enjoy it before you have to trudge back home again! Well worth it in any circumstance. Thank you so very much for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Eric! What kind words--I could not ask for better comments if I had written them myself! You were wonderful, considerate guests and I will look forward to seeing you again when you make the Big Move to the Palouse. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I'm glad the Palouse and WSU were all you hoped it would be! So glad you found us! Best regards, Carla
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Mt. Vernon, WA

Clean & modern loft close to WSU campus

  • 5 of 5

We drove to Pullman to visit our son, a sophomore at WSU. We were delighted to find this well designed and beautifully decorated space--so clean and modern with every amenity we could need. The loft has a unique feel with views of farm land and the hills of the Palouse, yet so close to the WSU campus. We sincerely appreciated the quiet and cool space after the 95 degree heat of the day.

You have done a magnificent job of creating a modern loft in the country. Thank you so much!

Dawn & David

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn and David--It was a delight to have you as our guests! Since you have your own very lovely vrbo and I am new to this resource, I appreciated learning about your experiences. I would love to have you back to show you how we have transformed our backyard space this past month. Thank you for your wonderful review and please come again!
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Gulf Coast of Florida

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Good news for travelers to Moscow or Pullman - finally there's a terrific vrbo in the area. Say goodbye to the Quality Inn. The Wesson barn loft is beautifully designed and furnished. It has everything you hope for in a vacation rental : great location, wonderful views, comfortable bed, a fully stocked kitchen (with excellent pans), and gracious hosts who make you wish you could stay longer. Thank you, Carla and Rich!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words in writing this review, Ann. I hope this won't be your last visit. The best part of having a vrbo property is getting to meet great guests like you!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Pullman, WA
Car: recommended

Activities associated with Washington State University (two miles away) and the University of Idaho (only 10 miles away) such as college football, basketball, volleyball and other sports; live concerts and plays and public lectures.



Rates & Availability

Pullman Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 9 2016 - Dec 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
WSU Moms' Weekend
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
UI Moms' Weekend
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
WSU Graduation
May 5 2017 - May 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
UI Graduation
May 12 2017 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.8%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

The rate for events is $235/night plus 7.8% tax.
Events include all WSU and UI football games, WSU & UI Moms' Weekends & WSU & UI winter and spring graduations.

A deposit of $200 in the form of a personal check mailed to me is my preferred method of deposit although I can take credit cards. Remainder of fee and taxes are collected on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Pullman Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathtub with shower; full-sized washer and dryer in bathroom. NEW! Exclusive, fabulous, 100% cotton WSU Cougar logo bath towels made with highest quality workmanship to wrap you in luxury after your shower. They are available from me for purchase and make wonderful gifts for Cougar fans!
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) New, firm mattress , Sleep Sofa (1) Trundle/pop-up style bed--NOT a hide-a-bed!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
iPOD dock connected to stereo system

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