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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

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.


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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.


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
  • 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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A True Country Hideaway
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 60 reviews

A beautiful gem in the country

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend get-away here and it was so much more than we ever expected. The barn house has a very stunning interior with large, open beams, wood floors, paneled walls, and antique furniture. The days were warm and sitting out on the deck was the perfect setting to have a quiet read or a glass of wine. We were visited by deer, rabbits, and dancing dragonflies. We definitely are looking forward to another, longer visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in the Barn house. For nature lovers this is the place to stay. Very friendly and helpfull owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Oakland, CA

Excellent Value for Privacy and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Simply put this property is heaven on earth for the price point. A super value at $110/night. Very private location on a large parcel in the middle of the woods with a lovely creek going through the property. Private swimming holes are just down the street. Had such a lovely time out on the deck at night star gazing. The dogs were welcome and very safe in the fenced in yard. They even have wine in case you run out for a reasonable price! We plan on coming back as soon as we can get a break.


~ Follow their directions not gps, it’s faster.

~ Bring enough supplies so you don’t need to leave the property. Once you’re there you won’t wanna leave.

~ Take the time to get to listen to their story on how they came to the property, the owners are awesome hosts and highly entertaining. I loved meeting Denise and it was one of the highlights of the trip having a beer with her.

~ If you have a pet bring your own clean sheets to cover the couch so you don’t have to stress about keeping them off the furniture. Our dogs won’t stay off the couch so we did this and Denise was fine with it. Make sure it’s nice and clean though with no hair on it or you’ll defeat the purpose.

~ Use the TV music channel as a stereo or bring your own music. Though we didn’t max out on WiFi limit streaming music at night so that’s an option too.

~ Bring cash to tip the maid. They hire someone to come clean and this helps keep the costs down for everyone I imagine. There is no town and no way to get cash/supplies once you’re there without a big excursion.

~ Bring water shoes or shoes you don’t mind getting wet for the swimming holes. It’s a little hike down to them and you’ll need sturdy shoes. Wear long pants on the way there so you don’t get scratched up.

Big love, respect, and thanks to Denise and Lisa for having us. This is a trip my girlfriend and I will never forget as it was our first adventure away overnight together. Perfect place for 🏳️‍🌈 family.


  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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San Clemente, CA

The barn was a beautiful peaceful retreat from our busy lives.

  • 5 of 5

Denise asked us "Why Igo?". We can answer with "Why not Igo!". Igo offered us a beautiful place to relax, cool clear water streams to play in when it got hot, nearby fishing, wildlife, birds, fresh blackberries, and nice people everywhere we went.

We saw three bears! One of them had a cub! Numerous deer came by the stream. Wild turkeys, Jack rabbits, pheasant...the list goes on.

Denise checked up on us then left us alone. We enjoyed her unique personality. We hope to meet Lisa next time.

We slept on the futon most nights because it was cooler and more comfortable. The weather cooled at night and We enjoyed sleeping with the Windows open. The barn has a very well equipped kitchen. We were extremely impressed when we found the supply of martini olive holders. What are the odds of that? Again, Denise aims to please. We hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on a hillside

  • 5 of 5

Quiet family bliss. The PERFECT creek for a little one that can't swim (sandy bottom, 1.5' deep). Delicious blackberries and dark skies. Heaven

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Bishop, CA

Most unique barn house and setting was amazing !!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to be staying in a converted barn that has everything you need and more. Better, the acreage and year round creek was a delight for us and the dogs. Best, you are truly isolated 3.5 miles up a lane with little residential travel, yet close to Whiskeytown Lake area which has lots to explore. Great, great location and wonderful hosts! Do try it!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $35
Damage Deposit $150

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.

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