Spacious and fully updated barn with plush amenities. 5 Bedrooms . WIFI
Lisa Smith - Listing Manager
About Lisa Smith - Listing Manager
Josh and Alexis have travelled all over the world, but they love to call Southern Illinois home! With three children and their various enterprises, they are a busy couple. Josh is originally from the area. After completing school he traveled Europe working as a chef. His love for food eventually turned toward organic farming, so in 2000, he and Alexis bought the 70 acre farm in Pomona. After renovating the properties and turning them into vacation rentals in 2009, Josh went on to play music in area bands and is now very involved in the region's entertainment industry helping to bring performers to the area. Alexis works as a stay-at-home mom, who also donates her time to many worthy causes in the Southern Illinois region.
Lisa Smith - Listing Manager purchased this Cabin in 2000
Why Lisa Smith - Listing Manager chose Pomona
CornerStone Cabins was created in 2009 by Josh and Alexis Brown, but there's more to the story behind the farm on which it is located. We moved into The Loft in August of 2000, and it was there we started a family of our own. Within a few months we began planning for construction on The Barn to be our first Southern Illinois vacation rental. Originally a horse barn with dirt floors, we had a plan to turn The Barn into a place of comfort and luxury. In 2005, after a few years of work and two children later, we decided to move into The Barn. Considering our growing family and the creation of such an extraordinary cabin, we couldn't resist. In our third year as CornerStone Cabins we realized the need to expand our accommodations. Since The Barn was originally built to be a vacation rental, we decided to move our family up the road and open the doors to the largest cabin rental in Southern Illinois. With the most luxurious lodging on the Southern Illinois wine trail, CornerStone Cabins is now looking to the future and growing to meet the needs of our guests. We want to thank all of the countless friends and family members that helped to create a place of beauty and relaxation for all to enjoy. It could not have been possible without your help. We would like to welcome you to your home away from home and we look forward to hosting your stay!
What makes this Cabin unique
The Barn and its sister property, The Loft (#898640), are situated to protect visitors' privacy while also being close enough to enjoy larger gatherings with everyone staying in close proximity to one another. If you are interested in booking both, please let us know. What our guests love most is our location! The scenery is gorgeous with rolling hills, lots of mature trees, a babbling creek nearby and lots of acreage in a safe rural location that is also convenient to town. There is so much to do in the area you'll want time to explore and see all the sites! That is why we have made weeklong stays so affordable!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
With approval. Fees may apply.
The cabin is great for kids!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Do not park on septic marked with stone near the driveway.
Do not build fires in non-designated areas.
In flash floods the stream can flood across the driveway. It dissipates quickly once rains have stopped. Use best judgement for crossing.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
great cabin for a large group
The property was absolutely perfect for the bachelorette party! Everything we needed was included in the house. And Lisa checked in with us making sure we had everything. The only problem we had was it was a little difficult for a couple of the cars and the limo wasn't able to get to the house due to a couple of deep dips in the road. Other than that if we are ever back in the area we would definitely stay here again!
Hitting the wine trail and spending time with friends is what The Barn is all about. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time there. We’re sorry that you experienced issues with limo access as we’ve had numerous guests get limo service directly to the cabins. Feel free to call us anytime you’re staying with us to address any questions or issues that arise. We are happy to do everything we can to make your stay outstanding.
The property was the perfect place to host our family gathering. Everything was clean and there was ample outdoor seating for everyone. We found everything we needed in the kitchen and the toys were an added bonus. All of us enjoyed seeing all the yellow swallowtail butterflies gathering in the creek. We definitely would rent the Barn again in the future.
Enjoying nature, especially all of the butterflies in Southern Illinois because we have to many, is part of the magic here. We are so happy you got the opportunity to relax and take it all in. We would love to have you back. Thank you for staying!
Amazing retreat in the woods
Ideal for 3 generation family retreat. The property is beautiful and extremely well laid out with communal spaces and quiet spaces. We had no unmet need in terms of amenities including toys and baby equipment. Not only is the house beautifully decorated, it is spotlessley clean. The kitchen is spacious and well appointed, making food prep with our group a joy. Our school aged grand kids had a blast exploring outside and riding their bikes. The bedroom spaces provided quiet when the babies needed to nap. The wineries and Shawnee National Forest offered ample adventure. By far, our best VRBO find to date.
We are honored you fest our VRBO is the best you've stayed at to date. Please come again!
Great rental for a family get together
Spacious, clean, and tucked away - perfect for extended family get together. The kids absolutely loved playing in the creek. We enjoyed our stay despite the rainy weather.
Kids love to play in that creek and we are glad you all had such a good time! Please come again!
Dirls weekend at the Barn
We just loved the stay at the Barn! It was convenient to the wineries and was a beautiful place! All the ladies loved it as it was comfortable for all of us. I have recommended to several people already! We may make this an annual trip. One of the best winery experienced I've ever had!
We would love to have you all back for your girls' trip! Thank you for the referrals too!
We stayed at the cabin for a family gathering. There were several of us and plenty of room. It's very clean and had just about everything you could want or need. I would certainly recommend this cabin for groups of 10 or more. I'm planning on making this cabin a yearly visit. It's absolutely gorgeous!
We would love to have you back each year! Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
Located in the Shawnee National Forest, Pomona is There is a little something for everyone: rock climbing and hiking, agritourism, U-pick fruit farms, antiquing, terrific eateries, fishing and water sports, plus award winning wineries and craft breweries!