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Located at the start of the wine trail and tucked into the Shawnee National Forest, The Barn is a spacious, architecturally unique property with plush amenities that is located on 70 acres within walking distance of their smaller cabin called The Loft. The Barn sleeps up to 16 and is ideal for four to five couples. It’s a great spot for adventure seekers as well as people wanting to relax in nature!

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The space
Where some people see a barn others see open spaces for family gatherings and lots of potential. This was the case for The Barn! Lovingly transformed in 2005 by the Browns from a traditional barn to an architecturally unique home that features a spacious open floor plan, a modern galley-style kitchen with lots of room for helpers, and five comfortable bedrooms. The Barn is a flexible space with custom craftsmanship and plush amenities that can sleep up to 16 using 8 beds. Located on 70 acres in the Shawnee National Forest and just 15 minutes away from shopping and restaurants in Murphysboro, you'll love the privacy and the gorgeous vistas. Read on to learn why you will loving staying at The Barn!

- 24 hour check-in
- Private
- Safe, rural location
- Toddler gear with prior notice: highchair, cutlery, plate, and sippy cup with advance notice. (Spiral staircase has a built-in baby gate.)
- Master Suite: king size bed, seating area with desk, and en suite bath
- Guest Room #1: queen bed & en suite bath and small seating area
- Guest Room#2: queen size bed, seating area, spacious closet, and changing room.
- Guest Room #3: queen size bed, seating area and writing table
- The Bunk Room - Great for Kids! 4K HDTV & Gaming Systems. Three beds: one full below, one single below, and one full size mattress above in the loft!
- Well appointed, spacious galley-style kitchen with full-size appliances
- Dishwasher
- Double oven
- Range top and stainless range hood
- 2 sinks
- Bistro table seats 2
- Coffee maker with filters & French press
- Microwave
- Toaster
- Blender
- Breakfast nook seats 3
- Cookware, tableware and all the basics
- Hand-hewn Dining table seats 9
- Handmade black walnut bar seats 3
- Washer and Dryer
- Large 4K HDTV with satellite, Blu-Ray player and library of movies
- Custom spiral staircase- Perfect for photos!
- Hand laid stone patio with outdoor seating
- Creekside hammock
- Grill- propane included
- Fire Pit (Firewood is not supplied but is readily available at area markets.)
- Central heat and air
- Eclectic custom artwork and sculptures
- Playground, gaming system, & library of board games
- Acreage to explore
- Creek runs along the side of the property near the house
- Optional second cabin nearby for added capacity - each cabin is secluded and has plenty of greenery and room around them for privacy. See it at
- Landline telephone
- Satelite Internet/WIFI

Please reserve your dates today before someone snatches them up. We’d love to leave the light on for you!

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed


Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Pomona, Illinois, United States

Pomona is a small hamlet located outside of the Carbondale (30 min.) and Murphysboro (15 min.) area near Cedar Lake. Less than 5 minutes off of a main highway, the cabin is just 15 minutes from shopping, award winning BBQ and supplies in Murphysboro and 25 minutes from Carbondale. Read more to learn about all the things to do in the area.

- Southern Illinois Wine Trail
A big draw for the region is the Shawnee Wine Trail. With over a dozen wineries in the area, there's no shortage of styles and cool places to visit! Many of them offer live music on the weekends when the weather is warm (which is most of the year), as well as delicious food and scenery that helps you kick back and relax. Let us know what style of wine you like and we can point you to some places you are sure to love! We can also help you make arrangements for a shuttled private tour! As us for details.

- Farmers Market, Fruit Stands & Agritourism
The Southern Illinois region is known as "Little Egypt" because of its proximity to the great Mississippi River and because of its fertile land! The region is full of farms, orchards, and groves of all sorts and hub of entertainment. Carbondale, plays host to one of the oldest farmers markets in the mid-west and is certainly one of the largest in the region! It is held on Saturdays in the Murdale Shopping Center area of Carbondale. So, if you are into cooking, you will love all of the heirlooms, unique varietals, and cottage industry products found at this terrific market. (Available April-November).

Want other culinary stops? Area towns have festivals, U-pick fruit farms, farm tours and other agritourism jaunts, as well as great area markets! Ask us what’s going on when you’ll be in town! We’re happy to help you make a memory.

- Rock Climbing, Hiking, Sightseeing & Water Sports
There is a little something for everyone in Southern Illinois. The region is famous for rock climbing, hiking, mushroom hunting, and water sport destinations!

Closest to the house - The Pomona Natural Birdge is within walking distance, Cedar Lake is just minutes away and is a great spot for getting on the water and picnics!

Check out the Shawnee National Forest - known for its annual snake migration every April!

Giant City Park with some of the best rock climbing to be had in the region!

Devil's Backbone, Crab Orchard Lake and the National Wildlife Refuge - terrific for bird watching - are other great natural attractions in the area! Trail of Tears State Park, . . . to name just a few.

Petroglyphs, drawings by Native Americans on rock faces and in caves, are something unique to the region. Visiting these sites is something like a treasure hunt for hikers and is perfect for history buffs, too!

- Restaurants & Things To Do
Just 15 minutes away in Murphysboro visitors will find 17th Street BBQ - voted the #1 BBQ in America by Bon Appetit magazine and the Food Network! There's also The Rule of Pie - which makes pies from scratch daily, Cummares Italian Restaurant, Brews Brothers pub and great antique stores and mom and pop shops downtown. The town also offers Riverside Park, which banks the Big Muddy River. The park is known for its dog park, paved walking trails and terrific playgrounds! And, though technically in the the town of Ava, Scratch Brewery draws people from all over to their craft brewery and restaurant, so when you come be sure to put them on your list. It's a small trek to get to, but is totally worth it!

Carbondale is the main hub for the region. It is about 20-25 minutes from The Barn using HWY 127. Carbondale is the home of the Salukis! Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a world class teaching and research institution. Like any college town, you can pick from any number of terrific restaurants and night spots or cruise out in the morning for a hot cup of coffee and from scratch breakfast at one of the many local restaurants. We love Harbaugh's, The Co-op, Longbranch Coffee House, Thai Taste, Newell House, Global Gourmet, The Hanger 9 Bar, and so many others. Please ask us for tailored suggestions! We are glad to help. The University Mall in Carbondale has a bevy of stores for shopping, plus a state of the art theater. If you are looking for something a little more mom and pop, the downtown area of Carbondale, plus the smaller towns in the area like Murphysboro and Cobden are just the ticket. They offer craft stores, antique shops, cool home goods and clothing stores and knickknack stores where bargain hunters can find a treasure!

Nearby, the town of Cobden is home to quaint art galleries, antique shops and restaurants such as the Yellow Moon Cafe, a hidden gem for great desserts, local fare, and live music on weekends. On the streets of Cobden you can also find the Taquería Pequeña, an amazing “little house of tacos” and The Old Feed Store, a music venue featuring local and national talent. The region has numerous festivals: Brew Fest, Wine Festivals, Murphysboro Apple Festival, music festivals of all sorts in downtown Carbondale. Both Carbondale and Murphysboro have fantastic Thursday night Sunset Concerts in the summer! Ask us about what might be going on during the time you plan to visit and we'll send you some great ideas!

Hosted by Lisa

Joined in October 2014
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Lisa Smith is a professional vacation rental host with a background in brand development and graphic design. She also wrote a food column for seven years. Her passion for the culinary arts is evident in the cabins. A “nester” by nature, her favorite way to spend the day is cooking and baking at home. Lisa’s hosting style is very hands-on while respecting guests privacy. She runs their vacation rentals at Stay at Penland with her husband Rick and co-hosts cabins in Southern Illinois for CornerStone Cabins. - “I believe no one wants to waste a minute when they are on vacation, that’s why my first priority is to always answer questions and messages as quickly as possible. We like to treat guests as if they are friends or family and “own” their concerns. So when it’s raining and they had planned to go horseback riding we are ready with a number of other options. Hosting to us is about providing more than a place to stay, it’s offering an experience guests will never forget and rising to the occasion if things go a little sideways.” Rick Smith is an artist/blacksmith and handles a lot of the maintenance at the Stay at Penland properties. He also operates an independent studio making work for galleries and by commission, while heading the metals program at SIUC in Carbondale, IL. Rick was a resident artist and a coordinator at Penland School of Crafts, which is located just minutes away from the cabins, and has taught workshops there many times over the years. His artwork is in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum, Decorative Arts Museum, Metal Museum, and the John and Robyn Horn Collection, among others. Rick likes nothing better than to spend the day on water, sailing or fishing, and loves to travel to places all over the globe. His work can been seen in both cabins. - “We wanted to create a space where guests could not just look at artwork, as in a gallery, but experience what it feels like to live with it. Many of our guests have told me how much it has enriched their stay and that to me is one of the best parts of hosting, making the artwork as central to their vacation as the view and the comfortable surroundings.”
Lisa Smith is a professional vacation rental host with a background in brand development and graphic design. She also wrote a food column for seven years. Her passion for the culin…
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