Big Red Barn

Big Red Barn

This fabulous vacation space is located over our home winery. The property is very private, beautiful

and secluded, yet is close to everything Sonoma Wine Country has to offer!

 

The Big Red Barn is a private, fully furnished apartment above a wine-making crushpad and cellar. The Barn is one of 2 vacation units we offer (the other is the Creekside Cottage) to guests. Enjoy privacy here while being minutes from wine country activities.

Our barn was a custom design that took in some of the wonderful historical elements of the Great American Barn. It might be called a Monitor Barn in which the center portion of the roof line is raised on short walls. Or a Gable Barn, that had sheds or a pent roofs added at a later date along both sides of the center section, creating bays.

The main door openings are on the sides (rather the gable ends) of the barn, originally designed for the passage of equipment or for threshing grain. This was typical of a German Barn.

We created a covered porch on the barn’s second story. It is meant to mimic an open haymow, and has an adjacent generously sized hay hood. Then we crowned the barn with a proper cupola, another feature of a typical German barn. Cupolas were used for ventilation, but with our variant, it delivers sunlight to all parts of the 840 sq. ft. apartment on its second story.

Dave likes to call it a “faux barn” as we have no animals in it, and thresh nothing. However, Catherine posits that if a barn is a place where you keep stores of foods, transportation conveyances, and is where you work, that it is, by definition, a real barn. We have three bays for three vehicles. We bottle wine in the threshing area, store wine in the barrel room, and Dave offices in it. And we have a freezer for additional storage. As you can see, it is a modern barn. If you study barns as Catherine has, you will be as boggled as she is by the many variants through the ages and around the world!

We are happy to give you directions, answer questions, help plan your activities, suggest a tour, or anything else you may need in order to plan your time here with us!!

Take a look at our photo gallery of the Big Red Barn.

 

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The space

Located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma Valley, our gated 2-acre estate includes this Big Red Barn that offers a wonderful, private 1-bedroom with king-sized bed, 1-bath and great room apartment above the winery. (There is an additional half bath below your entrance and a comfy sofa in the living-room which pulls out into a second bed as needed). The modern kitchen has all the amenities you will need to feel at home in your cozy wine country retreat. The second-story covered patio offers a large dining table and BBQ as well as views, view, views which guests always remark on!

The gorgeous, modern “barn” is constructed with large timbers connected by mortise and tenons with pegs, a feature of most early American barns. It has a spacious covered porch with a big table and wicker chairs overlooking the field across the winter creek. You’ll enjoy the quiet, the views of horses, rolling hills, and vineyards. There is almost a tree house feeling to this the space!

The bedroom overlooks the expansive lawn leading to the tree lined Sonoma Creek. It has a luxurious king size bed with high thread count sheets and ample closet space along with 2 fluffy white bathrobes. The gracious high-ceiling living room has a Queen sleeper in the seating arrangement.

This vacation unit is located over our home winery. You will enjoy seeing the climate controlled barrel room and covered crush pad. We hope you also enjoy a complimentary bottle of our wine upon your arrival, along with fresh fruit, muffins, granola, milk, tea and coffee (which you can brew at your leisure). We hope your visit will be one you will always remember, and that you will return!

 Rates

Pricing varies by season. Please mouse over dates on the calendar above to view price(s) for your chosen date(s) or email moylan@sonic.net.

Sorry, we are not accepting online reservations at this time. Contact us via email if you are interested.