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6 Great Rustic Barn Vacation Rentals for Big Families

    Fun barn vacation rentals that sleep big families of 6 or more.


    Love the look of old barns? Why not book a barn for your next big family vacation. VRBO offers many rustic barn choices throughout the US that will allow your family to relax and enjoy the outdoors without roughing it. These barn rentals allow your big family and/or family reunion to spread out and enjoy some downtime. 



    Gorgeous Oceanfront Barn with Views of Acadia National Park

    The Barn at Mainstay is within minutes of Acadia but in a peaceful secluded setting away from the crowds. This 2000 square foot Maine barn can accommodate 10 guests in 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Bedding consists of 2 kings, 2 queens, 2 sleeper sofa/futons, 2 murphy beds, 2 queen murphy beds, and 2 sofa sleepers.

    There is so much to see and experience in the area. If you enjoy hiking, biking, and kayaking, this is the best place to do it. The vacation rental owner suggests:

    Pack a picnic and find a spot along the loop road to watch the waves crash on pink granite cliffs. Drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain where the 360-degree view will leave you speechless. Drive over to Northeast Harbor, one of the most picturesque anchorages in New England. Southwest Harbor is home to some of the most prestigious yacht builders in the world. Go to Beal’s Lobster Pier to eat – the only place where you can get a better lobster is at the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, which is only about 10 minutes from The Barn. Enjoy nearby whale watching, puffin cruises, seal sightings, try your hand at lobstering, and so much more.

    After a busy day of outdoor activities, come back to The Barn for some quiet time.If you are there in August, you will see the Perseid Meteor shower. The view of the Milky Way is beyond words. Because of the clarity of the clean ocean air and the purposeful reduction of light pollution on Mt. Desert Island, the night sky is filled with stars so lovely it will remain a treasured memory forever.




    Texas Ranch Barn with animals & stocked ponds

    Everything’s bigger in Texas and this property is no exception. 4D Guest Ranch in Texas is located on 1000 acres of rolling, wooded hills with adventure around every corner. The 2,000 square foot barn sleeps 12 guests in 4 bedrooms and has 3 bathrooms. Bedding consists of a king bed and 3 rooms with 2 sets of bunk beds – one a twin size and the second a full size. Amenities include a large wood/charcoal smoker pit and swimming pool.

    The property has 600 wild animals for guests to view and photograph. Animals include gemsbok, zebra, water buffalo, elk, several deer species, antelope, wildebeest, Texas Longhorn, horses, and more. There are 3 stocked ponds that have catfish, bluegill, big mouth, and white bass. Several ranch experience tours are available. ATV’s and fishing gear are available for rent.



    Beautiful 1800’s Barn & River Rock Studio

    This spacious 4,000 square foot barn in Indiana can accommodate large families or family reunions. Book The Barn to sleep 8 guests or add the River Rock Studio to sleep up to 16! Just 60 miles from Chicago, this beautifully renovated barn is situated on landscaped gardens overlooking gardens, forest & bucolic countryside. This retreat-style property is five minutes from La Porte and ten minutes from Lake Michigan. The Barn’s bedding consists of a king, a queen, and 5 twins.


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    Stunning Colorado Barn on 35 Acres

    This spacious and beautiful Inn is a beautifully renovated Colorado Barn nestled on a 35-acre ranch surrounded by mountain views and beauty. It’s the ideal venue for your big family vacation or family reunion.

    The Inn at Aspen Ridge offers 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms that will accommodate 9 guests. In addition, there are two separate log cabins, 100 yards from the Inn, which can sleep an additional 9 guests. The entire property provides overnight accommodations for up to 18 people.



    Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park

    Barn on the Banks is located in a quiet area on the outskirts of Gardiner, Montana less than 1 mile to the park’s North Gate Entrance.  Within walking distance, you can find downtown shops, restaurants, a grocery store, post office and excellent trout fishing. Enjoy views of the confluence of the Gardiner and Yellowstone rivers from the loft.

    A short walk down the bank takes you to the river’s edge where you can sit and enjoy nature, including frequent fliers of ducks, geese, bald eagles, and osprey, or possibly see a family of otters playing in the water.

    From the deck, you can view hummingbirds, mountain songbirds, and wildlife including deer, elk, Big Horn sheep, Pronghorn (antelope), or possibly see a bear, wolf, coyote, or bison.

    This 1,100 square foot barn can sleep 10 and offers 2 bathrooms. Bedding includes a king, a queen, 2 bunk beds, and a sleep sofa/futon.




    Midwest Cabin Amongst Corn Fields

    Surrounded by gorgeous landscaping, this 1,600 square foot barn in Iowa can sleep up to 10 guests. Located outside Indianola and an hour from Des Moines, this barn is conveniently located for a great family weekend getaway. Bedding includes 2 queens, 2 doubles, and a queen air sleeper sofa in the living room.


    Theresa Jorgensen

    Theresa Jorgensen

    Theresa Jorgensen is a mother to four children including twins. She recognized the necessity for a comprehensive resource of hotels that cater to big families with rooms and suites for 5, 6, 7, or 8 people in a single room while traveling with her own family. In 2008, she established SixSuitcaseTravel to compile a database of such hotels. Over time, the website has grown to include travel advice, itineraries, road trip suggestions, national park guides, and more. Theresa takes pleasure in assisting other big families in creating unforgettable travel experiences.