|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Story is, in keeping with its name, a storybook-like community, nearly hidden by Ponderosa Pines, Hawthorns and greenery in the summer and generally covered in a blanket of snow in winter.
You will enjoy staying in this 1,500 sq. foot repurposed old Piney Creek General Store and the Waldorf A' Story restrunt. It's been said that we were a 'place with an attitude'...and that attitude is a philosophy of enjoying the quality of life that Story has to offer. We couldn't let the mystique die, so our previous establishment was repurposed into thie lovely guest haus that is available for year round rental.
It has the ambience of places long ago with worn, rustic floors, rock walls, flagstone dining room floor and a bar built from an extra LARGE Ponderosa beetle killed tree, but with all the modern conveniences. You will also find coffee, homemade bread and wine
You will take great pleasure from the antiques and all the paraphernalia on the walls which will keep you entertained for hours...as well as an abundance of games.
View the sunrise from the most awesome huge rocking chairs produced right here in Story while you rock away the hours on the front porch. Sunsets behind the mountains are just as spectacular. There is a stream on the property with places for you to sit and enjoy your early morning coffee...or mimosas.
You will snuggle into your queen size bed in the bedroom that was formerly the wine room and is decorated as such. Our old beer room contains bunk beds covered with old quilts made by each of our grandmothers. There is also extra sleeping for two on the reclining couch. If needed, cots can be provided.
History of the area is waiting to be explored since we are so close to the Bozeman Trail. You will find Ft. Phil Kearney, The Wagon Box Fight Site and the Fetterman battlefield, all of which experienced a portion of the Indian Wars. Custer's Last Stand is just an hour away.
Wildlife is in abundance. Deer will walk up to you and eat right out of your hand. You might also experience a sighting of moose, elk, antelope, black bear, mink or mountain lions. A few bunny rabbits and robins nests too boot
Hiking and snowshoeing are two ways in which you can obtain exercise and observe the most beautiful wild flowers. Another option is to four wheel up beautiful Thornerider or Penrose Park. Winter time allows for snowmobiling
Hunters and fisherman will love the amount of room and the closeness to several lakes and perfect hunting grounds...as well as the perfect kitchen to cook up the fish that do jump on your line.
Ladies will love it for the various organizations they are involved in like quilting groups and book clubs with ample room to spread out and work on their projects.
Restaurants and a grocery store are within walking distance, as is the Post Office (right next door) so you can mail those postcards back home. The library is located conveniently right across the street for books and DVD's. Our DVD player is also set up to stream from Netflix...even kiddoes movies.
Several events occur year round, but the summer is full of excitement. You will find reenactments of fight scenes and one of the biggest Rodeo's around is held in Sheridan the second week of July every year. This week long celebration holds fun for everyone.
Drop by sometime. You're always invited to be our guest at what was once the Piney Creek General Store...and the Waldorf A'Story...that isn't any more...now it is better. We believe that Wyoming has some of the most beautiful scenery in the US of A...and we know you will agree with us.
Keywords: unique old general store and restrunt turned into a Guest Haus, commercial kitchen, huge dining room, family style. Children must be included in total guest count when using instant quote for accurate rates.
Dick and Patty Hoover are the retired owners of the Piney Creek General Store and the Waldorf A' Story Restrunt. We live next door to the Guest Haus. Relocated here from Dallas, Texas for a slower pace of traffic and life in general.
Patty Hoover purchased this cottage in 1993
We choose Story as a place to live permanently...because we enjoy the beauty and serenity of the place. Not very many people or cars...but still close enough to a big place when you need it.
The Guest Haus is right on a stream with places to sit and drink your morning coffee. Slow paced, great for relaxing or doing as much as your little heart desires. Large dining room for big families and a great commercial kitchen set up.
Fascinating place to stay. Spacious, well equiped, comfortable and intriguing. Every square inch holds an item of interest. Convenient for our week of exploring the Big Horn Mountains. Don't miss Piney Creek Pottery while visiting the area.
I have family in Wyoming, but needed a place to bunk down family from across the state for my Uncles 100th birthday. Then extended the stay so I could accomodate my cousins from Texas, while they visited with the rest of the family. Story is a beautiful location, and the Waldorf A' Story was a nice place to cook for and serve big family breakfasts, and an evening meal of fish tacos, that changed the minds of those who thought that they did not like fish tacos.
We planned a big family get-together in Sheridan. We gave each of our children the option of hotel rooms or a rental home for the week of their stay. My son chose the Waldorf A'Story for his family -- and I'm so happy he did! His family had a delightful time in the amazing guest house. (It looks just like the pictures but it is so much more amazing in person). The girls loved the creek, the kittens living out back, the rock climbing and "exploring". With so many people in our group, this turned out be be a wonderful gathering place for family and friends. We had a BBQ and card party there one evening and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. As Saturday approached (our family picnic day) we began to worry about rain. Our caterer (recommended, by the way, by Patty,the wonderful owner of the Waldorf) suggested we consider moving the event indoor. Where to find a place on such short notice?!? No problem! Patty generously offered to open her huge two story "barn/garage" for our event. It was perfect! I can't say enough about this amazing home and the wonderful owners. I've rented several times now through VRBO and this location is beyond a doubt the most unique and fun property we've leased. Loved it, loved the area, and the scenery and the owners. I can't think of one negative thing to say except the time went by too quickly.
We stayed at this cabin for our honeymoon. The owners made us feel very at home. They baked fresh bread and picked lilacs for us. The property itself was very unique and serene
This cosy mountain retreat has a character all its own. It was at the same time a rustic retreat with modern conveniences. Story is a convenient departure point for cross country skiing and snowshoeing excursions into the Big Horns and day trips into nearby Sheridan. We especially enjoyed touring the museum at King's Saddlery in Sheridan and the Bradford Brinton Museum in Big Horn.
The owners were very helpful in answering questions and concerns. The property was clean. The photos and description of the property were accurate. I would recommend this property to others. The atmosphere of the property was unique and fun.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
When using instant quote children must be included in the number of guests to reflect accurate pricing.
Rates are subject to change until final confirmation. Check in at 3:00. Check out at 10:00AM.
100% refund if cancelled prior to 30 day check in. 50% refund if less than 30 days. $35.00 cancellation fee.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.