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Experience the Beauty and Serenity of the Big Horn Mountains

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), cots, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-10

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 re-purposed 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 re-purposed into this lovely guest haus that is available for year round rental.

It has the ambiance 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 futon and 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.

More Details

Owner
Patty Hoover
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Patty Hoover

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

Why Patty Hoover chose Big Horn National Forest

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Story Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Large bathroom with a glassed in rounded shower and plenty of towels
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Couch reclines on both ends can also provide cots if needed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa and a double sized Futon(1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
Great place for hunters! Don't forget - if using instant quote children must be included in the total number of guests.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Experience the Beauty and Serenity of the Big Horn Mountains
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
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5

You will not be bored......

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was an unexpected experience. We loved the house and all the incredible items within. This house was extremely comfortable, and we spent much time enjoying the décor. Could not have asked for a more fun home. The owner, Patty, was warm and ready to please if any needs appeared. Very well supplied. Thanks again Patty. Vicki and Jim Buehler

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicky and Jim so enjoyed visiting with both of y'all. It was so nice to have an engaging couple that has actually experienced ownership of a VRBO and to be able to do a little comparison. You made it very easy to take care of you and I can only hope that you might come through this way again. So happy you enjoyed your stay. It made me smile as well.
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Chattanooga
5

No ordinary mountain cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Waldorf A' Story Guest Haus exceeded our expectations. Located in the small town of Story, it is a beautiful area at the foot of the Bighorns. One peek inside and you quickly realize there is something special with this one. You are immediately drawn to the naturally twisted tree trunk that runs from the floor to the ceiling and the bar with tree trunk stools. Plenty of room to relax and entertain exists. Almost every area in the cabin is decorated in some fashion ... each a unique story in and of itself. The basics, and then some, are well covered -- definitely more stocked than many of my previous rentals. And if you did need something, there is an amazing grocery store about 200 yards away that probably carries it. Lastly, the owners are welcoming, thoughtful, and will go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow what a wonderful review! You guys were the best guests.. So excited and appreciative of everything we had to offer. So happy that your experience was so pleasant. We would certainly love to have you back here anytime. You were also very accommodating to do tasks for me to make my life smoother. Not to mention the loss of power during the snow storm! Thank heavens that doesn't happen very often. You were lucky enough to enjoy the variety of weather this part of the country has to offer. Pleases come back and utilize all that we have to offer. Great place for family get together. Maybe bring "dad" up to Story for his 91st birthday.
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5

Wonderful Place to Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time at the Waldorf-A-Story. We had been to the property many times when it was a store and deli, so it was fun to see the transformation. The décor is wonderful and every amenity is accounted for. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Waldorf. I know it brought back so many wonderful memories for you and your boys. Its like going down memory lane for sure. Look forward to having your again in our little corner of paradise at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. Sorry for all the snow, but it sure didn't seem to slow anyone down. So glad you were able to utilize the fire pit despite the massive amounts of snow on top.
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Kingston, WA
5

Terrific stay in Story WY.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were traveling across the country and decided we would take a couple of days to stop in Story for a couple of days of rest. Clearly the best decision we made on the whole trip. The Waldorf A'Story Guest Haus was an absolute treat. Patty had everything we needed to feel at home and relax including a bottle of wine and a loaf of banana nut bread that was delicious, thanks Patty. The "Edith Ann" oversized rocking chairs on the patio were especially great for coffee in the morning and watching the stars at night. The location along the Bozeman Trail and at the base of the Bighorn mountains make this a great base to explore the beautiful area. The photos don't begin to show wonderful unique nature of this property. We will definitely be back for more.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found us and liked us so much that you stayed an extra day. Our place is just a jewel among the Big Horns. We have so many unique things to look at and enjoy and use as a base to explore the area....or just sit in the massive rockers and enjoy yourselves. So hope that you do come again when you are over this way. You were delightful and appreciative guests.
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5

I remember when it was a deli-grocery store!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Guest Haus and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. While the pictures show the place just as it is, they can't do justice to the charm and uniqueness of the place. Looking at all the memoriablia is entertaiing, addicting and could take hours. There were 2 of us 'mature' couples and we found the place to be very large, inviting and comfortable. There is a fully equiped kitchen and a large dining room which let us enjoy many meals onsite. It was great spending time around the fire pit as well as sitting quietly reading by the creek on the property. The owners are a charming couple who interacted with us and made our stay that much more special.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: AAAhhhhh how sweet. It is always so special to have guests stay with us that had experienced the Guest Haus in its former life. Re purposing was one of the best things we could have done to make previous customers keep coming back. We so enjoyed your company . It was like vising with old friends and family and we certainly hope to see you again. One thing you did forget to mention was the hours of fun had by all playing one of the many games we have available to our guests. Appreciate you letting us join in with you. Till next time.......
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4

Family in town and needed a place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Everything worked as we needed it to. The space is conducive to family gatherings. The hosts work with you. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Waldorf. It does come in handy when family members come to stay as there is ample room for everyone to converse either inside or out. Lovely grounds and a creek to enjoy your coffee by....can't beat it. It don't get no gooder!!! Hope you can utilize us again for your extended family.
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Map

Tunnel Inn -- CLOSED
Wagon Box Inn & Cabins
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sheridan, WY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tunnel Inn
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tunnel Inn
Car: necessary

Snowshoeing, Four wheeling,

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Rates & Availability

Story Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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. $120.00 cancellation fee. 750% refund if cancelled prior to 60 day check in (less cancellation fees). 50% refund if less than 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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