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Experience the Beauty and Serenity of the Big Horn Mountains

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


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 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 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 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

Patty Hoover
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

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 Story

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.


Story Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Large bathroom with a glassed in rounded shower and plenty of towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Great place for hunters! Don't forget - if using instant quote children must be included in the total number of guests.


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average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews

Loved it! Beautiful cabin with lots of charm!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the cabin and visiting Story! The cabin was perfect for us, it was roomy and had a very welcoming feeling to it. Very clean and had everything we could hope for- full kitchen and laundry as well as plenty of space to stretch out in. We loved being able to sit out by the creek and watch the wildlife. Patty was a wonderful host and made sure that we had everything we needed, as well as giving us plenty of information about the local area. We will definitely stay here again, this was an absolutely great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had such an enjoyable stay at the Waldorf a Story Guest Haus and that we surpassed your expectations. It is such a lovely place to be used not only as a base to explore the area but a sanctuary to rest and be revitalized for anything you have in mind to do from visiting historical locations, hiking on trails and to an abundance of hunting opportunities . Just exploring the Guest Haus itself is an adventure with every nook and cranny filled with something of interest. You will never be bored at the Waldorf A ‘Story. Would so love it if you and your family were able to join us again in some future visit. Certainly loved all the tips you gave me for my upcoming visit to San Diego. Catalina Island is now on our itinerary. Come again soon. Patty Hoover
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  • 5 of 5

Everything in the kitchen - even an Apple corer peeler! The best complimentary zucchini bread and wine!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were pleased with our well stocked kitchen, Having previously been a restaurant there is everything you need and more. If you don’t see it all you have to do is ask. So many guests enjoy their holiday stays as there is so much room to entertain as well as everything one needs to cook a perfect holiday meal. It is always interesting to rent our Guest Haus to people that had frequented the establishment when it was a general store and restaurant. So much fun to walk down memory lane. So hope you can stay with us again when you are back here visiting family. Did everyone enjoy the sheep wagon tour? Happy holidays to all. Patty Hoover
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Exactly what we imagined! Cozy place!

  • 5 of 5

Story is a cool little town and a stay at Waldorf a-Story makes it complete! Comfy cozy place! It was fun looking st all the knick knacks inside! Patty is super nice too! We ate at the Tunnel Inn! Good food! Friendly locals!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You guys were so great. So enthusiastic and intrigued by what you saw. So glad our place could keep you entertained for hours just looking at everything. The weather was perfect, the creek was running high. Come back and see us sometime. I'm sure there is something you might have missed . Oh yeah and thanks for letting my friends take a tour. They were mightily impressed as well. Patty Hoover
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Great host, decaying property

  • 3 of 5

The hosts were great- nice homemade zucchini bread and bottle of wine when we arrived and rapid response when the wifi did not work. The property itself is a funky former deli - restaurant, closed in 2008. Little seems to have changed since then except for some planting outside. The lighting was gloomy. Dishes were clean but all cookware needed to be cleaned prior to use. Not appropriate environment for children. Stuffy. Bathroom was very clean and host supplied ample towels and toiletries.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One person's trash is another person's treasure! So many of our guests are past shoppers and diners in our general store and restaurant before it was re-purposed into a guest haus and they just love it! There is just so much to see and so many things bring back memories. A lot has changed since the 3,000 square feet of merchandising was turned into this 1,500 square foot abode. The old wine room, with a wine appropriate theme, is now the queen bedroom. The old beer room houses the twin beds that not only kids but grownups (hunters) enjoy as well. The creek and the huge Edith Ann rockers entice both young and old for ample picture taking. So sorry if you thought it was stuffy and gloomy but glad the fans helped. I'm sure the fan on the air conditioner would have worked as well. My husband was always into low lighting, but that is why there are so many lamps in the place so it can be as bright or as subdued as you would like. I am glad, though, that you enjoyed your stay and the ability to watch the eclipse without having to pay an outrageous hotel bill . Will definitely be adding "double check all cookware" to the housekeeping staffs duties. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the history and comfort of being like home! I already told the owner we would love to come back next year! !

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Time in Wyoming!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you walk through the doors, you feel a sense of nostalgia as you walk back into time! My friends and I felt right at home as we were preparing for the Bighorn 100 Mile Endurance Run. I can't recommend any where else to stay if you happen to be in the Sheridan/Story area. Patty left us a wonderful loaf of bread :) And we all enjoyed it together! I will be back some day to complete Bighorn and hope to stay here once that day arrives!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the environment. We've tried to ensure that no one gets bored while staying at the Waldorf A' Story Guest Haus in Story, WY. Glad you enjoyed the homemade bread and wine. So sorry that the weather was less than spectacular for the 100 (or70) mile run. Hope to see you again soon. Patty Hoover
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Tunnel Inn -- CLOSED
Wagon Box Inn & Cabins
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sheridan, WY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tunnel Inn
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tunnel Inn
Car: necessary

Snowshoeing, Four wheeling,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
cleaning $85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
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. 75% 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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