Experience the Beauty and Serenity of the Big Horn Mountains
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
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Member since: 2012
- 1900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- cleaning $85 + tax
- Pet Fee $25 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
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. $35.00 cancellation fee no matter when the cancellation occurs. Cancellation made within 60 days will be charged an extra $65.00
100% refund if cancelled prior to 30 day check in. 50% refund if less than 30 days.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Snowshoeing, Four wheeling,
Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Story, WY, USA:
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 Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.
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Story Real Escape Co. - The Front of the Guest Haus
Creek with table for enjoying your morning coffee
The old beer room has very comfy bunk beds with heirloom quilts
Kitchen and bar area view
Looking into living area from dining area
Looking into dining area; kitchen from entry way
Upgraded sheep wagon - can sleep two additional guests - children or short ones
Looks like fall to me!
We have our own fire pit now. Great for roasting hot dogs or just keeping warm.
Dick and I standing in front of our newly painted sign
Our old wine room incorporates a wine theme with a queen bed
Futon in living area that makes into a full size bed
Living Room with 42' TV. Twin bedroom on the right, queen bedroom on far right
Hutch in Dining Room leading to bathroom
View of living area from hallway into queen bedroom
Entrance to Guest Haus - come enjoy the peace, calm, serenity of our creek
Beautiful wild flowers - Poppies
Additional views of sheep wagon
The old Piney Crick Store that morphed into the Waldorf A' Story Guest Haus
The entrance into our lovely Guest Haus - very large - you won't be able to miss
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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