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Story Real Escape Co. - The Front of the Guest Haus

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Bunk beds are great for kids. There is a $10 per guest charge for children over the original two guests. If using Instant Quote these children must be included in total number of guests....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Except outdoors...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    pets welcome with an additional charge of $25 ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Couch reclines on both ends can also provide cots if needed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa and a double sized Futon(1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Great place for hunters! Don't forget - if using instant quote children must be included in the total number of guests....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Can stream from Netflix - includes children s movies...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Through DVD player...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    A babbling crick is right close...moreless

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    So big you can dance in there! Plus a bar that can seat 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill available...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Big area with lots of seating and 42' flat screen TV...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    For an additional charge the owners can prepare one of their famoose gourmet breakfasts or dinners...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    waffle maker, toaster, panini machine...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    cute as a button with plenty of family work room...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Oatmeal, syrup, popcorn, olive and canola oil...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Six burner commercial gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175

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%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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Location

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sheridan, WY
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tunnel Inn
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Buffalo
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 90
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tunnel Inn

Car: Necessary

Snowshoeing, Four wheeling,

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Story Real Escape Co. - The Front of the Guest Haus

    Story Real Escape Co. - The Front of the Guest Haus

  • Creek with table for enjoying your morning coffee

    Creek with table for enjoying your morning coffee

  • The old beer room has very comfy bunk beds with heirloom quilts

    The old beer room has very comfy bunk beds with heirloom quilts

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Large Bathroom

    Large Bathroom

  • Kitchen and bar area view

    Kitchen and bar area view

  • Looking into living area from dining area

    Looking into living area from dining area

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Looking into dining area; kitchen from entry way

    Looking into dining area; kitchen from entry way

  • Upgraded sheep wagon - can sleep two additional guests - children or short ones

    Upgraded sheep wagon - can sleep two additional guests - children or short ones

  • Looks like fall to me!

    Looks like fall to me!

  • We have our own fire pit now.  Great for roasting hot dogs or just keeping warm.

    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

    Dick and I standing in front of our newly painted sign

  • Our old wine room incorporates a wine theme with a queen bed

    Our old wine room incorporates a wine theme with a queen bed

  • Futon in living area that makes into a full size 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

    Living Room with 42' TV. Twin bedroom on the right, queen bedroom on far right

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Hutch in Dining Room leading to bathroom

    Hutch in Dining Room leading to bathroom

  • View of living area from hallway into queen bedroom

    View of living area from hallway into queen bedroom

  • Entrance to Guest Haus - come enjoy the peace, calm, serenity of our creek

    Entrance to Guest Haus - come enjoy the peace, calm, serenity of our creek

  • Beautiful wild flowers - Poppies

    Beautiful wild flowers - Poppies

  • Additional views of sheep wagon

    Additional views of sheep wagon

  • The old Piney Crick Store that morphed into the Waldorf A' Story Guest Haus

    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

    The entrance into our lovely Guest Haus - very large - you won't be able to miss

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Experience the Beauty and Serenity of the Big Horn Mountains

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