We love animals at the Story Inn and encourage guests to bring their well-behaved canine companions with them to the following cottages at a charge of $10.00 per pet per evening:
For a special outing with your pup try one of the hiking trail in the State Park and then take your four legged friend to Bone Appetit in downtown Nashville for a treat!
If you are unable to bring your own four-legged friend to the Inn you might enjoy the company of some very special Story residents.
"Snow", Story's ubiquitous canine:
I am the new kid to the Story family. In fact, I'm relatively new to the world. I was born on July 1 of 2013, and arrived at Story on August 9 but I hit the ground running...befriending every man, woman and beast to come my way. I guess you could say my hobbies are greeting guests, playing with other animals (except for Clyde who, try as I might, just doesn't want to be bothered) and hoping that I get left overs from the kitchen. Other joys include playing the creek and jumping into horse troughs when I get too hot.
My mom is a magnificent German Shepherd, and my dad is a Husky that Jack London would have admired. Good Teutonic bloodlines that instilled my love of cold weather and big, big snow drifts. I'm 70 pounds of pure furry lovin'!
I blow my winter coat in the Spring, shedding enough wolf-scented fur to fill several trash bags. The owner brushes me out in Story's vegetable gardens. The fur discourages pilfering deer and rabbits.
I live by this creed: if it comes with four legs, play with it; if it comes with two legs, love it; and if it smells good, eat it!
Sometimes, I lie on the front porch of the Inn. No one gets in without petting me!
Goodbye Clyde, Front Door Feline Greeter:
We regret to report that Clyde passed away on September 18, 2015, from injuries he sustained in an unprovoked fight with a stray pit bull. His actual death came quietly, by lethal injection at the gentle hands of a local veterinarian who declared his injuries to be too severe to warrant further intervention. Clyde was in the arms of two Story employees who loved and cared for him, as he breathed his last breath.
Clyde executed his duties as Story’s front door feline greeter with characteristic feline enthusiasm, sleeping in the pathway of guests desiring to enter the restaurant, forcing them to step over his corpulent body. He accepted handouts of halibut, salmon and Ahi tuna, which he described as “tips” for a job obviously well done.
Clyde was appropriately laid to rest in a wine box, and buried behind the Doc Story House at the Story Inn. Artist Rob Rogers will shortly be carving a headstone to commemorate his resting spot.
Clyde’s duties will be assumed by Snow, the two year-old German Shepherd-Husky mix, who also keeps the front porch swept with her ever animated tail. In recent years, Clyde had taken to the comforts of indoor living during the worst of winter’s weather. Snow, however, is better adapted to the cold, and will be faithfully executing her duties as “Greeter” in all seasons.
We will miss Clyde; life goes on.
Donations in memory of Clyde's rich life may be made to the Brown County Humane Society, 128 SR 135, Nashville, IN 47448, (812) 988-7362.
Goodbye, Tina, Chief Greeter:
We regret to report that our beloved kitty “Tina” passed away quietly in the evening of January 18, 2010. The immediate cause of her death was lethal injection, at the veterinarian’s office. We made the decision to euthanize Tina upon the vet’s diagnosis of an incurable cardio-pulmonary condition. She was somewhere between nine and sixteen years old.
Persons unknown dumped Tina and her fresh litter of kittens here in August of 2002. Tina and her precocious offspring soon became darlings of the Story Inn. After spaying and neutering the bunch, we found good homes for her entire clan. Tina was thereafter employed as the official Story Inn greeter, often found sleeping on the front porch, forcing restaurant guests to step over her.
In 2007, Tina was struck by an automobile, breaking her tail. She endured the indignity of a surgical procedure which shortened her tail, and the bestowal of the unflattering nickname “Stubs”, with remarkable equanimity.
Tina was known to follow guests around the property with a slavish attention to humans more characteristic of canines. She was also known to sleep around indiscriminately with humans of either gender. Her favorite foods were salmon, scallops, and halibut.
Tina will best be remembered for her appearance as “Miss January” in the Story Inn’s 2008 and 2009 calendars, the photo having been snapped by the legendary Bloomington photographer Steve Raymer. More recently, we had numerous overnight guests describe their experiences sleeping with Tina, in a column we named "Pethouse Forum". She was, indeed, a creature of comfort.
Donations in memory of Tina's rich life can be made to the Brown County Humane Society, 128 SR 135, Nashville, IN 47448, (812) 988-7362.