The Story Inn is a perfect spot for holiday dinners or getaways. We admonish our digital visitors to see this place first-hand; pictures simply cannot do it justice. Contact us for a free consultation. 800-881-1183.
The Old Mill. The 19th Century grain mill next to the Story Inn’s General store is a perfect place for all-weather meetings and parties for up to 40 people. This remarkably well-preserved tin-roofed, clapboard edifice still has the original grain milling equipment in place! We recently renovated the interior of this remarkable building with pine paneling from locally-harvested trees, cut into lumber onsite and dried in our own barn, making it our most attractive and unique indoor dining facility. We offer a full range of menu items in the Old Mill, which your group can enjoy in privacy, come snow, rain, heat, or night.
The Porch. This all-weather addition overlooks the patio and stone Grill, and will hold 40 people. A set of double doors separates your group from the main restaurant, assuring convenience and privacy.
The Story Still. We call the area in the basement of the General Store the “Story Still” which is a double entendre referencing the enduring and unchanging character of Story and the area’s colorful history of producing bathtub gin. Brown County Sheriff Clarence Moore made local headlines when he confiscated a wood-fired still at Story in 1932 (pictured below). On August 4, 2009, the skies over Story, Indiana open, and belched forth nearly eight inches of rain, flooding our venerable tavern with muddy creek water, silt, small amphibians and forest flotsam. In the month following the flood, we rebuilt the bar, employing timbers, siding and rusting tin metal cannibalized from a local century-old barn, with bar stools fashioned from old tractor seats. Though the Still is, functionally, a tavern, great ideas oftentimes emerge on the back of a cocktail napkin. It’s a great place to retire after dinner.
Other Areas. We also offer smaller, intimate rooms for more intimate gatherings, such as the Wheeler Homestead Back, a classic Vernacular structure with a large living room, full kitchen, and large outdoor deck. The Schultz Haus Front has a comfortable living room, porch and kitchenette. Contact the Story Inn with your specific holiday ideas: 800-881-1183