Is the Story Inn Worth Its Inconvenient Location?

Is the Story Inn Worth Its Inconvenient Location?

I never would have guessed that just south of Indianapolis I would drive down narrow, twisty, turny roads surrounded by forest.

story inn street view

There were honestly times that I fully expected Bigfoot to step out in front of my car. Of course, it didn’t help that it was edging towards the evening hours and I knew I wanted to be at the Story Inn well before dark.

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The inn does not lie when they say they’ve had an inconvenient location since 1851.

Village of Story Inn Sign

It has a Nashville, IN address, but its true location is in the unincorporated town of Story, IN, a place on the way to absolutely nowhere.

story inn street view

Arriving at the Story Inn

Finally, when I’m sure I must have taken a wrong turn (the GPS stopped working miles before) I see a collection of rough and tumble buildings ahead. 

Whew, yes, I have correctly navigated to the Story Inn without a wrong turn. The same, unfortunately, couldn’t be said for my sister that was meeting me there.

story inn street view at night

She was lost on the country roads searching for the inn for over an hour. It’s so important to screenshot the directions and map AND take a paper map with you.

Story Inn Old Mill

There is no Verizon cellular service in Story. By the way, she thinks Bigfoot is a bunch of hokey and even she said she thought she would see him any minute. I’m not so crazy after all–lol.

story inn check in sign

Arriving  I park in the gravel lot directly across from the Inn, grab my bags and follow the registration signs to the side door.

I’m greeted by a friendly clerk that gives me the lay of the land (room, restaurant, etc) and bids me goodnight. 

story inn outside of check in lobby

All the rooms are located upstairs so I grabbed my bag and quickly found my room, the Blue Lady, at the very top of the stairs and to the left.

Stepping down into my room I promptly drop off my bag and begin to explore the Story Inn.

Story Inn Blue Lady Room

Is The Story Inn Haunted?

There are rumors that the Story Inn is haunted and its the main reason I’m here.

Tell me a hotel, especially an older really cool one like the Story Inn, is haunted and I will find a way to spend the night.

Hey, we all have hobbies. This one is mine.

I’m spending the night in the Blue Lady room which is supposed to have the most paranormal activity and stories abound of a lady in a blue dress wandering around the room and the general store.

She is the ghost most seen at the Story Inn and one I’d really like to meet. 

story inn blue lady

There is a sitting area right outside my room for guests to congregate and visit. I sat out there for some time waiting and listening for anything to happen.

To my knowledge, I was the only one in that part of the Story Inn at that time. Sadly, nothing happened while I was waiting for my sister to arrive. 

Once my sister arrived and shook off a bad case of the nerves (driving those roads at night is no joke) her and my niece settled down in one room and I tucked myself into my bed.

Did I See the Blue Lady?

Try as I might to stay awake I fell off around 1 a.m. without experiencing any ghostly activity. 

story inn 13

Waking up around 6 I find myself talking to the Blue Lady and asking her if she’d like to say hello. Again, nothing happened, but I did have a very restful night and was sad to be leaving that morning.

Because of our travel schedule, we weren’t able to stay for breakfast, but the reviews about the Story Inn restaurant have been outstanding.

story inn outside of building

Rooms Book Quickly, Make Reservations ASAP

The rooms do book quickly on the weekends so if you’re interested in a stay you’ll want to book as soon as possible.

At the time of publishing, there were still three rooms available for an October 31st stay. Just sayin’, if you want a cool Halloween getaway this would be the place to do it.

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