“Indiana's oldest country inn”
The Story Inn is Indiana's oldest country inn, located where the Brown County State Park meets the Hoosier National Forest. It is a winding 20 minute drive south of Nashville (the county seat with a population of nearly 800 souls, possessing all three of the county's traffic lights), past weather-beaten barns, covered bridges, clapboard churches and the finest fall foliage the Hoosier state has to offer. The Story Inn is actually an entire town, founded as a logging community in 1851. It is perhaps the best preserved example of a 19th Century village that survives in the American Midwest. The little town/inn is dominated by the old General Store, replete with its pot-bellied stove, creaky wood floors, and Gold and Red Crown gas pumps out front. The General Store is now a gourmet restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a neighborhood pub in the basement. The remaining buildings in town--the Old Mill, the Sawmill, and several homes and out-buildings--serve as overnight accommodations or facilities for weddings, family reunions or other special events. On the last Saturday of each April the little town of Story briefly comes alive when it hosts the Indiana Wine Fair.
We stopped in for the historic ambiance, but got once of the best dinners we've ever had.
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