The Water Wheel Guest
Cabin of Story Wyoming was originally the real estate office of Marshall Wolfe who was offering
lots to people from Missouri. The cabin is over 100 years old with hand–hewn
beams, logs and dovetailed corners on the outside. At one time it was an
independent structure near the Eychaner home but was later incorporated into
their home by a ‘miserably cold’ hallway and was called the back bedroom where
the children slept.
During the renovation
of the Eychaner home in the 1950’s the structure was moved to the back of the
lot where it now stands. It was then used for extra company and guest.
The ‘extra’ company
also had the company of squirrels in the ceiling. They could be heard running
about. In the summer of 2002 Jim Eychaner and Dollie Eychaner Reno began the
labor instensive job of tearing out the ceiling and divesting the cabin of all
debris hauled in by the squirrels for the past 100 years. No treasures were
found but lots and lots of pine cones, corn cobs, bones (ham type) and much
filling from various fabric stuffed items were hauled away in two trailers. Jim
framed the in the bathroom and put up the paneling. During the winter months the
Ash Construction Co. completed the work on the cabin.
The floor is the original fir floor and was refinished by
Dave Williams of Sheridan.
We offer this unique cabin to our guests as a refuge from the
stress of the ‘real world’ hoping you enjoy the sound of the pine trees and
water and will not miss the phone or TV!
The Eychaner Family….