Retro Suite, The Story Street Inn


Entire rental unit hosted by Dixie & Brock

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Experience the ambiance of this beautifully restored, 105 year old piece of history on Story Street. The original marble staircase leads to the lobby area. Another flight of stairs completes the journey to a charming apartment complete with full kitchen, dinette and seating area. Sleep in a 1930’s Murphy bed. Enjoy retro decor. Across the street from the UP railroad, you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of trains passing through town in the night. Not handicap accessible. No elevator.

The space
This is a restored studio apartment with a fully equipped kitchen. It has a dining area, a sitting area, a sleeping area with a full size Murphy bed, a studio sofa that makes into a bed and a private 3-piece bathroom. It has all the charm of the year 1935 with a retro decor, cast iron radiators and large windows. The third floor of the building was converted from a lodge to studio apartments at that time.

No smoking. Pets are allowed in this suite. A Pet Fee of $50. is nonrefundable. Quiet time begins at 10:00pm.
Guest laundry on 2nd floor.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

What this place offers

Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Luggage dropoff allowed
Security cameras on property


Well-lit path to entrance

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews


Where you’ll be

Boone, Iowa, United States

Reasons to stay at this Story Street Apartment.... We are just a couple blocks south of the historic Whistle Stop Cafe! Downtown Boone is a haven for those who love antiquities. A stroll down Story Street, antiquing, could take an entire day. Nearby, is a museum which is the birthplace of former first lady, Mamie Eisenhower. The Boone County History Center is located on Story Street and is located within walking distance from the Inn. Schedule an excursion or have a weekend dinner on the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and visit the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum. McHose Park offers acres and acres of roads and trails for hiking, tennis courts, a swimming pool, Frisbee golf, The Canine Corral (a dog park) and lots of play areas for children. Ledges State Park is just a few miles from the Inn. Seven Oaks Recreation offers canoeing and kayaking in the summer and downhill skiing in the winter.

The apartment is just fifteen minutes from Ames, Iowa, where Iowa State University Cyclone events such as sports and concerts are held. While in Ames, visit the Furman Aquatic Center offering swimming and waterslides, Reiman Gardens and the museums and art centers at the University.

In less than an hour, guests can drive to the state capital in Des Moines and take in all the capital city has to offer without paying capital city lodging rates.

Hosted by Dixie & Brock

Joined in November 2018
  • 39 Reviews
  • Superhost
We are a mother-son team who have spent several years restoring the historic Goeppinger Building on Story Street in Boone, Ia to its original 1905 architecture. The Goeppinger building was erected on a lot that was once the home of the European Hotel. The hotel burned down, the lot was purchased by the Goeppinger family and the three story structure was completed in 1905. It originally housed four store fronts on first floor, the Goeppinger offices on second floor and a lodge on third floor. The lodge was converted into six upscale studio apartments in 1935. For ten years, we operated the business much the same as it was operated the past 100 years. In 2017, the decision was made to rethink our business plan and open a boutique inn. This year, as apartment leases end, apartments are updated and offered as boutique studio suites for guests, with a focus on extended stay guests. The Story Street Inn, located in the Goeppinger building, has much to offer guests. Bellucis’s Pizza house has been in the building since 1965 and is known for excellent Italian cuisine. Houndstooth Haberdashery offers a complete line of men’s vintage apparel and made to order men’s suits. Kelly’s Salon 908 is well known in the area for excellence in hair care, offering cuts, styles, color and perms. On second floor, Modern Boudoir, owned by well known photographer, Cassie Moul, offers photography designed to empower women and provide affirmation of their beauty and goodness. We hope you will enjoy all that the Story Street Inn has to offer. But, there is much to do outside of the Goeppinger Building, as well. You are just steps away from the Boone Movie Theater where you can enjoy newly released movies and concessions for much less than theaters in neighboring cities. A walk down Story Street will take you past a variety of antique stores, dress shops, the museums, restaurants and consignment stores. The Boone Scenic Valley Railroad offers train rides through the Des Moines River Valley. The city parks are some of the best in the state. Seven Oaks Recreation has downhill skiing in the winter and canoeing and kayaking in the summer. Ledges State Park is just a few miles south of Boone where hiking and picnicking can fill the hours of an entire day. Ames is just a few miles away and the Story Street Inn will provide economical lodging for those who enjoy ISU sporting events. We look forward to sharing our historic inn, where you will enjoy lots of space, comfortable beds with quality linens, great amenities and all the comforts of home! Our historic building is our “Downtown Abbey”.
We are a mother-son team who have spent several years restoring the historic Goeppinger Building on Story Street in Boone, Ia to its original 1905 architecture. The Goeppinger buil…

During your stay

Manager lives on site, has three beautiful felines and is available when needed, but will allow you the level of privacy you desire.

Dixie & Brock is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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