Welcome to
The Wagon Box

Restaurant & Lodging

The Wagon Box in the small town of Story, Wyoming is the place to get away from the din of The Machine. With lodging, a library, restaurant, tavern, and café, all within earshot of rushing streams, and 20 beautiful acres near national forest trails, you can rest, read, write, fish, explore, and meet other escapees or any of the local characters. We host thoughtful events throughout the year for members and guests.

Steak dinner at the Wagon Box Restaurant

Escape the Din of the Machine

The Wagon Box offers a peaceful escape, with diverse lodgings including cabins, tipis, tents, dorm rooms, campers, and the master Roosevelt Suite, all surrounded by the soothing sounds of streams on 20 acres near national forest trails. Book your stay for a weekend, a week, or as long as you desire, and experience the tranquil beauty and friendly atmosphere of Story, Wyoming.
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The Wagon Box Restaurant

Throughout history, communal dining spaces like the Hebrew feasts, King Arthur's Round Table, and the mead halls of Norse legends have significantly influenced culture and idea exchange. These gatherings fostered unity and dialogue, a tradition that faced a decline with the fast-paced, isolated dining experiences of recent times. The Wagon Box represents a return to these roots, offering delicious Mountain West fair (cooked without seed oils) in a setting that encourages togetherness and lively conversations. Join us at The Wagon Box Restaurant for not just a meal, but an experience that revives the rich tradition of communal dining and meaningful exchanges in the heart of Wyoming.
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Wagon Box Lodge near a running stream

Events to Broaden
Your Horizons

All Events
Set against a backdrop of the natural beauty of the Bighorn Mountains, The Wagon Box is a place where minds meet to explore and build. A mix of literary, agricultural, and local events paired with activities like cold plunges, sauna sessions, and shared meals with local brews encourage a blend of relaxation and lively conversation. View our calendar to attend upcoming events or contact us to host your own.

Past Events

  • Homesteading Conferences with Doomer Optimism
  • Wagon Box Members Symposium
  • Writers Retreats with Other Life
  • Local Classic Car Show
  • Many More Events
Join us for the first annual Liberty Tree Conference, a gathering of patriot entrepreneurs at the rustic Wagon Box in Story, Wyoming.
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Second annual Machine & (Human) Nature retreat in collaboration with Doomer Optimism. Discussions include the role of technology, transhumanism, and how to find meaning in the face of the ever-advancing machine.
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Man fly fishing in a stream


A blend of outdoor adventure and peaceful retreat provides the perfect backdrop for guests to unplug, unwind, and explore. Anglers can revel in serene fishing spots along pristine streams, horseback riding and hiking enthusiasts have access to an extensive network of trails through national forests, offering both gentle and challenging treks across breathtaking landscapes.
Things to Do
Large trout caught from the streamTipisMeal and a beer at the Wagon Box RestaurantWildlife on the mountain

What You'll Find at The Box

20 acres near national forest trails

Stocked pond & streams

Rustic cabins, wall tents, campers & tipis

Library, restaurant, tavern & café

Homesteading conferences, writers' retreats, local events & more

Horseback riding in the mountains

Weekly live music

Mountain West meals cooked without seed oils

The Wagon Box  Awaits.
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Updates on events and other dispatches from The Wagon Box.