About Us

The Barn Store is a small, third generation, family run business that employs local students and young adults for the busy summertime season.  The family and employees enjoy meeting and serving people from all over the world, and strive to help everyone feel comfortable and welcome in our beautiful corner of the world.

The Owner, Jeff Uibel, is a semi-retired Mechanical Engineer who was born in the United States, but was raised in the small community of Mountain View, Alberta Canada. His German grandfather Uibel immigrated to Southern Alberta and started the "Barn Store" business as a gas & service station. Jeff's father built up the business to accommodate the needs of local ranchers & farmers as well as tourists by adding the grocery store, gift shop, post office, and the Inn rooms.  Jeff purchased and took over the business in 2011.  He is continuing to make improvements to the business. Among his many talents and interests are: Hiking, Skiing, Engineering, and speaking the Japanese language.

His wife, Stephanie, manages the Inn & housekeeping. She is an American from California/Southern Oregon with French and Dutch ancestors. She is also the local Dance Teacher/Choreographer and High School Cheer Dance Team Coach.  She enjoys gardening, hiking, skiing, and paddle-boarding in Waterton in her spare time.

Jeff & Stephanie were married in Utah in 1991, and raised their family of 4 children around the United States prior to moving to Southern Alberta. They have lived in Utah, New York, Washington, and Texas, and have traveled across the United States multiple times. Their youngest 3 children attended or are attending Cardston High School here in Southern Alberta.  Their family loves the outdoors and enjoys skiing, camping and hiking together.  They also have a new son-in-law as of March 2018.