Hello Hartland Inn fanatics! Welcome to our blog. My name is Rory Mehen and my significant other is Sara Baugh. We have recently purchased the Hartland Inn from my parents Steve & Jobeth Mehen, who owned the Hartland for 23 years.
This is a completely new world for both me and Sara. I have worked for the last 20 years in outdoor education and river guiding, leading trips all over the world. I am also an avid snowboarder and river runner and fisherman. I can give you the hookup on area activities and access (wink wink). Sara worked in social work for 11 years, she needed a change so decided to travel a bit and received her certification to teach yoga while in Central America. She has also been a bellydancer for 12 years and has been known to teach classes in McCall. She loves the outdoors and is a sucker for kitties.
We are super excited for this new chapter in our lives and have many plans in the works for upgrades to the Hartland and exciting new events! Sara and I love all the hard work and charm my parent have put into this place and we plan on using their inspiration to help give our guests an overall amazing experience. We currently have been doing upgrades to the rooms including some new beds, appliances, fixtures and painting, yet this process takes time and we are still working on it!
Things to look forward to this winter!
∗We will be partnering with Brundage Mountain Resort to bring our guests amazing ski package deals! Brundage not only offers great skiing and snowboarding, but they also offer snowmobile and catski touring with guides. If you happen to own your own sled (we have plenty of trailer parking), we can offer up tips on where to access great snow.
∗Keep on the lookout for the dates of elegant wine tastings set in our 1911 historic mansion.
∗We have cheaper rates than McCall for Winter Carnival…you can escape the madness of tourists, you can turn left and we have a fantastic BBQ restaurant just a few blocks away.
∗Little Ski Hill is not far and offers night skiing and the World’s Best Terrain Park! They also have a freestyle competition series and we will have special room rates for competitors.
So come say Hi to us here at the Hartland, we have Rants & Raves beer on draft and a great wine selection in our bar! Rory or Sara will be updating this blog frequently and will share updates with you.