Hidden between the mountains of Heber Valley, The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant, named after the tavern from Howard Pyle’s classic children’s novel “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood,” resides in Midway. As soon as you enter this old-style European chateau through the arched wooden door, you will instantly feel as though you’ve entered another time. Choose this perfect chateau for an intimate vacation away from the masses or a weekend staycation.
The inn is made up of twelve rooms, each named after a writer, like Jane Austen and Robert Frost. Each piece within the inn was carefully curated by the owner, like the bar top in the Truffle Hollow Pub that is made of a 16th century traveling trunk or the Swiss alphorn that guests get to play during the inn’s elaborate eight-course New Years Eve party.
Saturday Afternoon Arrival: Truffle Hollow Pub
After you check-in and settle into your room, head down to the Truffle Hollow Pub located inside the inn and grab a snack and drink while admiring the imported antiques from England and France. Take your drink and wander out onto the Hinterhof Patio and take in the views of the Wasatch Mountains.
If you want to stretch your legs after your day of travel, take a stroll from the property onto one of the many hiking trails to take in more of the majestic views in Midway. Or, hop into town and check out the main drive before dinner.
The restaurant at The Blue Boar Inn is run by Chef Eric May, who recently received the 2019 Best of State Executive Chef award. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, with brunch on Sunday. The menu changes seasonally, and in the summer you can expect fresh herbs from the inn’s garden. A couple of our favorites are the fondue for two or the holsteiner schnitzel with sauteed spaetzle, asparagus and a fried egg.
Head out in the morning to work up an appetite for The Blue Boar Inn’s Sunday brunch. If you’re here in the summer, we suggest going for a hike or hitting one of the many golf courses. During the winter, head to the mountain for a half-day of skiing or go to the Homestead Crater and soak in the natural hot spring.
Make sure to come hungry for this five-course delight served from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. You will begin with an assortment of house-baked mini muffins and breads, honey lavender panna cotta with macerated berries and crepe suzette before moving onto your choice of entree, followed by dessert. We love the scotch egg made with soft boiled eggs, crusted with wild boar sausage and panko and the house-made cinnamon brioche french toast.