Luxurious Weekend at the Blue Boar Inn

by Kelsey Norwood

in Reviews

blue boar inn midway utah exteriorWe had the great pleasure of spending a night at the Blue Boar Inn in Midway, and it was one of the most relaxing and luxurious nights out ever. (5 gold stars to the person who knows where the inn’s name comes from!)

The Blue Boar Inn is offering a special rate of $150 for any room in November, excluding holidays and including its grand suits, which are valued at $295. I took lots of pictures so I could share our experience, but you really have to see it all for yourself and this month is a great time to go!

Pictured above is the view from the front – Midway is a beautiful place if you’ve never been there. Very quiet and peaceful with lots of trees and beautiful landscape. I love the Medieval style architecture and decor.

Have you figured out where the name comes from yet???


Midway has four public golf courses and is within 1 hour of eight ski resorts. Park City is is 20 minutes away and the airport is about an hour away. Everything is close enough to be convenient but not close enough to ruin the scenery and the country feel.

We checked in and were greeted by the nicest people! The Inn is small – all 12 rooms, dining area, kitchens, and the Truffle Hollow Pub are in the same house, which I loved. I loved the coziness and how homey it all felt. As comfortable as home but much fancier!

We enjoyed a very romantic candlelight dinner. The food was superb, the music was soothing, everything about it was a dream.

blue boar inn awards

Staying at the Blue Boar Inn over night was fabulous, but if you’re not up for that, just go for a fancy dinner. They have some amazing items on the menu and I was not surprised at all to learn that the Blue Boar Inn received 2010 Best of State medals in the categories of Best European Fine Dining, Best Bed and Breakfast and Best Brunch, along with dozens of other awards throughout the years (those blue medals around the trophies represent only the “Best of State” awards!).

We enjoyed a complimentary breakfast that was the perfect start to our morning. I would drive all the way out there just to have that breakfast again, served with toast and local blackberry jam.

interior blue boar inn

We had the pleasure of spending part of the evening with Jay Niederhauser, innkeeper of The Blue Boar Inn, who kindly took us on a tour of the inn and told us some of its stories. He showed us his extensive Olympic pin collection and told us about how some of them were acquired along with a handful of stories about athletes who stayed at the Blue Boar during the Olympics in Salt Lake.

He showed us many of the Inn’s authentic decorations including a very old, expensive, and heavy crossbow that hangs on the wall as decoration. One of my favorite things about our stay was seeing all the original art and Medieval collector’s items. Everything in the Inn had such a fascinating story!

william shakespeare room blue boar inn

Finally we settled into our room for an evening of relaxation. We stayed in the William Shakespeare room. The decorations were well done, although I don’t think old Bill had such a nice mattress…it was divine…

The picture in the bottom right is an authentic carved panel on the door to our room – each room had such a panel and each was an original and authentic carving. There were so many little details like this that made the Inn just spectacular!

wrought iron balcony blue boar inn

Our room had a balcony with a wrought iron railing overlooking the mountains.

Another of my favorite things was that each room has a theme based on a literary character – Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barret/Robert Browning, Emily Dickenson, Jane Austen, and so on. How fitting that we brought the BBC version of Sense and Sensibility to watch!

Each room also comes with pillow-top beds, fresh flowers, jetted tubs, and a light refreshment plate of fruit and cheese.

We had an unforgettable experience, and I hope to make visiting the Blue Boar Inn a yearly anniversary tradition. Thanks to everyone at the Blue Boar Inn for making our weekend so enjoyable!


1 Hillary November 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Robin Hood!

2 Missy November 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I’ve never stayed at the Inn, but I LOVE their food. My husband and I like to go there for our very fancy dates (so, this has happened like 3 times) but it is absolutely beautiful and the food is amazing. Glad you had fun!

3 Kat November 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

“The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood”!!!

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