Our History Motel near McCall, Idaho<
The Heartland Inn is a New Meadows landmark! Rich in history and mystery….
The main house was originally built by Colonel Edgar Heigho in 1911 for his family’s residence, and is now on the Historical Registry.
Colonel Heigho was the founder of New Meadows and president of the P& IN Railroad. He bought the land that is currently New Meadows, mapped it out, naming the streets after family members and continued to bring development to the town through the railroad. He built the train depot (which is currently being renovated for historical integrity and is the town History Museum) and built Hotel Heigho, which burned down in 1929.
Born in 1867 in England, Heigho was a “self-made man”, leaving home at 14, working in freight, on the railroad, as a clerk, in traffic management, as a bookkeeper, manager and eventually becoming president and general manager of the Central Idaho Telegraph & Telephone Company, president and general manager of the Coeur d’Or Development Company, owning the New Meadows town site and the Hotel Heigho, vice president and a director of the Weiser National Bank at Weiser, Idaho, and a director of the Meadows Valley Bank at New Meadows, as well as president of the P& IN Railroad. It is unknown what eventually became of Heigho and his family…
The Heigho Residence, now the Heartland Inn, is a three story Georgian Revival house, which was designed at the time by H.W. Bond a prominent architect from Weiser.
The Heartland Inn main house mansion has a wonderful time-era atmosphere. You are welcome to tour the house, take a glass of wine into the sitting room, or sit by the fire with a draft beer.
Or come book a room in the historic mansion for a charming Idaho experience!