Speaking on Business: The Harkness Hotel

Offering Unexpected Luxury

Chris Redgrave Jan 11, 2018
Smiling couple posing in front of tiled wall
Arianne and Aaron Hunsaker
Photos by Mary Harper

Offering “unexpected luxury,” The Harkness Hotel is a boutique hotel offering unique lodging in beautiful McCammon, Idaho. It’s located only minutes off Interstate 15, close to the world-famous Lava Hot Springs and on the scenic byway to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park.

Many travelers have been excited to discover this gem in a tiny Idaho town with nothing comparable nearby.

Owners Aaron and Arianne Hunsaker say they’re offering something different than a traditional hotel with modern design in a historic building. Their tagline is “Unexpected luxury,” and the high reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp and Facebook show how much guests love The Harkness Hotel. They also opened a full-service salon and spa, offering massage, skin care, waxing and nail services.

Neither owner had experience in the hotel industry prior to opening The Harkness Hotel, but they’ve put their hearts into the venture. Aaron and Arianne were living in Washington, D.C., where Aaron ran a successful interior design business. When their first daughter was born, they wanted to move closer to family in Utah and Idaho. They discovered a beautiful historic building in McCammon and got to work creating their vision of a stunning hotel.

Three years after its opening, The Harkness Hotel continues to grow in business every year. The owners have worked to maintain the historic nature of the building. A former vault in the lobby is now a gift shop.

The Harkness Hotel
206 Center St.
McCammon, ID 83250

White bed in room with black walls and a chandelier
White cabinets in a room with wood floors and a gray wall
Two massage tables draped in sheets in a fancy room
Room with hardwood floors with chairs in front of fireplace
Bathroom with white vanity and old fashioned white tub

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