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Why we are committed to being the best boutique Inn Mena, Arkansas has to offer
The Shaver House is currently owned and operated by the Vacca Family. Scott and Ashley moved back to Ashley's home town of Mena from Dallas in 2005. After obtaining the old colonial home, the couple went through several restorations to build the perfect home for their family and guest accommodations for travelers.
The Vaccas had traveled the world for several years, staying in small inns and bed and breakfasts across the country. Happy with the great service and hospitality of the small inns, the couple began to dream of one day owning their Inn and providing the same great service to their customers. After finally obtaining the Shaver House, the Vacca's created the best Arkansas lodging available. Currently, Scott and Ashley, along with their three children are living the dream of staying in a historic home and sharing the wonders and beauty with you.
The Shaver House
The Shaver house was built in 1898 by Judge Benjamin Shaver, a prominent judge in the community, and son of “Fighting Colonel Shaver”, a prominent Confederate hero. The Shavers occupied the home for about twenty years. While in the home, the Shavers were said to have made great use of the music room and often joined together to share their musical talents. Grandpa Shaver was said to have stayed with the family until his health would no longer permit. Mr. and Mrs. Shaver’s daughter went on to become the first female VP of Lord and Taylor.
The original house housed a water well, had outside storage for horse and carriage, and was surrounded by an orchard and two tennis courts. In the early twenties it was purchased by Dr. Redman and later became Mena’s first hospital. After Dr. Redman sold the house, the home was later converted into apartments, until it was purchased again as a residence.
The Vacca Family
Scott and Ashley have both traveled the world and always preferred staying in small inns and bed & breakfasts in order to experience their destination like a local and really get to know the people. They were in awe of the kindness that they received and hope that they can pass that same kind of hospitality to their guests.
Many restorations, lots of renovations and three children later; Scott, Ashley, Sophia, Isabel and Francesca are living the dream of owning a historic home and they would be honored to share it with you.
701 12th Street
Mena, AR 71953
3:30-5:30pm (or by special arrangement)
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