About The Innkeeper

A dream comes true

Hana Pevny welcomes you the Waldo Emerson Inn. Hana has spent a lifetime travelling and acquiring the skills and style to be a gracious host to the most discriminating traveler.

Born in the former Czechoslovakia but raised in Houston, Texas, Hana attended Texas A&M rooting for the Aggies.   After a successful career in the early days of the tech industry, followed by a period of executive leadership in private equity and non-profits, she switched gears and turned to managing private estates.

Hana also holds a culinary degree from Leiths School of Food & Wine in London and has worked as private chef and culinary instructor in London, Aspen and Zakynthos.

Wanderlust and passion for fine food and luxurious surroundings have taken her to 6 of 7 continents where she has collected ideas from her travels that she plans to bring to the Waldo Emerson Inn and elevate the guest experience while visiting the Kennebunks.

Hana spent two years searching for the perfect setting to unleash her vision and she knew she found it in this historic inn, a short bike ride from the Kennebunk beaches and with a rich ship building and literary past – a dream come true!!

As your host Hana, creates a stay at the Waldo Emerson Inn which combines New England history, European sensibility with a touch of Southern charm.