Herm’s Inn Interiors

January 25th, 2012

Herm’s Inn was originally built in the 20′s. It only operated for a few years and was then abandoned. The new owner of Herm’s Inn also owns Cache Valley Electric so with the renovation I wanted to incorporate an electrical aesthetic while giving credit to the original structure. I wanted the bar to have a historic feel, but to keep it current and tech savvy it is complete with outlets.

To create an electrical aesthetic I custom designed metal brackets for the lighting behind the bar and in each booth. If you notice the light fixtures over the booths look like utility lights that have been strung. The booths have dimmers for each light, outlets for electronics and wi-fi capability. Perfect for a college town!


I had the tables custom designed to have an industrial French look. The table legs are made of real industrial valves and pluming parts. The chairs (Tolix) were designed and made in France.

These pictures show the seasonal dining room that I designed to look like an outdoor patio using limestone pavers and timber. The windows stack and slide open completely, opening the patio to the outdoors.


The signs are originals that hung under the porte-cochere. Herm’s Inn is located in Logan on Canyon Road just before you enter Logan Canyon so it was once the first and last chance for lunch!

12 Responses to “Herm’s Inn Interiors”

  1. Fred and Isayo

    01/25/12 at 8:40 am

    This restaurant fit in Logan pretty good. When we come up we will stop by that for sure. Great job, Robert!!

  2. The Suzzzz

    01/27/12 at 2:07 pm

    I’ve loved this building for so long and I’m so happy to see what a beautiful job you’ve done with the restoration. Thanks for photos! We can’t wait for the restaurant to open.

  3. The Suzzzz

    01/30/12 at 11:17 am

    Do you know if they have a website established for the restaurant yet?

  4. Candace Jensen

    02/01/12 at 9:17 am

    Oh my goodness…what an amazing transformation! I remember rummaging through my father’s things when I was a young girl; there were holes in the floor and ceilings, but the space itself was always amazing. I can’t wait to visit in person! My father (Herm) would have loved this.

  5. Jacqueline

    02/07/12 at 11:07 pm

    Everything is so thoughtful! It really is a beautiful place…..can’t wait to see it!

  6. Robert

    02/08/12 at 10:04 am

    I haven’t seen one yet. I’ll add a link to the website as soon as I know it. Thanks!

  7. Wally Bloss

    02/11/12 at 10:18 am

    Just had a glorious breakfast there for the “neighborhood.” A sumptuously designed location with great food. Will be a wonderful addition to our neighborhood!

  8. Shabs

    02/11/12 at 12:45 pm

    Beautiful! Please let us know when it is open for business!!!

  9. Lisa Goede

    02/13/12 at 10:50 pm

    I’ve admired the place all these years, hoping it would someday be restored. But wasn’t it originally called “First Chance, Last Chance”? I understood there was a photo of it at USU in Special Collections, and Herm told me he had the sign.

  10. Robert

    02/14/12 at 12:16 pm

    I believe the signs you are referring to are the signs that say ‘First Chance Lunches’ and ‘Last Chance Lunches’. The original signs now hang inside the seasonal dining room at Herm’s Inn. They originally hung under the porte-cochere. Herm’s Inn is located in Logan on Canyon Road just before you enter Logan Canyon so it was once the first and last chance for lunch! I also had new signs placed on the exterior of the building to give a nod to the originals.

  11. mary e brown

    09/17/12 at 12:08 pm

    Hi, I love what you have done with the “Inn”. I was married to Herm Johnson for 17 years, one of his dreams was to remodel his beloved Inn. We used to go upstairs into ” Lizzy’s Room”, (Lizzy was his grandmother) and he would tell me stories. Stories about when the Inn was a happy place, alive with music, people and FOOD. Stories about when he was a young boy during the Great Depression, how his father was a bootlegger so he could support his parents, his wife and four little children. Stories, so many stories. I am happy to see Herm’s Inn come alive again!

  12. Robert

    09/18/12 at 11:08 am

    Thanks so much for your comments! If you want to keep sharing your stories with us we would love to hear more. Our goal as well was to make it come alive with people and make it a fun gathering place!

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