Shash Dine Eco Retreat is located off the beaten path, on a rural homestead surrounded by natural beauty, fresh air and open skies. It is the home of Paul and Baya Meehan – local entrepreneurs who’ve capitalized on their ability to provide travelers passing through Northern Arizona with a peaceful, off-grid experience that allows the opportunity to unplug and reconnect with nature. Near the western edge of the Navajo Nation, this bed-and-breakfast affords the opportunity to experience this iconic part of the once wild West. Guests sleep in a traditional earth-floor hogan, are served a traditional Navajo breakfast, and they are encouraged to roam the ranch as they please. Sheep, horses and chickens can be seen on the grounds, and local attractions such as Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon are only minutes away.
As owners, the Meehans believe in living simply and stress sustainability on all fronts of their business operations. As Native American Business Incubator Network clients, they are working to establish a brand and grow their business to accommodate guests year-round. We talk with Paul and Baya about the challenges of small business start-up, the joys of off-grid living, and upcoming projects on the horizon for Shash Dine Eco Retreat.