New Boutique Hotel Now Open in Lynden, WA
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Written by Annette Bagley   
Thursday, January 21, 2016 07:11 PM

Lynden, WA officially welcomed its first boutique hotel December 28, 2015 when the 35-room Inn at Lynden opened its doors to travelers in the century-old Waples Mercantile Building at the corner of 5th and Front streets in the historic downtown district.

Just eight years after the building was almost completely destroyed by fire damage the historic structure has a new lease on life, its interior balancing luxury, style and comfort with many tributes that honor Lynden’s rich history. It’s also one of only a handful of hotels in Washington State on the National Registry of Historic Places.

“We want this to be the place to meet in Lynden,” said co-owner Teri Treat, who worked tirelessly with spouse Matt Treat, architect Jeff McClure and his wife Deb McClure to renovate and restore the Waples Building. The ancient beams andold growth fir floor were polished and reused, infusing the elegant, three-level Inn with historic character. Chic, upscale furniture and accessories from Bellingham’s Greenhouse add contemporary luxury and indulgent comfort.

The Inn boasts a 40-person executive meeting room overlooking Village Books and the Inn’s lobby, two extended stay suites, a celebration suite for special occasions and three distinct room types. The Inn shares space with a number of boutique retailers including Village Books, Drizzle and Bellingham Baby Company, while Overflow Taps and Avenue Bread are adding the final touches to their stores and opening next month.

“We know our guests will love the vibrant energy these stores contribute,” Teri said. Avenue Bread is open for breakfast, lunch, light dinner, beer and wine while Overflow Taps will feature local craft beer and Village Books will host author events. Drizzle features locally sourced gourmet fare and Bellingham Baby Company boasts its own line of custom children’s apparel. The Inn offers free Wi-Fi and complimentary cruiser bikes with helmets and self-guided maps so travelers can explore Lynden’s sights. Free overnight parking is available in several nearby city-owned parking lots.

Rooms prices at the Inn at Lynden range from $149 to $269 per night with a special introductory rate being offered through the end of February. Open houses are scheduled from 3-5pm on Thursdays and Fridays so members of the public may tour the Inn. For more information visit or contact Guest Services at (360) 746-8597.


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Contact: Teri Treat [email protected]
Inn at Lynden, 100 5th Street, Lynden, WA 98264
(360) 739-6969