Inn at Lynden | Forefront Ventures LLC

Opened in 2015, the Inn at Lynden anchors the The Waples Mercantile Building, an historic building that operated as a beloved department store for more than 60 years; RMC transformed the 1914 structure into a boutique hotel and retail destination, after a devastating fire in 2008.

Each of the 35 guest rooms offers stylish and serene comfort that integrates elements of the building’s rich history. Design highlights the original, heavy timber columns and beams, repurposes salvaged fir in flooring and furnishings, and exposes textured concrete walls (whose pioneering use in 1914 helped save the structure).

2016 Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation | Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation