written by Cara Strickland
If you were a fan of Seattle’s Southern brunch spot The Wandering Goose, you might have wondered where it wandered off to. Look no further than Tokeland—home of the charming and historic Tokeland Hotel (and now home to The Wandering Goose and owners Heather Earnhardt and Zac Young, along with their five children). That sounds like a good enough reason for a visit, with a hot meal served with the same Southern hospitality and a warm bed waiting for you at the end of the journey.
There are eighteen rooms, all located on the top floor of the hotel (choose from double twin, single queen and double queen options). Wander down the hallway to one of four communal bathrooms while you enjoy the sounds of laughter and conversation on the floor below. Bring your good dogs and good children (the former come with a small fee). This lovely spot is the perfect place for a small wedding, family reunion or other event.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or supper at The Wandering Goose, with a frequently changing menu inspired by local produce and a Southern sensibility. When you book your room reservation, you can request a campfire s’mores kit or a picnic for two to take on your adventures.
Nestle under the roof of Washington State’s oldest hotel—the Tokeland was built in 1885 (yes, that’s before Washington’s statehood). Originally built as a lodging place for weary travelers, Elizabeth and William Kindred developed a golf course, dairy, oyster farm and post office on the property. The hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, allowing it to be preserved and appreciated today. The current owners have sought to maintain all the charm and hospitality that make up the Kindred’s legacy, with the goal of inviting guests to step into a slower, less modern pace during their stay.
2964 KINDRED AVE.