Visiting us from out of town? Lynden is full of activities and full of surprises! Here are some of our suggestions to make your trip memorable.


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The Inn At Lynden

Located in the Historical Waples Building
100 5th St, Lynden, WA 98264

The 100-year-old Waples Mercantile Building is the vibrant home for the Inn at Lynden, one of a select few hotels in Washington State that reside in a structure listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Each of the 35 rooms offers stylish and serene comfort in a setting that highlights the building’s rich history. Visitors love the warm ambience of the wood flooring and supporting beams cut from ancient Douglas Fir trees and set in place over 100 years ago.


Village Books and Paper Dreams

Located in the Historical Waples Building
430 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264

Village Books and Paper Dreams is a community-based, independent bookstore and gift shop located in the iconic Waples Mercantile Building on Front Street in Lynden, Washington. Since 1980, they have been “building community one book at a time.” Village Books and Paper Dreams is a place to meet your friends, talk books, or just while away an hour or two among the shelves.

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The Mill

655 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264

The Mill brings a unique bistro menu and old-world atmosphere to downtown Lynden in the Dutch Village Mall. The Mill features a full bar offering craft cocktails, wine and beer, and a full menu including appetizers such as specialty cheese and charcuterie plates, fresh salads, panini sandwiches, crostini and flatbreads, plus house-made chocolates and desserts. The Mill also offers a retail case stocked with quality meats and cheeses for customers who want to bring them back to the room.