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Seaside Assembly 2019


Seaside Assembly 2019

WRS Returns to Tokeland!

Friday November 8th – Sunday November 10th 2019

WRS is pleased to announce that we are returning to Tokeland Hotel for our next Retreat. The new owners of the hotel are excited to have us and we have been working with them to ensure that participants have a lovely and rewarding stay. The couple who have purchased the hotel, Heather and Zac Earnhardt, had dreamed of purchasing the hotel, so when former owner Katherine White was ready to sell it, they purchased it.
Heather Earnhardt is owner of Seattle’s Wandering Goose restaurant on Capital Hill, a very successful restaurant known for their “comfort food” and large bakery goods.
She and her assistant Nick are working with us on a delicious menu. You will be served 5 meals at this retreat: 2 dinners (Friday and Saturday evening), 1 lunch on Saturday, and 2 breakfasts (served family style on Saturday and Sunday). You will have a couple of options for the meals, and they have assured us that they can take care of most dietary restrictions. (We just need to let them know in advance.) We sampled their lunch menu and found it delicious, so we should be in for a treat.

Our accommodations are in 18 rooms on the second floor.  The Tokeland Hotel was built in 1885, this is a hotel on the National Historic Register.  The floors are creaky and the bathrooms (there are 5) are down the hall.  But the place is lovely and so full of atmosphere, that it is like stepping back in time.  Many of the rooms have now been painted by Seattle artist Michaela Miller and there are lovely new linens and mattress pads on the beds.  Heaters are in every room with additional ones available upon request.  Rooms have charming names such as Magnolia Room, Cherry Blossom Room, Big Stripes Room, or even Poppies Haunted Room (the hotel is rumored to be haunted by friendly ghosts).  If we fill the hotel, it will be only us on the top floor.  Do let us know if you should need anything special, such as a queen bed for a couple (there are 3, all the rest are double beds), or no ghosts!



We are offering a workshop on Saturday, it will be French Handsewing with Bobbi Chase. Bobbi taught a Dorset Button workshop at our previous retreat. More details on the workshop will be forthcoming, however, she plans on teaching basic stitches and then having participants work on a project of their choice. This workshop will be on Saturday in one of 3 possible work spaces.
Other activities are in the planning stages, but since it is November, plan on a cozy time by the fireplace or sitting on one of the comfy leather couches in the lobby. Bring a good book, your knitting or sewing, travel to the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond, brave the weather on the bay, or take a trip to the tip of Toke Point and sample fresh seafood at Nelson’s Seafood Bar. Friday evening, Ruth Haring will be giving a talk on the History of Willapa Bay and share some of her collection of books on the area. There are tables for cards and games in the lobby and we’ll have hot tea available there as well.


            So bring your warm Redingote,  or shawl, or great coat, and come join us.   

The Seaside Assembly will be from Friday November 8th until Sunday November 10th 2019.

Two (2) nights lodging in this 100 year old hotel and five (5) Southern Meals (served family- style),   Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast.

$340 for members and $360 for non-members


If you prefer not to use PayPal you may mail your reservation payment or deposit to 117 E. Louisa St. #488 Seattle WA 98102 but you MUST also email to reserve your spot.

Only 20 total spots available!

Deadline to sign up is Oct 9th  before 8 pm

Refunds up to 30 days before the event.

No refunds after October 9th at 8 pm 

however you may transfer your reservation to someone else up until November 2.