William Tell House

Travelers delight in Tomales

Tomales, CA- Experiential travelers will appreciate the warmth and feel of a bygone era with just the right touches of modern hospitality. The historic William Tell House Saloon and Inn, a thoughtfully refurbished property is the perfect landing spot following a full day of exploration along Dillon Beach and Tomales Bay.

Surfer at Dillon Beach
Dillon Beach, a popular and beautiful beach destination in Marin County

Note: The William Tell was named by Swiss brothers Arnold and Henry Dado in 1897, and takes its name from the Swiss folk hero and marksman attributed to the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy.

Dining Experience

Clam Chowder
The real deal: Seafood Chowder!

Casual and relaxed with indoor and outdoor seating, the perfect weather dictated grabbing a seat at a picnic table under the gentle canopy of lights. Plenty of tasty options for every palate, the Seafood Chowder chock-full of mussel, clams, shrimp, bits of bacon and potato chunks is among the best we’ve found outside of Maine. Simply delicious!

For dessert, French press coffee with liqueur and a few bites of indulgent apple pie with whipped cream seated next to the fire pits. The perfectly romantic way to complete your dinner experience!

Oldest Saloon in Marin County

Established in 1877, WTH is the oldest saloon in Marin County. A music friendly saloon with country flair and friendly bartenders, it’s a required post dinner stop. Saddle up to the bar and order up a tasty libation along with a little liquid courage before a little dancing and a sing-along at this local gathering spot. It’s a hoot!

Firepit at William Tell House
Relax

Accommodations

An experience unto itself, the Inn offers tastefully decorated rooms located above the saloon reminiscent of what we recall from wild west movies. Self-check-in of the modern variety is as simple as keypad entry into the building and up the stairs. After retiring to our room for the evening, we felt transported back to the 1800’s as we joyfully listened to the celebratory singing and dancing happening just below us in the saloon. The saloon closes at 9:00 pm, so guests have plenty of time for a quiet and restful night’s sleep. Super comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses and cotton bedding left us fully refreshed for our following adventures. Book Online!

The pace is slower, the people friendlier and the scenery spectacular.

Visiting William Tell House

Owner of William Tell House, Ted Wilson is a San Francisco chef and restaurateur who has brought his skills and passion to one of California’s treasured locations. The area is experiencing revitalization efforts while striving to remain true to its local identity and history.

Whether you’re planning an overnight stay, a dinner or just stopping in the saloon for a couple cold ones, William Tell House delivers an unforgettably rich and unique travel experience in a warm, friendly and relaxed setting.

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