By June Morrall
The Swanton House did not hold the monopoly on Pescadero’s tourist trade. Postmaster Charles Kinsey, and wife, Nancy, ran another hotel nearby. But when both were indicted for the murder of Harvey Green, the Kinseys abruptly left town.
The windmill-powered Pescadero House opened its doors across the road from the Swanton House, and the ritzy Sulphur Springs Hotel, located two miles east of the flag pole, was financed by San Francisco businessmen. Yet the Swanton House not only outlived them all, the Swanton House was also the most fondly remembered.