We stayed here as a stop over on a round trip from San Francisco to Seattle. My husband found this resort from Trip Advisor. What an amazing place - we arrived just off I-5 below Redding and found a collection of railway cabooses, a train and a restaurant car. We had booked the Box Car. If one bears in mind these are individual conversations and have been built with love - they are superb - OK maybe not luxurious but quirky. The setting is lovely, very peaceful and clean. We had a bath and shower which worked very well and there were a fridge and microwave. One thing to bear in mind is take provisions if required (especially for breakfast) as the park does not have any grocery stocks. They have a drink vending machine and ice but the park is not near immediate shops. However that does not detract from the uniqueness of this resort.
We booked into the restaurant on site which is run separately, situated in an old railway restaurant car a short walk down the site. What a wonderful place. We met some lovely people who lived locally and it is obviously a popular local dining venue. The bar had atmosphere and the bar lady was superb she was so efficient remembering all the orders.The menu was excellent and the food well cooked and presented.
As we walked back to our Box Car the noise of the frogs and crickets was amazing.
This was such an unusual stopover and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and cannot recommend it highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sleep in a Caboose....Eat on the Train. More than a place to lay your head; it's a step back into railroad history while enjoying modern comforts. Breathe in the pine-fresh air and relax beneath the beauty of Castle Crags. An adventure awaits you. Chose an authentic caboose, rustic cabin or the RV park and campground. Pets are welcome and a walk around Murphy's Pond is just the ticket for travel weary legs. Dine in the historic Wells Fargo or Pullman Car. Sip your favorite cocktail surrounded by railroad memorabilia. Ah! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Railroad Park Hotel Dunsmuir
- Railroad Park Dunsmuir