We stayed at the Katy Boxcar on Sunday, April 29, 2012. We had seen it many times from the Katy trail and finally decided to try it out. We arrived a little later than we had expected due to a serious accident on Highway 70. It was nice that we had received the key code by email and could check in anytime after 4:00. Parking was right in front of the boxcar, so we didn't have far to carry our things. We also loved the fact that there was a shed where we could lock our bikes safely and out of the weather.
As soon as we had unpacked, we were able to get right on the Katy trail and ride to our favorite park bench to watch the sunset over the river. The Katy Boxcar is just steps from the Katy trail, so we were able to stay out until dark. The boxcar has a microwave so we were able to heat up a couple of frozen dinners. It also had a small refrigerator and coffee maker, which were nice features.
Storms passed through that evening, but the boxcar is very well insulated and we didn't really hear the rain. We would have liked to sit out on the porch, but the rain kept us inside. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. We didn't want to get rained on the next morning by going to the other house for breakfast, so we just skipped it. It would have been nice if the breakfast items had been there in the boxcar, but it wasn't a big deal to us
My only complaint (and it's a small one) is that I thought the air freshener was a bit too strong. Whenever I woke up through the night it was a little annoying, but perhaps I just have a sensitive nose. When we stay again, I'll just unplug it before going to bed.
All in all, the Boxcar far exceeded our expectations. We plan to come back several more times this year and will tell everyone how nice it was. We love the Rocheport area, the Katy trail, and now the Katy Boxcar!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rocheport's Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast is a great getaway located right on the Katy Trail State Park in Rocheport. Enjoy a hot tub, self-check in and a hearty continental breakfast - our spacious grounds and low rates offer a great getaway for couples, families and bikers. We look forward to meeting you on your Katy Trail adventure! ... more less