Won't find anything else quite like this anywhere. Especially if you love trains. Not only has Olaf carefully restored and plumbed the caboose with all the modern ammenities, he did it without removing the original details. From the door to the toilet stall, the original hardwood floor, all the handrails in a caboose, storage lockers... to small touches like the original signage that asks you not to flush while the train is at the station. Oh and the cupola with the original chairs. My wife and I kept climbing up to watch the sunrise and sunset over hot chocolate while overlooking the pond and the distant hillsides. Yet all the modern comforts are in place, from a very comfy feather bed, to the jacuzzi tub for 2, terry robes, pedestal sink, hairdryer, gas fireplace, mini fridge, TV/VCR/CDplayer... oh and on that note, we stayed in the Orient Express and they provided a library of movies including Murder On the Orient Express which we did watch. And remember, you have your own caboose on your own track. No ajointing walls. You won't hear the shower at 4am next door, or kids running the hallways, or someone pacing above you. Complete silence! The breakfast in the Dining Car brings back memories of the 40's. Olaf and Charlotte were in full uniform and the gourmet breakfast was spectacular. No oatmeal or toast here folks. We had freshly baked cinnamon swirl bread, baked stuff apple and Dutch Baby. Even the orange juice was really orange tangerine. All served on fine china worthy of a 1937 Silver Eagle Dining Car. Olaf's painstaken hobby of locating original pieces from around the country in recreating this experience is unparallel. We've gone home and have told all our friends about our experience at the Red Caboose. My wife and I have already started talking about our next return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Not just a room in a house" but your own private luxury railroad car- A Caboose! Gourmet breakfasts elegantly served in our restored private 1937 Zephyr dining car, "The Silver Eagle". ... more less
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