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“What an experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Railroad Park Resort
100 Railroad Park Road, Dunsmuir, CA 96025   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dunsmuir
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cheltenham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“What an experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

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.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed over at the Railroad Park Resort on our way down to the Bay Area. You do not have to be a "railroad buff" to appreciate staying in one of their railroad cars. They did a fine job in converting the cabooses into cabins. The resort grounds is very picturesque and their dinner car offers very good food. I would recommend this unique stay. Although we were there in between tourist seasons, I would guess that this is a great place for kids, too.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lodi, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely awesome place. All rooms are in a caboose. So cute! Our caboose was very clean and well taken care of. Very comfortable. Beautiful grounds and all at a great price. The staff are very courteous and friendly. They are also pet friendly! We brought our dog and we are all having a great time! We will definitely be back. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in the Mt. Shasta area.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Sherwood, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We will definitely be staying here again. Our 4 y.o. and 6 y.o. boys of course were ecstatic at the thought of sleeping in a caboose. The little boy in me enjoyed the thought as well. And my wife discovered that she could do some surprisingly decent stargazing through her astronomy binoculars as there was very little light pollution once you stepped away from the lights interspersed around the cabooses (we were obviously there on a cloudless night, and though the grounds are otherwise well-lit and with a good # of evergreens, there were some good open sky spots too for dabbling with some views of jupiter, the pleidies, and andromeda) We stayed in #18. Beds were quite comfortable. The "room" stayed completely warm throughout the night despite the 20 degree weather - though we should have left the bathroom door open during the night as it was quite cold in there in the morning (the bathroom did have a heat lamp though and warmed up fairly quickly). The place apparently has wifi, but we could not get it to connect despite repeated efforts (though we expected this based on other reviews). The boys also enjoyed playing a bit in the train engine near the resort office in the morning.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Juan Bautista, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

After a week of staying in four star hotels, this was our last hurrah and we were not disappointed! The whole family enjoyed their stay - the kids especially liked exploring the grounds. The restaurant and lounge were closed for the season so we brought our own snacks and drinks to enjoy in the cozy caboose. Do not overlook this spot, especially when traveling I-5. Shout out to Ashley for all her helpfulness and information on the area.

Room Tip: We were a party of 5 and Caboose 14 was perfect!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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san diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I had a nice overnight stay in a caboose. Red one in the back of the resort. Room was nice, clean, basic, but everything was good. No complaints. Resort was not very full as it was in mid october and it was cool at night. Parking was fine. I did not try their on site restaurant. Service was good.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Longview
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and 3 our our kids enjoyed this great fun getaway.
We had stopped here several times over the years on our way to other destinations.
The kids have always been itching to stay in the caboose motel and they finally were able to.

They LOVED the swimming pools, beds and say the bathroom was a amazing!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 Railroad Park Road, Dunsmuir, CA 96025
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Location: United States > California > Dunsmuir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dunsmuir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 27
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 
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