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“All Aboard!” 4 of 5 stars
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24 Old Coyote Way, Sequim, WA 98382   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Sequim B&B and Inns
Washington State
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed two nights in the Grape Escape. Each caboose is done up in a unique theme, and great care is taken to transform the authentic little caboose into that design. The Grape Escape is a wine themed car, and full of fun wine-related things. One thing that you should know is that most of the cars have only a bathtub for bathing, although some have a removable shower head on the faucet apparatus. If you have trouble showering on your knees, be sure to request the caboose with the stand up shower. I understand that the one next to the dining car has a shower enclosure. Also, the cars are designed so that the bathtub has no door or shower curtain around it, so you are only behind a little half wall. Very attractive, but not a lot of privacy. Our fireplace fan was rather noisy, but we did tell Olaf about it and he is working on getting it repaired. Now for the good stuff: Breakfast was heavenly! Every course was prepared with care and absolutely delicious. Service in the dining car was extremely good, and both Charlotte and Olaf, and also their son, Leif, who served us the first morning, go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Olaf took us on a little tour of some of the cabooses just before we left for home. His enthusiasm and knowledge add another dimension to the entire experience. There is a pretty duck pond where many ducks gather and there's always something interesting to watch there. I rated it a four for value, since we got in on the Spring Fling special with the second night's rate reduced. It's located on a city lot, which would ordinarily not be my first choice for location, but it is definitely unique. All in all, a good experience.

Room Tip: When the Casino Royale is finished with its renovation, it's bound to be a very popular caboose...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We spent two nights here in November. "Unique" is not an overused adjective. We have traveled all over the world and have never seen anything like it. Each "room" is indeed an old caboose - our "theme" was the circus, and very comfortable and well appointed indeed. Breakfast was served in an authentic Burlington Zephyr dining car. The four courses were excellent and almost too much. Day Two's breakfast was entirely different from Day One. Olaf and Charlotte clearly take great care and great pride in their establishment. Sequim is good base for visiting Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park, Dungeness Spit, etc. For cyclists, the Olympic Discovery Trail runs right by the Red Caboose - ride in, ride out!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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California, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Having your own caboose is unique & amazing! Olaf & Charlotte are wonderful friendly hosts. Very knowledgeble of the area & trains. Each caboose has a different theme. The dining car is First Class. The breakfast, homeade by Charlotte, deserves more than 5 stars!

We stayed in the "Grape Escape" a wine themed caboose. Olaf & Charlotte didn't miss a thing when it came to the decor. The copper soaking tub is huge and shouldn't be missed. We had a electric fireplace which heated the whole caboose. This one features a full size bed which was very comfortable. This caboose also features a sofa which can be converted to sleep for 2 extra guests. The extra seating was great for relaxing. We LOVED OUR STAY fromstart to finish!

Our friends stayed inthe "Lavender" caboose. Again the interior was great. Here they had the original wooden floors, a jacuzzi tub for 2, a queen size feather top bed and 2 seats set high in the coupula. Very nice!

If you are active duty please take note ~~~ when you make your reservations let them know you are military and you will receive 1/2 off your second night. We stayed here for a surprise Welcome Home getaway when my husband returned from Afghanistan. What a great trip!!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

A verry unique place to stay. I always looking for something special and the Red Caboose Getawaay is the most special place that I ever found! It is verry funny. Each caboose is restored with a lot of love for each detail - and the theming of each caboose is amazing. Breakfast was more than faboulous. Olaf and Charlotte (the owner) were extremely welcoming. I highly recommend the Red Caboose Getaway and I would definitely stay there again when I am in the area. We have stay in the Western Cabosse: really great!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband and I own are own small business so the only real way for us to not work on the weekends is to get away. I do many of the local deals when they come up for get aways for us.
This by far is the most unique and romantic place we have stayed. Each train has its own theme and is so unique. I did wait to get the grape escape train and so glad I did. The best one out of the selection I think. Fire place copper tub. So nicely decorated. The breakfast in the morning is served in the dining train and WOW amazing...
The owners are to wonderful and we loved to ask questions about all the trains and where get got them ect. Right now Olof is working on the next trains with a Vegas theme and sea theme.
We will be back to stay when they are done. So private and unique bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Dallas, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We just got back from a two night stay at this little B&B. Olaf and Charlotte, the owners, have taken old caboose cars and renovated them with unique themes. Each one is different. We stayed in the Circus car which was a blast. All cars come with with extra large tubs, gas heat, small frig, coffee pot, wine glasses etc. Other possible cars are:Lavender Express, Western, The Orient Express, as well as our Circus car. This is a very quiet venue, and there is a lot to see and do in Squim. Our hosts were full of great information. Be aware this is an adult place, no children are suggested unless they are over the age of 12. (You would have a better time without them). Breakfast is served in a period dining car. Yesterday we had hot cinnamon bread, baked apples with sausage stuffing, a blackberry dutch baby, a choice of juice and hot drinks, and of course, dessert. This time chocolate dipped oranges. Each day is a different breakfast. Highly recommended place to stay!!.

Room Tip: Ask what themed cars are available. E-mail works the best.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burnaby, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed two nights in the Lavender Caboose and the entire set up is amazing. To fully restore the cabooses into individual hotel suites is just wow. To get a soaker tub through the not so big door was another amazing feat. In the morning breakfast is at 8:30 am and they have a printed card on each table telling you what is on the menu. To give you an idea one morning we had Orange pull-apart mini loaf, baked banana with greek yogurt, honey & nutes, ham & cheese frittata on greens roasted garlic herbes potatoes, then the chocolate dipped strawberry. Both breakfasts we had were just amazing. I would have hated to be one of those fussy eaters or allergic to something because I would have hated to miss out on the food. Charlotte does all the cooking and Olaf plays the role of the Maitre d' which he does very well. We loved it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 24 Old Coyote Way, Sequim, WA 98382
Location: United States > Washington > Sequim
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Sequim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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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