Railroad Caboose by Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington StateSequim, Washington (United States of America)
Railroad Caboose by Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington State
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Stay in one of these six themed cabooses near the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington State, each of which is set on its own track. These cabooses are located in the small town of Sequim, Washington, between the Olympic National Park and the Pacific Ocean, and down the road is the John Wayne Marina.
In the morning, climb the station platform and board the property's1937 Zephyr dining car for a gourmet, four-course breakfast, elegantly served. All cabooses have fireplaces, mini fridge, coffee maker, free bottled water LCD TV, DVD with themed movies, robes and fresh flowers.
Below, guests will find details about each individual caboose:
Track #1 "Casey Jones"
Board the "Casey Jones" straight off the Station Platform with easy access up the side station ramp with the entrance to the private dining car only a few steps away. The front room of the caboose retains the working conductor's desk, along with a queen-size bed. The central cupola has a high backed conductor chairs upstairs. The back area features a corner shower, pedestal sink and the original toilet room. It is tastefully decorated with a collection of railroad memorabilia and posters.
Track #2 "Orient Express"
Climb the stairs and relive the Romance of the Rails in the luxury "Orient Express" private rail car. This elegant caboose also features a queen-size bed, warmed by the glow of the corner fireplace. Up the stairs in the center cupola are two comfortable high backed conductor chairs with closets below. The rear area has a whirlpool bath for two, pedestal sink and toilet room.
Track #3 "Circus"
This "fun caboose" is decorated with circus posters and has a feature wall mural. A queen-size bed is set under a circus tent canopy, with the center cupola having the original high-backed conductor chairs. Flickering flames in the front fireplace keep guests cozy at night. In the rear of the caboose is a whirlpool for two shaped like a boat, where the water is in the boat; not the boat in the water!
Track #4 "Western"
Climb up into the Western-themed caboose with "Wanted" posters, and mini fridge decorated to look like a Wells Fargo safe. Guests can relax in the queen-sized bed to watch their favorite Westerns on the LCD TV, whilst feeling the warmth of the corner fireplace. The center cupola's high-backed conductor's chairs are recovered in cowhide. Under the back room's pressed tin ceiling rests an antique 1910 estate size claw foot tub with a handheld shower. A towel warmer completes the picture.
Track #5 "The Lavender Limited"
"Limited" in railroad jargon meant "the best", and this caboose certainly lives up to it's name. (Sequim is the "Lavender Capital of America") The queen-sized bed is framed by a wall tapestry with wall mounted LCD TV HD cable service and a DVD/CD surround sound system. The gas fireplace keeps the place warm and cozy. The center cupola is left intact, with high-backed conductor chairs and a place to plug in all laptops, phones, and cameras. In the back area, the two-person whirlpool tub is set below a mural of a lavender field with water coming out of an antique hand pump. Not to worry, there is no actual hand pumping required!
Track #9 "The Grape Escape"
This caboose celebrates the noble grape and the Olympic Peninsula's boutique wine industry. This East Coast style "Bay Window" caboose has a spacious interior with a couch/convertible double bed as well as a double bed accommodating up to four in this railroad car. Please note only children over 12 can be accommodated here. Warmed by a modern electric mantel fireplace with the rear area separated by a stained glass panel, there is a fantastic copper slipper tub sitting on a heated Italian tile floor.
The "Silver Eagle" Private Dining Car is available for guests each morning they stay. It is a restored 1937 Art Deco stainless steel private dining car, where a the hosts prepare gourmet breakfasts, which is then served to the guests. Each multicourse breakfast starts with guests own mini-loaf of freshly baked bread (different each morning) and ends with a petite dessert. Each intimate table in the dining car is set with white linen, fine china, crystal glasses and fresh flowers.
- Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- Linens and pillows
Check out: Flexible
No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
No Children allowed 2-12 years old
Some spaces are shared
Track #1 "Casey Jones" - $175
Track #2 "Orient Express" - $195
Track #3 "Circus" - $195
Track #4 "Western" - $185
Track #5 "The Lavender Limited" - $195
Track #9 "The Grape Escape" - $195 (+$25 for each additional person)
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Location and surroundings
Sequim, Washington (United States of America)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Hot springs
- Water sports
- Whitewater rafting
- Wine tasting
- Whale watching
- Wildlife watching
- Safari/Game drive
- Feeding animals
Explore Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rainforest, Pacific beaches and other delights of the Olympic National Park: hiking, fishing, boating, birding, skiing, cycling. Glampers can enjoy Sol Duc Hot Springs, Tongue Point Tide Pools, the Olympic Game Farm and even wineries. Day trips to Victoria, Canada, or a short drive to historic Port Townsend can also be organised. With this glamping trip, the possibilities are endless.
The area also boasts two year-round golf courses and a casino. Dungeness Scenic Loop to the national Wildlife Refuge are nearby for those willing to take this scenic drive. Along the way, guests enjoy the most beautiful views of the Sequim valley, Canada and the San Juans. Glampers can also hike the longest natural sand spit in the country; here guests will encounter shorebirds, deer, otters, sea lions -- and perhaps a whale! Then for a grand finale, why not tour the Dungeness Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in the northwest. Don't forget about the local towns of Port Angeles and Port Townsend, The Olympic Game Farm, and Salt Creek County Park.