Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort

2870 Lakeshore Boulevard , Nice, CA 95464-4016 USA (Show map)

About

The Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort is Northern California's most unique Bed and Breakfast. The Featherbed Railroad is located on the shore of Clear Lake. At the Featherbed Railroad, you enjoy the peace and tranquility of one of nine luxuriously themed vintage railroad cabooses set in a park-like setting overlooking our private dock, boat launch and beach. Lake County's Clear Lake offers activities of all sorts, from boating and fishing to antique shopping. There are almost 30 premium wineries within a short drive of the Featherbed Railroad. Ecotourism is growing quickly in the region with hiking trails, kayaking and bicycling and geo-caching is very popular here too. Clear Lake has the cleanest air in California and the third cleanest air in the US. In fact, we have some great ideas for two- and three-day itineraries. We serve a fresh, homemade breakfast every day incorporating the incredible bounty of our local farmers. All the cabooses feature private restrooms, individual heat and air conditioning and queen-size beds topped with a luxurious European-style featherbed. The Featherbed Railroad is just 120 miles north of San Francisco and about 90 minutes away from Sacramento. Also near by are Mendocino, Healdsburg, and Calistoga. The unhurried local attitude in Lake County makes this a wonderful destination to anyone looking to truly relax away their stress. Join us soon for a relaxing stay in a genuine antique railroad Caboose where you relax in your own private two-person Jacuzzi tub and savor some of our excellent local wine. With nature trails, fabulous water sports, bass fishing, great antique stores and more, the Clear Lake area offers something for everyone and with peaceful, uncrowded country roads and a relaxed atmosphere; it's the perfect place to unwind this weekend.

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.3

One of a kind B&B

4.4 on July 11, 2016

This was out of our way travelling north on Highway 1 from San Fransisco but we had to stay here. We stayed in the Tropicaboose and it was great. great décor, great setting, great hosts, outstanding one of a kind breakfast. Would highly recommend


All aboard for a great stay at Featherbed Railroad!

5 on July 09, 2016

My husband and I had not been to Clearlake since moving to the Bay Area. His manager had recommended this little place that had train cabooses you could stay in. I love quirky and different places to stay and this place was perfect! Adorable little community of 9 cabooses, close enough to each other to get to know your neighbors but private enough to have your own personal space. We stayed in the recently renovated "Moonlight in Paris" caboose and it was perfect! Clean, cozy and just the perfect spot to rest and relax. We spent some time in the pool too which was clean and refreshing. Paul and June were friendly hosts and nice to get to know. I highly recommend!


Nice getaway from hustle of the city

3.6 on July 06, 2016

Making trains into a bed and breakfast was fantastic idea. They are upgrading the area so I could not give it an outstanding ratings. Great place to escape if you need to getway for couple of days.


Delightful

4.4 on June 30, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Featherbed B&B. The decor of the caboose we stayed in is very charming. The park-like setting and the views of the lake are quite spectacular. The breakfast we had was nothing short of incredible. We had to miss breakfast the morning we checked out because we left so early, so June made us muffins that were delicious.


Get Loose in the Caboose!

5 on June 08, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at The Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort! June and Paul really take care of the place and their breakfast is delicious! Each caboose is unique, but our favorite is a "Loose" one :) My wife and I had a lot of fun staying in this magical place and plan to come here again and again and again. If you are really up for some adventurous caboose trip with your life partner, you will definitely find it at Featherbed! Cheers, Elvis & Marylin P.S. No, really, don't miss the breakfast...))


Happy Stay

3.4 on May 29, 2016

They Place is nice and the people there are great.


Experience second to none

5 on May 23, 2016

Great place amazing staff scenic view and amazing food... I don't know how else to say this place made our travels all the more amazing if your hesitate... Your wrong try this place you won't be disappointed.


Relaxing Beautiful Getaway

5 on May 18, 2016

What an amazing place. The rooms were fun and the bed was so comfortable. The ambiance was perfect and it has a beautiful lake view. It would be a wonderful place to hold a company weekend or a wedding. The breakfast in the morning was prepared by the owners and delivered in a cool dining room decorated with the train theme . The owners were very friendly and made me want to come back to this resort. Its a 10 no doubt.


Great time at FBR

4.4 on May 02, 2016

Thought about FBR for a long time, And we finally made it, And it wont be are last stay.... We want to go back and try some of the other rooms....Did not encounter any night time visitors, Wish I had.... Breakfast is at 0900, I'm an early riser, I had coffee and Warm Cornbread around 0730 Thank you June....


It is a truly unique experience

4.4 on April 28, 2016

Staying in a caboose is a unique experience. All "rooms" have their own theme and a decorate with much love to the detail. We stayed at "Easy Rider" which comes with its own hot tub (which is in the middle of the room), a comfy bed, and even has a miniature Harley included. The bed was comfy, the hosts are amazing and super friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good and very professional and any food diets are accommodated in a satisfying way.I believe breakfast changes from day to day; not sure as we only stayed for one night. There are two bars (one with food) in walking distance. The location itself is a little "off the beaten track", but with a car not a problem. The only con: the TV is too small and too far from the bed - but you don't come here to watch TV anyways (although they have a library of DVDs and VHS, but I don't know about the selection as we did not care (probably some older movies on VHS!!!)....


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Rooms & Rates

TropiCaboose

TropiCaboose offers a refreshingly airy feel with light woods and wicker furniture reminiscent of a rail trip to Key West. There is a second-story cupola with great views of the grounds and traditional tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Orient Express

With warm woods and views of Clear Lake from both a second-story cupola and private deck, Orient Express is a popular way to get to your romantic getaway. Orient Express also features a two-person spa tub and a bar with Lake views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Casablanca

Step onto the set of Casablanca in Rick's Cafe Americain featuring a vintage upright piano and a spa tub for two. Here's lookin' at you, kid!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Easy Rider

With the open road behind you it's time for a relaxing stay in Easy Rider. The queen-size bed with featherbed top features handle bars on the head board! There is a two-person spa tub and second-story cupola views of Clear Lake and our grounds. The decor is a nod to the Harley lifestyle but is tasteful and appropriate.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Wine Country

With over 30 premium boutique wineries in the area this room is a tribute to the vineyards around us with a two-person spa tub and decor featuring furniture crafted from wine barrels. The second-story cupola affords views of Clear Lake and our grounds. This is a dog-friendly room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Midnight in ParisCaboose

Get ready for romance in the Midnight in Paris Caboose with its eclectic european furnishings and romantic chaise lounge, illuminated by a crystal chandelier. There's a two-person spa tub tucked into the bathroom, which has carrara marble accents and wrought iron framed mirror beside the bed. Photos are soon to come, but trust us, it will be gorgeous!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

La Loose Caboose

La Loose Cabose features artwork from the famous Mustang Ranch overlooking the spa tub for two. La Playpen beckons with a queen-size bed topped with a featherbed with mirrors overhead. The second-story cupola and private deck offer great views of Clear Lake and Mount Konocti.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Celebrations

Catch up on reading in the wing-back chairs or relax in the two-person spa tub surrounded by local art in Celebrations. Mirrors surround the tub and there's a dinette for two to enjoy some local cuisine.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Wild Wild West

Step back into the Wild Wild West and step up into the second-story cupola for views of the grounds and Clear Lake. There's a vintage clawfoot tub and a bar. This warm and inviting room features a queen-size bed with a featherbed top. Relax on your rail trip to the Wild Wild West.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 105 miles

Directions to property:

Coming west on Highway 20 into Nice, turn left on Lakeshore Blvd. You can't miss us! If driving east on Highway 20, turn right onto Hammond St then left onto Lakeshore Blvd.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Parasailing, Eco Tourism, Geocaching, Nature Tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Eco Tourism, Casinos, Local Wineries, Watersports, Boating, Geocaching

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Geocaching, Wine Tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 12NOON
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed in designated areas.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stay required for certain dates.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required for stay with all nights paid upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations made prior to 72 hours before check-in will not be charged. Those made after 72 hours will be charged in full for the first night.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

June and Paul Vejar

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Lactose-free


Signature Dish

Featherbed Breakfast Au Gratin
A very filling breakfast of au gratin potatoes, eggs, cheese and smoked ham baked to perfection and served with home-made salsa and sour cream. We also include fresh local fruit, pastry baked and served right from the oven and even dessert!


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