Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort

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

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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

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!!!)....


Fantastic stay at Featherbed Railroad

4.0 on April 27, 2016

Rooms "cabooses" were unique. The owners were so accommodating. Breakfast was delicious. I would recommend to anyone!


Cozy B & B

5 on April 16, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our cozy stay at the Featherbed Railroad B & B. We stayed in the Casablanca caboose and even rematched the film Casablanca during our stay. The bed was comfortable. We enjoyed the hot tub. The only improvement would be access to internet while inside the caboose. WiFi was available in the dining and public areas, just not in the caboose.


Anniversary Get-A-Way

4.2 on April 07, 2016

This place was a lot of fun! We really enjoyed our time at the Featherbed Railroad. The room we stayed in, Wild Wild West, was a lot of fun and great as our little hideaway. Pros: Comfy bed fun atmosphere great star gazing from the boat dock Lovely hosts Delicious breakfast Clean Very welcoming Cons: The welcome book in the room was outdated. It listed things like peddle bats, and row boats but they were not actually available. The brochure we picked up, in the lobby, for the steam train was also out of date and the calendar wasn't valid. I'd love to se all of that stuff updated and kept current. Also, because they have only been running the B&B for 8 months, they weren't very knowledgeable about things to do, where to go, how far things were. That would have been nice as well, since this was my first time visiting the area. All-Infall it was a great experience and I'd suggest checking them out. We'd love to come back some time in the summer to take more advantage o the lake!


A weekend away

4.2 on March 08, 2016

Had a great time at the featherbed. Very nice place right on the water. You hardly even want to leave the room!


The perfect romantic getaway

5 on February 21, 2016

We were greeted with champagne and enjoyed watching the sunset from the private dock overlooking Clear Lake. The train cars were unique, neatly decorated, clean, and surprisingly spacious. We enjoyed a soak in the big jacuzzi tub in our room and slept peacefully on the soft, luxurious featherbed. Definitely one of the coolest places we have ever stayed. Romantic, different, and really fun. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, and even let my partner sound the train whistle at check out. Breakfast was delicious and the dining room was cute. There is an extensive movie collection available to borrow and even a tandem bike you can ask to use. We walked less than 5 minutes to the boat house for dinner, which was very convenient. Overall a wonderful trip. Highly recommend to any couple looking to relax, reconnect, and try something new.


FUN FOR ALL

5 on February 18, 2016

My boyfriend brought me up to this lovely spot for a surprise birthday/Valentines getaway. I fell in love with the place as soon as I saw it - such a fun and quirky idea for a bed and breakfast! Check in was welcoming and we were told there would be a wine and cheese event held that evening. Unfortunately we didn't make it - we were busy walking around the lake and sitting on the private dock at sunset. Such a beautiful location! Wild West room was very fun - one of the few without a hot tub but has a very nice claw foot bath tub which also does the trick. Would definitely recommend this to a friend!! Thanks to the owners who are wonderful hosts.


A Great Night Out!

3.8 on February 02, 2016

We only live 15 miles away, but needed a night out so decided to stay in a caboose! We chose the "Orient Express" decor.... We've been married for exactly one month so this was kind of a post honeymoon get-away. We were greeted like family, treated like old friends, and pampered a whole bunch! We're both in our 70-s and can be a little fussy at times...but there were absolutely no reasons to even approach fussiness!!! It was a cold rainy day, but the caboose heated up just fine, the wine and cheese and chocolate arrived in quick order, and the hot tub filled with hot water promptly. We were totally and wonderfully comfortablle. The queen featherbed was a dream and breakfast in the dining room the next morning was not only delicious...but beautifully presented...and to put it simply....it was GREAT!!! June and Paul were also warm, helpful and friendly. We loved every minute of our stay and will definitely be back!!! We highly recommend the Featherbed to everyone. (My computer wouldn't let me click on the outstanding circle or I would have!!!! Proud to sign this.....Claude & Joy Dunn...Kelseyville, CA


A good time

4.4 on January 27, 2016

This was the first overnight trip for me and my girlfriend. She told me that she has wanted to go here for about 12 years so my response was, "Lets go!". It was a wonderful time. The room was very quaint and romantic. The food and hospitality was wonderful! I am sure we will return...


Unique and very fun

5 on January 19, 2016

My Wife loved staying in the caboose! The owners are very friendly. I highly recommend staying here.


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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 peach-tinted mirrors 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

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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