Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort

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


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
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Amazing Weekend! Thank you!

4.0 on November 12, 2015

Loved staying here. Was a wonderful weekend and very memorable. Can't wait to go again!!

Night away in the Easy rider caboose

5 on October 25, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, quiet and relaxing rooms. Clear lake is beautiful and the weather was perfect for our ride. Thank you for your top notch hospitality Paul and June. Hope to return next year.

R&R Experience

5 on October 15, 2015

If you are looking for a comfortable, relaxing, tranquil B&B - this is the spot!!! Our Caboose was clean, cool and set up for all our needs. We felt like home away from home. Thank you June and Paul for the wonderful experience. Your thoughtfulness made our stay perfect.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It's guests like you that make our work fun!

Ready to go back

4.8 on October 08, 2015

My boyfriend and I recently stayed in the Easy Rider caboose. What a peaceful place to stay. Our room exceeded our expectations, we couldn't get over how much room we actually had in the caboose. I'm ready to book our next getaway so we can stay longer. I don't think I have slept so well in years, the bed was extremely comfortable. I recommend the Featherbed to anyone looking for a peaceful bed and breakfast getaway.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the great review! Can't wait to have you back for another stay with us.

OUTSTANDING, the place is well kept and the breakfast and the owners were amazing

5 on September 30, 2015

We found the place to be amazing, we will be coming here again for a weekend getaway. The owners were pleasant and the breakfast was incredible. Don't think twice about this place...just book it! The Stangs

A must stay!!!!

4.4 on September 30, 2015

This was such a fun place to stay. The grounds were beautiful, the 'room' were so cute, the breakfast was great and the owners and staff were so friendly. There was just a small issue with the cleanliness of the room but was taken care of instantly! Highly recommend!!!

Our second wonderful experience with Featherbed Railroad!

4.6 on August 31, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Featherbed several years ago and have always wanted to go back. This year, we decided to celebrate our anniversary at Featherbed and I'm so glad we did! We stayed in our favorite caboose - the Wild West. Everything about our stay was wonderful. The beds were comfortable, the food was fabulous and the bass were biting right from the private dock. We were fortunate to meet the soon-to-be new owners who were very welcoming and enthusiastic. I can't wait to visit again and see what they've done to an already wonderful place.

Amazing place

4.4 on August 27, 2015

stayed there for my B-day weekend. everyone was very nice, cabooses were so much fun to walk around! the layout of the grounds is just perfect. right on the lake! the pool was nice, too! we were the only ones in there on such a hot day. food was just about right, tasty and fresh. only complaint was that the cupola in our caboose was kinda dirty. had some dead bugs and was kinda dusty. I wiped it down a little before having a drink up there, and it was fine. Best part was talking to the folks who run the place, they are so nice, it's like going out to your crazy Aunt & Uncle Caboose farm and hanging out with them. We will be back several times!

Awesome week end!

5 on August 23, 2015

One of the best place I've ever stayed travelling in North California. Spent the night in the Loose Caboose and it's the perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway! Owners are very friendly and the breakfast was amazing!!!

Highly recommended!

4.4 on August 12, 2015

Excellent Food! We stayed for 5 nights, we never knew what we were going to have for Breakfast, But it was always wonderful. The grounds were very nice. They had a great view of the lake.

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Rooms & Rates


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


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

Lovers Caboose

Get ready for romance in the Lovers Caboose with its antique furnishings and romantic love seat. There's a two-person spa tub tucked into the bathroom and peach-tinted mirrors beside the bed.

  • 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


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 Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


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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  • 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.



Tony & Peggy

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , Desert Tortoise

About the innkeepers

Peggy is a groundwater geologist and loves the desert. Tony is a writer who has a syndicated automotive column and has written the book Wedding Horror Stories and How To Avoid Them.

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  • 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!



Hot Deal

Our Anniversary - Your Savings - Big 25!

Regular Rate: $190 now $143 (25% Savings:)

The Featherbed Railroad is celebrating 25 years of being a unique vacation destination so you get 25% off any room night with your on-line reservation and the coupon code Anniversary through April 30. Each room has its own unique theme and is housed in a vintage railroad caboose. All feature climate control and most have two-person Jacuzzi tubs. We're close to almost 30 premium wineries but have only nine traffic lights in the whole county. It's a place to come and experience a more relaxed pace, yet is only 2 hours from the Bay Area or Sacramento. Reserve today - offer expires end of April. Some blackout dates apply. Please contact the inn directly at +1-800-966-6322 to redeem this deal.

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