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Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort

2870 Lakeshore Boulevard , Nice, CA 95464-4016 USA (Show map)
4.4
82 Reviews
$129 - $220
per night

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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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Rooms & Rates

La Loose Caboose

Experience the passion and free spirit of New Orleans in La Loose Caboose. This romantic getaway has its own deck overlooking our dock and Clear Lake with the mountains beyond. Bring a bottle of wine from one of the nearly 30 premium wineries in the area while relaxing in the in-room two-person Jacuzzi tub, or climb up to the cupola or relax on the private deck and enjoy a beautiful sunset. This very private room is ideal for an anniversary, wedding night or just because you're in love.

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

Nightly Rate: $220/$190

Orient Express

Go back in time in this romantic caboose that's a tribute to the Orient Express. This romantic getaway has its own deck overlooking our dock and Clear Lake with the volcanic mountain beyond. Bring a bottle of wine from one of the nearly 30 vineyards in the area while relaxing in the in-room two-person Jacuzzi tub, or climb up to the cupola for a beautiful sunset. This very private room is ideal for an anniversary, wedding night or just because you're in love.

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

Nightly Rate: $220/$190

Easy Rider

Climb aboard your Hog in our tribute to the open road. If you're Born To Be Wild you might enjoy some time in this room's two-person Jacuzzi tub. Maybe it's a night of Leather and Lace in our queen size bed with authentic handle bars on the headboard. Enjoy the sunset or sunrise from your cupola. Whether it's a relaxing weekend getaway or a very special celebration, this is certainly the most unique room on Clear Lake.

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

Nightly Rate: $190/$149

Wine Country

With nearly 30 great wineries in the area, you're sure to find the perfect bottle of wine to go with this beautiful tribute to the local beauty. Relax in the comfort of your own in-room two-person Jacuzzi tub or climb up to the cupola for a beautiful view of our immaculate landscaping and the lake beyond. Celebrate Wine Country in a unique style.

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

Nightly Rate: $190/$149

Wild Wild West

Take yourself back in time to the gold panning days of yesteryear with our Wild Wild West Caboose. Outfitted with a western-style bar (darn, not stocked!) and beautifully varnished wood interior, this inviting caboose is a perfect spot to saddle up for a relaxing stay. Get spiffed up in the clawfoot tub or enjoy the views from the second-story cupola. We hope to see you here, pardner!

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

Nightly Rate: $175/$159

Casablanca

As Time Goes By many of our guests return to Casablanca, saying to each other "It Had To Be You!" With a ceiling fan overhead, two-person Jacuzzi tub, and decor that brings the namesake movie to life, you'll find yourself transported to faraway places. The kicker is a real piano right in the caboose. Here's staying with you, kid!

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

Nightly Rate: $190/$149

Lovers

The only thing more beautiful than the lake view is being in love. Whether you've been together for one week or 50 years, the Lovers Caboose celebrates romance! Of course there's the private two-person Jacuzzi tub to spark romance and a table for two so you can share a snack or a bottle of one of the local wines.

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

Nightly Rate: $190/$149

Celebrations

Guests visit the Featherbed Railroad are often times celebrating a very special occasion. We get lots of birthdays, anniversaries, baby moons, honeymoons and more. That's why we have our Celebrations Caboose. This caboose can be accented with decorations for your special occasion. We also change the them to reflect the various seasons or occasions throughout the year. There's a Jacuzzi tub for two on one end and a dining nook on the other. Two wingback chairs make reading a pleasure. Come share your celebration in this very special room.

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

Nightly Rate: $190/$149

TropiCaboose

It's five o'clock somewhere, and if you are in TripiCaboose you'll want to slip into your flip-flops and climb up into the cupola for a view of the beautiful grounds and an afternoon refreshment. From beautiful hardwood floors to airy wicker furniture, this light and relaxing room is inspired by the music of Jimmy Buffett and interior features a Key West feel. By request, TropiCaboose has the most traditional bathroom facilities of all our cabooses, but it's still an extraordinary experience.

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

Nightly Rate: $190/$149

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining4.3

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Our Second Visit---

4.8 on April 06, 2014

We had such a great time on our first stay w decided to return - to a different caboose!! Our first trip was in the Casablanva- a unique experience complete with the movie, a piano, and an appropriately decorated 'cottage'. This time was in 'Celebrations' - with a little more space, but all the expected amenities, and LOTS of wall plugs to use!!The included daily breakfast is definitely a good start to your day - aqnd not to be missed. Chef and general CEO Tony holds forth on the property - with his wealth of useful (and sometimes strange) information. We have to go back - at least 6 more cabooses (cabeeces) to try!!


Birthday weekend;)

4.6 on March 25, 2014

I booked our weekend from Living Social and we really got our money's worth! We stayed in The Lovers caboose. The decor was dated but the caboose was clean and the setting was beautiful. Tony and Peggy went out of their way to accommodate us including GF cupcakes for my birthday. We took advantage of the wine Limo tour and had in caboose massages. We will be returning ;)


Unique getaway on a beautiful gem of a lake in northern CA

4.4 on March 25, 2014

My husband surprised me with a weekend at Featherbed Railroad B&B. The moment I saw the cabooses, I was delighted, as we both love to stay in unconventional places with character. This place is clean, the Innkeepers are warm & welcoming, and their breakfast is delicious. They have a private dock on Clearlake where you can enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the sunset. We will be back!


A wonderful retreat!!!

4.2 on March 11, 2014

I booked a weekend at the Featherbed Railroad for my partner's birthday. As it turned out, he had to have an unexpected minor back surgery, so his birthday weekend became a recovery weekend! Tony & Peggy were great. Our caboose, "the "Lovers," was dated in terms of decor, but clean and had an AMAZING two person jetted hot tub. My partner was able to sleep and recover as much as he wanted, and when he felt like getting out, we had a great time at the nearby casino. The breakfast each morning was enjoyable, and catered to my vegetarian partner. Now that I have read this review, I realize I want to go back so I can be the pampered one! :)


Fun, unique, and yummy

5 on January 25, 2014

This neat place is as much a destination as Clearlake is. It is so charming! The owners are extremely helpful and friendly, and are great company besides. The breakfasts were delicious. Highly recommend staying here!


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 105 miles

Directions to property:

Sacramento, CA Take I-5 north 50 miles to Williams, CA Take CA-20 exit towards Clear Lake/Colusa Turn left on CA-20 go 55 miles to Nice, CA Turn 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, Nature Tours, Eco Tourism, Parasailing, Geocaching, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Geocaching, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Water sports

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 , Casinos, Watersports, Boating, Eco Tourism, Local Wineries, 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, Wine Tasting, Geocaching, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Water sports

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 12NOON
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stay required for certain dates.
  • 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)

Tony & Peggy

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 Dogs , Desert Tortoise Others

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

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