Hotel at a Glance: Red Caboose Getaway B&B
The Red Caboose Getaway B&B is composed of vintage railcars situated around a duck pond. Each themed suite is in its own railcar complete with a private bathroom and living area. Rooms 2, 3, and 5 have soothing whirlpool tubs, and all except room 1 have fireplaces ideal for chilly nights.
- A four-course breakfast with freshly baked bread and dessert is served daily in a restored 1930s dining car.
- Quiet retreat: The Red Caboose typically caters to couples; kids must be 13 or older to stay.
- Press shout-out: The Travel Channel says the inn lets guests “experience all of the romance of a luxury train ride without ever riding the rails.”
Sequim, Washington: Coastal Town Famous for Lavender Fields and Dungeness-Crab Cakes
Sequim sits between the cool waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the snowcapped peaks of the Olympic Mountains. It’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to escape the city. Among the nearby attractions is the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, which has salmon nurseries and Dungeness crabs.
A few miles inland, Olympic National Park shelters pristine hiking trails amid its rugged peaks and mountain areas, such as Hurricane Ridge. Sequim sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains: the area averages fewer than 15 inches of precipitation per year. Its dry, sunny climate provides ideal growing conditions for lavender, earning it the title of Lavender Capital of North America.