Top Reasons to Visit Red Caboose Getaway B&B
- The bed and breakfast, which was featured in Coastal Living and on the Food Channel, is composed of a series of authentic railcars situated roundhouse-style around a duck pond. During your stay, you’ll have your own car. Each has a private bathroom and living areas.
- Each of the guest cars has its own theme. The Track 3 car is known as the “fun caboose” with its circus posters and bed set under a circus-tent canopy. The Track 2 car has a more romantic feel with an elegant Orient Express theme and a whirlpool tub in the bathroom.
- Stationmaster Olaf welcomes you to breakfast in the Silver Eagle dining car, a restored 1937 art-deco stainless-steel car. The multicourse meal starts with a loaf of bread—made fresh each morning—and ends with a dessert.
- The bed and breakfast typically caters to couples. Kids must be at least 12 years old to stay here, so you can expect a quiet place to relax.
- From its location, it’s easy to get to Olympic National Park and the local lavender farms. Port Angeles isn’t far off, either. From there, you can take a ferry ride to Vancouver.
Sequim, Washington: Coastal Town Famous for Lavender Fields and Dungeness-Crab Cakes
Just a two-hour drive from Seattle, Sequim is sidled up next to the cool waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains. It's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to escape the city. Pay a visit to the nearby Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, which has salmon nurseries and Dungeness crabs. These creatures also serve as the focal point of the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, usually held in mid-October.
A few miles inland, Olympic National Park shelters pristine hiking trails among its rugged peaks and mountain areas, such as Hurricane Ridge. Sequim sits directly within 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. Throughout the summer months, visitors can walk through the fragrant purple fields of local farms such as certified-organic Purple Haze Lavender.