WA

Red Caboose Getaway

Bryan and I are attracted to staying in unique places while on vacation. The accommodations are an important part of the travel experience for us. One of our favorite places to stay is the Red Caboose Getaway B&B in Sequim, WA. Each caboose has a theme which is reflected throughout the interior décor. The owners, Olaf and Charlotte, have clearly put a lot of time and energy into the beautifully decorated cabooses.

Red Caboose B&B

For our first trip we stayed in “The Grape Escape.” The décor was grape and wine-themed. The bathroom had a beautiful copper tub which was perfect for a relaxing soak. Included in the room’s DVD selection was The Great Escape.

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On our next visit, we stopped for only one night with my sister while on an Olympic National Park road trip. We stayed in the “Circus” caboose which sleeps up to four people. Upon our arrival, Charlotte and Olaf had spelled out our names and the words “welcome” on a magnetic board inside the caboose. While this caboose can accommodate more than two people, it is not ideal when traveling with your husband and sister. The bathroom door has a half door that doesn’t reach to the floor so neither my husband nor sister bathed while we were there due to lack of privacy.

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On our most recent trip, Bryan and I stayed in the “Western” which was decorated in western and cowboy-themed décor and complete with multiple classic Western movies to enjoy.

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While we love the themed-cabooses, the best part is breakfast. Breakfast is served in the “Silver Eagle” dining car. Each caboose has its own table (I dislike B&Bs where everyone sits at the same table so I love the Red Caboose B&B’s arrangement). Breakfast is a four-course meal which starts with warm, freshly-baked bread and ends with dessert. A small menu is at the table so you know what food you will be served. The breakfast is wonderfully made.

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My favorite part is the first-course bread. Our orange pull-apart bread was served at the table…

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A few minutes later, Bryan and I devoured it.

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I would pay just to eat breakfast here. My goal is to eventually stay in all the different themed-cabooses.

Red Caboose Getaway B&B provides a memorable experience – would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Treehouse B&B

Bryan and I spent the past weekend at TreeHouse Point B&B in Issaquah, WA. This was a belated 5th wedding anniversary trip (the traditional 5th wedding anniversary gift is wood so a treehouse is very appropriate). The B&B is only about 45 minutes away from our home. We didn’t realize until we arrived but there is a TV show on Animal Planet about the owner and operator of the TreeHouse Point B&B. I am surprised I was actually able to book a room for Friday and Saturday night.

I always wanted a treehouse as a little girl so I was pretty excited to stay here. We stayed for two nights in the Upper Pond treehouse.  The room was cute and cozy. The bunks on the top made great places to read and nap. The room even had a compostable toilet so we didn’t have to climb down the ladder at night to use the bathroom. I was a little concerned about having to use a separate bath house but the bath house exceeded my expectations. Each bath house contained a toilet, sink and glass shower with the ability to adjust the room’s temperature.

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Since Upper Pond treehouse is accessed via ladder, there is a pulley available to hoist up and down baggage.

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There are not many activities (especially in winter) or restaurants around the B&B. We ate a unique and delicious dinner at Falls City Bistro. We spent time hanging out in the treehouse reading. Snoqualmie Falls is a short drive away. The accumulated ice and snow around the Falls was interesting to see.

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We woke up on our last morning to a light dusting of snow on the ground around our treehouse.

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Even though we were so close to home, it definitely felt like we were farther away. We came back home refreshed and relaxed after our stay at TreeHouse Point B&B. I just wish I could return sooner; the B&B’s reservation calendar is booked solid for months and months.

Travel Recap

STAY: TreeHouse B&B (http://www.treehousepoint.com)

EAT: Falls City Bistro (http://www.fallcitybistro.com) plus we ate the lovely breakfast buffet at the TreeHouse B&B lodge each morning

FAVORITES: Hanging out in a treehouse and Snoqualmie Falls