Swimming pool and trains in a majestic Northern California setting
Even if you’re not a train buff, you have to smile at the colorful train cars corralled around the swimming pool at this unique resort. Each car or caboose is a self-contained motel unit complete with two double beds, air conditioning, bathrooms and parking right outside the door. Rooms are surprisingly comfortable, quiet, and stable, securely bolted to the tracks. The Shasta Cascades serve as a gorgeous natural backdrop for the resort. The RV Campground features an old-time popular “swimming hole” and sandy beach. The gift shop offers train-themed merchandise and toys galore, such as a lamp with a Union Pacific model train running along the base for $139 and a $9 wooden train whistle.
Railroad Park Resort and RV Campground is located at 100 Railroad Park Rd., Dunsmuir, California. Telephone (530) 235-4440. http://www.rrpark.com
Photo credit: ©Rand McNally/Laurie Borman