When we take a ferry trip to Sidney to shop and explore the cute town, we love to stay over one night at least at Beacon St Inn. It’s exceptionaly comfortable with sitting areas in the room, public spaces to relax in, snacks, evening sherry and wonderful breakfasts! It’s corfortable elegance and friendly staff always leave us wanting to come back! Treat yourself to a visit soon!
We stayed in the circus car and enjoyed the fun decorations, whirlpool tub, comfortable bed, and opportunity to watch circus-themed DVDs. Breakfast was a highlight of our stay, with delicious food and great service, all in context of a perfect re-creation of a first class dining car. The hosts paid attention to every detail, including a souvenir menu with the current date. So glad we stayed at the Red Caboose Getaway.
Our experience at the B and B was fabulous. The location was great (walking distance to Hatley castle and "the beach"). We had the family room which was perfect for us (our daughter loved the spiral staircase). Most impressive was the breakfast and Debbie's hospitality. 5+ stars!!
Interesting heritage building in a quiet location within a short walk of the sea. I especially appreciated the lounge with a view of the garden. Very hospitable staff and a beautifully served breakfast to send me off in the morning. I look forward to my next stay at the Guest House.
This overnight was a surprise for my wife. She was thrilled when we pulled into the driveway and I told her it was a B & B. The Orient Express caboose was just the right mix of nostalgia and modern convenience. We watched the movie (the one starring Albert Finney). The breakfast the next morning was one of the best in my 71 years. I am not an acventurous diner but each course was absolutely great. Don't miss the second to the last if they are still serving the crepe with blueberries and whipped cream.
Gorgeous location; the views from the suite were lovely, and the trail and beach were literally across the street. The area is quiet at night, despite the heavy use in the daytime. Superb hospitality from Ann, our host, who went out of her way to welcome us and make sure we had everything we needed. Breakfast was gourmet. Our room, the Chelsea, was large, clean and comfortable, if perhaps showing its age a little. Carved 4 poster bed was a work of art; mattress was acceptable, though pillows could have been a bit more supportive. There was a (small) TV, though we didn't use it. Parking is tight and awkward to get into/out of, especially if the Manor has a lot of guests and most of the spots are in use.
It is a unique B&B in the caboose accomodations, fun themes in each one. Ours was a western theme, complete with bullet holes in the windows. TV pixelated a lot. On the property is a small pond with LOTS of entertaining ducks and widgets (?). Very nice breakfast in the silver eagle club car. It was a fun stay.
The bathroom and bedding were spotless. I gave 3 stars because the jetted tub was not working and i had a couple big BC spiders as roomies. Also the white carpet that was on the website was actually a dirty grey from foot traffic. Overall though i thoughtthe room lovely and the bed cozy. The breakfasts were creative and delish. Location is perfect for walking. And staff very accomodating. Would recommend this B&B.
This was an amazing place to stay. It was fun to spend the night in an old railway car. We were in the lavender car, track #5. We spent only one night there for our anniversary and the owners made us feel very welcome. I had requested some chocolate covered strawberries and they were waiting for us in the mini-fridge. The owner took some time to tell me about fun things to do in the area and provided a map. The room was comfortable and clean. The jetted tub was amazing and the old time fixtures they used made it really interesting. They provide a TV with a DVD player, which worked but the way it is wired had some background hum, which for an AV Geek like me was distracting. This didn't detract from the experience enough for me to remove anything from the rating, though. Breakfast was really good. A 4 course meal for breakfast seemed like a crazy idea to me, but the portions were reasonable and the food was good. If they had done dinner too I think it would have been amazing because they chef as great. Overall a great experience and we intend to go back when the new Casino Royale car opens as that one seems super fun.
Everything about this place was great. It had You can tell it was all put together with love and is very well thought out. The couple that runs it are very nice, and from check in to check out, they were incredible. The breakfast that comes with it was. So. Damn. Good. You DO NOT want to skip breakfast. It was a nice little getaway, and I will definitely be coming back.
We had never been up to the upper portion of the Olympic peninsula and decided to go to Victoria. I found a groupon discount for 2 nights and stayed for 3 nights. The rooms are all well decorated and the breakfast is fantastic. Its a great middle point for the upper portion of the peninsula as a jumping point for different adventures. We highly recommend.
The dining car was my favorite part of the weekend. It was beautifully decorated with fine dishes and white linens. The food was absolutely delicious and generous. The Orient Express train car was a treat to stay in. There was two seats up a level so we could catch the sunshine and relax. The large jetted tub was very nice. No shower though.
It was well worth the money to stay in one of there cabooses. We stayed in the orient expresss. Loved everything about it the jacuzzi tub was a real nice treat and relaxing. I would definitely stay here again. The service was outstanding and very friendly. The food was very exquisite. I had food that I’ve never tried and really enjoyed every bite. Can’t wait to book my next stay!
Loved everything about Abbeymoore Manor. Lovely home, great location in an interesting and quiet neighbourhood. Best thing is the breakfast and the conversation that comes with it. Thanks to staff and family. We will be back.
You don't need to be a train nut to love this place. A warm, cozy, imaginatively decorated caboose of your own and a fabulous breakfast served in a classic dining car. What could be nicer. Lief and Jamie are wonderful hosts. This was a Valentines getaway for us and we are already planning on returning February 2019.
My parents recently moved to Sequim and recommended my husband and I stay here while visiting after they had such a great time here. I think they stayed under the previous owners, but our stay was just as great as my parents said it would be. The bed in the Orient Express was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Such a cozy, quiet and relaxing place, in a great location to see the sights in the area, and the owners are very nice. The breakfast was delicious - although very sweet - but definitely recommended as part of the experience. My husband has very high standards, and he loved this place (as did I). You will love it too!
My wife and I came here for our honeymoon. We both love trains and especially old private cars so just that was enough to reel us in. We were expecting a cute little place that mostly relied on the charm of staying in the cabooses to get by; What I wasn't expecting was the high level of service and attention to detail that made Red Caboose a fantastic place to stay regardless of the gimmick. The rooms are small compared to a regular motel or hotel or B&B, but not at all lacking for comfy furnishings and little luxuries. It was perfect for our intimate, romantic stay. The breakfast part of the bed & breakfast was again, completely above and beyond in it's quality; four courses, all delightful, delicious and inventive. When you reserve your room they ask for dietary restrictions and preferences and it's obvious they take special care to take them into account. I am allergic to nuts and so a berry and walnut loaf was substituted for a nut free version, specially made for us and presented as darling little mini-muffins. I want to make special note of how much of a joy it was to interact with the two proprietors of the B&B. In particular; due to a mix-up on our part, we had to leave a day early. They offered a refund and were completely helpful and understanding. When we return to the Olympic Penninsula I will absolutely be booking us in for another stay at the Red Caboose.
Absolutely the best location in Victoria on stunning Dallas Road where it meets charming Cook St Village. An elegant historic manor house built by the developer of the whole area over 100 years ago. Generous suites with wonderful ocean views perfect for relaxation and romance. And last but certainly not least a delightful solicitous host who happens to be a gourmet breakfast chef. Wow. We’ll be back!
Absolutely charming place. We stayed in The Orient Express. So fun to watch the movie while there. The hosts are super friendly and the breakfast is wonderful! Sequim offers tons of stuff to do also. I highly recommend the Red Caboose Getaway!
Dashwood Manor is one of the most beautiful B&Bs in Victoria. The rooms are beautifully appointed and extremely clean. The location is the best in Victoria, considering the property is right on the waterfront. Breakfast was delicious and freshly prepared with different menu items each day. I can highly recommend this amazing property!