Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Feather Bed Railroad Bed & Breakfast

For the railfan that wants the ultimate in quiet vacation retreats, may we suggest Northern California’s Featherbed Railroad.

The Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast on the shores of Clear Lake in Northern California’s Lake County is a unique collection of luxuriously refurbished Railroad Cabooses – most with in-room Jacuzzi tubs for two and all featuring luxurious featherbeds. The cabooses are nestled among giant native trees in a park-like setting right on the shore of Clearlake. The Featherbed features their own boat ramp, dock and private beach. There is also a 100-year-old historic Main Station house featuring the Grand Dining Room which you can access during the day.

The Featherbed Railroad was the vision of Kelly and Sherry McClean and Len and Lorraine Bassignani. Kelly found the property, the former Johnson’s Resort, and decided he could turn it into something quite unique. After finding the cabooses in various places he had them dismantled and trucked to their present site.

For almost 20 years Len and Lorraine Bassignani ran the Featherbed Railroad creating a place that many people came back to year after year. While Len kept things running smoothly, Lorraine created the breakfasts that guests still rave about. Fortunately, they now live next door and are the best neighbors you could possibly want. Many guests today are still very excited to say hello to Len and Lorraine!

The cabooses had to be gutted of their railroad paraphernalia and completely refinished inside so they create that ambiance that makes this such a popular resort in Clear Lake.

(Visit the Featherbed Railroad website here)