Whether you have children or you’re just a kid at heart, you’ll be on track for a fun night when you sleep in one of these converted train cars. Some are set in the woods, others are parked in historic train stations, and all are easily bookable via Travelocity.

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Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel: Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

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You’ve watched the movie. You’ve memorized the song. The next logical step is to spend a night aboard one of the world’s most famous trains, whose original Pullman cars are available to reserve. The accommodations, parked in Chattanooga’s gorgeous former train station, blend historic features like pull-out trundle beds with the sophistication of a modern downtown hotel, offering high-speed WiFi and access to the nearby indoor pool.


Canyon Motel and RV Park: Williams, AZ

Canyon Motel and RV Park

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Seems like the only thing bigger than the Grand Canyon are the multitude of ways to experience it. One of the most fun is this stopover that’s about an hour’s drive south of Grand Canyon National Park and adjacent to the breathtaking Kaibab National Forest. Reserve one of the two “caboose rooms” for a stay in a 1929 Santa Fe rail car that’s updated with conveniences like WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Traditional rooms and RV sites are also available.


Red Caboose Getaway: Sequim, WA

Red Caboose Getaway

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This B&B is beyond. Each private caboose suite is set on its own track, with most featuring a gas fireplace, whirlpool tub and free WiFi. After a good night’s rest on the feather bed, stroll past the duck pond to enjoy breakfast in the dining car. Because some things never change.

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station: Indianapolis, IN

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station

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Built in the city’s historic Union Station train shed, this convention hotel is popular with business travelers and train fanatics alike. If you’re ready to forget about work, opt for one of the train car rooms—a 1920s Pullman car that’s large enough for one king bed or two double beds. Modern touches like WiFi and wireless printing are available for when you’re ready to get back to business.


Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort: Nice, CA

Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort

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This Northern California property is nice, indeed, with a collection of two-person caboose suites nestled in the woods for a romantic getaway. Themes like Midnight in Paris, Casablanca and Wild West set the tone for each room’s decor, while optional add-ons like champagne and roses add luxury that the train’s original passengers likely didn’t enjoy on board.

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