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Riding the Rails: Train-Related Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and breakfasts with a railroad connection


Iron Horse Inn - Granbury, Texas

The exterior of the Iron Horse Inn in Granbury, Texas.

Photo courtesy of Iron Horse Inn
Both bed and breakfasts and railroads conjure images of a bygone era, a period when life moved slower -- and a period that many people believe was, in many ways, more romantic. All of the B&BS listed here have a connection to the railroad.



  • Beall Mansion
    Alton, Illinois
    This inn participates in Amtrak's Midwest Getaways. The special Amtrak Getaway Package includes limo service to and from Alton Station, a bottle of champagne or sparkling nonalcoholic beverage, two gold-rimmed champagne flutes to keep as a momento of your stay, dinner at an area restaurant and more.




New Mexico

  • Hacienda Antigua
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Guests can enjoy their full breakfast of specialty dishes in the courtyard, which contains gardens, a pool and a hot tub, and will hear the trains of the BNSF Railway passing by. There are eight guest rooms with a fireplace or woodstove at this 200-year-old adobe home, which was once a trading post and welcomes small well-behaved dogs.

  • Parlor Car, The
    Chama, New Mexico
    Located directly across from the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a narrow gauge steam railroad that runs between runs between Antonito, Colorado, and Chama, New Mexico. It claims to be "America's most authentic steam railroad."



  • Iron Horse Inn
    Granbury, Texas
    Daniel C. Cogdell brought the train to Hood County, Texas, in the late 1800s and left his legacy, a 90-year-old Craftsman style home, just a block from the now-restored train station.


  • Jordan House
    Chatham, Ontario
    Jordan House caters to arrivals and departures from the Chatham Via Rail station. Chatham is on the Windsor-Quebec rail corridor and less than one hour by train from Windsor/Detroit.


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