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Room #9: The Caboose Cottage
This unique cottage is in a REAL railroad caboose!
There is a bedroom with satellite TV and internet port, wireless internet access, a kitchen, dining area, bathroom, heating and air-conditioning. For the adventurous types, you may climb up to the cupola (at your own risk) to look around at the beautiful scenery, or sit up there and read or play a card game on the little fold-down table. There is a queen-size bed in the bedroom and the dining booth folds down into a bed for one small adult or two children.
Jim and Marilyn are the first guests to enjoy the Caboose Cottage. They are saying they are "number one"!
Jim and Marilyn say "Hey everybody, this is great! Come on down and give it a try!"
Kitchen and Restroom
Views of the bedroom
The dining area as seen from the cupola, and the cupola as seen from the dining area.
To experience the "Making of the Caboose Cottage", click here.
Our thanks to the following companies and people for helping to make our Caboose Cottage dream come true:
Access Energy Electric Company, for increasing Inn power
BNSF Railroad for transportation from Texas
Cole Construction in Bonaparte, for transporting and placement of rails
Cox Carpentry in Fairfield, for the fantastic interior, exterior and all-over work
Gaines Custom Flooring in Fairfield, for bedroom rug installation
Iron and Lace Shop in Bentonsport, for iron tools, metal work, and moral support
JFS Railcars in Missouri, for the caboose itself
Jeremy, Sarah, and Larissa Hanson in San Antonio, Texas, for initial paint inspections and moral support
Kettleson RV in Cedar Rapids, for the dining room booth set
Lowe's in Burlington, for the bathroom fixtures
Menard's in Burlington, for the railroad ties, lights and kitchen cabinets
Pacha Crane Service in Birmingham, for transportation and placement
Sears in Fairfield, for the refrigerator, stove, and TV
Sherwin Williams in Keokuk for the paint and wallpaper border
Teeter Trucking in Bonaparte, for the gravel
Trans-Texas Rail Shop in San Antonio, Texas for the outside paint job
Van Buren Telephone Company in Keosauqua, for running the telephone wires
Village Plumbing and Electric in Keosauqua, for all the electric wiring and plumbing hookups
Wasko Hardware in Keosauqua, for paint and the flooring and wainscoting materials
W.W. Transport in Burlington, for trucking it here from the rail yard in Ft. Madison
Peters Heating and Air Conditioning, for the Mr. Slim heater and A/C units
And a big THANKS to all our friends and family and guests who have supported our caboose vision and gave us the enthusiasm to continue.
Now Choo Choo! and AAALLL ABOARRRRD!!
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