If you enjoy riding your Harley Davidson Motorcycle through the beautiful mountain roads and along the shoreline of Clear Lake, then you will definitely enjoy a stay in Easy Rider. Relax in the "Easy Glider" chair complete with saddle bags while you enjoy the Harley touches in this unique caboose. From the orange, black and chrome colors to the custom made headboard with handlebars and the original etched mirror behind the Jacuzzi tub for two, this is definitely a unique and romantic experience.
Climb up to the Cupola for a glass of wine and you'll notice our quarter-scale motorcycle replica displayed in its own black-and-white tiled showroom. But you don't have to be a motorcycle enthusiast to enjoy this suite. WIth its beautiful marbled floors and the smoked mirrors above the bed, this is a romantic retreat for anyone.
Easy Rider Caboose Amenities
- Two-person Jacuzzi spa tub with hand-held shower head
- Second-story cupola seating for two
- In-room coffee maker
- In-room mini fridge
- Heat and Air Conditioning you adjust to your personal comfort
- Music player dock with AM/FM radio which also plays our own Featherbed Railroad train station!
- TV with DVD and VHS players and complimentary access to our large library of movies plus cable TV channels
- Full breakfast for two every morning of your stay
- Queen-size bed with luxurious Downlight genuine goose down featherbed
- Powder room with toilet and sink
- Free room-side parking
- Maximum Occupancy - two individuals
An illustration of the floor plan of Easy Rider.
Easy Rider Caboose History
If you've hummed along to the song Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe you have sung about this caboose, which was a member of that railroad's family. This is a very traditional caboose from the outside, while being completely refurbished on the inside. It features a second-story cupola from which the "caboose man" used to wave. We believe this caboose was built in Kansas City just after World War ][ and was used in high-speed freight trains, traveling all over the USA before it retired at the Featherbed Railroad.
This caboose is part of Class CE-1, 315 cars rebuilt from much older cars for systemwide service by the West Wichita (Kansas) shops between October 1966 and March 1968. They were rebuilt in no particular order from three series: 1650-series (AC&F, 1928) , 2200-series (AT&SF, 1948), and 500-series (AT&SF, 1949). Many Santa Fe cabooses had round roofs but some had peaked roofs. I don't know if that's a distinguishing feature of the earlier series or if there is some other way to tell if a given CE-1 was originally built by AC&F or Santa Fe's own shops.