My wife and I were spending a long weekend in Fredericksburg, but neither of us is fond of bed-and-breakfasts and the chain motels seemed a bit generic. Luckily, we found a train to stay in.
The Pullman sleeper car, decked out in 1880s style, made us feel like we’d stepped back in time to the days when a railway car like this was luxury travel.
The sitting room and bedroom are comfortable. The kitchen is fairly basic: a fridge, a microwave and a Keurig coffee machine are the only appliances, but that was perfect for us since we planned on eating out anyway.
The location is great as well – Main Street’s an easy three-block walk away, but the train car was far enough away to offer a quiet place at the end of the day.
I reserved this for a surprise weekend for my fiancé. I wouldn't tell her where we were staying despite her asking many times. Then when we drove up she had this strange look on her face like "We are staying on a train?" We then walked in and she just couldn't stop saying how cool this was. It was a very unique experience.
We entered the room to a personal welcome from the owner along with a gift.
There was so much history and nostalgia in the car you could spend a great deal of time just looking at the artifacts as if you were in a museum. It was like sleeping in a museum.
The queen bed was very comfortable.
The butler's kitchen was just right for mixing drinks, making coffee, etc.
This was a very unique and interesting place to stay and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for something outside the norm. It is an experience we will remember forever.
One note is this property is not handicap-accessible and I would not recommend for such.
Romantic getaway (Very cozy and perfect ambiance for romance)
Culture (Like staying and sleeping in a museum. History was all over this place)
Couple (Perfect accommodations for two. One bed and two bathrooms. Lighting could be better)
Other (I would recommend for history buffs or train fans.)
Activities (Tour the wineries, visit the Nimitz museum, take a cooking class, visit/hike Enchanted Rock, window shop the main street, eat the local cuisine, watch the bats fly out of the cave at Old Tunnel State Park, visit Pedernales State Park.)
Car is full of antiques and Teddy Roosevelt memorabilia. Comfy queen bed.and lounging area. One bathroom has a claw foot tub with hand shower. Other bathroom has medium size shower. Cute dining/game room area - needed better lighting. Stainless steel authentic train galley with dishes, glasses, refrigerator, Keurig and microwave. Breakfast is not included, so stop at the bakery or grocery store and bring breakfast items and enjoy breakfast on the train. In lieu of no breakfast you are given a thirty five dollar voucher for items at a local gourmet food shop. Located about four blocks from town in a light industrial area. Parking on site. Thank you to the venue's owner for preserving a bit of history for all to enjoy! A CD of train "noises" to play would have added to the train experience.
Was looking for something different to celebrate our 42nd anniversary. We travel a good bit in and out of the US, often by train, but had never stayed in a private train car before. We very much enjoyed the experience and won't hesitate to do it again. Private and great for romantic getaways. The 6666 was built for a famous North Texan in 1894 and is full of antiques and Teddy Roosevelt memorabilia from that period. Very comfortable queen bed and lounging area. Everything is a bit tight by modern standards but that's just part of the experience. Huge clawfoot tub in one bathroom and small shower with great water pressure in the other. Tiny galley on the far end with Keurig, microwave and small refrigerator to hold the wine and desserts you'll bring back from Main Street. Located across Barron Creek about 3 or 4 blocks from Main Street in a light industrial area (~7 minute walk). There's also a HEB grocery 2 blocks away for essentials. Big parking area. Some traffic noise but nothing intrusive. By a neat twist of fate, our favorite sauces and condiment maker, Fischer & Wieser, owns the 6666 and it's right by their facility. We had no idea! We also received two large gift certificates to use in their store on Main Street or the Peach Haus and came home with a backseat full of different sauces and such. Very friendly people and we will definitely be back in the next year or two!
For anniversary this was excellent for two people. Of Course small, but great for two people to relax and enjoy the history around them. Did not use the kitchen area, but only because we had too much on our agenda. Certainly will make a return when in the area in year of two if available.
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