No matter what the craft there are some people who are masters at it, whether that be woodworking, painting or crane operations. And such a person dropped by the other day to share his experience at being the guy who was the truck driver and crane operator who swung the cabooses into place.
One of the creators of the Featherbed Railroad, Len Bassignani, would often brag that the crane operator who swung the cabooses into place was one of the best he had ever seen, having barely broken two branches in the entire operation. It so happened that Bill Darr stopped by to check on his work these 27 years later.
One of our favorite breakfasts is the Dutch Baby served with cinnamon spiced apples and cream cheese whipped cream. This baked treat is a wonderful treat that isn't that difficult to make.
Celebrating Christmas is fun and different in all corners of the globe and one of the fun ways to celebrate is to try a tradition from another country. This year we're planning to celebrate in a Spanish style and are including a traditional Spanish meal on December 24 for all our guests.
While we hope you try out our brand new reservations system to come and join us, we know not everybody can. So we're sharing our recipes for two absolute favorites from Spain for the holidays. Felicidades! Check out our specials for Christmas and also New Year's Eve
Recently Lake County’s Certified Tourism Ambassadors™ (CTA) got to descend on Lake County’s only 18-hole miniature golf course and all reported having a great time. Tatonkaland, an historic miniature golf course in Clearlake, offers a great deal of value by providing 18 holes of golf for just $5 in a fun setting.
Just a few miles from the Featherbed Railroad sits the little town of Upper Lake, a historic place that has been on the map since 1854. But the quaint town is going to see a lot more traffic on its vintage covered wooden sidewalks with all the new businesses that have opened up on the street recently.
To see what all the buzz is about, we visited Upper Lake with our tastebuds ready and eyes wide open. The taste buds were important as two new restaurants have come to the historic district, the Vintage Station Deli and Mi Chelas.
One of the reasons we dreamed of owning a bed and breakfast is that we love to travel and share in unique experiences. But it’s also a great learning experience and we always make note of things we love, and things we don’t. And those are just part of the things we use when we work to continue to improve the guest experience at the Featherbed Railroad.
But we've been in the customer service business all our lives. Coming from San Diego, our previous role was in the hair care world where we had direct one-on-one relationships with customers who returned to us regularly. As we said when we moved up here, we simply traded our scissors for spatulas and kept doing what we always did, listen to our guests.
The best part of owning a Bed & Breakfast for June & Paul are the people. With guests coming from all over the world, it’s an amazing chance to meet wonderful people who bring their journeys to share. Recently a lot of motorcycles brought a lot of wonderful people including Ed and Robin.
One of the questions we hear frequently is “how did the rail cabooses get here?” But one of the things that’s never asked is what did the cabooses look like when they arrived. The answer to that is “full of graffiti.”
When June and Paul knew that they would be taking the reigns of the Featherbed Railroad they envisioned some new ideas for the landmark including a fresh concept for one of the rooms. Today you can make your reservation in that vision as Midnight in Paris is now a reality.
Where the former Lovers Caboose once stood, Midnight in Paris takes its place and offers a fresh, clean and stylish way to spend a wonderful vacation in Lake County. But Midnight in Paris isn't simply a paint job, it's a whole new vision from floor to ceiling for this former caboose from the Southern Pacific.
The 2016 Lake County Wine Awards Competition hosted by the Lake County Winery Association (LCWA) at Langtry Estate wrapped up yesterday. Ten professional wine judges tasted 129 wines during the two day competition. At the end of the judging, six wines were awarded the coveted Sweepstakes awards, the “best of the best” red, white, pink, and dessert wines.
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