If you've ever thought about a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, perhaps getting sidetracked in La Loose Caboose might be just the thing. As you enter your caboose, you are warned by the New Orleans Police Department to Beware of Pickpockets and Loose Women.
Once inside, there is a burgundy Jacuzzi tub for two and a bar where you can see beautiful Clear Lake. The queen-size bed sits under a mirrored ceiling in La Playpen which is highlighted by a neon sign denoting the area. Marbled floors and golden crown molding round out the appearance of a New Orleans bordello.
The original artwork comes to us courtesy of the government's auction at the Mustang Ranch, where a beautiful and appropriately tacky nude on velvet completes the bordello theme. The second-story cupola is the perfect place to watch the sun rise or set if you don't feel like leaving the room and enjoying the private deck overlooking the Lake.
La Loose Caboose Amenities
- Outdoor private deck overlooking Clear Lake
- 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!
- Flat-screen 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
La Loose Caboose 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.
Another Loose Caboose?
If you were looking for the absolutely delightful Loose Caboose restaurant in Willits, CA then you've come to the wrong place. That place is terrific and you can find a review and information on Yelp!