The Whistle Stop B&B is one of the most unique and fun places I’ve ever stayed, because our room was an entire period-themed train car from 1909 that was retired in the 1960’s. The Palace Car is beautiful and the decor is very detailed to the time, with stunning memorabilia and decor that brought to life what it was like to travel across the country in the early 1900s. There are 1800s dining menus, coal bed heater, time period posters, and so much more. The mood sets you back over 100 years and its so well done that I can’t think of a constructive criticism that could push this fine lodging experience to the next level. It’s already there and totally unlike anything I’ve seen outside of a museum.
The Palace Car amenities include double whirlpool private bath, A/C and ceiling fans, queen size bed, free WIFI, and a small kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave. There’s no cable TV, but there is a DVD/VCR, but to be honest, when you’re staying in a place like that, it’s a blessing to be cut off from the constant racket of the talking heads on the news. Without cable TV, the mood is preserved. Other features include a free-standing fireplace, floral carpeting, mahogany paneling and breakfast delivered to the dining area of the car. It’s an awesome spot and can’t be recommended enough!
107 E Nowell St
NY Mills, MN 56567