The great thing about Minnesota is that there is no shortage of fun things to see and do year round.

Located just under two hours from the St. Cloud area is a bed and breakfast that allows you to stay the night in a renovated train car. Whistle Stop Bed & Breakfast is in New York Mills, and offers an experience unlike any other.

Whether staying in the house, built in 1903, or in one of the authentic railroad cars, whether a railroad buff, a lover of antiques or just someone who enjoys the unusual, this place is for you.

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You can choose to stay in one of four themed cars:

The Viking Car - Previously the Trolley Diner in Deerwood until 2006, used by the Forestry Service.

Palace Car - Built in 1909 as a club dining car, used by the Northern Pacific R.R. until the 1960's.

Imperial Car - Built in 1903 as a Day Coach it originally had 80 seats and served on the
North Coast Limited between Minnesota and the state of Washington.

Cozy Caboose - This gem is the oldest railroad car in our collection. It was built in 1893
according to documentation provided by a SOO Line historian.

Not into sleeping in glamorous train cars? They also have three rooms for rent in the 1903 pristine Victorian style home on the property.

This would be a really fun winter getaway, especially if the gift receiver is into unique experiences. To check out more information and see inside the train cars visit the Whistle Stop Bed & Breakfast website.