by Amanda Norcross
Housed in a former New York Central freight station, this railroad-themed bed and breakfast opened in 2011. And while many bed and breakfast hotels cater to couples only, this one welcomes families with rooms that sleep up to four people and even one that can accommodate five. Some rooms are pet-friendly. Breakfast is served each morning, and Wi-Fi is complimentary. Riley’s Railhouse is a short drive from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, making it a great base from which to explore the park and local towns.
Our Editor Loves
- Kid-friendly B&B
- Pet-friendly rooms
- Close to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Absolutely loved out stay! I took my son and his best friend on a week train trip. This stay was by far the best of our trip! Amazing room (upstairs suite), owner, and breakfast! My son and his friend railfaned from the balcony all night and I actually managed to sleep (up in the kid loft, lol).
My son discovered this gem from watching the live rail stream cameras mounted outside. He did the research and asked it we could take a road trip. I’m so glad we did! We stayed two nights in the upper berth which has a little balcony overlooking the tracks. The room was very clean and comfortable...complete with ear plugs if you need them. The common area is beautifully decorated with railroad memorabilia. It’s cozy and warm. It was so nice to relax in such beauty while our son enjoyed his love of trains. The owners are fabulous and make every guest feel welcome! My favorite part was breakfast! Just an amazing and delicious spread of food! None of us wanted to leave to go home! We will definitely be back! Great location near Indiana Dunes state park also.