Hey, y'all! I've stayed in some pretty unique places around the Commonwealth, but this was a first: a train car! Yes, you read that correctly. You, too, can stay overnight in a Kentucky Train Car. It was just as memorable as you might think, if not more.
Stay Overnight in a Kentucky Train Car: Madisonville, KY
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What To Expect
My overnight stay in the train car occurred in one of my favorite communities in Kentucky: Madisonville.
Madisonville is located in Western KY and is chock-full of local shops, good eats, and Kentucky adventures.
The train car provides much more room and amenities than one would think. Located on a family farm, the setting makes me want to return in and of itself. The train car is situated beside a pond; adjacent in the distance, you can see the family homestead.
I loved that the owners built a large deck off the front, allowing for great views of the pond while relaxing. It's the perfect place to have a cup of coffee or tea. If you want to relax on a different level, there's also a hammock on the property.
What's it Like to Stay in a Train Car?
What surprised me the most was the interior of the train car. Upon walking in, you are immediately in a living room area with a couch and a television.
Just past the living room is a much larger kitchen than you'd think possible. It is perfect for an overnight stay and has a well-sized refrigerator to hold all your leftovers from dining around Madisonville.
Past the kitchen is a single bathroom; beyond the bathroom is a hallway that leads to the bedroom. If you are familiar with shotgun homes, a train car is quite similar.
You might've realized I didn't talk about a shower; that was on purpose. A private shower area was built on the side of the train car. There is ample privacy, so don't worry about that; it's also very spacious. I think you'll love it, just as I did.
Stay Overnight in a Kentucky Train Car: Book Now
The property is available to reserve on Airbnb and you can book it here. Just don't book it so often that I can't return - kidding (mostly)!
While in town, don't forget to check out the plethora of local eateries: Ferrell's Snappy Service, Big City Market and Coffee Bar, the Crowded House, Swaggy P's BBQ, just to name a few. Have a beer, too, at Tradewater Brewing Company.
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