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DUNSMUIR, CALIFORNIA

A "Boxcar Children" Adventure: Literature and Adventure Come to Life

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Program #14993RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Jul 14, 2014
Resort check-in begins at 3:00 PM. Road Scholar registration is from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The program activities begin with dinner at 6:00 PM.
You will be staying at the Railroad Park Resort that night.
Location: Dunsmuir CA
Nearest city or town: Dunsmuir CA
Nearest highway: I-5, quarter mile away.
Nearest airport: Redding CA, 47 miles south

End of Program
Jul 18, 2014
Program concludes after breakfast the last day. Check out time is 10:00 AM.
You will be staying at the Railroad Park Resort the night before.
Location: Dunsmuir CA
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Other

Description: In its golden era, Dunsmuir was once an important, thriving railroad community. Formerly named “Pusher”, this was the spot where additional locomotives were added onto the trains, to “push” them up the steep grade to Mt. Shasta. In 1968, the Murphy family, local descendents of pioneering railroaders, decided to collect and preserve the old rail era, by transforming rail cars into beautifully renovated units. A collection of cabooses, flat cars and box cars were acquired and work was started. “Murphy’s Pond” a popular swimming pond and the wine bar were the first phase of the project. In the years following, additional cabooses were transformed into motel units, a dinner house and lounge were added, as well as a swimming pool and spa which completed the project. The Murphy Family still proudly owns and actively operates this family business. A charming little site, this 'motel' consists of a dozen and a half rail cars permanently parked amidst attractive landscaping and a small pool. Site is next to a river at the foot of the gorgeous Castle Crags.

Contact info:
100 Railroad Park Road
Dunsmuir, CA 96025 USA
phone: 530-235-4440
web: www.rrpark.com

Room amenities: Each rail car is nicely remodeled into an attractive room, including a private bathroom, A/C, coffee maker, refrigerator, telephone and television. Each are laid out with different configurations of beds; some have two double beds, other have double and twin, etc. All rail cars require several (3-5) steps up into the car.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an outdoor pool and walking trails.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact directly for price
This resort is very popular - call early to determine availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Other

Description: In its golden era, Dunsmuir was once an important, thriving railroad community. Formerly named “Pusher”, this was the spot where additional locomotives were added onto the trains, to “push” them up the steep grade to Mt. Shasta. In 1968, the Murphy family, local descendents of pioneering railroaders, decided to collect and preserve the old rail era, by transforming rail cars into beautifully renovated units. A collection of cabooses, flat cars and box cars were acquired and work was started. “Murphy’s Pond” a popular swimming pond and the wine bar were the first phase of the project. In the years following, additional cabooses were transformed into motel units, a dinner house and lounge were added, as well as a swimming pool and spa which completed the project. The Murphy Family still proudly owns and actively operates this family business. A charming little site, this 'motel' consists of a dozen and a half rail cars permanently parked amidst attractive landscaping and a small pool. Site is next to a river at the foot of the gorgeous Castle Crags.

Contact info:
100 Railroad Park Road
Dunsmuir, CA 96025 USA
phone: 530-235-4440
web: www.rrpark.com

Room amenities: Each rail car is nicely remodeled into an attractive room, including a private bathroom, A/C, coffee maker, refrigerator, telephone and television. Each are laid out with different configurations of beds; some have two double beds, other have double and twin, etc. All rail cars require several (3-5) steps up into the car.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an outdoor pool and walking trails.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Contact directly for price
This resort is very popular - call early to determine availability.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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