14993
California

Boxcar Children: Storytelling and Adventures With Your Grandchild

Bring your grandchild and join other bookworms and explorers as the Boxcar Children stories come to life, and learn how to tell stories inspired by the week’s adventure field trips.
Rating (5)
Program No. 14993RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,199 / ADULT
749 / CHILD
Meals
11 Meals
4 Breakfasts
3 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
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Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 18, 2021
  • Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 18, 2021
  • Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021
4 nights
Dunsmuir
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 descendants 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. 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.
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