All Aboard the Katy Boxcar Guest Cottage!
“Kids love the boxcar converted into a wonderful place to stay.” ~Dana C.
The Boxcar Cottage offers your family or group of friends an excellent and unique getaway on the Katy Trail in Rocheport.
Whether you’re a railroad fan, or your kids love Thomas the Tank Engine, or you love tiny houses, finally there’s a place where you can all call home!
The Katy Boxcar Guest Cottage is a Great Space for Kids of All Ages!
Kids and adults alike will love the creative genius that Brett threw into every detail of the boxcar’s interior space.
Located just steps from our bed & breakfast, the Katy Boxcar offers a self-contained space that includes a queen-size bed, two futons in the loft areas, a fold-out futon in the seating area, air conditioning and heat, and bathroom with full size shower and tub combo.
A great retreat for cyclists, families and groups!
The Katy Boxcar can sleep up to 8 guests.
The Boxcar Guest Cottage has its own coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge, kitchen sink. Katy Boxcar guests also enjoy full use of the full-service kitchen (located in the main house just steps away) and BBQ grilling and seating area.
A full continental breakfast is also available in the main house, just across the lawn.
One end houses the full-service restroom with bathtub / shower, toilet & sink. There is a full/queen futon located in the loft above.
The opposite end houses has another loft with another full/queen sized futon, as well as a queen-size bed on the main floor.
A huge yard, picnic table and hammock offer your friends and family a great place to hang out and a super home base to explore the Katy Trail and the rest of Rocheport.
Secure bike storage is available in a spacious wooden shed next to the parking area.
Your kids will enjoy taking a ride on the tire swing on the big cottonwood tree out front while you laze the afternoon away in the hammock, to the sound of the trees rustling in the breeze.
The Katy Trail State Park is the old M-K-T Railroad Line, or Katy, for short. I can’t think of a better place to stage your daytrip or weekend getaway exploring the Katy Trail than the Katy Trail B&B’s Katy Boxcar!
Restoring the Katy Trail Boxcar to It’s Former Glory
Who would have thought that a 70-year-old boxcar would ever be the recipient of a “green” renovation! As we restored the Katy Boxcar into the Katy Boxcar Guest Cottage at the Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast, we made it as eco-friendly as possible.
One day we were working with blown cellulose insulation and paperless sheet rock, the next we were uncovering the original 2 inch thick walnut flooring and working with locally sourced materials.
We dismantled a 65-year-old greenhouse in St. Louis and reused the cypress tongue and groove decking to create the new, weather-tight exterior walls on the boxcar…
What a journey… It’s not every day you get to bring a boxcar back to life!
Going green makes sense, and it also ensures that your stay is as comfortable as can be.
Please help us spread the word that we’re making sure the Katy Boxcar Guest Cottage is around for another 70 years!
So whether you are a railroad buff, have a Thomas-the-Tank-Engine-crazy kid (like me!), or just love the Katy Trail, check it out! It’s a great place to enjoy Rocheport.
See you on the trail!
The Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast is an ideal stop for cyclists, families and couples enjoying a daytrip or weekend getaway in Mid-Missouri. Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast is centrally located 12 miles west of Columbia, Missouri, in the heart of Missouri Wine Country.
The Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast offers a perfect place for group lodging, a girl’s getaway weekend, scrap booking parties, and family reunions. If you’re getting married at Les Bourgeois winery, this would serve as a great “home base” while your wedding party prepares for the big day.
We’re close to Columbia and the University of Missouri-Columbia, making us a favorite place to stay on University of Missouri football weekends. Go Mizzou!
Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast is an easy two hour drive from Kansas City & St. Louis. And if you are cycling through, we are at Katy Trail Mile Marker 178.5. Right on the Katy Trail in Rocheport.
We have a ‘Self Check In.’ Your reservation confirmation email will provide you with the key code and all of the information needed for your stay, including directions and contact information should you need anything during your stay. We live a few blocks away, offering our guests maximum privacy and solitude at our bed & breakfast.
Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast
The Scenic Gateway To Katy Trail Country!
Brett Dufur, Innkeeper
101 Lewis Street. Rocheport, Missouri 65279