The Smith Family B&B is a renovated troop train kitchen car dated back to 1943

This WW2 era train car has been converted into a fully furnished B&B

Video Transcript

DEAN SMITH: Welcome to Platform 1346.


This train car actually came to be in 1943. It was commissioned by the United States Army in World War II, and it was a troop train kitchen car. Our train car is 520 square foot and will sleep four comfortably.

Despite being a train car, it's fully equipped. It has a full-service kitchen, a nice place to eat with the countertop bar here looking out over the property, nice views here, everything you could possibly need to cook, pots and pans, all kinds of good stuff.

ADRRIENNE SMITH: What we tried to do was keep it in tune with its time, but being modern.

DEAN SMITH: Next to the kitchen is the living room. The sofa serves as a very comfortable place just to congregate and play games or watch TV, and it folds out to a queen-sized bed.

TAYLER SMITH: We love giving things a second life, and I think this whole train car is an experiment on giving something a second life. When we showed up, and it was empty and rusting. And now it's something that hundreds of people have enjoyed.

DEAN SMITH: So this is the bedroom, queen-size memory foam mattress. People absolutely rave about the comfort of this place. They want to snooze here and sleep all day. This bed will fold up into the frame here. It's a Murphy bed. And if needed, we can fold that desk down right here, and it becomes an office space.

Thanks for visiting the Smith Family BnBs.