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Riley's Railhouse
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

A hidden gem in the Midwest! We spent two days at Riley's Railhouse enjoying great times with host and owner, Richard. The B & B is located in an old railroad freight house in the center of the town of Chesterton. We had a second floor Upper Berth with a nice balcony overlooking the Norfolk and Southern RR right of way which hosts over 80 trains a day. The room was well appointed and squeaky clean with a King bed and nice well supplied bathroom and sitting area. A bonus for this room is a cute one bed loft that would be perfect for a child! Richard serves a wonderful breakfast that fills you for the entire day along with great conversation and advice for experiencing beautiful Porter County. The building has been renovated tastefully and has a beautiful great room for sitting and visiting. They are currently refurbishing rail cars to provide additional accommodations. As a Train Addict I was in heaven for two days shooting pictures of the heavily traveled main line and enjoying the varied and tasty Chesterton food options. I will be back to Riley's Railhouse very soon!

Room Tip: Upper floors have a great view but the 24 hour sounds of trains passing may bother light sleepers so a south side room may be quieter.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mpower361
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We thought it would be a nice place to stay. We tried calling ahead of time, no answer. When we arrived there were No cars in the parking lot, and all the lights were off inside. Ended up going else where. Looked cool from the outside.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank tkdbati7
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We stayed for two nights and loved it! Richard was a great host and very helpful. He makes the best breakfast as well! We stayed in the lower berth and slept right through the trains :-) We actually liked the trains passing through as it added to the experience. We are planning on coming back with our little kids next time and plan on staying in the box car. Great location and very close to the dunes!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank crashker
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the upper berth and loved it. The hosts are so nice and took time to show us the new train cars that they are refurbishing. The main area had great train toys for the kids. Our boys loved standing out on the small deck off of the room upstairs and watching for the trains.
The trains do get very loud, but we still slept well. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and the hosts really pampered us, even making the fruit into a smiley face which the kids loved.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank mchughcrew
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

My husband loves trains and I love the unique and arty travel world! What a find at Riley's with railroad antiques, collections incredible lounge, unusual accommodations and delightful hosts! Richard and Anne Marie and passionate and loving hosts, creative and warm! Fresh blueberry pancakes, comfy bed, fun trains and location across from Ivy's Bohemian, which is delightful! Con Saturdays during the summer, walk next door to the large farmers market too! Convenient to the South Shore train station to Michigan Ave.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Jenifer M
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