Chesterton, IN - Riley's Railhouse (Not Rated)
Address: 123 North 4th Street Phone: 219-395-9999
Web Site: Riley's Railhouse
Location/ Directions: From Indiana Toll Road I 80/90: Take exit 31 – Hwy 49 north to Chesterton. Go 2.2 miles – to second light, turn left onto Porter Ave. Go ½ mile – at 4-way stop, turn right onto Calumet Rd. Go .3 mile – at stop light, turn left onto Broadway. Go 4 blocks – to flashing red light, turn right on 4th Street. Go 100 feet – turn right just before the tracks. You are now at Riley’s Railhouse Bed & Breakfast.
Average Price (Checked Jun 2013): $120.00 to $160.00 per night AAA Rated: NO Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: 2-Floors, 2-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Chesterton's 1914 New York Central Freight Station has been restored & converted into a bed & breakfast.
Rates includes breakfast, cable TV and WIFI. Private bath with shower in both rooms. No Pets Allowed (property owners have their dogs on site).
Railroad View: Excellent View! Upper Birth Room has balcony overlooking the railroad. Freight station platform has benches facing the tracks, great place to watch & photograph passing trains. There are railroad grade crossings on both sides of the freight station, trains blow their horns past the property. Be sure to wear ear plugs! The B&B supplied ear plugs in case you forget.
Railroads past Hotel: Norfolk Southern Railway. Former Conrail / Penn Central / New York Central Railroad - Chicago Line (Chicago to Cleveland). Expect 60+ trains past here during a 24-hour period.
Comments: This property is built for railfans, trains are frequent & train horns are loud, bring ear plugs if you expect the sound will bother you. This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.comPhoto Comment: The view from the freight station platform shows a double stack train passing. Guest parking can be seen in this photo. This is a great place to spend some track-side time. (Photo by TripAdvisor user: Ceyanna2000)