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Katyrest Caboose

Anyone have contact info for the "Caboose Inn" as my friends and I like to call it (somewhere near the middle of the trail)
posted Jun 27 2010 10:40PM - Jon, Pleasant Hill

I just finished riding the entire trail on Sunday. I think you are looking for Hartsburg, MO. There is a guy there who owns a retired caboose, and rents it out as a place to spend the night (I didn't go inside, but one of my riding partners was talking to the owner.). Anyway, call any of the businesses in Hartsburg, and they will know the guy. It's a great little town with super-friendly people.
posted Jun 28 2010 9:03AM - SteveM., Festus

I rode the trail out and back June 19th - June 26th. Hartsburg was one of my favorite stops. The gentleman with the Caboose is Bill. He's a great artist and if you go to Dotty's Cafe....which you should she can hook you up or just knock on his door, he enjoys people!! Food at Dotty's is wonderful, Dotty and her family are wonderful and all of her regulars are wonderful! Don't forget to try the homemade peach cobbler! and then.....stop over to The Summit Lake Winery....say hello to Julie and Linda for me! More great people in Hartsburg! I'll return in the fall for another adventure.
posted Jul 2 2010 6:51AM - NJE, OH

You are always welcome to stop at the Katyrest Caboose. I love cycling and visiting with riders on the KATY. Call for reservations at 573-289-6782.
posted Jul 24 2010 4:46PM - Bill, Hartsburg

My wife and I took an unscheduled trip on the trail and stayed in the caboose last night. It was a unique experience and Bill is a friendly host. We returned back to the caboose after 2:00 p.m. on a very hot day and Bill let us back in the caboose to cool off and shower before heading home. We are looking forward to a return visit with out 12 year old daughter, she will love it.
posted Aug 3 2010 10:51PM - Terry, Festus

Tags: Hartsburg, Dotty's Cafe, Summit Lake Winery, Katyrest Caboose, Restaurants, Wineries/Breweries Modify Tags

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