Whilst On The Road We Just Had To Stay Here
I'm sure everyone must know the Glen Miller classic, if not seek it out and enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane, after which this hotel takes its name. It has every right to do so of course as it was formerly the main railway station in town. Long since bypassed as a train hub it is enjoying a new lease of life as a bit of a living museum, hotel and entertainment base. Many of the old platforms, and rail tracks are still in place and filled with carriages which serve as accommodation. Each car (that's what they're called over there) is in fact split in two creating two completely unique "hotel" rooms. The one we were given had a large double bed, two night stands, office desk and chair, a large old style arm chair, a couch which could be made into a further double bed plus fridge, tv, drawer space etc. The was also a bath, with shower head, wash hand basin and toilet. To be honest these were quite basic by today's standards but they were clean and worked well. Don't compare with a five star room just revel in the fact that you are sleeping, as we were, on the Chattanooga Choo Choo. The self same engine was at the head of our train. We were very comfortable. The rest of the old station is part way through upgrading but the main entrance is superb. The choice available in the elegant breakfast room was huge. Sitting looking out at the trains on the tracks and nice neat gardens was a lovely way to end our rad trip.