There are nine guest rooms at the Iron Horse Hotel. Six are on the 2nd floor, one on the 1st floor off of the lobby, and two in an annex building next door. All provide classic comforts in a unique setting and have their own special characteristics. Every room has a private bathroom, armoire closet, wireless internet, and complimentary breakfast included. All beds are queen size. Each room is themed after a famous railroad or railway route.
The Orient Express is a 1 bed room located on the second floor overlooking Main Street. It has brick & fabric walls, hardwood floors, and a private entrance onto the rooftop deck. It is named after the long-distance passenger train Orient Express that has been providing luxury travel across Europe since 1883.
The Southern Belle is an elegant corner room on the 2nd floor overlooking Main St and the Blackwater train depot. It has 1 bed, hardwood floors, brick & fabric walls and a fireplace. The Southern Belle was a Kansas City Southern Railway route with streamlined hospitality between Kansas City, MO & New Orleans, LA (1940-1969).
The Great Northern is a comfy, cozy room on the 2nd floor. It has 1 bed, brick & fabric walls, coffered ceiling, and a door to the rooftop deck. The Great Northern Railway had the northern most transcontinental railroad route in the U.S. from 1889 to 1970, running between St Paul, MN and Seattle, WA.
The Missouri Pacific is a 1 bed room on the 2nd floor that overlooks the Blackwater train depot. It has a hardwood floor, fabric walls, fireplace, and coffered ceiling. Missouri Pacific Railroad, headquartered in St Louis MO, was one of the first railroads east of the Mississippi River and operated from 1872 to 1982.
The Katy MKT is a one bed room on the 2nd floor overlooking the garden. It has a door to the rooftop deck with a spiral staircase leading down to the patio. It has brick and wood paneled walls. The Missouri, Kansas, & Texas railway was incorporated in 1870 and operated until 1988. The Missouri section of the MKT railroad route is best known today as the Katy Trail State Park.
The Calais Coach is a 2nd floor room with views of the Blackwater train depot from the bedroom and views of the garden from the bathroom. It has 1 bed, fabric walls with stained wooden wainscoting, wood paneled walls, and wood paneled ceiling. Calais is a French port city and major hub for travel between the sea and the railroad. When Agatha Christie's novel Murder on the Orient Express was first published in the U.S. on February 28, 1934 it was titled Murder in the Calais Coach.
The Trans Siberian is a 1 bed room located off of the lobby on the 1st floor. It overlooks the Blackwater train depot and has a private entrance onto the back patio. The Trans Siberian Railway has been taking passengers on an 8 day rail journey across Russia since 1916.
The Reading RR room is in an annex building next to the original hotel and has a door on Main St. It is a spacious room with two beds that is perfect for families and groups! There are brick walls, wood paneled ceiling, and a fireplace. You can connect it with the City of New Orleans room if the two are rented together. Established in 1833, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad was one of the first railroads in the U.S. and built an empire based on investment in coal.
The City of New Orleans room is in the back part of the annex building next door and has french doors that open onto the patio. It has 1 bed, brick walls, fireplace and a tin ceiling. You can join it with the Reading RR room if they are rented together. The City of New Orleans is a passenger rail service that has been running between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA since 1947.