Bed Breakfast Booking Information

Booking information for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

The Train Inn is open 365 days per year. Reservations are accepted up to one year in advance. It is advised that you book as early as possible during busy times, such as major SIU events, holidays, hunting season, etc.


 Per Night, Per RoomPeak Times
Chicago Room$175$245
Carbondale Room$150$245
Memphis Room$150$245
New Orleans Room$125$245
CottagePlease inquirePlease inquire

Peak Times

Peak times occur during SIU events. During these times, we require a minimum 2-night stay.

EventApplicable Days
Family WeekendThursday-Sunday


Upon booking, a deposit will be required to hold your reservation. This can be paid via credit card over the phone or via PayPal. The balance will be due upon check-in and can be made via credit card, PayPal, travellers’ checks, or cash. The amount of deposit varies, depending when you book. If booking/paying by credit card, there is a 3% additional charge.

Time of BookingDeposit
30 or more days in advance25%
14-29 days in advance50%
1-13 days in advance100%

Cancellation Policy

Because we are a small establishment, cancellations can be very problematic for our scheduling and costs. This means we have to implement a rather strict cancellation policy. If you need to cancel and do so more than 30 days prior to your booking date, your deposit will be carried forward to your next stay only if you rebook within 60 days. Unfortunately, if you cancel a booking less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, we will not be able to refund your deposit, even if your booking was made within that 30 day period. Please note that during some special occasions, the cancellation policy will vary from usual.


  • Breakfast is served between 6am-10am. Our down-home breakfasts are prepared with quality ingredients. You have your choice of many hearty dishes such as biscuits and gravy, golden hashbrowns made from fresh potatoes not frozen, eggs as you like them, locally sourced sausages and bacon, and more.
  • For lighter eaters, cereals, juices, and fruit are on offer.
  • If you’re a vegetarian, just let us know.
  • If you have special dietary needs, you’re welcome to bring your own food items.

Evening Meals

The kitchen is not open for evening meals, but Paul has extensive knowledge of restaurants and eateries in the area and can recommend just the right place to satisfy your cravings.


Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate children or pets.