Shared facilities

All guests have the use of these well thought-out shared areas in the Sleeping Car during their stay


The solid 1990s vintage wooden kitchen was hand-made especially for the Sleeping Car by a local craftswoman.

It is well-equipped for making meals, with a full-size cooker, workspace, kettle, microwave, toaster, and filter coffee maker.

There are two fridges for ample cold food storage, and even a washing machine in case you need to spruce up your clothes for your onward journey. 

You can also order ready-made, takeaway meals from the Dining Car next door if you don't want to cook in the evenings! Plus you can buy 500ml bottles of 'Steamy Glen' ale - brewed for the Station - to accompany your meal. See below...


Drying Room

Just inside the main door, on the right, is the heated Drying Room, with a clothes airer to hang up wet outdoor gear and to dry boots etc. 

There is a heated towel rail which you switch on to provide the heat. And there is a light inside so you can see what you are doing!

On that subject, you can give any smelly walking socks a treat by whizzing them through the washing machine.


(Communal) seating area

Be as sociable as you like, or curl up with a book in your own wee corner. The original 1950s sprung seating in the seating area takes you back in time to the days of steam.

The countryside won't be flashing past the window, but you can still dip into our board games, books, jigsaws and cards to pass the time in between adventures.

Shower room

A nice, big, double shower with an electric shower and a wash basin are great for scrubbing up after a day out in the hills or on the loch. 

There's also a heated towel rail and hooks for clothes and wash bags etc. The original British Rail washroom mirror is handy for a quick smile check. 

We leave an organic cotton bath mat (by Anorak, a British, sustainable, independent company) for you to use, plus Vegan/eco 'Seaweed & Citrus' body wash by Faith in Nature.

There are eco-cleaning products too, so that you can leave the shower room clean and tidy for the next person.

Washroom and toilet

There's plenty of storage in the washroom on sturdy wooden shelving - perfect for your toiletries. The shelves were made for the Sleeping Car by a volunteer.

The yellow hand basin is an original vintage train washroom basin, there is an original British Rail vanity mirror and a shaver point (12V). 

Off the washroom is the toilet, with a wee hand basin. The roller towel holder is a standard, original British Rail towel holder.  

The same craftswoman who made the cupboard doors for the kitchen units also encased the cistern in wood. 

Eco toilet paper is provided, as are eco-cleaning products for leaving the washroom spick and span for the next user. 

Car parking

We give a 10% discount for guests travelling by train, bus, walking or cycling (email us for the Discount Code before booking).

But if you are travelling by car, then we have space for up to 4 vehicles (NB: we cannot accept vehicles over 5 metres/16 feet 4 inches in length) as Station parking space is restricted and we find it difficult to accommodate campervans and motorhomes, for example.


Outdoor space

The 'sitooterie' runs along the opposite side of the Sleeping Car to the Station, and is accessed by the wee gate near the entrance. 

It has seating where you can sit and enjoy sunny days. It's also possible to hang out any washing here on a dry, windy day (pegs - made from recycled ocean plastic - are under the kitchen sink).



Recycling & waste

As a green business, we encourage guests to use the two bins provided in the kitchen - one for General Waste (green) and one for Recyclables (Blue).

There is also a Food Waste Caddy in the kitchen for any food waste, which is then fed to our chickens.

(NB: like you, hens can't eat tea bags, grape stems or orange peel etc, so please put these in the green bin with the General Waste) 

(Some pics here are courtesy of The Flying Fluskey)

'Steamy Glen' craft ale

Brewed especially for the Station Museum, available to order on booking!

Imagine arriving at the Sleeping Car after a long day on the Cape Wrath Trail... and there's a bottle of locally-brewed 'Steamy Glen' (North British Directors' Ale) in the fridge with your name on it. Perfect!

Brewed down the road in the village of Kinlochleven by River Leven Ales, 'Steamy Glen'  (ABV 4.8) comes in a 500ml bottle and is a blonde beer.

The label features NB class K locomotive No 149 'Glenfinnan' and the iconic view from the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct.

ORDER YOURS at £4.50/bottle WHEN BOOKING - We'll have it labelled with your name and waiting for you in the fridge!

(Also available to buy on site from the Glenfinnan Station Museum shop during opening hours)

Takeaway food menu - to order from the Dining Car (right next door!)

Order in advance for pick up whilst you are staying at the Sleeping Car, to heat up in the oven - details of how to order are on the menu. Bon apetit!