Avoid the summer hordes heading like a slow funeral train to the Sierras by driving north to the stunning, uncrowded Siskiyous. 265 miles away from the Bay check into the Railroad Park Resort in the town of Dunsmuir. 24 old railroad cars are parked around a pool with cabooses that have been turned into hotel rooms with tvs, bathtubs, one with a kitchen. Rates start at $125. A vintage dining car serves dinners daily. The railroad-obsessed town itself has a train museum, a model train set and a locomotive turntable all with a very minimal visiting hours. Mark your calendar for next June’s celebration there of Railroad Days.