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My wife agreed to a train vacation - she called it a "traincation" - sleeping in the caboose was really nice. Eating in the Casey Jones dining car was an added bonus - very nice and the food and service was excellent. We saw lots of young families and the children seemed to enjoy the experience - including the free petting zoo and Amish buggy rides. The staff was super friendly and helpful - even called to make sure we got into our caboose and everything was going good. This is a property with 38 cabooses and two larger cars. But everything was clean and well stocked. It's safe. You park right in front of your caboose. A/C and lights all worked as they should. I highly recommend the Red Caboose Hotel - it's a fun place and there are LOTS of things to do close by. If you go - take a train ride on the nearby steam loco powered Strasburg Railroad train! A BIG GOOD TIME! I

If you love trains this is the place to stay! Friendly and helpful staff, excellent restaurant, cozy rooms in a caboose! Beautiful scenery, can’t wait to stay again!

Everything was good so was the food

The cabooses are nice and cozy. The AC and the heaters worked well. Because you are sleeping in your own car there is a lot of privacy and no noise from the next room. The bathroom was tiny and so was the shower. If you like trains then you will love this hotel and the area. If you aren't a fan of trains then you will hate this place. We had breakfast at the restaurant every morning and it was very nice. The coffee tasted wonderful. I loved the chance to eat scrapple.

Had our three grandkids along and they were thrilled. It was very clean, and a really cool experience.

I stayed at the Shady Rest Motel on the property and it was great 2 bedroom comfortable bed, SOOOO affordable

My son was on cloud 9 when he found out he was staying in a caboose! He’s a little obsessed with trains. The room was small, but big enough for the four us. Microwave, mini fridge, ac units, shower was all we needed.

Train cars in need of maintenance/repair, interior space fairly clean but beds very uncomfortable

the idea of staying in a caboose was nice. but the room was tiny, the cabooses are showing there age and could use some work. the restaurants food was good but the service was extremely slow. It is in a nice area surrounded by Amish farms. the free petting zoo was nice and the silo observation tower was interesting.

It is absolutely perfect for families! My 7 year old son loved it so much!

Paradise Lane Ronks PA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of National Toy Train Museum, Red Caboose Motel is within a 15-minute stroll of The House of Donald Collectibles and Museum. This motel has 47 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to noon.


Rooms

All of Red Caboose Motel's 47 individually decorated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and portable fans. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also included.


Property features

Guests staying at Red Caboose Motel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and barbecue grills. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a gift shop, a picnic area, and an ATM.

Room options

Farmhouse Efficiency Suite Sm 2 Queen beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Honeymoon Caboose, 1 Queen Bed, Whirlpool Bath

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Small Family Caboose, 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Bunks

1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Bunk Beds | Sleeps 4

Farmhouse Suite, 2 Queen & 2 Single Beds

2 Queen Beds and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Red Caboose Motel

Everyone (26) Couples (3) Family (8)
4
Family Family with small children

Unique place

By on Jul 23, 2021

5
Family

My wife agreed to a train vacation - she called it a "traincation" - sleeping in the caboose was really nice. Eating in the Casey Jones dining car was an added bonus - very nice and the food and service was excellent. We saw lots of young families and the children seemed to enjoy the experience - including the free petting zoo and Amish buggy rides. The staff was super friendly and helpful - even called to make sure we got into our caboose and everything was going good. This is a property with 38 cabooses and two larger cars. But everything was clean and well stocked. It's safe. You park right in front of your caboose. A/C and lights all worked as they should. I highly recommend the Red Caboose Hotel - it's a fun place and there are LOTS of things to do close by. If you go - take a train ride on the nearby steam loco powered Strasburg Railroad train! A BIG GOOD TIME! I

By on Jul 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your Traincation!! We hope your able to join us again. We enjoyed having you on-board with us.

5
Everyone

By on Jun 21, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2021

Thanks so much for staying with us. We do hope you enjoyed your stay. Hope you can come back and see us again!

5
Family Partner Couples

If you love trains this is the place to stay! Friendly and helpful staff, excellent restaurant, cozy rooms in a caboose! Beautiful scenery, can’t wait to stay again!

By on Jun 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 18, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your visit in the future.

5
Everyone

Everything was good so was the food

By on May 19, 2021

Review comment responded on May 19, 2021

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2021

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope your able to get back on-board again!

5
Partner Couples Family

The cabooses are nice and cozy. The AC and the heaters worked well. Because you are sleeping in your own car there is a lot of privacy and no noise from the next room. The bathroom was tiny and so was the shower. If you like trains then you will love this hotel and the area. If you aren't a fan of trains then you will hate this place. We had breakfast at the restaurant every morning and it was very nice. The coffee tasted wonderful. I loved the chance to eat scrapple.

By , from Galveston, TX on Oct 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 27, 2020

Thanks for staying with us. We are so glad you had a great time and enjoyed all the property has to offer. We hope your able to get back on-board soon!

3
Everyone

By on Sep 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2020

Thanks for staying with us. We hope your able to visit us again.

5
Family with small children

Had our three grandkids along and they were thrilled. It was very clean, and a really cool experience.

By , from Beech Creek PA on Jul 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 26, 2020

Thanks so much for staying with us! We are glad everyone had a great time. We hope your able to visit in near future.

4
Family with small children

I stayed at the Shady Rest Motel on the property and it was great 2 bedroom comfortable bed, SOOOO affordable

By on Jan 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. Hope to see you back again soon!

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