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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Struggling on this one. The idea and thought of staying in the caboose is ultimately a unique and fun experience. Staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. We stayed during a very slow time over the Holidays and believe they were short of staff possibly. The caboose where we stayed had carpet that was in need of serious cleaning and...

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fun staying in the old caboose and the location was clean with many options for activities on the grounds such as a showing of the Polar Express. The Strasburg Railroad is a stones throw away and we were able to stand and watch the train go by. We ate at the restaurant and the food was delicious and...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice motel in the middle of Amish country in Pennsylvania, and is a wonderful place to base daily trips from to all the local sites. The room we stayed in was actually much nicer and bigger than I anticipated and well maintained. We had breakfast twice at the motel's Casey Jones restaurant and it was solid...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here in Dec 2016 with my 4yo son and wife. We have been to Strasburg Railway a few times and decided to do the Night Before Christmas Train and then spend the night here. We arrived and checkin went fine; no issues at all. Upon entering our caboose, my son (certainly a HUGE fan of trains) was in heaven...

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Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very basic accomodations but perfect for young kids especially if they are in to trains. Units are not well insulated so a bit cold at night. We were fine, just bring some extra layers. Staff extremely nice and helpful. We really liked watching a movie in the barn. Very close to Strasburg railroad which is why we were visiting.

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Williamsport, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is unique. There are 38 cabooses turned into motel rooms. It is not a Marriott . It is a nostalgic place.The caboose we stayed in was nice but a little worn. We didnt bring any kids it was just my wife and I. We had a great time. It is on a farm right next to the strasburg...

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Indyuk, Russia
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have looked forward to this experience for more than 10 years. I booked well in advanced with another mother and her daughter. This past weekend was very cold and we had the worst train car ever. Our other party however, had problems with it being too warm in their car, we had problems with it being too cold even...

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RedCabooseGM, Owner at Red Caboose Motel, Restaurant & Gift Shop, responded to this review

Valued Guest, I'm sorry to hear that the climate in your rooms was not to your liking. The area experienced a cold spell during your stay which helped to reveal a few drafty doors and inadequate heaters. As the new owners of this iconic property we're working as quickly as possible to remedy these issues to ensure the comfort of...

Broomall, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Just couldn't wait to write this! My family and I spent the night this past weekend just before Christmas for some quality family time and have to say this place is AWESOME. I remember as a kid passing this place on the train ride, but nevered stayed. Keep up the good work recommend this place for some great family memories...

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RedCabooseGM, Owner at Red Caboose Motel, Restaurant & Gift Shop, responded to this review

ericbeth85, Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words. Many of our guests are "multi-generational." It is the commitment of my family and I to continue to restore and preserve this iconic property for many generations to come. See you again soon. All aboard, Tyler D. Prickett Owner / General Manager

Owings Mills, Maryland
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I was so excited to get to stay in a caboose, touristy and a bit pricey for what it is, but I was excited. The lady that greeted me and checked me in was very friendly. We stayed in #20, Lehigh Valley. While it was small and I only had an inch clearance of the roof in the shower, it...

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RedCabooseGM, Owner at Red Caboose Motel, Restaurant & Gift Shop, responded to this review

Valued Guest, Thank you for staying aboard the Red Caboose Motel. I am sorry to hear that you had a cold night. When the cabooses were built, little consideration was given to the comfort of the train crew. As we renovate rooms we will be adding extra insulation as well as heat and air conditioning to ensure that guests are...

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

We have a long history of stays at the Red Caboose Motels since 1988. Have seen many changes. The new owners are wonderful people and are working very hard to renovate and update. They really care about the Red Caboose and it shows. This is the 4th Christmas time visit in a row to the Red Caboose and by far...

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RedCabooseGM, Owner at Red Caboose Motel, Restaurant & Gift Shop, responded to this review

Brienza Family, Thank you for staying aboard the Red Caboose Motel and for your kind words. It's feedback like yours that helps us to continue shoveling coal into the firebox to keep making this iconic motel better and better. We love what we do and I'm so glad we could help to make your stay memorable. We look forward to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Red Caboose offers a unique Strasburg, PA lodging experience for families, couples, or train history enthusiasts. The Red Caboose Motel is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We are surrounded by Amish Farms, The Strasburg Railroad, The Railroad Museum and many more Lancaster County attractions. The Red Caboose Motel features 46 rooms consisting of cabooses, a baggage car, and a post office car (many newly restored). Try our PA Dutch menu in one of our two authentic dining cars. ... more   less 

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Address: 312 Paradise Ln, Ronks, PA 17572-9537
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ronks
Price Range: ₹ 6,280 - ₹ 9,079 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Caboose Motel, Restaurant & Gift Shop 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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“Stay in warm months and bring extra blankets!”
 of 5 bubbles erin20152015, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Next time I would get a larger room.”
 of 5 bubbles lindel1234, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't let them give you caboose 24 always look at car before unpacking your bags”
 of 5 bubbles tpackard, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on cabooses are tight, but a lot of fun for a family of four plus kids get a bunk bed so that's a plus.”
 of 5 bubbles ericbeth85, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“#20 Lehigh Valley does not have adequate isolation and heating to make it a comfortable stay. Very, very cold.”
 of 5 bubbles goldenparadox, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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