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Red Caboose Motel, Restaurant & Gift Shop

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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...

Thank bgm747
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...

Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a great place to get away with your friends - something unique, quaint and unlike anything else, this is the place! Met up with a longtime gal pal and stayed the night, on what was probably one of the windiest nights I've ever experienced as a cold front finally brought a hint of winter to Pennsylvania....

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Middletown, Delaware
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a very simple motel to stay at in Lancaster, PA and I highly recommend it for families. The rooms reminded me a little bit of camping in a camper. We slept great though! It was quiet and there was so much to do around the area. We did have breakfast at the restaurant and it was just ok...

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I'm writing to tell you what a wonderful time we had at your motel. The Dining car was enjoyed for two mornings in a row for breakfast and one afternoon for lunch. I remembered our waitress from last year (our first year coming to see Thomas) and she was a delight! The food and service was exceptionally good! The caboose...

Thank Family4100
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My family, 4 adults and 2 kids, stopped at the restaurant after visiting Stroudsburg Railroad. The food was just average. We asked if the tuna was albacore and was told yes, but when the sandwich came it was not. I had the roast beef sandwich and the rye bread was not fresh, but wasn't totally stale. Not saying the food...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

When we arrived to check in the front desk was very upbeat, friendly and helpful. We found our caboose and was rather surprised by how roomy and cute it was. We wondered back over to the gift shop. It was rather peaceful in the evening. Bought a few things then headed over to the barn to check out the movie....

Thank rhoadsie
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

What an absolutely quaint place!! The people are wonderful Christina the receptionist was so very helpful nothing was too much !! We will definitely be back!!! restaurant on premises was very good also!! We stayed in the little yellow caboose it was very comfortable and clean!!

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

Dear Shawn D, Thank you for the kind words. I will be sure to share them with the staff. Glad you enjoyed your stay! See you aboard again soon. Tyler D. Prickett Owner / General Manager

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We just stayed over night , we had booked a caboose which I was very excited about until we got there , they are in need of repair and need updating inside and outside , it was a cold rainy day and there was a rather large gap in the door , so we decided to stay in there country...

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

Valued Guest, I am truly sorry that you were dissatisfied with your stay at the Red Caboose Motel. Please contact me as soon as possible so that I may learn the date of your stay and the initial room you stayed in so that I can be sure the gap in the door was repaired. The issue with the climate...

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Good for lunch after a train ride on the Strasburg Railroad. Stay the night and sleep in a caboose! In the heart of Amish country with protected farmland. Several historic places like the oldest turkey farm in the US. Stop at Cherry Hill Farm for more fun and adventure, or one of the shopping stops.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Despite the size being small, which is what you expect when staying in a caboose, the place was very badly renovated. The carpet wasn't tacked down and slid when you stepped on it. The shower was gross with what I can only think was mold in the caulking. One of the AC units was in the bathroom, weird, and the...

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

Dear SharonH22815, Thank you for staying at the Red Caboose Motel. I'm sorry that your experience left you with such a poor feeling about the property. Since purchasing the motel on February 1st of this year we've been working around the clock to improve all areas of the property as quickly as possible. Several rooms have new carpet and even...

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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: ₹ 5,899 - ₹ 10,761 (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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“Book in advance to get a caboose you want. We had one over near the swing set and it was still quiet.”
kimk112017, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best views are any train on the outskirts of the motel, not the middle trains.”
blackbear9, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you have little kids I do not recommend the bunk beds!”
rachelb648, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay in warm months and bring extra blankets!”
erin20152015, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Next time I would get a larger room.”
lindel1234, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
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