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3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
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The space

This caboose will accommodate a couple or a small family. It has one bedroom with a double bed and a single daybed in the "great room". Small children could sleep in the cupola with sleeping bags. I have one in the drawers beneath the captain's bed in the bedroom. The caboose has been fully renovated, has a galley with stove, convection microwave, sink and small fridge. There is a full bath with shower. This is a work of love and packs a lot into a small 200 square foot space. The patio has a gas grill and a gas "hobo fire pit". Come and create memories in the "Valley of Virginia"

Vacation Rental
This vacation rental near Natural Bridge, VA came about several years ago when I acquired this old 1926 model caboose in bad condition. I decided it would be fun to try to restore it to some of it's former glory. Getting it to my site and placing it on ballast, ties and rails seemed to be a formidable task but was accomplished with the aid of a 100 ton crane and two low boy trucks. Several years of studying and work have resulted in a refined and special restoration. The exterior represents the car as it might have appeared in the mid 1930'S.

The interior has been refurbished with western red cedar walls, cherry floors, and the original curved wood ceiling. It has a bedroom, bath and galley. I have collected railroad memorabilia including signal lanterns, pictures of cabooses in action, marker lights and information about the history of cabooses and placed these in the car for your enjoyment.

Now for the particulars. In the bedroom there is a double captains bed, custom made by Ohio Amish craftsmen with a memory foam mattress and drawers underneath. The bath has a shower with a demand water heater. In the front galley area there is a two burner stove, sink, small fridge and a convection microwave. There is a coffee maker and kitchen and dining utensils as well as table ware. The cable TV and Bose radio are here as well. There is a small daybed in this area.

The caboose has a Mr. Slim heating and air conditioning system. There is a cupola which can be accessed by children via ladder steps on the wall of the hall.

Outside there is a large brick patio with curved rock wall for outside activities. Here you will find a gas "Hobo Fire" pit for cool evenings. I have placed a large stew pot for wood fires for cooking hot dogs or toasting marshmallows on the patio. There is a gas grill for cookouts.

Amenities

Air conditioning
Cable TV
Heating
TV

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

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Laura User Profile
Laura
September 2018
Looking for an unusual getaway? Then you will love this Caboose with its privacy. Charming with a great location convenient to Lexington an…
Allen User Profile
Allen
September 2018
Awesome place to stay. Close to tons of stuff to do. Only five minutes from Natural Bridge State Park.
Lisa User Profile
Lisa
August 2018
We had a wonderful time in the caboose! From the railroad crossing sign that lights up when you arrive to all of the decorations and books i…
Caroline User Profile
Caroline
August 2018
This caboose is really cool and fun, especially if you have kids! There are a lot of family friendly activities in the surrounding area; Nat…
Samantha User Profile
Samantha
August 2018
This was such a fun and unique place to stay! It just made our trip to Natural Bridge perfect. Little touches made the stay absolutely perfe…
Justine User Profile
Justine
July 2018
Wow! What a cool place! The caboose is a must see and a must stay! Tom has done a great job! It was perfect for the two of us and our dog. I…
Katarina User Profile
Katarina
June 2018
Fun weekend experience in a tiny house! Much roomier than we expected, since we had 2 adults, 2 toddlers, and our dog. The shower was quite …

Hosted by Tom

Lexington, Virginia, United StatesJoined in May 2010
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101 Reviews
I am retired and manage rentals and have three vacation rentals in Natural Bridge and Lexington, VA. I have an office in Lexington at 218 S. main St. I correspond by email at
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