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1926 C&O Caboose
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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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
Kitchen
Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Cancellations

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Natalie User Profile
October 2017
We loved staying in the caboose as it was clean, cozy and just so cool! I especially loved having the outside space to enjoy and it was very central to all the places we explored. We will definitely be telling all of our friends and family about it!!

Emily User Profile
October 2017
We felt so welcome! We loved all of the homey and thoughtful touches Tom put there to make sure we were taken care of completely and lacked for nothing! The caboose is adorable and very clean. It was a grand adventure and the perfect and unique way to see Natural Bridge.

Sarah User Profile
October 2017
Absolutely idyllic setting! My grandfather worked on the railroad in New Orleans in 1926 so he was very much on my mind! Tom has original pictures of the caboose on the walls! Bed was super comfy and bedroom cozy, really nice surprise. We had a fire in the cauldron every night ( …

Angela User Profile
September 2017
There is something special about making smores on an open fire under the stars! I so enjoy the outdoor space at the caboose! You can grill and sit outside and enjoy the sounds of nature all around you. And when it's time to come inside, the caboose is always clean and cozy. It…

Antonella User Profile
August 2017
Tom's place is great and just what we needed to relax. The high point for us was to have a nice fire each night with the BIG pile of wood Tom has provided and is within easy access from the patio. The patio is nice, with a great gas BBQ grill or if you prefere even a charcoal one…

Benjamin User Profile
August 2017
The caboose is clean and charming. A must visit for all!

Robert User Profile
July 2017
The caboose is a small but friendly space. It was comfortable and cozy for two, but I suspect more than that could get a little close. I was impressed that the AC was able to keep up with a couple of mid-90 degree days. An unnecessary note on size: everything inside is small but…

Lexington, Virginia, United StatesJoined in May 2010
Tom User Profile
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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