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1926 C&O Caboose


1926 C&O Caboose

3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean4 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

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.


Air conditioning
Cable TV
Free parking on premises

House Rules

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


35 Reviews

Justine User Profile
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 just wish we would have stayed for longer. Wonderful outdoor patio to have morning coffee or a grilled dinner. Lovely back yard. The lighti…
Katarina User Profile
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 large for a tiny house! The kitchen has everything you need to cook. Very close to the Natural Bridge. Tom was very responsive! We loved loo…
Christopher User Profile
May 2018
What a gem of a property!!! This caboose is everything you imagine and more. It’s decked out with everything you need to call it home during your stay. It uber private and quiet and makes for the perfect couples or small family get away. And for the train lover, there’s nothing m…
Mark User Profile
May 2018
I have to agree with other reviews. Great rental and it being pet friendly you would never know dogs were allowed it was that clean. Great location too. Right off 81 and close to the big attractions like the Safari Zoo, the park and a good local diner. If you bring your dogs be…
Diana User Profile
April 2018
An amazing weekend in the caboose!!! Tom thought of every possible necessity and the place was well-stocked with everything we could possibly ask for! The location couldn't be beat - within 15 minutes of Lexington and close to Natural Bridge attractions and the Virginia Safari …
Laura User Profile
April 2018
Staying at the caboose is such a unique experience. My family had an amazing time and the boys loved sleeping in the loft. The inside is more spacious than I had anticipated and we were all quite comfortable. The patio area offers a relaxing area to enjoy the outside with differe…
Garnette User Profile
April 2018
A relaxing and comfortable place to stay, enjoyed by all.

Hosted by Tom

Lexington, Virginia, United StatesJoined in May 2010
Tom User Profile
91 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
Languages: English
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