Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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18 Reviews

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Shana User Profile
May 2017
Cute little caboose enjoyed by our family of 4. Great location to Virginia Safari Park and Lexington which has lots of restaurants and shops. Patio space was perfect for BBQs and making S'Mores. Overall it was a memorable place to stay!

Laurel User Profile
April 2017
Great place for any train lover to stay

Brodie User Profile
April 2017
Absolutely awesome! So much more than expected. We will certainly recommend this to all of our friends.

Hana User Profile
April 2017
We enjoyed our time at the Caboose. It was beautifully renovated and was a unique experience for the kids.

Aaron User Profile
October 2016
What a unique and amazing experience! We were only there for a night but had an absolute blast. The caboose is very impressive, and not too far from natural bridge or Lexington (fun little town for food/drink). Would recommend!

Erin User Profile
October 2016
Tom was a terrific host! We received all information needed prior to our trip to make the most of our time away. When we experienced a mishap delaying our arrival, Tom was quick to respond to my notification and to offer to be of any help possible. The caboose provided an ideal location for taking in the local sites and enjoying some much needed R&R. I would not hesitate in staying with Tom or at the caboose again!

Angela User Profile
October 2016
We love staying at the caboose. It is cozy and very well laid out. Making smores in the fire pit is so much fun! We will be back!

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Lexington, Virginia, United States · Joined in May 2010
Tom User ProfileTom is a superhost.

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 (EMAIL HIDDEN)

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