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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This time we did not stay at the motel. We packed our lunch and off we went to enjoy the scenery and watch the trains go by. There are picnic tables but all were taken so decided to sit on the bench and eat our lunch. Had a front row seat as the train whistled down the tracks. The day...

2Thank Lulu S
Woodhaven, New York
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our stay at the Red Caboose Motel was very enjoyable. It was our first time back since the early 90's without children. The new owners are doing a great job renovating and improving the property and the staff is super friendly & helpful. There is a petting zoo, a movie every night in the barn and being December, carolers went...

2Thank Linda S
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Struggling on this one. The idea and thought of staying in the caboose is ultimately a unique and fun experience. Staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. We stayed during a very slow time over the Holidays and believe they were short of staff possibly. The caboose where we stayed had carpet that was in need of serious cleaning and...

Thank Q7NTransit
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had fun staying in the old caboose and the location was clean with many options for activities on the grounds such as a showing of the Polar Express. The Strasburg Railroad is a stones throw away and we were able to stand and watch the train go by. We ate at the restaurant and the food was delicious and...

Thank erin20152015
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice motel in the middle of Amish country in Pennsylvania, and is a wonderful place to base daily trips from to all the local sites. The room we stayed in was actually much nicer and bigger than I anticipated and well maintained. We had breakfast twice at the motel's Casey Jones restaurant and it was solid...

Thank GaryfromBrooklyn
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Stayed here in Dec 2016 with my 4yo son and wife. We have been to Strasburg Railway a few times and decided to do the Night Before Christmas Train and then spend the night here. We arrived and checkin went fine; no issues at all. Upon entering our caboose, my son (certainly a HUGE fan of trains) was in heaven...

Thank NiceGuy6
Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Very basic accomodations but perfect for young kids especially if they are in to trains. Units are not well insulated so a bit cold at night. We were fine, just bring some extra layers. Staff extremely nice and helpful. We really liked watching a movie in the barn. Very close to Strasburg railroad which is why we were visiting.

Thank haliks
Williamsport, Maryland
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place is unique. There are 38 cabooses turned into motel rooms. It is not a Marriott . It is a nostalgic place.The caboose we stayed in was nice but a little worn. We didnt bring any kids it was just my wife and I. We had a great time. It is on a farm right next to the strasburg...

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Indyuk, Russia
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have looked forward to this experience for more than 10 years. I booked well in advanced with another mother and her daughter. This past weekend was very cold and we had the worst train car ever. Our other party however, had problems with it being too warm in their car, we had problems with it being too cold even...

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

Valued Guest, I'm sorry to hear that the climate in your rooms was not to your liking. The area experienced a cold spell during your stay which helped to reveal a few drafty doors and inadequate heaters. As the new owners of this iconic property we're working as quickly as possible to remedy these issues to ensure the comfort of...

Broomall, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Just couldn't wait to write this! My family and I spent the night this past weekend just before Christmas for some quality family time and have to say this place is AWESOME. I remember as a kid passing this place on the train ride, but nevered stayed. Keep up the good work recommend this place for some great family memories...

Thank ericbeth85
RedCabooseGM, Owner at Red Caboose Motel, Restaurant & Gift Shop, responded to this review

ericbeth85, Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words. Many of our guests are "multi-generational." It is the commitment of my family and I to continue to restore and preserve this iconic property for many generations to come. See you again soon. All aboard, Tyler D. Prickett Owner / General Manager

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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: RM396 - RM723 (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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