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The cabooses are nice and cozy. The AC and the heaters worked well. Because you are sleeping in your own car there is a lot of privacy and no noise from the next room. The bathroom was tiny and so was the shower. If you like trains then you will love this hotel and the area. If you aren't a fan of trains then you will hate this place. We had breakfast at the restaurant every morning and it was very nice. The coffee tasted wonderful. I loved the chance to eat scrapple.

Had our three grandkids along and they were thrilled. It was very clean, and a really cool experience.

I stayed at the Shady Rest Motel on the property and it was great 2 bedroom comfortable bed, SOOOO affordable

My son was on cloud 9 when he found out he was staying in a caboose! He’s a little obsessed with trains. The room was small, but big enough for the four us. Microwave, mini fridge, ac units, shower was all we needed.

Train cars in need of maintenance/repair, interior space fairly clean but beds very uncomfortable

the idea of staying in a caboose was nice. but the room was tiny, the cabooses are showing there age and could use some work. the restaurants food was good but the service was extremely slow. It is in a nice area surrounded by Amish farms. the free petting zoo was nice and the silo observation tower was interesting.

It is absolutely perfect for families! My 7 year old son loved it so much!

Great check in. it's a caboose, not a regular hotel. Great place!

Very conveniently located to various attractions in a relaxing environment. Gifts and restaurant very affordable.

I've been coming to this hotel since I was a child 40 years ago. It's a great place for train buffs and it seems to be in healthier shape now, under new ownership, than it was when I last visited three years ago. The double bed in our caboose was not especially comfortable but the kids loved the bunk beds in the caboose cupola. One weird, disapointing oversight: We stayed two nights and our room was not made up after our first night as it should have been even though we put out the "make up the room" sign.

For the money they charge they could've at least renovated the rooms from the inside and make it more comfortable to stay . The area is awesome but as far as the stay in the motel is horrible .

Sleep in a caboose! Rooms are small but nice. Nothing extravagant but everything worked fine. Food at the casey Jones restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. Free petting zoo and small playground for the kids.

My twin 4 year olds love trains. We stayed the night at the Red Caboose Hotel and then spent the following day at the Strasburg Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. It was a major hit for the boys and everything was so close and convenient. The caboose rooms were a little odd, but that was to be expected. The bathrooms were tiny and the shower head was very low. Light switches were in odd places and there was some creaking when you walked around certain areas. It's not the lap of luxury, so don't expect that. But it was clean and the beds/sheets were very clean and fresh. It was great for a one night stay. The pictures on their website accurately depicted the room we stayed in. I also have to add that the other onsite amenities were very nice. They showed a movie in the barn at 7:30pm every night, the kids LOVED the playground (there were actually multiple of them), there was a free petting zoo, you could take a horse and buggy ride from the parking lot (for a charge) and the Red Caboose restaurant was convenient and tasty for breakfast. The gift shop and toy train garden was also nice. There were some areas that were currently "being improved", but this didn't add any inconvenience to our stay.

Paradise Lane Ronks PA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of National Toy Train Museum, Red Caboose Motel is within a 15-minute stroll of The House of Donald Collectibles and Museum. This motel has 47 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to noon.


Rooms

All of Red Caboose Motel's 47 individually decorated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and portable fans. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also included.


Property features

Guests staying at Red Caboose Motel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and barbecue grills. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Additional amenities include an ATM, a gift shop, and a picnic area.

Room options

Farmhouse Efficiency Suite Sm 2 Queen beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Honeymoon Caboose, 1 Queen Bed, Whirlpool Bath

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Small Family Caboose, 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Bunks

1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Bunk Beds | Sleeps 4

Farmhouse Suite, 2 Queen & 2 Single Beds

2 Queen Beds and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Red Caboose Motel

Everyone (23) Couples (2) Family (5)
5
Partner Couples Family

The cabooses are nice and cozy. The AC and the heaters worked well. Because you are sleeping in your own car there is a lot of privacy and no noise from the next room. The bathroom was tiny and so was the shower. If you like trains then you will love this hotel and the area. If you aren't a fan of trains then you will hate this place. We had breakfast at the restaurant every morning and it was very nice. The coffee tasted wonderful. I loved the chance to eat scrapple.

By , from Galveston, TX on Oct 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 27, 2020

Thanks for staying with us. We are so glad you had a great time and enjoyed all the property has to offer. We hope your able to get back on-board soon!

3
Everyone

By on Sep 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2020

Thanks for staying with us. We hope your able to visit us again.

5
Family with small children

Had our three grandkids along and they were thrilled. It was very clean, and a really cool experience.

By , from Beech Creek PA on Jul 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 26, 2020

Thanks so much for staying with us! We are glad everyone had a great time. We hope your able to visit in near future.

4
Family with small children

I stayed at the Shady Rest Motel on the property and it was great 2 bedroom comfortable bed, SOOOO affordable

By on Jan 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. Hope to see you back again soon!

5
Family Family with small children

My son was on cloud 9 when he found out he was staying in a caboose! He’s a little obsessed with trains. The room was small, but big enough for the four us. Microwave, mini fridge, ac units, shower was all we needed.

By on Sep 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 14, 2019

Thanks for staying with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We can't wait till you can visit us again.

2
Family with small children

Train cars in need of maintenance/repair, interior space fairly clean but beds very uncomfortable

By on Sep 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 4, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your stay. We try to touch base with each of our customers to ensure there satisfaction. We hope your able to come back to see us again.

3
Partner Couples

the idea of staying in a caboose was nice. but the room was tiny, the cabooses are showing there age and could use some work. the restaurants food was good but the service was extremely slow. It is in a nice area surrounded by Amish farms. the free petting zoo was nice and the silo observation tower was interesting.

By on Aug 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 19, 2019

We're sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your stay at the motel. As the rooms are in actual cabooses there isn't much space. We do try to maximize the space as best we can though. The Shady Rest Farmhouse does contain 4 very spacious suites for any accommodation size.We hope you'll consider us again.

4
Everyone

By on Aug 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 17, 2019

Thank you for reviewing our Motel. Come and stay again soon!

5
Family with small children Family

It is absolutely perfect for families! My 7 year old son loved it so much!

By on Jul 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 18, 2019

Thanks so much for staying with us. We can't wait till your next visit.

4
Everyone

By on Jul 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 12, 2019

Thanks for staying with us and hope to see you again soon!

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