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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.

lots to do and see in the area , wish I had time to stay a few more days

In general, hotel needs some cosmetic upkeep. Outside condition doesn’t match in the inside, meaning outside looks terrible with rust and peeling pain, compared to the clean and modernized interior. Inside was clean and updated with nice flat screen TVs, with the exception of the bed/bedding. While clean, the bedding was definitely old, and the bed was saggy. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

Was expecting a fun experience but the caboose we stayed in was sad. Hope that they paint and repair the unit soon.

Enjoyed staying at this location instead of some run-of-the-mill type chain place. Unique and the staff was very friendly. Would definitely go back again.

Paradise Lane Ronks PA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free 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 47-room motel has conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to noon. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


All 47 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves and refrigerators. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Red Caboose Motel features free WiFi in public areas and barbecue grills. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include an ATM, a gift shop, and a picnic area.

Room options

Mail Car, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Baggage Car, 2 Double Beds and 2 Single Bunks

2 Double Beds and 2 Twin Bunk Beds | Sleeps 6

Farmhouse Small Suite, 1 Queen Bed & 1 Double Bed

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Bed | Sleeps 4

Farmhouse Efficiency Suite, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bunks

1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bunk Bed and 1 Double Bed | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Red Caboose Motel

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