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Very cool spot to stop for a night on our travels.

Great for train fans. Super close to the Strasburg Railroad and Amish country. Real steam trains and horse and buggy rides. Great for watching too.

There was friendly service and very beautiful and unique!

The Cabooses added to the character of the property of course. Would be fun for children especially.

Property and train cars have changed very little since our last stay with our son in the 90's. It was nice to be able to to bring our grandchildren and duplicate that trip from long ago.

Liked there were so many play options for kids and close to everything. Didn't like that the caboose smelled like mold and the bathroom did have mold in it. The bedding was not comfortable either.

Red Caboose is a very unique place to stay and the staff were friendly and helpful. I feel the cars could be updated as the one we were in was showing it's age... but maybe that's part of the charm.

Unique place

My wife agreed to a train vacation - she called it a "traincation" - sleeping in the caboose was really nice. Eating in the Casey Jones dining car was an added bonus - very nice and the food and service was excellent. We saw lots of young families and the children seemed to enjoy the experience - including the free petting zoo and Amish buggy rides. The staff was super friendly and helpful - even called to make sure we got into our caboose and everything was going good. This is a property with 38 cabooses and two larger cars. But everything was clean and well stocked. It's safe. You park right in front of your caboose. A/C and lights all worked as they should. I highly recommend the Red Caboose Hotel - it's a fun place and there are LOTS of things to do close by. If you go - take a train ride on the nearby steam loco powered Strasburg Railroad train! A BIG GOOD TIME! I

If you love trains this is the place to stay! Friendly and helpful staff, excellent restaurant, cozy rooms in a caboose! Beautiful scenery, can’t wait to stay again!

Everything was good so was the food

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.

Paradise Lane Ronks PA

Hotel highlights

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

Red Caboose Motel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Sight and Sound Theatre and Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. 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 a gift shop. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include barbecue grills, a picnic area, and an ATM.

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 (27) Couples (3) Family (11)
5
Family with small children

Very cool spot to stop for a night on our travels.

By on Apr 16, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2022

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay!

5
Family with small children

Great for train fans. Super close to the Strasburg Railroad and Amish country. Real steam trains and horse and buggy rides. Great for watching too.

By on Dec 20, 2021

Review comment responded on Dec 20, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back again soon!

5
Family

There was friendly service and very beautiful and unique!

By on Oct 10, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

4
Everyone

The Cabooses added to the character of the property of course. Would be fun for children especially.

By on Oct 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 2, 2021

Thanks so much for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback. Maybe you will be able to stay again in the future. We would love that.

5
Family

Property and train cars have changed very little since our last stay with our son in the 90's. It was nice to be able to to bring our grandchildren and duplicate that trip from long ago.

By on Aug 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 23, 2021

Thank you for spending you vacation with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay! Your Red Caboose Conductor Arden

2
Family with small children

Liked there were so many play options for kids and close to everything. Didn't like that the caboose smelled like mold and the bathroom did have mold in it. The bedding was not comfortable either.

By on Aug 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time for feed back. We will certainly look into your concerns.

4
Family

Red Caboose is a very unique place to stay and the staff were friendly and helpful. I feel the cars could be updated as the one we were in was showing it's age... but maybe that's part of the charm.

By on Aug 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 3, 2021

Thanks so much for staying with us. We are continuing on updating the cabooses. We appreciate your understanding. We hope your able to stay with us again.

4
Family Family with small children

Unique place

By on Jul 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2021

Thanks for staying with us. We hope you enjoyed your stay. We hope your able to come visit again.

5
Family

My wife agreed to a train vacation - she called it a "traincation" - sleeping in the caboose was really nice. Eating in the Casey Jones dining car was an added bonus - very nice and the food and service was excellent. We saw lots of young families and the children seemed to enjoy the experience - including the free petting zoo and Amish buggy rides. The staff was super friendly and helpful - even called to make sure we got into our caboose and everything was going good. This is a property with 38 cabooses and two larger cars. But everything was clean and well stocked. It's safe. You park right in front of your caboose. A/C and lights all worked as they should. I highly recommend the Red Caboose Hotel - it's a fun place and there are LOTS of things to do close by. If you go - take a train ride on the nearby steam loco powered Strasburg Railroad train! A BIG GOOD TIME! I

By on Jul 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your Traincation!! We hope your able to join us again. We enjoyed having you on-board with us.

5
Everyone

By on Jun 21, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2021

Thanks so much for staying with us. We do hope you enjoyed your stay. Hope you can come back and see us again!

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