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New City, NY
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night at The Red Caboose Motel in April to try it out and enjoyed it so much that I booked two nights in September for immediately after Labor Day. I was assigned to one half of the RF&P caboose as in April and it appeared that my room had been recently updated and repainted. Room was comfortable... More 

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Monmouth County, NJ
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night (I haven't been since I was 4) and it was really an adorable place. The lady working the front desk was very nice and super accommodating. My only complaint (and it wasn't that big of a deal) was that our caboose was next to the service area where the maids and such collect... and... More 

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

Dear Lindsay K, Thank you for coming back to stay with us! I'm glad you had a memorable experience. Each day we designate a caboose as a "show caboose" so that guests unfamiliar with the property can see what the inside of one of our cabooses look like. The room is cleaned prior to releasing it to the front desk... More 

Williamsport, Maryland, United States
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75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our caboose was the large family caboose Northern Pacific. We loved it..a little pricey for what you get but for a 1 night stay in a caboose instead of a typical room was neat. Definitely expected a quiet night in Amish country but instead it was Steam punk weekend at Strasburg RR so just outside our caboose in the field... More 

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

Dear Laura G, Thank you for staying aboard the Red Caboose Motel. I'm glad this was a memorable experience for you and your kids. That is exactly what we strive to accomplish with each and every guest. My apologies for the noise from the Strasburg Rail Road. We do keep earplugs at the Front Desk for the rare instances where... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A duel icon of a bygone era, both of the railroad and the American highway, the Red Caboose motel is a true survivor. Is it a big flashy corporate motel room? No! And therein is the charm. Don't be discouraged by the negative reviews. It's clean, comfortable, and staying here helps preserve a unique piece of American roadside culture. Plus... More 

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Thank Christopher F
Glasgow, Kentucky
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

These were the cutest ideas for overnight stays the staff was super friendly!! Our caboose was very clean the beds were nice and so are the pillows! They have movies showing on the barn, petting zoo, horse and buggy rides and a little restaurant!

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

Dear angiehouchens, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and the interaction with our staff. Pleasing guests with unique and memorable accommodations is why we put the key in the door each morning. Come back and visit again soon! All aboard, Tyler D. Prickett Owner / General Manager Red Caboose Motel More 

Wind Gap
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Last night we took our 2 year old to Lancaster and stayed at the Red caboose. We had a large family caboose. 3 adults and 1 child. I'm not really sure where to start but ultimately it was a great adventure! Definitely more fun than I thought. My 2 year is obsessed with trains so the general area was PERFECT!... More 

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

Sara B, I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at The Red Caboose Motel! My apologies for the gap between the floor and the door. Despite our best efforts to be on top of maintenance issues we do occasionally miss things and it is appreciated when guests bring it to our attention. I will contact you privately... More 

Staten Island, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Clean and simply furnished rooms, comfortable beds, great novelty factor. (Perfect for train buffs like me.) Staff was very friendly. Food in the restaurant - a dining car - was like the rest of the place. Very good, but nothing fancy. Other reviewers who complain are not being realistic. Bugs? I found one bug in my room - but you're... More 

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

Valued Guest (and fellow rail fan), Thank you for staying aboard The Red Caboose Motel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! We are in the process of beginning repairs and renovations on the inside and outside of several cabooses to reverse the effects of Mother Nature. Visit us again in 2017 to see the updated rooms and fresh paint schemes.... More 

Elkridge, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Red Caboose Lodge is made up of Cabooses converted into the lodging rooms, for a family you get a whole caboose or for just a couple you can rent a half caboose. The dinning /restaurant are dinning cars. All cabooses and dinning cars are on rails as if they were still in active service on a railroad. This is... More 

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Thank gunny114
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

"Jessie" our tour guide on our buggy ride was the best. We were 12 women have having a 4 day reunion in Lancaster, Pa. I highly recommend Red Caboose, and "Jessie" !! He is young, and knows the Amish way of life inside and out!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Went on a spontaneous getaway to Amish country and I noticed this motel. Now if you are looking for luxury and comfort, this is not for you. We stayed in Chessie, which included one double bed and a bunk bed, which was just enough room for my family. It was nice as there was a bathroom between the kid's and... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed your stay at The Red Caboose Motel! We're constantly making improvements to make this an even more special place to make memories. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Tyler D. Prickett Owner / General Manager More 

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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: $124 - $200 (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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“Dont choose the small family Caboose- go for a bigger room”
 of 5 bubbles alyssac242, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Most important is the atmosphere of the caboose.”
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“Ask for updated caboose.”
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“Avoid Car #22”
 of 5 bubbles apdMaryland, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Look for another hotel. Too bad because this business could have great potential”
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