The Red Caboose Motel

The Red Caboose Motel
312 Paradise Lane
Ronks, Pennsylvania

*neither this post (nor my stay) were not sponsored in any way.

If you want a unique getaway with friends, a fun experience for your family … or even a romantic weekend, this “wonder” ticks all of the boxes and then some. Located amidst working farms, the Strasburg Railroad, and other Lancaster County attractions are 38 cabooses, a mail car, and a baggage car – all remodeled as motel rooms of various sizes and layouts. The Red Caboose also offers more traditional suites in their Shady Rest Farmhouse.

The property has a dining car restaurant and there are free family-friendly movies in the barn at night during select seasons (We didn’t watch an entire movie; but we did stop in for a few minutes). The screen and the sound system are just as good as a real movie theater! Guests can climb up to a viewing tower in the barn’s silo – which offers a great view from 50 feet in the air. A stable in the courtyard offers Amish buggy rides and they even have a petting zoo!

It was a truly unique experience to stay in a caboose. I would definitely do it again! It gets a Five Star Rating from RoadsideWonders 🙂

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8 thoughts on “The Red Caboose Motel

      1. Nobody in the future will have fond memories of those hotel electronic door swipe cards. … But there are 600+ listings on eBay for “vintage hotel room key”

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