The Red Caboose Motel

The Red Caboose Motel

312 Paradise Lane
Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572

Visit website

Cabooses    Restaurant    Gift Shop   To Do 


Sleep in a Real Caboose!

The Red Caboose Motel is just that – a motel where the guests actually spend the night sleeping in their own caboose. Imagine how much fun this could be! Sleeping 2-6, many of the units have multiple beds. Some have bunk beds. One even has a jacuzzi. This motel is great for families, groups, even romantic getaways. Caboose not for you? We also have The Shady Rest Hotel, featuring 4 bed and breakfast style units in our historic farmhouse on the property.

See a photo gallery of some of their cabooses (or is it “cabboosi”? or “cabice”?).
The Red Caboose also has its own 175-seat restaurant, Casey Jones’ Restaurant (link???) in two full-size railroad cars, featuring dine-in, outdoor deck seating takeout, and even caboose room service! The restaurant overlooks the tracks of the Strasburg Rail Road – you can watch the train pass by while you enjoy your meal. When Thomas is in town, you might see him, too. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
The Red Caboose Motel is just north of  Route 741 and two miles from downtown Strasburg. From the motel, you can look across the cornfields and see all the commotion at the Strasburg Rail Road’s yards. The motel is right next door to the National Toy Train Museum and around the corner from the Choo Choo Barn, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Strasburg Train Shop, not to mention just minutes away from Sight & Sound Theatres, American Music Theatre, Dutch Wonderland, outlet shopping and more!
You and your family can pack in a whole bunch of train-related fun here in historic Strasburg, and then retire to your very own caboose to spend the night. Make a memory that is sure to last a lifetime. Sweet dreams!


Red Caboose Motel - Strasburg, PA

Hotel Features:

  • Petting zoo
  • Casey Jones’ Restaurant
  • Gift shop
  • Scenic viewing tower
  • A is for Amish Buggy Rides (seasonal)
  • Mini train rides (seasonal)
  • Event Space (coming soon!)
  • Groups are welcome


Red Caboose Motel - Strasburg, PA

Guest Room Amenities:

  • Microfridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV/WIFI
  • Private bathrooms
  • Heat/AC



The is just one of many Lancaster PA hotels. There are also other hotels in Strasburg.


Attractions and Points of Interest Near Me:

Below are some attractions and points of interest near the Red Caboose Motel. These listings may be paid or sponsored.


The Red Caboose Motel

312 Paradise Lane
Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572

Visit website

Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666

Take a train ride through PA Dutch Country. Enjoy a 45-minuted, narrated ride aboard an authentic steam train at America’s oldest short-line railroad. Plus, enjoy extras like our miniature steam train, pump car, or our behind-the-scenes tour of our mechanical shop. Dine on train, at the café, or the picnic groves.  All Aboard!

Verdant View Farm Tours

429 Strasburg Road, Paradise , PA 17562, 717-687-7353,

Visit a 4th-generation family farm. Milk a cow, feed a calf, visit the chicken coop, and interact with animals.  Stay overnight and enjoy a farmer's breakfast, or join a guided tour and farmstead workshop.  View availability and book online at

A is For Amish Buggy Rides

at Red Caboose Motel, 312 Paradise Lane, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 717-725-8664

Ride back in time and enjoy the beautiful Lancaster County countryside. Experience a taste of Amish country life. Our drivers will answer all your questions about our Amish Lifestyle. Amish buggies and spring wagons Three different tours available. Large groups welcome. Petting zoo. We hope to see you soon. Visit website.

Casey Jones’ Restaurant at the Red Caboose Motel

312 Paradise Lane,     Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572,     717-687-5000, option 3

Visit Website

All aboard! Join us in our two original P-70 80-ton dining cars that once rode the rails of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Featuring 175 seats, this unique property offers indoor dining, outdoor deck seating with train and farmland views, and take-out. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.    Visit Website

Choo Choo Barn – Traintown U.S.A.

226 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-7911

Gigantic model train layout! Our 1,700 square foot train display is home to over 150 hand-created, animated figures and 22 operating model trains. Family-owned since 1961, this work of art is fun for all ages! We are much more than “just trains”! Open daily, Mid-March - December. Learn more:  Visit website

Country Woodshop

Lil' Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm, 264 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA  17572, 717-344-2326

Amish made furniture hand-crafted in our own workshop. Tables, chairs, hutches, bookcases, benches, cabinets, tv cabinets, pie safes, cupboards, birdhouses, candle holders, wall sconces, shelves with coat hooks, framed prints, and decorative items. Our products are on display next door in our Lil' Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm.  Visit website

Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666

Arriving at Strasburg three times a year, Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy invite the family along on a 20-minute adventure. Ride aboard the larger-than-life coal-burning steam train before exploring an array of family activities loaded with fun. Tickets are available at Advance purchase recommended.

Lil’ Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm

264 Paradise Lane, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 717-687-8237

Stop in and say Hello to the miniature horses at our Old Order Amish farm just outside Strasburg. They are gentle, friendly, and waiting to be petted. Saddle rides and cart rides are available. Our Lil' Country Store features many Amish hand-crafted products, including framed prints, quillows, birdhouses, and food products.    Visit website