Red Caboose Motel

Red Caboose Motel

312 Paradise Lane
Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572
888-687-5005, 717-687-5000


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! The kids would love it.  Many of the units have multiple beds. Some have bunk beds. One even has a jacuzzi.  Some of the units have their own private decks overlooking the Amish countryside. This motel is great for families, groups, even romantics getaways.

See a photo gallery of some of their cabooses (or is it “cabboosi”? or “cabice”?).

The Red Caboose also has its own restaurant in a full-size railroad car, and the kitchen is a box car. 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.

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 and the Strasburg Train Shop.

So, you and your family can pack in a whole bunch of train-related fun here in Strasburg, and then retire your own caboose to spend the night.  Sweet dreams!


Hotel Features:

  • Petting zoo
  • Red Caboose Restaurant
  • Gift shop
  • Scenic viewing tower
  • Amish buggy rentals on the property
  • Groups are welcome


Guest Room Amenities:

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cable TV
  • Private bathrooms
  • Even a caboose with a whirlpool!

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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.

Nearby Restaurants –

Hershey Farm Restaurant
Huckleberry’s Restaurant & Tavern
Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches
Miller’s Smorgasbord
Strasburg Rail Road Dining Car
Village Greens Snack Bar

Nearby Lodging –

Cherry Crest Meadows
Clarion Inn Historic Strasburg
Dutch Treat Motel
Flowers & Thyme
Fulton Steamboat Inn
Hershey Farm Inn
Holiday Inn Express Strasburg
Limestone Inn
Neffdale Farm of Paradise
Rayba Acres
Sassafras Farms Vacation Home
Verdant View Farm Bed & Breakfast
White Oak Campground

Verdant View Farm

429 Strasburg Road, Paradise, PA 17562-9705, 717-687-7353

Rise and shine – slip on your boots and head to the barn for hands-on learning during your farm B&B stay.  Enjoy a family-style breakfast featuring homegrown and locally-sourced ingredients. Families and kids of all ages welcome.  Open all year.  View availability and book online at

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.

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 adjacent to 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 invites the family along on a 25-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. See webpage

Strasburg Rail Road

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

Steam through Amish Country. Enjoy a 45-minute ride aboard America's oldest short-line railroad on an authentic steam train while traveling through scenic Lancaster County farmland.  Back at the historic station, enjoy unique shops, dining opportunities both onboard the train and at the station, and other fun extras.  All Aboard!  All Aboard!

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