Happy Holidays from the new owners at

The Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant!

On February 1st, 2016, The Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant was purchased by the Prickett Family. Under the new ownership, the property has received an updated restaurant menu, all-new gift shop and merchandise (new items arriving daily) and improved aesthetics in the cabooses and throughout the property. Book your room now as we "return to our roots," the way founder Don Denlinger would have wanted it to be.

Celebrating our 46th season. Call now to book your caboose!

Prices start at $85 per night.

717-687-5000 or 1-888-687-5005

We will be closed beginning at noon on Christmas Eve, December 24 and all day on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016 so that our staff can be with their families. No reservations will be available for those dates and we will reopen for business on Monday, December 26 at 7 a.m.
Sleep in a caboose tonight and wake up on the right track tomorrow!

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Join Chef J.J. Hutchinson in the two original P-70 80-ton dining cars that once rode the rails of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the early 1900's. Whether your appetite is as big as John Henry or as small as a nugget of coal you won't leave disappointed. Come early for a window seat and watch trains leave from the Strasburg Rail Road station.

Open Daily

Sunday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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No trip to the Red Caboose Motel is complete without a stop at "The Depot" gift shop. Here you'll find a complete line of Red Caboose merchandise and sundries not found anywhere else on earth. Also in stock is a wide variety of Thomas the Tank Engine toys & MTH electric trains. Don't miss the authentic train layout designed & installed by LGB trains of  Germany.

Visit our online store

Open Sunday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Closed for the season January 2nd through March 2nd, re-opening March 3rd, 2017

holiday events at

the red caboose

We have many offerings for the holiday season to suit anyone's fancy here at The Red Caboose. Join us for Christmas Caroling with What the Dickens, including milk and cookies in the lobby; make your very own gingerbread caboose in the Parlor Car, or join us for an interactive dining experience at Casey Jones' Restaurant as we "Remember Christmas" together.

For a list of events, click here.

Various dates and times in December.

The Red Caboose Motel & Casey Jones' Restaurant accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover.

Gift certificates available in store or shipped free!