When Don Denlinger first established the Red Caboose in 1970 all 19 cabooses were painted red. Since then, the Red Caboose has expanded to include 38 cabooses, a baggage car and a mail car, all decorated in the paint schemes of America's most famous railroads.

Guests looking for a home away from home with additional amenities can stay in a Shady Rest Hotel Farmhouse Efficiency Suite (available Spring 2017).

Rooms are divided into nine general floor plans:

  • Large Family Caboose (Double bed + 4 single bunks)
  • Medium Family Caboose (Double bed + 3 single bunks)
  • Small Family Caboose (Double bed + 2 single bunks)
  • Couples Caboose (Double bed)
  • Honeymoon Caboose (Queen bed + whirlpool bath)
  • Double Double Caboose (Two double beds)
  • Baggage Car (Two double beds + 2 single bunks)
  • Farmhouse Suite (Two queen beds + 2 twin beds)

Check-in time is 3PM. Check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in or late check-out can be accommodated for an additional fee. Please contact the front desk to have this added to your reservation.

Please note that rooms are not handicap accessible. Contact the front desk for information on how we can best accommodate your special needs. Smoking and pets are not permitted. Room decor may not be as pictured below. Each caboose has it's own decor to enjoy. To ensure the best experience possible for all guests, requests for specific cabooses cannot be guaranteed.

The Red Caboose Motel is electric car friendly. Charge your car right at your caboose for no additional fee.

Two night minimum stay required and extended 7-day cancellation period during holidays and Day Out With Thomas dates. Contact the front desk at 717-687-5000 or 888-687-5005 for additional information.

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.

All policies can be found here.

 
 

LARGE FAMILY CABOOSE

  • Double bed
  • (4) Bunk beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Independent climate control
  • Flat screen cable television
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
 

SMALL FAMILY CABOOSE

  • Double bed
  • (2) Bunk beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Independent climate control
  • Flat screen cable television
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
 

COUPLES CABOOSE

  • Double bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Independent climate control
  • Flat screen cable television
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
 
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DOUBLE DOUBLE caboose

  • Available in caboose, mail car or farmhouse
  • (2) Double beds 
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Independent climate control
  • Flat screen cable television
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
 

SHADY REST HOTEL           FARMHOUSE SUITE

  • (2) Queen beds each in separate rooms
  • (2) Twin beds in an individual room
  • Climate controlled
  • (3) Flat screen cable televisions
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • This suite is not a caboose. Located on-property in a historic farmhouse
  • "Efficiency suite" with full kitchen with refrigerator, range, microwave, silverware, plates and glassware available Spring 2017
 

BAGGAGE CAR

  • (2) Double beds + (2) Bunk beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Climate controlled
  • Flat screen cable television
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
 

* Room descriptions are accurate to the best of our knowledge. Some rooms may include complimentary bonus upgrades such as whirlpool tubs, queen bed, additional televisions and more. Please note that all cabooses are different and will vary from the the photos shown above. Requests for specific cabooses will be noted but cannot be guaranteed. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to having you at the Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant.