Welcome to our 48th season!

We're open for business.

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.

Call now or book your caboose online!

Prices start at $85 per night.

Book direct with the Red Caboose Motel and enjoy our GUARANTEED BEST RATE.

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

Sleep in a caboose tonight and wake up on the right track tomorrow!

Join us Saturday, April 29, for Family Fun Day!

We love our community and we want to celebrate YOU! Join us on Saturday, April 29th from 9 a.m. - Noon. You DON'T want to miss it!

WJTL's The Kids Cookie Break will be on property all morning, broadcasting live! Enjoy KCB goodies like pencils, stickers, and wrist bands, plus Chick-fil-A cookies! Lisa Landis will broadcast music and talk to people on air. And, there will even be costumes for the kids to dress up, cookie games and more!

Servant Stage Company's The Backwoods Bluegrass Band will play throughout the morning on the Front Porch Deck, featuring your favorite bluegrass and gospel tunes.

Also during the event, kids eat free at Casey Jones' Restaurant; see inside our real Caboose Motel rooms, enjoy the premiere of The Red Caboose Motel's brand new trackless train with free rides and property tours; free swag bag giveaways and the chance to win a grand prize of a 1 night stay for 4 in a caboose with breakfast at Casey Jones' Restaurant (must be present to win.)

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Join Chef S.L. Drake 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 7 days a week

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.

Open 7 days a week

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

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

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2017 Summer

entertainment series

We had so much fun with our inaugural Entertainment Series, that we're bringing it back to The Barn at The Red Caboose!

We've got a lot of great acts* lined up, including more original Red Caboose productions, and we look forward to seeing you on property.

*Join us for our original show "All Aboard: A Salute to the Great American Railroad", playing during Thomas weekends in June!

Click here to see the full schedule and reserve your free tickets.

Performs Memorial Day - Labor Day


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

Gift certificates available in store or shipped free!

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