Railroad cabooses & cabin (depot) with high mountain meadow views for miles
We bought the land around 1997 and built the entire business from the rails/ground up on our own. We started with 2 Nickel Plate Road bay window cabooses then a few years later we added the N&W cupola caboose for our third. We stripped down the interiors of the cabooses & refurbished them ourselves. Then we added the Depot a couple of years later to accommodate more guests. We're hoping to build something for the future for our children & granddaughter. She is already working on the business at 3 years old, if she is visiting she wants to help check folks in and insists on helping clean if we need to clean while she's here.
Donnie purchased this Cabin in 1997
Why Donnie chose Fancy Gap
Probably the best sunsets around. Love the rural high meadow setting with virtually no traffic.
What makes this Cabin unique
Quite possibly the most unique lodging along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Staying in a caboose
Our family had a great time staying in a caboose. Such a unique experience. Donnie was a great host. We needed another caboose for my daughter and needing a last-minute caboose was not a problem.
Unique Place to Stay. Quaint and Clean.
Enjoyed the stay...off the beaten track. Nice country view. Friendly owner on-site.
Excellent surroundings. Setting outside in the swing the area was very quiet and serene. The accommodations' were excellent-very unique experience staying in a real caboose. we live just 2.5 hours away-be back there in the spring
Great, clean place to stay with an amazing view.
Fun and comfortable in a great location
Stayed here for a night on a Blue Ridge Parkway trip. The caboose was clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed and a lovely area outside for relaxing. Close to the Parkway and conveniently there is a restaurant that delivers, so we didn't have to go back out. We will definitely plan another stay.
Great Getaway for Two
It is a cozy place for two people to spend time together!
A listing of some things within 30 minutes of us. -
Lakeview Restaurant ($),
Rap’s Bar & Grill ($),
Hillsville Diner ($),
Hungry Farmer ($),
Chateau Morrisette ($$$),
Olde Mill (Maples Restaurant) ($$$),
Galax Smokehouse ($$),
Numerous other restaurants in Hillsville
and Mount Airy -
Levering’s Orchard (cherries, peaches, apples),
Ayer’s Orchard (cherries, peaches, apples) -
Foggy Ridge Cider,
Old North State Winery & Brewery,
Villa Appalaccia Winery -
Floydfest – Large music festival,
Hillsville Flea Market & Gun Show,
Maybry Mill – most photographed on parkway,
Rocky Knob – hiking,
Blue Ridge Music Center,
Rex Theater in Galax,
Shot tower state park,
New River Trail State Park,
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains just off the Blue Ridge Parkway between mileposts 193 & 194 at Orchard Gap. If traveling north on the parkway from hwy 52, turn left on Keno Rd at the Orchard Gap market and go 1.5 miles to Caboose Lane. If traveling south on the parkway from hwy 58 turn right on Keno rd at the Orchard Gap market.
I 77 traveling south - take exit 8 and turn left under the bridge, go approximately 1 mile to highway 52.
I 77 traveling north - take exit 8 and turn right, go approximately 1 mile to highway 52.
After exiting from I 77 - At highway 52 turn right (south) and go about 1 mile to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Get on the Parkway and go (north) about 6 miles to Orchard gap, approximate mile 193.5. Turn left off of the Parkway onto Keno rd (the paved road) and go about 1.5 miles to Caboose Lane, turn right on Caboose Lane and proceed to the office.