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Historic Fully Restored 1929 Caboose in Beautiful North Georgia Mountains

Bedrooms 1
Space 200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Neat Authentic 1929 Caboose in beautiful area!

No more than 2 adults, no children, no pets, no smoking. NO exceptions ever. Located just one mile from fabulous Lake Burton, our 1929 vintage C&O caboose has just undergone a top-to-bottom restoration and upgrade, with shades of the luxury Pullman cars of yesteryear. No detail was ignored to allow for a truly unique getaway experience. Though located adjacent to our also-historic general store-turned antique store, Black Bear Creek Antiques, you will have lots of privacy and space to call your own; private entrance, dedicated parking, waterfall and mountain spring creek just 20 feet away, and easy access to great restaurants and shopping in nearby Clayton, and all the natural wonders the area has to offer. There's even a working vegetable farm just across the road!

Jim Reaves
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Clayton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom is a saparate structure adjacent to caboose.
  • Bathroom built from a grain silo, that was made to look like an old water tower, complete with billboard.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The caboose can accommodate TWO adults maximum. No Children. No exceptions. This is a historic genuine caboose, and the construction is not safe for children. Do not ask for an exception, as none will be granted.


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Historic Fully Restored 1929 Caboose in Beautiful North Georgia Mountains
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Macon, Ga

A treasure

  • 5 of 5

This is a magical place.

My wife and I spent the weekend here. This lovingly re-purposed caboose was a perfect weekend getaway for us. The owners obviously love the caboose, and we did too.

Please don't come thinking that this is a mountain vacation cabin at a resort. This is a real caboose, which has been converted so that you can stay in it. A lot of folks think that a caboose carried passengers. A lot of folks are mistaken.

The bathroom is a re-purposed silo, made to look like a water tank for a train. It is outside the caboose.

Having said all that to scare away the lookey-loos:

The owners showed us all the nuances involved in caboose life when we arrived. The caboose had everything we needed for a great weekend of rest. It is beautiful, inside and out. It is almost too comfortable. The space is exactly what is needed for two people.

Now for the magic. You will find items and details tucked away throughout the caboose and tank. Take the time to look, as this has obviously done with care and consideration throughout the property. Make sure you climb the steps and have a seat to overlook the roof of the caboose, as it was intended to be used to monitor the train. The view is tranquil, and worth a cup of coffee or two.

Take a long shower, as the water is warm and soothing against a brisk mountain morning. If the weather is nice, leave the windows open to hear the waters of the stream and waterfall just feet away from the tracks. There is a fire pit and chairs just outside the caboose, if you want to unwind as the sun goes down behind the hills.

You'll find the owners, during the day, in the antique store next door, as they are the proprietors. Jim and Carol were very happy to answer any questions, make recommendations, and to provide directions to any local attractions.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That was fantastic! Makes ME wanna stay there!! I really appreciate it. In this day of social media, everyone checks this kind of thing. Your review has to be as good as it can possibly get. Do come again, and dinner's on us! Jim and Carol
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Mr. Reaves has done an excellent job restoring the caboose! The silo/bathroom is great! Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great beginning to end! It even poured all day Saturday! More than enough to do & have fun! The caboose & silo are very well done & more than comfortable! My wife kept moving a the caboose & would find something new & interesting every time. We thoroughly enjoyed or stay! Thank you Jim!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were so nice and so easy going! We sure enjoyed your visit. Thanks again to you, Rick, for the thoughtful gift of the Railroad Rules Book of your dad's. It will be a nice addition to the caboose collection, and will be enjoyed by future visitors for a long time to come! Much appreciated! Jim
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Lovely, one of a kind place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Nicely decorated and unique! Jim was very helpful and checkin/checkout were a breeze! You have to try the boiled peanuts from the antique store next door! Will definitely recommend especially for train enthusiasts!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you guys come for a visit! Please come again anytime, and thanks for your suggestions on improvements for future stays. Jim
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Atlanta GA

Amazing place and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

It's like staying in a one room museum, with a fully modern bathroom off your back porch.

Place is very clean and comfortable. Owner is super responsive and very helpful. Could not think of one thing we would have changed. The lookout area in the top part of the caboose was a memorable spot to sit and look out over the beautiful views! We will be staying again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments, Michael! I sure enjoyed your stay. A great experience for me from start to finish. I can only hope all my future rental experiences are so pleasant. Thrilled you guys took advantage of the cupola. I think that's one of the coolest things about staying in the caboose. Please come back soon and often. Great meeting you both. Thanks again!
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No more than 2 adults, no children. No exceptions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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