No more than 2 adults, TWO NIGHT MINIMUM, no children, no pets, no smoking, no smokers. NO exceptions ever! I WILL NOT RESPOND if you write asking for exceptions. ---- 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!
- House200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Neat Authentic 1929 Caboose in beautiful area!
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 20, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Charming place to visit and stay
We loved Clayton and the caboose was beautiful. We took lots of pictures. One of a kind experience. Our host was extremely gracious as well. Make sure you check out the antique shop while you're there.
We had a great time staying at the Caboose! It truly was a unique experience....something we will not forget very soon, that is for sure! If you want a fun experience where you will feel like you have sort of stepped back into time of the days where people traveled by train, then this is for you! The little red caboose was exactly that....it is parked near an antique store and you can picnic at an outside table or hang out around the fire pit. A trip into town is worth the short drive and you can choose from numerous activities such as hanging out listening to mountain music, shopping, there is even a drive in movie theater! We went on a trail ride at nearby stables and hiked to nearby waterfalls. Like I said, this is a unique experience and I would highly recommend it! My guess is that fall foliage would be breathtaking....and if you were lucky enough to be in the Caboose during a winter snow, then you would have to consider yourself very blessed! A ticket to board the Caboose should not be passed by....If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience, I say, "All Aboard"!!!!
Hey, Joanie! That was a nice review indeed!! Thanks for coming, and your inclusion of activities such as horseback riding and the drive-in movie will be included in my pitch to guests in the future. Thanks for everything.
Speaking of fall colors, for some reason, Nov 5-15 are still open, and that's likely to be a great time for great color. If you wanna come again, or know someone that would enjoy the place, please give it some thought!
Love this place! Great job by the owners on restoration! Would definitely recommend!
Thanks for taking the time to review my little red caboose! Hope we'll see you guys again someday!!
Absolute gem! Unique. Beautifully and lovingly curated. Wonderful hospitality.
There just aren't enough superlatives to describe this amazing place. If you're looking for a unique AND comfortable place to stay in the mountains of NE Georgia, this is your place. The level of detail that the owner has curated in every facet of the indoors and outdoors of this adorable little B&B is mind-boggling! The bathroom is a work of art! It is beautiful workmanship and totally modern. I was feeling apprehensive about what a bathroom in a silo would be like. My mind was blown! It's more modern and stylish than our bathrooms!
- The entire facility is a combination of modernity (including WiFi and cable TV) with extraordinary antiques that is tasteful and beautiful.
- AND, on top of the outstanding facility itself is the wonderful friendliness and hospitality of the owner.
Treat yourself to an outstanding experience!
(Nope - in case you're wondering, this isn't a paid advertisement. We found this place completely by accident. We'd never met the owner before. This review is 100% the gushing accolades of a couple who loved every minute of our stay.)
Thanks a million, Freya! I enjoyed having you two here on the property, and a stellar review such as this is a great bonus for me. So good to have people appreciate the work done on this little gem of a caboose, and to notice the madness in all the details. Please come and see us again. Lots more hiking and waterfalls in the area you've yet to touch on! PS I appreciate your suggestion, and I plan to implement the practice first chance I get!
Mr. Reaves has done an excellent job restoring the caboose! The silo/bathroom is great! Thank you!
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!
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
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.
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
No more than 2 adults, no children. No exceptions.