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Sleep in a caboose on a 65 acre buffalo ranch!

Bedrooms 2
Space 425 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Caboose, will sleep up to 5!

Looking for a completely unique vacation? Sleep in our restored 1960's caboose! Completely renovated on the inside to ensure rest & relaxation while visiting the Smokies. The caboose has a private master bedroom, a cupola for the kids to sleep in, a full kitchen to cook meals in! You can literally lay in bed & see the buffalo herd out in the pasture!

Enjoy making memories while making smores over the fire pit outside as you watch the bison grazing in the field. Truly, Buffalo roam on this private 65 acre little piece of heaven tucked away in the mountains. Whether watching the sunrise over the mountain peaks while the Smoky Mountains clear up for a beautiful day, or setting your sights on our herd of buffalo coming for their morning oats. You will not be disappointed while you are enjoying a hot cup of coffee or cocoa on our large back deck of a unique rental!

If you are looking for a quiet 'get away from it all' retreat, this is it! Enjoy long hikes on the property, fishing within walking distance from the caboose or take a trip into town to do some shopping or antiquing.

Children will love the hike through the woods to the brand play area, The BC Corral! This custom designed area has everything from swings, zip line, slides, teeter totter, cargo nets, rock wall & even a horse shoe pit for the adults! The kids will love it here!

A stay at Buffalo Creek Vacations is surely one that your family will always enjoy looking back on!

We are pet friendly, size doesn't matter!

Please call Cheryl to answer any additional questions about Seaboard Coast Line #0877 Caboose!

Our other cabins:

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Timber Hollow, sleeps 8 - VRBO # 581708

Bison Overlook Lodge, sleeps 8 - VRBO #131294

Bison Escape, sleeps 8 - VRBO #725816

Buffalo Bungalow, sleeps 2 - VRBO # 409851

Fun things to do: Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Biltmore Estate, skiing at Cataloochee Ski Area, Tubing at Tony's Tube World, Ghost Town, hiking at Chimney Rock, tubing at Deep Creek, Fun Factory, Indoor skydiving, visit the Elk in Cataloochee Park, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Casino in Cherokee, slide down the rocks at Sliding Rockin the Pisgah National Forest, downhill skiing, snowboarding & tubing at Cataloochee Ski Resort, golf at Waynesville Country Club, Maggie Valley Country Club or Ironduff Golf Course!

More Details

Cheryl Hillis
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Cheryl Hillis

My brothers & my husband had shared a vision of expanding my fathers buffalo ranch when additional property became available to purchase. With all our knowledge & experiences combine we have built 4 log homes & have been renting them out since 2004. Once my husband retires from the US Army in about 5 yrs our dream will be to build our log cabin on the property & be more hands on. God has blessed us beyond our wildest dreams. We hope you love the mountains like we have all come to love being transplants from a very flat NY!

Cheryl Hillis purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Cheryl Hillis chose Clyde

My father had a love for trains & it was his idea to purchase the cabooses & turn them in to vacation rentals, We thought it would be very cool to tie in w/ the bison. Kind of gives it an 'ol western feel! Most folks think you have to go out west to see bison & they are surprised to find a herd in the Smoky Mountains of NC!

What makes this cabin unique

While staying at in our 1960's restored caboose we feel you will really enjoy the peace & tranquility of being secluded on 65 acres. The children will just love looking out the windows & literally seeing the bison roaming out in the pasture!

Another great amenity is the kids being able to "unplug" & take a hike to our custom designed playground as well as seeing the miniature horse, buffalo, goats & llamas.


Clyde Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • * Custom built shower * Heated tile floors
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 has a full size bed The children will sleep in the "cupola" where there is a full size futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Sleep in a caboose on a 65 acre buffalo ranch!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Jacksonville, FL

You Won't Find a More Interesting Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent one night here and had a great stay. We met Cheryl and her dad Harold and several of their family members because there was a party going on when we arrived. They were all sweet and welcoming and gave us permission to walk all over the property. There is good hiking and many farm animals to meet. We sat outside on the lawn chairs at night and watched fireflies and a bison who was running in the dark. It was so comfortable and inviting, and we fit just fine in the caboose. Cheryl's family has done amazing work on this caboose--it is well appointed inside and truly easy to stay in. It's like a tiny, chic city apartment, only it's a tiny, chic country train car. This is a great place for kids of any age. You will be impressed with this place and the kind family who runs Buffalo Creek Vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Traci! We greatly appreciated you taking time to leave us an online review!!! Cheryl
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Great "get away" spot for kids, or just a couples retreat...

  • 5 of 5

If you are into relaxing in a very unique setting, this is IT! The restoration and repurposing project on the caboose is amazing. Very well thought out and detail oriented. Especially the heated bath area floor.

Very clean and well organized throughout the entire unit. Kitchen was equipped with most anything one would need for cooking a meal.

Furniture is very comfortable an well maintained.

The weather was VERY cold, so we were not able to spend time on the large patio deck..... BUT, it was a great time to build a nice bonfire in the fire pit.

The animals that are there are well worth the drive alone! Very cool to be able to stand only feet away from a massive North American Bison. The rest of the animals have their own personalities as well. It was fun to watch the chickens, llamas, goats and horse get along very well!!

If you did decide to leave the ranch, it is a short distance to go antique hunting, rafting, eating, enjoying the beautiful area,or what ever you like...

We will certainly be back to visit in the warm weather.

Great job to Cheryl and her family .....the hard work is greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ben! We greatly appreciate you taking time to leave us a review! See you next time! Cheryl :)
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Perfect country getaway

  • 5 of 5

The kids loved seeing all the animals. The caboose was very comfortable and clean!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathleen, Glad you all enjoyed our caboose & property! We appreciate you taking time to leave us a review! Cheryl
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Magical family experience!

  • 5 of 5

Roasting marshmallows outside your train caboose while watching a herd of buffalo was amazing! The caboose is so fun to stay in and all the animals and awesome playground were the icing on the cake!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brooke for taking tome to review your stay! Glad you all enjoyed our caboose!!
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Amazing!!!! Caboose & buffalo...more then expected!

  • 5 of 5

My husband surprised me & my boys for my birthday! It was incredible. I never slept in a caboose before & waking up to bison out the window was a trip we will never forget! The owners were very nice & helpful as well. Kids enjoyed hiking to the playground & feeding the goats. Can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you all enjoyed your stay!! Thanks for taking time to leave a review.
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Great Stay! Unique Accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying the weekend in the Caboose! The interior is very accommodating and roomy. I love the renovations that were made to the inside. Very modern feel. We also enjoyed petting the goats and feeding them. Buffalo Creek Vacations (Cheryl) provided us with thorough check in and check out procedures! Cant wait until the other Caboose's are renovated! Looking forward to coming back in the fall!!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kimberly, So glad you all enjoyed our caboose!!! We greatly appreciate you taking time to leave us a review. Looking forward to having you as our guest in he future. Also, book directly through us for a "Past Guest Discount"! :) Thanks again for choosing Buffalo Creek Vacations, NC! Cheryl
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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