Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant

Important Notice to Our Customers

The Red Caboose Motel & Gift Shop is OPEN and operating regular schedule, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Reservations are being accepted!

Casey Jones' Restaurant is open for indoor dining, deck dining, carry-out and room service 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday.
Advanced reservations recommended. Same-day call-ahead seating available (check in at host stand for updated wait time upon arrival). 717-687-5000 option 3.

Masks are REQUIRED in our lobby and restaurant except when seated inside or outside at the restaurant. Masks and bandanas are for sale in the Red Caboose Motel "Depot Gift Shop" if you do not have one. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Casey Jones' Restaurant

Join us 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 Daily Year-Round

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“The Depot” Gift Shop

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.

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Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation, the Gospel Jubilee Under The Tent has been postponed until a later date, to be determined. Stay tuned for updates on other 2020 entertainment at the Red Caboose Motel. 

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

Gift certificates available in store or shipped free!

Celebrating 50 traintastic years! 

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 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

Book Online

(717) 687-5000
1 (888) 687-5005

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

Please note that because this property is made up of historic railroad cabooses, most rooms are not handicap accessible. Please contact the Front Desk at 717-687-5000 x2 or with special requests or questions about accessibility. It would be our pleasure to assist you.

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