The Caboose Motel is located in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country and is owned and operated by Doug Baer. Doug is commited to ensuring that your stay in one of our converted cabooses will be memorable for you and your family, whether you are a railroad fan or a simply looking for a unique adventure. The Caboose Motel is proud to be the only motel in New York State that offers caboose accomodations. Our establishment sits in close proximity to a great many Finger Lakes Region attractions, all of which are suitable for any age and interest. This site provides links for the Chambers of Commerce for this region and selected activities throughout the area.
Beginning in 1986, we have restored and converted five 1916, N5 cabooses to family size motel rooms and we have been renting them ever since. We were very careful to preserve as much as was possible of the original caboose architecture and structure during the renovation. All cabooses are equipped with a bathroom with shower, seating, cable TV, telephone, two upper berths (original sleepers), one single and one double bed for lower berths. Four of our cabooses will sleep five people and the fifth will sleep six. There are logbooks placed in each caboose for the express purpose of being written in by our customers. Many travelers have found a great deal of pleasure reading through these logs and contributing their own experiences and feelings to them. Each room has a volume-controlled speaker that similates the sound of a train in motion, to enhance the effect. Each unit also has controls for A/C and heat.
We look forward to any and all correspondence and, if you are looking for train related gifts, please remember to stop by our gift shop when you stay at the Caboose Motel. Rental of our cabooses is seasonal. They are avaliable from April through October. We also have eighteen additional, conventional rooms that are open year-round. Inquiries for reservations, prices and group rates can be made in the contact section of this site, or call us directly at (607) 566-2216. We are pleased to offer affordable lodging and a unique travel experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country.