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“Son's birthday over night stay!!” 5 of 5 stars
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278 Caboose Lane, Fancy Gap, VA 24328   |  
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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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“Son's birthday over night stay!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Another great stay at the grassy creek cabooses! This time we took our son and his wife,we stayed in the depot that way we all stayed together! This makes my husbands and I, 5th stay at grassy creek cabooses and we love to visit and spend the night!! The owners are very nice and even wait for us to arrive late.We will return again for another stay!!!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This was our anniversary trip and we were looking for a place to stay around this area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We both grew up around railroads and when we found this on the internet it became a must stop. Don Yow and his wife were gracious hosts and have done a lot to make this a wonderful place to stay, especially the landscaping. Watching the sunset from the wooden rocking chairs overlooking the meadows and mountains was glorious. After dark we saw something we hadn't seen in years -- fireflies (or "lightening bugs). The nicest part was how peaceful and quiet it was. The outside is equipped with enough lighting to make it safe to walk around, but not so bright to ruin the peacefulness of the countryside.

The place is easy to find if you simply follow the directions on his webpage. Watch carefully because several of the mile markers along the parkway are missing. http://www.grassycreekcabooses.com.

The caboose was rustic, inside and out -- just as they showed on their webpage -- and comfortable. There were little touches (like the dimmer for the lights over the Jacuzzi) that made it very cozy, and plenty of hot water to keep it warm. This was especially nice after nine hours on the Parkway. The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom had a good size shower in it. They had plates, bowls, and silverware so you could fix yourself something to eat using the microwave and toaster oven. The caboose also included a coffee-maker and coffee for the morning. We had breakfast at Mabry Mill just about 30 minutes away.

We had cell phone service (but no internet -- which I liked). The caboose had an older style television (very good quality) and DirectTV and a large variety of channels.

We are both very glad that we stopped here and would love to come back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

there are 3 railroad caboose cabins all a little different but all have a two person jacuzzi tub and a private bathroom.They are a great find in the mountains of fancy gap Virginia!!!! very private and secluded great for a romantic weekend.The owner was very nice and helpful with directions and info..... cant wait to spend another day or two there!!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 278 Caboose Lane, Fancy Gap, VA 24328
Location: United States > Virginia > Fancy Gap
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Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Fancy Gap
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