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278 Caboose Lane, Fancy Gap, VA 24328   |  
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was a stop on our annual trip north from Florida to Mass. The grassy creek cabooses are a must stay. We spent one night and wanted to stay longer. We rented 2 cabooses and the depot.The cabooses and the depot are well appointed, clean and comfortable. Each one has a Jacuzzi tub, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. One of the cabooses has a stove as well. Each caboose also has a deck with two rocking chairs. We sat outside enjoying the beautiful scenery and were treated to a beautiful sunset. After dark it is so peaceful with the beautiful noises of the crickets and little critters in the woods. So peaceful! Donnie, the owner, is great too. Super friendly and very conscientious. Can't wait to go back. Loved it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

My wife and I have been visiting this beautiful property for years, and continue to be totally satisfied on every occasion. On our first visit, there were 3 cabooses, and we were amazed at the creative use of the space. Who would have expected a Jacuzzi and kitchen in a caboose? This year, we were treated to a stay in the old depot on site. The owner is 100% committed to making visitors feel at home, and trust me, he has succeeded. A bit off of the beaten path, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which minimizes traffic flying by. Our small puppy was welcomed. so we were all happy campers.If you have the opportunity, stay with these fine folks, grab it.
Don, Martha, and Nod Hurst

Room Tip: All of the cabooses are great, but if available, stay in the depot.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The wife, I and our dog Toby really enjoyed our stay at The Cabooses. We were going to the beach in NC and needed to stop along the way. We really enjoy the Blueridge Parkway Area so we picked this area. We had thought about finding a log cabin....but in looking we came across Donnies place. The photos looked great so we figured what the heck.....WE SURE ARE GLAD WE DID...... Donnie you have a fantasic resort. Cant wait to stop in again. Thanks The Bishops

Room Tip: all the cabooses are Fantastic....
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is a group of four old cabooses way out in the country that have all been refurbished into very nice accommodations. They all have jacuzzis, and a small kitchenette. We stayed here in 2009 while travelling down the Blue Ridge Parkway, and again this year in Sept. Very close to the Blue Ridge Music Center and to the town of Galax.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Wy wife and I found our stay at Grassy Creek Cabooses to be the highlight of our weekend get-a-way. Perched on a hill with terrific views are 3 refurbished cabooses and a depot building. Our Caboose #42, which had a cupola on top, was comfortably furnished with a small kitchenette, cable TV, sofa, bed, jacuzzi, and bathroom. The place was totally charming and quiet. We brought a picnic dinner and were glad that we did; that gave us more time to enjoy the comfortable deck chairs and watch the clouds rolling over the hill tops.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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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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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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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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