Silent, remote location. Little sounds, a few cars, mooing. After dark, with clear skies, the view is fantastic. No Wifi though (and my cell didn't work), so print your Heavens-Above satellite schedules and starcharts the day before! The caboose was tiny but perfect. We brought some dinner to zap and cold stuff for the little fridge. Didn't use the hot tub, not our thing. Spent the evening on the little deck, enjoying the quiet. Pre-dawn there was a deer outside. Donny is a charming character and we talked with him a long long time.
The cabooses are not close to anything so pack like you're going camping because you won't want to leave once you're there. We popped out to see the Mabry Mill off-season -- gorgeous and the restaurant was inexpensive and cheery. We ate very very very well.
Cabooses and Donny exceeded my expectations and I will definitely plan another trip to get there again this year.
I wish there was more quirky lodging like this. I have no interest in lavish B&B rooms containing loads of cushions, frilly stuff, ceramic bunnies, and the like. Some of us nerds don't find that romantic, just sexist cutesy. So the no-frilly and functional caboose hit the spot for me.
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