If you're looking for a quaint lodging experience to remember, I whole-heartedly recommend an over-night stay in the Caboose at Depot Lodge. This is a real red caboose that has been renovated into a cozy guest room. It is located adjacent to a rippling stream. When we arrived, I wasn't sure what to expect as far as comfort level, so I packed additional blankets, pillows, etc. -- but that was unnecessary. When we walked in, it was warm with an aroma of crisp, fresh linens. There is a gas stone/fireplace in the corner that is controlled by a thermostat. The decor was appealing. I slept like a baby -- comfortable bed, the soothing sound of the creek, and the warm heat. We had both dinner and breakfast at The Swinging Bridge Restaurant across the street. Again, the quaint atmosphere exceeded expectations -- large stone fire place with a real fire, a swinging bridge with gift shop on the second level, good food and service. This is definitely a place I'd like to re-visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy old-fashioned hospitality in our restored train depot in Paint Bank, Virginia...a tranquil, country village, tucked away in the heart of the Alleghany Mountains. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Depot Lodge Paint Bank, Virginia