The Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant - Ronks, PA

Stay at Red Caboose Motel in Ronks, PA

Top Reasons to Stay at Red Caboose Motel

  • The motel comprises 40 fully restored train cars. The innkeepers hold the Guinness Record for the most singly owned cabooses.
  • Each train car was restored and repainted to represent the railroads they once traveled on.
  • The family-friendly property is set on 10 acres of Pennsylvania countryside, close to Amish farms and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. From here it’s easy to make day trips to Gettysburg and Hershey Park.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the bright-red coach car. In the refurbished boxcar kitchen, cooks use fresh, local ingredients to craft old-fashioned comfort food.
  • Kid-friendly offerings onsite include buggy rides and a petting zoo.
  • In the gift shop, you’ll find train memorabilia, Amish crafts, and candy from all over Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Rural Farming Region with Large Amish Community and Rich Colonial History

Lancaster is located about 60 miles west of Philadelphia in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. It's an idyllic landscape of rolling farmland dotted with grazing cows, covered bridges, and horse-drawn carriages. Lancaster County is home to the largest Old Order Amish population in the country. For a glimpse into this fascinating culture, head to Lancaster Central Market, the oldest continuously operating farmers' market in the U.S. Here, vendors in traditional dress sell freshly ground horseradish, smoked sweet bologna, and other goods all year round.

At the nearby Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, you can tour more than 15 historical buildings, including a farmstead and a country store, and watch costumed guides demonstrate pottery making and tinsmithing. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, meanwhile, commemorates the region's rich locomotive history, allowing visitors a chance to operate the controls of a freight train and learn how steam engines work.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Petting zoo
  • Amish buggy rides
  • Restaurant
  • Gift shop

The Fine Print

  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate, no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 11% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

All Rooms Include:

  • Cable TV
  • Private bathrooms
  • Refrigerator and microwave

Couple’s Caboose

  • One double bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Family Caboose

  • One double bed and one set of bunk beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 42 miles from Harrisburg International Airport (MDT); 55 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • By car: about 48 miles southeast of Harrisburg, PA; about 62 miles west of Philadelphia, PA; about 148 miles southwest of New York, NY

Customer Reviews

(45 ratings)

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Kelly O. ·
· February 22, 2017
Went as a kid myself, had such fond memories, that I had to take my own 2 kids back. Did not disappoint.


Marie S. ·
2 ratings   4 reviews  
· December 29, 2016
We can't wait to go back! The rooms are a bit dated, but my son, my husband and I absolutely loved it! It has a playground the kids can play at, there is a diner right on site and we really loved our stay.


Lindsey B. ·
June 22, 2015
My toddler boys had the time of their lives!
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