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Cabooses on the Tuckasegee River
Cabooses on the Tuckasegee River
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Our rental consists of two fully renovated cabooses. The first has a full kitchen, dining area and living room. Walk across the covered porch to the second caboose which has a full bath with shower/tub, sleeping area with futon and a bedroom with queen sized bed. Climb up and enjoy the cozy cupola sitting area. The cabooses are minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, whitewater rafting, mountain bike trails and fishing.

The space

The Cabooses sit right on the banks of the Tuckasegee River and on the tracks of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Sit on the front porch and watch for Bald Eagles flying over the river. Riverside fire pit and picnic area for roasting hot dogs and marsh mellows. A covered BBQ grill area and another picnic table are available for those rainy days.

Guest access

Guests have full access to both cabooses. Walk across the railroad tracks to access the riverfront fire pit. The tracks also make a nice riverfront trail. Don't worry-the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad trains travel very slowly, you will have plenty of time to get off of the tracks.

Family/Kid Friendly
Free parking on premise
Air Conditioning

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with smart lock

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11 Reviews

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Megan User Profile
October 2017
As other users have said, the pictures can't do it justice! The space is incredible, especially for train lovers. The river is beautiful. Our little one (along with us) enjoyed the joys of being a kid at this unique space. We hope to go back one day. Thanks Ted!

Jeanne User Profile
October 2017
If you are looking for a unique, stylish trip, right on the river, close to everything, this is it! Train lovers will never wanna stay anywhere else! The Cabooses are to notch and so is the owner. I hope we can come again real soon!
Ted User Profile
Response from Ted:
Glad y'all enjoyed your stay. It was my pleasure to be your host and you are always welcome to visit again.
October 2017

Kerri User Profile
September 2017
The Cabooses are restored to perfection in a breathtaking location. Ted has taken the time to ensure you have everything you could want to enjoy a fire by the river, a covered BBQ, a front seat view of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, a swing to watch the river rush by, and so much more. This is truly fitting of the word "destination" and is an awesome place to relax and enjoy life. I planned this as a surprise for my husband and Ted was very helpful and patiently answered my many questions. We will definitely be back!

Daniel User Profile
September 2017
Ted gave great thought and attention to detail to his cabooses and the result is a work of art you get to enjoy. Along with the rest of the great waterfront property his listing is well worth the price. It's a bit off the beaten path so if you're undecided between driving your (insert average car) or your (insert sport utility vehicle) go with the latter but this added to the appeal for us. As other say, pictures don't do it justice and practically everything you need is already there. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again.

Sandy User Profile
August 2017
EXCEPTIONAL! Words cannot describe this amazing place. The decor was out of world, very authentic.. our children were so excited but as an adult I was excited as they were. We will most def be back! Spotless!! Highly highly recommended.

Mary Anne User Profile
July 2017
Ted's caboose in the mountains is delightful, just what our family needed. It is the perfect mix of antique and modern. Fully furnished, everything is new and comfortable. We loved the porch, the train, and the waterfront. The photos do not do the place justice. My family did not want to leave and have already been making plans to return.
Ted User Profile
Response from Ted:
Glad that you enjoyed your visit at the cabooses. I would be happy to host y'all again.
July 2017

Brenda User Profile
July 2017
In all our travels, this is our favorite place that we have vacationed. The sound and view of the river as we had coffee in the morning was so relaxing. Fires by the river with s'mores was one of the highlights of our trip. The pictures do not do this place justice. Ted has done an amazing job restoring the cabooses. The layout and furnishings are perfect for our family of four. My kids loved hanging out in the cupola of the sleeping car. We grilled every evening as we watched the sunset from the porch that overlooks the river. Our place was a short 10 minute drive to Bryson City. I highly recommend a ride on the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad. Our love of trains is the reason we were drawn to Ted's place. My kids are 7 and 10 and this was a perfect place for them. I don't recommend this place for kids younger than five due to the river nearby. We loved this place so much that we are already planning our next trip to stay at Ted's place.

Joined in January 2017
Ted User Profile
Interaction with guests

I live close by and enjoy meeting my guests. I am always happy to provide area info for things to see and do.
There is also a guide book to area attractions in the caboose.

About Ted

This property allows me to enjoy 2 of my favorite pastimes at once. Have been a train lover since early childhood and am an avid whitewater boater. I can sit on the front porch of my own caboose and watch The Great Smoky Mountain railroad trains go by. I can also sit on the front porch and listen to the sounds of the Tuckasegee River.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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