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Overnights in a Caboose: CN Wooden

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Overnights in a Caboose: CN Wooden

Private room in train
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
Great check-in experience
92% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.

The Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario is pleased to offer the rare opportunity for guests to sleep in a caboose for an authentic railroader experience.

Curl up in our comfortable pull-down beds with fresh linens and relax in the quiet glow of the lantern. In the morning, enjoy a fresh breakfast of typically fruit, pastries, juice and coffee or tea which is served on site. This is a 1947 CN wooden caboose. Please note this is not a hotel but a unique glamping experience.


Laptop-friendly workspace
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds



12 reviews
Krikor User Profile
September 2019
mattresses can be firmer, maybe add a board under them.
Carol User Profile
September 2019
We've visited the railway muesum many times. Being able to spend the night was fantastic. The atmosphere changes after dark. The area becomes quiet & peaceful. Spending the night is the only way to experience the station after dark. I've added pictures to the (Hidden by Airbnb)…
John User Profile
September 2019
This is a unique and really fun place to stay. And, a tour of the museum and the yard is included. I'd go back in a ❤️ beat so I think that says it all. Thanks to Leisa and her team, and John, and Tony. I'm sure they will all make your stay as special as they made mine.
Amélie User Profile
September 2019
Nice experience if you are into trains or simply something different. The bed was actually more confortable than I expected. Even if the caboose is a little closer to the road, it did not stop me from having a good night sleep. It was fun to get to just hang around the station…
Jennifer User Profile
August 2019
What you expect: experiencing what it would have been like to work on a train with the overnight stay! Amazingly unique and the museum itself is a treasure trove of history.
Randy User Profile
August 2019
Give it a try. It is a very different overnight experience. Not exactly rustic, but it makes you work a bit to get the best out of it.
Jon User Profile
August 2019
Make sure you read the listing thoroughly and you’ll have a wonderful time. This is not a hotel. It’s an authentic historical experience of staying aboard a caboose. The beds are wacky but still comfortable to sleep in, and likely in better shape than the brakemen who had to…

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Smiths Falls, CanadaJoined in April 2019
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Our museum is located on 10.5 acres in the heart of Smiths Falls. The Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario was built in 1912 by the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway, is a National Historic Site.
Interaction with guests
One staff member or volunteer will be staying/on-call overnight to answer any questions or concerns you may have. During the day, the museum will be open to the public. Public access runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM–5PM
Checkout: 10AM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed