We now have 32" 1080p flat screens in the cabooses and some blu-ray players to loan.
Come spend some time in a real, completely refurbished railroad caboose (with all the modern amenities) just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Orchard Gap, approximate mile 193.5. Grassy Creek Cabooses are cabooses renovated into cabins for lodging/rental in the Blue Ridge mountains near Fancy Gap Virginia with 2 person Jacuzzi's, satellite TV, heat and air in each unit. We are convenient to I-77 near the NC/VA state line or highways 52 & 58. Grassy Creek Cabooses were built in the great old USA, we're family owned and operated (on site). Please tell your friends, family and coworkers about us.
Relive a bygone era when train travel was fun and elegant. Come relax in a real caboose built by Nickel Plate Road or Norfolk Western and reminisce about the simpler times when everything wasn't so hectic and fast paced. Travel back in time and remember how you enjoyed waving to the brakeman in the caboose window when you were sitting at the tracks waiting for the end of the train to pass.
Perhaps you'd prefer to stretch out in our large mountain cabin, we call it the Depot. It's similar in appearance to some of the old depots that once dotted the landscape at small railroad stops across the country.The 2 person jacuzzi is in the bedroom with a queen size bed and an additional queen size sleeper sofa is in the living area. The depot is very spacious with over 500 sq/ft (16'x32') and features 3 decks 2 of them covered as well as all the other amenities of the cabooses. There is also a 34" flat screen TV in the living area. You will not find a cabin this size with all the extras we provide for less.
Pictured are a few of the remaining mining cars from the old Austinville lead mines. There is only limestone left now but the mines used to produce the lead for musket balls, cannon balls and other things during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. The lead was taken to the Shot Tower on the New River & molten lead was dropped down the tower into the river where it immediately cooled to form a round ball. The mines were opened in 1756 and were discovered by Colonel John Chiswell. The center car was an actual dynamite car but I had to rebuild it after it was out in the weather for around half a century.
Our rates (see below) are comparable or usually lower than anyone else that offers any where near as much as we do. We have a more relaxed, private setting. Our views are more awesome especially the sunsets. Plus we offer the most unique accommodations around. As we mentioned there are Jacuzzi's and extended satellite TV (on the 32" 1080p flat screens) with over 145 channels including ESPN, Fox sports 1 & 2, and NBC sports channel. Some others offer no TV, local channels only or basic satellite. Unlike others we do not raise our rates during high volume weekends like the Labor Day flea market. Being located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway there is virtually none of the traffic or traffic noise sometimes associated with the parkway.
We are members of Virginia Green. They promote recycling, conservation, energy efficiency and other environmentally friendly projects. There are bins on the decks for recycling. We do conserve electricity so we need advance notification to make sure everything is turned on for your stay. Reservations are suggested but drop ins are also welcome, just have to cut things on.
Escape the hustle and bustle of urban life as you relax on one of the decks in an oversize rocker while taking in the high meadow, rolling countryside at an elevation around 3000 ft. There are a couple of oversize swings on the hill to relax and unwind while the world hurries by. Since we're just off the Blue Ridge Parkway you will find this to be a peaceful and serene setting.
Whether you're just stopping over while traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway or as a home base for the many local activities you will find Grassy Creek Cabooses to be a most enjoyable and memorable place to spend some time. Mabry Mill the most photographed spot on the parkway is north about 18 miles. We are a convenient stopping point here in Fancy Gap for folks traveling from the Indiana/Ohio region down to Myrtle Beach via the I-77 corridor.
Rates are $95+ tax per night for the cabooses and $105+ tax per night for the depot.
Stay 5 consecutive nights get 6th night free. Rates are based on up to 2 person occupancy. Check in time is 2 pm or after and checkout is by 11 am. Inflation fighters, we have not raised our rates since we opened in 2001 plus we have added amenities, more bang for the buck. We offer the best value around with our prices, amenities, views and accommodations. There is a 72 hour cancellation policy. No Shows will be charged.
Our replica of a water tower that was used to resupply the steam engine water tanks. Where are the girls from Petticoat Junction?
Grassy Creek Cabooses now has e-cards you can create & send to your family & friends. Just click on this link e-cards. The link takes you to another website. There are several pictures to choose from and you add the background, text and music. Post them to your facebook, twitter or other social media. Best of all they are free.
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