Avoca, New York: Caboose MotelSleep in a real caboose with piped-in train noises.
- 8620 State Route 415, Avoca, NY
- Off the intersection of Route 390 and I-86.
Visitor Tips and News About Caboose Motel
The Caboose Motel is a quaint little motel off the beaten path in the Fingerlakes region of NY. The owner is very polite and accommodating. We stayed at the motel traveling for work and were treated like family, made as comfortable as we could be. A great place to stop for the night with the kids and sleep in a real caboose.[Richard Schultz, 09/05/2011]
The caboose motel has changed ownership two times since 2004 and many new renovations have been done. I was the manager of the motel since 2004 and I recently became the owner in June 2010. I welcome anybody to stop in anytime to stay the night, or just take pictures.[Patricia Thomas, 08/30/2011]
Stayed here to kick off our tour of silly attractions en route to Niagara Falls from Northern Virginia.
The grounds and exteriors of the motel and train cars were very well kept. The animated motel sign, railroad crossing signs, and vintage Pepsi Sleep in a Caboose sign added a nice touch.
The lady at the front desk was very friendly and personable. She has apparently worked there for years, but just recently took up ownership. She seemed genuine to me in that she cared about preserving the history of the train cars.
Although basic, we had a great time staying in caboose #1 aka Nickel Rate Road. This caboose had a bathroom with shower, small cable TV and fridge, vanity with sink, 2 bunk beds at the top of the caboose with windows, and a full and twin bed at the end opposite the door. The speaker on the wall was supposed to play train sounds, but it was broken. I suppose that would have gotten old in about 5 minutes anyway. A truly unique experience that I'd recommend to any fan of this web site.[Sir, 08/25/2010]
We drove by the Caboose Motel in April and it appears to be in business and recently repainted. The grounds and cars all look very nice on the outside. Across the street is Grandma's Diner that is NOT a caboose but a metal diner. It's not open and had a "For Sale" sign.[John Holmes, 05/19/2007]
Since 1986, the Caboose Motel has been Sean O'Keefe's vision. He painted red five old blue Conrail cabooses; each sleeps either five or six. "Each caboose has a volume controlled speaker that emulates train sounds." The Caboose Motel is out in the middle of nowhere and up for sale. The main sign is crudely painted (for a motel) and falling apart. There is another caboose across the street that is part of a restaurant, which looked pretty deserted during our stop.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 07/19/2001]
January 2007 - The Caboose Motel is still in business!