Avoca, New York: Caboose Motel

Sleep in a real caboose with piped-in train noises.

60483 State Route 415, Avoca, NY
Two miles off Exit 1 of I-390. Follow the signs to stay on Rt. 415 N. and the hotel is on the left just past the town.
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Caboose Motel

Not a motel anymore.

[Schneider, 01/01/2020]

The motel could just be closed for the winter, but our last tip from late 2017 mentioned that the owners were planning to sell, and maybe they did.

Caboose Motel.

Caboose Motel

We easily found the Caboose Motel via the signs from the interstate pointing the way. The owner greeted us and offered a tour of a caboose. It was more spacious than I anticipated and had all the basic amenities, including two lofty sleeping berths for adventurous climbers! There are also enough windows in the car that anyone who thinks they might feel claustrophobic should be just fine.

The owner said they had not opened the Motel this past summer as they worked on many needed updates. They have owned the property for 13 years, but due to life changes are soon planning to put the property up for sale.

[Barb L, 11/04/2017]
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]
Caboose Motel

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]

Caboose Motel.

Caboose Motel

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]

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