Railroad cabooses & cabin (depot) with high mountain meadow views for miles
We bought the land around 1997 and built the entire business from the rails/ground up on our own. We started with 2 Nickel Plate Road bay window cabooses then a few years later we added the N&W cupola caboose for our third. We stripped down the interiors of the cabooses & refurbished them ourselves. Then we added the Depot a couple of years later to accommodate more guests. We're hoping to build something for the future for our children & granddaughter. She is already working on the business at 3 years old, if she is visiting she wants to help check folks in and insists on helping clean if we need to clean while she's here.
Donnie purchased this Cabin in 1997
Why Donnie chose Fancy Gap
Probably the best sunsets around. Love the rural high meadow setting with virtually no traffic.
What makes this Cabin unique
Quite possibly the most unique lodging along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We needed a place to stop-over on our trip back to Charlotte, and this turned out to be perfect. Fun to stay in a caboose, and it was nicely equipped. The views from the front and back porch were both beautiful.....we watched the sunset from the rocking chairs, and watched the sunrise as we were preparing to depart.
Not as nice as photos showed
Rustic, but clean
What a treasure
Such a cool property! Staff was very friendly, bed was comfortable, views were exquisite. Bathroom was great and well equipped, the tiny kitchen had everything we needed. We loved it, looking forward to staying again soon.
We appreciate the nice review and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Great place to stay
30th Anniversary weekend
We stayed for the weekend and it was just the down time we needed. The motorcycle ride down Blue Ridge Parkway was beautiful. The only thing that I wasn't fond of was the gravel driveway to get to the cabins, other then that it was perfect.
Thanks for the review. I will have to stay with the gravel, would possibly be about 50G to pave it.
Awesome stay! Great hosts. Everything was clean and cozy. Love the caboose complete with jacuzzi tub. Truly peaceful and serene. You can see God's handiwork all around you. Take a glass of wine and sit on the swing overlooking the Valley and watch the sunrise and sunset. Close to Mt Airy. NC and several cute stores in Fancy Gap, VA. Take time to enjoy life here for a wonderful long weekend. It is worth it!
A listing of some things within 30 minutes of us. -
Lakeview Restaurant ($),
Rap’s Bar & Grill ($),
Hillsville Diner ($),
Hungry Farmer ($),
Chateau Morrisette ($$$),
Olde Mill (Maples Restaurant) ($$$),
Galax Smokehouse ($$),
Numerous other restaurants in Hillsville
and Mount Airy -
Levering’s Orchard (cherries, peaches, apples),
Ayer’s Orchard (cherries, peaches, apples) -
Foggy Ridge Cider,
Old North State Winery & Brewery,
Villa Appalaccia Winery -
Floydfest – Large music festival,
Hillsville Flea Market & Gun Show,
Maybry Mill – most photographed on parkway,
Rocky Knob – hiking,
Blue Ridge Music Center,
Rex Theater in Galax,
Shot tower state park,
New River Trail State Park,
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains just off the Blue Ridge Parkway between mileposts 193 & 194 at Orchard Gap. If traveling north on the parkway from hwy 52, turn left on Keno Rd at the Orchard Gap market and go 1.5 miles to Caboose Lane. If traveling south on the parkway from hwy 58 turn right on Keno rd at the Orchard Gap market.
I 77 traveling south - take exit 8 and turn left under the bridge, go approximately 1 mile to highway 52.
I 77 traveling north - take exit 8 and turn right, go approximately 1 mile to highway 52.
After exiting from I 77 - At highway 52 turn right (south) and go about 1 mile to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Get on the Parkway and go (north) about 6 miles to Orchard gap, approximate mile 193.5. Turn left off of the Parkway onto Keno rd (the paved road) and go about 1.5 miles to Caboose Lane, turn right on Caboose Lane and proceed to the office.