ORIGINAL 1954 RAILROAD CABOOSE WITH HOT TUB!!

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ORIGINAL 1954 RAILROAD CABOOSE WITH HOT TUB!!

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Relive the old railroad days in this original 1954 Rail Road caboose! Secluded on five acres, this caboose features a kitchen, bath, fireplace and a private deck with its very own hot tub in a gazebo! Sit in the cupola of the caboose and read a book or scope out the wildlife from the wrap-around view. Sleeping is on a log futon and bunks. Will sleep up to four people (two to three adults and a child). This perfect for a couple or small family with young children. Book now - dates are filling fast! Thanks!

Ask about our Guided Caving and/or Rock Climbing/Ice Climbing trips to add some Adventure to your get-a-way stay!

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Amenities: Fireplace, air conditioning, TV, VCR, stereo, CD player, full kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, cooking utensils provided, linens provided, private hot tub, charcoal grill (BBQ), No smoking. Pets allowed.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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HI Joel,



Thank you! The rest of the stay was just fine.



It's a very nice place to stay, especially as a base camp when day

paddling! We loved the bird activity.



Jim and Peggy
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 3
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.6
based on 64 traveler reviews

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Original 1954 Railroad Caboose with Hot Tub!!
average rating of 4.5625 based on 64 reviews
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Original 1954 Railroad Caboose with Hot Tub!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119732
+1 708 341-3255
DeSoto Southern Wisconsin
5

Great secluded getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a quick secluded getaway and we found it here! It's definitely off the beaten path. When can you say you've stayed in a train caboose?! Now, we can.

The caboose is fully stocked with everything you'd possibly need. The weather was frigid, but we kept warm with the cozy gas fireplace. We enjoyed the hot tub, made a fire, made some s'mores and then relaxed with a movie!

The surrounding towns have great pubs and food! We found a hiking trail, winery and even a casino. No need to leave the caboose, though. It has everything you'd need for a comfortable stay. We were able to relax before the craziness of the holidays. Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!
business
Original 1954 Railroad Caboose with Hot Tub!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119732
+1 708 341-3255
DeSoto Southern Wisconsin
St. Paul, MN
4

Unique getaway in the bluffs

  • 4 of 5
We love to stay in unique places so we took our 5 year old to stay in the caboose for the weekend. The area is beautiful and the caboose is so private. We enjoyed campfires, exploring a dry creek bed, and spent some time playing in the Mississippi River. We would definitely consider returning for another stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Original 1954 Railroad Caboose with Hot Tub!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119732
+1 708 341-3255
DeSoto Southern Wisconsin
Madison, wi
5

Caboose fun

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time!! This is such a peaceful place that I'm sure we'll be back when we can stay longer!!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Original 1954 Railroad Caboose with Hot Tub!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119732
+1 708 341-3255
DeSoto Southern Wisconsin
LaCrosse. WI
5

Great place and Cool for kids!

  • 5 of 5
Hi Joel,

We had a great stay. We had a nice afternoons exploring the area and relaxing evenings at the caboose.

We really enjoyed the solitude of the area. You will probably hear from us in the future as we would like to return some day. I have several friends that are also asking for information after seeing my pictures on facebook!

Also, we found a snake skin near the caboose, which was really cool. We thought that was kind of cool, but we're kind of science geeks.

Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Original 1954 Railroad Caboose with Hot Tub!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119732
+1 708 341-3255
DeSoto Southern Wisconsin
5

Great Location for a couples' getaway!

Great Location for a couples' getaway!
  • 5 of 5
The caboose was a perfect setting for a secluded getaway and the hot tub in the gazebo was used every night. We never imagined what you could do with the inside of the caboose to make it into a place to stay- very unique! The decor was railroad related and fun to look at- especially the photo album showing the caboose being put in position. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Original 1954 Railroad Caboose with Hot Tub!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119732
+1 708 341-3255
DeSoto Southern Wisconsin
Chicagoland
3

Very unique...but disappointed :(

  • 3 of 5
We're sad our review isn't higher because we REALLY wanted to enjoy this unique place, but our experience was just not as expected.

First, here's what we LOVED about it:
*The deck, gazebo & surrounding areas are beautiful - grounds are very well maintained
*It was too hot & rainy for the hot tub/firepit, but looks like it would be LOVELY for colder weather
*The caboose got plenty cool after a few hours of a/c (in contrast to other reviews) & shower water immediately warms
*We were still able to "cook out" inside on the stove-top grill

But from the day of our arrival, we had a series of unfortunate events that made us leave a day early. Just that morning we received an email about repairs/painting on the outside, so to "Please pardon our dust as we strive the improve the experience for our guests". We assumed to see a couple paint cans or drop cloths - instead, there were chunks of red paint chips everywhere from where they scraped the old paint off, over half the caboose was primer WHITE, & the side that was painted red was sloppy/splotchy. I realize we're probably the only ones who will have this experience because it will be ready for the next group, but we were FULL-paying guests at that moment. The management apologized when we emailed our disappointment, but were not offered a discount for the state of the rental.

When we used the code given to access the cabin key, the lockbox was broken & we could not retrieve it. It's a 20 minute drive to get cell reception, and after 15 minutes of calling/leaving messages, finally got a hold of someone who told me we were supposed to have received an email with new instructions, which we didn't. An hour after we arrived, we finally got in.

Once in, the caboose was a bit musty (the a/c helped), & we had to wipe down a couple dry-muddy surfaces. We didn't use much in the kitchen since there were quite a few mouse droppings, and when we informed the management, they said they're aware of & try to fix the problem, but that "It is the woods and not the Hilton"...

The final event was when we noticed our tire was flat, put on the spare in the pouring rain to make it into town to get cell reception & discovered the closest open tire repair was 2 hours away. We drove back to pack up the car & left to get a new tire & go home. When they pulled the RED nail from our tire, we could only laugh to keep from crying.

I don't know what the caboose had against us, but we hope you have a better time! :)
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize to you Lisa, It is apparent that a series of unfortunate events happened to everyone with this reservation--- including rainy weather, broken key boxes, and not having your cell number to get a hold of you, discovering rusted out portions of metal after the sandblasting that had to be fixed before painting could begin (Our caboose is a 60 year old piece of Railroad history that needed to be restored after 10 years since we placed it on site), thus preventing the renovation being completed when anticipated(which was supposed to be done before you arrived). The restoration is now complete!!

We apologize, Lisa, for the Critter activity which is an ongoing battle that we just can’t win (we've been at it for 10 years now), nobody wants to see critter droppings, though they can re-appear within an hour of it being cleaned and the arrival of the guests- we are way out in the “woods” and nature so it’s glorified camping at best. :)

To future guests reading this-- We do our best to clean and the caboose will be clean when you arrive though possibilities that Nature provides may be seen… Please consider that there may be critter activity(all utensils are in covered sealed dish trays to keep them clean), snakes, ants, raccoons getting garbage, rain, heat, cold, snow, wasps, trees that fall down..

ALTHOUGH…. If you want a unique, quiet, secluded, relaxing experience…then book with us! Please see our MANY, MANY great reviews and you will agree that this is the place for your stay! Thanks for your flexibility and understanding in advance….

PLEASE CONTACT US BY PHONE OR E-MAIL IF YOU WANT TO CLARIFY OR DISCUSS THESE ISSUES BEFORE YOU RESERVE YOUR DATES. We ask that you to feel good about staying with us.

Thank you so much! :)
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DeSoto Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$750
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes $199/night, $850/week
$199/night (2 night minimum)
$850/week (Full week rentals only Mid June - August-----Partial weeks at owners discretion)

50% of rent due with reservation - balance due 10 days before arrival

No smoking allowed

A security deposit of half the rent amount is due with final payment

Pets are welcome (one per)

Pet fee:
$45/weekend
$50/week
No refunds of pet fees

Cleaning fee
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Amenities

Amenities

DeSoto Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Notes:
1 futon and 2 railroad bunks. Trout Stream, hiking, 200 acres of wooded land!!.
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