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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Fast trip to VA
Every description about the accomodations was correct except the TV only had one channel working. We did enjoy the area.
Are get away
Had a wonderful and relaxing stay got well needed rest , the owners was great and the coboose was so warm and cozy hope to stay again soon... .thank you for a wonderful stay
A unique overnight stop just off Blue Ridge Parkway
My husband and I spent a night at the Grassy Creek Cabooses on our way down the Blue Ridge Parkway and it was everything we had hoped for and more. Immaculately clean, thoughtfully equipped lodging in an easily accessible but very peaceful hilltop location with amazing views. Convenient parking right next to the caboose. Swing seats perfectly placed to enjoy the incredible sunsets and bright starry nights, decks front and back to catch both the morning and evening sun, an amazing 2-person Jacuzzi bath and a very comfortable bed. The owners responded quickly to booking request and were very helpful re nearby places to eat. A truly unique lodging experience which I would happily return to and highly recommend.
Thank you so much for such a nice review. We're glad you all enjoyed your stay with us.
Scenic, peaceful and all the necessities you need. Thanks for another wonderful stay, Donnie!
Thank you for the review, we're glad you enjoy staying with us.
Cute caboose and nice views
Great place to stay on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Great spot for an overnight stop, watching the fire flies from the porch of the caboose was a holiday highlight .
Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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.