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.
A quick over night stop
Donnie greeted me at the office with the key, super easy and I was pleasantly surprised on the cleanliness and how neat the cabin was. The sunset was incredible and watching the cows out back was really cool, especially for the kids. It was very private, the grounds were well kept around the cabin and cabooses, the bed was VERY comfortable.
Would highly recommend.
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Very nice stay and we could bring our puppy instead of boarding him. Big yard for him to run & play. Stayed in the Depot. Loved it. Very clean.
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Very nice, well maintained and clean! Will definitely stay her again!
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One night stay
Absolutely beautiful- so serene - I could live here !! Regret that we were only passing thru.
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The dog and I stayed here on our way to the Outer Banks. It is the perfect halfway point between Akron, Ohio and Hatteras Village, NC (about 6.5 hours). Beautiful and peaceful. And that spa bath in the BR is wonderful!!
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A true “getaway.”
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the depot cabin. Beautiful views of the mountains surround, and the view of the cabooses on the hill lends to the charm. Has everything you need minus a stove, but does have a charcoal grill on the side of the cabin and a nice jacuzzi tub to have a soak in after a day of hiking or a day on the water. Looks like they also have some trails to walk along in the property, it was rainy our second day so we didn’t get the opportunity to explore. The location is about 20 minutes from Mabry Mill and 30 minutes from Chateau Morrissette, which is highly recommended for dinner, try to make reservations to sit on the back deck to take in the majestic Mountain views.
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.