The Hocking Hills Caboose

The Hocking Hills Caboose
State Route 56
South Bloomingville, Ohio 43152
Phone: 513-655-5809
Property Overview
Located in the heart of the Hocking Hills, Ohio, just a few miles from Ash Cave, Old Mans Cave, Cedar Falls and Conkles Hollow, The Hocking Hills Caboose is a 1950's Seaboard Air Line Railroad caboose that's been converted to a guest cottage. The caboose sleeps five with a full bath, kitchenette, dining nook and a large deck with a gas grill to enjoy meals relax outside. Make your Hocking Hills stay a unique experience at The Hocking Hills Caboose!
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Category: Hocking Hills Cabins
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Accommodations
The Hocking Hills Caboose - Fully renovated inside and out in March 2016, The Hocking Hills Caboose is located in the heart of Hocking Hills, a few miles from Ash Cave, Cedar Falls Old Man's Cave. There is a new deck for outdoor grilling and dining. Fully furnished inside and out
Maximum Occupancy: 5



Featured Amenites
(The most commonly requested Hocking Hills amenities are listed in bold)
Fire Ring
Air Conditioning
• 1 Bedroom
• 2 Bedrooms
• Bunk Bed
• Shower Only
• 1 Bath
• Gas Grill
Suited for Children
No Smoking Inside
• Telephone
• Board Games
Visitor Reviews
Rating
5 out of 5
Hocking Caboose
hiker, OH
Review Posted: Apr 4    Date of Visit: March
We booked the caboose during the last week in March, so it was rainy and chilly. The caboose was very warm and we could control the temperature. The caboose is furnished with a small refrigerator and a microwave and all the dishes you would need. The cabin also has a nice deck with a new gas grill that can be used. There is also a fire pit and a sitting area outside of the cabin. There is no TV, WiFi or phone service so be sure to bring a book to read, although the caboose was furnished with games and puzzle. We really enjoyed our stay, we went hiking during the day, dinner in the town of Logan and then relaxed in the quiet, unplugged coziness of the caboose. The caboose was very clean and I would recommend it to others.
Management Comment:
Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you at the Caboose again soon!
Rating
4 out of 5
Really enjoyed the stay
JeffC, Michigan
Review Posted: Nov 25    Date of Visit: November
My wife and I went the week before Thanksgiving and it turned cold. We didn't use the firewood we picked up but we were toasty warm at the Caboose. I've been letting everyone I know about it. It is situated very close to many of the caves in the Hocking Hills area. Easy 20 minute drive to Logan, Rockbridge, Laurelville and Nelsonville. We are already talking about our next trip.
Management Comment:
Jeff, so glad you and your wife had such an enjoyable stay. We appreciate you spreading the word and hope to see have you back soon! - Brian
Rating
4 out of 5
Our stay at the Hocking Hills Caboose
Miss Vicki, Dayton Ohio
Review Posted: Sep 20    Date of Visit: January
The caboose is charming in a beautiful setting. It is well maintained and the beds were comfortable ! I took camping chairs for a bonfire (which we did not have time to have) but was happy to see there were chairs provided at the firepit. Also a grill was a nice surprise (we were not able to use it either ). Overall it was a pleasant stay and would stay again.
Management Comment:
Vicki, We're glad you had a good time... We hope to see you at the caboose again soon!
Rating
4 out of 5
Unique Experience
Jessie , Chillicothe, Ohio
Review Posted: Sep 10    Date of Visit: September
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The only suggestion I have is to add more outside lighting on the back deck.
Management Comment:
Thanks Jessica! We'll look at adding some more lighting as part of this years off season projects. Hope to have you back soon!!!
Rating
5 out of 5
A dream come true!
The W Family, Ohio
Review Posted: Aug 28    Date of Visit: August
What a wonderful weekend retreat! Could have stayed forever here! So well planned out and immaculate inside and out! Nice outside ares and fire pit to have somemoores or roast hot dogs! As said wonderful accomodations but do recommend a cutting board and side handles on bunk ladders for little hands! Thank you so much for this wonderful place....we can't wait to return with grandson #2.
Management Comment:
Linda, we're so glad you had a good time. Our apologies there was no cutting board - supplies seem to just disappear sometimes... We'll replace it immediately! We'll take a look at the bunk ladders and see if we can do anything to make them more accessible for the little ones. Hope to see you back real soon!!!
Rating
3 out of 5
Ok but could use improvements
Tmart76, Romulus, MI
Review Posted: Jul 30    Date of Visit: July
When we booked the caboose months ago, we were very excited. The grounds are clean and well kept, the deck is nice and we liked the fire pit. The interior was neat and functional, it looked very cool. By the time we stayed in the caboose, I was four months pregnant and climbing up to the top two bunks wasnt practical, nor was it practical for a toddler. We encountered many large carpenter ants every day we were there, we lost track of how many we killed. The first night, my boyfriend slept in the middle lower bunk and was woken up by carpenter ants crawling on him twice. We contacted the owners and they were very nice about trying to fix the problem, there was bug spray applied near the door and traps put down but it didnt do anything to help the issue. There were just as many later in the evening and the following night. The third day it rained all day, when we came back in the evening, there was a big puddle on the floor in the middle of the caboose. It rained all night and we had to clean up and dodge the puddle all night. I would prefer curtains in all the windows and a functional bathroom fan that sounds normal. I love the look of the caboose but I would prefer the comfort of a soft hotel bed, no bugs and no puddles to clean for the the same price range.
Management Comment:
Hi! Thank you for your feedback. As we discussed during your stay, I didn't want to send an exterminator in to spray while folks were in the caboose. We do have them out regularly, but on your report, we scheduled an extra trip and had them come through the day you checked out and will keep tabs on the issue. I was unaware of the roof issue - my apologies you had to navigate around that. We're going to have someone look at it right away! I hope you enjoyed the Hocking Hills during your stay and we see you in the area again soon!
Rating
4 out of 5
Great Stay!
B-man, Indiana
Review Posted: Jul 16    Date of Visit: July
Our family of four enjoyed our stay in the caboose. A neat little place that met our needs well. Ample space outside to enjoy - a nice deck with a grill and table for eating supper, and a fire pit as well. Setting was beautiful. Just a quick trip to Ash cave, and the other parts of the park were not too far.
Rating
5 out of 5
Caboose was Awesome!
MSUL, Granger
Review Posted: Jun 22    Date of Visit: June
Our stay at the Caboose was truly amazing. We surprised our 6-year-old son with the caboose during a recent roadtrip from IN to NC. He was overjoyed as we pulled up and told him that was our "cabin" for the next two nights. He explored every inch of the caboose within our first 30 minutes there. It fit all of our needs as well. Everything we needed was on hand and it was very clean in and out. We grilled out on the deck for dinner and enjoyed some time at the firepit too. The location was great, not too far of a drive to any of the major cave attractions. And the fact there was no cell service was perfect, back to just family time and relaxing. I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone with younger kids and/or train enthusiasts.
Management Comment:
We're thrilled you all had a great time - what a fun surprise for a kid of any age (or kid at heart)! Hope to see you all again soon!
Rating
5 out of 5
Hocking Hills Caboose
Sheri, Pittsburgh
Review Posted: Jun 19    Date of Visit: June
The Hocking Hills Caboose was a unique experience for my family. Nestled right off St Rte 56, the caboose is very private but being so close to the highway, our Pittsburgh neighborhood is more peaceful. There wasn't much wildlife life around but we did see some coyotes on our 2nd night around 9:30pm and recorded them calling into the night. The inside of the caboose is nicely done. The kitchen has a microwave, dorm size refrigerator, coffee maker and all the glassware, flatware and dishes you would need. There are 5 twin sized beds with linens, blankets and pillows. The bathroom was on the opposite side of caboose and had a stand up shower stall. There is beautiful deck on the back of the caboose with a table and chairs overlooking the firepit below. I highly recommend this place for someone who has lots of things to do while in the area and just needs a nice place to unwind and relax in the evening. The air-conditioning worked wonderful!! We ate most of our meals just over the hill at Grandma Faye's - it is a great little general store. Enjoy!!!
Management Comment:
Sheri, we're glad your family had a great stay and agree - Grandma Faye's is the best! Hope we get to see you all again soon!
Rating
5 out of 5
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Kate, Mantua
Review Posted: Jun 19    Date of Visit: June
Very clean , very comfortable, air conditioning worked well, would return again.
Rating
5 out of 5
Hocking Hills trip
Debra, Fort Wayne
Review Posted: Jun 7    Date of Visit: June
This was our second time staying at the caboose and again we were not disappointed. The new grill and burn pit area was a nice surprise. Because we had 4 people this time vs 2 last time I was a little concerned with it getting to hot to sleep on the top bunk. I found that if you open the top window for an hour in the early evening it cools it off nicely. Kitchen is very well stocked with about anything you need and the beds are very comfortable. Only problem we ran into was not having a can opener for the one can of fruit we brought. Great time and a great place to stay.
Management Comment:
Debra, it was great to have your family back and we're glad you enjoyed the new grill and fire pit! We'll do a quick check of the kitchen supplies right away... there used to be a can opener, sorry we didn't catch that it was missing. Thanks again for joining us & we hope to see you and your family again soon! Brian
Rating
5 out of 5
Awesome place!
Tiffanya, Zanesville
Review Posted: Apr 24    Date of Visit: April
Loved it! Our son is a huge train lover so it was right up his ally. The only thing we missed was an oven or at least a cook top which was our fault for not checking that out beforehand and although we didn't miss the Internet our 4 year old would have loved to be able to watch his iPad. We drove into Logan and grabbed an electric burner so it was no big deal and a couple days without the iPad never hurt anyone. The caboose was very clean and well taken care of. We wil recommened to our friends for sure!
Management Comment:
Tiffany, glad you enjoyed you're stay! We hope to see you and your friends soon!
Rating
4 out of 5
Fun
Detroit
Review Posted: Apr 10    Date of Visit: April
We had a fun weekend at the caboose. We love trains so this was a nice combination with nature. Would stay again and recommend it to friends.
Management Comment:
Thanks so much! We're glad you had a good time and hope to have you back sometime soon!
Rating
5 out of 5
Early Spring Stay
Ohio
Review Posted: Apr 2    Date of Visit: March
It was a great getaway for me and my friends. We were able to enjoy the state park caves, stay in and play games, sleep peacefully, enjoy the fire pit and eat a lot of good food. It was a much needed relaxing weekend. The caboose was very clean, bug free and private.
Rating
5 out of 5
Will Definately be back!
Polinski Family, Moundsville, WV
Review Posted: Mar 20    Date of Visit: March
The caboose was such a fun place to stay! Very clean and cute decor. Two teenage daughters lived the upper bunks. Great to come back to after hiking beautiful Hocking Hills. Easy to find and Nice hot shower. Definately will stay here again. Thinking of maybe giving a weekend stay to others for a Christmas gift.
Management Comment:
Polinski Family, We're very glad you enjoyed your stay at the caboose and Hocking Hills! We do offer Gift Certificates and think it's a great Christmas gift. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@hockinghillscaboose.com for more information. We hope to see you again soon!
Rating
5 out of 5
Will be back soon!
Sabreena, Canton, Ohio, USA
Review Posted: Jan 19    Date of Visit: November
Stayed here for a girls' weekend with my mom and we had a blast. Beautiful location, situated in the middle of Hocking Hills. Pros: Location VERY Clean & more than enough space Unique Reasonable price Phone- free long distance (you'll need it- our cell phones did not have service at all) Toaster, coffee pot, etc. provided along with napkins and other basic items Eco-friendly lights/thermostat Cons: It would be nice if there were sensor lights on the deck/near the cars. It gets REALLY dark out there! Would like to see curtains in the kitchen windows. The outlet in the kitchen near the microwave did not work. Overall, it was an amazing getaway and I would HIGHLY recommend a trip here. We will definitely be back and can't wait for our visit!
Rating
5 out of 5
A kid heaven
Chamberlin, Valley view ohio
Review Posted: Nov 7    Date of Visit: January
This was our second trip here and again had a wonderful time. The updates were very nice and the deck was a great addition. The distance to Old Mans Cave was very convenient. The boys were already planning out return trip!! Great place to stay and highly recommended.
Management Comment:
Glad you guys had a great time and enjoyed the updates. Look forward to seeing you all at the caboose again next year!
Rating
5 out of 5
Caboose stay
redlizzye, New Albany, Oh
Review Posted: Oct 10    Date of Visit: October
We stayed at the caboose the second weekend in October. And it was amazing. My four year old son loved staying in the caboose. He also enjoyed all the fun nature walks and hikes we took in the parks. I would stay there again. It was truly magnificent.
Rating
5 out of 5
Father & Son trip to Hocking Hills
Mark Alex, Ferdinand Indiana USA
Review Posted: Oct 3    Date of Visit: October
My son and I visited the Hocking Hills area to do some hiking. We stayed in the Hocking Hllls caboose and really enjoyed our stay there. The caboose was very clean and nicely appointed. We couldn't have asked for more and will definitely stay again if in the area. I have to mention that all the Hocking Hills hiking trails are fantastic and well kept. We hiked about 22 miles total and hit about all the main spots-beautiful parks!
Management Comment:
Mark, so glad you enjoyed the caboose and Hocking Hills - we love the area too and are glad you guys were able to get out and see so much. Kudos on your 22 miles!
Owner Submitted Guest Review
Review Posted: Sep 19    Date of Visit: September
The caboose was wonderful. Our four year old son is still talking about it. We absolutely loved it. Everything was very clean and the patio was awesome. It was so nice to be so secluded. We truly felt relaxed. The caboose was so clean, no insects bothered us at all. Even out on the deck at night, we had no problems. My son wants to go back again as soon as possible. Thank you so much for taking such great care of this unique campsite. I highly recommend staying at the caboose!!
Rating
5 out of 5
So fun!
EO, Ypsilanti, MI
Review Posted: Sep 14    Date of Visit: September
We had a great stay at the caboose! The kids had so much fun hanging out in the top bunks, turning the wheel at the back of the caboose, and making friends with bugs outside (there was a stick bug on the deck this morning and they found a few cicada shells, too). The caboose had everything we needed (aside from food, which we picked up in Chillicothe on the way in), so it was easy to prepare for our trip. It's also in a great location for visiting the caves! 5/5 would rent again
Management Comment:
So glad you all had a great time! Looking forward to having you back at the caboose again soon!
Rating
5 out of 5
Great updates!
Nacybarb, Columbus OH
Review Posted: Sep 11    Date of Visit: September
We had a great time! We had been to the Caboose previously so we could tell all the updates and improvements that were done. We loved the deck and we put it to good use! My kids are already talking about their next trip back to see the Caboose!
Management Comment:
So glad you enjoyed it - we are thrilled you loved the deck (we do to!). Looking forward to seeing you back at the caboose soon!
Rating
4 out of 5
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kevmar, Romeo Mi usa
Review Posted: Aug 28    Date of Visit: August
Great stay will definetly return,very clean and relaxing. Location was perfect to all attractions.
Management Comment:
Thanks! We look forward to having you back at the caboose soon!
Rating
3 out of 5
My stay at the caboose
Missy, Parma,oh
Review Posted: Aug 14    Date of Visit: August
It was a nice stay felt very homely the area was good and very peaceful. We will in the future plan another stay there. There were a few minor things we noticed and that included the lid to the grill was loose, there were spots on the sheets,towels and pillow cases. It was nice that there was a puzzle and a few games to play to keep busy.
Management Comment:
Glad you guys had a good stay. We'll take a look at the grill right away - thank you for bringing that to our attention. All of our linens are new this year and in response to your comments we’ve done a 100% inspection of them to make sure they are in excellent condition - we take great pride in our cleanliness and appreciate you calling this to our attention. We look forward to having you back at the caboose soon!
Rating
5 out of 5
Would definitely recommend!
JD, Cincinnati, OH
Review Posted: Aug 1    Date of Visit: July
We had a blast! The caboose was so fun and totally accommodating! It was clean, functional, quiet and we loved the back deck! We were really looking for a unique place where we could take our kids to "unplug" and spend some quality time together! The caboose certainly delivered! All of your hard work in fixing this place up has really paid off and we made some very fun, lasting memories! Thank you Brian and Chris!
Management Comment:
Thank you guys! It was great to meet you - hope to have you back again soon!
Rating
5 out of 5
Awesome time!
Tyler, Hartville
Review Posted: Jul 20    Date of Visit: July
We had an amazing stay and would love to return in the near future!
Rating
4 out of 5
Cute Place
Shirley McCormack, Shaker Heights
Review Posted: Jun 28    Date of Visit: June
The owners were very helpful and knowledgeable. The only downside to our stay was the lack of curtains. The moonlight light up our cabin quite brightly, and we were unable to sleep. We'd suggest some sort of window coverings, but otherwise would recommend the Caboose.
Management Comment:
We've added some curtains this weekend. Thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you in Hocking Hills again soon!
Rating
4 out of 5
Hocking Hills Weekend
Hocking Hills Weekend, Fort Wayne IN
Review Posted: Jun 13    Date of Visit: June
Had a great time at the caboose. I read previous reviews and also checked out their facebook page so I felt pretty confident of what to expect. Not a lot of room to store things so pack carefully. There are three large drawers under one of the beds that works good. There was only 3 of us so we used the upper bunks to store our luggage. The kitchen is stocked very well with dishes, silverware, etc. The deck is awesome and has a nice table for 5 to sit at. The grill was just ok. Nice firepit in the back below the deck. It was warm out but we still bought a small pack of wood for a fire each night. There is also a picnic table by the pit (needed to be cleaned). Does not have a TV, internet or cell phone service but we knew that going in and actually enjoyed the peace and quiet. There is a however a phone in the caboose for your use if needed. There were towels to dry our dishes however was missing a washcloth to wash them. Would of liked to have a clock on the wall, maybe above the sink. Was only a short distance to Ash Cave. Overall we were very pleased and will stay at the caboose again in the future.
Management Comment:
Thank you for your feedback! I'm getting a clock today - great idea. Glad you had a good stay and hope to see you again in Hocking Hills very soon!
Rating
4 out of 5
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Chad , Salem ohio
Review Posted: May 30    Date of Visit: May
We enjoyed our stay at the Steep Woods Caboose. It met our needs and was very clean. It was a unique experience staying in a caboose!
Management Comment:
Thanks! It was a pleasure having you - hope you come back to the Caboose and to visit Hocking Hills again very soon!
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