Stay in a Train Caboose

Three train caboose options to choose from

Did you know that you can sleep in a real train caboose in Kingsland, Texas? This experience was so memorable for my boys, who were both train enthusiasts when they were little.

My boys at the green caboose!

I happened to see this “Train Caboose Hotel” on an add on Facebook many years ago. I knew right away that we had to visit, but I had no idea what this part of Texas was like. I did not do very much research beforehand, but lucky for us there were plenty of things to keep us entertained!

The Antlers Inn in Kingsland, Texas

The Antlers Inn is where the train caboose hotel is located. There are three different cabooses to choose from. We stayed in the green caboose on our visit. The Antlers Inn is located in Kingsland, TX which is about 45 minutes from Austin. Kingsland sits along the Colorado River and Lake LBJ. The area is gorgeous, with lake views and the hill country in all directions! There are several different lodging accommodations on this property besides just the train cabooses.

View looking into the caboose from the front door, couch and tv to the left, bunk beds on the right.
Master Bedroom
Bathroom, there was also a shower!
The small kitchen was perfect for the boys!
View from the bedroom
Jett’s favorite spot in the caboose!

We were also pleasantly surprised with the property grounds. Everything was beautiful and quiet. We saw deer every day and night and we even had a cute fox visit us daily! There are gardens and hiking trails and even a little dock by the lake to hang out at. There was a paddle boat and canoe for guests to use on site! We had an amazing time on our little getaway!

Lots of shade trees all around!
Each of the caboose’s had a picnic table outside.
The lake area is short walk from the train caboose and inn area.
This paddle boat was on site for guests to use.
The boys had such a great time at the lake!

Longhorn Cavern State Park

We also took advantage of visiting the Longhorn Cavern State Park during our visit. Like I mentioned, we did not really know what was in the area, but there were different road signs and we got information from the front desk when we checked in. My family loves caving, so we knew we had to check this one out and it did not disappoint.

Beautiful stone work at the caverns
Entrance to the caverns

If you are looking for a unique experience, be sure to check out the Train Caboose Hotel! Stay safe and healthy out there!


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