by Courtney Elko
Once a train depot, this charming lodge has been renovated and converted into accommodations. There are a wide variety of accommodation styles from which families can choose. There is the main lodge, which feature a separate living room with a gas fireplace and a bedroom and bathroom. There are also glamping tents, log cabins, an airstream trailer, a train caboose and cottages. All of the accommodations offer televisions. Cell service and Wi-Fi can be limited here, but Wi-Fi is available in Swinging Bridge Restaurant, the onsite restaurant, and the main Depot Lodge building.
Our Editor Loves
- Glamping opportunities
- Stay inside a train caboose
- Onsite restaurant
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Deborah B
We stayed in the caboose at the Depot and it was quite cool with our private little patio out back along a stream. Although a tiny town and mostly owned by the same woman, it is clean and spotless and beautifully landscaped everywhere. Theres a country store directly across the street for any of your needs as well as a full family restaurant. The main lidge is open for coffee all the time as well as some continental breakfast items. Our only disappointment was that we were told fresh pastries would be delivered around 7:30 and we got there at 7:30 and we, aling with another couple waited until 9:30 and no one showed. They also have Glamping tents available which are just gorgeous. We tried to book that online for this fall but rain into a gliche so I sent 2 messages to have someone phone me and no one ever did. If not for these 2 incidents, I would have given them a 5* rating.
We spent one night in the caboose and really liked it. I do want to get this out of the way - we are a little on the heavy side and it was a tight fit, so large/tall people may want to avoid the the caboose. Along the bedside and getting in and out of the phone booth sized toilet and shower areas was a tight squeeze. But overall it was a good place to stay - the beds were comfortable and everything was clean and nicely decorated. More comfortable chairs, an ice bucket and curtains over the door would have been nicer still.
The caboose is in close proximity to the main lodge and parking area and sits on the banks of Pott's Creek where you can sit and listen to the soothing stream washing over the rocks - so relaxing. The grounds were well landscaped and there is a short path to the gazebo.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the unique accommodations of the little red caboose. We are going to come back again and try one of the tents.