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THE CABOOSE COTTAGE Yes, it is a real caboose to rent for a night, weekend, a week or longer! The only RS&P caboose in Iowa. It has a kitchen, dining area, bedroom, heating and air-conditioning, satellite TV, computer port, and bath w/shower, and includes breakfast in the main house. Queen-size bed in the bedroom. And 3/4 size bed in the dining area fits one small adult or two children. Max. occupancy - 2 to 4. $105 for one or two people. Choo-Choo! All Aboard!

Our thanks to the following companies and people for helping to make our Caboose Cottage dream come true:
Access Energy Electric Company, for increasing Inn power
BNSF Railroad for transportation from Texas
Cole Construction in Bonaparte, for transporting and placement of rails
Cox Carpentry in Fairfield, for the fantastic interior, exterior and all-over work
Gaines Custom Flooring in Fairfield, for bedroom rug installation
Iron and Lace Shop in Bentonsport, for iron tools, metal work, and moral support
JFS Railcars in Missouri, for the caboose itself
Jeremy, Sarah, and Larissa Hanson in San Antonio, Texas, for initial paint inspections and moral support
Kettleson RV in Cedar Rapids, for the dining room booth set
Lowe's in Burlington, for the bathroom fixtures
Menard's in Burlington, for the railroad ties, lights and kitchen cabinets
Pacha Crane Service in Birmingham, for transportation and placement
Sears in Fairfield, for the refrigerator, stove, and TV
Sherwin Williams in Keokuk for the paint and wallpaper border
Teeter Trucking in Bonaparte, for the gravel
Trans-Texas Rail Shop in San Antonio, Texas for the outside paint job
Van Buren Telephone Company in Keosauqua, for running the telephone wires
Village Plumbing and Electric in Keosauqua, for all the electric wiring and plumbing hookups
Wasko Hardware in Keosauqua, for paint and the flooring and wainscoting materials
W.W. Transport in Burlington, for trucking it here from the rail yard in Ft. Madison
Peters Heating and Air Conditioning, for the Mr. Slim heater and A/C units
And a big THANKS to all our friends and family and guests who have supported our caboose vision and gave us the enthusiasm to continue.


Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 10:00

    Dec. 3: Christmas in the Villages - At this time, rooms are still available

  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00

    Nov. 5 & 6: Ghost Hunting Weekend - Rooms for class attendees only. Rooms are still available. Space available in both classes without staying overnight. Reservations required. $50 non-refundable check deposit is required.

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00

    October 29 : Halloween Ghost Stories Dinner - At this time, Rooms are still available. $50 non-refundable deposit by check is required.