Go Glamping in This Vintage Caboose Near Springfield
Spring is officially underway and warmer days are ahead for those who have been suffering through the high winds and cold temperatures on the SouthCoast these past few months. It’s almost that time to reconnect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors again. This vintage caboose rental near Springfield provides you and three friends with a unique glamping experience from the comfort of a 1900s wooden caboose.
Listed on Glamping Hub with four-and-a-half out of five stars, this 1919 wooden vintage caboose sits stationary in Chester, waiting to host four glampers who are looking for an out-of-the-box experience. It sits directly next to the CSX main railroad line, so while you’re bunked up inside, the sound of running trains will make the experience that much fuller.
On the inside, guests will find wooden bunks with leather cushions. On the outside, there is a picnic table, a barbeque grill, and room for tents in case more than four friends want to join in.
It’s hard to imagine a caboose being transformed into living quarters, but the owners utilized the entire surrounding area to their advantage. Bathrooms are a short walk to the station and shower facilities are two miles away at the nearby Walker Island Campground, so you’ll still be roughing it out like a true camper, but you’ll be able to rest your head inside of a vintage train car instead of on the ground.
The glamping experience really encourages guests to get outside and enjoy the area, offering hiking trails that showcase the very first stone arch bridges in the United States. There is also a museum on the premises that gives glamp-goers the history of railroading in the 1930s.
It’s a picturesque location that offers a memorable stay and it’s perfect for anyone who is ready to start planning little getaways for the warmer months. Want to take a look inside? Keep scrolling.