The Caboose Cottage:

A Unique Railroad Retreat

Room #9

Sleeps 3 Private Bathroom


Welcome to Room 9, The Caboose Cottage, at the Mason House Inn. This extraordinary accommodation offers a truly unique experience, allowing you to stay in a genuine railroad caboose, making it a standout choice for travelers seeking something special.

A Real Caboose Retreat:

The Caboose Cottage is a genuine RS&P (Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific) caboose, making it the only one of its kind in Iowa. It's available for rent by the night, weekend, week, or longer, offering flexibility for your stay. This charming caboose is fully equipped with modern amenities, including a kitchen, dining area, bedroom, and all the comforts you need for a memorable stay.

Modern Comforts and Amenities:

Inside the caboose, you'll find heating and air-conditioning to ensure a comfortable climate regardless of the season. Entertainment options include satellite TV and a computer port, allowing you to stay connected and entertained during your stay. The caboose features a private bathroom with a shower for your convenience.

Family-Friendly Accommodations:

The dining area includes a table that folds down into a twin-size bed, suitable for accommodating one child, making this a family-friendly choice for your stay.


The Caboose Cottage is designed to accommodate a maximum of two to three guests, making it perfect for couples or small families seeking an unforgettable and one-of-a-kind railroad experience. As part of your stay in The Caboose Cottage, you'll also enjoy breakfast in the main house, adding to the overall experience of your visit. If you have any questions or special requests during your stay, please feel free to let us know, and we'll be delighted to assist you.

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Our only room with a kitchen and dining area. Includes oven/stove, fridge, sink, cupboards, and all things needed to cook your own meal.


Free on-street parking available to all of our guests.

We enjoyed a wonderful two night stay in the train caboose; it was quirky and fun. New owners Chris and Fe were accommodating, a lot of fun and very friendly; we enjoyed chatting with them!
Carrie Willis


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