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Entrance to Caboose
Caboose with Deck
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Gotta have a Grill!!!
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Queen Bed and Living Room
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Yosemite Valley
Top of Yosemite Falls
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Oakhurst, California

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Dan N
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best place for a trip to Yosemite”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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I found this online and loved it at first sight. My father is really into trains and they ended up staying with us after KOA turned them away. The Oetingers were the best hosts ever and we wanted for nothing. They even brought me more propane for our grill when we ran out of gas late on a Saturday night!
The caboose is very roomy on the inside and has pretty much everything you will ever need for cooking. We ate all our dinners there and had a great time grilling out on the huge deck. Very quiet and the sky was perfectly clear with quite a good view of the Milky way.
This will be the only place we ever stay for future visits to Yosemite.

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Fr0mthehe...
kansas city
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Unique, Fun Experience, with all the amenities”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We loved staying in the 'Boose. Rusty and his family were welcoming and helpful, and the place had everything we needed and wanted - from the deck and grill to TV, fully-equipped bathroom, and efficient kitchen. Staying in a revamped caboose is something our family will remember forever.

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JimR2731
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay, again!”
Reviewed 10 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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This was our second year staying at the caboose and loved it just as much as the first year. Rusty is awesome! Super friendly, knowledgeable and an all around good guy.

The caboose is clean and cozy and has all you need for a trip. We BBQ'd some steaks, asparagus and corn out on the deck and had a lovely time enjoying the peace and quiet.

This is our go to spot when we go hiking in Yosemite.

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Mom234man
Livermore, California
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quiet and peaceful place with modern conveniences.”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We loved staying here. The owners are friendly and helpful. They have a couple of dogs that greeted us as well. We took a walk in the neighborhood, cycled in Oakhurst and on our way out of town, we drove to Yosemite. This place is relatively close to the south entrance of Yosemite. They have made nice upgrades to an old caboose.

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Liked best: It had beautiful views and it was quiet.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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LittleRed...
Canton, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience!”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Our stay in the caboose was fantastic. We spent our days at the park and looked forward to our evenings on the deck. The accommodations were incredibly comfortable.

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Liked best: The bathroom was fantastic. Awesome shower power.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Jeffrey M
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A good place to stay while visiting Yosemite”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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My daughter and I stayed here for a trip into Yosemite . The owners were very friendly and helpful . We enjoyed our accommodations which were unique and very functional for our needs. Oakhurst is a nice little town with good options for food and is an easy drive to the park of 16 miles. Would stay here again if we come back to Yosemite.

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JimR2731
2 reviews
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“Awesome Experience!”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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person found this review helpful

The little red caboose is certainly one of a kind. My girlfriend and I felt like the Boxcar Children, just all grown up. The caboose has all the amenities of home, great shower with excellent water pressure, nice big comfortable bed, futon, little loft, small refrigerator with freezer, sink, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, griddle and hot plate. We spent our time out on the large deck grilling chicken, fish and veggies, yum!

The location is about a 35 minute drive to the park entrance, very easy to get to and them it's about another hour and fifteen to Yosemitte Visitor Center.

We had some incremental weather with rain and hail and a thunderstorm but felt very safe and dry in the caboose.

Rusty was great and is as friendly as can be. We loved out stay and loved Yosemite and we will be back again!

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