September 7, 2023
Unique camping accommodations are popping up all over the United States, and this historic train caboose in Clyde, North Carolina is right up there with the best of them.
Offered by Buffalo Creek Vacations, the Seaboard Coast Line #0887 is located on a private 65-acre little piece of heaven tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains.
A herd of buffalo freely roam the property, and there’s a good chance you will see them walking by your window when you wake up in the morning.
Buffalo Creek is also home to llamas, goats, and miniature ponies, so if you have kids, this is the ideal campground to enjoy some quality family time and connect over the unique experiences you can have here.
The Seaboard Coast Line #0887 Experience
What’s it like sleeping in this renovated caboose?
You will find the sleeping quarters are quite cozy and compact, but the features of this quirky rental will far outweigh any skepticism you may have about the tight quarters.
The caboose sleeps 4 people and features 1 full-size bed for 2 adults in a separate bedroom and 1 full-size bed for 2 kids located in the cupola (over-sized chair).
There is a full kitchen stocked with everything you need to cook a tasty meal.
The full bathroom has a heated tile floor to help keep you warm and toasty after a shower.
Two flat screen TV’s with satellite can be found inside the caboose if you need a break from the elements.
You have your own private deck with a charcoal grill where you can enjoy the sunset and stunning views of the mountains.
Heat and A/C are also included, and the caboose is pet friendly so you won’t have to leave your furry friend behind.
Popular Attractions And Outdoor Recreation Near Clyde, North Carolina
Clyde and the surrounding area is filled with popular attractions and outdoor recreation. The Pigeon River runs through the campground and there are great hiking trails located on the property. A short walk through the woods will lead you to a play area for the kids called The BC Corral which includes everything from zip lines and teeter totters to a rock wall and horseshoe pit.
Nearby you can explore Smoky Mountain National Park, the Biltmore Estate, and a number of waterfalls as well as excellent trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.