Feel like a kid again by spending the night in a caboose on a working mountain farm with bison, llamas, goats, alpacas and more. Buffalo Creek is located in Haywood County in Pisgah National Forest by the Great Smoky Mountains. This very special setting also has larger rental log cabins, an elaborate indoor model railroad town and many other surprises.
The inside of the Seaboard Coastline Caboose #0887 was completely replaced with all the modern conveniences with many custom design details. Each caboose has a living room, bedroom, bath with heated tile floor, full kitchen, outdoor deck with grill, wi-fi and much more.
Don't be surprised to awake to bison grazing outside your bedroom window.
The adults may fight the kids to sleep in the bed up in the cupola of the caboose. Nightly rates start at $135/night, with higher rates (around $200/night) on many weekends and most of October. Go to their web site to check availabilty. A second caboose opens in late 2017.
All of the vacation rentals are located on their Trinity Bison Ranch. For a close-up look at these amazing animals, watch owners Harold and Harriet or other family members feed them from a special viewing platform on Monday-Saturday at 9:30 AM and Sunday at 1:30 PM. The rest of the day, the herd of 25 bison graze in the 22-acre pasture. At their BC Outpost, buy some of their bison meat to grill, along with fresh farm eggs.
Elsewhere on the farm, stay in a variety of recently built log cabins that sleep 2 to 14 people! The hand-crafted cabins have outdoor hot tubs, fire pits and even indoor gamerooms.
Don't miss the sprawling model railroad indoor metropolis created by the Smoky Mountain Model Railroaders and the Western North Carolina O Gauge Club running Lionel, MTH, and Atlas model and toy trains.
Buffalo Creek Vacation Rentals is conveniently located just four miles from I-40 Exit 24. That's just 20 miles from the West Asheville exit 44 and about 30 miles from Biltmore House. Nearby are the great towns of Lake Junaluska (8 miles), Maggie Valley (14 miles) and downtown Waynesville (12 miles). Go to their web site.