Castaway Caboose departures are at 2:00 PM
Castaway Caboose return pickups are at 11:00 AM
|Day of Week
||Number of Nights Available|
|Wednesday||2 or 4 Night Stay Available (Return pickup day is Friday for 2 night stay and Sunday for 4 night stay)|
|Friday||2 Night Stay Only (Return pickup day is Sunday)|
|Sunday||3 Night Stay Only (Return pickup day is Wednesday)|
*All return pickups occur around 11am. Caboose stay cannot start on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.*
Please note: The railroad reserves the right to alter locomotive power (steam or diesel) for the Caboose depending on dropoff/pickup dates (for example, a diesel engine may drop off your Caboose on the day of your departure, and a steam train may pick you up on the day of your return, or vice versa).
Visit Durbin and drift away in complete solitude onboard the Castaway Caboose! We’ve restored two original Wabash Railroad cabooses into comfortable efficiency suites on rails!
Your overnight package includes a round-trip river ride where you will be “cast away” at one of two remote settings. Located several miles from the nearest encroachment of the modern world, this secluded wilderness setting along the beautiful Greenbrier River is where you will spend the evening with only the rushing waters of the river to break the quiet of the night. At the end of your stay the train will pull your caboose car back to Durbin where you will be treated to your first glimpse of civilization!
Each CASTAWAY CABOOSE has room for up to six people and includes a refrigerator, range, heat, linens, towels, utensils, DVD player, full-size shower, and restroom. They depart and arrive from the Depot in Durbin, WV. A personal load of firewood will be provided for your campfire. No cell phone service is available.
|Length of Stay
|Two Nights (Wednesday and Friday Departures Only)||$650.00|
|Three Nights (Sunday Departures Only)||$870.00|
|Four Nights (Wednesday Departures Only)||$1,090.00|
*Taxes/fees not included. Rates, times, dates are subject to change. Caboose has a maximum occupancy of 6 people. Price is the same whether you have one person in your party or six. Caboose cannot be rented for a single night stay.*
List of Supplies Included on Each Caboose (bring your own food/clothing):
Towels/Wash Clothes (Bring your own towels for swimming)
Please note there is NO cell phone service. Pets, smoking, and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Paid advance reservations are required for this excursion. Reservation must be paid in full at time of booking. Plan to arrive at 1:00pm to load your gear on the Caboose, as the train will pull out of the station promptly at 2:00 pm. Please remember Durbin is in the mountains and driving time is a little slower. Check-in location is the Rail & Trail Store, 4759 Staunton Parkersburg TNPK, Durbin, WV 26264.
Paid advance reservations are required!
Cancellation Policy*: If notice of cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of departure date, we will be able to issue you an 85% monetary refund (booking fees are non-refundable). If cancellation is requested within 2 weeks of your departure date, full price will be charged with no monetary refund available, though we would be to reschedule your booking for another date in the current season (if available) or issue you a gift card for the full amount paid (minus booking fees) that will be good as payment towards a future booking and will not expire. If you paid with a credit card, self-cancellation is available via the “View Online” link in your booking confirmation email. If you paid with a gift card, please contact a Mountain Rail WV customer service representative at 304-636-9477 to cancel. Send all general reservation inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*DUE TO COVID-19, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ALTER THIS POLICY AT ANY TIME.