Positives of Caboose Cabins at Aspen Landing:
- Awesome staff. Everyone was friendly and easy to deal with.
- Luxurious finishes. We stayed in the largest cabin so it is the most posh, but the others are also lovely and comfortable.
- Lots of cooking options. Kitchen, BBQ and fire pit.
- The trains themselves. So cool.
- The drive. I know – I am not always a fan of the drive part of a trip, but it was honestly a stunning trip. We came in mid-July and the canola fields and blue skies were stunning and peaceful. It also helped that my kids slept most of the way.
- Price. At $239 for each weekday, it is what I would consider to be expensive, even for glamping. We spoke to the owners and they don’t expect to recoup the costs of refurbishing and transporting the caboose to the current location for 15 years, so I get where the costs come from, but still. The smaller cabins are less expensive.
- The playground was in a state of some disrepair. There were some exposed staples and boards falling off. I just checked it out a bit and declared it mostly safe and worth the hour of quiet time it afforded me in the evening.
Tips and Other Info:
- Plan and prep meals before arriving so you can spend most of your time enjoying your surroundings. There is a small fridge for perishables.
- Bring DVDs or games for any freak weather events when you are forced inside. Being inside is actually cool because of the train itself, and there is a flat screen TV and blu-ray player in each caboose.
- Aspen Crossing is actually planning to create a Polar Express train experience in the upcoming months which would be a great Christmas experience for kiddos. Me too, if I’m being honest. I freaking love that movie.
- They have a dining car, gift shop, excursion train and garden centre just before you get to the RV camp ground. The excursion train even hosts dinner theatre shows!