Virtual Tour
USA South Carolina Lake Murray Chapin Listing #20602

Caboose Getaway - Chapin, SC

23 reviews
Max occupancy: 5 1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Futon 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
220 Will Wise Road, Chapin, SC 29036

Renovated, unique caboose with a lakefront spot - public boat ramp 2 min away!

The Caboose, at the water’s edge, is located on a protected deep water cove with a big water view in the central area of Lake Murray. This unique property is nestled on a quiet dead end street. There is plenty of room in an open field across from property for boat trailers if needed.

Open the sliding glass doors from the living room and walk down a few steps to the 100-foot pier with a 12 x20 floating dock. This is an actual Caboose from the L & N Railroad that was relocated to Lake Murray from St Louis by rail.

Charming and fully furnished, the kitchen is complete with utensils, dishes, cookware, and appliances. Enjoy breakfast sitting on the passenger’s bench. The Caboose’s cupola provides natural lighting and an elevated view of the lake.

You'll have close access to Interstate 26 to Downtown Columbia. Located less than two miles to a public boat ramp, and it's less than four miles to Crooked Creek Park, a 57-acre park including a double gymnasium, racquetball, baseball fields, soccer fields, lighted tennis courts, and a jogging trail.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
A canoe and kayak, life jackets and paddles are included

This property is managed by Vacasa South Carolina LLC.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining





Water view






DVD library

DVD player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Canoe available for guest use


On-site activities



Gas grill : Private




23 reviews

Bernadette B. Oct 2019
My group had such a wonderful experience. The place is three steps from the lake, and we very much enjoyed taking the kayak out multiple times. There was plenty of room for us, and we will definitely be staying here again if given the opportunity.
Thomas H. Jul 2019
I took my two daughters for the weekend, and we had an amazing time fishing, swimming, Grilling, Playing games, jet skiing and relaxing! One of our favorite places we have stayed. The kids loved it, we will definitely be back!
GARY F. Jun 2019
It was very peaceful great location close to restaurants in shopping but yet private and peaceful on a beautiful Lake the accommodations was excellent clean and comfortable I am I can't wait to go back
Carla A. Jun 2019
Loved the train of course. The serenity was perfect. I was in mourning and the peaceful surroundings were soothing.
Deborah D. May 2019
Perfect getaway for two!
Harley R. May 2019
This was the first overnight adventure my husband and I took without our daughter ( 1 yo) and it also happened to be our second wedding anniversary. The caboose was so amazing I can’t even articulate how perfect it is. On the second day we had our daughter brought out and had an amazing family day in the lake. The only drawback is that the canoe was a little difficult to find and pretty dirty with older life jackets. We found them with the help of the neighbor (wanted to ask permission) and had a lot of fun on it. Overall, it was an unforgettable weekend and we will definitely be back yearly to celebrate as our little one grows!
Courtney B. Apr 2019
The caboose was cute as promised. We had a great time relaxing on the doc. I highly recommend it!
Diane . Jul 2017
Such a beautiful view from the Caboose House. We loved drinking our morning coffee on the back deck as the sun rise at the lake was not only peaceful but soothing. The ducks, geese, and turtles were in abundance every morning and night. We rented a boat for the day and enjoyed 9 hours on the lake! One of the best vacations we have had - fishing, boating, and relaxing.
Gealdine . Jun 2017
GREAT!!! We had a wonderful time. Being right on the water, great dock, and view was a big plus!!! We look forward to renting this property again
Carl . May 2017
Chad . Apr 2016
I smile when I think of the caboose weekend. The pictures did not do justice to this wonderful place. The views are amazing and the attention to detail inside the caboose is impressive. It made me want to know more about the caboose and how it got there. These are amazing things to ponder as I reflect and look at the lake , wildlife, and extremely beautiful scenery.
Nick . Aug 2015
My family had a wonderful time at the Caboose. The place is very cool, unique and relaxing. The house had everything we needed; chairs, towels, games, picnic tables and more. The Caboose is full of character and original train aspects; very cool place to visit! Recommend for couples getaway or for vacations for smaller families.
Jamie . Jul 2015
The accommodations are much better in person than in pictures. We had three adults and were very comfortable. For a couple it would be a perfect getaway for a long weekend. There is a beautiful dock and kayak and canoe for use. It was very well equipped and a very quiet spot. We loved it and plan to come back.
James . Jun 2015
My wife & I had a Fantastic vacation in the Caboose. It was charming & relaxing. The Caboose is really Cool, it makes you think about the guys who rode them & their life. Waking up to look out at Lake Murray every morning was surreal. We canoed almost every morning around the different Coves. The houses on the lake are beautiful & not one high rise! Our cottage was supplied with everything you could ever need & more. We are never staying in a hotel again!
Steven . Mar 2015
Beautiful property and excellent service. Thank you!!
Shirin . Sep 2014
Great location on Lake Murray. We had plenty of room for our boat trailer and we liked being able to dock our boat. We put our boat in at a friends house, but wished there was a boat ramp at the house.Nice & clean dock. The inside was clean. Liked the view of the lake from bedroom & living room area. Enjoyed the use of the kayaks. It's a charming little place.
Chris . Aug 2014
Great place to stay!! Well stocked and right on the water. The view was also great. The only problem was the access driveway. If you have a large boat and trailer it may not fit. I would recommend this place and company to everyone and all my friends and family. Will definitely be back hopefully for a longer stay next time.
Christina . Aug 2014
This cabin was the most peaceful, adorable, charming cabin we have ever stayed at. The view from the bedroom was post card perfect. I have recommended it to all of our friends here in Miami and my only regret was not staying longer!!
Daniel . Jun 2014
The Caboose is one of our favorite places we have stayed while on vacation. The view from the bedroom and living room are awesome. The floating dock offered hours of fun fishing and swimming for my daughter and watching the wildlife was cool. Plenty of turtles and great herons to watch. We will be back
Mark . May 2014
My family really enjoyed the property.
Maarjorie . Sep 2013
The Caboose offers a unique vacation for the railroad enthusiast. An actual Caboose has been lovingly restored for a fun time on the lake