James Station: Caboose w/ Industrial River Views

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

All aboard! Welcome to James Station, a one-of-a-kind newly remodeled vintage caboose overlooking the James River near downtown Lynchburg, VA. Nature + industrial stay: see a train go by on the track below, watch a bustling steel pipe factory, & take in the river views! Large deck, fire pit, pollinator garden, & gas grill. Full bathroom w/ shower. Walkable to miles of paved nature trails & dining in historic downtown. Perfect for train lovers of all ages or anyone seeking a unique stay!


  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Heating
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Fire extinguisher
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  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Private entrance
  • Room-darkening shades
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cooking basics
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Single level home
  • BBQ grill
  • Patio or balcony
  • Garden or backyard
  • Waterfront

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House Rules

-Outside quiet hours from 10pm-7am
-Please leave shoes off inside the caboose.
-No outside visitors allowed on property without permission from hosts PRIOR to stay.


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The space
Here's the rundown of what you can expect at James Station:

BEDROOM AREA: queen bed, reading lights, white noise machine, TV, small dresser, remote controlled LED lights that can illuminate the ceiling in different colors, blackout pulldown blinds

LIVING AREA: loveseat + twin sleeper sofa, coffee table, built in walnut table/bar w/ 2 swivel seats, optional clip on hammock chairs

KITCHEN: quartz countertop, sink, fridge & freezer, large toaster/convection oven with air fryer, portable 2 burner cooktop w/ induction pots and pans for cooking, Keurig, French press, coffee grinder, reclaimed closet for hanging clothes

BATHROOM: shower, toilet, original stainless caboose sink, hairdryer, towels, Public Goods shampoo, conditioner, and body wash

DECK: outdoor bistro table & 4 chairs, gas grill, sitting benches

OUTSIDE: fire pit w/ solo stove & chairs, porch swing, hammock, pollinator garden

PARKING: up to 3 cars may park at the caboose (off street driveway for 1-2, street parking for 1-2)

HEATING/AIR: ductless heating & air with remote

POTENTIAL FOR NOISE: This industrial experience will NOT be for everyone, especially those looking for total quiet. You will hear the sounds of trains going by, construction forklifts beeping, etc. The factory works through the night. Some nights are more noisy than others, and unfortunately this is out of our control.

Our family lives nearby and is not usually bothered by it, but we realize it's not for everyone, particularly if you're a light sleeper. The caboose has sound-proofing and double layers of insultation around the bedroom area, and we provide a white noise machine and portable fan for your added comfort.

*You must be 25 years or older to reserve James Station.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: If you have more than 3 in your group wanting to stay, we also offer a 1 bedroom apartment AND a separate 5 bedroom home nearby that you may rent in coordination with your stay. Look up our listings (under Amy's profile) "River View Downtown Historic Apartment" or the "Candy Apple."

HOSTED BY: James Station is a part of the All Belong Collective, a local small business dedicated to providing 5 star stays. Our team will take good care of you!


1. NO SMOKING OR VAPING. You must be at least 20 feet away from the doors of the caboose and please dispose of all trash. We will impose an additional charge if our cleaning staff smells smoke after your stay.

2. Quiet hours after 10pm to be good neighbors.

3. Please FOLLOW CHECKOUT INSTRUCTIONS in the Guest Manual before departing.

4. SHOES OFF in the caboose will keep the inside in top condition- thanks!


Downtown restaurants, shopping, breweries: 3-5 min
Walking Nature Trails: at the end of the street!
Amazement Square Children's Museum: 5 min
James River: 5 min
Seaquest Lynchburg: 13 min
Liberty University: 15 min
University of Lynchburg: 10 min


Blue Ridge Parkway 20 min
Blue Ridge Mountain Hiking (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) min
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 25 min
Appomattox Court House: 30 min

JAMES STATION KIDS!: We offer a James Station kids package ($15) that comes with a kids' conductor hat, bandana, branded train whistle, & sticker book to make their stay even more enjoyable. Just let our team know if you're interested!


1. No Party Policy: Airbnb has announced a ban on parties. Planning a party at this property will result in an early checkout and possible fines up to $ (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Towel Convenience Fee:
Please use the makeup removal wipes & gray washcloths provided in the bathroom to avoid the $30 convenience fee for bath towels permanently stained.

3. $250 Undisclosed Pet Fee: We love animals but this is a pet free listing. If an extra pet is discovered on the property, a $250 additional fee plus any damage will be charged, and the pet(s) must be removed immediately.
Guest access
You'll have access to the entire caboose!
Additional notes
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POTENTIAL FOR NOISE: The caboose is located in historic Daniels Hill and has beautiful views of the James River. Also situated on the river is a historic iron pipe factory and a railroad. As an industrial experience, you'll likely get to see some trains go by on occasion and be able to watch the workings of a 24-hour factory (a rare glimpse at American manufacturing!). These industries are not noise free! Our family lives in the neighborhood and is not bothered by it, but we realize it may not be for everyone and some nights work out to be louder than others. We've added noise reducing insulation to the caboose and also provide a white noise sound machine as well as a fan in the bedroom area should guests feel they need it.
Guest interaction
Our All Belong Co team will take excellent care of you! We also live nearby in case an issue arises.
Neighborhood overview
James Station sits atop Daniel's Hill: a beautiful, historic neighborhood within walking distance of downtown Lynchburg's shops, restaurants, and events. At the end of the street is an entrance to the Blackwater Creek Trail system, which provides guests miles of paved (and unpaved) walking, hiking, & bike trails.

In our neighborhood, you'll find some brick-paved roads flanked with historic lamp posts, a bustling community center with a fenced-in park and playground, sidewalks in both directions, and architecturally impressive homes built from the 1820's to the early 1900's.

The people in our neighborhood are just as beautiful and diverse as the houses themselves, ranging from residents who have lived in the neighborhood for 50+ years and others who are new to Lynchburg. On the block alone, there are families with young children, single professionals, and elderly folks. It is a "front porch" neighborhood where everyone knows everyone and they watch out for one another. We love this neighborhood and are proud to call it our family's home.
Getting around
Downtown Lynchburg & all it offers (great dining, local shopping, children's museum, concerts, events, etc.) is only a 8-10 minute walk from the home. Uber & Lyft are available.


All Belong Co
All Belong Co, LLC
417 5th St
Lynchburg, VA 24504

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