On our road tripping Spring Break we spent the first leg of our vacation staying in a bright red caboose, converted into a tiny house for two memorable nights! The adorable classic caboose is located in Lincoln, NH. Spring is considered mud season but we went at the beginning of spring so there was still lots of snow. Our six year old would have been happy never leaving the Caboose. She quickly found her bed, an area above the refrigerator in the kitchen area which she had to climb to – if you know anything about my daughter it’s that she loves to climb. We had a full size bed in a room just off the kitchen. The caboose had a nice bathroom with real plumbing. It had a toilet, sink and shower. There was also a living room area with a sink, table and small pull out couch. Since there was still snow on the ground, and it was Easter, we put battery operated votive candles in plastic eggs and hid these glowing orbs in the snow. We did this for several rounds both nights, Brooklyn absolutely loved it.
The following day we did a nice two mile loop hike nearby at the spectacular Flume Gorge. This is not formally open for the season but you are allowed access to the trails. There are two covered bridges during this hike, a giant waterfall, much of which was frozen during our visit and enough icicles to make a wonderland for our six year old (and me too). It was a gorgeous day on the trail and we encountered other hikers with dogs and families enjoying nature too.
The following day we embarked on the adventure area in town called Thrillsville. This is a combination of a ropes course, tubing ramp, zip lining and other season related adventures. We signed up for the ropes course, zip lining and tubing and loved it! The price was great and we were the only ones on the course so there were no lines, and plenty of help if needed.
Lincoln, NH was on our list to visit primarily because of the caboose. We found this town so charming and enjoyed it so much we’re planning to visit again this summer. Behind the caboose is a water park that looks like tons of fun. We’ll report back once we visit!
Check out our adventure: