Hipcamp host Jeff B.
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Come stay in our Caboose House in the beautiful capital region of New York, Albany near the Helderberg Escarpment. This is a highly wooded area with a beaver pond. It is very private and secluded, our property is the perfect place to get away and recharge! Thacher Park and Rensselaerville water falls are both very close. Bring your telescope to experience some truly amazing


Come stay in our Caboose House in the beautiful capital region of New York, Albany near the Helderberg Escarpment. This is a highly wooded area with a beaver pond. It is very private and secluded, our property is the perfect place to get away and recharge! Thacher Park and Rensselaerville water falls are both very close. Bring your telescope to experience some truly amazing star gazing. Indian Latter Farms is a great place to pick and harvest apples in the fall. Did we mention there's no traffic? 

100% of all profit will be donated to Renew the Earth, a New York based non-profit, that encourages the international exchange of ideas, information, and successful actions that transition from a fossil-based economy to one based on renewable energies. 

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Jeff a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Caboose House in beautiful NY in New York.


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Hipcamper Calum
Calum M.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2018

My girlfriend and I spent a night in the Caboose, and had the pleasure of meeting Jeff and Susan. They are some of the nicest people you will meet. Jeff showed me around his beautiful property. At the center of the complex of structures Jeff has built is a fenced in field for the horses the live there. There are trails that sprawl the area, and Jeff has put in some street signs that label the trails. The entire property, including The Caboose, is powered by solar panels that sit on the far side of the horse enclosure. The Caboose is a wonderfully constructed tiny house made to look like a train caboose. The time we spent was peacefully quiet and cozy. We made pesto pasta in on the propane stove in the caboose. There’s even a full bathroom in there! If you get a chance, ask Jeff about his push for renewable energy or anything else!. He deserves books written about him.

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah D.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2018

We feel so lucky to have found this special place - and special people who built it and steward this land. Jeff & Susan are lovely hosts - felt like we must have known them for much longer than our quick trip! The land offers a lot more than we could take in - so we're heading back soon as we can! Such a cool place.

Hipcamper Nick

Choo choo!

Nick E.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2019

Myself and two friends had a great time at Jeff's property. We spent just one night there but we were able to enjoy the campfire and a short walk around the area before it started raining. We sat on the porch during the thunderstorm which was very enjoyable. The next morning we relaxed by the pond watching the wildlife.

The train theme was amusing but not crucial to the experience. Kids might really like it.

Just two guysNearby field on the property
Hipcamper Judy

A special place...

Judy L.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2019

We had an absolutely unforgettable time staying at Jeff’s place. Warm, clean, and comfortable, the caboose house was clearly built with thought and care—this is apparent in every detail of structure, from the bed to the cabinets. The location is surrounded by nature and right by a beautiful pond. We really enjoyed using the fire pit at night. We woke up feeling clear-headed and relaxed and right at home.

All the essentials (bedding, towels, soap) are here: just bring your own groceries and some cooking oil to make food.

Thanks so much to Jeff, who was so helpful (before arriving and during our stay) and respectful and kind. Hope to be back soon!

Hipcamper Lauren

The perfect, not-too-secluded escap

Lauren M.
recommends this listing.
October 21st, 2019

The caboose surpassed all our expectations! Jeff met us when we arrived (and was flexible about timing) and it was clean and prepped well for our stay. We had 4 guests - 2 upstairs and 2 on the Murphy bed - and we fit perfectly. The two heaters kept the place super cozy and warm, and the full kitchen was handy for making a pasta dinner and breakfast. Jeff had dry firewood waiting for us so we could make a campfire, too. The area is quiet and peaceful, but not too far off the beaten path. Cell service was spotty (good excuse to put down our phones!), but functioned well enough if we really needed it. I wish we could've stayed longer and checked out the trails they have on the property!

We LOVED the Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery - would highly recommend checking it out, as well as John Boyd Thacher State Park!

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Hipcamper Nina
Nina L.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2019

Adorable, cozy, warm, clean cabin in the middle of some beautiful grounds! Could not recommend more

Hipcamper Emily

Relaxing and restorative

Emily S.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2020

My boyfriend and I had such a lovely and relaxing time at the caboose house! We loved using the campfire at night, exploring the wooded property and watching the wildlife in the beaver pond. We loved waking up to birds just outside. Definitely recommend Indian Ladder for beers and food if you have the time. We look forward to returning.

Hipcamper Eduardo
Eduardo D.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2020

My fiancée and I had a wonderful time at the Small Caboose House. We were warned that the weather conditions may not have been the best for a perfect summer weekend but we were lucky enough to not have any rain at all. The property is beautiful. The trees and fields are quite pleasant for a walk along the trails. We light a fire and grilled our dinner right by the House. A perfect experience. Exactly what we needed. I appreciated how Jeff showed us around and how creative he was in the solutions he invented for the Caboose House. I highly recommend And would be happy to come back

Hipcamper Halima

Peaceful stay in the woods

Halima G.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2020

We had a great last minute weekend stay at the Caboose House! The innovative house was clean and stocked with appliances and amenities if you choose to use them. We mostly cooked over the fire. There are benches and tables that you can sit on outside.

The place was also very easy to get to using a GPS. But it still had the amount of remoteness we were looking for. The property also has small private trials you can walk on, or you can drive 15-20 minutes for longer hikes. Plus, there's a cute farm nearby where you can go berry picking.

Overall, you can decide on how much of a remote/disconnected experience you want. You can easily go no wifi, stoves, modern appliances etc. But they are still available if you want them.

Jeff and Susan are amazing hosts, with an interesting history and clear committed to solar energy innovations! We felt very safe. We'd love to stay again!

Small Caboose House
New York
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