Lubbock, TX: Stay in a Caboose! (And Other Recommendations Around Town)

Trains and planes have been a current fascination in our household - so when the opportunity to stay in a real caboose arose, I knew this would be one incredible experience!

Santa Fe Caboose - part of the Woodrow House Bed and Breakfast in Lubbock, TX


Located across the street from Texas Tech University, the Santa Fe Caboose is part of the Woodrow House Bed and Breakfast, located at 2629 19th Street in Lubbock.


The Woodrow House Bed and Breakfast is a family operated business built in 1995 by owners David and Dawn Fleming, named after David's paternal grandfather George Woodrow Fleming. When we arrived, my husband and I instantly thought of the house in Home Alone; it has such a grand feel to it.

The Main House at the Woodrow House Bed and Breakfast in Lubbock, TX


The Main House has 7 guest rooms inside - and owners David and Dawn also have living quarters in this section. They offer a full country breakfast with eggs to order, pancakes, fresh fruit and roasted potatoes in the Main House each morning.

The Carriage House and pool / hot tub located adjacent


In 2009, the Carriage House was added to the property, which contains the Llano Estacado Suite and the Honeymoon Suite, which are both on the 2nd floor and pet friendly. Although the pool is not heated, the hot tub is open for use in the winter (sadly we forgot our suits)!


But, back to the caboose!


It was a perfect amount of space for us as a family of 3! The caboose is equipped with a queen size bed at the back and a futon type couch in the front for seating and additional sleeping space. In between was an open space with really fun lookout points on both sides. Below the seating areas, were storage areas for clothes and other items, which was useful.


The caboose also has a kitchenette area with a microwave, refrigerator and sink at the front. The shower and bathroom are located toward the back, next to the sleeping quarters. Additionally, the unit has heat and air conditioning - so you have all the luxuries you'd have in a hotel room, you're just in a train caboose! We were also appreciative that this unit was pet friendly.

Inside the Santa Fe Caboose at the Woodrow House Bed and Breakfast in Lubbock, TX


Overall, this was one of the most fun stays we've had to date! If you're looking for a modern accommodation, this is not it. But the character is certainly here! The owners went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. David even allowed us to tap into his keg outside!


Having the opportunity to talk about the history of the bed and breakfast with them, was also really enjoyable. They showed us the photos of the caboose in 1999, being lifted with a crane into the yard - you can see how much pride they have in their business.


The Woodrow House Bed and Breakfast is located in such a great spot within Lubbock.

The campus is literally across the street.

We also ventured to the following which were all within 10 minutes drive from the bed and breakfast:


Monomyth Coffee

2024 Broadway Street


I had the bourbon maple latte- they have a super cute and bright space to sit inside.

We had Quinn and wanted to be socially distant, so we sat on the tile bench out front.

Sitting outside at Monomyth Coffee and the bourbon maple latte


Two Docs Brewing

502 Texas Ave


We loved the outdoor space at Two Docs and the fact that they were pet and kid friendly!

The Lubbock Light lager and the Weller Weiss hefeweizen were our favorites!

Enjoying the Weller Weiss on the patio at Two Docs Brewing


Burklee Hill Vineyards at the Kress

1109 Broadway Street


We had dinner here and loved the live music. The food was really good but had limited options of pizza, salads, sandwiches and starters. The "Parilla" starter with shrimp, guac, corn, and queso fresco on a crostini was amazing. I did a wine flight of 3 wines and was really surprised to find I didn't care for their Cabernet Sauvignon - but I enjoyed the Malbec!

Wine flight at Burklee Hill at the Kress in Lubbock, TX


For other ideas of things to do in Lubbock, see my previous posts:


Lubbock, TX : Golf, Spirits, Some Food + State Parks!


Lubbock, TX: Stars of Broadway


Additionally, check out Visit Lubbock!

And as always, always wear your mask, stay socially distant, wash your hands/sanitize, and be outside as much as possible!