We are James and Sarah Lewis. This property has been in the family since the 1970's. The concrete block building situated between the Lodge and Caboose was originally built in the 1970's by Doyle and Mary Lou Lewis. It was the home for many years of the Charlton County Herald and Charlton Printing and Office Supply. That building is now leased to another business. But, the family chose to use the rest of the property to share with train watchers.
The Lodge was originally constructed in the late 1800s and served as the office for the Roadmaster of the railroad in the Folkston area. The Roadmaster’s office was located where the Folkston Post Office is now, on Main Street along the railroad tracks. The office became
obsolete in the mid 1900’s. We obtained the building and restored it for the pleasure and enjoyment of train watchers visiting Folkston. Our desire is to provide comfortable accommodations while allowing our customers to appreciate some of the Railroad history of our area.
We moved the Roadmaster’s Lodge to the property we own on First Street, which also fronts the Railroad right-of-way ... right along the tracks. We feel like the location is great because it’s walking distance to all of downtown and the Funnel, just in case your heart desires fellowship with other train watchers.
Several years later, in 2010, we moved the FLS Caboose to the property and remodeled it to accommodate up to four people. Much of the interior of the Caboose is exposed, so you get the "real" experience of sleeping in a genuine caboose.