Santa Express Train Lodging
A Christmas Tradition
The Christmas season brings with it a number of traditions that bring family together and create memories to last well beyond the holiday. The Santa Express Train with the Royal Gorge Route in Canon City is a family favorite, and Royal Gorge Cabins compliments the experience with contemporary luxury cabins just minutes from the train depot. Enjoy mountain views, a cozy fireplace, and all the comforts of home.
Santa Express Train
All aboard the Santa Express! Bring your holiday cheer along on the two-hour journey as train staff lead the children in singing popular Christmas songs. Hot chocolate and cookies are served, and children are encouraged to wear their pajamas just like in the book! The train stops at the North Pole where Santa and his Elves board the train and visit with the children for the remainder of the tour. Each child receives a special holiday bell from Santa. The Santa Express Train is offered by our friends at the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and runs from November 16th through December 24th. Due to the popularity of the experience, advanced reservations are strongly recommended as many times fill to capacity. The train depot is located 8 miles east of Royal Gorge Cabins in Canon City, Colorado. Transportation to the depot is not provided.
While in Cañon City
You’ll find a variety of local shops and eateries in historic Canon City. While you can opt to purchase meals and drinks on the Santa Express Train, you’ll also find other dining options on Main Street just a couple blocks north of the train depot. Located just fifteen minutes from Canon City you’ll find historic Florence, Colorado, with several additional dining options and a number of antique shops along the town’s picturesque Main Street.
Looking for more to do while visiting the Canon City / Royal Gorge region? That’s easy! The famous Royal Gorge Bridge is located just a few minutes from your cabin and boasts a number of rides. The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience museum and ropes course is always a kid-favorite and is located just across the road from the cabins. Or, choose to go for an easy hike or bike ride on the Canyon Rim Trail again just minutes from your cabin – ask at our front desk for a free map to the trail system. Be sure to check out a few more popular activities in the area on our Things to Do page or our Insider Info page.
Built in 2017, the modern cabins each feature a cozy living room with expansive windows so you can enjoy the winter scene while snuggled up next to the fireplace. Equipped kitchenette, roomy spa-style bathroom, sofa sleeper, private patio with BBQ grill, and unlimited WiFi are standard with all cabins. You’ll find a large screen TV above the fireplace, and each bedroom has its own TV as well.
Single King Cabin
1 BEDROOM | 1 KING BED + SOFA SLEEPER | SLEEPS 4
The Single King Cabin is a luxury vacation cabin just right for couples or families of 4 with young children. You’ll find the same well-equipped kitchenette, the same open and bright bathroom, and a pull-out sofa sleeper in the living room.
Double King Cabin
2 BEDROOM | 2 KING BEDS + SOFA SLEEPER | SLEEPS 6
Families of four to six will appreciate the added space in our 2 bedroom luxury cabin rental. The master bedroom features a king bed and flat screen TV while the second story bedroom includes second king bed and a half bathroom.