Groups & Charters

Charter the Rails Through Cuyahoga
Valley National Park

For your group outing, employee appreciation event, wedding, executive tour…our design your own special event!

Scheduling a Group

  • Groups of 20 or more save 10% off ticket price
  • Boxed lunches available

To schedule your group outing call 800.468.4070

  • Choose a unique trip by rail to one of our partner venues: Village of Peninsula, Hale Farm and Village, Akron Art Museum, or the Akron Zoo  (admission to attraction is separate)
  • Travel to Canal Visitor Center in Cuyahoga Valley National park and see a lock demonstration, tour the canal-era structure and learn about the history of the site.
  • Relax and enjoy the Voices of the Valley audio tour – see the heart of CVNP while being immersed in the stories and sounds of past, present and future.
  • Request a speaker from Cuyahoga Valley National Park for personalized service.

Make it even more special…
Request the St. Lucie Sound, Cuyahoga Inn or Emerson Car for your group!

St. Lucie Sound
Use the luxury of this executive class car for up to 24 of your guests. This lavish car is tailored to meet your business of social needs and will impress everyone you invite. This stunning car was used in the 50’s and 60’s as an executive railcar to link the elite from Florida, New York and Boston and was restored in the late 80’s. The St. Lucie Sound offers a wet bar, comfortable plush couches and chairs, changing area and entertainment center.

Cuyahoga Inn, Lounge Car
Newly remodeled, these cars offer a great place to sit and relax and view the beauty of the area. The Cuyahoga Inn car comfortably seats 44 guests at  tables and chairs. A small kitchen area is perfect for serving a buffet lunch or dinner and drinks.  The Lone Star holds up to 56 guests.

Emerson Car
What a fun way to spend your journey! This car seat 64 passengers in three different seating sections. 40 can enjoy First Class seats in a relaxed and casual atmosphere, and 24 lucky people can have a panoramic view of Cuyahoga Valley National Park from Dome Seats on the upper level.
(These cars are offered at an additional fee) Reservations are required

Other fun ideas for your group:

  • Let us arrange your own wine tasting excursion! Sample 5 unique, themed wines and snack on appetizers as you cruise the valley
  • Birthday parties, retirement parties, baby showers, card clubs, staff meetings…you name it, we will take care of you!

Charter the Train!

Design Your Own Adventure!

  • You are in charge! You decide when you leave, where you depart and where you go! (subject to availability)
  • Treat your guests, friends and family, employees, customers, co-workers or clients to a special opportunity to journey through Cuyahoga Valley National park aboard your own privately chartered vintage train.
  • Plan your theme or let us help you!
    Wine tastings, beer tastings, BBQ’s, picnics, hobo style and more!
  • Travel to a venue along the tracks to enhance your adventure even more!
    Hale Farm & Village, Conrad Botzum Farm, Indigo Lake, Howe Meadow…for concerts, picnics, BBQ’s, receptions, formal dinners or just a relaxing hike along the towpath trail

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Charter Pricing

Scenic Charter
Includes engines, 3 coaches (seating capacity of 180) and railroad personnel for a 3 hour round trip.
Concession car upon availability.
$3,240.00 ($18 per person)

Executive Charter
Includes engines, St. Lucie, Lounge Car, 1 coach and personnel for a 3-hour round trip. Concession car can be included upon availability.
$3,552.00 ($24 per person)

Coach Charter
Includes one coach and railroad personnel for a two-hour round trip.
Up to 80 people
$1,600.00 ($20 per person)

Caboose Charter
Includes one engine and the caboose, railroad personnel for a 2-hour round trip.
Up to 14 people
$1,500.00

Groups – A chartered car on a regularly scheduled Scenic train
1 Car – up to 80 people
$1,080 ($13.50 per person)
$1,150 in October
Add an upgrade car to the scenic train for a group:
All cars include a steward
St. Lucie: $912 ($38 per person)
Lounge Car: $1,120 ($28 per person)
Parlour Car: $1,176 ($28 per person)
Emerson Dome:$1,536 ($24 per person)

Additional items available:

  • Additional Coach cars: $480 each (seat up to 80
  • Additional hours of service: $300 each hour
  • Bar Service: $25 per hour per bartender
    • Top Shelf and Mixed drinks $5 each
    • Beer and wine by the glass $4 each
    • Soft drinks and bottled water $2 each
  • Catering: boxed lunches, appetizers, BBQ’s, picnics, etc. priced per event


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