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Rainbow View Cabin - Blue Ridge Mtn Retreat with Shenandoah Valley View & Hottub

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A mountain retreat secluded in the woods


Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat with Hot Tub & Amazing Shenandoah Valley View

2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin in woods w/ awe inspiring view of the Shenandoah Valley (sleeps 4: 1 queen, 1 full) Dogs OK.

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Welcome to Rainbow View Cabin, less than an hour from the DC beltway in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA with magnificent views overlooking the Shenandoah Valley! Enjoy remote solitude just 9 miles from the historic village of Front Royal. Get away to another world of stress-free country living.
(And at an elevation of 1,738 feet it's always 10-15 degrees cooler than the city!).

<em>(If Rainbow View is booked or you need a 3BR, please see our other cabin - Valley Vista, listing 906064.)</em>

                                        Warren County Conditional Use Permit 2012-10-01
                                        Member: Shenandoah Lodging & Tourism Alliance

There are 2 bedrooms, a full bath, a fully equipped kitchen (including icemaker, coffee maker & grinder, microwave, crock-pot, etc.), a washer/dryer, and fireplace*. Linens, towels and soap are providedǂ. All you need to bring is your food and clothes.

On the large deck, enjoy the hot tub and fire cauldron (wood supplied) with tables and chairs, and both gas and charcoal grills. (Charcoal is not supplied, but is usually left behind by previous guests.)

Convenient to local wineries, caverns, Shenandoah River and Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive.

We are a hands-on operation, living only 1/4 mile away, so your experience here will feel a bit more personal than at a typical vacation rental. We enjoy providing our guests with a special experience and hope that you'll appreciate the idyllic setting and all the little extras offered.

Self check-in time: anytime after 4 PM / Check-out time: anytime before 11 AM

The last mile of road is gravel. Check our website for a video.

We welcome well behaved dogs. There is a $30 pet fee. If the pet fee is not prepaid at booking, it will be deducted from your security deposit refund. Be advised that there is a county-wide leash law.

We welcome well behaved children.
You should note however that the environment is not particularly conducive to small children's enjoyment. There's no lawned yard to play in, the terrain is very steep and rocky, and the woods has poison ivy and snakes. Inside and on the deck we have not addressed any child safety issues as we have no experience in that regard and it's not been our focus clientele. There is no community playground, and the youngest kids in the neighborhood are of junior high age. The community lakes have no beaches, lifeguards, or restrooms. The closest playground is about 12 miles from the cabin in Front Royal .

Motorcycles are welcome, but even though neighbors on the road have them, every guest who has brought one has complained about the road, so just be advised.

In winter 4WD or AWD may be required. The County is diligent in plowing, but roads can remain icy long after a storm. VRBO offers trip insurance. Enterprise in Front Royal has RAV4s for $70/day. In the event the road is impassible even for 4WD, rescheduling is allowed for available dates of equal value. (We live on the same road so we can keep you advised of current conditions.)

ATVs, discharging firearms, outdoor fires before 4 PM, and disturbing noise after 10 PM are prohibited by various ordinances and covenants.

* Fireplace is for ambiance only. Continual use will cause bedrooms to become cold. It is for burning Duraflame-type logs only, and only one at a time. During cold weather, one log (a 3 hour burn) is furnished for each day of your stay. For a longer burn than that you should bring your own.
(Due to past issues, burning regular wood is allowed only in the cauldron on the deck. Filling the cabin with smoke may result in your security deposit being withheld.)

ǂThere is no extra charge for the number of guests (max 4), but we supply the cabin for your visit based on the number you tell us will be coming.
We do offer a 10% discount to active duty military and retirees. Please advise us at the time of your request and please be honest about your status. We have had issues in the past.
Please access and like our Facebook page - Rainbow View Cabin - as that is where we post info about local restaurants specials, events, info about Shenandoah Park and any discounts we are offering on the cabin.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    There is a County leash law. We also expect you to pick up all droppings and will adjust the deposit refund if not done. Please advise us and pay the pet fee if you are bringing a dog(s.) If you don't and we find evidence that a dog was on site, we will deduct the pet fee from your deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Beautifully tiled bath/shower. Towels(for # of guests booked) and soap provided. Hair dryer provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Access to 3 community lakes and the Shenandoah River for swimming, fishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking....moreless


  • Books:

    There are books about the local area, Shenandoah Valley and also a lot of information about various activities in the area and upcoming events....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Playing cards and a number of games are in the cabin. Many more are available on request....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Xfinity HD...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There are boom boxes for playing CDs, cassettes & LPs....moreless

  • Television:

    42' flat screen HD...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Expansive views of the Shenandoah Valley...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Historic Front Royal chartered in 1788...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    outdoor cauldron on deck / firewood provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Including sofa, chair, TV and fireplace - we provide Duraflame logs during cold season....moreless

  • Parking:

    horseshoe driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and washcloths provided based on the # of people you booked for.. Beach towels also provided for hot tub/deck use. Soap provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    A Duraflame log (3 hr burn) is provided for each night of your stay in cold weather. For longer burns, you will need to bring more. Due to past issues, burning regular wood is permitted only outside....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    And grinder. Filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of non-stick pots and pans, baking dishes, mixer, blender, toaster, George Foreman, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    in-door ice dispenser...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    all new appliances in 2012...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    paper towels & napkins...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric with convection...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    We do not provide bicycles but there are lots of roads nearby for either mountain or road bike adventures....moreless

  • Boat:

    There are boat ramps to launch your boat on the Shenandoah River....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Has tables and chairs, hot tub, fire pit. The view from the deck and the tub is amazing year round....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are 4 courses in the County...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are several operators in the County for kayaking, canoeing, tubing and rafting on the Shenandoah River....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Bordered by 1200 acre wilderness. We continue to enhance the landscaping and hope that you will enjoy it. Damage to it will be considered in the refund of the deposit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both gas grill & charcoal grill. Propane is provided but you must bring charcoal and lighter fluid. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The closest ski area is Massanutten Mountain....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Tub is on deck with an amazing view. Beach towels provided for tub use. You are expected to properly use the tub and the cover. Tub will be checked daily & serviced as necessary....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 87 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 9 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$165 $245
Fri, Sat
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$165 $245
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$165 $245
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $30
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Tax Rate 7.3%


Rates are a flat fee per stay with no per guest charge, but the cabin may only be prepared & supplied for the number of guests you advise us are coming. The County stipulated occupancy limit is 4.

Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed. If you don't advise of pets and prepay and we see signs that you had a pet, the pet fee will be deducted from the refund of the security deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Washington Dulles
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Front Royal
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Warren County - 4 courses
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 66
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Apt 2G / The Element, Joe's Steakhouse
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Massanutten Mountain

Car: Necessary

On beautiful Blue Mountain less than 1 hour from the DC beltway and only 4 miles off of I-66. Within 30 minutes of several wineries, the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Caverns, Appalachian Trail, Civil War historic sites, antiquing, 2 community mountain lakes, Marriott Ranch horseback riding, golf, flea market, swimming, fishing, canoeing, tubing, etc.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We live just down the road a piece.

Why the Owner Chose Linden, VA, USA:
We've lived in this little rural mountain community for 30 years, and we've long admired the view from this particular property, so when the opportunity arose to acquire it, we jumped at the chance!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
From the world's largest concentration of wild trillium to the abundant wildlife, whether sledding the hills, or just whiling away a lazy afternoon at the winery, we always enjoy each and every day on this mountain. Now you can also enjoy the view from the expanded deck and the hot tub.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • A mountain retreat secluded in the woods

    A mountain retreat secluded in the woods

  • Large deck with hot tub and fire cauldron

    Large deck with hot tub and fire cauldron

  • Dining nook seats six

    Dining nook seats six

  • Fully equipped kitchen with picture windows

    Fully equipped kitchen with picture windows

  • The new guest origin pin maps

    The new guest origin pin maps

  • Gas or charcoal grill

    Gas or charcoal grill

  • Dining Nook

    Dining Nook

  • Looking toward Winchester

    Looking toward Winchester

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • Amazing sunsets!

    Amazing sunsets!

  • Enjoy the view while hot tubbing

    Enjoy the view while hot tubbing

  • Views across the Shenandoah Valley

    Views across the Shenandoah Valley

  • All the comforts of your home away from home

    All the comforts of your home away from home

  • Cozy fireplace with wood provided

    Cozy fireplace with wood provided

  • Living room nestled in Nature

    Living room nestled in Nature

  • Cool dappled shade

    Cool dappled shade

  • 3 stories high feels like you&#39;re in a tree-house!

    3 stories high feels like you're in a tree-house!

  • 30 mile view to West Virginia

    30 mile view to West Virginia

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • Tiled tub/shower

    Tiled tub/shower

  • A visit from the neighbors.

    A visit from the neighbors.

VRBO #431810

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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