Rainbow View Cabin - Blue Ridge Mtn Retreat with Shenandoah Valley View & Hottub(84 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat with Hot Tub & Amazing Shenandoah Valley View
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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!).
If Rainbow View is booked or you need a 3BR, please see our other cabin - Valley Vista, listing 906064.
Warren County Conditional Use Permit 1012-10-01
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. We are sorry that we had to implement this fee, but people were not abiding by the previous policy. If you don't advise and pre-pay for pets, we will deduct the fee during the refund of your security deposit. 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.
********* Much to our dismay, VRBO / HomeAway has recently instituted a policy of charging guests a hefty 9% "service fee". We do not approve of this practice and are contemplating cancelling our listing. They claim they are providing added value to the traveler in terms of security. So far it has merely resulted in decreased bookings, as travelers are evidently boycotting VRBO / HomeAway. *********
Member since: 2012
- 600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
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
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
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:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 21 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Mar 31 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $50
- Pet Fee $30
- 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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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.
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.
A mountain retreat secluded in the woods
Large deck with hot tub and fire cauldron
Dining nook seats six
Fully equipped kitchen with picture windows
The new guest origin pin maps
Gas or charcoal grill
Looking toward Winchester
Enjoy the view while hot tubbing
Views across the Shenandoah Valley
All the comforts of your home away from home
Cozy fireplace with wood provided
Living room nestled in Nature
Cool dappled shade
3 stories high feels like you're in a tree-house!
30 mile view to West Virginia
A visit from the neighbors.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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