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

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.

More Details

Steve & Chris
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Steve & Chris

We live just down the road a piece.

Steve & Chris purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Steve & Chris chose Northern Virginia

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!

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for all the thoughtful things you had that we forgot and everything you had ready for the stay. Beautiful, awesome view, home décor, hot tub. Just perfect home away from home.
Jul 2015
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Linden Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Beautifully tiled bath/shower. Towels(for # of guests booked) and soap provided. Hair dryer provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Access to 3 community lakes and the Shenandoah River for swimming, fishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking.


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Rainbow View Cabin - Blue Ridge Mtn Retreat with Shenandoah Valley view & hottub
average rating of 4.93617 based on 203 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. Quiet, beautiful view, very clean and comfortable. Well equipped. Hosts were great- lovely bottle of wine awaiting, snacks, and even the makings for s'mores. Over the top thoughtful. Hot tub a huge bonus, and we could not have been more pleased!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Another perfect stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and we hope that your family had a great time.
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Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow View was just perfect for what we were looking for. It was private, clean and well finished. You truly do not need to bring anything but your clothes and food- they have thought of everything and even more! We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub which was ready upon our arrival. We loved the view from the deck, the grill, and visiting birds and squirrels but the hummingbird was just the cutest! I was surprised that the ivy growing from the tree just off the deck was in the shape of a heart. We enjoyed playing several games and loved reading the journals. The decorative style of the cabin is just beautiful, I personally love Indian artifacts and wood. The map showing where visitors have come from amazed us. Steve and Chris are always quick to respond to all messages and very informative of the surrounding area to explore. I highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking to get away, slow down and remember what life is about. If I could give more than 5 stars I would! We will be back, thanks Chris and Steve:)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and for the nice comments. We are glad that you enjoyed the cabin and had fun exploring the area. We look forward to your future visits.
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Great place! Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and it was perfect. Chris and Steve were wonderful and the little notes around the cabin made it very easy to feel welcomed. They have thought of everything you could need and provided it (often with labels!). The view is awesome and even though we had access to lots of great nearby attractions, we found it very easy to sit on the deck with a bottle of wine and a book. I was very impressed by everything from the kitchen to the grill to the hot tub. Everything is well maintained and it really was the perfect retreat from kids and work that my wife and I could enjoy for our anniversary. Thank you so much! You'll certainly see us again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and spending your Anniversary at Rainbow View. Maybe an annual event? We have a number of guests that spend their honeymoon here and then return for anniversaries, birthdays, etc. we're glad you enjoyed the house and setting and hopefully had some time to explore the area some too as there are a lot of places, Wineries, parks, etc. to visit. Hope to see you again soon.
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Wonderful place to spend a week!

  • 5 of 5

We found this cabin to be very comfortable and well appointed. A complimentary bottle of wine from a local vineyard was especially welcome. The view is pretty awesome, looking over the valley, from the kitchen and the deck, including from the hot tub! There are two bedrooms. We tried both beds and found the one in the room closest to the deck to be the most comfortable. There was a lot of information in the cabin about things to do in the area. We appreciated all the info, and used it quite a bit. We found the location to be central enough to venture out further too. It is only about an hour from Harpers Ferry, so we visited there for white water rafting and to ride bikes on the C&O Canal Towpath. It is a very quick ride to the north entrance to the Skyline Drive National Park. There are also many outfitters along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River to rent boats from to enjoy the water. We went to a place called Downriver Canoe Company, and were very pleased with them. There are many vineyards, restaurants, places to hike, and so much history! It also seemed to only be an hour and a half or so from Washington DC. We were going to go there if we had a rainy day. But, we really lucked out on the weather. It was perfect, just one storm during the night one night. The owners were very friendly and communicative, and left lots of notes and labeled things to make our stay very easy. I would recommend a 4WD vehicle if you can, just for the roads leading to the cabin. A non-4WD would still make it but it would be more difficult.

All in all, we loved the place, and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and sorry we couldn't extend your stay due to another booking. We love it when our guests enjoy exploring the variety of things there are to do within a short distance. Thanks for being very respectful of the house and property. We look forward to your next visit to continue to explore more.
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Amazing sunsets, awesome deck, perfect weekend getaway house.

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow View's owners could not have been better hosts. Even though I was offline for most of the weekend, they sent an email to make sure we got into the house okay and to give us some tips of things to do around the area - which we appreciated! There were helpful, and at times hilarious, notes around the home to answer essentially any question a guest would have. The house itself was extremely well kept and had great amenities including the cleanest, nicest hot tub I've ever seen and a great gas grill and smoker. Our only regret was not being able to start a fire and take advantage of their smores tools. We will definitely be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and for being so respectful of the house and property. Yes, the storms put a damper on things. We look forward to your next visit and maybe you can canoe/kayak/tube the Shenandoah- great fun.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Washington Dulles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Front Royal
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Warren County - 4 courses
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 66
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Apt 2G / The Element, Joe's Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $50

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.