About the property
- Cabin625 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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.
No special safety considerations have been implemented for small children.
You should note as well 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.
Steve & Chris
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 08, 2018
About Steve & Chris
We live just down the road a piece.
Steve & Chris purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Steve & Chris chose Happy Creek
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great weekend getaway
This was our second time staying here! It has an absolutely amazing view! Very clean i love this cabin on a mountain. The hosts Chris & Steve are awesome people!
Second Time at Rainbow - There Will Be a Third!
We were originally scheduled to stay at the cabin last month, however, a horrible wind storm rolled through and we had to reschedule our weekend. Putting their guests above themselves during the storm, the owners were extremely responsive even though they were also experiencing power outages and property damage from it. I've never worked with more professional property managers, ever.
We could reschedule and I'm so glad it worked out. We had a beautiful weekend, weather-wise, and the cabin itself was (as always) in a perfectly clean condition. We were able to sit on the deck and enjoy the sun all afternoon Saturday.
Future guests: go check out Fox Meadow Winery. It is right down the road and has a spectacular view and great VA wine. Pretty sure the owners are members as the cabin was well known to the ladies working behind the counter.
Once again, the owners were great to work with and the cabin has everything anyone could need for a great weekend away from the city. Highly recommended!! We will be back!!
This place is amazing! The view was unbelievable!
We took day trips to Washington. Went to Skyline drive which is the best views I have ever seen. Enjoyed the hot tub after long days of walking and it was great.
Everything you need is in the cabin. Would love to come back in the summer to see all the trees and flowers in bloom. Thanks for the hospitality!
We enjoyed hosting your family and are glad you enjoyed exploring the area. Yes, it is very different in the summer/fall but that is the best times for canoeing the Shenandoah River, doing the Canopy ziplin8ng adventure, etc. We do hope you come back. Thank you!
Quiet and Relaxing Getaway
All I can say is “Wow!” Rainbow View is a worry free experience because Chris and Steve clearly care about the experience of their visitors. The cabin is well stocked with everything you may need and items you may have forgotten to pack for your stay. There are little notes and instructions posted all throughout, maps, brochures, etc. the place was exceptionally clean, and the driveway, walkways, and deck were all recently cleared of snow and ice. Upon entering we found a bottle of wine, a birthday card for my girlfriend, and a complimentary wine tasting for 2 at a local vineyard. The hot tub was fantastic, the view out of the kitchen was amazing, and the overall stay was exactly what we were hoping for. We will definitely be staying here again!
Thank you for being our guests. We are glad that Laura had a great birthday. Thank you for leaving the cabin in great shape and we look forward to your next visit to enjoy the view and the hot tub.
First class operation
Great view, great place, great host. Steve and Chris thought everything and very clean and very comfortable
Thank you for being our guest and for leaving the cabin so perfect. Yes, the view is amazing. We hope to host you, your family and friends soon.
Beautiful property inside and out!!
The view from this cozy mountain retreat is amazing!! My girlfrIend and I thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay. You'll find everything you need in the kitchen to cook up a gourmet meal, the deck with bbq grill was excellent, and the hot tub overlooking the valley was a nice bonus. You can tell the owners of this home really want you feel like you're home away from home. All the comforts are there. I'm looking forward to booking another trip here soon!!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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. (If Rainbow View is already booked for your desired dates, or if you want a 3BR, please see the listing for our other cabin - Valley Vista, listing #906064)