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

Linden, VA, USA
  • Cabin625 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • 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

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • 2nd Bedroom
        1 double
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)


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

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Expansive views of the Shenandoah Valley
          • Rural
          • Village
            Historic Front Royal chartered in 1788


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        All bedding provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central air
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        outdoor cauldron on deck / firewood provided
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heat
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Living Room
                        Including sofa, chair, TV and fireplace - we provide Duraflame logs during cold season.
                      • Parking
                        horseshoe driveway
                      • 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.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Detergent provided
                      • 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.


                          • Kitchen
                            all new appliances in 2012
                          • Coffee Maker
                            And grinder. Filters provided
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Service for 8
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                            in-door ice dispenser
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Full set of non-stick pots and pans, baking dishes, mixer, blender, toaster, George Foreman, etc.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            paper towels & napkins
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Electric with convection
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining table seats 6
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • 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.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Playing cards and a number of games are in the cabin. Many more are available on request.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Comcast Xfinity HD
                                  • Stereo
                                    There are boom boxes for playing CDs, cassettes & LPs.
                                  • Television
                                    42' flat screen HD


                                      • Bicycles
                                        We do not provide bicycles but there are lots of roads nearby for either mountain or road bike adventures.
                                      • Boat
                                        There are boat ramps to launch your boat on the Shenandoah River.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Has tables and chairs, hot tub, fire pit. The view from the deck and the tub is amazing year round.
                                      • Golf
                                        There are 4 courses in the County
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        There are several operators in the County for kayaking, canoeing, tubing and rafting on the Shenandoah River.
                                      • 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.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Both gas grill & charcoal grill. Propane is provided but you must bring charcoal and lighter fluid.
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        The closest ski area is Massanutten Mountain.

                                        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.

                                            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

                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    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.

                                                                    110 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Great weekend getaway

                                                                    Michelle B.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Meghan H.

                                                                    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!!

                                                                    Spring Break

                                                                    Jeff D.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    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

                                                                    James T.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    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

                                                                    Peter B.

                                                                    Great view, great place, great host. Steve and Chris thought everything and very clean and very comfortable

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    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!!

                                                                    David U.

                                                                    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!!


                                                                    Linden, VA, USA

                                                                    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

                                                                    Pet Fee
                                                                    Damage Deposit
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    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)

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