Rainbow Lodge is nestled in the woods; so quiet you can hear the water in the Esopus Trout Stream across the street. This is a country home; not a hotel, so don't expect sterile decor or central air. We like to leave a small carbon foot print, and believe in fresh air. We hope you also enjoy the cool mountain breezes at night; no matter how hot it is in the day, it's always perfect for a good restorative sleep.
Ideal for couples, artists, writers, and families. The huge backyard is perfect for playing any type of sport. Trailheads are nearby, or wander around our 7 acres to the stream. Pick apples from our apple tree or forage for mushrooms. We live amongst deer, wild birds, bears and mice, and we all try to get along.
You can go fly fishing in the famous Esopus. It's a short walk to the Zen Mountain Monastery,which has open sat-sen on Sundays.
After a swim in the huge private pool, relax in the sunny master suite with skylights to observe the stars. Soak in the XL jacuzzi and slip into the King sized bed. Slip out onto the adjoining deck for a late night cup of tea.
The large sunny LR has cable tv/DVD. The cooks kitchen with sunny dining area seats eight, and is great for entertaining, or just cozying up in front of the wood burning stove. There are two private bedrooms downstairs each w/ a pvt. bthrm.
We fell in love with Rainbow Lodge when we first saw it. Our family escaped from NYC and lived there full time; enjoying the quiet and slow pace of life. While we now live back in the city, having this retreat allows us to take a breath every once in a while. We are casual folks, who spend more time outdoors than in; and enjoy living in harmony with our environment. We only want like minded guests who understand why we don't use poison to kill mice (we don't want to poison the eagles etc.) and that country nights are better with the windows open. If you're looking for hotel sterility, this is not for you.
Rainbow Lodge opened as a working hunting and fishing lodge after WWII. Because it has had the largest in ground pool (for decades) firefighters used to practice rescues in it! The guest house you see from the front porch was claimed from the Esopus Reservoir. It is a healing place; with many loving stories over the years. We hope you find yours.