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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 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

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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. *********

More Details

Steve & Chris
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Steve & Chris

We live just down the road a piece.

Steve & Chris purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Steve & Chris chose Shenandoah Valley

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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

Rainbow View Cabin - Blue Ridge Mtn Retreat with Shenandoah Valley view & hottub
average rating of 4.928571 based on 193 reviews

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and well maintained. There are info tags everywhere to help you find things and feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and for your kind comments. We really try to make it a super positive experience for all. Please come visit again.
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Best equipped vacation rental we have had

  • 4 of 5

The cabin feels cozy without feeling cramped. The living room, dining room, and kitchen are open with a great view of the valley from the wall of windows that make up the back wall of the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is equipped with great utensils and pans for cooking. The fireplace works well. We used the provided compressed logs for two of the nights we were there. The owners have provided cable and netflix, so it's easy to lay low and binge watch favorite shows. As an added benefit, the owners have marked each remote and what settings you need to use to watch netflix or the dvd or cable. The bed was comfortable. The owners have provided lots of information about local activities. Our wifi connection was fine.

Chris and Steve give plenty of warning about the nature of the road up to the cabin. Believe them! And follow their directions. It seems like every road up there is named High Top, so pay attention. It can get a wee bit confusing. There isn't a good place for an easy walk/hike at the cabin. You will probably need to drive to one of the many trail heads in the area. Front Royal has a Martin's and a Target for groceries and other needs.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stress free rental

  • 5 of 5

My family of four loved this cabin! Not once did we look for something and not find it. Everything is provided. Super clean and comfortable. The views are second to none. The owners have spent a lot of time and effort labelling and leaving notes throughout the cabin. It made for a very relaxing stay. We are already discussing our return visit. If you are looking for a place to relax with no worries and fantastic views, you've found it.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and for leaving the cabin in great condition. The view is truly exceptional. We look forward to your families return visit.
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We Love Rainbow View Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the pleasure to stay in your cabin with our son who was vacationing here. We were astonished at his beautiful home that was made available to us. It was immaculately clean, well kept and lavishly equipped.

We have already talked to our friends about this cabin and plan to spread the around among our family and other friends. We will recommend this place to anyone. Anyone contemplating to stay in Rainbow View Cabin and want a referral from me can get in touch with the property owner for my contact information

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you kind words and sharing your positive experience with your friends. We look forward to hosting you and your acquaintances in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean. Lovely little cabin with great views. Thank you Chris and Steve.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Great Place to Spend a Long Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Rainbow View, and it was just as great as our first experience! We were greeted with a bottle of wine, a personalized note and treats for our dog!

There were a few upgrades like a screen door and a sliding pet door (my favorite) on the deck allowing our dog to sniff around freely while we enjoyed watching the birds at the feeders (already filled upon our arrival). During our three day stay, we visited Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane with great trails for mountain viewing as well as trekking through the woods. It was a bit of a drive, (about 30 mins) but a very scenic one. We also visited Eastham Park in Front Royal, shorter drive and they have a huge dog park as well as a nice trail along the Shenandoah River. We found the very organized "wall of local information" in the dining room extremely helpful in finding both parks.

On the only very rainy day, we enjoyed watching movies (many available via cable/Roku etc...) and playing some of the many provided board and card games.

Overall, the house was very clean and super dog-friendly with food and water bowls available. We will be coming back for sure and definitely recommend this cabin to both dog owners and non-dog owners alike!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad to host you again and look forward to your next visit. Yes, we continue to make upgrades based on the input from our guests as well as what we would like to see in a rental. We are glad you appreciate the latest we have done.
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Rates & Availability

Linden Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum 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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.


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