Guest Reviews

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98 Responses to “Guest Reviews

  1. Libby Haynes 07/01/2019 at 13:57 #

    Just loved this quaint home, views were priceless and was definitely a place designed for entertaining and enjoying the mountain. Wish my sisters and I could have spent more time here. The place had notes and signs everywhere so that we could enjoy all aspects of the home. We used Netflix, ceiling fan and correct light switches. Loved the shower with a view of the valley! Kitchen had anything you needed to cook. Spare coolers were used for a picnic at local winery. Didn’t get to enjoy the hot tub as we were gone all day and it stormed at night, however we noted the towels, robes and camping chairs ready for use. We all want to return in the fall and make this destination an annual reunion. The place was very clean. Beware of allergens if you are allergic to dogs as one of us found out. Thankfully she had allergy meds.

  2. Jen & Pat   Rainbow View Cabin 08/25/2018 at 08:41 #

    Peaceful escape and beautiful view ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    The home was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The hosts Chris and Steve truly thought of everything and made it easy for us. The nice and thoughtful touch of the beautiful Anniversary card and bottle of wine really impressed us. They even had treats for our dog and water bowls full for her. The view from the kitchen of the skyline captured our attention day and night. And the hot tub was so relaxing after all the hiking we did in Shenandoah National Park, we wish we would have used it sooner!
    We experienced the surrounding area with the wineries and breweries. Fox Meadow was beautiful and has some nice really wines. Also in Front Royal there is the VA Beer Museum that we enjoyed and the owner David was very informative of the history. And close by in Flint there is a restaurant called Griffin Tavern that was very good. And dog friendly outside. We also ventured out to Bluemont VA for Dirt Farm Brewing, Bluemont Winery and the Farm stand for fresh fruit and yummy apple cider donuts. Alll are dog friendly as well with the winery and farm market allowing dogs inside. And The Giving Tree at the bottom of the mountain has a bounty of good fruit and vegetables. Overall we had a fantastic time and would recommend this place to everyone. Thank you again Chris and Steve for the hospitality and providing the comforts of home. We hope to return soon!

  3. Stella & Mary   Rainbow View Cabin 12/16/2016 at 19:31 #

    Best equipped vacation rental we have had.

    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.

  4. Bob   Rainbow View Cabin 04/03/2016 at 10:57 #

    Simply perfect!
    The property is simply one of the best places I have traveled, the views are amazing from the kitchen through the large windows in the morning and even better from the hot tub at night. Chris and Steve ensure that the house has everything you could need for a wonderful stay from a well stocked kitchen , towels , sheets and so many small items. I mentioned I was traveling there for my birthday and a very unique birthday card awaited me, along with a nice bottle of wine , the property owners truly take time to ensure that your stay will be special. I can not wait to return for another stay. I highly recommend this property to anyone needing a relaxing trip.

  5. Debbie & Fred   Rainbow View Cabin 04/03/2016 at 10:48 #

    View is breathtaking!!!! Sit in wonderful hot tub with fire pit near by and take in the view!!! Owners thought of everything!!! Just bring your food and clothes!!! Loved watching the birds!! So relaxing want to return soon!!!!

  6. Sara & Casey 02/16/2016 at 15:06 #

    Reservation Process: World Class
    Amenities: World Class
    Overall Value: World Class
    Sure, I’d recommend you!: Yes

  7. Wade & Karla 02/01/2016 at 09:35 #

    Karla and I had a great time, the cabin had everything we needed to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay, the view of the valley was awesome & winery visits were great …have to come back in fall for the great golf….thanks Chris and Steve

    Reservation Process: World Class
    Amenities: World Class
    Overall Value: World Class
    Sure, I’d recommend you!: Yes

  8. Rachel 12/23/2015 at 10:00 #

    All my expectations were absolutely blown away. The reservation process was extremely easy and the owners were very flexible when we wanted to shift our dates. The pictures don’t do the place justice as the view is absolutely breathtaking. The cabin is cozy, extremely well maintained, clean, and has everything you might need. The check-in/out process made it easy for us to come and go as we please. We especially found all the information that Steve & Chris provided to be helpful. There are various tidbits of information throughout the cabin that answer any question you might have and made the stay pleasant. You can really tell how much pride they take in their property and business. From the organization of their website to the customized cabin binder that you’ll find upon your arrival, the efforts that the owners go through to ensure we have wonderful stay truly show. We would definitely return and I would highly recommend this to anyone who wanted to escape and relax for a weekend!

    Reservation Process: World Class
    Amenities: World Class
    Overall Value: World Class
    Would I recommend: Yes

  9. Rebecca Winters 06/04/2015 at 20:41 #

    A perfect getaway! The owners have every convenience. They even had a bottle of wine and an anniversary greeting waiting for us 🙂 We can’t wait to go back for our next anniversary.
    Reservation Process: World Class
    Amenities: World Class
    Overall Value: World Class
    Sure, I’d recommend you!: Yes

  10. Ellen & Brandon 04/18/2015 at 17:29 #

    Everything was just phenomenal – Chris and Steve thought of everything, and the stay was even more stress-free due to the hospitality. My husband and I got some much-needed R&R just reading outside on the deck, enjoying the hot tub, making s’mores around the fire-pit, and watching the sunsets. We were especially thrilled that we could enjoy all this and bring our dog along, too. Absolutely amazing stay, and we’d highly recommend this place to friends and family! We look forward to staying here again soon.
    Reservation Process: World Class
    Amenities: World Class
    Overall Value: World Class
    Would I recommend?: Yes

  11. Evan & Brittney 04/09/2015 at 17:58 #

    Our stay was more relaxing and enjoyable than we could have imagined! it is evident that Chris and Steve have thought of everything, and we felt so welcome and comfortable. The weather was cold and rainy so we took full advantage of the hot tub and fireplace. We spent Wednesday visiting Fox Meadow vineyards, Rappahanock Cellars, Copper Fox distillery, and Desert Rose Winery. Would recommend all! We are already talking about coming back!

  12. Dustin & Salina 03/25/2015 at 17:11 #

    We had a great time at the cabin. Got to go hiking & to Luray Caverns. Also enjoyed the neighborhood winery. Grilling, movies, & lounging in the hot tub were also very enjoyable. Looking forward to coming back for another fun weekend.

  13. Jeff and Evelyn 01/30/2015 at 11:04 #

    We loved our stay at rainbow View – Steve and Chris are very gracious hosts. Loved the hot tub while it was snowing – It was great! Everything was comfortable and very cozy.

  14. Scott & Val 01/19/2015 at 20:13 #

    We really enjoyed our stay at such a wonderful cabin! It was everything we were hoping for and more to celebrate a relaxing birthday weekend. The kitchen window views and sunsets were beautiful! The apple cinnamon donuts from the Apple House were amazing and we also enjoyed the cabernet franc from Fox Meadow. It was so fantastic we went back to the winery for another bottle. Really great neighborhood winery! Thanks, and we’ll be back to enjoy your beautiful cabin again!

  15. Danny & Kelly 01/13/2015 at 15:40 #

    You guys exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much for the birthday card, bottle of wine, and doggie treats. They were wonderful touches. You guys thought of everything and made this an excellent weekend. We would love to return in the spring.

  16. Kate 01/05/2015 at 14:23 #

    The house and surroundings were beautiful. We loved the view, fireplace, fire pit, and hot tub. It was a cozy winter getaway. The owners also managed to think of everything and were very friendly and gracious throughout our stay. We would certainly come back.
    Reservation Process: World Class
    Amenities: World Class
    Overall Value: World Class
    Sure, I’d recommend you!: Yes

  17. Ryan & Lauren 12/16/2014 at 11:35 #

    We had a wonderful time at your cabin! Thank you for the wine and tasting coupon! We enjoyed visiting Fox Meadow and Barrel Oak Wineries. The hot tub was great and what a view! We will be back again! Thank you very much.

  18. Debbie & Jane 12/13/2014 at 12:32 #

    Thanks so much for a great place, you guys are the best!! We loved Fox Meadow – loved & bought every one of their wines. Perfect place for a girls weekend away! We will see you again, hopefully soon!! Thanks for the wine and complimentary wine tasting. We book a lot through VRBO and this has been the best place we have stayed by far. You guys thought of everything. We will surely be back, perhaps summer & tour more wine venues. Thanks for everything!

  19. Peggy & Woodie 12/02/2014 at 14:17 #

    Wonderful cabin with great view of the valley. Cabin was exceptionally equipped with everything we needed plus duraflame logs for the fireplace. We had snow for our first two days and loved the white winter wonderland! Chris, our host, kept us informed each day about weather conditions and sites to visit. The welcome bottle of wine was also very good and we visited several wineries in the area. There were too many to visit them all. We enjoyed the relaxed ambiance and the beauty of the cabin and the Shenandoah National Park!
    Thanks for sharing your cabin with us.

  20. Dave & Susan 11/26/2014 at 14:42 #

    What a lovely place. We spent our 1 year anniversary here and we loved it. Thank you so much for the hospitality and beautiful place to stay. Our pup felt very at home too!!

  21. Team JKLM 11/23/2014 at 15:39 #

    SO MUCH FUN! We absolutely love this cabin. Everything was perfect, and only water-based lubes were used! 🙂 But seriously, great time. We hiked “Little Devil Stairs” in Shenandoah Nat’l Park and it was a blast. We will for sure be back.

  22. Rodney & Rochelle 11/18/2014 at 18:09 #

    Had a wonderful stay at Rainbow View. We loved the view, hot tub, fireplace, etc. and appreciated the attention to detail, such as the outside fire being set and ready to go (it had rained most of the day but this made it possible to enjoy a fire anyway.) Spent the morning wandering around historic Front Royal. L Dee’s Pancake House is an excellent source of small town food/atmosphere. There are also several antique shops with very friendly owners. Unfortunately some were closed because it was Monday. Overall an excellent stay. Accommodations were – excellent.

  23. Natalie & Christina 11/17/2014 at 18:53 #

    Hi Chris & Steve,
    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful house! We had a great time. The hot tub & fireplace are amazing. Love the view as well. Thank you for the wine & an overall great weekend! will definitely come back sometime.

  24. Amy, Jason, Peter & Justin 11/12/2014 at 17:45 #

    Thank you for the use of this beautiful house! Our two boys (ages 6 & 9) loved hiking in Shenandoah Nat Park and really loved soaking in the hot tub afterward! We had a great dinner at Joe’s – the haddock dinner and calamari were noteworthy! The boys also loved looking at all the visitor pins on your map and were really excited to add our pin to the display!

  25. Angelina & Steve 11/09/2014 at 11:16 #

    We had such a wonderful time during our stay at your cabin! You provided everything we could need! Thank you for the wine tasting at Fox Meadow, & BTW they want you for some stand-up comedy there! We enjoyed Skyline Drive and Caverns as well as some other local wineries. Dinner at Joe’s was amazing!! We will definitely have to stay here in the future.

  26. Jess 11/08/2014 at 14:27 #

    Thank you so much for your excellent hospitality & beautiful house! We really enjoyed our stay (despite the weather) & sincerely appreciated all the work & personal touches you obviously attended to before our arrival – keep up the incredible work! Thank you!

  27. John & Ann 11/06/2014 at 13:29 #

    We had a fantastic time at Rainbow View! Beautiful views from the cabin! You put so much energy into making the cabin welcoming. Thank you for your hospitality!
    We went to the Wine & Duck for dinner and toured the Copper Fox distillery, while stopping along the way for antiques.
    We had a blast. Thanks again!

  28. Caitlin & Ryan 10/31/2014 at 15:36 #

    What a way to spend our honeymoon! Tucked away in the mountains. The view from the kitchen is breathtaking.
    The cabin is amazing and truly a home away from home. So much attention to the small details!
    To future guests: Go drive on Skyline Drive! It is beautiful and truly a work of art around each bend.
    Fox Meadow Winery was beautiful! We are taking 3 bottles home!
    Thank you, Steve & Chris, for making our honeymoon so comfortable! We hope to come stay again!

  29. Suzi & Ted 10/25/2014 at 23:04 #

    What a pleasure to stay in such a welcoming and well-equipped cabin! Chris and Steve anticipate every need… so cozy and comfortable.
    For a rainy day, we recommend visiting the historic home of Belle Boyd in Front Royal. She was a colorful, outrageous confederate spy. Also suggest dropping by the Royal Oak used bookstore… room after room stacked with books from floor to ceiling. We had an excellent dinner at Element.
    On our sunny day, we took a walk on the Appalachian Trail, which runs close to the cabin. After that we enjoyed tasting at Fox Meadow Winery.
    Then topping everything off was the hot tub. And the fireplace. And the magnificent view.
    Thank you, Chris and Steve.

  30. Marina & Dan 10/03/2014 at 15:19 #

    Wonderful getaway!
    My boyfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary. The weather was great, the view was beautiful, and the cabin was perfect. It had everything you would need, from the well stocked kitchen to the “in case you forgot” little ziplock bag in the bathroom (with travel size toothpaste, toothbrush, etc). It is clear the owners are very thoughtful to what their guests might need.

    We loved the grill and the hot tub! And the complimentary wine was a nice touch. The fall is the perfect time to visit. I would definitely go back.

  31. Bob 09/26/2014 at 14:02 #

    Came up here to get away from the city for a few days, had a wonderful time. The cabin was spotless, the view was so amazing, and we had the most wonderful, relaxing time. The kitchen was well-furnished and nice, with that amazing view 🙂 I just can’t say enough good things about this place.

  32. Amy Goehring 08/28/2014 at 20:54 #

    Simon and I stayed here Aug 24-26 to have our lil honeymoon. We had an amazing time and enjoyed all the little extras that were provided. We are already looking to see when we can schedule our next trip. ❤

  33. Lauren & Juan 08/18/2014 at 17:40 #

    Thank you so much! We had a lovely stay and really enjoyed the cabin. It’s a very special place and we were happy to share it for a weekend. I do hope we can get back there again someday for another getaway! We are back to DC life after a rejuvenating weekend.

  34. Greg & Karen 08/14/2014 at 12:49 #

    Perfect get away
    We had a great relaxing get away at Rainbow Views. Location was perfect. Far enough out to feel private and relaxed, close enough to be easily accessible and convenient. The rental had everything we needed, exactly the kind of escape we were looking for. All we had to do was grab our personal items and pick up a few groceries on the way. There was even a chilled bottle of wine waiting for us, so the relaxation could begin immediately upon arrival. The deck was great and shaded for lounging in the morning, excellent for watching sunsets in the evening, and perfect for relaxing in the hot tub with a fire at night. We loved our two day retreat. We wished we had booked longer.

  35. David, Robin and Greta 08/07/2014 at 14:31 #

    We had a wonderful time here. Hiked 8 miles on the AT, went to the winery, and had our massages. (BTW – Cheryl was wonderful!) Enjoyed the hot tub, hummingbirds and nature.
    We plan on returning at another time. 🙂
    Thank you for such a wonderful, clean place to get away to.

  36. Terry & Mark 07/29/2014 at 11:26 #

    Thank you, Steve and Chris
    We enjoyed ourselves. The hot tub was much appreciated after the 4 caverns we did.

  37. Mike & Joanna 07/28/2014 at 11:17 #

    Thanks for hosting us for the weekend it was fabulous time at your place. We hope to return soon.

  38. Marcus + Simona 07/26/2014 at 10:46 #

    Nice, clean, well organized cabin, extremely vivid directions + information. We had a massage and Cheryl was fabulous! 100% wonderful! We will return!! Hot tub was great + relaxing! Everything was wonderful!
    Our pooch gives the trip two paws up!

  39. Theresa 07/14/2014 at 17:15 #

    The place is great!! You thought of everything.
    We’ll be back & will recommend it.

  40. Lisa & Adam :-) 07/11/2014 at 14:54 #

    Thank you! We had a wonderful time here in the perfect cabin. The place is beautiful and has everything needed. Would love to come back one day!

  41. Michael & Kali 07/01/2014 at 11:13 #

    We had a wonderful stay! The view is amazing! We are so grateful to you both for all of the care and thoughtfulness taken to prepare the cabin for us. We wanted to add a pin to the map above the TV, but couldn’t locate the pins. Could you please add one for us? Thank you for everything!

  42. Carlos & Kamilah 06/29/2014 at 16:00 #

    Staying here was an absolute blessing. The peace and quiet that we parents of 3 long for was found here. This is our new home away from home. What a perfect place to spend our 12th wedding anniversary.
    Look forward to coming back.

  43. Marion, Lilli, Lea & Ralf from Germany 04/24/2014 at 10:38 #

    Thank you so much for your great hospitality. We enjoyed very much the great views, the silence, and especially the hot tub. Our kids liked to feed and to watch the squirrels and birds. Thanks again and good bye…

  44. Andrew & Sooky 04/20/2014 at 13:03 #

    We had a great weekend! The house is perfect. Keep up the good work. We plan on returning soon. The hot tub is the best. Sorry if we used all the logs – we are city people – this experience is new to us. We loved the fireplace and the fire pit. Also sorry if there is some dog hair around. We vacuumed the house for the hair but we might have missed some. We plan on returning soon with friends/family. Hope to meet next time. Thanks for a great time.

    • Marion, Lilli, Lea & Ralf from Germany 04/24/2014 at 10:47 #

      So glad you enjoyed your country adventure. We look forward to your return, and if you run out of wood again, just let us know – we’ll be glad to drop more by. 🙂
      Cheers ~Chris & Steve

  45. Philippe & Emilie 04/14/2014 at 08:06 #

    Hello Chris & Steve
    We’ve enjoyed these 2 days in your house… but it has been a too short time. We regret it – In our long trip through US (25 days) this place would have deserved more days. This part of Virginia looks really beautiful and yesterday the colors all around were amazing. We arrived a little depressed for the weather that lead us from Asheville, but this nice house made us forget about the cold, wind, rain… So we hope one day to be back and enjoy a little bit more this beautiful land.
    Thank you

  46. Dana + Greg 04/05/2014 at 18:55 #

    The house was fantastic! Great views and we appreciated all of the little personal details. Thank you for the bday card and bottle of wine! We enjoyed the tasting at Fox Meadow as well.

  47. Dana & Greg 04/05/2014 at 18:06 #

    The house was fantastic! Great views and we appreciated all of the little personal details. Thank you for the bday card and bottle of wine! And we loved the complimentary tasting at Fox Meadow Winery. It was a wonderful stay and we enjoyed everything. We will absolutely be back! We’ve also sent your info along to a few of our friends who wanted to come stay as well. Thank you!!!

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