Guest Reviews

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97 Responses to “Guest Reviews”

  1. Kayla, Greg & Jackson 03/24/2014 at 15:36 #

    Thanks for your hospitality! We appreciated the little touches and wine! It was nice to meet you – this is the perfect getaway.

  2. Alex & Sarah 02/09/2014 at 14:08 #

    Stayed here for two nights for an early Valentine’s Day weekend. We loved the wine and special Valentine’s arrangements that were waiting for us. The cabin was beautiful and everything was so clean. The kitchen was incredible to cook in and the knives were super sharp 🙂 Everything was way more than we expected. Loved the fireplace and hottub and the convenience of everything!! Will definitely recommend this place and we will most certainly come back.
    ~ Alex & Sarah
    P.S. Loved all the scattered notes. Great touch!!

  3. Kate & Joe 01/12/2014 at 18:59 #

    We read great reviews of Rainbow View before booking and the place lived up to them. We couldn’t have been more thrilled. The kitchen is wonderful. I didn’t need to bring everything; it’s stocked w/ utensils, pots, pans, etc. The complimentary bottle of wine from a local vineyard was perfect after a drive. The view from the hot tub was relaxing and private and being able to come inside, cook a great meal looking out onto the valley from the huge kitchen windows, and enjoy that wine by the fireplace was the best. We wanted a getaway from the city and we got it. Chris & Steve were very friendly and helpful and we had no problems at all. We plan on coming again. I would recommend it to anyone.

  4. Matt & Grace 01/09/2014 at 14:41 #

    We really enjoyed our stay and how we were lacking for nothing here. The “little things’ we found in the kitchen were great. We cooked some great meals and also enjoyed the fireplace and hot tub. we will definitely return. we loved your home. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Sarah, Davidson, Molly & Owen 01/05/2014 at 17:12 #

    Chris & Steve –
    We have thoroughly enjoyed our trip. rainbow View is beautiful – never have we been in a home with better labels or more hooks… so handy! We will be back FOR SURE! Attention to detail, so quickly fixing the frozen pipes, and a kitchen that is FULLY STOCKED sets your cabin above the rest. We would live here if we could. Happy New Year! (and thanks for the cookies and wine!)

  6. Denis & family, Rodenberg, Germany 01/03/2014 at 13:11 #

    Great time – wonderful home with amazing view

    We stayed here for almost one week right after X-Mas. We all loved this place. It is a really comfortable and cozy home with amazing views. The kids loved to play outside right in the nature – watching birds and squirrels or even deer. Inside the house there is everything you need. Steve and Chris provided so many things – nothing missing! Just bring your food with you and you will have a perfect stay. Not to forget – the house is very clean. In case of questions the hosts are answering very fast (before, during and after our stay) and they really made us feel at home. That is really remarkable and exceptional! The house is easy to reach from Washington DC. Restaurants, shopping etc. is only 15 minutes away in Front Royal – perfect for us. Front Royal is a lovely and friendly town. It is a short drive to Shenandoah National Park and we were pleased that the Skyline Drive was still open. Highly recommended – we would like to come again. Thank you so much for this great time!

  7. Jean-Philippe & Amanda 12/22/2013 at 15:47 #

    Really nice place and very well equipped. Lovely details! It felt like home because of the real plants inside and everything is so nicely decorated. The cabin is cleaner than some hotel! We left some German gingerbread for you!

  8. Chad & Skip 12/16/2013 at 12:43 #

    It was a wonderful time here. The house is very, very cozy and comfortable and we had everything we needed (even more – so many things were provided). You were very, very helpful and friendly and the answers to our questions came so fast. we really enjoyed our stay! Many thanks!

  9. Cindy & Family 11/30/2013 at 18:27 #

    Chris & Steve
    Thanks for the gracious hospitality! We really enjoyed our time here! We truly had a lovelt time and will highly recommend this place to all our friends & family.

  10. Greg & Erin, the honeymooners from Baton Rouge 11/20/2013 at 21:14 #

    Great Place! Thank you for the cute card and wine. It was very welcoming. Seems like you have thought of everything. We loved our stay. Great location – even DC is just over an hour away. We appreciated having the fire ready to go and leaving the lights on. We needed a great place to kick back and relax – we found it. We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to share your place. We hope to be back and will certainly recommend you to anyone. (We love your sense of humor in the directions & in all the notes) Thanks for everything.

  11. Dan & Mary (& Chance) 11/17/2013 at 10:41 #

    From the moment we walked in we knew this was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The cabin is so welcoming and really is stocked to make you feel at home. The hot tub was the perfect way to end the day after a trip to Skyline Caverns and Fox Meadow Winery. Thanks for your hospitality and we hope to make it back again, probably not too far into the future.

  12. Karyn 11/13/2013 at 14:27 #

    We had a wonderful time!
    The cabin was the perfect oasis for our girls getaway weekend. Everything was wonderful! Thank you for everything. The cabin was lovely and comfortable. We stopped by Fox Meadow Winery and went hiking at Sky Meadows.

  13. Erik & Pilar 10/30/2013 at 16:08 #

    Beautiful views, wonderful accommodations. After hiking all day the hot tub was a welcome way to relax. Thank you for such a lovely place for some much needed R&R!

  14. Ken & Lisa, Larry & Gail 10/27/2013 at 14:13 #

    Steve & Chris
    We enjoyed meeting you. You have a lovely cabin in a great location. Hiking the AT trail, soaking in the hot tub, and relaxing on the deck was perfect. See you again in the spring.

  15. Bruce, Ann & Kevin 10/09/2013 at 17:10 #

    Beautiful!! What a great cabin!
    Thank you so much for all of the wonderful amenities. Clean and everything we needed – thank you! Kevin, the dog, appreciated the “cookies” you left. This was a great layover on the way to the beach. Loved visiting the local wineries (Fox Meadow, Barrel Oak and others). Thank you for the pet friendly amenities too. Loved all of the hummingbirds.

  16. Tim & Melissa 10/08/2013 at 13:00 #

    Thanks for a lovely stay!
    Beautiful spot, lots of nice amenities (thanks for the well stocked wood for the fire pit!) We’ve stayed at a lot of VRBOs and give you very high marks on the “truth in advertising” category. Your driving directions were also very good.

  17. Vanessa, Christy, Tori & Lisa 09/26/2013 at 18:38 #

    We loved our stay! We wish we could have stayed longer than just a couple of nights. Hot tub = AMAZING. Kitchen was excellently stocked and living room was so cozy – we loved having a fire in the fireplace!
    We look forward to returning again in the future – this may just have to be our “go-to” Shenandoah Valley getaway!!

  18. Margaret 09/20/2013 at 11:06 #

    Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend stay at the cabin! We loved everything about it. The views were spectacular, we loved the hot tub, and everything that we needed you had already thought of to provide! I have already recommended the cabin to many friends at work, and will continue to do so to others. I had a weekend away with my girlfriends this time, but would love to visit again soon with my husband! Many thanks again, Chris and Steve, for all your help and the amazing care and thought you put into this cabin. We had a great time!
    Reservation Process: World Class
    Amenities: World Class
    Overall Value: World Class

  19. Pat & Meghan 09/04/2013 at 16:15 #

    Thank you so much for such a great stay! The view is amazing and the house could not be more comfortable. The kitchen is better equipped than ours at home! We all had a great time. (Love the art from Honduras. I was in the Peace Corp there.)

  20. Bruce & Ann 09/03/2013 at 16:14 #

    What a great cabin! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful amenities. This was a great layover on the way to the beach. Clean and had everything we needed. Loved visiting the local wineries – Fox Meadow, Barrel Oak, and others. Thanks for the pet friendly amenities too. Loved all the hummingbirds!!

  21. Mark + Susan 08/26/2013 at 10:21 #

    Beautiful view!
    The accomodations were great. We are from Midlothian, VA and it is great to be in the mountains. Loved your attention to detail – we wanted for nothing!

  22. Michele, Richard and William ~ Arlington, VA 08/23/2013 at 12:45 #

    Our first time visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley. We loved it and plan to return. We visited Fox Meadow Winery, downtown Front Royal, Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive. We really enjoyed dining around and exploring the beautiful countryside. The cabin was the perfect place for exploring all that the region has to offer.

  23. Katie 08/17/2013 at 13:11 #

    Thanks, we really enjoyed our stay. We LOVE the fact there weren’t additional cleaning and pet fees!

  24. Diana 08/15/2013 at 12:04 #

    A beautiful gem! A perfect mini relaxing vacation. Steve and Chris are very accommodating and a delight to deal with. The cabin is very clean and well equipped. Every detail was just perfect. Thanks so much for pleasurable experience

  25. Ralph & Pam 08/10/2013 at 13:11 #

    I was happy to see the house so clean; we appreciate that! I am from New Mexico originally and was delighted to see the Southwestern décor, even down to the Kokopelli finials on the curtain rods. You are very accommodating and have thought of everything, down to the kindling for the fire. We were impressed by your personal touchin your card and bottle of wine for our anniversary. Thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay celebrating our anniversary and will highly recommend your establishment to our family, friends and colleagues.

  26. Graham + Beverly 08/08/2013 at 16:50 #

    We had a wonderful time here. We love the cabin, it has everything you could possibly need for your holiday and much more besides. The hot tub is a real bonus, we used it every day. Marvelous to come home to after a leisurely walk in the Shenandoah mountains. Thank you very much! We would love to return with our family one day.

  27. Stu, Kristen, Mere & Marc 08/01/2013 at 13:57 #

    We enjoyed our time here with the fabulous views!
    Thanks!

  28. Carole and Ron 07/21/2013 at 10:11 #

    Yor house is great! Loved the hot tub. You thought of everything! Thank you.

  29. Carole & Ron 07/19/2013 at 12:34 #

    Beautiful view, relaxing hot tub. The cabin has a beautiful interior, a amazing sunset view and the hot tub was wonderful! I would recommend this house to anyone wanting to go to a mountain cabin that is not far from a city or major highway. We went to the Jiffy Lube LIVE concert venue, it was approximately 30 minutes away. The Shenandoah river was about 10 miles from this cabin. The beds were a little hard for my taste but that’s a personal preference. Perhaps a soft mattress pad could be stowed in the closets for people who like a softer mattress. Steve and Chris want you to have a great experience and they have thought of EVERYTHING to make your stay comfortable. The cabin greets you with a binder with all the information that you need to find anything you could possibly want, the kitchen, bathroom and laundry was stocked with soap, detergents and paper products. They even provided sheets and towels, you don’t get that with most house rentals! Thank you for sharing your cabin. 🙂

  30. Beth, Dave & Mariah 07/19/2013 at 12:15 #

    Wow! What a beautiful place! We’ll definitely be back. The views are amazing and the cabin is very comfortable. We loved the hot tub and the winery. Thanks for sharing your place with us.

  31. Damien, Karin & the kids 07/10/2013 at 17:06 #

    You guys rock! Loved the house & all the extras, and highly recommend Cheryl for a massage!

  32. Gerry & Csilla 07/06/2013 at 18:27 #

    We could tell that you truly care about this cabin not just as a rental property!
    A wonderful relaxing stay. Thank you!

  33. Jennifer and Stuart 06/20/2013 at 21:50 #

    Fantastic place..everything you could possibly need is here. We spent an entire day out on the deck, in and out of the hot tub, enjoying the view, watching the hummingbirds, listening to the woodpeckers and finishing the evening with the complimentary bottle of red…thanks guys….thoroughly recommend staying here and we will be telling all our family and friends back in Australia to make sure they get to this beautiful part of the world and experience this place!
    Jen and Stu (Western Australia)

  34. Ty & Nico 06/17/2013 at 16:14 #

    Awesome escape! The view and amenities were well above expectation. Truly was a great place to get away for the weekend. We took our dog, Brutus canoeing and swimming for the first time – a really fun experience! The deck and jacuzzi were our favorite spots, and it was nice to discover everything we needed to cook was already here.

  35. Steve 04/01/2013 at 10:26 #

    Thanks! We had a great time, your place is absolutely gorgeous! We will probably be back this summer, so we’ll keep in touch!
    Steve

  36. Andy 03/28/2013 at 12:49 #

    Great cabin. Was even nicer than the pictures!!

  37. Scott & Julie 01/18/2013 at 14:07 #

    Thank you so much for such a lovely visit. You were so kind to accommodate our needs and to do things like provide a wonderful bottle of wine upon our arrival. We had a perfectly restful time and enjoyed our stay very much. The highlight is definitely the kitchen. It is well equipped and you do feel like you are up in a treehouse with the amazing view. If you need a little break from the city, this is a wonderful spot. Many thanks!

  38. Jim White 01/09/2013 at 14:15 #

    A wonderful cabin with a great view and all the amenities you need, including two attentive hosts (they live nearby, not in the same cabin!) Be sure to check out the Fox Meadow winery just over the hill.

  39. Lance & Tina 11/20/2012 at 15:14 #

    We had a wonderful stay! Your cabin is perfect! We didn’t want for anything.
    Really great meal at the Public House in Flint Hill, as well as Element in Front Royal. Highly recommend Three Fox Vineyard, Desert Rose Winery & Rappahannock Cellars.
    Hopefully we’ll be back!
    Thanks again,

  40. John & Cal 11/14/2012 at 15:53 #

    What a great retreat! We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to come back.

  41. Tom & Dorothy 10/29/2012 at 15:19 #

    The view was everything that was promised. A fabulous home with all the amenities needed for a luxurious vacation. Everything about it was great (we especially liked the fireplace). We’ll definitely be back! THANK YOU for an amazing weekend!
    Tom & Dorothy (+ Brisket)

  42. Danielle + Chris 10/25/2012 at 15:26 #

    The cabin is lovely, and the the view is unbeatable. We enjoyed hiking in Shenandoah and visiting the nearby wineries. The guys were a pleasure to rent from, and were kind enough to let us in early to drop off groceries. (I didn’t want the ice cream to melt!) If we go back to Shenandoah, we will definitely stay here again!

  43. Maria & John 10/24/2012 at 15:29 #

    My husband and I traveled here for a week’s vacation and a much needed R&R. Rainbow Views did not disappoint. In fact, it was more than we expected. Our hosts were gracious and thought about everything we might need to make our stay an enjoyable one. The cabin was very clean, comfortable, cozy and had everything we needed for cooking full meals. The view was spectacular and I looked forward every morning with a hot cup of coffee to watch the day slowly unfold. It was so nice to wake up and think about whether we wanted to go for a hike at the National Park, view caves, go sightseeing, visit wineries or just stay in and read. We are thinking of coming back to see the spring wildflowers.

  44. Jen and Karen 10/17/2012 at 15:39 #

    My partner and I spent a long weekend in this clean, comfortable, and cozy cabin. The view from the long kitchen windows is truly spectacular. The kitchen is very well stocked with all the utensils a cook might want or need. While there are houses nearby, you don’t see them when you are inside or notice them when you are out because of the tree cover and the distance. The place feels both secluded and safe. The owners are delightful and answered all of our questions quickly. I don’t think the photos do justice to place: while it looks small on the outside, it feels spacious on the inside because of the large windows and open floor plan. Also, it is a quick and (traffic willing) an easy drive from DC/Northern VA. We made it, door to door, in an hour and a half. We will be back!

  45. Mike & Traci 10/08/2012 at 15:33 #

    Heaven! We spent Wednesday and Thursday at this wonderful place on the top of the mountain with a once-in-a-life-time view. This is a very clean and modern two bedroom home that we instantly felt at home in as soon as we opened the door. Our gracious hosts made sure that everything was ready when we arrived. The leaves were just starting to blush with their fall colors. But anytime would be a great time to visit Rainbow View Cabin. Don’t forget to check out the nearby vineyards like Fox Meadow.

  46. Rhonda 09/22/2012 at 15:37 #

    Great Cabin, Amazing View
    Both the day and night views of the Shenandoah Valley are beautiful. The view during fall foliage will be unbelievable. The cabin is well furnished – had everything needed. It is close to a number of wineries as well as the Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah River. We had a great morning tubing down the river and then visited a couple of the wineries. A perfect day and a great place to crash at the end of the day. Thanks.

  47. Jason and Bryan 09/06/2012 at 15:54 #

    Our tubing excursion was the highlight of our summer! (Thanks so much for the emergency delivery of the sunscreen we forgot! – We made it to the jump-off point just in time.)
    – Jason and Bryan (We’re no longer “flatlanders”! – Hooray!)

  48. Beth & Rob 09/04/2012 at 15:41 #

    My husband and I traveled here for a long weekend for our first anniversary. The cabin was perfect! Very accommodating and very welcoming. By far the cleanest cabin I’ve ever stayed in also. Perfect for wine lovers, there are several if not dozens of vineyards all within a short driving distance. Very easy access to Front Royal and about 90 minutes from Washington. We did get cell phone service (Verizon) and the satellite also worked well. One of our favorite things was waking up almost every morning to see hummingbirds at the bird feeder. This happened on several occasions, one almost even flew into the house! The view is great, no disappointments there- especially for thunderstorms and lightening. You can also see the valley lights at night. House was well-stocked with necessities. Thanks!

  49. Gene, Tom & Chett 08/15/2012 at 15:56 #

    This place is fantastic. We became members of the winery up the hill, so now we’ll have to return!
    Cheers guys!
    – Gene, Tom, and Chett

  50. Lisa DeCarlo 08/13/2012 at 15:43 #

    What a beautiful view. The cabin is well maintained, all new bath, and kitchen. A fun weekend or week away from home.

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