The Rainbow Inn is a five-room upscale B&B located in the picturesque art town of Idyllwild, two hours from LA and San Diego, one hour from Palm Springs, nestled among majestic pine trees and towering granite mountains. The Inn is located on nearly an acre of wooded land adjacent to Strawberry Creek. The Rainbow Inn is an excellent place to relax and unwind, or to have your wedding or other event in our conference facility.
A luxurious king size bed with decadent bedding awaits you. Sleep among original works of the masters such as Rembrandt, Salvador Dali, and Peter Max. Sooth your senses in the two person Jacuzzi tub, or lounge next to the fireplace. Amenities include: King size bed, Jaccuzi Tub Double, pillow-top mattress, In-room bathroom,600 thread count linens, Complimentary Bottled water, TV/DVD player, Extensive DVD library, Fire place, Refrigerator, Coffee pot
Experience gazing into the canopy of hundred year old pines as the fire warms your room and your spirit. Rustic elegance and a beautiful mahogany sleigh bed await you. Amenities include: Queen size bed, Double pillow-top mattress, In-room bathroom,600 thread count linens, Complimentary Bottled water, TV/DVD player, Extensive DVD library, Fire place, Refrigerator, Coffee pot.
An exceptionally appointed room with spectacular forest views. Let the soothing sound of nearby Strawberry Creek relax you in the comfort of your luxurious queen size bed, or cozy up to the fireplace. Amenities include: queen size bed, double pillow-top mattress, full size in room bathroom, 600 thread count linens, complimentary bottled water, fire place, refrigerator, coffee pot, cable TV / DVD, extensive DVD library.
This cozy room boasts an extremely comfortable queen size bed and rich appointments. Sit in the bay window and read a book, watch a movie, or enjoy the quietude among the majestic pines. Amenities include: queen size bed, double pillow-top mattress, in room bathroom, 600 thread count linens, refrigerator, coffee pot, complimentary bottled water, Cable TV / DVD, DVD library.
Beautiful rich linens adorn the comfortable king bed or two twin beds. Lay back and relax in this elegantly appointed room basking in the beauty. Amenities include: king or two twin beds, double pillow-top mattress, 600 thread count linens, refrigerator, coffee pot, complimentary bottled water, private bathroom, writing table, two bathrobes, cable TV / DVD, DVD library.
5 on August 22, 2014
My friend and I booked a trip to Idyllwild as an escape from Los Angeles. Neither of us had been here before so we had no idea what to expect. The inn is located within walking distance to town and was impeccable. John is an amazing host, wonderful cook, incredibly kind and takes pride in what he does. The inn was clean, comfortable, welcoming, charming, peaceful and delightful. Our room had a private bathroom, small refrigerator, tv, books and more than enough space for two guests. It really was perfect. The balcony, which was facing the back yard, had an incredible view of nature and the yard itself was adorable and perfect for a small wedding or celebration. We are definitely coming back to visit. It was the perfect getaway.
4.4 on August 03, 2014
Wonderful place. Felt right at home. Great breakfast.
4.6 on July 01, 2014
We stopped here as a lay over from a long motor cycle ride. It was so relaxing we stayed another night. We are always made to feel welcome.
5 on June 16, 2014
Awesome stay! Staying at the Rainbow Inn was a wonderful experience! Our host, John was wonderful and so accommodating! The hiking trails were beautiful. We hope to return someday!
4.8 on June 01, 2014
This is a fantastic inn. Clean and comfortable. John, the owner, is a wonderful host and an incredible cook. My daughter was a student at IAA, and I wish I would have found the inn sooner. If I had, it would have been my regular stop.
4.8 on May 31, 2014
A gem in a quaint town. The innkeeper John does make you feel at home. Daily breakfast service are excellent.
5 on May 29, 2014
Had a delightful time at the Rainbow Inn bed and breakfast. The Inn is hosted by John, who is a very talented chef and photographer. He's very knowledgeable about the area too. The grounds have great rustic charm, and it may be hard for you to drag yourself away from them to enjoy all the other charms of the area. That's okay ... just book a couple more days so you can do both. Hope to get back there soon!
4.8 on May 28, 2014
Very nice rooms, furniture and dinning.
4.8 on May 16, 2014
A shady quiet retreat nestled among tall trees, yet a short walkable distance to the center of town. A town that has changed less than expected in the decade since our last visit. We especially enjoyed the excellent breakfasts, and the afternoon wine and snacks. To us, that is what B&B's are all about; a chance to meet new people and hear about the world from a different viewpoint. The Rainbow Inn was excactly right Hope we get back that way again, David & Julie
5 on May 09, 2014
We stayed on a Thurs in April and were the only guests at the Inn. The owner, John, was extremely helpful. The accommodations were nice. We enjoyed our stay
Hiking Trails, Rock Climbing, Nearby Lakes, Year Round Creek, Mountains, Village
Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs) 50 miles
Take Interstate 10 west. Exit in Banning at the Hargrave off ramp and turn left. Follow the signs 26 miles to Idyllwild.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Located on the Pacific Crest Hiking Trail, Miles of Hiking Trails, Rock Climbing, International Performing Arts School, "One of the 100 Best Art Towns", Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services
Bed and Breakfast, Other
Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , 600 Thread Count Sheets, Outdoor Stage, Inside/Outside Wedding Facilities, Massage by Appointment, Catering Available
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Lon Mercer & John Simpson
Interests and hobbies vary and include the arts, gardening, entertaining, hiking, traveling, friends and family.