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Rainbow Inn Bed & Breakfast

54420 South Circle Drive , Idyllwild, CA 92549 USA (Show map)
4.7
157 Reviews
$95 - $155
per night

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About

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.

Rooms & Rates

Swan Lake Suite

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Sunset Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Strawberry Creek Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bear Den

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Music Box Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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Beautiful and well-run

4.6 on April 14, 2014

My wife and I stayed here to get out of LA for a few days. Each room is very different--we stayed in the Bear Den. We have stayed at a lot of B&B's over the years, but this one stood out for a few reasons. First, it is well decorated. Idyllwild is a fairly artsy community, and much of this art is (tastefully) on display in the cabin. Our room has several amazing photographs taken by the owner himself. Second, everything is immaculately clean. Our bed was spotless, soft, and comfortable. The bathroom was similarly spotless. Third, the amenities provided are really exceptional. For example, we were considering going to to see a movie until we realized that the owner had an entire library of DVDs in the hallway for us to borrow. We just popped the DVD in the TV/DVD combination included in our room (and every room, I think) and watched it. As another example, the owner created a binder for each room showing all of the restaurants in the area and their menus, hiking trails, etc. It is a huge help in decided how to spend your day in Idyllwild. Fourth, the service is great. In addition to being very polite, the owner goes out of his way to make sure you are happy. He provided my wife and I a ride in his vehicle up the mountain so we could take a beautiful hiking trail back down. He offered it to us of his own volition. We had a delightful conversation with him on the way up and it saved us a lot of trouble in picking out an appropriate hike and getting there. Fifth, the location is great. You are located close to the commercial center of Idyllwild where all of the shops and restaurants are found. We truly had a great time at this B&B and will definitely be coming back next time we need a weekend escape.


Outstanding

5 on April 03, 2014

The best B&B in the area


Truly a Pot of Gold

5 on March 19, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a little romantic get-away for Valentine's Day weekend, and we found just the place. The Rainbow Inn is a reemarkably well appointed B&B, and we were immediately impressed. Our host, John, was generous and attentive, but not intrusive at all, and his breakfasts were stellar! The room was immaculate, and we felt very welcome. Outstanding weekend!


Cozy, with wonderful hospitality

4.6 on March 16, 2014

We were in Idyllwild for a weekend of torrential rains, but it was OK because we had such a wonderful home base at the Rainbow Inn (Swan Lake room). We slept through breakfast, so I can't comment on that, but everything else was exactly as we'd hoped it would be. We'll be back next time we're in Idyllwild.


Fantastic time in the mountains!

5 on March 10, 2014

My wife and I both wished that we had allotted more time to spend in Idyllwild, and certainly more time at the Rainbow Inn. The building and rooms are probably the best looking we've ever experienced in a BnB, and John was a fantastic host. There are soo many good places to eat in town, and soo many things to do, that we could have easily stayed a week. John made a great breakfast before we left, and even drove us up to the trail head of a local trail so we could walk the trail one way back to the inn. When we come back to SoCal someday, we will definitely come back to the Rainbow Inn.


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Location

Location Type

Hiking Trails, Nearby Lakes, Rock Climbing, Year Round Creek, Mountains, Village

Airport

Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Take Interstate 10 west. Exit in Banning at the Hargrave off ramp and turn left. Follow the signs 26 miles to Idyllwild.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Rock Climbing, Located on the Pacific Crest Hiking Trail, International Performing Arts School, "One of the 100 Best Art Towns", Miles of Hiking Trails, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Catering Available, Massage by Appointment, Inside/Outside Wedding Facilities, 600 Thread Count Sheets, Outdoor Stage

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited to rooms that hold more then two guests.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some rooms have minimum stays on weekends and holidays.
  • Deposit Amount Required: We reserve the right to take a 50% deposit for holidays and other major events.
  • Cancellations: We require a 24 hour notice for cancellations for typical stays. Holidays we require a 2 week notice of cancellation. Guests may be charged for rooms if cancellations aren't made at the appropriate time.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lon Mercer & John Simpson

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Interests and hobbies vary and include the arts, gardening, entertaining, hiking, traveling, friends and family.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian


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54420 South Circle Drive , Idyllwild, CA 92549 USA (Show map)

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