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Newport Beach, CA
Reviewed 16 July 2016

My wife and I stayed here 2 nights and we hated to leave. John is such a great host and he immediately makes you feel like you're at home. I was a quality control manager before I retired and I still can't stop scrutinizing everything. The Rainbow Inn impressed me in every way. It is clean, beautifully decorated, and has...

3Thank rox59
Los Angeles
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This place is amazing and the owner is the best. He really cares about his guests and their experience. The food he makes is so good. I went for a writing & yoga retreat and was so excited to find this gem in the mountains. I was blown away by the level of caring that he had for us during...

2Thank stephnewyork32
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We did a two night getaway to Idyllwild in the middle of April. We hadn't been there in decades, so we used TripAdvisor, and settled on the Rainbow Inn. We are so happy we did. The place is charming, and the host, John, is great. He is interesting to talk to and knows a lot about Idyllwild. He turned us...

2Thank Walter O
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I cannot recommend the Rainbow Inn highly enough. I've stayed at 5* hotels around the world and yet this hidden gem is among the best places I've ever visited. John Simpson, the owner and host, is a celebrated travel photographer, whose stunning experiences adorn the walls. He's also an excellent chef and the king of hospitality. His tranquil spirit and...

1Thank kevinlO7318YS
Poway, California
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The Rainbow Inn is a charming place to stay in Idyllwild. Situated next to a creek among pine trees, it is just a short walk to the center of the village. The rooms are cozy and nicely decorated. The owner, John, is an absolute delight. One of the highlights of staying at the Rainbow Inn is the delicious gourmet breakfast...

1Thank LOIE60
Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The accommodations, the host John, location, gourmet breakfasts, everything 5 star. Best B&B experience I have had. Thanks to John and his wonderful B&B this was one of the best Christmas' in my 61 years. Thank you John. We love your place.

1Thank PRRicardo
RainbowInnBB, Owner at Rainbow Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What a generous review PRRicardo. I'm so pleased you found the Rainbow Inn comfortable and accommodating to your needs. I appreciate you taking the time to post a review as I am always striving to make sure guest's needs are met. Many thanks, John

Burbank, California
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We had such a nice time. John is a great host and cook. Our bedroom was so comfortable and inviting. We had a fridge and fireplace. We sat outside on his lovely patio and drank wine (wine glasses in room and a wine bottle opener provided) We were able to walk into town. If you want to go hiking at...

2Thank CSS9112014
Anaheim Hills, CA
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We spent the weekend at Rainbow Inn. Got there a little late due to traffic, but John greeted us by name immediately. He showed us around the Inn and to our room. A great greeting with warm hospitality. The ambiance and cleanliness is what I noticed first (of course). The decor is charming, rustic and 'lodge-like'. Lots of windows. John...

4Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This is a great place to stay in Idyllwild. We were in the Music Room, but all the rooms look wonderful. Spend much of our time on the deck outside chatting with my cousin and her husband who are repeat visitors to this establishment. The owner John was so helpful, knowledgeable, and a great person all around. Breakfast in the...

1Thank CalifSue
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 August 2015

My husband and I stayed at Rainbow Inn Bed and Breakfast in Idyllwild, California for a few days in early August. The B&B was charming, clean and in a great location, easily walkable to the village center and a short drive away from various hiking areas. The owner, John knows a lot about Idyllwild and will happily direct you to...

3Thank catloverLA

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Rainbow Inn offers five luxuriously appointed guest rooms each with their own private bath and many with their own fireplace. Rooms also feature wi-fi internet connectivity, cable TV, DVD players, refrigerators, access to an extensive library of DVD’s, six-hundred thread count sheets and in-room coffee makers.Whether it’s for one or 100, the Rainbow Inn on Strawberry Creek provides you with the picture-perfect environment for a quiet getaway, romantic wedding, serene retreat or business conference. Bask amid the spectacular scenery of alpine forests, along our rushing mountain stream or in the unique shops, galleries and restaurants of our quaint village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Inn Bed & Breakfast

Address: 54420 South Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Region: United States > California > Idyllwild
Price Range: ₹ 8,103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Rainbow Hotel Idyllwild
Rainbow Inn Bed And Breakfast
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San Diego, California
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“All the rooms looked nice, so choose the one that suits you best!”
singingbackup, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Three things: book the Sunset Room; don't bring DVDs as the inn has an enormous inventory; and hope that French toast will be served”
740davidm740, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great room with an awesome breakfast!!”
541artk, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Bear Den is a smaller room than others but was perfect for us, one couple”
rox59, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are perfect”
kevinlO7318YS, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
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