This is our second visit to Rainbow Cove in the past six years. We came back because we enjoyed our first visit, and our second was just as good.
You do need to understand what this is - a quaint, simple, lakeside motel, kind of retro, but well priced, with a relaxing atmosphere. Rooms are small, with a small bathroom and simple beds, have a TV and cable, but no telephone. They are reasonably clean, but this is a lakeside motel with fishing and boating - a Marriott it is not! Still, there is a special atmosphere here - many of those staying come back year after year, and there is an intentional effort by the owners to create community (a nightly campfire, for example). The motel has an outdoor pool, a dock with seating overlooking the lake, and (my child's favorite) a game room, with ping pong, shuffleboard, and pool. Some of the rooms have a better lake view than others, but the lake is about 50 feet from the building, so all the of the rooms are close to the water.
The motel has a restaurant. The food is OK, not great, but there is little else within 20 miles. We enjoy the wineries in the area, so we have timed our winery visits with one or more meals in the day to take advantage of restaurants in Penn Yan, Watkins Glen, or other towns in the area.
The motel is a good base for exploring wineries in the area, heading down to Watkins Glen for racing or waterfalls, or even to Corning to the glass museum. Wherever, Rainbow Cove is a great place to which to return, especially with a pricing that is more than competative.
- Also Known As:
- Rainbow Cove Hotel Himrod