We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 16 Pinetop-Lakeside hotels

Rainbow Lake Resort

Save Saved
You added Rainbow Lake Resort to your Saves list
2677 Trout Rd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ (Formerly Rainbow's End Resort)
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (48)
  • Photos (36)
  • Location
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (1)
  • Room tips (16)
  • More
Rainbow Lake Resort
Ranked #5 of 16 hotels in Pinetop-Lakeside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Pinetop-Lakeside
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

48 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Yuma, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to stay with views of Rainbow Lake if cabin is in that location. Not fancy but owner is working on improvements. Location is close to town and shopping and restaurants Close to Sunrise Ski Resort too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed (2 couples) in the Ponderosa, and we all enjoyed the cooler weather and the hospitality given by Michelle during our stay. We will definately stay again. The reason we picked this resort was all the positive reviews and all of the comments we read were very positive. I can echo all the previous reviewers about the positive reviews... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was up there for a long weekend and had a great time owner chuck was very knowageable about the area and does a fantastic job with the resort. I will be going back again the lake is nice and I stayed in aspen the cabin was clean and had all that a person need when on vacation. In the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mesa, AZ
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

All reviewers are right; the staff is friendly and accommodating. My husband and I stayed for two days during the week. Fishing was less than expected but the lake is low and yes, there are a lot of weeds. Room (Willow) was nice; clean and kitchen was workable and faces the lake...TV was adequate. We will return; the view and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Phoenix, Arizona
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was our first visit to Rainbow Lake Resort. PROS: The room was really clean, the bed was comfortable and amenities were even more than expected. We loved the fact that they supply gas grills, so we didn't have to haul ours along. We had an issue with our TV, as soon as we checked in, but it was replaced... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chuck E, Owner at Rainbow Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for staying w/ us. We are trying very hard to exceed your expectations. The stray dogs have been taken care of. I have truly only brought my dog to the resort twice since we've taken over because of the rule of no dogs on the grass for health reasons. (Point well taken though.) She was already walked prior to... More

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you want a quiet and clean getaway that will not beak the bank try this out. I have been here a few times and it is very comfortable and quiet. It has a nice family mood and the owners are very nice. I like the fact you can fish and BBQ right close to your room. If you want... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Apache Junction, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I and our two dogs went to Pinetop-Lakeside for our anniversary. We loved the area didn't want to leave so we decided to spend an extra day. Our hotel we where at didn't have a room available so, a local there recommended we try here and we where very impressed. We wished we would have spent the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chandler, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Just returned from the holiday July 4th weekend at Rainbows End Resort. We stayed in the Aspen, which had a great lake view. Chuck, the owner, was extremely helpful and always around to answer questions or do anything that was needed. It's very obvious that he is really working to improve this little resort and that he loves what he... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For my husband's birthday I decided to take him back to this resort...we had a great visit last year but this year the property had been much improved due to new ownershp...the 2 rooms were immaculate, the bed was comfortable and offered an amazing view of the lake both from the bedroom window and the front outside sitting area which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I stayed for two weeks at this resort and enjoyed every moment! The staff remembered my name from first introducing myself. The studio was extremely clean and I enjoyed the "fireplace". This lodge is on Rainbow Lake. My first recommendation to anyone visiting the White Mountains would be this resort!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Rainbow Lake Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Rainbow Lake Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rainbow Lake Resort

Address: 2677 Trout Rd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ (Formerly Rainbow's End Resort)
Location: United States > Arizona > Pinetop-Lakeside

36 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (13)
Room/suite (4)
View from room (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (24)
Family/play areas (1)
View from room (1)
Dining (1)
Other (21)

Near Rainbow Lake Resort


Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Pinetop-Lakeside #3 Family Hotel in Pinetop-Lakeside
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rainbow Lake Resort is the ideal escape for those that love the outdoors. Bring your fishing pole, rent a boat, play some sand volleyball or just relax and grill up some great food and enjoy.Rainbow Lake Resort is located in Pinetop-Lakeside in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. We are open for all four beautiful seasons with plenty of things to do and many town events. Some of the most popular things to do in this area are; fishing, hiking, hunting, car shows, boating,kayaking, bird-watching, motorcycle runs, gun shows, casino gaming,biking, skiing, shopping, going out to eat and of course just relaxing and taking in the great scenery and fresh air. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Rainbow Lake Resort and other travelers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Rainbow Lake Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer