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“Great getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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2677 Trout Rd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ (Formerly Rainbow's End Resort)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Pinetop-Lakeside
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We took my husband here for a Father's Day weekend getaway. We had a great time. Horseshoes, tetherball and lots of fishing. We rented a paddleboat and toured Rainbow Lake. Our cabin was clean and had new appliances. It was like camping (but not sleeping on an airbed)! We had a small gas heater which we didn't need, a kitchenette, 2 bedrooms and one bath. It was equipped with everything we needed. It was a short walk down to the lake via the resort trail, kind of like just walking out the door! We could fish off of 2 docks, the shore, or rent paddleboats, metal boats or water trikes. The manager was really nice and interacted with all of us; even gave us some fishing tips! The kids had a blast and it was a great Father's Day. Will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Tempe, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful vacation. We rented boats, went out to dinner, everything was terrific. The staff was very friendly and knew all of the nice places to dine out. we could not believe how quiet it is. Most of the time all we heard were the ducks and geese. Every morning we had coffee on the porch overlooking the lake. Wonderful vacation!

Room Tip: We had the Pinon room
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

My wife, two boys and I stayed at the Rainbow's End over Memorial Day. What a blast! We met another nice family there and rented two of the water-trikes. Probably the most fun I've had "working out" in a long time. This place is very affordable, the staff are great and it is really right on the lake! We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, AZ
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

My husband and I have been going to Pinetop-Lakeside for years and have stayed just about everywhere. Rainbow's End is our new favorite! We arrived and the manager greeted us with a friendly smile. We stayed in the Pinon, which is a beautiful quaint room that faces the lake. We saw the lake from all of our windows and right off of our porch. Rainbow Lake is one of the larger lakes in the area. We also rented a boat and the manager was so nice to show us how to use the motor and made sure we knew where the best fishing spots were. We caught both bass and trout this trip. We have already booked our next trip for July and can't wait to come back.

Room Tip: Be careful. There is another place in the area named the Rainbow Lake Lodge, which is not even near...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Hello.

I just wanted to let everyone know that we took over this beautiful location (1.5 acres, on the lake, with it's own boat dock) in early January 2012. We have put in nearly $250,000 in rehabilitation and improvements. For nearly 5 months we have worked around the clock to turn this property into a beautiful AND affordable location. The Rainbow's End Resort has 14 rooms (many of which have porches and windows facing the lake). Guests can fish right on the property, rent boats, barbeque, volleyball, horseshoes, etc. For the best value by far you should consider the Rainbow's End Resort (we are offering 25% off -- even during the Summer). We open year-round starting May 15th, 2012.

I sincerely hope you will consider us for your lake front lodging needs in Pinetop-Lakeside and thanks for reading this.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights. It was scenic, peaceful and the owners were very nice. it was conveniently located. although it was close to the highway you couldn't hear any traffic. It was clean and i have no complaints.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Gas stove leaked all night. We had to keep the door open to prevent asphyxiation. Woke up with a head ache.

The stove was turned off and not on for lunch time.

Bare electric wires and a socket with no bulb hang from the wall.

We did not feel it was safe to stay there.

The carpet was filthy. The Couch" that smells like animals were on it. We had to cover it with a blanket to sit on it.

What they don't show is the fence in front of the line of motel like rooms prohibiting lake access, nor the surrounding area that looks like slum.

Parking is not next to your room. It is at the end of the row of motel rooms.

There is a reason why their rates are lower. You get what you pay for.

This was NOT the resort for a great get away week end. It felt like a cheap motel.

Room Tip: We would not recommend any of their rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rainbow Lake Resort

Address: 2677 Trout Rd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ (Formerly Rainbow's End Resort)
Location: United States > Arizona > Pinetop-Lakeside
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Pinetop-Lakeside
Number of rooms: 14
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 

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