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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Charming! We had a very good experience. Staff welcomed and treated us like family. The lodge is old world beautiful - master craftsman. For dinner I can recommend their chicken teriyaki with wild rice and fresh cooked carrots. Yum. We enjoyed the free breakfast at this B&B which was substantial, including fresh baked muffins. My husband said to mention the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A beautiful place inside and out, the Rainbow Lodge is excellent! The staff was wonderful to my family and little girl Willow. Everyone went out of their way to make us comfortable. We stayed 2 nights and didn't want to leave. The lodge itself is full of history, and if you are looking for a place to recharge and escape... More 

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Carmichael, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My husband and I rented the Bridal Suite for our 10 year anniversary last Friday. We paid for 2 nights and left after the first night. We and a lot of our friends have been going there for years. Never again. It would have been nice to have a small bottle of champagne in our room, but they are too... More 

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Petaluma, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We often stop by here for lunch on our way to Reno from the bay area. The food and service has always been good and worth the visit. Not this time. I had not checked the reviews on Tripadvisor before this visit. It seems this business has changed hands and not for the better. We arrived a 1PM for lunch.... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

My husband made reservations at the Rainbow Lodge because it was close to where we were going to attend a party & we did not want to drink & drive. For years we've driven past the Rainbow Lodge sign on Hiway 80 the way to Lake Tahoe & he thought it would be romantic. He thought he was reserving a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We've been going to west lake, Tahoe city, Homewood for 20 years now and every year it seems to get more ridiculous. Everything is getting expensive and all the "old tahoe" places are getting ripped down and replaced with gaudy over the top mansions. This weekend, we stumbled upon the Rainbow Lodge and what a breath of fresh air it... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Recently stayed at Rainbow Lodge with my parents for a quick ski trip. My mom found a great deal for this place: one night stay was about $100 and included yummy breakfast and two trail passes to Royal Gorge cross country ski resort (We redeemed them and had a wonderful time). The hotel is a very old building, I think... More 

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Geyserville, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

My husband and I stopped for brunch. This place could be so charming with a little TLC. It has a lot of character but its hidden under neglect and dirt. The carpet in the dining room is filthy (back dining room). The decor is very dated and old and dirty. The only attempt at sprucing it up amounted to a... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

I expected the worst based upon other reviews & can happily say I loved my 2-day stay over Christmas. The hotel had a wonderful Christmasy atmosphere of old with a Christmas tree, roaring fires in the fireplaces, & the smell of mulled wine. Christmas dinner was delicious. Breakfasts were also good; we were always lucky & nabbed the table in... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

We stopped in at the Rainbow Lodge for a late lunch and were met by courteous staff and served an excellent meal. Apparently the lodge and Royal Gorge are currently owned by some bank while the property is being offered for sale, but this in no way detracted from a completely enjoyable experience. The lodge itself is solidly built of... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Rainbow Lodge

Address: 50080 Hampshire Rocks Road, Interstate 80 at Norden Exit, Soda Springs, CA 95728
Location: United States > California > Soda Springs
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Rainbow Hotel Soda Springs
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