Once upon a time a man and his wife discovered a spot so beautiful that they felt they had to share it with everyone. For years they worked to build the perfect retreat where old and new friends alike could meet and relax.

It's ready for you!



Rainbow Cove Resort offers a quiet escape from the crowd while providing easy access to Seneca Lake major attractions. Family owned and operated for 53 years, Jeff and Helen Ripley welcome new guests as old friends and have many families that come back year-after-year considering Rainbow Cove their favorite summertime hideaway.


The Rainbow Cove Resort has offered the finest in Finger Lakes accommodations since 1953. More than just another hotel in Himrod, New York, The Rainbow Cove Resort continues to offer best in casual lodging in the Finger Lakes area.
        
Besides a Beautiful View of Seneca Lake.
You can Enjoy our Recreation Hall, Game Room or even rent a Boat (14 Foot) and See the Sites on the Lake.
Boat Launch & Slips also Available. A large, sunny, swimming pool is set away from the road, surrounded by woods. A play area includes a shuffleboards, ping pong, and a basketball hoop. Equipment is provided in the office. Check the Recreations Page for more details.......
HOW IT ALL BEGAN


Originally, the site was part of a 1,100 acre berry farm, within the time ranging from the late 1800's to early 1920's. Carrol Trowbridge, business manager of the actress Mary Pickford & actor Douglas Fairbank, built the original house of what is now the Rainbow Cove Motel.
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Plubell, who purchased the property in 1949, assumed that the movie greats hoped to make a summer movie colony on the point. This didn't materialize, but Rainbow Cove has had its share of movie stars as well as guests throughout the years. When the cast of the movie "Grand Prix" was in Watkins Glen for part of the filming, stars like James Garner, Tashiro Mifrine, and Jessica Walter, along with the camera and technical crews had all stayed as guests.
Rainbow Cove is well known as a family oriented motel and the Plubell's were known to all their quest as Dot & Carl.
In the early 1950's they opened a restaurant called "La Plubell Maison" featuring French Cuisine. Carl had studied French cooking and served as the chef.
In 1953, they built their first four rooms to start the motel. In 1956 they added eight more to complete the first of the twelve room section. In 1963, another twelve room section was added.
In 1983, sad times hit the Cove when Carl lost his battle with cancer, but Dot wasn't afraid to pickup where he left off. With a dedicated staff, the spry little lady ran the business until the age of 83 when she also had lost her battle with cancer.
In 1996, Dot's nephew stepped up with his wife and dedicated to keep the family business going. The only main changes that have been made are the names of the keepers to Jeff & Helen.
Rainbow Cove still offers small boat rentals, game room,shuffleboard, recreation hall, outdoor pool, fitness room, lake access, and a restaurant that has a meal for everyone, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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