Himrod Hotels

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Showboat Motel: Next Door to Rainbow Cove

Showboat is a seasonal motel, opened April to November. Not for those seeking a 5 star stay. (or a 3 or 4 star...hahaha)
On the plus side, the Showboat sits right on the lake, right in the middle of the wine trail. The room rates are VERY reasonable. And from the folks we spoke with that were staying there, the rooms were clean and for the price they paid, and the location, a nice place. As its title suggests, the Showboat looks like a huge paddle boat! It is not just one building though, but several. The restuarant and main building sit on the water. Two of the motel buildings are not right on the water though, so if you want a room with a water view, inquire!

Showboat Restaurant

We walked here from our motel, a five minute walk, for dinner one night. Simple diner fare. Prices what you'd expect. Alcohol served.

We are early risers and our motel restuarant didn't get rolling till about 8 in the morning. We found that you can walk down to the Showboat and get a takeout coffee as early as 7am.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Wine Tasting, Budget Travel
  • Written January 19, 2009
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Rainbow Cove: Right on the lake

A very relaxing, cozy, friendly place to stay. It is a family owned business opened April through October. The owner, Jeff, is always around if you have any questions or need service.

This motel is in a prime location for those who want to have fun on the lake or go on wine tasting excursions. Himrod is about a 20 minute ride to Watkin's Glen where you can go hiking in the state park or pick up necessities at the store.

I am somewhat hesitant to post this tip,,,I am tempted to keep this gem of a place a secret!

There are 3 main buildings. The office building also has a homey restaurant. It was so nice to get up in the morning and take a few steps to get to a hot, home cooked breakfast. Gazing at the sunrise on the lake and planning our day. On one side of the motel is a two story building of rooms. The bottom floor rooms have an outdoor patio and the top floor has a balcony. The third building is one long row of rooms. This building sits perpendicular to the lake, so the rooms towards the back would have a very limited view of the lake. So if you call for reservations, be mindful of that fact.

There is a small video game room, an in ground pool, a large building with tables,for large groups to gather in on rainy days i suppose,,,shuffle board and pool table also in that large room. You can rent a small powerboat to take out on the lake. Every night there is a bonfire down by the water.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: National/State Park, Family Travel, Wine Tasting
  • Written January 19, 2009
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