Reviews Written by Past Guests
Oh how we thank you for supplying such a peaceful place. The relaxation was just what we needed!
What a wonderful, restful, peaceful place to come and rejuvenate. It was just what we needed. The meals were delicious, healthy, and creative – it gave us
ideas on how to improve our healthy eating. We enjoyed talking with you and learning. You are a wealth of information and a joy! We loved our massages and feel well rested!!
Thank you so much for such a treat!
Cindy & Randall Traywick
What an incredibly lovely and enchanting location for a fabulously wonderful vacation/retreat. The meals were all a marvelous treat for the palate. The body
work was exactly what this body needed. I’ll be back for more of everything!
Thank you so much, my friend! You always know what ito do to get me relaxed & back on the track! I treasure my time here @ Rainbow Hearth, and you have me as a
life-long customer!!! See you in 3-4 months!
Thank you for:
- Sharing your wisdom
- Showing the way
- A healthful experience
- Nurturing my heart
- Spreading peace
- Helping me to stand tall
- Sending me home with an open heart
Rainbow Hearth is a special place.
I will never forget the kindness and healing feeling I received during my stay. I will feel truly blessed if I am able to return in the future.
The food was wonderful, very friendly staff. I loved the décor in the room and all of the wonderful places on the property to sit and relax ( i.e. Medicine
Rock). It was a very relaxing weekend.
I came hunched over and I’m leaving standing tall. I can feel myself shifting towards more balance.
Kelly and Sue
We had some tremendous family experiences. Thanks to the staff and the other guests for their hospitality and understanding. A special thanks to Mariah for her
vision, grace, and friendliness.
Peter Gordon and Family
Thank you for the lovely experience. Great space and energy = deep healing.
Dr. Beth was right. You’re simply a miracle. How wonderful it was to be with you this week of all weeks. The bodywork was fabulous, the meals delicious, the
room lovely – and the company – incomparable.
I’ll be back. Many, many thanks!
We loved our time here to connect with Mother Nature and enjoyed the peace and quiet here. Mariah’s body work got me started back to the right path of health.
We plan to be back again, this year.
Devi and Eric
Thank you so very much for your hospitality and generosity. The home cooked meals were amazing. It was so nice to eat meals similar to what we make at home but
that taste even better. The calmness and beauty of this place are just what I needed. It is great that there is so much to do here also with the lake, parks, riverboat tour we had
a nice balance of activity and relaxing. Our room was lovely as well. Thank again for a wonderful 3 days.
I loved everything about his place! I loved that its location is beside a beautiful lake with trees and flowers. The sound of the water on the rocks is one of
my favorite. The food was healthy, delicious, and satisfying. I loved the view from our room. I think we picked the best one J Sunny was
a delightful tour guide. The staff was friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Thank you for building a place like this that brings so many components together to make an all around
relaxing get away. I’m still feeling the relaxing effects of the body work.
We definitely love it here. This has become our favorite place to get away and relax. You will be seeing a lot more of us.
Mike and Irene Martin
Thank you so much for your healthy hospitality! The garden room is quiet and comfortable. I so loved the deep chimes. Let’s not forget the bodywork, last night
was the first night in a LONG time that I did NOT wake up in PAIN!
Cary and Lisa
My husband surprised me with this wonderful getaway. With four kids, a full time job, and many hobbies and activities, I needed a place where I didn’t have to
do anything. The massage was exactly what I needed and completely relaxed me. Thank you for a perfect, relaxing getaway!
Thank you all so much for your patience with Casey and Bruce but they –and we- have loved our stay here! It is such a beautiful and peaceful place – so glad I
chose this place to relax on my vacation.
Alli and Kyle
Awesome stay! Khalil, Taz, Saya, and I will be regulars. Thank you so much for your hospitality J
We enjoyed our stay very much. It was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you very much for your excellent service. We are looking forward to coming back
Ingrid and Forrest Smith
Thank you for a wonderful vacation. Relaxing, peaceful, and comfortable. I will carry the beauty of this place with me long after we depart.
Haley said she wishes she could stay here forever J
I came here to escape the wonderful chaos of my life. I say wonderful because it really is, but it doesn’t allow me much time to get close to God/ Spirit in
the way that is most effective for me. Here I was able to do that, in the beauty of the lake, the comfort of the Sky Loft, and the peace of your land and Medicine Rock. Thank you
for your wonderful food, especially the micro greens and sprouts, the fantastic water, and the entire experience. I will definitely be referring you and Rainbow Hearth to others.
Thank you for all the loving care you give through your wonderful food. The yurt is a beautiful room and the bathroom is a special gem. I feel the love you
give the land and spaces you have created.
Truly a sanctuary for heart and soul with nourishing and welcoming accommodations.
What a wonderful few days! The setting and the food, the camaraderie were all fabulous! I really don’t know how it could have been better. I’m looking forward
to coming back soon and bringing my husband.
Thank you so much for your extra care with my meals, it was SO appreciated! I enjoyed my stay so much and especially enjoyed visiting with you.
Hope to see you soon,
I enjoyed my stay here, I can tell a lot of love went into everything that’s been done. The cookies and chocolate were heavenly. It was very nice and peaceful.
Thank you for a wonderful peaceful time,
Relaxing…so relaxing. We did absolutely nothing and enjoyed every second of it. The food was fantastic and has inspired me to make better (nutritious) food for
Thank you so much!
Jana and Michael
This was a very relaxing experience and the food was great. Will definitely recommend this place to others. Thank you very much!
Pete and Alex
Having experienced years of debilitating back and neck pain, I have had many forays into various therapies, some of which brought some and sometimes temporary
relief. Finding Rainbow Hearth and Mariah’s skilled hands and amazing inner strength was like a pot of gold at the rainbow’s end! I feel totally confidant that I can now go forth
and “heal” myself with the guidance she has provided. She is unequivocally the BEST therapist I have ever encountered – degreed or otherwise. In addition the quiet and peace of
Rainbow Hearth is a tonic for the soul in itself. The food is healthy and amazing!
Thanks sooo much!
Gail and Ray
The saying “words can’t describe how I feel” rings true about my stay at Rainbow Hearth.
But, I’m going to try.
For years I have searched for places to help heal my body, mind, and soul. I’ve been on many retreats in awareness of this mission. Some have helped. Some,
I’ve rested. Rainbow Hearth is the place that has worked in all of these areas for me. I found such peace for my soul. My mind slowed down and Mariah’s bodywork healed my body in
places that I didn’t know I had. I can say I have found a balance inside and outside of my being. Rainbow Hearth has places to hike to that lift my spirit. I cried, I laughed, and
could just BE. My mind is clear, my body is healed – this brings my soul joy to live in balance.
The food is DIVINE,
The scenery is DIVINE,
Mariah is DIVINE,
The room that I lived in is DIVINE,
Body work is double DIVINE!
We had a wonderful time! We really enjoyed the moonlight through the roof in the Yurt. Hot tub was great with a relaxing view. The tub at the yurt provided
relaxing time together with my beautiful wife. We will be back!
David and Frances
I came here expecting a relaxing retreat and received so much more. Love, peace, healing (yes I believe I was healed), nurturing and rest. I am leaving with
more energy and expectancy than I have had in months! I hope to send others your way and to see you again one day. I love the animals and will think about Bodhi and his journey.
Bless Sunny’s heart she is a joy!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
P.S. I can breathe!
Our stay was wonderful. We were looking for a peaceful getaway and we found it!! I loved the convenience of having meals prepared for me! The food was great!
Yummy cornbread and coffee cake – The Sunset Guest House was wonderful! Truly great sunsets!
Thank you for everything,
Mike and Irene
Thank you so much for a lovely stay! I had no idea what I signed up for when I scheduled my bodywork, but I am so grateful for the experience. Thank you again!
I so enjoyed my stay at Rainbow Hearth! Thank you for sharing so much of your spirit, talents, and space with us. Many blessings to you!
It was so great to see you again after all these years. Thank you for sharing your special getaway with my dear friends. I will try to keep the peaceful
We had a very enjoyable experience. It was a very relaxing atmosphere, quiet and peaceful. The food was delicious!
Greg and Lori
It is amazing how this place was exactly what I was looking for. I couldn’t be more please.
A good place to get away, be encouraged, restored your strength, and discetn direction. I highly recommend the personal retreat for those who are so inclined.
We have enjoyed our time. The room was perfect, very relaxing. We loved the drinking water and hot tub. We will come back and will recommend this to our family
As relaxing as always! A wonderful way to spend a quiet Christmas. We’re going to try to visit when the weather is warmer so we can take advantage of “our”
BJ and Dennis
Thank you kindly for your generous attention and hospitality to both me and my dogs. I arrived feeling worn and beaten down and ma departing with renewed
strength and clarity. This was certainly what I needed.
We really enjoyed our stay here at Rainbow Hearth! It was a truly relaxing experience and helped us regain our center, at least for the weekend. Thank you so
much for your lovely bodywork, food, and of course Rainbow Hearth! The stay was fabulous and Kenny and I truly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for taking away our stress and letting
us be newlyweds. We will be coming back again!
Kenny, Sophia, and Roch
We enjoyed the view and the food was great. We will be back as soon as possible.
We had a fantastic time! The accommodations, the food, the bodywork, and especially your hospitality made for a very enjoyable weekend. Thanks for Rainbow
Hearth – we will be back!
Scott and Shelley
My husband planned this as a surprise for me. I was surprised! We stayed in the “Treehouse” and I loved it! I loved the bath house too! It was a great retreat
away! Thank you so much for having us!
I appreciate the lack of distractions – it really allowed us to re-connect to each other.
I brought my husband to Rainbow Hearth for his birthday on Nov 1st 2010. These five days were the most peaceful and relaxing vacation we have ever
taken. Mariah’s massages – we had four each – were indescribably wonderful!
We had a totally awesome time!
Sandra and Larry
First off – thank you for your hospitality and kindness. We’ll definitely be coming back! The whole experience was refreshing and relaxing. We needed this
weekend more than we realized! The food was delicious and we loved the sprouts! All of the animals here were just great – I know our dogs had a blast with their new friends –
especially Sunny. The bodywork sessions were Fantastic! Like nothing I’ve ever experienced and I cant wait for my next weekend here, and the next bodywork session. Rainbow Hearth
was a great escape, but it felt like coming home! We’ll see you again soon!
Rachel and Dale
Thank you for a wonderful stay. We enjoyed the great food, peacefulness, and wonderful views. We will be back!
The Nasser Family
Everything about this place is wonderful. But what really puts it over the top for me is your pets. I live in a small apartment so I can’t keep a pet,
especially someone you can sink your fingers into like Bodhi. Seeing them interact, and being able to love on them brought me a lot of happiness.
My friend and I found Rainbow Hearth on the internet. Every search came up with RHS. We had faith that this is where we needed to go for a “retreat” and is it
ever a retreat of the “heart and soul”. Our purpose was to bring my friend’s husbands ashes to a place of rest. Little did we know how much each of us would benefit from the
It was peaceful, calming, healing, and joyous and we even were able to play Scrabble, read a book, take photos, and hike. What was incredible is the sunsets
and not wanting to leave the land.
The experience for me on Medicine Rock was life changing as were all the experiences. I received messages at every rock. We had beautiful weather, sunshine,
and clear skies. The last day for me was difficult because I did not want to leave. It was windy, cloudy, and cool. We came to honor a true friend, husband, and someone who left
his footprints on this earth. We came away with transformation of grief, the past and a place of retreat. Mariah is a true healer, teacher, and guide.
This land is sacred and so are our lives.
It touched us… it touched those in the past and will touch many in the future.
This land is our land.
Thanks for sharing this land.
Marsha and Amy 10/22/10
I arrived one day spiritually blocked and grieving. Three days later I emerged tons lighter, open and joyful, sad to leave but knowing I would return. Under
Mariah’s guidance, an already spiritual location has become a place of whole body, whole spirit revival. Magic. Allow yourself the experience.
Such a delightful experience! I feel 1000 x better – and I didn’t even know how badly I felt. This is an amazing place and I already know several people I will
be sending this way – including myself!
Life changing experience for both of us! An experience to treasure for the rest of my life. I enjoyed every aspect of my entire stay. Will return again…and
again…and again! Mariah, you are the greatest! You have taught me so much about awakening the “inner me” in order to live the rest of my life better and more prosperous! Thank you,
so much, my friend.
Gwen and Larry
Loved our stay – when my husband said he was finding a “B&B” I had a preconceived mental picture. This experience surpassed my imagination! Thanks for crossing
our path! And I love how you have put sinks in the bedrooms – good thought.
The experience here has been amazing! The only regret I have is that we can’t stay longer. The level of comfort, quiet, tranquility, and safety that you find
here is unmatched. Mariah, thank you so much for a wonderful retreat. We will definitely be back, and next time we will stay awhile!
The bodywork session was amazing! I walked away feeling lighter both mentally and physically, today feels like a new day! Thank you so much for sharing your
beautiful sanctuary with us, it has been a wonderful experience and we cant wait to come back! Thank you again for all the delicious meals this was a perfect way to spend a
Erin and Eric
What a delightful, restorative time. Just what I needed. Rainbow Hearth is a magnet for “community”, and Mariah’s hands are magic. May you grow enough to
prosper but not so much as to lose the intimacy.
Thank you for a truly wonderful experience. I can immeadiatley feel a difference in my body. You have a beautiful healing place here.
Peace and Light
Thank you Mariah for such a peaceful and relaxing experience. Everything was wonderful. We will definitely be back and share this place with our friends.
Colleen and Bob
Thank you so much for everything. This place is so powerful. The bodywork was magical. I will take it back and use it. We will be back.
Love and blessings,
Matt and I thank you sincerely for the insight and healing you give and encourage in others. The love and care you show for your guests and for nature is truly
inspirational… a beauty to behold. This vacation has been one of the most relaxing we’ve ever had. We are more relaxed than we have been in many MANY moons, and we thank you from
our deepest hearts.
We plan to utilize the inspiration to help us to better health and to strengthen our relationship…with each other, with others, and with nature.
We pray for you to have continued good health, peace, love, strength, and perseverance. May your heart and home be filled with abundant joy.
Mary and Matt
Eric and I had the exact weekend we hoped for – relaxing and rejuvenating. We will definitely be back. Thank you for your hospitality and the tip on the buffer
for bodywork! My pregnant legs appreciate it soo much. Our best to you!
Thank you again!
Leigh Ann and Eric
Thank you for your giving spirit and thank you to you and your husband for building this retreat space filled with renewing energy! What would we do if we
lived life at top speed and didn’t have places like this to renew the soul!
Buena suerte – Good luck – in realizing your hope of living part – time in Costa Rica. Renew your spirit! You give so much! Your healing hands are a God –
send. Thank you for sharing that through the bodywork!
Coming to Rainbow Hearth was life changing. The personal growth I experienced in 2 short days was profoundly healing. There is a calmness in me that wasn’t
there before. The peace and serenity I feel at this present moment I will cherish forever. For the first time in my life I feel grounded.
Thank you Mariah!
We enjoyed our stay tremendously and hope to find our way back soon. The food was fantastic as was the bodywork, the lodging, and everything else.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Everything was wonderful: the room, the food, the relaxation, the company and conversations, and especially the bodywork. I
swear, the bodywork sessions with you are, for me, more than just a massage – it is truly an almost spiritual experience.
What a wonderful time we have had. Good food – wonderful body work, privacy, quietness, wonderful service in every way. Thanks so very much!
Carolyn and Nell
We had a fabulous experience. The hospitality and setting were great and the body work was phenomenal.
Alma and Tim
An idyllic getaway – cozy, comfortable, welcoming, guaranteed to soothe your soul and revitalize your spirit! Abundant wildlife and gorgeous views of Lake
Buchanan. Terrific meals prepared with the freshest ingredients.
And bodywork by Mariah! Knowledgeable, perceptive, skilled, her healing hands and generous spirit provide so much more than “just” a massage. I arrived
exhausted, stressed to the max, in pain, my neck and shoulders tied in knots. I am leaving relaxed, much more aware of my body’s needs, and equipped with a number of suggestions
for not only maintaining, but also increasing, my sense of wellbeing and personal integration.
Lovely stay, thank you! Room was very comfortable and made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. Everything in the house worked very well and meals were
Thank you for a great stay!
Richard and Sarah Perry
Rainbow Hearth and Mariah are exactly what my body, mind, and spirit needed but didn’t know. The bodywork felt as transformational as Medicine Rock and the
food was glorious in its simple freshness. Thank you!
Holly and I so enjoyed spending our July 4th weekend with you, your lovely place, and the other guests! Our time at the beach, the swim to the other
shore, your delicious healthy meals, an excellent game of Scrabble (our first), and the walk to Medicine Rock! We loved our time here and look forward to our next visit.
Sia and Holly
Thanks again for your hospitality, second year in a row! We are back and happy as ever. The nourishing environment and your healing powers make Rainbow Hearth
a very special place for both of us. And, our canine “children” loved it and had the time of their lives!
Victoria and Pete
We had a wonderful time! It was very relaxing and nice to get away from the city. Our dog Dexter also had a wonderful time. Sunny gave Dexter the tour of fun
places to go. Everything was fantastic and we can’t wait to come back again.
Don, Tara, and Dexter
We have tremendously enjoyed our visit. It is so peaceful and the animals added many smiles. They are fun to watch and they protected us at the door. Thank you
for the body work. We both feel so much better and the pain in my neck is not nearly as bad as it was. Hope to see you later.
This was one of the most incredible, relaxing “get away” we have ever been on – The hospitality was amazing as well as the food! It’s so beautiful and relaxing
here. I will definitely be back soon! I look forward to our next visit. The service we received was incredible! Thank you so much Mariah! Hope to see you soon!
We absolutely had a great time. The bodywork was outstanding and made us all feel so much better. I feel 10 years younger after only 2 sessions. The food is
outstanding and its even good for you too! We look forward to coming back real soon. Thank you so much for a great time.
Philip, Susan, and Laura
We stayed in the sky loft which affords an expansive view of the lake. We were treated to a wild night of lightning displays across the lake that included “W”
shapes and even loops. The massage was magical and deeply penetrating. I felt that years of holding patterns of tension was loosened and lifted. The food was so delicious and
healthy. We especially liked the term “alive and screaming” salad, right from the garden. The beautiful landscaping gave us a nice balance of sun and shade, color and shapes.
Seina and Gail
Two days in paradise was all it took to nurse my soul back to vitality! Thanks to Mariah’s nurturing spirit, delicious healthy meals, healing bodywork and
caring attitude, I am a new woman!
With love and Light,
It was a wonderful experience, so relaxing and peaceful. Thank you Mariah, for your thoughtful hospitality.
This trip has been beyond my expectations, and exactly what I’ve been needing. The environment is so peaceful, everything adds to the relaxation I’ve
experienced. I came here full of stress, with my back in knots. After my bodywork session I felt as though everything started to melt away. The relaxing environment, the bodywork,
the delicious food all added to my experience. (I’m not a big salad person, but I will miss the microgreens. I began to crave them!) There is a magical nature to this place.
You’ve been a great host and I’m sad to be leaving. I am definitely inspired to move forward in my life with less stress. Thank you!
We experienced unfiltered blending of relaxing restoration and rest, tranquility, gentle musings of our host, Mariah, of place and peace – lingering in the
delightful dances of her microgreens and organic coffee aromas.
Every aspect of this place is healing- healing in the sense of bringing wholeness and opening the heart. It has been a blessed three days and I will be back!
(Soon, I hope…) The food, bodywork, atmosphere, human and animal companionship have all been extraordinary. What a beautiful, sacred peace you cultivate. I am inspired – I hope
when I leave here I will carry a little bit of this spirit out into the world with me.
Thank you and Blessings on your journey.
Thank you Mariah for your hospitality. This was exactly the getaway that I needed at this time. I feel very lucky to have found this beautiful place and to
have the opportunity to explore the property. I only wish I could stay longer, but hopefully I will come back soon. Again, thank you for making this so enjoyable and pleasant.
Words alone cannot express how wonderful the experience is. The food is great, the service fantastic, and the massage is divine! Rainbow Hearth is my sanctuary
from the outside world. Thank you Mariah for everything – you are an awesome woman.
What can I say? Magical, peaceful, transforming – just what I needed for my life right now. Haven’t slept more than 6 hours at a time in – well, can’t remember
when. I feel like I’m on the road to recovery.
Rainbow Hearth has provided an amazing experience of relaxation and stress relief. From the comfortable rooms to the excellent meals, Rainbow Hearth allowed
all worries to be freed from your mind. The bodywork session was an amazing journey that allowed us to grasp a deeper connection and awareness with our bodies. It wasn’t like any
other massage therapy. The session was specific to your personal problem areas and needs. There is a whole different level of relaxation that you reach through these bodywork
sessions. All in all, this weekend has been an amazing experience that will transfer into our lives back home.
Megan and Mike
This is our 3rd visit here. We always hate leaving this tranquil, quiet, and peaceful place. It is nice to know of a place that allows you to
“reboot” or “distress” from one’s everyday life. The bodywork sessions are incredible and worth the “process” to work through all the tensions. We appreciate your hospitality to
both of us and Luke (our dog).
Michael, Gracie, and Luke
A Divine Respite from Life's Daily Turmoil
Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary is just that – a
sanctuary and retreat for the spirit and body; an earthly renewal of the senses, more overwhelming than one can imagine. Whatever you need at this point in your life, you can find
at Rainbow Hearth, if you are willing to let go.
Quiet, peaceful seclusion, yet the cell phone works if that is a "must-have"
Nature – trails, rocks, flora & fauna, the freshest air
Relax and watch the birds soar and butterflies wriggle over the flowers, maybe to your nose
Sipping my early morning tea on the dining room's lakeview deck, I watched the lake ripples and
thought of my beloved Scotland
Luxuriously adorned rooms and baths you do not expect
Library Collection to enhance the soul, mind and body – beyond imagination
Healthy, wonderful food abounds – yes, you can have healthy and delicious; if you have not tried it
before, then you are in for a delightful surprise
Water, pure and delicious to drink (I accidently drank my usual Evian after a Medicine Rock visit and
gagged on the taste)
Bodywork Sessions are truly amazing – ninety minutes of pure relaxation for the mind, while Mariah
uses her phenomenal gift to remove the burdens from your body and spirit, allowing you to BE
After dinner, special chocolate or cookie treats fresh from her special kitchen
Intensity of relaxation, release and no regrets at Medicine Rock
One stay is NEVER enough
Thank you, Mariah, for another magnificent stay; we enjoy the breathtaking
aura Rainbow Hearth offers more each visit; we are already reviewing our calendar for the next visit. The bodywork session made an incredible difference in my breathing ability
and I remain open to so much more.
Thanks for a relaxing time. Enjoyed my 2 massages. I’m feeling so much better physically and mentally.
We’ve traveled around the world, and this is one of the most magical places we’ve ever stayed/ The treehouse yurt, rainforest bathroom, and
delicious/nutritious meals were all a one-of-a-kind experience. Mariah was very gracious, and we loved our stay.
Thank you! We had a wonderful time. The body work was amazing and just what we needed. The food was fantastic. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a vacation where I
felt healthier and stronger at the end as I do now.
Nick and Victoria
If you’re looking or a quiet, safe place to heal body, mind, and soul, Rainbow Hearth has the potential to change your life.
Lynn and I enjoyed the serenity of Rainbow Hearth so much. Lynn experienced Mariah’s bodywork and describes the healing touch as “intuitive”. I found the food
delicious and look forward to revisiting the Medicine Rock for insight.
Lynn and Curtis
Our time in the treehouse yurt was wonderful. It was a unique experience. The bath house was great. But – the Bodywork sessions were the absolute best! Mariah
has a real gift and we are so glad we got to enjoy it! We’ll be back and we’ll send our friends!
Rainbow Hearth was a very relaxing experience and lovely. The silence and well being that permeates the land, rooms, and dining is very profound. One feels a
sense of being taken care of. The views are fabulous, rooms are calming, and the meals were perfect! Thanks for being and for providing a safe space.
The sunsets are amazing but the sunrises are magical. The ambiance is medication for the soul but the bodywork is transforming and brings you back to
Emilie and Kim