About the Tarns

Greatroom-GCome and learn about the Tarns – Rainbow Tarns Bed & Breakfast is truly a unique experience. It has a rustic quality that is right out of the Old West, complete with wagon wheels and rawhide rockers on the porch. The great room (shown above), with its log walls, stone fireplace and vaulted log-trussed ceiling was the original log cabin built back in the 1940’s. The ponds (Tarns) were used as a “u ketch’m” trout farm for many years and in the spring, Rainbow trout from nearby Crowley Lake still pass through the ponds to spawn.  If you are looking for an accommodation that is quiet and secluded and where attention to detail and your personal needs is as important to us as it is to you, then Rainbow Tarns Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay.



Brock-Diane-GibbsBrock & Diane Thoman,
Owners/ Innkeepers
Originally from La Canada in Southern California, Brock and Diane had never planned on being innkeepers. Having vacationed in the Eastern Sierras since their youth, their love of the area only grew as their 3 sons learned to enjoy the beauty and diversity of the region. They had always admired the meadow in which Rainbow Tarns lies, and when by chance or destiny they found themselves the owners of this “piece of heaven,” they decided to keep it as a bed and breakfast so they could share its restful beauty with others. Since then, they have enjoyed the many visitors (now friends) who have been able to experience the uniqueness of Rainbow Tarns Bed and Breakfast.


A gourmet country breakfast is served each morning in our sunny mountain view kitchen. Picnic lunches are available for a small charge (advance notice please). Complimentary wine and snacks are served in the late afternoon or early evening. A wide variety of local restaurants provide excellent ambiance and cuisine for dinner.





GibbsGibbs joined our staff at the end of September of last year.  Since then, he has been busy growing up, playing, sleeping and learning all the rules; like, greet all guests with a waging tail, don’t jump up on the guests (he still working on that one), stay out of the guest rooms and the kitchen, escort guests on walks and lay down quietly during breakfast and snack hour.  He adores physical contact and will happily accept petting at any time.  He loves it when we have guests and can’t wait for you to come see us.