Welcome to The Shores at Rainbow Lake website!

The Shores at Rainbow Lake is a residential community in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona.  Situated in the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world, Pinetop-Lakeside offers visitors a cool alpine retreat in the heart of the White Mountains. Incorporated in 1984, the town of Pinetop-Lakeside sits at an elevation ranging from 6,700 to 7,200 feet. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of the White Mountains, the Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest, and the Fort Apache Reservation. Its year-round population of about 5,000 can expand to 35,000 in the summer months, as the mountain opens to seasonal visitors.
Hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing are popular recreational activities; camping and picnic facilities are provided throughout the area, and the White Mountain Trail system provides over 180 miles of developed multi-use trails. There are over 40 lakes and hundreds of miles of streams for boaters and anglers to enjoy.
Founded in the early 1880’s by Mormon pioneers, Lakeside derived its name from the area’s lakes, while Pinetop was named for a saloon keeper who served the Fort Apache soldiers.  The two communities of Pinetop and Lakeside incorporated as one town in 1984.
Here, sunny skies and four classic seasons enhance a variety of activities. In winter, visitors can enjoy sledding or tobogganing, snow boarding, ice-fishing, and, of course, world-class downhill and cross-country skiing at the nearby Sunrise Park Resort.   Miles of groomed trails and first-rate facilities draw enthusiasts from around the world.
This site is designed to provide homeowners easy access to community information, provide information for renters, and to give those interested in moving to our community a good feel for what life in Arizona's White Mountains can be. 
The Shores Annual Meeting
Posted on Jun 25th, 2020
The board has scheduled our 2020 Annual Meeting for Saturday, August 22, at 10 AM.  It may be outside in the basketball court area or it may be by conference call.  It depends on the Covid-19 restrictions.  We will announce the place or method a week or so before the meeting.
New HOA Manager
Posted on Jun 10th, 2020
Much more information will be provided in the next few weeks, but the board wants to let you know that Frank M Smith Realty will be our HOA manager effective July 1st. Jim Rathbun from FMS Realty handles 17 other HOAs here on the mountain and provided us the names and phone numbers for the 17 board presidents. Our board contacted all of them and heard nothing but wonderful comments about Jim and his HOA management staff. We believe their team is the right choice to manage our community in the future.
You will be receiving a letter from Jim introducing his team and requesting that you verify your contact information. Please send your reply using the stamped self-addressed envelope Jim will include in his letter.
Dining, shopping, lodging nearby
Click here to view the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce "What & Where" website page.
What's happening in the White Mountains
Click here for the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce's White Mountain events calendar.
Rules & Regulations
Click here to download The Shores Rules & Regulations
Rental Notification Form
Landlords are required to complete and submit a Rental Notification Form for each time their house is rented. Click here to download the form.
Photo Gallery
Click here to view pictures of the Shores and the White Mountains
Local Resources
Click here to go to the Local Resources page.
Real Estate
Click here for a list of lots and homes for sale in The Shores as of July 2, 2020. PLEASE NOTE:  If you are selling your property here, make sure your realtor knows to say it is in The Shores at Rainbow Lake development and to list in the local MLS, otherwise it will not appear in our list.  Click here for a list of homes and lots sold in the last 12 months. Thanks to Lon Hoffman, a long-time Shores resident and realtor with Frank M Smith & Associates, for providing access to this information.
Contact Guardian Security
Guardian Security's phone number is 928-532-0090. Click here to go to their website.
View or download public community documents
Click here go to the Shores community documents page
Suggestion box
If you have any suggestions for new content or functionality of The Shores new website, please send Rick Whipple an e-mail by clicking here.