Water Sprite Bed and Breakfast – Gay Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B&B

Author: , July 19th, 2017

Water Sprite Bed and Breakfast

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

The Water Sprite Bed and Breakfast is located in Lunenburg Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within a few minutes walk, you will find numerous restaurants, boutique shopping and amazing galleries.

Just a stones throw away, Lunenburg harbour, a shelter from the North Atlantic Ocean offering refuge to fishing schooners, scallop trawlers and a fleet of sailboats. Go whale watching, rent a kayak, deep sea fishing or have a sail aboard the famous Bluenose racing schooner.

After a busy day, the Water Sprite awaits your arrival. You can choose from two suites.

THE MAINSAIL SUITE is located oceanside of the house. It has:

  • a king bed
  • beautiful 400+ thread count cotton sheets
  • a 50 inch flat screen TV with full cable and Netflix
  • Fibre optic high speed internet service is complimentary
  • the ensuite bath has a contemporary clawfoot soaker tub where you can lay back and watch sailboats as they enter the harbour

From your room you have your own private balcony where you will find two andirondack chairs waiting for you to sit and enjoy the unobstructed panoramic view of Lunenburg Harbour. A breathtaking sight. We even provide wool blankets should you want to sit out a little longer when the evening cools down.

THE STAYSAIL SUITE is two full size bedrooms with a shared connecting bath that is exclusively for your use. Each room is furnished with:

  • a queen size bed offering you a great nights sleep
  • a 33 inch flat screen in each room with full cable and netflix included
  • fibre optic high speed internet here as well.

All our guests are welcome to use the library, the living room space as well as the covered deck over looking the harbour.

All day treats and refreshments are complimentary and available 24/7.

If you can get out of that comfy bed, a multi-course home made hot breakfast is prepared for you at your convenience. You won’t want to miss that!

We are located on the Southern Shore of Nova Scotia and approximately one hour from Halifax. Be sure to take the Light House Route on your way so you get to see all the coastline has to offer.

We look forward to your visit.

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King George Inn – Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada

Author: , May 26th, 2017

King George Inn

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Travel back to Nova Scotia’s storied past at King George Inn Bed & Breakfast – originally built in 1868, our home is entirely furnished in wonderful, age-appropriate antique furniture.

Our B&B inn is a Registered Heritage Property, and has large, sunny guest rooms, private bathrooms, twelve ft ceilings, carved moldings, original leaded glass, fireplaces, gorgeous parquet floors, and Faith’s famous Nova Scotia hospitality.

Kin Gerorge Inn has a great location in Annapolis Royal – we’re an easy walk to all the main sights and attractions in the National Historic District.

Our inn features an antique-furnished parlour and 2 dining rooms, a grandstaircase in our main hall, and a Square Grand Piano in our larger dining room.

We offer 8 guest rooms, each furnished in beautiful oak or painted Victorian nineteenth century bedroom sets, complete with commodes, bowls & pitchers, Gone-With-The-Wind lamps, comfortable rocking chairs, oriental rugs, and artwork. Each room is also furnished with antiques, hand-made quilts, color TV, coffee maker, wine glasses, and a/c.

We have bikes available for guest use, or hang around at the inn and relax on our lawn swings, or take a picnic lunch out to our rolling back lawn. There are also a number of great outdoor activities available in the Annapolis Royal area, including whale watching, golf, and deep sea fishing – we can make reservations for you for any of these activities. There are also tennis courts and swimming facilities close by.

Our accommodations are non-smoking and scent-free. We both speak English and French.

Come visit us in Nova Scotia at the King George Inn.

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Eating Out: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Author: , July 24th, 2016

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The best part of the “eat local” trend is discovering a city with incredible regional ingredients. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, diners enjoy an embarrassment of riches, thanks to the region’s especially fertile and productive growing season, and the bold restaurateurs who take full advantage of Atlantic Canada’s best.

In this island province, seafood is of course the star attraction. It’s often so fresh that your fish, lobster, oyster, or other marine delicacy may have been pulled from the bay just hours before. Local chefs complement their prized seafood with well-suited herbs, vegetables, grains, as well as wines and craft brews unique to Nova Scotia. They also excel at making old-favorite dishes their own. Who knew there could be so many delicious versions of poutine or chowder?

Gay-friendly Halifax enthusiastically celebrates its Pride every July, but the rest of the year this midsize city is awash in its pride of food sourced from farms, fisheries, foragers, and small-batch producers. While you’re here, you’ll happily devour some of the tastiest food and creatively prepared dishes that we had the pleasure of experiencing during a recent visit.

By Kelsy Chauvin – Full Story at Passport

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Eating Out: Nova Scotia

Author: , March 23rd, 2015

Morris EastThe best part of the “eat local” trend is discovering a city with incredible regional ingredients. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, diners enjoy an embarrassment of riches, thanks to the region’s especially fertile and productive growing season, and the bold restaurateurs who take full advantage of Atlantic Canada’s best.

In this island province, seafood is of course the star attraction. It’s often so fresh that your fish, lobster, oyster, or other marine delicacy may have been pulled from the bay just hours before. Local chefs complement their prized seafood with well-suited herbs, vegetables, grains, as well as wines and craft brews unique to Nova Scotia. They also excel at making old-favorite dishes their own. Who knew there could be so many delicious versions of poutine or chowder?

Gay-friendly Halifax enthusiastically celebrates its Pride every July, but the rest of the year this midsize city is awash in its pride of food sourced from farms, fisheries, foragers, and small-batch producers. While you’re here, you’ll happily devour some of the tastiest food and creatively prepared dishes that we had the pleasure of experiencing during a recent visit.

BROOKLYN WAREHOUSE

To boldly take the name of the world’s coolest borough gives a restaurant a lot to live up to. One would be correct to expect industrial-chic decor, but it’s hard to antici- pate what makes a great menu in Halifax–especially one that embodies the Brooklyn moniker. Clearly this place is happening, having soared in popularity since its 2007 opening. Chef Mark Gray has raked in awards for his mashup of local flavors, which have kept Brooklyn Warehouse on top of many “best of” lists across Canada.

By Kelsy Chauvin – Full Story at Passport | Nova Scotia Gay Travel Resources

Eating Out: Nova Scotia

Author: , March 6th, 2015

Brooklyn Warehouse

The best part of the “eat local” trend is discovering a city with incredible regional ingredients. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, diners enjoy an embarrassment of riches, thanks to the region’s especially fertile and productive growing season, and the bold restaurateurs who take full advantage of Atlantic Canada’s best.

In this island province, seafood is of course the star attraction. It’s often so fresh that your fish, lobster, oyster, or other marine delicacy may have been pulled from the bay just hours before. Local chefs complement their prized seafood with well-suited herbs, vegetables, grains, as well as wines and craft brews unique to Nova Scotia. They also excel at making old-favorite dishes their own. Who knew there could be so many delicious versions of poutine or chowder?

Gay-friendly Halifax enthusiastically celebrates its Pride every July, but the rest of the year this midsize city is awash in its pride of food sourced from farms, fisheries, foragers, and small-batch producers. While you’re here, you’ll happily devour some of the tastiest food and creatively prepared dishes that we had the pleasure of experiencing during a recent visit.

By Kelsy Chauvin – Full Story at Passport Magazine | Nova Scotia Gay Travel Resources

New York and Canada Tops for US Gay Travelers

Author: , January 20th, 2014

New York CityNew York is the top domestic destination and Canada the top international destination for US LGBTI travelers, a survey has found.

The study by Community Marketing Inc discovered that, while lesbian, gay and bi travelers chased the sun on their holidays, the desire for ‘rest and relaxation’ as well as ‘culture, art and heritage’ were bigger motivators.

And modern gay holidaymakers demand free wifi in their hotels with 70% of them saying this was significant. LGBTI leisure travel is up by 5% in 2013 but business travel is still decreasing, as it has in previous years.

Authored By Tris reid-Smith – See the Full Story at Gay Star News

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Edge Boston Names Their Top Lesbian Travel Destinations for 2014

Author: , January 7th, 2014

Gay TravelFrom flannel-fabulous Halifax to an epic 21-day adventure throughout New Zealand and Austrialia, EDGE gives a shout out to the ultimate lesbian travel experiences for 2014.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

It’s cold. It’s far away. There can’t be much queer stuff going on there. Oh, such preconceived notions of charming Halifax, Canada’s hidden gem. Nova Scotia’s humble capital city, just east of Maine, is not so distant. It has four distinct seasons, though yes, the chill vibe exists year-round. Plus it’s so down-and-dirty gay, Halifax could be called the New Orleans of the north.

Stay: The Lord Nelson is Halifax’s most historic hotel. Built in 1928, it’s perfectly located in the heart of town across from the idyllic Public Gardens; walking distance from the city’s lively waterfront; and a cab ride from the up and coming North End neighborhood.

Eat: Brooklyn Warehouse has served some of Halifax’s best food and drinks since it opened in 2007. It focuses on the obvious ingredients – local, seasonal and seafood – with inventiveness worthy of its namesake New York borough.

Authored By Kelsy Chauvin – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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V-Day Wait? Or Nova Scotia Getaway?

Author: , September 28th, 2013

Who said you have to wait until Valentine’s Day to have a romantic getaway? And who said anything about being confined to the basic destinations like Paris and the whole of Italy?

Yes, they are lovely destinations but they’re also a lovely distance away from your humble abode; not to mention, the money to trek overseas. Try checking a little closer to home: Nova Scotia. It’s sitting right on the US northern neighbor’s edge just waiting to be explored.

Yes, it is more than one of the top most gay-friendly destinations in the northern hemisphere. Check out a few of these gorgeous and ambient places.

Burncoat Head Park

Perhaps you would rather sit by the ocean and take in the tides as the roll high across the aquatic fields before settling against the quiet beach. After listening to the quiet waves whisper their song venture onto the trails and explore the forests. Spread out and have a sunset picnic preview before heading up to the lighthouse for the feature presentation.

Advocate Harbor

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Image via Flickr by Douglas J O’Brien

Picture taking a walk around a rural landscaping with old fashioned wooden planked fences, the sea only a few miles from you. Advocate Harbor is one of the most versatile and serene encounters one can hope for when visiting the gentle Nova Scotia province. Due to the immaculate sea wall, niches such as sea caves and sea stacks have been artfully crafted by Mother Nature herself. Find a tour guide and explore the gentle waters and astonishing caves before getting lost on the extensive beaches on your way to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park or one of the local restaurants to dine on their fresh and native caught fish.
Annapolis Highland Vineyards

After trekking across the diverse province, find your way over to the Annapolis Highland Vineyards to indulge in some of the most unique wines you have ever tasted. Due to the unique exposure to the sun’s nutritious rays and the downward bevel the beverage producing grapes find themselves filled with luscious flavor. But don’t take my word for it, jump on one of their guided vineyard tours to experience the fertile land for yourself. Who knows, you may not want to leave after sampling the local ambrosia.

Fall has just begun, February is forever away, and going across the giant blue can be a hassle and oh-so time consuming. Why not get your mini-couples vacation in now and scoot on over to Nova Scotia? Besides, autumn is the most entrancing and beautiful time of year to visit the bountiful province.

Make sure that when you are traveling that you are protected on the home front by visiting homeownersinsurance.com. Enjoy your travels and stay safe!

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Blomidon Inn

Located in the culturally diverse town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, this petite inn surrounds itself with four acres of beautiful blooming gardens. The inn openly radiates the quaintness of the 19th century property, while the rooms give an elegant ambience to their patrons with their rustic decor.

Lounge to your heart’s content on their comfortably large beds. Once you’ve had your fill of naptime, feel free to explore the gardens and take in the expansive scenery. The gardens, sculpted in the mid-90s, house a variety of voluptuous flowers that span from spring through the autumn season.

Don’t get so hung up on the beauty of the dancing flowers that you forget to stop at the Rose Square gazebo and smell the roses, or relax with your sweetheart around one of the three enticing garden pond before heading back to the inn for your quiet reserved dinner for two.

Click here for gay travel resources in Nova Scotia.

 

Three Great Rail Trips in Canada

Author: , August 28th, 2013

Train TracksCanada features more than 3.8 million square miles of diverse landscapes ranging from rolling prairies to pristine glacial lakes. One of the best ways to explore the country is by train. Hop on board one of these lines for the rail adventure of a lifetime.

Rocky Mountain Routes: The Canadian Rocky Mountains serve as the backdrops for several incredible railway trips, including the incredibly popular Vancouver-to-Banff route offered by Rocky Mountaineer. Passengers travel by day, spend the night at a hotel in Kamloops and continue the two-day journey the next morning. Opt for the GoldLeaf package, which entitles you to watch the scenery from the glass-domed upper level and dine in an exclusive dining room in the lower level. Rates for the Vancouver-to-Banff experience begin at $935.

VIA Rail also provides service from Edmonton to Jasper. The scenery can be a little ho-hum as you head south, but once you hit the Rocky Mountains, you’ll “ooh and aah” the rest of the way.

Authored By Teresa Bitler – See the Full Story at Shermans Travel

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Want to Be An Innkeeper? Purple Roofs Lists Lots of Gay-Friendly Inns

Author: , August 5th, 2013

Brier Island LodgeDid you know that the Purple Roofs gay travel directory also lists lots of currently LGBT owned and friendly accommodations for sale? We list inns, B&B’s, hotels, vacation rentals, investment opportunities, and other short-term accommodation properties worldwide.

Today’s Featured Property:

Brier Island Lodge
Westport, Nova Scotia, Canada
$895,000 CDN
Brier Island Lodge & Welcome Aboard Whale Watching Tours is located on famous Brier Island – Nova Scotia’s Eco-Tourism Destination. Features oceanview accommodations and restaurant along with one of the Bay of Fundy’s premiere whale watching companies. Well established business is fully turn-key and ready to be taken over by an enthusiastic group or individual looking to succeed.

If you’re thinking about becoming an innkeeper, you can see this and all of our listings here.

We’ve always dreamed about becoming innkeepers – if you’re a people person, it might be the perfect job for you – work at home, meet travelers from all around the world, and if you like to cook, the opportunity to try a new breakfast recipe every day.

If you’d like to add your own property to our listings, click here – we’d love to help you promote your real estate offering.