Man Place B&B – Purgitsville, West Virginia

Author: , October 31st, 2019

Man Place B&B - Purgitsville, West Virginia

Welcome to Man Place, a unique bed and breakfast situated in the mountains of the Potomac Highlands in the Eastern Panhandle of Wet Virginia. Man Place sits on 65 private acres and clothing is optional both indoors and out. Located nearby over a million acres of national forest lands, numerous state parks and forests, thousands of hiking trails, and so many more recreational options, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to do first. And of course if you just want to get away and relax, Man Place is the perfect getaway to enjoy the peace and serenity you’ll find only in the mountains.

At Man Place each of our four guest rooms is individually decorated for a distinctive feel. Each room features its own unique perks. The master suite on the main level features the largest floor space of all our rooms and has an en suite private bath with tub and shower. In the Patio Room you’ll find an in room sink and a private covered patio accessed by a sliding glass door.

The East Room is the second largest space and has two large windows overlooking the yard to the east, a massage chair and a large closet. Smallest of the rooms is the Cozy Room where you’ll find an antique sleigh bed, a large closet and attached adult play room. All rooms except the Master Suite are on the lower level and share a bath with shower.

Our outdoor spaces include a large screened in porch with a grill and darts, an outdoor table and chairs, chairs on the deck, and numerous hiking trails around the property. Wildlife is commonly seen on the property by our guests. The views in every directions are spectacular with mountains everywhere you look.

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Casa Divina Lodge – Gay Friendly Vacation Rental in Mindo, Ecuador

Author: , October 30th, 2019

Casa Divina Lodge

At Ecuador’s Casa Divina Lodge, we offer elegant and comfortable lodging in the middle of the Ecuadorian cloud forest.

We boast 4 private hand-built wooden cabins in a natural setting. where our guests can enjoy the sounds of nature. Casa Divina Lodge is located one and a half kilometers from the town of Mindo, Ecuador. Mindo is in the western lowlands of Ecuador, about 2 hours from Quito, and known for its mega biodiversity.

Run by an Ecuadorian/American couple, Casa Divina Lodge has been operating since 2007. Here, our guests enjoy a perfect combination of local knowledge, love for the cloud forest and world-class birdwatching in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. The Casa Divina kitchen serves delicious family-style meals where international fare and Ecuadorian cuisine are fused to perfection.

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The Perfect Italian Afternoon in San Francisco’s North Beach

Author: , October 28th, 2019

Acquolina - North Beach

We’ve been to North beach in San Francisco a number of times, but I always complain about how it’s only restaurants and coffee shops – no other real parts of Italian culture seem to be represented.

Well, that’s changed, and for the better. If you’re an Italianofile like Mark and I, there’s now an Italian bookstore in the heart of North beach, chock-full of Italian language books.

So we thought we’d share some tips for a perfect Italian afternoon in North Beach.

Start at Libreria Pino

In Italian, libreria means bookstore, while biblioteca means library. I know, confusing, right? This little bookstore on Greenwich Street, just a block east of Washington Square Park, is worth seeing. It’s only Italian language titles, making it perfect for both native speakers and those of us who are studying the Italian language.

Stop in about noon and browse the titles – there are so many to choose form, including a comprehensive children’s section at the back, and the owner, Joseph Carboni, is friendly and can help you zero in on the perfect book.

Libreria Pino - North Beach

Lunch at Acquolina

This cute little Italian restaurant faces Washington Square Park at Greenwich and Stockton, which most times is a big plus, but which was sadly more of a negative since there’s currently a big fence all around the park while it undergoes a renovation/rehabilitation. Still, it’s a cute little place.

The food here is fantastic – we had a salad with green apples and balsamic and a simple pepperoni pizza, and they were amazing, which makes sense, since acquolina means “mouth-watering.”

But the best part was our waiter, Marco, a recent transplant from Italy – I called him a twenty-five-year-old with a forty-five-year-old’s mustache (see the first photo above). He’s a cute, friendly guy who was more than willing to speak Italian with us, and he made the meal.

Pizza - Acquolina - North Beach

Pizza - Acquolina - North Beach

Dessert at Lush Gelato

Top off your perfect Italian Afternoon just a block down Stockton at Lush Gelato – I had a cinnamon chocolate scoop of gelato there that was devine. Eat there, or take your gelato trean – an afternoon snack in Italy is called a merenda – and stroll through North Beach on a passeggiata (casual stroll) like a real Italian.

Lush Gelato - North Beach

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My Palm Springs Friend – Gay Palm Springs Bed & Breakfast

Author: , October 25th, 2019

My Palm Springs Friend - Gay Palm Springs Bed & Breakfast

Why stay at an impersonal hotel when you can enjoy attentive care from a local host at My Palm Springs Friend? Here, you’re more than a guest, you’re a friend. Ideally located in a quiet and safe neighborhood at East Mesquite and South Farrell Drives, relax within a gated condo community surrounded by a swaying palms, beautiful desertscaping, cool refreshing lawns and colorful, fragrant flowers.

We’re located less than 1/2 mile from Smoketree Commons and Smoketree Village shopping plazas where you’ll find casual dining and fast food restaurants, two supermarkets, Walgreens pharmacy, several banks, post office, gas station and a Coldstone Creamery when you get the urge for a refreshing ice cream dessert. Downtown shopping and entertainment are less than five minutes away. We’re 3-minutes from Palm Springs International Airport and are happy to offer free airport pick-up/drop-off.

Start each day of your visit with freshly made coffee/tea and homemade muffins baked by your host. At the end of the day your queen size Sleep Number (TM) bed, fitted with 1600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, awaits your peaceful night’s slumber.

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Reiss House – Gay Friendly Lake Placid B&B

Author: , October 19th, 2019

The Reiss House Bed & Breakfast

The Reiss House is not a Bed and Breakfast in the conventional sense. In addition to ‘traditional’ overnight guests, the Reiss House welcomes small retreats, private meetings, and music and art conventions.

The three suites have a total of six bedrooms with queen size beds. The ‘Cathedral’, our largest suite, is an 800 sqft attic with a large living room, two bedrooms and provides absolute privacy for 4-6 patrons. The Duchess’ & Princess are two charming rooms, both have balconies, facing south and east, decorated with antique German flower paintings, antique rugs and antique furniture. The Emperor and Knight’s are the rooms on the opposing side of the house, with golden color and majesty, and wall prints of the royal times of central Europe and Germany, and books from far away.

A delicious German breakfast with freshly made house-made German rolls and whole-grain bread is served every morning between 8:30h and 10:30h in the Tea Room, which also functions as a meeting and dining room. A fine, catered dinner a la carte is available for the hotel guests if desired.

The grand heritage room is ideal to lounge and listen to music, be it a live musician playing the amazing Baby Grand, or from the large selection of classical, Jazz or contemporary music. A pool billiard table becomes the center of attention at night.

In the warmer season, the porch, the balconies, the fire pit and large yard are very inviting to just hang out.

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Braemar on Parliament Street – Auckland Gay Friendly B&B

Author: , October 17th, 2019

Braemar on Parliament Street - Auckland Gay Friendly B&B

There’s nothing else like it.

Step back, to a time before the world went mad, in the central city’s only scheduled heritage home you can sleep in. Built in 1901 of solid brick and ancient Kauri woodwork, Braemar has been lovingly restored with up to the minute technology embedded throughout. It’s turn of the century style, clear grain joinery, furnishings with yesterday’s looks and old style bathrooms with classic clawfoot bath tubs.

Four guest rooms to choose from, two of which have their own bathrooms. Batten Suite has ensuite bathroom and private lounge, Victorian Room has its facilities in the corner of this large room behind an antique screen, and the other two guest rooms; Norman and Jenny share with each-other the house’s big original bathroom just along the hallway. If you’d like to have the place to yourselves book the whole house for 5 beds, 3 bathrooms and three lounges. All the guest bedrooms are on the top floor.

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Horizon Guest House – Gay Owned B&B on the Big island of Hawaii

Author: , October 15th, 2019

Horizon Guest House - Gay Owned B&B on the Big island of Hawaii

There is a uniqueness to Horizon Guest House not often found in other bed and breakfasts. If you are looking for a place to relax and take a deep breath, you’ve found it.

Set on the slopes of Mauna Loa at an elevation of 1,100′, each of our suites has a 20 mile unobstructed view, overlooking the Pacific Ocean across miles of green pastures.

Surrounded by a working cattle ranch on all sides, there are no neighbors. Perched on the slope below the house is the double-edged infinity, solar heated swimming pool. There is also a jacuzzi built into the corner of the pool, adding to the tranquil and elegant setting.

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McCall House Bed and Breakfast – Gay Friendly Ashland Bed & Breakfast

Author: , October 11th, 2019

McCall House Bed and Breakfast

The McCall House, a luxurious 1883 boutique inn and a landmark Italianate mansion in idyllic Ashland, Oregon. We are home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and gateway to the Rogue Valley’s Wine Country, Crater Lake National Park, and so much more.

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Georges On York Bed & Breakfast – Gay Friendly Maryland Bed & Breakfast

Author: , October 5th, 2019

Georges on York B&B - Taneytown, Maryland

Styled for today’s traveler, Georges on York Bed & Breakfast Inn offers guests comfortable elegance while evoking the past.

Contemporary meets historic in this newly remodeled post-Civil War home, featuring five guest rooms all with en suite baths, private parking, WiFi, and full breakfast.

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Benchmark Inn – Gay Provincetown Bed & Breakfast

Author: , October 4th, 2019

Benchmark Inn - Gay Provincetown Bed & Breakfast

Benchmark Inn, located on a quiet side street very close to the center of Provincetown, is welcoming you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The inn has 7 beautiful guest rooms, all with fireplaces, private entrances, and either a jacuzzi tub or a generous shower. Many feature wet bars, a coffee maker, private or semi-private outdoor space and spectacular views. All rooms are centrally air conditioned.

Dan and Daniel, who own the inn since 2011, are dedicated to make their guests stay a memorable one. A extended continental breakfast with fresh fruits, cheeses, homemade breads and jams and coffee from their Swiss “Jura” coffee maker are prepared daily.

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