The Best of the Best, Part 2 – Traveling in Our Fabulous Gay World

Author: , January 12th, 2019

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In our last travel column we listed 5 of our favorite 10 Gay accommodations where we have stayed. Over 18 years years we have traveled coast to coast and have stayed in over 100 Gay owned resorts, hotels, motels and Bed and Breakfasts. We are listing the second 5 here. Most of them have been very fine experiences and some were just ‘so so’ and a few have not been very good. It is like in the old days about Gay bars. All you had to do was open a Gay bar and you automatically had a lot of business. However Gay bars in the country are fading fast and over half of them closed in the past 10 years.

Over 40 of the Gay owned accommodations where we have stayed over the years are no longer in business. Most closed due to lack of business, some owners either retired or gone into another business or have died. 90% of the ones that have closed was due to poor management either by the owners themselves or by their staff. In today’s world Gays demand and are accustomed to a nice clean and safe place to stay. We have stayed in places that never changed water or put new chemicals in their hot tub, had ratty linens and no personalized service. And then they wonder why they did not have any returning customers and had to go out of business. Thankfully, there are those owners who respect their customers and want them to return again and again. Good for them! Below is a list of the other 5 of the best, where we have stayed and have stayed several time with them where we have always had a great experience.

ESCAPE RESORT IN PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Escape Resort - Palm SpringsIt was purchased a few years ago by Mark and Greg who were originally from Denver. They have updated some things but kept the basic theme. We met most of the guests and they have been returning for years, from Germany, Australia and all over the world as well as all parts of America. The Resort has a great reputation. Mark and Greg KNOW how to treat their guests and is why so many return again and again. The resort is located within walking to downtown Palm Springs and to most of the Gay bars, so if you have a little too much to drink, you can always walk home. They have 12 rooms, from Queen to King to Suites and comes with TV, WiFi, individual climate control, DVD Players, luxury linens, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, digital safe, mini fridge and an outdoor private patio area. For those wanting to spend more than just a few days, they have kitchenettes so you can do your own cooking. Their website is www.escapepalmsprings.com and Email them at MyEscape@EscapePalmSprings.com or give them a call at 1.760.325.5269. or 1.800.621.6973

PIKES PEAK INN, IN WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO

Pikes Peak Inn - Woodland ParkTo get way from it all, we highly suggest staying the Pikes Peak Inn in Woodland, Colorado. If you ever need to get away from it all, then head to the High Mountains in Colorado. Pikes Peak Paradise Bed and Breakfast is THE place to go. It is located just 18 miles west of Colorado Springs and just to the south of Woodland Park also known as “The City Above The Clouds”. Woodland Park is located at 8,465 feet above sea level on the north slope of Pikes Peak and is surrounded by over a million acres of Pike National Forest. Pikes Peak Paradise B & B is located on 4 acres of private land. The views of the mountains and of Pikes Peak are breath-taking. And they are over 9,000 feet in elevation. All of the rooms/suites face south towards Pikes Peak. You are surrounded by trees mountains and more trees and mountains. You can watch deer everywhere. A full gourmet sit-down breakfast is served each day. In all of our travels, they make the finest gourmet breakfast! Ron Pijut is the owner and is a fabulous host. Check out their website at www.pikespeakparadise.com and their toll free number is 800-728-8282.

BROWN STREET INN IN IOWA CITY, IOWA

Brown Street Inn - Iowa CityIt is owned by Mark Ruggeberg and Bob Brooks. They have operated the Inn for more than 12 years. It is located at 430 Brown Street which is just a short walk to downtown. It is located in a lovely two story old home and decorated to perfection. Casual elegance in Iowa City’s historic Brown Street neighborhood. It is a 1913 Dutch Colonial Style Mansion and located on a very quiet street and within walking distance to downtown as well as to the University of Iowa campus. Mark and Bob are fabulous hosts. Their website is www.brownstreetinn.com Their toll free number to make reservations is 319.338.0435. Their email is info@brownstreetinn.com They have 5 rooms and one huge suite. They have a computer for guests as well as WiFi for those who bring their laptops. These gentlemen do EVERYTHING the right way.

GASLIGHT INN BED AND BREAKFAST IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Gaslight Inn - SeattleThe Gaslight Inn B and B in Seattle is areal jewel. Their website is www.gaslight-inn.com and you can call them at (206) 325-3654. This Seattle bed and breakfast became a city-designated landmark 2015. Located on Capitol Hill, the city’s most exciting, convenient, walkable neighborhood – in the heart of gay Seattle. The Inn features great Northwest art, fireplaces in the lobby and in some guest rooms, and a heated seasonal pool in the back yard. Just minutes from downtown and Elliot Bay. Their address is 1727 15th Ave., Seattle, WA, 98122. Stephen Bennett is the owner and has owned it for many years. He has a lot of guests who return year after year. City bus stops are just a block away that will take you anywhere in the city that you would want to go. They have 8 furnished rooms in his magnificent Arts and Crafts home. This Seattle Bed and Breakfast became a city-designated landmark 2015.New Delhi Cafe - Eureka Springs

EUREKA SPRINGS IN ARKANSAS

(Donald and Ray with Mr. Bill, owner of the New Delhi Cafe)

What can be said about this beautiful hidden town in the Arkansas. It is truly the Gay Mecca in the entire Midwest! Travelers come from all over the Midwest and points beyond to visit there. Their are 26 listings on purpleroofs.com find the perfect B and B just for you. Eureka Springs has a population of just over 2,000 with most of the business Gay owned. Mayor Robert “Butch” Berry has done an outstanding job at bringing thousands of tourists throughout the years. This is a very laid back town where everybody gets along with everyone. While dining you might be sitting next to a black leather motorbike guy and on the other side a lady in a fur coat. We have visited Eureka many times over the years and it is always a very unique experience. When visiting BE SURE and go to the New Delhi Cafe located right downtown. Mr.Bill is the owner and a REAL Prince of a guy! https://newdelhieureka.com/styled/index.html. They have fabulous food, drink and a huge patio. Anyone who is somebody goes there!Check out purpleroofs.com for a complete listing on all the Bed and Breakfasts. Also check out https://www.eurekasprings.org/tag/lgbt/

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort – Eureka Springs Lesbian Owned Resort

Author: , July 25th, 2018

Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort

Mountain breezes, panoramic views, and thoughtful hospitality await at historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas’ Pond Mountain Lodge and Resort. Secluded Cabins and Suites for couples, housekeeping suites with kitchens for families and groups, all complete with fishing ponds, swimming pool, and horseback riding on 150 private acres.

Pond Mountain Lodge is located just two miles south of Eureka Springs at the county’s highest elevation and enjoys a thirty mile view. We are surrounded by heavily wooded mountains…a perfect attraction for many species of birds and other wildlife.

Imagine a day of shopping in Eureka Springs or riding horses, followed by fishing in one of our 2 spring-fed stocked ponds or sitting poolside with cool drinks, then off to a relaxing soak in your private in-room Jacuzzi!

See the Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Arkansas Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Eureka Springs, Arkansas – We spent six days exploring the Ozarks and what we found was amazing!

Author: , October 9th, 2016
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Eureka Springs photo by Steven Skelley

Eureka SpringsArkansas – We spent six days exploring the Ozarks and what we found was amazing!

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong

We had no idea what to expect when we were invited to visit Arkansas and Missouri. We spent six days exploring Eureka Springs and the Ozarks and what we found was amazing!

* Famous natural springs, lakes and rivers – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Eureka Springs Waterways)
* Beautiful rolling hills – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Eureka Springs Visitors Guide)
* Artists and art galore – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Eureka Springs Gallery Association)
* Pioneering citizens for equal rights – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Diversity Weekend)
* Historic and picturesque downtown – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Eureka Springs Chamber)
* LGBT relocation and business hotspot – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Out In Eureka)
* Spooky historic hotel – check! (1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa)
* Significant architecture – check! (Thorncrown Chapel)
* Mayor with a cool nickname – check! (Butch Berry)

We spent the night in a spooky hotel complete with a ghost tour. We strolled the historic streets and spoke with award winning artists. We enjoyed delicious meals ranging from upscale to something called ArkMex.

We had dinner with Eureka Springs Mayor Robert Dale “Butch” Berry. This is what he told us about Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

In one sentence, how would you describe Eureka Springs?

Eureka Springs, clinging to limestone walls, nestled in the mountains and surrounded by water, is a vibrant, authentic and historic cultural “island” in Northwest Arkansas known for its arts, architecture and culinary uniqueness.

How is Eureka Springs unique in architecture, dining and lodging?

Eureka Springs is the only town which has been listed in its entirety by its (1969) city limits on the National Register of Historic Places with National Significance.

Area restaurants can satisfy anyone’s appetite with everything from down-home Southern classics to romantic, candlelit dinners. With over 80 restaurants in the area that has award-winning restaurants serving savory Czech-German dishes, authentic Italian cuisine and spicy East Indian fare. You’ll find Mediterranean, Chinese, Irish, Mexican, Cajun, and Thai as well. You can also enjoy lunch or dinner on a dining car at Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway.

When it comes to lodging, cozy up in a downtown B&B, historic hotels, modern motel, a romantic private suite or cottage, or a cabin in the woods. And if you want to spend the night in a treehouse or with a lion or tiger in your backyard, we have that too!

How has Eureka Springs become such a home for talented artists and a destination for art lovers?

Artists have been flocking to Eureka Springs since the early 1920’s to live in naturally creative setting free from distraction and rich with inspiration.

Louis and Elsie Freund started the ‘art colony’ phenomenon in the 40’s when they opened an art school in Eureka. As nationally known WPA muralists and artists, the Freund’s attracted folks from around the country. They also organized some of the first art fairs and artisan workshops in the area.

Quickly, galleries opened downtown, art festivals were born. The May Festival of the Arts will celebrate 30 years in 2017!

Today, we have over 48 galleries, more than 350 working artists,  the Eureka Springs School of the Arts, Opera in the Ozarks, Melonlight Dance Theater, Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival and the Eureka Springs Artist Studio Tour, to name a few.

Artists like to live where other artists live and visitors appreciate their craft – Eureka Springs is that place.

How is Eureka Springs a destination for family travel?

Deep in the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs is a family paradise just brimming with activities – The Great Passion Play, one of the nation’s largest large cat sanctuaries, Turpentine Creek, and a Zipline over our valleys.

The city has over 63 springs and is surrounded by two rivers and three lakes with great fishing, smooth water for canoe or kayak floats, boating, jet skiing and paddle boarding.

Plus a 1600-acre city park, one of the largest city parks in the US, twice as large as Central Park, that is crisscrossed with 25 miles of hiking and biking trails and then there are several caves in the area available for touring.

Over 1.3 million visitors a year agree!

How is Eureka Springs a destination for LGBT travel?

Eureka Springs is the only city in Arkansas with a full non-discrimination ordinance clearly stating that Eureka Springs embraces equality, diversity and welcomes EVERYBODY.

Eureka Springs celebrates the LGBT community several times a year with Diversity Weekends.

Many of the galleries, restaurants, lodging and shops are LGBT owned.

Eureka Springs understands that equality and diversity are good for business, quality of life and essential for the arts, culture and entrepreneurial growth of Eureka Springs

Conclusion:

If the word eureka means “I’ve found it,” then Eureka Springs, Arkansas may be the most perfectly named city in the USA.

For more information about Eureka Springs, Arkansas, visit www.EurekaSprings.org or www.arkansas.com/Eureka-Springs

Check our www.GayTravelersMagazine.com USA Spotlight for more of our articles about Eureka Springs, the Ozarks, and Branson, Missouri.


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City Sunday: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Author: , February 28th, 2016

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Hey all,

Welcome to our weekly series on the blog and our Facebook travel groups – City Sundays. Each week we’ll select a different LGBT friendly city to talk about, and we’ll invite our innkeeper and travel agent/tour operator friends to come talk with us about it as well.

From “Out in Eureka“:

The first city in Arkansas to officially endorse same-sex marriage and the first and only city in the state with a Domestic Partnership Registry, and now the only city in Arkansas with an LGBT specific anti-discrimination ordinance, Eureka Springs also the number one vacation destination in the Mid-South for out and proud LGBT travelers.

The antithesis of the redneck stereotype, our micro mecca has been a beyond-gay-friendly getaway for decades– long before out was in. Here, one Gay Pride weekend won’t do. So, Spring, Summer and Fall we also celebrate a trifecta of Diversity Weekends that attract thousands of gay and lesbian gaycationers.

A microcosm of San Francisco, we boast a disproportionately large gay population, dozens of gay-owned and gay-friendly B&Bs, hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, art galleries, shops, turn-of-the-century Victorian homes and vintage trolleys plying steep and narrow village streets.

Have you ever been? What did you do while you were there?

Do you wanna go?

Let’s chat! Join the conversation here:

Gay (Men) Travelers: Gay Travel Club
Lesbian Travelers: Lesbian Travel Club
Transgender Travelers: Transgender Travel Club
Bisexual Travelers: Bi Travel Club
LGBT Families: LGBT Families Travel Club

Check out our Eureka Springs page here:

https://www.purpleroofs.com/usa/arkansas.html

And our Eureka Springs articles on the blog here:

http://purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog/?s=Eureka+Springs

Rock Cottage Gardens – Gay Friendly Eureka Springs Bed & Breakfast

Author: , February 26th, 2016

Rock Cottage Gardens

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

The Rock Cottage Gardens Bed and Breakfast Inn, including a small wedding chapel and 5 private cottages, is a uniquely historic Eureka Springs landmark with a Thomas Kincade-like rock cottages.

The mainhouse residence is complete with formal living and dining gathering rooms for guest enjoyment and 5 individual private cottages, each with 2 person Jacuzzis, dedicated flat off-street courtyard guest parking, surrounded by 6 lovely garden areas with a fountain pond on 0.6 acres providing a peaceful setting for guest relaxation. Our location is a comfortable 10 minute walk to downtown Eureka Springs shopping, art galleries and restaurant venues.

rock-cottage-gardens-eureka-springs4All buildings are complete with gas fireplaces, air conditioning & heating. Guest cottages have either king or queen beds, 2 person Jacuzzi’s & showers, mini-frigs, cable/WiFi and all the amenities of a premiere award winning inn including, high quality Egyptian sheets, plush bath towels, bath salts, spa robes, handmade glycerin soaps, in room coffee service, complimentary water & soda daily.

Awarded the annual Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence consecutively since 2011 since purchased and The Talk of Town 5 star lodging awards our guests rave about the privacy of the cottages, the tranquility of our gardens, the outstanding 3 course breakfast service and the convenience to downtown. The main house can accommodate 20-25 guests.

The main house kitchen is commercially certified, th chapel can substitute for small guest gatherings as a common area meeting place for guest groups to enjoy a glass of wine or a game of cards.

See the Rock Cottage Gardens Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Arkansas

Featured Lesbian Accommodations: Pond Mountain Lodge, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Author: , September 7th, 2015

Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort

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

Mountain breezes, panoramic views, and thoughtful hospitality await at historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas’ Pond Mountain Lodge and Resort. Secluded Cabins and Suites for couples, housekeeping suites with kitchens for families and groups, all complete with fishing ponds, swimming pool, and horseback riding on 150 private acres. Pond Mountain Lodge is located just two miles south of Eureka Springs at the county’s highest elevation and enjoys a thirty mile view. We are surrounded by heavily wooded mountains…a perfect attraction for many species of birds and other wildlife.

See the Pond Mountain Lodge Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Arkansas

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Cliff Cottage Inn, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Author: , June 17th, 2015

Cliff Cottage

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

Named “Most Romantic Inn of the South”, only B&B with a fairy who delivers a full-gourmet breakfast right to your door. All double-Jacuzzi suites and cottages with private hottubs. Fireplaces. Complimentary champagne/wine. Private balconies overlook town. Off-street parking. Be prepared to be pampered!

See the Cliff Cottage Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Arkansas

Eureka Springs – Living On Mountain Time

Author: , November 26th, 2014

Eureka Springs - Kirk WilliamsonLike the gravity of spring water running down a mountainside, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, located in the Ozarks in the northwest corner of the state, has a power to draw a diverse group of citizens and tourists … many of whom end up as citizens. It’s the kind of place that enchants you and convinces your heart that it’s found its home.

The town has been a draw since the Industrial Revolution, when weary wanderers would come from the soot-soaked north to “take the waters” at a series of natural springs, which they found to have curative powers. A modern retrospect might suggest that it was simply fresh mountain air and clean water that did the trick, but the lore evolved that the water of those springs would cure what ailed you.

Cut to modern times, when a dual resurgence of hippy artist types and Christian pilgrims to the city’s Great Passion Play helped to build up this mountain burg and establish its easy-going, inspirational feeling.

Most interesting is the LGBT contingency of Eureka Springs. Some estimates claim that up to 30 percent of the downtown businesses are gay-owned. Catch the members of the Gay Business Guild of Eureka Springs ( which you can find in different locations each Wednesday evening at their weekly “Prayer Meeting” ) and they’ll each tell you their stories of how they came to Eureka Springs, and how the charm of this hidden gem welcomed them as one of the crowd. These residents help Eureka Springs retain its status as the “gay capital of the Ozarks.”

By Kirk Williamson – Full Story at Windy City | Arkansas Gay Travel Resources

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TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Part Two

Author: , July 18th, 2013
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es statueEureka Springs is the first city in Arkansas to officially endorse same-sex marriage and the first and only city in the state with a Domestic Partnership Registry, Eureka Springs is also the number one vacation destination in the entire Midwest for Out and Proud LGBT travelers. The antithesis of the redneck stereotype, their micro Mecca has been a beyond-gay-friendly getaway for decades– long before out was in. In Eureka Springs, one Gay Pride weekend won’t do.

es fernSo, Spring, Summer and Fall they also celebrate a trifecta of Diversity Weekends that attract thousands of gay and lesbian gaycationers. A microcosm of San Francisco, they boast a disproportionately large gay population, dozens of gay-owned and gay-friendly B&Bs, hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, art galleries, shops, turn-of-the-century Victorian homes and vintage trolleys plying steep and narrow village streets.

For a weekend or a week, find out for yourself how easy it is to be Out In Eureka Springs! They have one of the finest gay organizations in the entire country, www.outineureka.com so be SURE and check out their website for a complete listing of what is happening and the different entertainment that they have in store for you. They also have a listing of merchants who WANT your business. It is too bad that larger cities do not have as great of an organization as they do.

es fine artShopping downtown is a real treat. You will not find shops filled with things made in China. Instead you will find actual hand-made and hand-crafted creations, many of which are made directly by the artisans in the area. The shops are filled with art work, jewelry, garden statues and items related to your outdoors, lots of pottery, etc. Plus a few shops with very unusual clothing. One of our very favorite clothing shops was THE FINE ART OF ROMANCE, www.fineartofromance.com It is a large shop filled with Fine Art, luxury intimate attire, books and romantic gifts. It is a FUN shop. It is owned by Kelly and Leslie who also owns the Voulez Vous Lounge across the street. The general manager, Lilah is so personable, friendly, extremely professional but most of all she is FUN ! Don’t miss walking into this shop !

es mountain  useThe MOUNTAIN ECLECTIC. This historic Gadd Springs home and shop is one of Eureka’s more eclectic shops and a must see for many who find it hard to believe there is a flowing spring inside, garden accessories and hundreds of other items that are very unique and different. They have a fenced side yard that is filled with beautiful flowers and shrubs. The owners Paul Aulgur and Jack Bratt are terrific guys. They are located at 104 North Main Street just a couple of blocks North of downtown. They have plenty of free parking. Do NOT miss this shop!

Other very interesting shops that we visited were EUREKA’S NUT HOUSE full of some of the finest and tastiest nuts you ever had.

FUSHION SQUARED, www.eurekafusion.com Owners and partner are John Jarrett and John Rinehart . John Jarrett was instrumental in helping round up underwriters for your visit. He’s also acting president of the new Eureka Springs Gay Business Guild. John Rinehart is a fabulous glass artist and jewelry maker.

QUICKSILVER GALLERY, www.quicksilvergallery.com Co-owned by Lamont Richie, one of a very few gay elected officials in Arkansas. He’s a Carroll County Quorum Court Judge (in plain English, that’s the equivalent of a “county commissioner”). He wrote the marriage-equality resolution passed by the city council in November 2012– making Eureka Springs the first city in the state to officially endorse marriage equality
OUT ON MAIN GALLERY,www.outonmain.com located on a staircase between Spring St. and Main Street, directly across from Basin Spring Park. Partners Pat Lujan and Lee Kroll. They’re amazing potters and show the work of other artists in their gallery. Some of the most interesting pottery involved using horse hair as accents.

es sean paulFor nightly entertainment you have a wide choice of special bars and lounges. A ‘MUST SEE” show when you are in Eureka Springs is at the Intrigue Theater. “The ILLUSIONIST and THE MEDIUM staring the incredible talents of Illusionist, Sean-Paul and his wife Juliana Fay. Together they amazed and stunned THE audience with their unbelievable talents.

The entire audience was in total AWE of what they did. The Theater is located in a historic old stone church that closed several years ago and that setting only adds to the mystic of the wonderful experience. We have seen Illusionists from coast to coast and Sean and his wife Juliana are the best of the best and truly remarkable. Do not miss this show ! Their website is www.intriguetheater.com

For daytime entertainment there are all types of possibilities of things to do. There are lots of places to fish, hike, or just see the sights and sounds of the village. We loved to TURPENTINE CREEK WILDLIFE REFUGE,

www.turpentinecreek.org It is located just 10 minutes East of town and is the largest big cat refuge in the world. It is open to the public 7 days a week. They have all types of wild animals. Be sure and take your camera. BLUE SPRING HERITAGE CENTER,www.bluespringheritage.com (photo at top) is located about 10 minutes west of downtown. It is a natural wonder, pouring 38 million gallons of cool, clear water each day into a trout feed lagoon. You walk over the entire area on a very landscaped trail. Take a picnic and enjoy hours there. It is hard to get closer to nature than visiting there.

If you arrive in Eureka Springs by bus, train, walking or anyway other than by auto, be sure and check out ABUNDANT TRANSPORTATION, 479.553.8294. They are a full service Taxi company and the have great rates. They are the only Gay Owned & Operated taxi service in the Northwest Arkansas Area. They offer clean late model cars at a great rate! They also offer service to Rogers/Bentonville as well as the many area Airports.

es domestic useAnd speaking of Domestic Partnerships, Ann Armstrong, the City Clerk presented us with our own Domestic Partnership certified papers from the city. Although we are already LEGALLY married in 13 states, we really appreciated this recognition and as you can see we already have it framed.

So, GO to Eureka Springs to enjoy life ! to enjoy yourself and to enjoy others. Eureka Springs truly is a hidden gem in the Midwest. We know people that go there like every other month. Eureka Springs is all about being yourself and enjoying everybody there. Their friendliness will really rub off on you and you will return home a better person. Meet new people and TALK to everyone. Again, we thank Michael Walsh and OUT IN EUREKA for a wonderful (NO), FABULOUS time in their hidden gem. Also a special thanks to C. D. White and Ann Armstrong. And P.S. Did we mention how FRIENDLY of a town this is? Just be sure and check out www.outineureka.com before visiting.

Always remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married). Proud members of the IG.LTA. You can email them atgaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

Always remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

Donald and RayTRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married). Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Cliff Cottage Inn, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Author: , July 15th, 2013

Cliff Cottage Inn - Eureka Springs, ArkansasPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Only B&B in Very Heart of Historic Downtown!: Named “Most Romantic Inn of the South”, only B&B with a fairy who delivers a full-gourmet breakfast right to your door. All double-Jacuzzi suites and cottages with private hottubs. Fireplaces. Complimentary champagne/wine. Private balconies overlook town. Off-street parking. Be prepared to be pampered!

See the Cliff Cottage Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Arkansas