Gateways Inn – Berkshires Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , October 8th, 2018

Gateways Inn - Lenox

The Gateways Inn & Restaurant, located in the heart of Lenox, MA, will take you to another time and place with its incomparable charm. The elegance of the Procter Mansion, paired with the hospitality of Innkeepers Michele & Eiran Gazit, will surely make your stay more enjoyable. Our eleven luxurious guestrooms seamlessly join the charm of the past with the conveniences of modern amenities.

To ensure your privacy, each of our guestrooms have private en-suite bathrooms. All of our rooms feature telephones, cable TV, complimentary WiFi, central heat and air conditioning, hair dryers, irons & ironing boards and plush bathrobes & slippers. A full, European style breakfast is included in the room rate and is served daily in our elegant private dining room or in our sun drenched enclosed terrace.

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New in Queer Boston – Passport Magazine

Author: , September 15th, 2018

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There’s a lot of action to be found in Boston these days…and certainly of the Lights! Camera!…Hollywood sort. “Amy Schumer shot I Feel Pretty here and was just dragging people into scenes off the street,” a guide for On Location Tours (www.onlocationtours.com/tour/boston-tv-movie) tells me during a Boston movie locations tour. Openly gay director Gus Van Sant also shot Good Will Hunting in the area, while Boston has also been a location for LGBT faves Legally Blonde and Ally McBeal. In fact, early 2018 saw Kevin Bacon, Jill Hennessy, Cathy Moriarty, and Aldis Hodge around for a new Showtime pilot, crime drama City on a Hill.

Location shooting aside, Boston is also seeing vibrant programs, festivals, and initiatives that promote movies, including those about and by LGBTQ folks. Besides the annual LGBT Film Festival, Wicked Queer(www.wicked queer.org), celebrating its 35th anniversary in March 2019, Autograph Collection’s 136-room The Envoy Hotel (70 Sleeper St. Tel: 617-338-3030. www.theenvoyhotel.com) launched a film-centric program in September2017 with a special screening and appearance by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Autograph Collection initiative includes a library of indie films for hotels’ guests to stream on their TVs or iPads, and partnership/residency program with screenplay resource The Black List (www.blcklst.com), whose annual survey of the best unproduced screenplays has seen writers get launched into the Hollywood stratosphere. First time screenwriter Elizabeth Hannah’s The Post, turned into a Best Picture Oscar nominee by director Stephen Spielberg, was once on the list, while Jared Frieder, with a 2015 Black List script about a gay teenager, Three Months, went on to land a writing gig on MTV’s series Sweet/Vicious.

By Lawrence Ferber – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Surfside Hotel and Suites – Provincetown Gay Friendly Resort

Author: , August 31st, 2018

Surfside Hotel and Suites - Provincetown Gay Friendly Resort

Your vacation is our creation!

The Surfside Hotel & Suites is an oceanfront boutique property located in magnificent Provincetown, Massachusetts. We take pride in providing our guests with a relaxing friendly atmosphere, professional service, and gracious hospitality – a hotel experience worth remembering. Enjoy your vacation on Cape Cod Bay in our relaxing, casual atmosphere. The Surfside Hotel is the ideal vacation destination for lasting memories.

Experience why the Surfside Hotel & Suites has the most sought after view in Provincetown!

Rooms with a View . . . The Surfside Hotel has newly-renovated guestrooms and suites located on the waterfront, with spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay. Relax on our own private, sandy beach or poolside on our sun-splashed deck.

Waterfront Location . . . The Surfside Hotel & Suites is located in beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the quiet East End of Provincetown. You’re far enough away from the hustle town, but close enough to walk to galleries, restaurants, shopping and area attractions. The hotel is located only minutes from the art district, popular eateries, hip nightclubs and wineries. Ride to the extensive bicycle trails along the Atlantic seashore.

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Women Taking Over Provincetown for Single Women’s Weekend

Author: , April 14th, 2018

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The advocate has 68 photos of women taking over Provincetown for the Single Women’s Weekend. 🙂

See them all here.

White Porch Inn – Provincetown Gay Guesthouse

Author: , December 19th, 2017

White Porch Inn

The White Porch Inn is the new boutique Provincetown guesthouse and art hotel in the center of Ptown, offering great amenities and a wonderful porch to relax and unwind.

Our freshly renovated P’town guest house and rooms all have private bathrooms, air-conditioning, flat screen TVs. Some rooms have Provincetown monument or water views of the bay from a private roof deck, while others enjoy views over the picturesque rooftops of Provincetown.

Our Provincetown hotel hosts art installations know as In(n) Art – our ever changing contemporary art shows. There are also special art packages making it easier for you to acquire and enjoy the art at home.

Start your morning with a coffee while sitting in a white rocker on the porch while taking in Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown Harbor and the sites and sounds of P’town. Provincetown’s shopping, restaurants, galleries, shows, and the gay Provincetown nightlife are all within minutes walk of our Provincetown hotel.

Looking for a walk along the beach? We are just steps away from the Johnson Street Beach! Looking for a more active vacation? Bike rentals as well as kayak and paddle board rentals are right around the corner from us on Commercial Street.

Come relax on the porch at the White Porch Inn Art hotel for your Provincetown vacation!

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Journeys End Lodge – Berkshires Gay Lodge

Author: , November 4th, 2017

Journeys End Lodge - Berkshires gay lodge

Many reasons will bring you to the Berkshires:

  • study
  • work
  • reunions at Williams or MCLA
  • the appreciation or practice of arts
  • business
  • adventure tourism comprising motorcycling, bicycling, kayaking or hiking, skiing,
  • and golf

Journeys End Lodge can be your home base in the Berkshires from which you comfortably pursue your objectives. Each morning, you’ll enjoy a fresh, homemade breakfast following which you can fulfill your day’s calendar and return to the warmth and comfort of the Lodge.
An Adirondak Great Camp log home with modern-day amenities, Journey’s End Lodge provides an intimate venue for business and social meetings; where artists can display and musicians can rehearse their art; and, where any tired traveler can rest.

We’re 20 minutes from Jiminy Peak and Mount Greylock in the Berkshires, and 40 from Mount Snow and the skiing, mountain biking, hiking and spectacular views each affords. Journey’s End Lodge is ideally situated for motorcycle tours tracing Vermont or Berkshire mountain roads and we are but a brief drive to your choice of golf or kayaking experience.

At the end of your day and at home at Journey’s End Lodge, relax with your family and friends in our Great Room and enjoy the coffee, hot chocolate and homemade pastries we provide.

Amenities include:

  • Queen or full size bed suites, each with its private bath
  • A Master bed-room suite with heated Jacuzzi tub and Wi-Fi enabled TV
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate with homemade pastries
  • Wine glasses/bottle opener
  • Ceiling fans in each room
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board

When you visit the Berkshires, come stay with us at and enjoy Journey’s End Lodge in Williamstown.
Visit our website to see a detailed description and photographs of Journeys End Lodge and to make your reservation.

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Out of Office Boys: Provincetown, Mass.

Author: , September 20th, 2017

When you travel, you know instantly if you want to go back. When my partner and I arrived in Provincetown, Massachusetts, we knew for sure we’d be back.

Provincetown is located at the end of Cape Cod in Mass.

More affectionately called P-town, the coastal city sits on the north end of Cape Cod and is easily accessed by what I hear is a beautiful drive through the Cape, by air, or as we did take the 90-minute ferry ride from Boston to P-Town. I can recommend the ferry option. It’s nice and relaxing, and adult beverages are available on board.

Since moving to Washington, D.C., I have always heard stories of P-town. Everyone talked highly of the fishermen’s village-turned-gay destination, but it’s hard to describe until you arrive.

When you set foot off the ferry, you know you are somewhere different. People are welcoming. The main street following the bay is busy. And you’ll even see people in their speedos and have to take a double take.

A few tips:

  • Bring shorts and flip-flops for summer. Outside of summer, review the forecast to plan out your fashion options.Check out the calendar of events and see what’s happening in town. Each weekend during the summer months has a theme. So dress and pack accordingly.
  • Go to Tea Dance at the Boatslip Beach Club. It’s where people congregate in the afternoons before heading to dinner or out for round two of libations.
  • Rent a bike and explore Cape Code National Sea Shore. It’s also the surest way to get to the beach. More on that coming!
  • Run in the morning along Commercial Street and enjoy the sites and sounds of P-town. Hit it early though. The streets get busy by 11 a.m.
  • Take an excursion. Kind of cloudy? Go whale watching!
  • Check out all of the wonderful LGBT accommodations recommended on Purple Roofs. We stayed at the Tucker Inn and loved it. The homemade breakfast pastries are a must.

A few things to avoid:

  • Do not come to P-town and be in a hurry. You are on vacation so get in the mood. In fact, stop by one of the many street side bars and drink your cosmo.
  • Do not just stay at the pool. Trek out to the Herring Cove Beach in the Cape Code National Seashore. Yes, it is a hike, a hike through the marshes on low tide and water in high tide but it will be worth it. Think of it as a gay pilgrimage. Bring your food and drinks with you because there is no cabana man here.
  • Do not miss all of the wonderful local shops and restaurant along Commercial Street. I like to leave a place thinking I helped stimulate the economy during my visit.

Whether you are looking for a laid-back beach vacation or one with some excitement, P-town has something for everyone. I am already planning an out of office return to P-town!

Out of Office Boys live in Washington, D.C. and their passions are good food and wine. Mick writes; Justin edits. Follow Mick on Instagram @mbullock80. 

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Greens Treat Suites – Northampton Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 18th, 2017

Northampton Gay Bed & Breakfast

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

Welcome to Greens Treat Suites, a rural eastern Massachusetts retreat just minutes from the heart of “Paradise City” – Northampton Massachusetts. We’re close to everything that Northampton, Amherst and the Pioneer Valley has to offer, but away from the traffic, noise and congestion of daily life.

Greens Treat Suites is a Northampton gay bed & breakfast set in the beautiful country that inspired Thomas Cole’s painting, “The Oxbow,” and our hill-top setting provides its own spectacular views.

Our Northampton B&B offers:

  • Private entrances and gardens
  • Romantic fireplaces
  • Local art, literature and crafts
  • WiFi internet access
  • Sonos sound system featuring “Rhapsody”
  • Welcoming dinner en-suite
  • Breakfast basket each morning
  • Fresh flowers
  • Organic robes, bed & bath linens, natural body & hair products
  • Large gardens – organic fruits & vegetables, flowers
  • Two really friendly dogs

If you’re looking for a great, friendly, quiet place to get away from it all, come stay with us in Northampton at Greens Treat Suites!

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Christopher’s by the Bay – Provincetown Gay Bed and Breakfast

Author: , September 7th, 2017

Christopher's by the Bay - Provincetown gay 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:

Perched at the northern edge of Cape Cod, between the sea and the sand of Provincetown’s Harbor, you’ll find a vibrant, gay friendly New England village called Provincetown. Our Provincetown gay bed and breakfast, Christopher’s by the Bay, is nestled in the heart of this historic Atlantic harbor town, on a quiet street in a beautiful mid-nineteenth century home.

We’re an easy walk from the east end art galleries, and just a short bicycle ride away from Herring Cove beach. Or maybe you’d rather stay put and relax in our quiet, beautiful garden. Provincetown is a unique and lovely place, from the warm sands of Race Point to the glimmering reflection of an autumn sunset over the bay.

Our home has a long and storied history – as a home to school teachers, artists, fishermen and sea captains. Many of Provincetown’s city records were destroyed in a fire in the 1920’s, so a lot of the history of the building has been lost. But more recent records show that it has been an inn since the 1970’s – originally called the Swanberry Inn, then Carpe Diem. The Inn has carried the current name, Christopher’s by the Bay, since 1999.

The namesake for the inn, Christopher Covelli, is an accomplished chef. He travels the world, teaching at a culinary school in Tuscany, practices his craft in Sarasota, Florida, and even competes in Iron Chef competitions.

Provincetown is the oldest ongoing art colony in the USA, and so we’ve named each of our guestrooms after one of the great artists: Michelangelo, Dali, O’Keefe, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, etc.

Your current hosts, Dave and Jim began visiting Provincetown on vacation a number of years ago, and loved the peace and tranquility in this little seaside village offers. After a number of visits, they decided to leave Washington DC in 2006 to fulfill their dream of owning a B&B.

Both Dave and Jim keep one foot in their former professional lives – Dave teaches Provincetown High School, and Jim continues to do leadership training and development for non-profits with Leadership Outfitters, Inc. But they also now enjoy baking, hosting guests and playing with the dogs on the beach each day in Provincetown!

Welcome to Provincetown and Christopher’s By The Bay it’s like nowhere else!

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Boston Gay Bars and Clubs

Author: , August 30th, 2017

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Boston’s acceptance of sexuality (of any orientation) has come a long way since the Puritans founded the city in 1630. Massachusetts was the first state to recognize gay marriage — a full decade before the country as a whole did — and its capital city quite fittingly has a host of bars catering to the LGBT community.

Whether you’re seeking a low-key dive bar or an in-your-face cocktail bar with drag brunches, these six LGBT-friendly Boston gay bars and clubs in Boston will make you feel right at home.

For the Cocktails: Trophy Room

Drag brunches and regular screenings of RuPaul make visiting Trophy Room in the South End a weekly occurrence for some Bostonians — especially those looking for more than just a standard drink. Here, bartenders serve 13 signature craft cocktails with a heavy pour. Order the namesake Trophy Husband: a smooth blend of Grey Goose cherry noir vodka, ginger liqueur, and lemon juice.

By Peter Schlesinger – Full Story at Travel+Leisure

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