Highlands Inn – Bethlehem, New Hampshire Lesbian Owned Resort

Author: , April 13th, 2018

Highlands Inn - Bethlehem, New Hampshire Lesbian Owned Resort

Welcome to Bethlehem, New Hampshire’s Highlands Inn, a women-only resort on a hundred private wooded acres in the White Mountains.

With large common areas, including a cozy living room with a cheery fireplace, and fresh flowers throughout, our lesbian owned and run Inn will remind you of a Victorian country home.

New Hampshire now recognizes full marriage equality, making The Highlands Inn the perfect place to celebrate your wedding day with your partner. Our White Mountains resort is one of the few inns or resorts dedicated to serving the lesbian community – and since our first commitment ceremony in 1985, hundreds of couples have held civil union and commitment ceremonies at the Inn. We have more than twenty five years of experience and dedication to marriage equality, making us uniquely prepared to help women achieve their dreams of marriage.

Our New Hampshire women’s B&B includes three buildings: the Main Inn with 13 rooms, the Farmhouse with 5 rooms and a full country kitchen, and the rustic Cottage. The innkeeper, Grace, bought and completely renovated the buildings and grounds in 1983. The Highlands Inn has operated continuously as a lesbian resort since then.

The Highlands Inn has long been recognized as one of the finest women’s inns in the country. PlanetOut chose The Highlands Inn as “one of the most romantic lesbian destinations on the planet.” The Inn has also received Pink Choice awards every year since 2007.

See the Highlands Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

New Hampshire Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Horse and Hound Inn – New Hampshire Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 28th, 2017

Horse and Hound Inn - New Hampshire Gay Bed & Breakfast

The Horse and Hound Inn, located in the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire in Franconia, opened in 1946 as a tasteful inn, tavern and restaurant. With three fireplaces, warm pine paneling and an expansive lawn and gardens, the inn welcomed everyone from Hollywood stars to local outdoor enthusiasts and quickly established a reputation for great food, elegant lodging, and warm hospitality.

Now fully restored, the Horse & Hound again welcomes you for lodging and dining. Sited on a quiet country road and surrounded by eight private acres bordered by Tucker Brook, the cheerful Tavern, gracious Dining Room, elegant Lobby, handsome Library, and eight restful guest rooms invite you to relax and unwind after an active day in the Great Outdoors.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to welcoming you.

See the Horse and Hound Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

New Hampshire Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Glynn House Inn – White Mountains Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 17th, 2017

Glynn House Inn - White Mountains Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

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

The romantic Glynn House Inn is situated in the heart of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Region. The historic – circa 1895 – Inn is the perfect choice for romance, recreation and relaxation. You and your partner will experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, modern amenities, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality.

Guests can select from 12 spacious, tastefully decorated guest rooms that include queen size beds, private baths, romantic fireplaces, central air, DIRECTV, DVD players, WiFi, iPod radios, luxurious bathrobes & deluxe Eco-friendly amenities.

Seven of the rooms are deluxe suites, which also offer bubbling double whirlpool tubs, some with separate sitting rooms. A stylish, extremely spacious, self-catering apartment is also available. Delicious multi-course gourmet breakfasts are served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available.

Venture away from the Inn and enjoy antiquing, art galleries, boating, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, ‘tax free’ shopping or simply enjoy the delightful countryside. Bring your favorite four-footed canine and reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House website for additional information about the Inn and local activities.

See the Glynn House Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

White Mountains Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Notchland Inn – Hart’s Location, New Hampshire

Author: , April 14th, 2017

Notchland Inn

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

A comfortably elegant 1860s mansion on 100 forested acres. Fourteen spacious guest accommodations, individually appointed, all but one with woodburning fireplaces, some with Jacuzzis.

Romantic 5-course dinner, bountiful country breakfasts.

Secluded, yet near to all of Mount Washington Valley – a magical location.

See the Notchland Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in New Hampshire

Inn at Bowman B&B – Gay Owned B&B in Randolph, New Hampshire

Author: , August 10th, 2016

Inn at Bowman

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

The grandeur of a southern style plantation with tall columns on the front porch, welcomes guests to the Inn’s five private rooms, some with suites fit for royalty.

The rooms have been meticulously appointed with furnishings, which offer guests an air of comfort and welcome.

See the Inn at Bowman B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in New Hampshire

Rosewood Country Inn, Gay Friendly Inn in Bradford, New Hampshire

Author: , January 7th, 2016

Rosewood Country Inn

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

An 11-suite Inn, built around 1850 in the early Victorian style. The Rosewood is set on 12 hilltop acres in Bradford, part of New Hampshire’s Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region (about 90 minutes from Boston). Just minutes away from Mt. Sunapee Ski area in Sunapee, NH and Pats Peak Ski area in Henniker, NH. Wireless internet available in all rooms.

See the Rosewood Country Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in New Hampshire

Featured Lesbian Accommodations: Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Author: , January 12th, 2015

Highlands Inn

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

The Highlands Inn – A Lesbian Resort: Premier lesbian resort on 100 acres in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Legal marriage, honeymoons, romantic getaways. 18 rooms (several with fireplace, private deck, 2-person spa, or both spa and fireplace), spacious common areas, hiking/x-country skiing on property, delicious country breakfasts, lesbian/gay movie collection, indoor, outdoor spas. Wireless in some rooms, desktop in common area.

See the Highlands Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in New Hampshire

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Notchland Inn, Hart’s Location, New Hampshire

Author: , January 15th, 2014

Notchland Inn - Hart's Location, New HampshirePeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Quiet, Secluded Romantic Get-Away: A comfortably elegant 1860s mansion on 100 forested acres. Fourteen spacious guest accommodations, individually appointed, all but one with woodburning fireplaces, some with Jacuzzis. Romantic 5-course dinner, bountiful country breakfasts. Secluded, yet near to all of Mount Washington Valley – a magical location.

See the Notchland Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in New Hampshire

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Inn at Crystal Lake, Eaton Center, New Hampshire

Author: , November 20th, 2013

Inn at Crystal Lake - Eaton Center, New HampshirePeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Just Minutes from North Conway: Recommended lodging by New Hampshire Off the Beaten Path, this award-winning property is located at the historic 1884 Palmer House just minutes from Conway in the tranquility of romantic Eaton Village – the White Mountain’s hidden treasure.

See the Inn at Crystal Lake Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in New Hampshire

The Perfect Gay Getaway

Author: , September 14th, 2013

New Hampshire mapThe White Mountains of New Hampshire are absolutely gorgeous. The densely packed forests, rippling blue lake water, and towering peaks all look like something from off of a postcard (which is fitting, I suppose, considering that they’re often featured on postcards). If you enjoy hiking, bike riding, skiing, snowshoeing, or just taking a romantic stroll through the trees, then you’ll want to add the White Mountains to your bucket list.

Where do I begin? See, my partner has always been an avid hiker. I mean, I enjoy a good walk as much as the next guy, especially when there are beautiful views to enjoy, but he takes it to the extreme. He owns four different pairs of hiking boots, for crying out loud. So when he said he wanted to explore some of the trails, I had a moment of terror, imagining myself struggling – bruised and bloody – hand-over hand up barren rocky precipices.

Boy was I ever wrong. I’m sure that there are some difficult trails in the area, but for the sake of my poor feet, we were able to find a few that were not only breathtakingly beautiful, but also easy enough that I didn’t have to catch a ride home on a medevac chopper. My personal favorite was Diana’s Bath, a series of waterfalls and pools that are so pristine and picturesque, I thought I was looking at painting. And thank heavens for those pools, because easy trail notwithstanding, taking any sort of hike under the burning gaze of August sunlight can really heat you up. A quick dip in the water was just what the doctor ordered.

North Conway itself was a wonderful little village with plenty of shopping and dining possibilities. On our last evening there, we ate a delectable meal in the Conway Scenic Railroad restaurant (why is it that food tastes better from inside of a moving train?), and then caught a show at the fantastic M&D Productions community theater. The play we saw was delightful comedy about a couple who adopts a stray dog (which is hilariously played by a human actor). By the end of the night, I didn’t even want to head back to the hotel, because that would mean that our vacation was over.

But our hotel was great. It was a turn-of-the-century Victorian style mansion that had great food and wine with a bartender so skilled that I’m sure he must have a PhD in mixology. I can’t even remember the names of some of the more complex cocktails he whipped up, but I’m sure I’ll never forget the taste.

But, of course, all good things come to an end. At least we know where we’ll be heading next summer. North Conway may not be at the top of everyone’s must-visit bucket list, but it definitely should be. So pull yourself out of the dinner-movie-home rut, and take a trip to New Hampshire. Whether you hike, shop, eat, or just hang out in the hotel, you’ll enjoy your time in the White Mountains.

Author Bio: Vincent Stokes is an outdoor enthusiast and an experienced world traveler and works to promote pride in homegrown travel destinations. You can also connect with Vincent on G+ or twitter (@TravelingGlobal).