Downtown Flagstaff

Author: , July 2nd, 2017

downtown-flagstaff

We just got back from a trip to Flagstaff and Sedona. I had a family reunion in Flag, and the day after, we checked out downtown Flagstaff.

Flagstaff is home to Northern Arizona University (NAU). It’s a beautiful campus, and it sits right on the edge of downtown, so Flagstaff boasts a lot of youthful energy, especially at night. We saw this in action when we went to the pride after party drag show – there was music on the streets and in venues up and down the downtown streets, and even a big outdoor movie screening in the heart of town.

While we were only in town for a couple hours, we did find a few cool things.

For lunch or dinner, we recommend the Lumberyard Brewing Company. It’s just across the railroad tracks from downtown, and has a comfortable industrial ambiance.

Downtown Flagstaff - Lumberyard

The food was really good too, and the service friendly. We recommend the hummus – it comes in two flavors, a black bean version and an edamame one, and the presentation is Southwest Awesome:

Downtown Flagstaff - Hummus

For shopping, check out the Old Town Shops, a collection of ten locally owned shops and restaurants, including the Flagstaff Chocolate Company to satisfy your sweet tooth.

My favorite store there? The Black Hound Gallerie – a super queer friendly store with tons of cool stuff.

Downtown Flagstaff Black Hound Gallerie

The staff is friendly (and queer) and they offer some of the following merchandise:

Downtown Flagstaff Black Hound Gallerie

Downtown Flagstaff Black Hound Gallerie

Downtown Flagstaff Black Hound Gallerie

Downtown Flagstaff Black Hound Gallerie

Also, be sure to check out the old-timey phone booth, where you can hear poems recorded by a local artist.

Downtown Flagstaff Telepoem Booth

We had a great time during our brief visit to Flagstaff, and plan to return in the future for more exploration.

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Arizona Sunburst Inn – Phoenix, Arizona

Author: , January 2nd, 2017

Arizona Sunburst Inn

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Arizona Sunburst Inn Bed and Breakfast offers a private desert oasis in the middle of Phoenix – it’s like you’re ot in the countryside.

Our Phoenix B&B features a welcoming, heated pool in a tropical setting – surrounded by magnificent palm trees. The grounds have wide, shady patios cooled by a mist system, and there’s also a hot tub where you can let the cares of the day evaporate away.

For the adventurous and outdoor lovers, there’s some great mountain hiking just a couple blocks away.

Each of our guestrooms is individually decorated, and includes beautifully remodelled bathrooms.

Arizona Sunburst Inn Bed & Breakfast is in one of Phoenix’s best neighborhoods, and is a great place to stay.

  • Five guest rooms include four queen beds and one double
  • An expanded continental breakfast served daily
  • Enjoy clothing-optional sunbathing.
  • Fax and computer avail – perfect for business travelers
  • Come stay with us on your next visit to Phoenix and Central Arizona!

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Starlight Pines B&B – Gay Owned Accommodations in Flagstaff, Arizona

Author: , April 11th, 2016

Starlight Pines B&B

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Imagine stepping back in time to a place in the Arizona west where crackling fires welcome you, spacious guest room accommodations, and luxurious, claw foot bathtubs await you! Imagine staying at Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast, a Victorian style house nested among the pines at the foot of Mt. Elden, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Make us your home base while visiting the Grand Canyon (a bit more than 1 hour from our Inn) and Sedona (40 minutes south of our Inn) and many other area attractions within a 2 hour ride of our Bed and Breakfast!

You’ll love the old-fashioned romance of the antique-filled rooms, Tiffany lamps, complimentary beverages, free Wi-Fi, free parking, the full gourmet breakfast and the friendliness of your hosts, Richard & Michael, and their special Shih Tzu friends, Moo Shu and Taz – and our newest addition, Baxter our Puggle!

Our Victorian style B&B boasts broad, oak-plank floors throughout. Rooms are outfitted with antiques gathered from across the Southwest,, 14-foot ceilings, picture railings, and two wood-burning fireplaces. Our fabulous 70 foot wrap-around porch with swing is also very inviting during the Spring, Summer and Fall. Stunning Mt Elden Views from the Lily Room and guest balconies!

This charming Flagstaff Bed and Breakfast is acclaimed a top 10 bed and breakfast by Phoenix Magazine and Arizona Highways. Additionally, awarded 2010 and now 2011 Best Accommodations by Arizona Pride Guide!

So come to the mountains, to the pine-scented air and the cool, starry nights. Slip out of your normal routine and into romance at Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast of Flagstaff, Arizona!

Come visit us in this Northern Arizona paradise – Make your reservation today!

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Featured Gay Accommodations: The Inn at 410, Flagstaff, Arizona

Author: , December 10th, 2015

The Inn at 410

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The Inn at 410 B&B, Flagstaff is rich in history among Flagstaff Bed and Breakfasts and Flagstaff inns as one of the first B&B’s in Flagstaff and has been consistently ranked a top 10 Arizona B&B inn. A Northern Arizona and Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast Inn offering luxurious, romantic rooms and suites, The Inn at 410, Flagstaff B&B, combines an outstanding location, warm ambiance and gracious service to ensure a relaxing and memorable Flagstaff Bed and Breakfast experience.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Lodge at Sedona, Sedona, Arizona

Author: , March 26th, 2015

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

Located In the heart of Sedona’s spectacular red rock country lies a luxury Mission style bed and breakfast inn – the Lodge at Sedona. Sedona is two hours north of Phoenix and south of the Grand Canyon, the ideal home base for your Arizona adventures. The bed and breakfast is a secluded haven on 3 landscaped acres of gardens, mature pines, bubbling waterfalls, original art, and a magical meditative labyrinth. The property offers luxurious and peaceful accommodation, artistic cuisine and warm hospitality.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Orange Blossom Hacienda, Queen Creek, AZ

Author: , November 17th, 2010

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Gay Friendly Phoenix Area Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Orange Blossom Hacienda - Queen Creek, ArizonaEscape from the city to a relaxing oasis in the Northern Sonora Desert!

You’ll enjoy our Southwestern Hospitality in a territorial style home set amongst the soothing tranquility only found within the quietness of nature. Whether you’re coming to the Phoenix area for a romantic getaway or a winter excursion, our careful attention to detail and great customer service will ensure you have a memorable Arizona vacation.

Our Central Arizona Bed and Breakfast is truly unique. Nestled in the middle of a citrus orchard, you’ll relax in the comfortable living room in front of the fireplace, in the media room with cable television or out on our inviting patio or pool deck – the ideal setting to get away from it all.

Orange Blossom Hacienda B&B is close to beautiful desert hiking trails, as well as shopping and malls in the popular, quickly growing city of Gilbert. Our knowledgeable hosts will be happy to help you with dinner plans, after which you’ll melt into a supremely comfortable bed with fine linens.

Your hosts are passionate about food and cooking. Before opening their Central Arizona B&B, Jerry owned a wedding cake and candy company, and he still enjoys making beautiful desserts. He also worked for several years in the kitchen at the Cincinnati Hilton hotel. Kent worked for many years managing the kitchen of a specialty restaurant.

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It’s Hotter in Phoenix: Arizona’s Capital As a Gay Travel Destination?

Author: , September 18th, 2010

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

Arriving by air in Phoenix, visitors note a vast, sprawling city – the nation’s fifth largest – a collection of palm tree-studded cities and towns ringed by mountains, where a car is in indispensable necessity.

The similarities to Los Angeles are striking, right down to analogous municipalities, including exclusive Paradise Valley, Phoenix’s Bel Air, and tony Scottsdale, its Beverly Hills. It’s markedly different from most American cities with its almost eerie lack of litter – hardly a scrap of paper on highways, sidewalks and heavily trodden park trails.

Located in south-central Arizona at an altitude of 1,100 feet above sea level, this desert Southwest city is blessed with 330 days of sunshine a year. From May through September, this relentless barrage of solar power may seem unbearable to visitors and even locals who occasionally grumble about having to remain housebound during the day to avoid oven-like temperatures of 110 degrees. At these times, residents get their exercise in malls and other heavily air-conditioned environments. October through April is the best time to visit, and spring showers produce a patina of green in the surrounding desert with flowering cacti enlivening the burnt-red rocks with a burst of vibrant colors.

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