Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Yosemite Lake House, Groveland, California

Author: , November 23rd, 2015

Yosemite Lake House

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

This lakefront home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a large game room with over 1500 feet of deck on two levels. It sleeps 8 adults and features completely remodeled bathrooms and kitchen. There is a paddle boat for guest usage, Wi-Fi, and cable. The game room downstairs includes an arcade dart game (no quarters needed), Xbox 360, Wii, and a guest computer. There are so many places to gather in this house! Two of the bedrooms have their own doors that open onto the decks. There is also full laundry, a wine refrigerator, and a dishwasher. For your outdoor cooking pleasure, there is a propane BBQ on the upstairs deck. Stop by the meat market in town on the way in and pick up some amazing grass-fed beef to BBQ.

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

Lesbian Travel: The Perfect Pooch Holiday in Provincetown

Author: , August 16th, 2015

SASSAFRAS LOWREY

I love NYC but the summer heat and humidity leaves me melted so it’s no accident that my family has developed a tradition of ” gaycationing ” in Provincetown, Massachusetts a beautiful legendary gay beach town on the very tip of Cape Cod. Not only is Ptown (as its lovingly called) known for being really gay, but also incredibly dog friendly which is perfect for us since I prefer vacationing with our canine kiddos whenever we can. I love seeing rainbow, leather, and bear pride flags flapping off of restaurant awnings and from flagpoles. This month was our third year going up to Provincetown and it’s definitely my top pick for vacation spots for lesbians looking for fun in the sun with a canine sidekick!

Each week during the peek summer season is themed with a variety of different parties and events catering to various subpopulations of queers. By chance we ended up in town for the end of bear week (so much love for the Bears!) and during “Girl Splash” week so I’m guessing there were a lot of Curve readers around town! We rent a little cottage on the far East end of town where things are quieter and didn’t go to any events or parties but they are definitely around and easy to find if that is something you are interested in. Our family spends most of our week out on the beach relaxing. One of the best things about Provincetown is that everything is so dog friendly! Here are a few of my favorite must dos with dogs while in gaycationing:

Top 5 activities in Provincetown to enjoy with your dog:

Exploring town: if you have a sociable dog like my little guy Mercury whose comfortable in crowds your dog is welcome at the outside seating at most restaurants in town and in many of the little shops that line Commercial Street (the main drag in town which speaking of drag has fantastic drag queens parading down it day and night!) including several pet boutiques – this year we found an adorable squeaky lobster toy!

By Sassafras Lowrey – Full Story at Curve | Provincetown Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Paw House Inn, West Rutland, Vermont

Author: , February 14th, 2015

Paw House Inn - West Rutland, Vermont

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

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in West Rutland, Vermont – Some hotels accept dogs. Other hotels tolerate dogs. The Paw House Inn – Killington/Pico caters entirely to the unique needs of dog lovers.

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

Traveling With Pets

Author: , September 12th, 2014

Pet TravelHotels and resorts across the United States are constantly amping up their amenities (VIP services, complimentary happy hours, special in-room dining menus) to provide more comfortable stays for their overnight guests. Of course, nowadays, when we say “guests,” we mean all guests, including those members of the family who have four legs and cute names. Guests that require a leash and walking services, check-in treats, and frequent praise. If you haven’t already noticed, pets are traveling now more than ever, and it’s only a matter of time before pet programs become an industry standard in hotels across the US.

According to the Humane Society, pet ownership in the US has more than tripled since the 1970s when there were approximately 67 million households that pet owned. As of 2012, there were 164 million pets owned, reflecting the fact that a whopping 62 percent of Americans have at least one animal. According to the Travel Industry Association, 30 million of these Americans travel with their pets every year.

Pet owners (particularly dog owners) are taking advantage of pampering pet hospitality, because hotels are asking them to. In fact, hotels are taking the extra step to pamper Fido with pet-friendly room service, welcome gifts, and even massages, knowing that our furry little friends are part of the family too and just as important as the one who’s paying the final bill.

By Jimmy Im – Full Story at Passport