Artists’ Loft B&B, Julian, California – Gay Friendly Accommodations

Author: , April 9th, 2016

Artists' Loft B&B

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As most of you know…. all the buildings at the Artists’ Loft Inn were completely destroyed by the great Cedar Fire of 2003 in San Diego County.

The fire moved in sometime in the afternoon of the 28th of October with a fierce fire tornado that took down five of the neighboring homes as well as ours…the plants and wildlife suffered even more….we escaped with the seven cats, a few material things…and our love of the mountain

We are rebuilding, and have great plans for the new Artists’ Loft, scheduled for completion in late 2005. The new loft will be a special retreat for two to four persons, with views from the peaks of the Cuyamacas to the islands off the coast of Southern California.

A new approach to bed and breakfast is planned, as well as a private loft for working artists to use as they like.

As the woods and animals have suffered even greater loss than we, there will be ongoing programs to restore and revive the sanctuary. Guests are invited to participate and lend ideas to the process, as they are moved…we will also be offering a variety of workshops in the arts… photography, printmaking, drawing, writing, pastel…. and many more.

One thing is to be remembered: the spirit of Julian, and of the Artists’ Loft did not perish. We and the town are much as they were, more sober, more humble but much wiser for the meeting with Great Nature.

We invite you to Julian to be a part of the rebirth of both the town and our beautiful artist’s retreat.

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Inn at Cedar Falls, Logan, Ohio – Featured Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , March 23rd, 2016

Inn at Cedar Falls

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Hocking Hills’ The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, in Logan, Ohio, features a setting that puts guests in tune with the harmony of nature, the peace of solitude and the simple joys of the Earth’s beauty. Mammoth rock formations, caves and waterfalls native to the Hocking Hills, Ohio region share their breathtaking beauty with the Inn’s charming cottages, 1840’s log cabins and antique-filled bed and breakfast rooms. Hocking Hills State Parks surround the Inn on three sides. Also within a three miles of the Inn are such tourist attractions as Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave and Cedar Falls. Rock House, Natural Rockbridge, Conkle’s Hollow and the charming town of Logan, Ohio are also nearby.

One of the finest bed and breakfast stays in the Hocking Hills, Ohio region, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls offers nine, antique-filled bed and breakfast rooms with individual heating and air-conditioning. Each inn room is furnished with two twin beds or a queen-size bed, small writing desk, towel warmers, hair dryers, cd music player, comfortable sitting chair and a private bath. Now Available-Wireless Internet Access in our Inn Rooms and Common Room!

Five renovated 1840’s log cabins accommodate up to four. Each Hocking Hills cabin has a deck with porch swing, cooking facilities and its own wooded lot. After a day of hiking the Hocking Hills, the gas log stoves and whirlpool tubs are cozy additions.

Each cottage features a room with a queen or king size bed, two-person whirlpool tub and separate shower, gas log stove and under counter refrigerator. Enjoy stargazing off the back deck or sitting under the tin roof listening to the rain.

A unique dining experience awaits our Hocking Hills guests in the double log cabin originally constructed in the 1840s. The open kitchen is the heart of this bed and breakfast inn, where guests may chat while watching gourmet meals being prepared from scratch. Fine American cuisine is the specialty and in-season patio dining is available.

Relax at the hands of trained therapist, at our secluded spa. We offer guests a full range of massage and bodywork.

Come enjoy all that Hocking Hills, Ohio has to offer.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Old Granite Inn, Rockland, Maine

Author: , March 18th, 2016

Old Granite Inn

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The Old Granite Inn Bed & Breakfast, located in the national historic district of Rockland, Maine, is a Federal Colonial built of gray granite quarried nearby in St. George. Local craftsmen fashioned the beautiful structure that still stands today. In the early 1900s, the building was purchased by the ELKS for their clubhouse.

In 1984 John and Stephanie Clapp bought the building and through renovation and restoration created the lovely, comfortable Old Granite Inn. In 1997, Ragan and John Cary of St. George, an educator and an engineer respectively, purchased the Inn as their gracious home, continuing the tradition of a fine Bed & Breakfast.

Rockland is a wonderful place which we call the, “Gateway to the Penobscot”. Ferry boats depart daily for North Haven and Vinalhaven Islands, which are part of the Fox Islands. There is fresh water swimming on Lake Chickawaukie about two miles from the Inn. Rockland is minutes from the Knox County Airport which has daily commercial air service from Boston, Massachusetts.

Explore the city: Rockland is becoming a name in art circles with the opening of the Wyeth center, at the renowned Farnsworth Art Museum. There are interesting and diverse galleries and intriguing shops:

  • Farnsworth Art Museum
  • The New Wyeth Center: opened on June 21, 1998. American art. Its distinguished collection of over 5000 works spans three centuries.
  • Maine Watercraft Museum: 100 boats built prior to 1960. Classes on boat building and rentals.
  • Olson House: A “significant place” for those interested in the art of Andrew Wyeth. See
  • “Cristina’s World”, 1948, painted by Andrew Wyeth.
  • The Owls Head Transportation Museum: One of the worlds finest collections of pioneer automobiles, aircraft, engines, motorcycles, bicycles and carriages.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum: The Penobscot Marine Museum is a seafaring village of nine historic buildings with special exhibitions and an excellent collection of marine paintings.
  • Shore Village Museum: The largest collection of lighthouse and Coast Guard artifacts on display in the country.
  • Out in the country find beaches, parks, lighthouses and mountains to climb. The Rockland area contains the only Knox County mainland lighthouses accessible by car and foot. These are:
  • Rockland Breakwater Light-1888/1902: 18′ square tower atop fog signal house at end of granite pier. Access from Samoset Road.
  • Owls Head Lights-1825: 20′ white (brick) conical tower built on the peak of the headland and standing 87′ above sea level. From Route 73, take North Shore Drive to Owls Head Village. Follow signs.
  • Marshall Point Light-1832/1858: 25′ white (granite) tower with attached foot-bridge. Access from Marshall Point Road, off Route 131, Port Clyde.
  • Go to sea: Rockland harbor is home port to windjammers and other tour boats offering luncheon cruises, day trips and extended sails. Take the ferry, across from the inn, to the islands of Vinalhaven or North Haven.

When evening comes, sample the many excellent restaurants or a picnic of fresh boiled lobster and clams on a wharf as the sun sets over the darkening water…

Then come home to the Old Granite Inn and sleep soundly.

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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: Hummingbird Inn, Goshen, Virginia

Author: , December 7th, 2015

Hummingbird Inn

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At the western edge of the beautiful Shenandoah valley near historic Lexington, Goshen Pass, and Warm Springs, The Hummingbird Inn, a unique Carpenter Gothic villa, offers deluxe accommodations in an early Victorian setting. Antique furnishings, modern bathrooms, and warm hospitality await you. More than full breakfasts satisfy the largest appetites. Elegant romantic candlelight dinners are available.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Surfside Hotel and Suites, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Author: , December 6th, 2015

Surfside Hotel and Suites

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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.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, Vermont

Author: , October 19th, 2015

Green Mountain Inn

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Welcoming guests to Stowe since 1833, the beautifully restored Green Mountain Inn Resort offers the perfect blend of modern comfort and classic elegance in 107 unique guest rooms, luxury suites and village townhouses. Guests enjoy many on-site amenities, such as two acclaimed restaurants, specialty shops, a year-round heated outdoor pool, game room, complimentary afternoon tea and cookies, WiFi, and use of a fully equipped health club offering a large Jacuzzi and massage services. The Inn also specializes in hosting corporate retreats, meetings, weddings, “escape” ceremonies and events of all kinds!

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Inn the Woods, Hyde Park, New York

Author: , October 16th, 2015

Inn the Woods

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Welcome to “Inn the Woods” Bed & Breakfast in Hyde Park, New York. Located central to Antiques, Culinary Institute of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt Home & Library, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Valkill and Vanderbilt Mansion and the Hudson Valley Great Estates Region. Discover our wineries, trails, pick-your-own orchards, Drive-In movies and the Dutchess County Fair. Convenient when visiting area colleges: Bard, C.I.A. Marist and Vassar. Sitting on the balcony amongst the tree tops you hear a creek rushing over rocks, birds chirping and squirrels running through the leaves.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Inn the Woods, Hyde Park, New York

Author: , October 12th, 2015

Inn the Woods

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Welcome to “Inn the Woods” Bed & Breakfast in Hyde Park, New York. Located central to Antiques, Culinary Institute of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt Home & Library, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Valkill and Vanderbilt Mansion and the Hudson Valley Great Estates Region. Discover our wineries, trails, pick-your-own orchards, Drive-In movies and the Dutchess County Fair. Convenient when visiting area colleges: Bard, C.I.A. Marist and Vassar. Sitting on the balcony amongst the tree tops you hear a creek rushing over rocks, birds chirping and squirrels running through the leaves.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Hale Kua Guests, Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii

Author: , September 24th, 2015

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We invite you to be our guests on the south side of the lush tropical “Garden Island” of Kauai. We’re just minutes from the beaches of Poipu, yet located on the cool hillside of Lawai Valley. Our convenient location is a short drive to Waimea Canyon, Lihue Airport and the east and north shores of Kauai. Imagine all the amenities of home with the comfort and convenience of your own private tropical setting.

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