Stonecreek Cabins – Gay Friendly Gatlinburg Vacation Rentals

Author: , May 19th, 2018

Stonecreek Cabins - Gay Friendly Gatlinburg Vacation Rentals

The Creekside (just for 2), Treehouse (just for 2) and our newest addition, the Mountain Magic (sleeps up to 4) are 3 of the most requested cabins in the area.

Romantic, private and secluded, these cabins offer many amenities that you cannot find elsewhere. Located in a 30 acre Smoky Mountain Paradise, your cabin is carefully cleaned and personally prepared for your arrival. A choice of a complimentary wine or sparkling cider on ice and other treats await your arrival.

These private, secluded cabins are the perfect retreat for those looking for a romantic, peaceful and quiet getaway located just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg (6 miles), the Arts and Crafts Community (2.5 miles), Pigeon Forge (7 miles), Dollywood (5 miles), the main entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (9 miles) and loads of area attractions.

Fishing, hiking, Dollywood theme park, horseback riding, golf and outlet shopping are just some of the popular pastimes our guests enjoy.

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La Loggia Art B&B, Montreal – Featured Gay Owned Accommodations

Author: , April 1st, 2016

La Loggia Art B&B

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

Welcome to Montreal’s La Logia Art B&B, where you’ll find casual elegance and a romantic atmospherein each of our guest rooms & annex accommodations. Our Montreal guesthouse is furnished with unique art and furniture that your hosts have purchased from the local antique & retro boutiques.

Each of our guestrooms features private & shared bathrooms, king/queen sized beds, central air conditioning, and cable TV.

Each of our guest rooms includes exquisite linens on our antique beds, cotton towels and bath accessories.

We serve a complimentary expanded continental breakfast in the dining room, outdoors on the terrace (in the summertime) or in the common breakfast area. We also have snacks and refreshments available all day long. We want you to feel at home while you to enjoy your stay in total privacy.

We’re also happy to help with directions, reservations for local restaurants, information about plays or any other local evetns.

Our rooms also include fax service and computer hook up for your convenience. The subway (the metro) is only three blocks away and will connect you to all parts of the island.

Just three minutes away from La Loggia on foot, and you’ll be in the heart of every available diversion you may need, shopping, restaurants, clubbing – everything’s close-by.

There is plenty of metered and private parking right outside the door.

Pur Montreal accommodations also offer daily newspapers, magazines, and books. There’s even a barbeque area available for any guests who may want to grill a steak and enjoy the privacy of our beautiful terrace area before going out to the clubs.

The Terrace also has plenty of room to take in the sun as well as an outdoor shower just to cool off when the temperatures start soaring.

Looking for a great friendly place to stay in Montreal? Come stay with us at La Loggia Art B&B!

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Some Gays Like to Fish and Hunt

Author: , November 26th, 2014

Gays FishingThere’s a segment of every population that likes to hunt and fish — you just have to know how to reach them. That’s the advice of Darrell Schuurman, co-founder of Travel Gay Canada and guest speaker at this week’s Northern Ontario Tourism summit in Thunder Bay.

Schuurman said he tells outfitters if they want to attract gay and lesbian visitors to their business, first they need to spend some time at local Pride events. “Start to build those relationships. What that’s doing is showing that you’re really invested in this market, and really connected to this market,” he said.

Schuurman noted that annual worldwide spending by lesbian and gay travellers amounts to over $8-billion. A little education and staff training can also go a long way towards making LGBT visitors feel comfortable, he said. “When … there’s two men or two ladies” checking into a hotel, it’s no longer appropriate to say “Oh, definitely you need two rooms.'”

Full Story at CBC News

Visiting Cologne’s Memorial for Gay and Lesbian Nazi Victims

Author: , March 9th, 2014

Cologne Memorial for Gay and Lesbian Victims of NazismWith nearly 10% of the local Cologne residents identifying as gay or lesbian (according to Cologne’s official gay travel information), the city has quickly become one of my favorite German cities. Maybe it’s the upbeat attitude of the local residents in Cologne. Maybe it’s the innate friendliness that seems to define the city.

Or maybe it’s the fact that people will actually start conversations with strangers on the street. This open-minded attitude and friendly atmosphere makes Cologne a friendly and fun place to visit — and it’s why I’ve been back twice in the past six months!

When researching gay things to do in Cologne, Germany, one of the things I kept coming across was a memorial for gay and lesbian victims of Nazism (National Socialism as the Germans say). The memorial was inaugurated in 1995, well before the more popular one in Berlin, but still later than a similar memorial in Frankfurt.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

See Adam’s full blog here.

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Women at Whistler

Author: , December 19th, 2013

Whistler Winter PrideDuring Canada’s giant Gay Ski Week, there will be women guiding women on the slopes, women specific apres ski parties, and the signature weekend women’s parties.

Purrlesque, a night of erotic dance at the foot of Whistler Mountain, is the big womens event on 1 February 2014. The club is hosted by the Vancouver Dyke March Festival Society.

See the Full Story at Rainbow Tourism

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The Incredible, True Adventure Of Two Lesbians In Bali

Author: , July 1st, 2011

Lesbian BaliAll at once these things happened:

  • My girlfriend’s friend got married in Bali.
  • We were given an opportunity to travel to Istanbul at a sharp discount.
  • My friend got engaged, and when she offered to have the wedding in either Toledo or France, we obviously voted for France.

Consequently, we were looking at an epic travel schedule this summer and were both very excited. But, when seeking advice about gay travel in all of those places we could only find a lot of general “it-will-probably-be-fine” boy-centric advice. This didn’t stop us from going but I figured while I was there, I’d try to personally fill in these gaps. Autostraddle has graciously agreed to be the platform for me to post my travel stories so that queermo lady-identified types have access to more applicable, specific information. Also, it was just a really exciting trip!

So I’ll be sharing my journeys with you in a three-part post. First up was our trip to Bali in May. I’m not going to bury the lead here: Bali was awesome, and we should all probably go there right now. It’s inexpensive, beautiful and culturally rich. It isn’t the gay-friendliest place in the world, especially if you’re Balinese, and the limited nightlife and gay travel opportunities are dedicated to men. Nevertheless, my girlfriend and I always felt welcome and safe on this trip.

Full Story from GayTravel.com

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Gays, Lesbians Will Travel This Summer, Family Equality Council Says

Author: , May 29th, 2011

The Family Equality Council, America’s foremost advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families, today predicted LGBT families will continue to travel in robust numbers during the summer season despite the rising cost of airfare and gas prices as well as current economic conditions. The traditional summer travel season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend.

Brent Wright, Director of Programming for Family Equality Council, said LGBT families see their summer travel experiences as more than just discretionary vacations.

“Our families tell us that they place a high value on the opportunity to take their children to destinations they consider life-affirming and culturally enriching as well as fun,” said Wright. “This is the one time of year where some LGBT families feel free to celebrate their diversity and make connections with other parts of their community.”

Full Story from Windy City

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Lesbian Travelers Change Hearts and Minds on Lesbos

Author: , September 16th, 2010

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

It’s September and for a 10th year, the village of Eressos on Greece’s Lesbos island has drawn lesbians from across Europe to a unique international festival for women. In a country strongly influenced by the Greek Orthodox church and where roughly half the population is against same-sex marriage, the lesbian-run event has been quietly growing in this corner of the Aegean Sea.

Over the past decade, attendance at the two-week International Women’s Festival has jumped from 30 to hundreds of women — mainly German, British, Dutch and Scandinavian, but also Greek and Italian.

Women lay on the beach of the village of Eressos on Lesbos island. Lesbians make up 90 per cent of the villages visitors in September. Photo: AFP
The busy programme of events includes women-only walks and sunset cruises, breathing and drumming workshops, Greek dance classes and lesbian film screenings.

“I’ve been blown away, there’s no unease at all,” says Lauren Bianchi, a Scottish woman in her early 20s who is at the festival for the first time and who had read articles about difficult relations between locals and lesbians.

Full Story from SMH.com.au