Kemble Inn – Berkshires Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , February 27th, 2019

Kemble Inn - Berkshires Gay Bed & Breakfast

A casually luxurious boutique hotel set in an historic mansion and tastefully decorated with Ralph Lauren contemporary design, the Kemble Inn has been under gay-ownership since 2010. We are changing the scene in Lenox and the Berkshires with choice lodging, dining, and entertainment options for year-round visitors. We regularly update and renovate we prepare for an ultimate re-branding of the product to be known as The Frederick.

In the meantime, though, we offer quality services and comfort-oriented experiences in the world-class destination of Lenox, Massachusetts, which is easily reachable from the Boston and New York areas either by a short drive or by public transportation.

From our veranda, patio, and dining room guests can enjoy an every-day all-season panoramic view of the Berkshire Hills on Western Massachusetts. On summer evenings when fireworks are light the sky after a Tanglewood concert we have the ultimate view looking down the hill to the Stockbridge Bowl where they take place.

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Queer Provincetown Paradise – Stuff.Co.NZ

Author: , December 19th, 2018

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Cape Cod is a tiny peninsula that stretches out, claw-like, from Massachusetts’ capital Boston. It’s about a three-hour drive, making it a popular summer escape for Bostonians and New Yorkers.

At the tip is the popular party town of Provincetown, the town that gave Anthony Bourdain his start in the kitchen as a dishwasher and a line cook. He referred to it as “paradise”, and once you’re there, you understand why. Long since known as a tolerant, free-spirited artist enclave, it’s also the hottest gay and lesbian destination in the north-east US.

You can still visit two places he name-checks in Parts Unknown’s Massachussetts episode. The first is the Lobster Pot, a two-storey whitewashed corner building on the beach with neon signage and splendid views. Bourdain missed its Portuguese kale soup, a local dish introduced by fishermen from the Azores, islands that lie between Provincetown and Portugal.

By Kylie McLaughlin – Full Story at Stuff.co.nz

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Somerset House Inn – Provincetown Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 13th, 2018

Somerset House Inn

Coming to Provincetown? Somerset House Inn B&B offers year round lodging in the heart of Ptown, on Commercial Street just across from the bay.

We have a number of guestrooms with bay views, and can provide a friendly alternative to an impersonal hotel.

We serve our guests a hot breakfast each morning between 8:30 and 10:30 am – breakfast includes coffee, juice, and hot tea, pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt, and a hot dish. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or needs in advance so we can provide something appropriate for you. We also provide evening cocktails (including wine and beer and our own secret Love Potion margarita), and host a barbeque party on Saturdays in the summertime.

If you’re commemorating your anniversary or celebrating some other important event, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to help make it memorable.

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Gateways Inn – Berkshires Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , October 8th, 2018

Gateways Inn - Lenox

The Gateways Inn & Restaurant, located in the heart of Lenox, MA, will take you to another time and place with its incomparable charm. The elegance of the Procter Mansion, paired with the hospitality of Innkeepers Michele & Eiran Gazit, will surely make your stay more enjoyable. Our eleven luxurious guestrooms seamlessly join the charm of the past with the conveniences of modern amenities.

To ensure your privacy, each of our guestrooms have private en-suite bathrooms. All of our rooms feature telephones, cable TV, complimentary WiFi, central heat and air conditioning, hair dryers, irons & ironing boards and plush bathrobes & slippers. A full, European style breakfast is included in the room rate and is served daily in our elegant private dining room or in our sun drenched enclosed terrace.

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New in Queer Boston – Passport Magazine

Author: , September 15th, 2018

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There’s a lot of action to be found in Boston these days…and certainly of the Lights! Camera!…Hollywood sort. “Amy Schumer shot I Feel Pretty here and was just dragging people into scenes off the street,” a guide for On Location Tours (www.onlocationtours.com/tour/boston-tv-movie) tells me during a Boston movie locations tour. Openly gay director Gus Van Sant also shot Good Will Hunting in the area, while Boston has also been a location for LGBT faves Legally Blonde and Ally McBeal. In fact, early 2018 saw Kevin Bacon, Jill Hennessy, Cathy Moriarty, and Aldis Hodge around for a new Showtime pilot, crime drama City on a Hill.

Location shooting aside, Boston is also seeing vibrant programs, festivals, and initiatives that promote movies, including those about and by LGBTQ folks. Besides the annual LGBT Film Festival, Wicked Queer(www.wicked queer.org), celebrating its 35th anniversary in March 2019, Autograph Collection’s 136-room The Envoy Hotel (70 Sleeper St. Tel: 617-338-3030. www.theenvoyhotel.com) launched a film-centric program in September2017 with a special screening and appearance by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Autograph Collection initiative includes a library of indie films for hotels’ guests to stream on their TVs or iPads, and partnership/residency program with screenplay resource The Black List (www.blcklst.com), whose annual survey of the best unproduced screenplays has seen writers get launched into the Hollywood stratosphere. First time screenwriter Elizabeth Hannah’s The Post, turned into a Best Picture Oscar nominee by director Stephen Spielberg, was once on the list, while Jared Frieder, with a 2015 Black List script about a gay teenager, Three Months, went on to land a writing gig on MTV’s series Sweet/Vicious.

By Lawrence Ferber – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Surfside Hotel and Suites – Provincetown Gay Friendly Resort

Author: , August 31st, 2018

Surfside Hotel and Suites - Provincetown Gay Friendly Resort

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.

Experience why the Surfside Hotel & Suites has the most sought after view in Provincetown!

Rooms with a View . . . The Surfside Hotel has newly-renovated guestrooms and suites located on the waterfront, with spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay. Relax on our own private, sandy beach or poolside on our sun-splashed deck.

Waterfront Location . . . The Surfside Hotel & Suites is located in beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the quiet East End of Provincetown. You’re far enough away from the hustle town, but close enough to walk to galleries, restaurants, shopping and area attractions. The hotel is located only minutes from the art district, popular eateries, hip nightclubs and wineries. Ride to the extensive bicycle trails along the Atlantic seashore.

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White Porch Inn – Provincetown Gay Guesthouse

Author: , December 19th, 2017

White Porch Inn

The White Porch Inn is the new boutique Provincetown guesthouse and art hotel in the center of Ptown, offering great amenities and a wonderful porch to relax and unwind.

Our freshly renovated P’town guest house and rooms all have private bathrooms, air-conditioning, flat screen TVs. Some rooms have Provincetown monument or water views of the bay from a private roof deck, while others enjoy views over the picturesque rooftops of Provincetown.

Our Provincetown hotel hosts art installations know as In(n) Art – our ever changing contemporary art shows. There are also special art packages making it easier for you to acquire and enjoy the art at home.

Start your morning with a coffee while sitting in a white rocker on the porch while taking in Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown Harbor and the sites and sounds of P’town. Provincetown’s shopping, restaurants, galleries, shows, and the gay Provincetown nightlife are all within minutes walk of our Provincetown hotel.

Looking for a walk along the beach? We are just steps away from the Johnson Street Beach! Looking for a more active vacation? Bike rentals as well as kayak and paddle board rentals are right around the corner from us on Commercial Street.

Come relax on the porch at the White Porch Inn Art hotel for your Provincetown vacation!

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Greens Treat Suites – Northampton Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 18th, 2017

Northampton Gay Bed & Breakfast

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

Welcome to Greens Treat Suites, a rural eastern Massachusetts retreat just minutes from the heart of “Paradise City” – Northampton Massachusetts. We’re close to everything that Northampton, Amherst and the Pioneer Valley has to offer, but away from the traffic, noise and congestion of daily life.

Greens Treat Suites is a Northampton gay bed & breakfast set in the beautiful country that inspired Thomas Cole’s painting, “The Oxbow,” and our hill-top setting provides its own spectacular views.

Our Northampton B&B offers:

  • Private entrances and gardens
  • Romantic fireplaces
  • Local art, literature and crafts
  • WiFi internet access
  • Sonos sound system featuring “Rhapsody”
  • Welcoming dinner en-suite
  • Breakfast basket each morning
  • Fresh flowers
  • Organic robes, bed & bath linens, natural body & hair products
  • Large gardens – organic fruits & vegetables, flowers
  • Two really friendly dogs

If you’re looking for a great, friendly, quiet place to get away from it all, come stay with us in Northampton at Greens Treat Suites!

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Christopher’s by the Bay – Provincetown Gay Bed and Breakfast

Author: , September 7th, 2017

Christopher's by the Bay - Provincetown gay bed and breakfast

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

Perched at the northern edge of Cape Cod, between the sea and the sand of Provincetown’s Harbor, you’ll find a vibrant, gay friendly New England village called Provincetown. Our Provincetown gay bed and breakfast, Christopher’s by the Bay, is nestled in the heart of this historic Atlantic harbor town, on a quiet street in a beautiful mid-nineteenth century home.

We’re an easy walk from the east end art galleries, and just a short bicycle ride away from Herring Cove beach. Or maybe you’d rather stay put and relax in our quiet, beautiful garden. Provincetown is a unique and lovely place, from the warm sands of Race Point to the glimmering reflection of an autumn sunset over the bay.

Our home has a long and storied history – as a home to school teachers, artists, fishermen and sea captains. Many of Provincetown’s city records were destroyed in a fire in the 1920’s, so a lot of the history of the building has been lost. But more recent records show that it has been an inn since the 1970’s – originally called the Swanberry Inn, then Carpe Diem. The Inn has carried the current name, Christopher’s by the Bay, since 1999.

The namesake for the inn, Christopher Covelli, is an accomplished chef. He travels the world, teaching at a culinary school in Tuscany, practices his craft in Sarasota, Florida, and even competes in Iron Chef competitions.

Provincetown is the oldest ongoing art colony in the USA, and so we’ve named each of our guestrooms after one of the great artists: Michelangelo, Dali, O’Keefe, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, etc.

Your current hosts, Dave and Jim began visiting Provincetown on vacation a number of years ago, and loved the peace and tranquility in this little seaside village offers. After a number of visits, they decided to leave Washington DC in 2006 to fulfill their dream of owning a B&B.

Both Dave and Jim keep one foot in their former professional lives – Dave teaches Provincetown High School, and Jim continues to do leadership training and development for non-profits with Leadership Outfitters, Inc. But they also now enjoy baking, hosting guests and playing with the dogs on the beach each day in Provincetown!

Welcome to Provincetown and Christopher’s By The Bay it’s like nowhere else!

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Boston Gay Bars and Clubs

Author: , August 30th, 2017

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Boston’s acceptance of sexuality (of any orientation) has come a long way since the Puritans founded the city in 1630. Massachusetts was the first state to recognize gay marriage — a full decade before the country as a whole did — and its capital city quite fittingly has a host of bars catering to the LGBT community.

Whether you’re seeking a low-key dive bar or an in-your-face cocktail bar with drag brunches, these six LGBT-friendly Boston gay bars and clubs in Boston will make you feel right at home.

For the Cocktails: Trophy Room

Drag brunches and regular screenings of RuPaul make visiting Trophy Room in the South End a weekly occurrence for some Bostonians — especially those looking for more than just a standard drink. Here, bartenders serve 13 signature craft cocktails with a heavy pour. Order the namesake Trophy Husband: a smooth blend of Grey Goose cherry noir vodka, ginger liqueur, and lemon juice.

By Peter Schlesinger – Full Story at Travel+Leisure

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