Von Abercron Residence – Hermanus Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , October 9th, 2017

Von Abercron Residence Hermanus Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

VON ABERCRON RESIDENCE with a personal touch of German Royalty and flair in Hermanus is well situated directly above the Hermanus Golf Course and adjacent to Fernkloof Nature Reserve with magnificent panoramic mountain and sea views, a paradise for bird lovers, endless hiking trails and even paragliding, etc.

Only 5 minutes to the center of Hermanus which offers the best land based whale watching in the world, blue flag status beaches and magnificent cliff path views along the coast.

We offer our guests not only a high standard of comfort, but also a restful environment in a quiet, safe and peaceful area. Enjoy nature with the sound of birds and unbelievable views, only meters from the superb golf course, nature reserve and mountain trails.

Known as the “Riviera of the South”, Hermanus is situated on the Cape South Coast, a 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Cape Town which takes one through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.

Excellent position, slightly away from the crowds and noises from the main parts of Hemanus.

The tranquility of the place, warm welcome and friendly attentative service to satisfy our guests is our endeavour.

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Hale KupuKupu – Gay Volcano Vacation Rental

Author: , June 10th, 2016

Hale KupuKupu

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Hale KupuKupu is constructed from old growth redwood planks in the single wall design traditional to the islands during the plantation period of the 1930s and 40’s.

Hale KupuKupu offers a quiet and tranquil experience, reminiscent of a lifestyle from an era gone-by. The outside surroundings of the house provide natural beauty and unmatched privacy.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Bellaterra B&B, Portland, Oregon

Author: , November 12th, 2015

Bellaterra B&B

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Bellaterra bed and breakfast invites you to take a trip in time as well as place at our lovingly restored 1893 Victorian inn. Each room has a unique theme and mood. Perhaps you’d like to be transported to the sultry romance of Scheherazade’s Arabian palace, or maybe the tranquil forest of the Woodland room is what you need to restore body and soul. The blue and white Aegean room evokes the classic columns and sunny seas of Greece. For the traveler who wants to relax while enjoying views of Mount Hood and the Willamette River, the Sunrise Room offers a California king bed and lots of morning light. Our smallest room, the Borealis, features a claw foot tub surrounded by colored glass tile, and the shades of blue are meant to bring to mind mountain peaks and snowy northern climes. It has a twin bed with a trundle, so it’s great for those traveling with a friend or child as well as solo travelers. All rooms have attached bathrooms and amenities including mini-fridge and microwave.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge, Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska

Author: , August 15th, 2015

Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge

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At Sadie Cove we offer accommodations, adventures and comfortable, welcoming surroundings. With a maximum guest count of 6,the entire lodge can be yours with a small group or you can make new friends with a handful of other peace-seekers.

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If You Don’t Birdwatch in Oregon You’ll Kick Yourself Later

Author: , March 23rd, 2012

Sandhill Cranes in the Eastern Oregon fieldsWatch surfbirds and black oystercatchers scramble over rocky headlands along the Oregon Coast. Explore the alpine meadows, picturesque lakes, mountain streams, and dense conifer forests of the Cascades in search of Lewis’s woodpecker and Clark’s nutcracker. Listen to the song of hermit warblers among majestic pines framing the snowy volcanic peaks. Mt. Jefferson, Oregon’s second highest peak, is bordered by dry sagebrush and juniper flats and dense forested corridors. Harlequin Duck reaches it highest density here and the high mountain lakes host typically east-side species. You’ll find bird-rich riparian zones along major rivers like the Metolius and Deschutes.

The murmur of thousands of snow geese will mesmerize as they settle to rest in the tule marshes of the Klamath Basin and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Smell blooming sage as the song of Brewer’s sparrows fills the warm evening air in the high deserts Central Oregon.  Salem, Oregon’s state capital, is a leader in urban forestry, with tree-lined streets and 40 city parks and is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River so no wonder there are many birding sites in it’s backyard.

Supporting one of the highest concentrations of breeding hawks and eagles in North America, the Zumwalt Prairie in Eastern Oregon, is also home to falcons making this a haven for birds of prey and 17 species of grassland songbirds. The nearby Wallowa Lake has a wide variation in habitat and terrain drawing a large number of species.

When your journey ends, your bags are unpacked, and you’re scrolling through your vacation photos you will reminisce on memories of great accommodations, food, conversation and of course birding in Oregon.  You don’t want to kick yourself later. Visit Oregon Today!

I am Mary Pellegrini, owner/innkeeper at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast in the Upper Hood River Valley, Oregon.  We are about an hour and a half east of Portland, Oregon, a scenic drive through the Columbia River Gorge and the Hood River Valley to our B&B at the base of Oregon’s tallest and majestic Mt Hood.