Roussell’s Garden B&B – Savannah Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , August 15th, 2018

Roussell's Garden B&B

The stately 1888 Queen Anne style home in Savannah, offers 3 guest rooms located upstairs, and 1 on the first floor.

A side porch awaits you outside, and a touch of the curved wooden banister of the elegant staircase, inside, will make you feel this home is alive, as it radiates warmth and a welcome.

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Los Robles, LLC – Savannah, Georgia

Author: , April 16th, 2017

Los Robles, LLC

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Los Robles was built in 1905 by a rice baron and has weathered many lives since the family left the house in the 1950’s. Richard & Robert bought the house in 2003 and named it Los Robles (Spanish for The Oaks).

They began hosting guests in December, 2010 and today Los Robles has three bedrooms for guests (two queen bedrooms and one king bedroom) that share two baths on the second floor.

The first floor offers guests a large parlor living room and a smaller library for relaxation and reading, a grand dining room and a front palazzo to enjoy the outside. Kitchen facilities are not available to guests.

Savannah, GA (1733) is probably the most beautiful historic small city in the United States. Los Robles (1905) is a historic residence in the Victorian/Thomas Square district of downtown Savannah, just 1.7 miles from River Street and the Savannah River. Between Los Robles and the river you can explore Forsyth Park and the Landmark Historic District laid out in a logical grid of over 20 squares. The only city in the world designed this way.

Savannah offers many varied restaurants and drinking establishments (Savannah is the Hostess City of the South), great shopping and you may carry your drink on the streets between stops. Trolly tours, carriage tours, bike and walking tours of the city’s history and sights are always available as well as many ghost tours (Savannah is the most haunted city in the USA). A stay of at least two to three days is recommended to take in the full beauty and charm of Savannah.

Come and immerse yourself in a city of history, beautiful architecture, Live Oak tress dripping with Spanish Moss and Southern Hospitality at Los Robles.

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Adorable Treehouse – Savannah, Georgia

Author: , March 24th, 2017

Adorable Treehouse

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This beautiful vacation rental suite is located right on Park Ave. in Historic Savannah, GA. This luxurious rental has 2 bedrooms as well as a sofa in the family room, and can sleep up to 4 people. Take in all the sights and sounds that Historic Savannah, Georgia has to offer, or take it easy in our comfortable lounge chairs in the private courtyard. After a day of sightseeing, you’ll be happy to come back to this little bungalow.

This lovely home is smack dab in the middle of everything that is Savannah. The parks, the incredible food. River street. Everything is just a stone’s throw away.

Come stay in our lovely well-lit courtyard covered with banana plants, bamboo (for privacy), tropical plants and Southern Georgia foliage. Our quaint little suite is like an island oasis on Park Ave. Private and away from the hustle and bustle, you will forget you are in the thick of things.

Apart from the beauty and sophistication of this gentle bungalow is the Savannah night life. Just a 15 minute walk to downtown and you will find yourself among the historic charm and happenings in this lovely coastal city. And, if you prefer not to walk Uber is just $4.50 one way, be sure to tip your driver.

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Girl’s Weekend in Savannah, Georgia

Author: , July 13th, 2016

Photo courtesy of VisitHistoricSavannah.com

Photo courtesy of VisitHistoricSavannah.com

What would you do if you had less than 48 hours in a city you’ve never visited before? Oh, and 28 of those hours are dedicated to an organization you adore. If you’re like me, you vow to give your best at the meetings, soak in as much as you can when you’re free – and save sleeping for the flight home.

A weekend trip to Savannah with girlfriends proved there’s a whole lot to do in this sweet southern belle of a city. Thankfully, the ladies I travel with live by my philosophy and we packed in a lot of fun during our short time together. If you’re considering a trip to Savannah, feel free to follow our 7-step plan to discovering Savannah.

Step 1

Leave home as early as possible so you’ll arrive in time to enjoy lunch on River Street in the Historic District. While it may mean dragging yourself out of bed at the crack of stupid, you’ll be thankful to have a full day ahead of you when you land.

By Julia Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Six Smaller Gay Friendly US Cities

Author: , June 28th, 2014

Las Vegas AerialLast week Lauren Conrad blew up her social media over a flap with a restaurant in Cabo San Lucas. Apparently they wouldn’t let same-sex couples to participate in some bar games that were going on. So Lauren took her bachelorette party and left. This got us in the office thinking about outside of the usual Miami, NY, and San Francisco, what are some of the best smaller cities to visit for the LGBT community? So here ya go:

Las Vegas, NV

You would probably expect the come-one-come all city to welcome the LGBT crowd with open arms, and you would be right. Nowadays, all of the resorts consider themselves gay-friendly and a few years back Rumor even opened as almost gay preferred, but they pull in a great mixed crowd. If you bring Fido, don’t miss their Yappy Hour event. Wynn and Encore now offer a Pride Concierge and same-sex couples massages at resorts are not even given a second thought. There is a decent smattering of gay bars, including the “Fruit Loop” – a gay section of town off of Paradise Rd with clubs and shops. If you are hanging down on Paradise head a little further down to Firefly* (ed. note – don’t go looking for the footnote; the asterisk is part of the name) for the best value on Tapas you will find in Vegas.

Providence, RI

Although there is no gayborhood in Providence, the LGBT community is found thoughout the community. Voted into Travel and Leisure’s Top Five Gay Cities as well as many other top lists of gay-friendly destinations, the eclectic art scene, great restaurants and a youthful downtown keep Providence moving. If you are going to do one thing in the summer, make it Waterfire, an “award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers in downtown Providence.”

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TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Savannah, Georgia

Author: , February 10th, 2014
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Savannah Fountain

Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilTwo things to always remember about Savannah is how beautiful and historical city it is and it’s depiction in the movie, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” based on the book by John Berendt about a real life Gay Antiques dealer in the city. It was a major movie directed by Clint Eastwood. The book was on The New York Times bestseller list for 216 weeks following it’s debut and still, to this day, the longest standing best seller of The New York Times.

After his book came out, tourists from all over the world flocked to Savannah to see for themselves the historic city. Savannah is located on the east coast of Georgia on the Interstate. Tourists go there 12 months of the year to take advantage of everything that the city has to offer.

SavannahThey have several trolley and bus tours that one can take to view the historical homes, downtown, and even the cemeteries. The most visited one is the Bonaventure Cemetery which is a public cemetery located on the scenic bluff of the Wilmington River just east of downtown Savannah. The headstones, markers and statuary are remarkable so be sure and take your camera.

Savannah Park

The main part of the city is made up of different “squares” which has the old stately homes and estates facing the historical statues in the center of the square.

There are of course dozens of restaurants touting that they are the best however we enjoyed one of THE best when found THE PIRATES’. It is located in the oldest house in Georgia and was erected in 1753! Yes, that is right….. 1753!

Pirates House restaurant SavannahWhile dining you can actually see the hand hewn ceilings joined with wooden pegs in the Captain’s Room, and the original brick walls and heart pine floors. They serve authentic Georgian food and it is priced very reasonable. Check out their website at: www.thepirateshouse.com

There are dozens of antiques shops in Savannah filled with the finest of porcelain, silver and decorative items for the home. We were lucky to find some great buys to bring home. For nightlife one needs to go further than to go to Club One, 1 Jefferson St. in the downtown area. The ‘Lady Chablis” has been performing there for years there.

If you have never seen her, check out the website so that you will know when she is performing, http://clubone-online.com/

Savannah statueOther items of interest when visiting Savannah are the River Boat Cruises, The Savannah Theatre for live productions, the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, plus there are several walking tours that you can take. If you stay downtown you can walk almost everywhere to view all that the city offers. On weekends, there is no charge at the parking meters in the entire city.

Before going to Savannah, be sure and check out www.savannah.com. There are several Bed and Breakfasts in Savannah and always check out www.purpleroofs.com to find the good ones.

Everyone is extremely hospitable in Savannah and are always more that happy to give directions or suggestions on where to dine and shop.

Always remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

Donald and RayTRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married). Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

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A Girls’ Weekend in Savannah, Georgia

Author: , November 15th, 2013

courtesy of VisitHistoricSavannah.com

courtesy of VisitHistoricSavannah.com

What would you do if you had less than 48 hours in a city you’ve never visited before? Oh, and 28 of those hours are dedicated to an organization you adore. If you’re like me, you vow to give your best at the meetings, soak in as much as you can when you’re free – and save sleeping for the flight home.

I recently flew to Savannah to meet with my board of directors for WithIt, a women’s leadership organization. Thankfully, the ladies I travel with live by my philosophy and we packed in a lot of fun during our short time together. If you’re considering a trip to Savannah, feel free to follow our 7-step plan to discovering Savannah.

Step 1

Leave home as early as possible so you’ll arrive in time to enjoy lunch on River Street in the Historic District. While it may mean dragging yourself out of bed at the crack of stupid, you’ll be thankful to have a full day ahead of you when you land.

Authored By Julia Rosien – See the Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Savannah and Charleston – Southern Charm

Author: , October 7th, 2013

In “Gone With the Wind,” Scarlett O’Hara, comparing Savannah and Charleston to the much younger city of Atlanta, called the older locales “aged grandmothers fanning themselves placidly in the sun.” Today the two waterfront cities are among the South’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting millions of visitors annually with their history, restaurants and streetscapes.

Savannah, the oldest city in Georgia, was established in 1733, and Charleston, the oldest city in South Carolina, was founded in 1670. They’re located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) apart, so it’s easy to visit both on one trip.

Savannah is a walkable city, from the waterfront on the Savannah River to the spacious downtown and historic district. Its streets are made from cobblestone and tabby (ground oyster shells, lime, and sand, mixed with salt water), and it’s known for a series of picturesque, park-like squares, lined with live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss.

Authored By Norm Goldstein – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Hamilton Turner Inn, Savannah, Georgia

Author: , September 1st, 2013

Hamilton Turner Inn - Savannah, GeorgiaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Top Rated Luxury Inn in Savannah: Experience the gracious Southern Bed and Breakfast hospitality at the elegant, Hamilton-Turner Savannah Bed and Bed Breakfast. Situated among the magnolias and live oaks on beautiful Lafayette Square, guests are able to envelop themselves in the romance of old Savannah Georgia and the relaxation only a fine four diamond bed and breakfast can provide.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Los Robles, LLC, Savannah, Georgia

Author: , May 4th, 2013

Los Robles, LLC - Savannah, GeorgiaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Southern Graciousness in Savannah, Georgia: Los Robles is a premier Hospitality Residence in Savannah, Georgia and is the historic home of a late nineteenth century rice baron with elegant and graceful public rooms on the first floor and comfortable sleeping rooms on the second floor. Shared baths and Wi-Fi are available throughout the house.

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