Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Paw House Inn, West Rutland, Vermont

Author: , February 14th, 2015

Paw House Inn - West Rutland, Vermont

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

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in West Rutland, Vermont – Some hotels accept dogs. Other hotels tolerate dogs. The Paw House Inn – Killington/Pico caters entirely to the unique needs of dog lovers.

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Featured Gay Accommodations: Grunberg Haus, Waterbury, Vermont

Author: , February 4th, 2015

Grunberg Haus b&B - Waterbury, VermontPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Authentic Austrian Chalet in the Green Mountains: Handbuilt Austrian chalet – romantic guestrooms (balconies, antiques, quilts), cabins, suites. Hosts to 175+ civil unions. Full cooked breakfasts included. Self-serve BYOB pub, forest trails, garden deck. Home of Ben & Jerry’s (tours available). World class skiing at Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and Bolton. Superb, hiking, biking, fly fishing, horseback riding, dining, antiquing, much more.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Phineas Swann B&B, Montgomery Center, Vermont

Author: , September 13th, 2014

Phineas Swann B&BPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Most Luxurious Inn in Jay Peak Region: Experience luxury at it’s finest in our restored 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse right on Main Street & just 8 miles from Jay Peak Ski Resort! Rooms feature gourmet breakfast, free wifi throughout, 600 tc sheets, down comforters, cable TV/DVD players, and free long distance. Suites feature fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. The Inn includes gazebo, hot tub and stunning gardens.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Stone Hill Inn, Stowe, Vermont

Author: , June 7th, 2014

Stone Hill Inn - Stowe, Vermont

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Fireside Jacuzzis, Fireplaces, and Romance!: A perfect romantic getaway! All rooms feature a fireside Jacuzzi for two, king bed and many thoughtful touches. Hot tub, spectacular gardens, game room with billiards, tobogganing, snowshoeing and fireside massage on-site. Evening hors d’oeuvre, 24-hour soft drinks, and a memorable full breakfast included. Chosen one of the 12 Best B&Bs in North America, Forbes.

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“Camp Camp” Returns to Vermont in August

Author: , May 2nd, 2014

Camp CampDid your parents send you away to summer camp when you were young, before you were out, and you’d like a do-over? Then maybe ‘Camp’ Camp is for you.

Every year more than 200 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults head up to the Maine wilderness for a dose of outdoor goodness, cohabitation, arts and crafts, theatre, and all those things you associate with the summer camp you remember as a kid, without any hetero baggage.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Rock River Cabin, South Newfane, Vermont

Author: , April 28th, 2014

Rock River Cabin - South Newfane, vermontPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Custom Cabin by the River: Charming, cozy cabin on property of two artists. Light wood and white inside. Contemporary country charm. Breakfast provided on your first morning. Facilities for making simple meals. The Rock River wraps around the property, and for rock hounds, this is a piece of heaven.

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Newport News

Author: , March 2nd, 2014

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Newport, Vermont is going through quite a renaissance.  What was once a sleepy town on the Quebec border is quickly becoming a boomtown, thanks to nearby Jay Peak Resort and an unprecedented investment of money from both the public and private sectors.

Newport is situated in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom on Lake Memphremagog, a scenic glacial lake roughly 30 miles in length; with one end in Vermont the other in Quebec.  Local folklore even mentions that it has its own lake monster, called Memphre.  During the winter the lake is a frozen giant, perfect for ice fishing and skating.  While in the summer, it has a wonderful assortment of outdoor activities (which I’ll be writing about in the coming months!).  The fact that Newport is just 30 minutes from Jay Peak makes it the perfect spot to mix up your ski trip with a little shopping getaway.

I recently had the opportunity to spend a day with Patricia Sears, the Executive Director of the Newport City Renaissance, a not-for-profit tasked with advancing and enhancing Newport’s economic environment, developing a cohesive and welcoming City design, and promoting the City as a tourism and investment destination.  An enthusiastic lover of her city, she led me on a tour around the downtown, saying hello to all the people she knew, while describing the many things that Newport has done and continues to do to make it such a vibrant destination.  Her excitement about Newport was palpable and very quickly, it’s easy to see why.

As we strolled through Main Street – the center of downtown life – Patricia pointed out all the things that are making Newport such an exciting place.  Newport is a perfect example of the modern Vermont: within just a few blocks we went from the sophisticated full service salon, Jon Somes Salon with its sleek urban ambiance, to Woodknot Bookshop and Turner’s Cafe, a charming bookstore and Café, to The Pick and Shovel – a quintessential Vermont General Store with everything from hardware and hand tools to shirts and pants.  It is a perfect balance of what is best about old Vermont with the addition of wonderful modern amenities. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, listed as CNN’s Top Spot to Visit in Vermont for 2014!

The Tasting Center began as the brainchild of Eden Ice Cider Company’s owners, Eleanor and Albert Leger, who were looking for a way to expand their business.  The result is a cooperative of venders featuring foods from all over the Northeast Kingdom.  Approximately 20 Northeast Kingdom farmers and venders, along with many more from the surrounding counties, sell their products in the Tasting Center, contributing to creating a destination for tourists looking to savor the best of what Vermont has to offer.

When you walk into the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, you immediately realize you’re in for a gastronomic treat.  Stands line both sides of the former department store with all manner of deliciousness, including Jocelyn & Cinta’s Bake Shop filled with a wide assortment of delicious baked goods, and Butternut Mountain Maple Farm, filled with all shapes and sizes of the sweet treat that Vermont is famous for. In the basement, you’ll find Eden Cider’s newly opened Tasting Bar and Winery, so you can sample their delicious Iced Cider and Aperitifs. I met several of the vendors, including the Legers, whose excitement about Newport and the Tasting Center was tangible.

Before we left, I was treated to lunch at the Brown Dog Bistro, a localvore-style restaurant with fantastic food, including burgers with beef ground freshly just across the way from our table at the Brown Dog Butcher. You certainly can’t get more freshly prepared than that! Patricia convinced me to try the Kingdom Mac and Cheese, made from some of the Northeast Kingdoms award winning cheese makers – worth every calorie! Brown Dog Bistro alone was worth the trip to Newport.

 

The hard work of both the Newport City Renaissance and the people of Newport have certainly merited all of the positive buzz focused on the town.  Even in the winter, it proves to be a wonderful place to explore.  In just a few months, construction will begin on a block–long multiuse building, which will bring hotel rooms, more retail and residences to Main Street.  With these developments on the horizon, the excitement around Newport will only continue to flourish.

Winter Rendezvous Coming to Vermont January 22nd

Author: , November 16th, 2013

Gay Ski WeekWinter Rendezvous, the largest and longest-running gay and lesbian ski event on the east coast, attracting hundreds of LGBTQ skiers and riders to Stowe each year, offers a diverse lineup of activities, parties and entertainment.

Five days of skiing and snowboarding take place on Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the world class trails of the Trapp Family Lodge, the official Nordic Center of Winter Rendezvous 2014.

Other outdoor activities include horse drawn sleigh rides, dog sledding and bonfires. Ski all day, party all night with entertainment that includes: Kick-off party, après-ski, wine tastings, bloody mary bar, giant indoor pool party, “Sound of Music” sing-a-long at the Von Trapp Family Lodge, on mountain pizza party, and much more.

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Pride Vermont Festival on September 15th

Author: , August 26th, 2013

Pride Vermont LogoVermont’s Annual Celebration of LGBTQA Community in Burlington! Save the Date: SUNDAY September 15th, 2013 we will have our annual Pride Parade & Festival in beautiful Burlington, VT!

The mission of Pride Vermont is to celebrate and support Vermont’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community of all ages, to educate and to act as a bridge to create alliances with each other and with the greater community as a whole. By sponsoring a yearly celebration including educational, social and artistic events, Pride Vermont raises awareness of the progress Vermont’s community has made toward equality and the challenges we still face.

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Check Out the Purple Roofs Select Listings Section

Author: , August 18th, 2013

Phineas Swann B&B - Montgomery Center, VermontAt Purple Roofs, we list more than 5,000 gay and lesbian owned and friendly accommodations around the world with extensive information. But we also have our Select List – more than 500 properties with full page Expanded Listings on the Purple Roofs site, where you can easily view photos and get more information about these welcoming properties.

Today, we’ll profile one of these properties:

Property Name: Phineas Swann B&B

Montgomery Center, Vermont
Gay Friendly
Most Luxurious Inn in Jay Peak Region: Experience luxury at it’s finest in our restored 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse right on Main Street & just 8 miles from Jay Peak Ski Resort! Rooms feature gourmet breakfast, free wifi throughout, 600 tc sheets, down comforters, cable TV/DVD players, and free long distance. Suites feature fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. The Inn includes gazebo, hot tub and stunning gardens.

See the Phineas Swann B&B Expanded Listing here.

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