The Yellow House – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina

The Yellow House - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS FOOTHILLS B&B

On a hilltop looking out over the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, our Waynesville bed and breakfast has been an important part of Western North Carolina life for more than a hundred years.

Originally built as a summer home in 1885, The Yellow House is a charming Southern inn which welcomes you to experience the beauty and luxury of this wonderful home. Stay in one of our comfortable rooms or suites and enjoy the perfect, quiet mountain getaway.

Our elegant rooms and suites, gourmet breakfasts, and a restful and secluded atmosphere will make you long to return here again and again.

We are inclusive and welcome everyone to our lush Waynesville country retreat.

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Gay Key West Resorts – The Nomadic Boys

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Key West is super gay! This small island in south Florida is a notorious gay mecca, with a whopping 30% of its 25,000 residents identifying as LGBTQ.

The island’s history as a gay destination dates back to the 1950s when well-known LGBTQ celebrities like Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Jerry Herman, Leonard Bernstein and Elizabeth Bishop have since made it their home. Subsequently in 1983, Key West became the first place in the US to elect an openly gay mayor (Richard A. Heyman), then in 2000, the island’s motto became: “One Human Family“.

We’ve visited Key West on several occasions and always had a blast, especially on the gay scene on Duval Street. There are so many things to do for gay travellers and with regards to to the hotels, it was never a case of ‘please can we have a double bed’, but more – ‘which of these many gay hotels should we stay at on this trip?’

There is an impressive number of different gay Key West resorts to pick from, so we’ve put together our 10 favourite, which also includes gay hotels and guesthouses.

Island House

Island House is notorious across the entire LGBTQ community of south Florida. It’s also one of the largest male-only clothing-optional resorts we’ve ever been to.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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River Spruce Cabins – Lesbian Owned Cabins in Estes Park, Colorado

River Spruce Cabins - Lesbian Owned Cabin in Estes Park, Colorado

ESTES PARK CABINS ON BIG THOMPSON RIVER

River Spruce Cabins is a magical place to visit on Colorado’s Big Thompson River, whether you’re coming during the winter or in the summer.

When you arrive, unwind by the river and enjoy the serenity and splendor of the outdoors, or enjoy a cozy cabin equipped with all the comforts of home. Your backyard leads into the paths and trails that mark the magnificence of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Estes Park, Colorado offers many things for you to explore and discover when you come here, including the historic, famous Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ancestors of our American Indians were the first to travel through the area as they hunted and made the Rockies their home. In 1859, Joel Estes arrived with his family and started a new life here. Others soon followed to trap, hunt and prospect, but the beauty captivated them and many of them stayed here to raise families.

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Bacchus Inn B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey

Bacchus Inn B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey

BACCHUS INN B&B – ROMANTIC B&B IN HISTORIC CAPE MAY

John & Lisa welcome you to Bacchus Inn, a beautiful sea-side B&B in Cape May’s historic district. We’re close to boutique stores, great dining, and the beach.

Bacchus Inn B&B has two buildings – our cottage and our main house – for a total of thirteen guest rooms. Each of our guest rooms offers in-room a/c and heat, a queen-sized or king-sized bed, and a private bathroom. 

Some rooms have fireplaces and televisions – please ask when you book your reservation.

We serve guests a full breakfast each morning, and have coffee brewing early in the morning, as well as an afternoon wine and cheese service.

Most rooms also have on-site parking, and bicycles for guest use. We also offer beach chairs and towels for guest use. We also offer wifi internet access to help you keep in touch with friends, family, and work back home.

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Olympic Peninsula Bucket List – 2TravelDads

Olympic Peninsula Bucket List - 2TravelDads

The Olympic Peninsula is amazing. I think it should be considered one of the seven wonders of the world even though it’s such a big region and not just one Wonder. This is our bucket list of the 13 most epic sites or activities on the Olympic Peninsula Washington.

As you’re planning your own time on the Olympic Peninsula, feel free to reorder these however make sense for you. There are of course more than 13 epic sites on the Olympic Peninsula bucket list but these take the cake and it cannot be missed when you travel the OP.

How to Get to the Olympic Peninsula

I read an article that said there are two ways to get to the Olympic Peninsula. I laughed out loud for a long time because it was so incorrect. There are twelve different ways to get to the Olympic Peninsula, so whoever said there are only two ways was extremely wrong.

You can take five different ferries to the Olympic Peninsula, and depending on your itinerary and starting point, any may be the right option for you. The five Washington State Ferry routes that sail to the OP are:

  • Seattle -> Bremerton
  • Seattle -> Bainbridge Island
  • West Seattle -> Southworth
  • Edmonds -> Kingston
  • Whidbey Island -> Port Townsend

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Duluth, Minnesota

AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast

A.G. THOMSON HOUSE – CASUAL ELEGANCE AND CHARM IN DULUTH

Welcome to the A G Thomson House, Trip Advisor’s #1 Bed and Breakfast in the United States in 2012 AND 2016!! Our warm and inviting Inn is nestled among towering pines and award winning gardens in Duluth’s Historic Congdon Mansion District. Ideally positioned just minutes from Lake Superior, Downtown Duluth, Canal Park, Scenic Highway 61, and so much more!

The A G Thomson House is the perfect romantic getaway, offering private and inviting sitting areas throughout our private grounds to snuggle and relax.

We offer seven unique, classic guest rooms, four in the Main House and three in the Carriage House, including our deluxe and most popular, Lake Superior Suite.

Our seven guest rooms offer modern amenities and luxuries to enjoy such as whirlpools for two, fireplace, A/C, HDTV/DVD, King or Queen beds, refrigerator, microwave, and so much more! Let us deliver our full, delicious multi-course breakfast to your door, or enjoy the comfort of our sun drenched dining room!

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Casa Gallina – Gay Owned Inn in Taos, New Mexico

Casa Gallina - Gay Owned Inn in Taos, New Mexico

CASA GALLINA – THE ART OF A SLOW VACATION

This gay-owned and operated Artisan Inn is located just five minutes from the historic Taos Plaza, in a quiet, pastoral, farmland setting.

Casa Gallina’s five adobe casitas offer an oasis of home and renewal for visitors to Taos.

Casa Gallina is the perfect base for exploring the Taos area, and it’s also the perfect place to stay put and to “Slow Down”.

Richard, your Inn-keeper, will welcome you and guide you to all of his favorite places to visit, eat, shop, explore and adventure – your concierge in Taos.

The breathtaking Taos mountains and valley views that surround the property are awesome, as are the 50+ hens (and 2 roosters) that live on the property affectionately known as “the girls” – Casa Gallina literally means “Hen House” in Spanish and Italian. The Girls roam the grounds and provide fresh eggs every day for a delicious breakfast that guests can cook up in the fully stocked kitchens in each of the casitas.

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Kanaka Kai – Gay Owned Condo in Kihei, Hawaii

Kanaka Kai - Gay Owned Condo in Kihei, Hawaii

KANAKA KAI – STUNNING GROUND FLOOR BEACHFRONT CONDO

Kanaka Kai is located on one of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches. World renowned for its stretches of white sandy beach and deep aqua water, Keawakapu beach faces due west delivering full sun throughout the year, all day, and the most spectacular West facing sunsets found anywhere in the South Pacific.

The Hawaiian “Heiau” which is a stone circle in the ocean in front of our condo was originally reserved for the “Alli’i” or the sacred gathering place for Hawaiian royalty because the under-water lay-lines were considered so powerful. The grounds were thought to restore visionary and ruling energy.

The property, the Hale Hui Kai, which translates to “Family Home by the Sea” houses the forefront and very private apartment known as Kanaka Kai which translates to “men by the sea.”

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Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park – 2TravelDads

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When we’re not lounging on a Florida beach in the hot sun or gallivanting the globe, we love to hike locally. Local, to us, is anything within a few hours’ drive of Seattle. One of our favorite local activities is hiking in Olympic National Park. It’s such an interesting place, with beaches, lowland rainforests, snow-capped peaks, and sweeping views from terrifying ridges. If you’re visiting Seattle hiking Hurricane Ridge is a great idea as it’s one of the closest access points to the Park.

I think most people in the Pacific Northwest will tell you that no visit to the Seattle area is complete without going hiking. There are tons and tons of options, but we truly prefer and will direct visitors to either Mt Rainier National Park or Olympic National Park. Both can be done as day trips or long weekends. Since we live closer, we more often go hiking in Olympic National Park and hiking at Hurricane Ridge is unforgettable every time.

Locale of Hurricane Ridge

As you’re driving on Highway 101 looping around the Olympic Peninsula, you must go through Sequim and Port Angeles. Although the towns themselves might not grab your eye immediately, they’re worth investing a day in…but we’re talking about hiking, not playing tourist.

So, you’re driving through downtown PA and you see a sign for Hurricane Ridge and you turn. You instantly start heading up hill. You’ll wind past the Port Angeles Olympic National Park Visitor Center, up through a few tunnels and keep going up out of the forest. All of the sudden you’re driving on the side of a mountain with little to no shelter and you keep going up. Eventually the road flattens out and you’re in a parking lot on the top of the mountain. Weird and beautiful..

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Olympic National Park’s Ruby Beach – 2TravelDads

Olympic National Park's Ruby Beach - 2TravelDads

Does anybody think of Washington State as a beach destination? Not hardly, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have the most beautiful beaches around. True, totally missing the palm trees, but we make up for it in other ways. Of all we’ve been to, the most beautiful beach in Washington is for sure Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park.

What makes Ruby Beach so awesome and dramatic? It’s the stacks, the weathered wood, the wildlife, the perfection of it all. We’ve got the scoop for how to visit and have an unforgettable time at the most beautiful beach in Washington. And if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll find some of the red rocks and garnets that give Ruby Beach its name.

HOW TO GET TO RUBY BEACH

One of the things that makes Ruby Beach the most beautiful beach in Washington is its remote location. Located just over three hours from Seattle and a little more than 2 hours from Olympia, it’s not exactly an impromptu day trip. If you’re making the trek that far you should plan on spending a few days both at the beach and in the rainforest.

Yes, Ruby Beach is very near both the Quinault and Hoh Rainforest areas of Olympic National Park, either of which is easy to add to your trip to Ruby Beach. See, already you’ve started forming an awesome travel plan encompassing beaches, forests and more. Check out our Olympic Peninsula road trip itinerary to get some more ideas!

Tip: a weekend trip is plenty of time to do Ruby Beach, as well as the beaches of Kalaloch and La Push. If you can do three nights, that’s really best because then you can add in the rainforests to your plans and maybe even some hiking at Hurricane Ridge.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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