Utah’s Zion National Park Gay Friendly Stays – 2TravelDads

Zion National Park Gay Friendly Stays - 2TravelDads

There’s no doubt that you’ll find lots of choices for where to stay at Zion National Park, but how do you choose which one to book? Should you look for availability at a National Park lodge or book glamping outside the park? We’ll help with all of that, including where to eat at Zion.

Zion National Park Gay Friendly Stays from 2TravelDads

Depending on your travel style, you may approach visiting a National Park differently than other families. We range from camping to to hotels nearby to National Park Lodges. And our dining matches this: picnicking, easy lunches, local cuisine and fine dining.

Everybody’s budget is different when they travel. Even when we’re traveling for work on somebody else’s dime, we are careful to make budget-friendly choices and to keep with the means that we’ve always operated in. Also, we love to travel using points so that often will color the decision about where we stay. Luckily, our ideas for Zion National Park gay friendly stays include the gambit of lodging styles, including national brand options.

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Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants – 2TravelDads

Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants - 2TravelDads

Our List of the Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants

We were very surprised by all the great places to eat in Mammoth Lakes, California. Often times it seems like winter destinations don’t have stand-our restaurants for summer dining, but this four season destination proved that theory wrong. From standard American to fancy French cuisine, we found it all there.

Mammoth is a great place if you’re into good food and hiking, so just add it to your California travel list now. Also, we don’t often write about food when we’re reviewing our travels, but this great town had so many great eats that it required its own article. I hope you enjoy (and get some meal inspiration too) i=our list of the best Mammoth Lakes restaurants!

Whether you’re wondering where to eat before heading out skiing or you’re visiting in summer and need hiking nourishment, there are quite a few great places to eat around town. Grab breakfast before you immerse yourself in the cool geologic sites in Mammoth Lakes!

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Painted Hills Vacation Cottages – Painted Hills Gay Friendly Resort

Painted Hills Vacation Cottages & Retreat - Painted Hills Gay Friendly Resort

Another Day in Paradise At Our
Painted Hills Gay Friendly Resort

Your perfect base to experience the wild beauty of the Painted Hills, located just 12 minutes away by car.

Our five unique cottages at our Painted Hills gay friendly resort offer an enchanting European flavor, with different sizes for families, romantic getaways, or solo travelers seeking aa meditative experience or to reconnect with nature.

There’s lush gardens that attract wildlife, and the common ground area offers great views, gorgeous sunsets, and star gazing, as well as barbeques, fire pits, and games for family fun. Pets are welcome for a small pet fee. The Rose Tree Gallery is a perfect space for art shows, yoga or small retreat groups.

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Exploring Glacier National Park by Boat Tour – 2TravelDads

Exploring Glacier National Park by Boat Tour - 2TravelDads

Exploring Glacier National Park in Montana

Glacier National Park boat tours are one of the more unique National Park activities in the USA. The setting is picturesque, and the actual mode of transportation opens up views and access in the park for people who might not normally get to experience as much of it. In Glacier NP, it’s a vintage experience that opens up a trip into more than hiking.

We still haven’t visited Switzerland. It’s been on our list for some time and somehow we haven’t gone. We have been to the Rockies in the USA though, and I think that’s sated us. True, the Rocky Mountains don’t have historic quaint villages, but they do have the beautifully jagged mountains, the pristine lakes, the Swiss-style buildings and folks in costume playing alpenhorns. And there are small, quiet little boats. Exploring Glacier National Park by boat tour is a surprisingly wonderful way to experience the Park.

On previous trips we’d seen the boats on Swiftcurrent Lake, and down on St Mary and Lake McDonald, but I’d never given them a second thought. “There are so many hikes to do. Why would we go on a boat?” Enter children and being trapped in a location.

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Andiron Seaside Inn & Spa – Gay Friendly Mendocino Coast Inn

Andiron Inn - Gay Friendly Mendocino Coast Inn

Gay Friendly Mendocino Coast Inn in Little River

You know how sometimes you want a special getaway that isn’t like any place you’ve ever stayed before? That’s what our gay friendly Mendocino Coast inn is – The Andiron. Totally unique, very special, and welcoming to everyone (including pets!).

Every single one of the inn’s 11 cabins and rooms is different and furnished by the creative owners, lifelong collectors of salvage, vintage, and nostalgic childhood memories, yet modernized to be truly inclusive. 

Like: the “Write” cabin, with a working typewriter, chalkboard wall, and the writings of Lorca, Hurston, Austen, and more. Then there’s the cabin called “Nurture,” with a costume chest, fifties beauty salon mural, and a feature wall of trans heroes and beauties. Or, the enchanting and spacious one-bedroom Suite, with two bathrooms (one with a jacuzzi tub), an incredible 40s lounge complete with record player, records, and sweet camel bar (!!), kitchenette and dining area – and filled with authentic 1940’s love letters and memorabilia. Swoon!

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Exploring the Mammoth Lakes for Gay Families – 2TravelDads

Mammoth Lakes for Gay Families - 2TravelDads

Things to Do in Mammoth Lakes for Gay Families

If you didn’t grow up in California, you may not have heard of Mammoth Lakes before. Known to San Francisco Bay Area residents as the place to go for winter skiing, in the summertime it’s a quiet mountain getaway. There are so many things to do at Mammoth Lakes for gay families in the summer, and it’s the perfect addition to a Yosemite National Park Vacation.

Most people think of it as a skiing destination like Vail, CO or Big Ski, MT, as it is one of the closest ski areas to Los Angeles, so we wanted to find the best things to do in Mammoth Lakes for a summer visit. There are fewer people visiting in summer and the destination takes on a very different feel. Outdoor activities and sightseeing are plentiful and you get an ideal combination of beautiful views and bizarre science. I love it!

Since we travel as a family of four our time in Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite is a combination of really active mornings and relaxing afternoons. We like to mix hiking and sightseeing with more chill tours and enjoying the actual townsite or resort space we’re staying at

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2 Village Square Inn – Gay Ogunquit B&B

2 Village Square Inn - Ogunquit Gay B&B / Gay Ogunquit B&B

Gay Ogunquit B&B With the Best Ocean View in Town

2 Village Square Inn is in the heart of Ogunquit, Maine – a 17 room gay Ogunquit B&B inn nestled on a wooded hillside, overlooking the town square and the Atlantic Ocean. The laid-back, congenial atmosphere of our historic 1886 Inn is complimented by its proximity to all the resort activity in this charming seaside town.

We have seventeen guest rooms, with both king and queen size beds available. Each of our rooms offers:

* guest-controlled heat and a/c
* tv/dvd player with cable
* ceiling fan
* refrigerator
* Keurig coffee maker.

There are three common areas on the first floor, casually furnished with comfortable seating, library, dvd library, guest computer, piano, ice machine, and restaurant and attraction listings. 2 Village Square offers you and your friends plenty of both indoor and outdoor space to relax.

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Old Granite Inn – Gay Friendly Rockland B&B – Clone

Old Granite Inn - Rockland Gay Friendly B&B / Gay Friendly Rockland B&B

Historic Gay Friendly Rockland B&B

Welcome to Maine’s Old Granite Inn Bed & Breakfast, in the national historic district of Rockland, Maine. Our gay friendly Rockland B&B is a Federal Colonial constructed from gray granite that was quarried nearby in St. George.

Local craftsmen built this beautiful home that still stands today. In the early 1900s, the building changed hands, purchased by the ELKS for their clubhouse.

In 1984 John and Stephanie Clapp bought the property, and through renovation and restoration created the lovely, comfortable Old Granite Inn. In 1997 the inn was sold again to Ragan and John Cary of St. George, an educator and an engineer, continuing the tradition of a fine Maine Bed & Breakfast. The current owners are Ed & Joan Hantz.

Rockland is a great place – the “Gateway to the Penobscot”. Ferry boats leave daily for North Haven and Vinalhaven Islands, part of the Fox Islands. There’s fresh water swimming on Lake Chickawaukie just two miles from the Inn.

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Country Hearth Bed & Breakfast – Dutch Country Gay B&B

Country Hearth Bed & Breakfast - Gay Dutch Country B&B / Dutch Country Gay B&B

Dutch Country Gay B&B in Charming Stone Farmhouse

Country Hearth Bed and Breakfast is a Dutch Country gay B&B, your relaxation destination in Lancaster County, PA. When you’re here, you are family. Peruse the hundreds of board games from friendly competition to cooperative strategy. In winter, soak in the warmth of the fire in a common room or your guest room. 

While the building is a 200+ year-old stone farmhouse, we ensure you have the modern conveniences to help you enjoy your time away: high speed wifi, easy to access outlets and chargers, and individual temperature control. You room has a Roku-enabled “smart” TV so you can login to your favorite streaming service and watch them from under your Amish-made quilt. Or, in some rooms, from the whirlpool Jacuzzi tub.

Thomas and James will serve you a very filling vegetarian breakfast each morning. This is usually in three courses: a scone, biscotti, or other baked goods; an entrée typically featuring local veggies, eggs, or cheese; and a fruit course that might just blur the line with dessert!

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El Mirasol Villas – Gay Palm Springs Resort

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Clothing Optional Gay Palm Springs Resort

Looking for a gay Palm Springs resort? Stay with us at the El Mirasol Villas – the original resort catering to gay men since 1975.

Our sunny getaway was originally built by Howard Hughes in 1947. We have worked hard to preserve the hotel’s charm and privacy while providing the style and comfort desired by today’s traveler.

Walled and gated, our private PS escape is in the Warm Sands area, just blocks away from downtown Palm Springs, nightlife, hiking, shopping, casino gambling and gourmet dining.

Meandering garden paths lead to bungalows, one or two bedroom suites and studios on the property. You’ll also find two beautiful clothing optional pools and a ten man Jacuzzi/Spa with an outdoor shower.

The hotel even features a eucalyptus steam room.

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