Fern Grove Cottages – Gay Friendly Cottage in Guerneville, California

Fern Grove Cottages - Gay Friendly Cottage in Guerneville, California

FERN GROVE COTTAGES – GREAT SCONES & GRANOLA IN THE REDWOODS

Set amid beautiful redwoods and gardens, Fern Grove Cottages offers twenty vacation rental cabins – both studios and 1-2 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and television. We also have romantic fireplaces for chilly winter nights, hot tubs, and full kitchens and wet bars in some cottages.

We serve a hearty continental breakfast each morning in our mountain lodge – enjoy it there, or take it back to your own private balcony. We change our menu each season, using fresh ingredients, and serve items including bread, homemade scones, fruit and fruit preserves, yogurt, granola, oatmeal, juices, and fresh-brewed coffee.

We have a saline swimming pool, heated to a comfortable 80 degrees in the summer. We also have a picnic area for guest use in the warmer months, including a barbeque if you want to cook your own hot meal under the trees.

Fern Grove Cottages is an easy walk to the center of Guerneville – where you’ll find a number of choices for lunch and dinner. We’re also close to the Russian River and you can enjoy golfing, ocean beaches, and the Sonoma Wine Country too. Guests are provided wine passports that allow free tastings at over 100 separate wineries in the area.

There are also kayak adventures on the Russian River available nearby, and great hiking in the Armstrong Woods State Reserve.

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Triangle Inn Palm Springs – Gay Owned Resort in Palm Springs, California

Triangle Inn - Palm Springs Gay Owned Resort in Palm Springs, California

TRIANGLE INN PALM SPRINGS – MAKE FRIENDS. MAYBE MORE

Ready for some fun in the sun?

Discover the Triangle Inn Palm Springs – the award-winning clothing optional resort for men in sunny Palm Springs, California.

You’ll love our space!

“We have created a serene, secluded environment designed especially for the enjoyment of our guests,” says Michael C. Green, one of the owners of the Inn, “from our sun-drenched tropical gardens to our sparkling pool and relaxing spa. It’s all within our unique walled compound, where fun is a way of life, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, or a fun and frisky weekend.” Michael and his husband, Stephen, live on property in the signature Triangle House, and are always around to mix and mingle with the guests. “We wouldn’t have it any other way,” Green continues. “Living onsite is part of what makes a stay at the Inn special. We feel like we’re having friends over for a backyard party. It’s really a magical atmosphere.”

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Olallieberry Inn B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Cambria, California

Olallieberry Inn B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Cambria, California

OLALLIEBERRY INN B&B:
BEST B&B BREAKFAST IN USA

“This 1873 Greek Revival house is my favorite B&B in the area. The grounds are perfectly manicured but bloom whimsically. In the afternoon the aroma of baked brie and homemade bread (served during wine hour) waft through the main house and the staff does everything imaginable to make your stay special. The delicious full breakfast – accompanied by Olallieberry jam, of course – is gourmet all the way.” – FROMMER’S

Olallieberry Inn … a romantic bed and breakfast located in the seaside village of Cambria on California’s central coast. This 1865 built home is one of the oldest buildings in town and sets on the banks of the Santa Rosa Creek.

A 130 year old Redwood tree greets guests from the inn’s front entry. Lush and colorful gardens can be enjoyed from the back deck. Olallieberry Inn offers a peaceful, serene and private oasis, yet you’re just a short walk to the finest restaurants, shops and galleries and is less than 10 miles from Hearst Castle.

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Artists’ Loft B&B – Gay Friendly Cottage in Julian, California

Artists' Loft B&B - Gay Friendly Cottage in Julian, California

ARTISTS’ LOFT B&B: ECO-FRIENDLY JULIAN B&B, RETREAT, ARTIST LOFT

As most of you know…. all the buildings at the Artists’ Loft Inn were completely destroyed by the great Cedar Fire of 2003 in San Diego County. We escaped with the seven cats, a few material things… and our love of the mountain.

We have rebuilt, and the new loft is a special retreat for two to four persons, with views from the peaks of the Cuyamacas to the islands off the coast of Southern California.

One thing is to be remembered: the spirit of Julian, and of the Artists’ Loft did not perish. We and the town are much as they were, more sober, more humble but much wiser for the meeting with Great Nature.

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El Mirasol Villas – Gay Owned Resort in Palm Springs, California

EL MIRASOL VILLAS: CLOTHING OPTIONAL RESORT, GARDEN/POOLS

El Mirasol Villas is the original Palm Springs resort catering to gay men since 1975. Built by Howard Hughes in 1947, the hotel’s charm and privacy have preserved while offering the style and comfort sought by today’s gay traveler.

Walled and gated, this private resort is in the Warm Sands area, only blocks away from downtown Palm Springs, gay nightlife, hiking, shopping, casino gambling and gourmet dining.

Meandering garden paths lead to bungalows, one or two bedroom suites and studios, two gorgeous clothing optional pools and a 10 man Jacuzzi/Spa with an outdoor shower.

The hotel even features a eucalyptus steam room.All rooms have California king beds, private baths, Flat Screen wireless TV and DVD players, some with kitchens and private patios.

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The Santa Monica Pier on a Perfect Afternoon – 2TravelDads

The Santa Monica Pier on a Perfect Afternoon - 2TravelDads

Can you think of anything that is more Southern California than visiting the Santa Monica Pier? I don’t think we could name a single thing. Well, maybe a day in San Diego on the Beach surfing… But no, the Pier. Even though a day at the Santa Monica Pier seems like the most touristy and convoluted Los Angeles travel plan you can ever think of it’s actually well worth your time and a visit to LA isn’t complete without some beach time.

Yes, there are so many wonderful free things to do in the Los Angeles area and if you’re going to venture to the beach for the purpose of swimming and pretending to be from SoCal you might pick a different beach, like Manhattan Beach, but the Santa Monica Pier end beach are an ideal, easy to access destination and are just downright iconic.

Finding the Santa Monica Pier

When you ponder life in the West and the history of North America there are few things that pop out: the California Gold Rush, old west towns and cowboys, and then Route 66 and all of the struggles and stories in vintage history that are a part of it. The Santa Monica Pier is the very end of Route 66 (check out the Planet D for their Route 66 trip). As you walk out onto the pier you see the sign that calls it out.

The Santa Monica Pier is also directly next to the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as the PCH. The Pacific Coast Highway is a fantastic California road trip route.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Lesbian Los Angeles – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Los Angeles - Once Upon a Journey

When a lesbian thinks of Los Angeles, probably the first thing that comes to mind is The L Word. Even though a lot of their hangouts spots, such as The Planet, were not real locations, some of them were definitely based on locations in the city. In this guide, I will tell you all about the best lesbian Los Angeles, bars, clubs, parties and other events you definitely don’t want to miss when you’re in LA. So you can live your own The L Word story!

Lesbian Los Angeles

Los Angeles has been gay for many, many years. Way before the colonists came and took the land, the indigenous peoples living on the land that is now Los Angeles were very accepting of same-sex relationships and the idea of multiple gender identities. However, this was all taken away when the land was invaded.

Although New York City is where modern gay rights began, Los Angeles has played its own part in history. In 1948, Lisa Ben, an anagram of lesbian, started the first-ever lesbian magazine from her boss’s office at RKO Studios. In 1966, Los Angeles started the country’s first pride organization and had its first gay parade. But it wasn’t after Stonewall that the LGBTQ+ culture really started taking off.

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Highlands Resort – Gay Friendly Resort in Guerneville, California

Highlands Resort - Gay Friendly Resort in Guerneville, California

HIGHLANDS RESORT: LGBT RESORT SINCE 1979!

Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community since 1979!

We offer a sense of place. Cottages that are classic. A pool with a backyard vibe. A short walk to town. Towering Redwood trees. Tasty breakfasts. Most of our guests have stayed with us before and of those that are first time visitors, many have been referred to us by their friends. We’re also straight friendly.

We’ll curate your trip. We know all there is to know about having a good time in Sonoma County. Where to eat. Where to taste wine, beer, cider. The best bakeries. The most delectable creameries (cheeses, ice cream – all things dairy). And we share all the best inside tips with our guests.

Cabins are private and have porches that catch the sun. Big comfortable beds and cozy gas fireplaces. There are 15 guest rooms and 10 different floor-plans – take a look at our website to see what the differences are.

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Willows Inn – Gay Owned Inn in San Francisco, California

Willows Inn - Gay Owned Inn in San Francisco, California

WILLOWS INN: STAY GAY IN THE CASTRO

The popular Willows Inn Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located in San Francisco’s Lesbian and Gay Castro neighborhood. We’re an easy drive or street car ride from all of San Francisco’s popular sights. And we’re just a short walk from the epicenter of gay San Francisco life, Castro Street.

Housed in a 1903 Edwardian, the Inn’s decor is a blend of handcrafted bentwood willow furnishings, antique dressers, armoires, and cozy comforters.

We’re ideally situated at the crossroads to San Francisco’s efficient transportation system. The subway will whisk you downtown in 10 minutes, while the streetcars, buses and the antique trolley service can take you to any other point in the city. Golden Gate Park, the Bridge, Union Square shopping, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Baker Beach (San Francisco’s nude beach) — all of San Francisco is easily accessible.

The Castro neighborhood itself offers a wide range of restaurants and cafes, specialty and second hand shops, gyms, bars, and a vintage ’30’s movie palace.

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Hacienda at Warm Sands – Gay Owned Resort in Palm Springs, California

Hacienda at Warm Sands - Gay Owned Resort in Palm Springs, California

PALM SPRINGS SECLUDED, EXCLUSIVE RESORT

We invite you to get reacquainted with someone special, you, as our guest at The Hacienda at Warm Sands.

Discover one of Palm Springs best kept little secrets: a stylishly spacious gay exclusive resort located in the heart of Warm Sands – Palm Springs gay Mecca.

Yes…the Hacienda at Warm Sands is easy to get to, but hard to leave. Many guests comment to us upon their return to The Hacienda that it feels so much like ‘coming home’. Let us help you feel the same way.

The Hacienda at Warm Sands is the ideal getaway. Few places in the world offer ALL the expected services, amenities and elements of a sophisticated, warm, sun-filled, secret gay hideaway resort oasis – your home away from home.

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