Somerset House Inn – Provincetown

Somerset House Inn Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Coming to Provincetown? Somerset House Inn B&B offers year round lodging in the heart of Ptown, on Commercial Street just across from the bay. We have a number of guestrooms with bay views, and can provide a friendly alternative to an impersonal hotel. We serve our guests a hot breakfast each morning between 8:30 and 10:30 am – breakfast includes coffee, juice, and hot tea, pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt, and a hot dish. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or needs in advance so we can provide something appropriate for you. We also provide evening cocktails (including wine and beer and our own secret Love Potion margarita), and host a barbeque party on Saturdays in the summertime. If you’re commemorating your anniversary or celebrating some other important event, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to help make it memorable. We can pick you up at the airport or at the Provincetown ferry, and we also offer free parking bwtween April and early November. If you will need pick-up or parking during your stay, please let us know in advance. Each room comes with cable television, a DVD player, wifi internet, private bath, L’Occitaine bath products, air conditionaing and heater (individually controlled), hair drier, mini refrigerator, and phone/vmail. In addition, some rooms have fireplaces. Somerset House Inn B&B is non-smoking, and we do not allow pets. If you’re pet starved, though, our golden retriever, Brody, would love to meet you! Next time your travels bring you to Provincetown, come stay with us at the Somerset House Inn!

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Women's Week In Provincetown

Women's Week In Provincetown Summer may be officially ending but the fun is just beginning in Provincetown. The historically gay and lesbian mecca on the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has enjoyed a beautiful and rainbow-festooned summer, including appearances from legendary LGBT performers, and even a visit by Hillary Clinton and Cher. And now it’s gearing up for even more femme-forward festivities! Aside from the general pleasure of strolling Commercial Street hand-in-hand with your love, there are some big events to put in your calendar. The 32nd Annual Women’s Week In Provincetown is now the longest-running women’s cultural festival in the country. This year the Festival runs from October 7 through October 16. Mary Lambert and Our Lady J round up the lineup of superstars who will perform in a benefit concert for Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund, which aims to alleviate LGBT youth homelessness. The closing night concert will be followed by an exclusive Rainbow Party and is one of several events produced by the Women Innkeepers of Provincetown. The entire Women’s Week will be a star-studded celebration of culture and community with Kate Clinton, Lily Tomlin, Karen Williams, Vickie Shaw, Julie Goldman, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Poppy Champlin, Jennie McNulty, Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Cris Williamson, Susan Werner, Suede, Zoe Lewis, Laura Zucker, and more performing. Sporty dykes are not left out, with events that include pickup basketball, an annual golf tournament, and Kate Clinton’s always-riotous Touch Football Classic.

By Merryn Johns – Full Story at Curve

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Lesbian Travel: Postcards from Provincetown

Provincetown Greetings from the tiny island nation of Provincetown, Mass. Provincetown is the town that theme weekends built. Thematically, we have already cycled through Film Festival, Portuguese Festival, Circuit Party/Fourth of July, and Bear Week. Of course while famous for our separatist-crowd-pleasing theme weeks, we have also been cycling through many other phases. Florally, we have cycled through crocus, daffodils, tulips, lilac, wisteria, iris, rose, day lily, and hydrangea. Maritimely speaking, if seal-shark-orca is a food chain cycle, we are in its jaws. Heartbreakingly, we have cycled through the caterpillar-pupa-gypsy moth life cycle. In spring, caterpillars defoliated wide swaths of mid-Atlantic and Cape trees. Naturalists blame the devastation on the lack of moisture that is essential to grow a caterpillar-killing fungus. Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort blames it on Hillary Clinton. Last week’s theme was Girlsplash! And yes, the organizers trademarked the exclamation point before poor Jeb! even thought of it.

By Kate Clinton – Full Story at wbl

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Suite 16 – Gay Friendly Vacation Rental in East Sandwich, Massachusetts

Suite 16 Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Beachfront: Newly remodeled and upgraded during the winter of 2012/2013. Old Cape Cod meets the 21st Century. This well maintained, and newly remodeled Vintage Cape Cod beachfront cottage on Springhill Beach retains its old Cape Cod charm while providing all the amenities you are used to at home. Enjoy your own private beach with awesome views of Cape Cod Bay and the salt marsh. The distance to the water just depends on whether it is high tide or low tide, but the beach is always just out the front door. Completed during the winter of 2012/2013:

  • Newly remodeled existing bathroom
  • Additional half-bath
  • Outdoor shower
  • New doors and windows all around.
  • Upgraded electrical
  • Refinished hardwood floors throughout the house
  • ”Sandwiched” between the beach and the salt marsh, the house includes 4 comfortable, ”actual” bedrooms with doors. 3 of the bedrooms have double beds and one has a Queen size bed. 1 1/2 baths and an outdoor shower as well.
Wireless internet, three cable TV’s, Stereo system. IPod dock. Comfortable living room of about 400 square feet with refinished hardwood floors and three full sized sofas (one is a sofa-bed). Walk-around stone fireplace and beautiful original beadboard wood paneling throughout, providing that ”Old Cape Cod” atmosphere while blending with the modern. The newly remodeled kitchen provides all the amenities. Washer and dryer conveniently located. A second newly remodeled bathroom as well. New outdoor shower added. The lot next door has been dedicated to the Sandwich Conservation Society so there is no one right on top of you and you get plenty of that morning sunshine as well as breathtaking sunsets. Enjoy our dune deck overlooking the beach and have a barbecue. Don’t forget to bring your fishing poles and beach toys.

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Eleven Things to Do in Boston

Boston One of the enjoyable things about visiting a major city in the US is that most enable you to see the country through a slightly different prism: New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami… all offer a very different perspective and experience. Boston, in Massachusetts, may not be one of the country’s biggest cities, but the viewpoint it brings is one of history. Massachusetts is the state where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in the Mayflower in 1620 and it’s where the US War of Independence began in the mid-1770s. Whereas some US cities can be dated back to the turn of the 20th Century, and the arrival of the local railroad, Boston – which in the late 1600s was the third biggest port in the world after London and Bristol – has a history going back well over 300 years. It’s also the heart of New England, regarded as one of the most beautiful areas of the US. For visitors from the UK, the city has recently become a little more accessible. Norwegian Airlines launched another of its low-cost routes from Gatwick at Easter. Book enough in advance and flights to Logan Airport cost as low as #149 each way. I flew on a 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern and greenest planes in the air. It features windows with dimmer controls, hours of entertainment via its Android Inflight Entertainment System, plus plug-in points for phone and laptop chargers. If, like me, you fly Premium, you can also access the brand new Number One lounge at Gatwick, to kick start your trip in style. Once there, here are some suggestions for how to make the most of your trip – whether it’s just an extended weekend or longer. 1. Boston’s Freedom Trail The Freedom Trail is a 2.5km walking route in downtown Boston that includes 16 historical points of interest. It takes in the Old State House, the Granary Burial Ground (which although small, actually contains well over 5,000 bodies!), and the sites of the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party.

By David Hudson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Wainwright Inn B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Wainwright Inn B&B Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: We Welcome You to the Wainwright Inn B&B … the Berkshires Bed and Breakfast originated in 1766, offering personalized service and fine home cooking by the owners; Chris and Barb . Nestled in the heart of the Southern Berkshire region in the town of Great Barrington. Walking distance to the town’s best restaurants, shops, theatres and other attractions. The Inn is a four season getaway easily accessible from Boston and New York. We invite you to relax in our gracious setting and enjoy the hospitality of a true New England Country Our house was originally built by Captain Peter Ingersoll in 1766 on the site of an older house built in 1720s by his father Moses Ingersoll, and was known as the Troy Tavern and Inn. The colonists undoubtedly met right in our living room, planning their participation in the siege of the British troops in Boston. During the American Revolution, our house served as a fort and colonial armory. In 1790 the house was bought by David Wainwright, a statesman and state representative. The house became known as Wainwright Hall, and later became home to his daughter Electra and son-in-law Ebenezer Pope. One of their sons, Franklin Pope, remodeled and added our porches. Franklin Pope was an engineer, inventor, and patent attorney who did extensive work on the telegraph and electrical systems in Great Barrington, assisted by his brothers Ralph and Henry Pope. Franklin Pope with Thomas Edison was co-inventors of the ticker tape. Wainwright Hall, as it was known at the turn of the century, was a tourist destination featuring the best amenities of its day. Successive owners have added to the charm and the diversity of the Wainwright Inn B&B, keeping it a well maintained Great Barrington Landmark. Come see the Wainwright Inn as it once again serves the traveling public.

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Wainwright Inn – Gay Friendly Great Barrington, Massachusetts B&B

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Wainwright Inn is a Berkshire Bed and Breakfast nestled in the heart of the southern Berkshire region. Our historic home was originally opened as an Inn and Tavern in 1766. The Inn is easily accessible from Boston and New York. We invite you to relax in our gracious setting and enjoy the hospitality of a real New England country Inn!

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Viceland Goes to Bear Week in Provincetown

Bear Week in Provincetown We’ve spent a lot of time at Bear Week in Provincetown so it is amusing to see a new VICELAND (Vice’s new TV channel) segment on the annual rendezvous. Calling it “a world of many contrasts,” reporter Thomas Morton (the hairless twink in the shot above) headed to Bear Week to dig down into the world of bear culture, find out about the lingo, and check out just what goes on in the pool at the Provincetown Inn. Says Morton: “The term bear once referred to a very specific type of gay man, particularly a big and hairy gay man. Over time bears have evolved into an entire family of gay men of various body types and hairinesses…”

By Andy Towle – Full Story at Towleroad.com

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18 Pearl – Gay Provincetown Vacation Rentals

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

Built in 1840 this newly renovated home just a five minutes walk distance from town center is gay owned and operated. This property is a perfect place to call home.
All units have private entrances and private bathroom, refrigerator, microwave oven, queen sized bed, coffee maker with a supply of coffee for all. We are located just a cross the street from Farland a local breakfast/lunch venue and grocery and liquor store.

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