Waldo Emerson Inn – Kennebunk Gay Friendly B&B

Waldo Emerson Inn - Kennebunk Gay Friendly B&B


The Waldo Emerson Inn was originally built by Waldo Emerson in 1753, and then expanded in 1784. Our Kennebunk gay friendly B&B is a former shipbuilder’s mansion, and is one of the most historic places to stay on the Southern Maine coast.

Legend has it that Emmerson’s great nephew, the well-known poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, used to pass his summers writing in our parlor.

The Waldo Emerson Inn is both stately and refined, and has kept its historical charm. we’ve combined that charm with a sense of elegant whimsy that’s sure to please our guests.

All six of our guest rooms at our Kennebunk gay friendly B&B include private ensuite bathrooms, luxurious sheets and towels, Smart televisions, Amazon Echos, robes and custom bath amenities.

The Waldo Emerson Inn also offers free WiFi, an Honor Bar, and outdoor dining and a cozy fire pit (weather permitting).

Our London-trained chef and innkeeper prepares two-course gourmet breakfasts every morning.

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Lesbian Kerala: God’s Own Country – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Kerala: God's Own Country - Once Upon a Journey

It isn’t without reason that Kerala, India, is known as God’s Own Country. This green state in southwest India has beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes. But foremost, it’s the people that make your trip here so special. The people have created a different kind of life than the rest of the country. A life that revolves around nature. In Kerala, every human act is a way of connecting with nature. 

You will probably travel to southern India because you’ve seen the most beautiful landscape pictures, and you will fall in love with the state because of its people. People that are hospitable, loving, and kind. People that live in the present and make you appreciate moments while they last. 

While traveling, it’s important to feel at home, and in “lesbian Kerala” we certainly do. Yes, you certainly need to get used to those spicy curries (who doesn’t?) but it’s a region in India you MUST explore. There’s so much to do and discover here. We will give you our best tips for your Kerala trip in this short Kerala travel guide.

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Hotel Fauchere – Poconos Gay Hotel

Hotel Fauchere - Poconos Gay Hotel

Perfect Poconos Gay Hotel 90 min. From NYC

Welcome to the Hotel Fauchere in Milford, Pennsylvania’s National Historic District on the upper Delaware River 75 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Philadelphia. 

Visit Grey Towers National Historic site, see the famous blood-stained Lincoln Flag at the Columns Museum, or enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, or tubing, kayaking or canoeing, in the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Park, adjacent to Milford.

Our Poconos gay hotel features a collection of vintage Hudson River School paintings in the Delmonico Room, “Icons of the 80s” contemporary photography by Christopher Makos in Bar Louis (Including a giant photograph of Andy Warhol kissing John Lennon behind the bar); photography by the Hilton Brothers and vintage menus in the guest rooms.

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Villa Decary – Gay Costa Rica B&B

Villa Decary - Costa Rica Gay B&B


Hotel Villa Decary Bed & Breakfast is a Costa Rica gay B&B, a gay owned inn in Nuevo Arenal, looking over beautiful Lake Arenal and Costa Rica’s Tilaran mountains. The Lake Arenal region is remote and uncrowded, and at at 1,800 feetn, the area boasts a unique temperate climate, with cool nights and warm days.

Villa Decary is surrounded by a middle-elevation tropical rainforest – lush tropical jungle, a rainbow of butterflies, and more than 250 native birds, as well as troupes of shy howler monkies.

Hotel Villa Decary is American owned and operated. We provide a relaxing and affordable Costa Rica gay B&B on a lush Costa Rican hillside, surrounded by a botanical garden of exotic tropical plants and palm trees. We’re close to the small Tico town of Nuevo Arenal, and just 14 miles from the active Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs.

Our huge guest rooms offer private entry ensuite tiled bathrooms with showers, built to American standards. Our rooms themselves are colorfully decorated with stunning fabrics from Guatemala and local art made by the Chorotega Indians, complementing the workmanship of the local Costa Rican artisans who made our fine wooden doors and furnitures.

Our Costa Rica gay B&B also has three separate casitas, each with a kitchen. These Lake Arenal vacation rentals are ideal for families, bird-watchers, larger groups and honeymooning couples. Each room also has a private balcony and wonderful views overlooking Lake Arenal, the rainforest and the mountains.

Hotel Villa Decary is a bed and breakfast hotel. Every morning we serve fantastic, relaxed breakfasts, which our guests rave about.

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A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast – Duluth Gay Friendly B&B

A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast - Duluth Gay Friendly B&B


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 Duluth gay friendly B&B 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, Canal Park, Scenic Highway 61, and so much more!

The A G Thomson House is also the ideal romantic getaway, offering private and inviting sitting areas throughout our private grounds where you can snuggle and relax with each other.

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.

The seven guest rooms at our Duluth gay friendly B&B 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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Kanaka Kai – Maui Gay Vacation Rental Condo

Kanaka Kai - Maui Gay Vacation Rental Condo


Welcome to Kanaka Kai, a 1250 square foot Maui gay vacation rental condo on one of Hawaii’s most gorgeous beaches. Maui’s Keawakapu beach is well-known for its long white sandy beach and clear aqua water, and faces due west with full sun all year round. It also offers amazing sunsets over the South Pacific.

The Hawaiian “Heiau”, a stone circle in the ocean in front of our condo, was originally reserved for the “Alli’i” – the sacred gathering place for Hawaiian royalty because the under-water lay-lines were considered very powerful. The grounds of our property were thought to help rejuvenate your visionary and ruling energy.

Hale Hui Kai is the name of the property – translating as “Family Home by the Sea.” It houses the forefront and very private apartment Kanaka Kai – “men by the sea.”

This mid-twentieth-century property was tastefully renovated in 2015 by two LGBTQ men, intent on preserving the original architecture and also providing modern amenities. The apartment showcases local modern artwork, and offers two bedrooms, two baths, and a ground floor stretch of west-facing lanai that is just forty steps from the crash of the surf.

The master bedroom suite of our Maui gay vacation rental condo provides a king bed and full bath, the guest bedroom suite is a queen bed and with its private bath. Linens, beach towels, fully equipped kitchen, and toiletries provided.

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Somerset House Inn – Provincetown Gay Bed & Breakfast

Somerset House Inn - Provincetown Gay Bed & Breakfast


Planning a trip to Cape Cod and Provincetown? Come stay with us at Somerset House Inn B&B – a Provincetown gay bed & breakfast. We offer year round accommodations in the heart of Ptown, on Commercial Street just across from the bay.

We offer a number of guest rooms with gorgeous bay views, a friendly alternative to an impersonal hotel.

We serve a delicious, hot breakfast every morning between 8:30 and 10:30 am:

* Coffee
* Juice
* Hot tea
* Pastries
* Fruit
* Cereal
* Yogurt
* A hot dish

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special needs in advance so we can provide something appropriate for you.

We also have an evening reception, which includes wine from a local vineyard. 

Commemorating your anniversary or celebrating some other important event? Let us know, and we’ll be happy to help make it memorable.

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Marlborough House – Bath Gay Owned Guesthouse

Marlborough House - Bath Gay Owned Guesthouse

Organic, Vegetarian Bath Gay Owned Guesthouse

Marlborough House Bed & Breakfast is an enchanting, friendly and informal small hotel in Bath, England, owned and operated by Peter Moore. Located in the heart of Georgian Bath, our impressive stone Victorian house has lovely spacious rooms furnished with beautiful antiques, carefully chosen and elegantly assembled.

Originally built in 1867, our Bath gay owned guesthouse is in the heart of town, close to Queen Square and at the edge of Royal Victoria Park. A short stroll up Marlborough Lane leads you to the gates of this lovely park, where Royal Avenue presents a panoramic view of the gracefully imposing Royal Crescent, a fine example of Georgian architecture. Only a few steps further, and you’ll find Baths’ famous Circus and the centre of this historic town, just five minutes on foot from our front door.

Marlborough House has seven bedrooms, each handsomely furnished with antiques and containing either an antique wood four-poster, or a Victorian brass and iron bed.

Each guest room is unique, but all are lovely, comfortable, scrupulously clean, and provided with complementary sherry and an abundant hostess tray featuring home baked cookies. Each room has a direct dial telephone, radio, alarm, hair dryer, and colour television with remote control. In addition, Marlborough house is on-line and internet and e-mail access is offered to guests.

Guests might desire to stay the morning in the luxury of their room, where breakfast is available by room service, another exceptional treat offered at the Marlborough House and is available throughout the day and evening. Licensed to serve drink, a wide variety of fine organic beers and wines, as well as an array of organic spirits and mixers, can be ordered through room service, or taken in the lounge.

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At Journey’s End B&B – St. Augustine Gay Friendly B&B

At Journey's End B&B - St. Augustine Gay Friendly B&B


Come visit St. Augustine’s At Journeys End B&B – where you’ll find a relaxing, quiet, romantic getaway you won’t soon forget.

Our Saint Augustine gay friendly B&B was built in the late 1800’s, and this beautiful home still maintains its Victorian charm, while offering updated rooms and amenities.


Our intimate 5-room contemporary Inn sits on a quiet tree-lined one-way street in St. Augustine’s famous historic district. We’re just steps from amazing local restaurants, museums, art galleries, boutique shopping and a romantic stroll along the Bayfront.

Explore the rich history of America’s Oldest City:

* The Castillo de San Marcos
* The newly re-opened Colonial Quarter
* Flagler College
* The Bridge of Lions.

Each of the beautiful guest rooms honor a famous explorer. They’re also meticulously clean and decorated with authentic period pieces and original artwork.

Some of our guest rooms even have their own private balcony.

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The Iceland Bubble Hotel – Once Upon a Journey

The Iceland Bubble Hotel - Once Upon a Journey

Have you always dreamed of sleeping under the stars? And sleeping under the northern lights? Then we have amazing news for you, it’s possible if you stay at Buubble: the Iceland bubble hotel! And the best part is, you can watch the stars and northern lights comfortably from your warm bed. You just have to look up, as the bubbles are see-through.

There are many unique places to stay in Iceland, but when you visit Iceland you have to add staying the night at the bubble hotel to your Iceland itinerary. Sleeping at the ‘5 million star hotel’ is an experience you will never forget.

Yes, of course, you need to be lucky weather-wise to see the Aurora Borealis (the northern lights). And visit during the right season (late August to mid-April), but to sleep in a bubble, surrounded by nature, is magical anyways.

If you aren’t a fan of glamping yet, be aware, we fell in love with it! In this article, we will tell you all about Iceland’s bubble hotel, our experiences, what to expect and what to bring. It’s a one of a kind experience like you are sleeping in a fairy tale.

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