Dominion Hill Country Inn – New Brunswick Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfast

Author: , January 16th, 2019

Dominion Hill Country Inn - New Brunswick Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfast

Dominion Hill Country Inn and Retreat Centre is nestled on sixty five acres, just minutes from Saint Andrews by the sea. Beside the Digdeguash river.

It has been many things over the years. From a farm to a retreat centre. It has a colourful and unique history. The spacious and elegantly revamped manor house, holds four rooms for overnight guests a dining room. Three quaint cottages are nestled in the trees by the carriage house. Our carriage house has a yoga studio, massage chair, conference room.

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Painted Hills Vacation Cottages & Retreat – Eastern Oregon Gay Friendly Resort

Author: , January 14th, 2019

Painted Hills Vacation Cottages & Retreat

A paradise 20 years in the making, Painted Hills Vacation is not your typical lodging experience! Our retreat is made up of 3 unique, European-style cottages, delightful indoor and outdoor gathering areas, and awe-aspiring gardens where you can relax and recharge.

The thoughtful and creative decor, abundant original artwork, magical gardens, and spectacular Central Oregon countryside create an unforgettable experience. Come discover it for yourself and understand why our guests call us the “Oasis in the High Desert!”

The Painted Hills Vacation – Cottages & Retreat is family owned and operated by Barbara and Aruna Jacobi, a dynamic mother/daughter team. Natives of Germany, the Jacobi family has been living in the U.S. for almost 30 years.

After running a successful restaurant in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market for ten years, the Jacobi family felt that it was time for a change and, after much traveling, fell in love with Eastern Oregon. After settling in the small town of Mitchell, the family spent years remodeling 2 old houses inside and out, transforming them into works of art. Barbara, a writer and master gardener, created the beautiful gardens connecting the properties with many magic nooks and crannies. In 2008, Painted Hills Vacation was officially born.

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Eastern Oregon Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

 

Bellatrix – Lesbian Owned Bed & Breakfast in Castletownbere, Ireland

Author: , January 12th, 2019

Bellatrix

Bellatrix is a bed and breakfast exclusively for women on The Beara Peninsula, West Cork, Ireland. It’s the place where women from all over the world can meet and relax in Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic scenery. Bellatrix is a nature lovers paradise on The Beara Way.

We specialise in walking and hiking holidays. A short walk through the forest will take you to a beautiful little cove which is safe for swimming. Bellatrix is set in mature gardens with a super view of Gour Mountain. Rita who is a Mountaineer offers great advice on local hikes and also offers guided hikes to suit all levels of ability. We are an Eco friendly b and b and your shower is powered by the sun.

We have a variety of room options to choose from, all suitable for women travelers of every description.

There is lots to see and do on The Beara Peninsula. Try some cycling, horse riding, kayaking… We are about a ten minute drive from the Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Dzogchen Beara. A must visit and stunning location.

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La Casita Del Sol LC – Tucson Gay Owned Guesthouse

Author: , December 30th, 2018

La Casita Del Sol LC

Stay with us at La Casita del Sol, an historic 1880’s adobe rowhouse home in the El Presidio Historic Neighborhood in downtown Tucson, Arizona.

La Casita del Sol has five hundred feet of living space, with two rooms and a bath, reflecting the simple lifestyle of the late 19th century workers who lived here – tradesmen, blacksmiths, bartenders, and more.

La Casita del Sol keeps its original simplicity and charm, combined with beautiful, comfortable aesthetics and modern amenities that travelers today expect.

Our guests are close to everything: Tucson’s unique culture, natural beauty, historic sites, and flavors our wonderful Southwestern Cooking. There are many great sights within easy walking/cycling distance from La Casita del Sol, and many more an easy drive away.

Walk through our hundred-year-old doors, hand crafted in Mexico into your own private patio, where you can sip a cup of coffee or tea in the sunshine on a warm winter morning, or relax in the shade in the summertime. The courtyard is decorated with beautiful Southwestern pottery and local plants, and at night, the courtyard becomes a magical place with the twinkling of tiny lights and the flicker of candles – the perfect place for a cocktail or nightcap.

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Sonoma Orchid Inn – Guerneville Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 27th, 2018

Sonoma Orchid Inn

Come to the Russian River where redwoods tower over the forest, where you can relax in the warm afternoon sunlight and where the nights are clear and cool.

Sonoma Orchid Inn Bed & Breakfast sits on over 2 acres of meadow on a hill-top, below more stars than you’ve ever seen.

We’re close to local vineyards, where you’ll find premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Or take a short drive to the Pacific Coast.

The Russian River flows nearby, and Korbel’s vineyards surround us on the west and north. You’ll find it all here in Sonoma County – the Russian River Valley is a vacation playground for wine lovers, outdoorsmen, and anyone who enjoys the beauty of the Pacific Coast.

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Brewster Inn – Dexter, Maine Gay Friendly Inn

Author: , December 26th, 2018

Brewster Inn

The Brewster Inn is located in Dexter, Maine which is less than an hour’s drive to the coast or Bangor and the beautiful Moosehead Lake and Mt Katahdin region of Maine. The Inn is perfect for special events, parties and weddings.

We also offer the Inn as facility space for corporate meetings and group retreats of all kinds.>p>Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, quiet weekend of relaxation, wedding or retreat location, business facility or vacation filled with outdoor activities, The Brewster Inn of Dexter, Maine welcomes you!

The Brewster Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a former Maine Governer and Government Senators family home. If you ever saw the the 3 x”Golden Globe” and 5 x Oscar award winning film “The Aviator” starrring Leonardo De Caprio as Howard Hughes then you will of seen Alan Alda from MASH playing the Senator that was in charge of the Government task force that tried to bring Howard Hughes down. In that film Alan Alda played Senator and also Governor Owen Brewster and its his home we have so it’s pretty historic.

Our 9 guest rooms range from expansive to cozy, and each offers a distinct personality. Some feature King size beds, fireplaces, original wood panelling, window seats and original tile bathrooms. Others offer a view of the gardens or a whirlpool bath for two. One handicapped accessible guestroom is also available.

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Frog Meadow – Vermont Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 23rd, 2018

Frog Meadow

Frog Meadow Bed & Breakfast and Massage Oasis for Men is a welcoming, non-judgmental place for men of all colors and backgrounds to unwind and shed the trappings of busy modern life. Situated on 63 private acres with mountain views, gardens, swimming pond, a wood-fired hot tub, and a full gym, Frog Meadow is what you’ve been looking for!

Frog Meadow Vermont is New England’s premier four-season resort for men. Centrally located in southeast Vermont, Frog Meadow is 2-1/2 hours from Boston, 3-1/2 hours from New York City and 4 hours from Montreal.

Enjoy Frog Meadow’s spring-fed swimming pond and full gym. Take the time to release muscle aches, stiffness, pains and renew your body and soul with a soak in the wood-fired hot-tub. Frog Meadow’s private 63-acre recreation trail network is ideal for hiking, snowshoeing & cross-country skiing, in season. The highlight of the trail network is the “Brokeback Cabin”, a small rustic hut with beautiful views that is a fun destination for guests!

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Fern Grove Cottages – Guerneville Gay Friendly Vacation Rentals

Author: , December 21st, 2018

Fern Grove Cottages - Guerneville Gay Friendly Vacation Rentals

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 barbecue 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.

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Cinq & Sept – France Gay Guesthouse

Author: , December 20th, 2018

Cinq & Sept

Cinq & Sept in the South of France is Europe’s favourite gay guesthouse resort, offering 9 luxurious suites with aircon, large pool and garden, in a 200-year-old mansion in the centre of a traditional wine-making village. Offering a warm welcome and plenty of socialising, we’re now in TripAdvisor’s 5-star ‘Hall of Fame’. Nude and gay beaches are only 25 mins away.

Join us for pool-side dinners, wine-tasting evenings and canoeing trips. Destress in our clothing-optional garden and pool. Enjoy Michelin-starred restaurants nearby.

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The Best of the Best – Traveling in Our Fabulous Gay World

Author: , December 17th, 2018

Inn at 410 B&B

For over 18 years years we have traveled coast to coast and have stayed in over 100 Gay owned resorts, hotels, motels and Bed and Breakfasts.   Most of them have been very fine experiences and some were just ‘so so’  and a few have not been very good.  It is like in the old days about Gay bars.  All you had to do was open a Gay bar and you automatically had a lot of business.  However Gay  bars in the country are fading fast and over half of them closed in the past 10 years.

Over 40 of the Gay owned accommodations where we have stayed over the years are no longer in business.  Most closed due to lack of business, some owners either retired or gone into another business or have died.   90% of the ones that have closed was due to poor management either by the owners themselves or by their staff.  In today’s world Gays demand and are accustomed to a nice clean and safe place to stay.  We have stayed in places that never changed water or put new chemicals in their hot tub, had ratty linens and no personalized service.  And then they wonder why they did not have any returning customers and had to go out of business.

Thankfully, there are those owners who respect their customers and want them to return again and again.  Good for them !  Below is a  list of some of the best, where we have stayed and  have stayed several time with them where we have always had a great experience.

THE VILLA INN BED AND BREAKFASTTHE VILLA INN BED AND BREAKFAST in Daytona Beach, Florida,  It is located in a more than 75 year-old Spanish Mansion and just steps from the Atlantic Ocean.  Jim Camp is the owner and knows how to treat his guests. We have stayed there a few times and it is always perfect.  You will certainly feel like Royalty when you stay there. Website: www.thevillabb.com/

Flamingo ResortTHE FLAMINGO RESORT in St. Petersburg, Florida  is a mega resort with 130 rooms. They also have 2 bars, restaurant and retail shops.  Guest travel from miles around to stay there. Actually one never needs to leave the resort as they have everything right there.  We have stayed there numerous times since they opened several years ago and it is always fun, Fun, FUN! Their website is:  www.flamingofla.com

Grand ResortTHE GRAND RESORT in Ft. Lauderdale has always been our favorite when we are down there.   We first stayed there in 2011 and have been back many times,  Owner Casey  Koslowski  and his staff have done a remarkable job over the years and they have a rock solid guest list that keeps coming back again and again and again. They are only a couple of blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. They have  33 rooms and suites and they do book up quickly.  They also have a full spa featuring massages, facials, etc. With the excellent service that they give their guests, it is no wonder that they are usually always booked up.  Check out their website at http://grandresort.net/

El FarolitoAnother great place to stay is the EL FAROLITO BED AND BREAKFAST INN in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Owners Wayne and Walt operate one of the finest B and B’s were have stayed several times. They are located within walking distance to the downtown Plaza.  Check out: www.farolito.com

Inn at 410 B&BTHE INN AT THE 410 BED AND BREAKFAST in Flagstaff is another favorite ours. Gordon and Frank know to please their guests.  They are located within walking distance to downtown.  They offer 9 rooms  Their beautiful bedrooms have been featured in decorator books. It is always a joy and great experience to stay there.  Their website is:  www.inn410.com

We REALLY  want to congratulate these fine businesses for giving their guests a wonderful experience that they will remember forever. Our next travel column will feature the other 5 of our favorite 10 best and professionally operated Gay owned accommodations where we have stayed over the past 18 years.

Always remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone.

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-Winning, Celebrity Travel Columnists. Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

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