Maple Hill Manor B&B – Gay Owned Springfield, Kentucky B&B

Author: , May 9th, 2019

Maple Hill Manor B&B

Voted Kentucky’s Best B&B, #1 in the U.S. as the B&B with the Most Historic Charm, Best Breakfast in the Southeast, AND “Best B&B in the South, USA TODAY Top 10 B&B Farmstay for a Haycation, Voted Top 10 Innkeepers in the U.S, Top B&B in Kentucky for Hospitality and Service, and Best Breakfast Recipe in the World Contest.

Just minutes from Bardstown – less than an hour’s drive from Lexington or Louisville AND Two hour’s drive from Cincinnati or Nashville.

Thomas Irvine McElroy built this beautiful Greek Revival Plantation Home on 949 acres and presented it as a Wedding Gift to his young bride, Sarah Jane Maxwell.

Lavished with numerous architectural features, it is accented with Italianate detail, spans over 7,000 sq. ft., with 14′ ceilings, 12′ doorways, 9′ windows, 13 original rooms – most are 20′ x 20′ with some even larger, and a grand cherry floating spiral staircase.

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Barren Breeze Bed and Breakfast – Kentucky Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfast

Author: , June 18th, 2018

Barren Breeze Bed and Breakfast - Kentucky Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfast

NEWLY RENOVATED….ALL NEW FURNISHINGS!

Experience the relaxing atmosphere of Southern Hospitality at its best! Our goal is to provide a good night’s sleep, a hot country breakfast, and great conversation with our guests.

Wake each morning to the smell of fresh coffee and homemade Cinnamon rolls as you take in the view of the nearby farmland country side. Breakfast is served to suit your schedule…as long as it’s before 10:00 a.m.!

We’ll even prepare a wonderful breakfast for those fishermen who need to get on the water before the fish wake up!

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Lesbian Travel: Kentucky Houseboating – Go Girlfriend

Author: , April 9th, 2018

Kentucky Houseboating - Go Girlfriend

Kentucky may not be the first destination that springs to mind when considering a getaway for you and your gal pals, and we wouldn’t blame you. Kentucky isn’t exactly a shopping mecca … But trust us when we tell you that Kentucky has a sweet something you and girlfriends will happily trade for the shopping, fine dining and shows. Your own private boat (the size of a yacht) complete with bar, hot tubs and ample room for partying.

Vegas, New York and Chicago, while sinfully delish, can’t always hold a candle to truly getting away – which is what you’ll do on the Cumberland River. Imagine a houseboat with 6 private bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, rooftop hot tub, central heat and air…Sounds sweet, right?

Safe Harbor Rentals operates from Burnside Marina and offers a variety of houseboats ranging from 64 to 80 feet long. Yes, you get to drive the boat and yes, you get to take it as far up the river as you like.

Before you panic, these boats are amazingly easy to operate – if I can do it, anyone can.

By Julia Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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What’s New in Queer Louisville, Kentucky

Author: , December 18th, 2017

Queer Louisville

It’s 2 A.M. on a Thursday night, and I’m at Nowhere (1133 Bardstown Rd. Tel: 502451-0466. www.nowherelouisville.com) in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood. It’s ironic, though, because “Nowhere” feels decidedly “somewhere”—particularly in today’s gay landscape. I’m struck by the LGBT diversity: genders and sexual identities, along with race and age, seem to have fallen by the wayside. I wonder if it may be my Bourbon-colored glasses that are tinting my impression of Derby City. Cocktails flow freely around nearly every corner, and Bourbon culture is deeply embedded in the city’s roots. But so are equal rights and corporate citizenship, which have positioned Louisville as a go-to destination with Southern charm and progressive values.

Named after France’s Louis XVI for his support of the fledgling US during the Revolutionary War, Louisville has been ahead of the curve since its founding in 1778. It was the nation’s first city to introduce the secret ballot to deter voter fraud, served as an important military hub for the Union Army during the Civil War, and was Kentucky’s first state to implement zoning laws to strategically shape urban growth. Today, Louisville is the state’s only city to achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s municipal equality index that rates LGBT laws, policies, and services.

Much of the recent momentum stems from Mayor Greg Fischer, whose stalwart support of the LGBT community has rippled through Louisville’s residents. “A compassionate city is an inclusive, diverse, and tolerant city—period. You don’t turn people away; you embrace the diversity,” says Mayor Fischer, who has held the position since 2011. “We’re proud of our 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Index for the second year in a row, because we know that to maintain our forward momentum as a city, we need to work to ensure that everyone—everyone!—has the ability to reach their full human potential.”

By Matthew Wexler – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown

Author: , December 16th, 2017

Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn

Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn is the world’s first Bourbon-themed Bed & Breakfast Inn featuring 10 luxurious, antique-appointed guest rooms, Bourbon Bar, and Day Spa.

2 Beautifully restored, National Historic Registry and Kentucky Landmark Plantation Homes built by the Brown family, known for their historic heritage of Kentucky Bourbon and Politics. An 1810 Federal House, 1820 Smokehouse, and 1830 Antebellum Mansion featuring luxurious, award-winning B&B Accommodations. Spacious antique-appointed rooms, fine art, and tranquil park-like setting. King Beds, private baths, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces.

Award-winning Full Country Gourmet Breakfast. Bourbon Bar & Lounge and Health & Wellness Spa onsite. Located downtown Bardstown – Birthplace of Bourbon and voted “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.”

Request a customized Bourbon Tour & Tasting Package, available with or without private transportation arrangements.

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Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown

Author: , March 8th, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown

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

Louisville’s premiere LGBT Hotel in the heart of downtown.

We welcome you to our city and would be thrilled to help you plan your get a way vacation! We are adjacent to the Mercury Ballroom and Palace Theatre, blocks from the Yum Center, and Fourth Street Live! Our TAG approved and gay friendly staff will help you plan visits to local shopping, LGBT Nightlife, the famous Highlands neighborhood and more.

Our roof top bar and lounge is the ideal spot to grab dinner or a cocktail while you’re hear or you can choose from numerous locations within walking distance.

Join us for Kentuckiana Pride in June or Louisville Pride in September. Chill Bar, Big Bar, and Play Dance Bar are a short drive and all offer a fantastic night out on the town.

Plenty to do and see, so check us out and we’ll check you in!

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: First Farm Inn, Petersburg, Kentucky

Author: , July 29th, 2015

First Farm Inn

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

At Kentucky’s First Farm Inn, you can Ride our happy, healthy horses, stretch out on the hammock under our 200-year old maples, or relax in a rocking chair on the veranda. We’re close to Cincinnati – take a trip into town for big city events, or just stay with us here on the farm.

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Want to Be An Innkeeper? Purple Roofs Lists Lots of Gay-Friendly Inns

Author: , May 21st, 2013

Did you know that the Purple Roofs gay travel directory also lists lots of currently LGBT owned and friendly accommodations for sale? We list inns, B&B’s, hotels, vacation rentals, investment opportunities, and other short-term accommodation properties worldwide.

Today’s Featured Property:

Serenity Hill B&B - Brownsville, Kentucky, USA

Serenity Hill B&B
Brownsville, Kentucky, USA
$375,000 USD
Beautiful location! Serenity Hill Bed & Breakfast has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Everything needed for the business is included in the sale, furniture and fixtures. Owner will provide an inventory list and financial records will be provided for qualified buyers. Great location! Just one mile from Mammoth Cave National Park. Many recreational activities are available within an easy drive.

If you’re thinking about becoming an innkeeper, you can see this and all of our listings here.

We’ve always dreamed about becoming innkeepers – if you’re a people person, it might be the perfect job for you – work at home, meet travelers from all around the world, and if you like to cook, the opportunity to try a new breakfast recipe every day.

If you’d like to add your own property to our listings, click here – we’d love to help you promote your real estate offering.

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Maple Hill Manor B&B, Springfield, Kentucky

Author: , April 2nd, 2013

Maple Hill Manor - Springfield, KentuckyPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Award-Winning Kentucky Farmstay B&B: Maple Hill Manor is an award-winning B&B. Recognized nationally as voted #1 in the U.S. as the B&B with the “Most Historical Charm,” voted one of the “Best B&Bs in the South,” voted “Best Breakfast in the Southeast,” and voted as “Kentucky’s Best B&B” by readers of Kentucky Monthly Magazine.

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