Great Oak Manor – Gay Friendly Chesapeake Bay B&B

Author: , January 6th, 2018

Great Oak Manor - Gay Friendly Chesapeake Bay B&B

Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, just a 15 minute drive from Chestertown, Great Oak Manor offers so much for those looking to “get away from it all” for a little while.

We offer canoes, kayaks and SUPs plus bicycles.

Or just sit in one of the Adirondack chairs by the Bay or relax in a hammock.

You will love it.

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Visiting the Charm City – Queer Baltimore

Author: , December 22nd, 2017

Queer Baltimore

Baltimore has a lot to offer the LGBT visitor and is often ignored due to the proximity to its neighbor, Washington, D.C.

However, Baltimore is a real city and a historical one at that, having been founded in 1729. There’s lots to see and it’s very walkable. Like many cities these days, you do have to be on guard and stay on certain streets.

Getting There

The L Line light rail from the airport to downtown takes 30 minutes and is just $1.85.

You will find the Link L light rail station at the northern end of the terminal.

BWI Airport is a Southwest hub so there are lots of cheap air fares on all the airlines. You can also take Amtrak to Baltimore or even BWI. MARC and Amtrak trains can bring you up from D.C. if you want to visit both cities or even continue on up to Philadelphia or New York.

By Bill Malcolm – Full Story at Windy City

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Chez Amis B&B Inn – Annapolis Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , November 11th, 2017

Chez Amis B&B Inn - Annapolis Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Come stay with us in Maryland’s state capital for a day, weekend or even a full week, and explore everything Annapolis has to offer.

Our Annapolis B&B offers four guest rooms in the historic downtown, close to the State Capitol building, St. John’s College, the Annapolis waterfront, city dock, the US Naval Academy, antique shops and wonderful Annapolis restaurants and night life, all within easy walking distance.

Chez Amis in French means “Among Friends”. Come stay with us and enjoy a great breakfast, comfortable lodging and plain old fashioned relaxation.

Each of our guest rooms includes a private television. Our common area is perfect for reading, conversation, and playing games, including Bananagrams and Scrabble. We also offer refreshments and homemade cookies throughout the day and night – sneak downstairs in the middle of the night for one last cookie, if you want.

Our dining area is a wonderful piece of carpentry that was built by the previous inn owner. It comfortably fits all of our guests but we also offer supplemental seating if you want a more intimate table.

We have a big collection of books, DVD’s and CD’s for your enjoyment during your stay. Or bring your e-reader or ipad, and use our free wireless access.

Looking for a warm, friendly place to stay in Annapolis? We’d love to have you at Chez Amis!

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Hummingbird Inn – Easton Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , October 7th, 2017

Hummingbird Inn - Easton gay Bed & Breakfast

Hummingbird Inn is located in the downtown historic district of the eastern shore town of Easton, MD. Situated in a circa 1865 Queen Anne Victorian on a beautiful 3/4 acre property, Hummingbird Inn aims to be more than just your standard B&B experience….more than just a place to sleep. We have 6 uniquely furnished large en-suite guestrooms which, while maintaining the Victorian charm, have also been upgraded to include the modern conveniences and amenities travelers expect. All rooms have a seating area from a comfortable set of chairs to a separate seating area in the Queen Anne Turret.

Rooms are equipped with a king or queen bed, HEPA air filtrations system, ceiling fans, central air conditioning/heating and some rooms have working fireplaces. All rooms have large bathrooms with heated towel racks, tile floors, unlimited hot water and high presser shower heads. Some bathrooms have a soaking clawfoot tub or a bubblejet juccuzi tub, and/or large shower room. We provide guests with ESA natural guest toiletries which are made using spa quality formulations, minimal preservatives and crafted vegetable based soaps.

We are a dog friendly B&B and also offer on-site dog sitting services. Now you and your guest can travel with your 4-legged pal, but enjoy a day or evening out and know that your pet is going to be well taken care of without the need to cut your time out short.

Our guests all enjoy spending time in the variety of common areas on the property such as the Guest Parlor with working fireplace and a separate sitting area in the Queen Ann Turret where we have a small lending library and a selection of board games and cards. There’s plenty of space on the grounds with a custom designed Victorian Garden under the giant Magnolia tree.

The highlight of the common areas is definitely the 1000 sq ft wrap around front porch. It’s double-width and integrated Bose sound system make an ideal setting for the ever popular “Porch Time”. Porch Time is a nightly event where you can sit outside on the porch, enjoy some nice music, the fresh air and more than likely find the Innkeeper enjoying some wine to be shared with guests. A great place to mingle, socialize and make new friends.

Every morning guests are treated to a gourmet 3-course sit down breakfast in the elegant Guest Dining room. Complete with unlimited freshly brewed coffee, fruit juices, Mimosa’s and our special Hummingbird Inn Bellini. When not enjoying the beauty, warmth, comfort and food at the B&B, there’s plenty to do in the quaint town of Easton or nearby surrounding towns such as St Michaels and Oxford. From the boutique shopping, to many of the water related activities to the wide variety of dining experiences. The area has everything from casual farm-to-table to Michelin rated fine dining.

Hummingbird Inn is 100% gay owned & operated and we extend a special welcome not only to our LGBTQ community, but their friends and families.

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River House Inn – Gay Maryland Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 14th, 2017

River House Inn

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Enjoy a casual, elegant getaway at the River House Inn Bed and Breakfast, a spacious National Register Victorian home on the beautiful Pocomoke River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Our bed and breakfast is located in the village of Snow Hill, where you can be as active or relaxed as you choose – thee are so many possibilities. The area is rich in history and natural beauty, with antiquing, kayaking, boating, beautiful beaches, nature preserves, cycling, swimming, fishing and golf al outside your front door.

We’re just 45 minutes from the Assateague National Seashore and Ocean City, Maryland.

The Riverhouse Inn is pet-friendly, too!

Snow Hill, Maryland, was incorporated in 1686 – a picturebook of architectural treasures. Take a walking tour of the village along old brick sidewalks, down picturesque streets, past more than a hundred homes that have passed the 100 year mark.

The towns of Chincoteague, Assateague, Ocean City and Crisfield, with its boats to Smith and Tangier Island, are only about 30 minutes away.

You can even rent a canoe or kayak just one block from the Inn to explore on the wild, scenic Pocomoke River. And the Chesapeake Bay is close by, too – perfect for sailing and motor cruising.

Want to play a round of golf? The Nassawango Country Club, one of a dozen in the area, will welcome you.

The River House Inn Bed and Breakfast has four guest buildings in a lovely rambling setting, covering more than two acres of rolling lawn that leads down to the river. We offer modern amenities, along with fireplaces in spacious guest rooms, as well as plenty of porches to relax on.

All of our rooms have air conditioning, queen-size beds and private bathrooms. We include a full breakfast in the room price, as well as complementary beverages.

Have a boat? You can tie up at our waterfront at no charge while you are our guest.

Looking for the perfect Chesapeake Bay getaway? Come stay with us at the River House Inn B&B.

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Black Walnut Point Inn – Tilghman Island Gay B&B

Author: , August 12th, 2017

Black Walnut Point Inn - Tilghman Island Gay B&B

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By any measure, Tilghman Island’s Black Walnut Point is unique. A private gate secures the half-mile drive through fifty seven acres of bird sanctuary before it emerges at our six-acre island of lawn. When the sun rises over the broad mouth of the Choptank River and sets over the length of Chesapeake Bay, guests enjoy wind, waves and endless water views.

We even have a pair of nesting eagles, osprey and black ducks, as well as migrating butterflies, water fowl and song birds. You might even see bay dolphins, skates and schools of bluefish, and the back dock overlooking the cove is an ideal location for watching the herons fish.

At night the sky is full of stars, another surprise of nature, making Black Walnut Point a quiet, secret, peaceful place – just an hour’s drive from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Black Walnut Point Inn includes the main house, originally built in the 1840’s, and three luxury cabins. We’re open all year, and each of our guests has a key to the sanctuary gate.

Each guest room offers panoramic water views, and has a separate bathroom. All of our guests have access to the main house, including the dining room, living room, sun porch, grounds, swimming pool and dock.

We serve a full breakfast between 8 and 10 AM, and lemonade, iced tea, hot tea and snacks are available throughout the day.

Off the point, Tilghman Island offers several fine restaurants, from fine dining to bistros overlooking the drawbridge at Knapp Narrows.

Further inland, St. Michaels is where you’ll find the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, as well as a number of festivals and great restaurants, galleries, quirky shops and boat tours.

Back on the island, there are kayak, canoe and jet ski rentals, fishing charters, lighthouse tours and sails with Captain Wade on the skipjack Rebecca T. Ruark, built in 1886 and registered as a national historic landmark.

If you and your partner plan to get married, soon, we also have an officiant on-site!

Looking for the perfect Atlantic Coast retreat for your next adventure or getaway? Come stay with us at Tilghman Island’s Black Walnut Point Inn!

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Lake Pointe Inn – McHenry, Maryland

Author: , April 24th, 2017

Lake Pointe Inn

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Lake Pointe Inn is a luxury inn perched on the water’s edge of Deep Creek Lake’s pristine 65-mile shoreline in the Lake Pointe Community of lakefront homes in Garrett County Maryland.

With an outdoor fire pit and wrap-around porch you are sure to relax and enjoy the lake views of this Western Maryland bed and breakfast retreat.

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Annapolis Inn – Annapolis, Maryland

Author: , February 17th, 2017

Annapolis Inn

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Who doesn’t want to feel special? Isn’t the purpose of a getaway to find and experience something special that will make all the difference in how we feel – that special place, that special destination, that private oasis where intimate experiences create lifelong memories? Who doesn’t want to make their special someone feel even more special or enjoy being pampered in comfort, luxury and elegance while experiencing excellent service and convenience? In Annapolis, one of America’s best kept secret destinations, you will find the treasure you are looking for. Tucked away on prestigious Prince George Street, the most fashionable and sort after address in town, you will find that gem of a destination that superbly transforms the ordinary into the magical, the run-of-the mill into the one-of-a-kind, the ordinary getaway into the unforgettable and unexpected experience. It is The Annapolis Inn.

Only one block from the center of town, The Annapolis Inn is tucked away in the quiet and serenity of historic and majestic Prince George Street, boarded by the Chesapeake Bay, the United States Naval Academy, St. John’s College, the Annapolis City Dock, and the Maryland State House, where Washington resigned as Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army and where the Treaty of Paris was signed ending the Revolutionary War.

In keeping with its prestigious surroundings The Annapolis Inn, once the home of Thomas Jefferson’s personal physician and still British territory, was erected in 1762. The United States was yet to be born, and Marie Antoinette was yet to become the Queen of France. The Inn still maintains the aristocratic elegance that it originally possessed with spacious entertainment rooms and bedrooms, ornate gold-leaf plaster crown moldings, marble fire mantels and southern pine floors. A blend of 18th Century furnishings from around the world can be seen throughout the Inn accented with ten custom-made Swarovski crystal chandeliers and sconces, English tapestries, hand make oriental rugs. Our custom designed baths have an elegant yet rustic charm combining tumbled, honed and polished marbles, heated marble floors, towel warmers, massage therapy tubs, showers and bidets. Our customized king-sized mattresses of 100% natural bamboo latex are antimicrobial and hypoallergenic, eliminating any concern for dust mites, bed bugs and any other allergens. Dressed in beautiful Italian linens of 100% Egyptian long-spun cotton with a 300 to 1100/si thread count, we can assure you of a regal night’s sleep.

If you believe that tomorrow is promised to no one, that time makes no promises to the heart, that love knows no measures or that romance has no season, then once kissed by time, love and romance, the heart will never forget. Make your getaway one that your heart will never forget, one that you will always remember, one that your special someone will always appreciate. You’re special and so is your life and your loved ones. You deserve the best. Don’t hesitate to reach for the stars. There you will find us happily awaiting your arrival.

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Featured Gay Accommodations: Two-O-One B&B, Annapolis, Maryland

Author: , November 28th, 2015

Two-O-One B&B

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This stylish example of a grand English country house, situated among some of the finest historic homes of Annapolis, lies within a few short blocks of the U.S. Naval Academy, City Dock, and many fine eating establishments. Ample, secure off street guest parking at the rear of the house adds to the convenience of this unique location. During the spring, summer and fall, guests are invited to enjoy the home’s spacious English Country garden for picnics or strolls.

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Featured Gay Accommodations: Turnbridge Point, Denton, Maryland

Author: , August 7th, 2015

Turnbridge Point, Denton, Maryland

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Turnbridge Point is located on the banks of the tranquil Choptank River and in the heart of downtown Denton, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Our sunny front porch looks out over the charming streets of Denton, while our terraced grounds provide ample seclusion for those looking for a more relaxed atmosphere. The stately historic home was built in the 1860s and has been renovated to provide modern amenities, luxurious accommodations and gourmet provisions.

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