Inn on Mill Creek – North Carolina Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , July 26th, 2018

Inn on Mill Creek

The Inn on Mill Creek, located on over seven private acres two miles within North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, offers the perfect balance of secluded privacy and close proximity to sightseeing, shops and dining in Black Mountain and Asheville.

Many of the Inn’s seven spacious rooms are popular with couples looking to get away for a few days. The 600-square-foot Lake View room in the Main House boasts a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows for a spectacular view. The Lake View also features a private screened porch to take in the sights and sounds of the forest, a gas fireplace, king bed and a jetted tub with steam shower.

The North Terrace room in the Main House, with its private entrance through a set of French doors and private room with large jetted hot tub, is another popular choice for a couples’ getaway. A four poster queen bed, full bath, gas fireplace and views of the woods and orchard are just some of the features of this beautiful room located on the north side of the Inn.

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Engadine Inn And Cabins At Honey Hill – Asheville Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , April 2nd, 2018

Engadine Inn And Cabins At Honey Hill - Asheville Gay Bed & Breakfast

Thinking about a vacation or holiday escape to Asheville and the surrounding mountains of Western North Carolina? Consider staying with us at Engadine Inn And Cabins At Honey Hill for your special visit to one of the Southeast’s most popular LGBT tourism destinations!

Unique among the community of Bed and Breakfast properties in and around Asheville, NC, Engadine Inn And Cabins offers two styles of lodging accommodations. In the Inn, we offer five guest rooms with private baths in a traditional bed and breakfast format where room stays are complemented with daily breakfast service. These rooms feature the old world charm of a Queen Ann styled Victorian mansion where period furnishings, rich linens, claw footed tubs and luxurious bath products provide guests with a sumptuous setting for romance or relaxation.

Elsewhere on the twelve-acre property, we offer guests a more private, mountain getaway in six fully furnished cabins. One and two bedroom cabins are available and each comes with its own completely outfitted full-sized kitchen in which guests are free to prepare their own meals.

All of our accommodations feature fireplaces (operated seasonally) and dramatic views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Davis House – Davis, North Carolina Vacation Rental

Author: , October 6th, 2017

Davis House - Davis, North Carolina

The Davis House (1898) is a renovated home in the historic fishing community of Davis, NC. Originally built by Lorenzo T. Murphy the home was purchased by Alvin Davis in 1935 and was moved to the present site.

The house has remained in the family for over 80 years. Come visit Davis House as part of your experience to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.

The Rental rate is for the entire house.

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Brookside Mountain Mist Inn – Waynesville, North Carolina

Author: , June 9th, 2017

Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

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

What makes our Waynesville bed and breakfast lodging different? At Brookside Mountain Mist Inn, you’ll find luxury accommodations combined with over-sized immaculate guest rooms, 3 course gourmet breakfasts, privacy, a quiet park-like setting, and a wonderfully convenient location near the Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Biltmore and plenty of things to do.

Enjoy our Blue Ridge Mountain views from our terrace. Browse our downtown Waynesville shops and galleries. Savor a variety of cuisine in many nearby restaurants. Play golf next door. Or take a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway, just four miles away from our front door. Hike, bike, raft, kayak and fish with lofty mountains (including legendary Cold Mountain), waterfalls and scenic rivers.

After exploring the Smokey Mountains for the day, relax peacefully at our quiet oasis with five spacious, tastefully decorated rooms, each with private bath, fireplace, sitting area and cable TV. Each of our guestrooms is beautifully furnished and include the “little extras” to be expected at a luxury inn or hotel such as soft robes, hair dryers, iron and bath amenities. Awake to a three-course breakfast outside on the terrace (weather permitting) and be greeted by songbirds and playful squirrels near the lily pond and waterfall.

Our park-like setting includes several quiet areas where guests can relax and enjoy our cool mountain breezes, whether it’s from the double hammock by the brook, rocking chairs on the terrace or the cozy glider facing the sunset over the mountains. Inside, relax in a large living room by the fireplace or play one of the games from our rainy day closet. Help yourself to soft drinks, bottled water, snacks and fresh-baked afternoon pastries.

Just a mile away, you’ll find Main Street in downtown Waynesville, a shopper’s paradise with art galleries, antiques, clothing, jewelry and great food. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir or high-end furniture, or just window-shopping, the rewards of a stroll along the brick sidewalks are plentiful. Enjoy the quaint and relaxed atmosphere; take a break and put the bags down at one of several cafes. Head down the hill to Frog Level, the revitalized railroad district, for even more galleries and furniture shops.

Our five large guest rooms in our Waynesville B&B are all located on the ground floor. Amenities in all rooms include heater and a/c, wifi internet access, ceiling fans, alarm clocks, mini fridges, housekeeping, and much more.

We also have a library of books and magazines about local activities and sightseeing, plus novels to enjoy in a rocking chair or by a fire.

Coming to western North Carolina? Come stay with us in Waynesville at Brookside Mountain Mist Inn!

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North Asheville Duplex – Asheville, North Carolina

Author: , March 11th, 2017

North Asheville Duplex

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

We recently purchased this 1950’s duplex which has all new kitchens, bathrooms, HVAC and furnishings. The lower floor has been beautifully furnished for short term rentals and includes

  • a completely stocked kitchen
  • linens
  • wi-fi
  • cable tv
  • washer/ dryer

The apartment includes a single car garage with garage door opener and inside staircase to the apartment. Lots of windows fill this place with light and there is an outside side porch to relax.

The duplex is on a large lot that is quiet and private. If you are not familiar with Asheville this is in the prestigious Lakeview Park area just five minutes north of the bustling downtown. A block away from the duplex is wonderful Beaver Lake and it’s walking trails, restaurants, grocery stores and a library.

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Mountainside Cottage – Lesbian Owned Cottage in Alexander, North Carolina

Author: , May 29th, 2016

Mountainside Cottage

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Built in 2008, Mountainside Cottage is the perfect place to stay while exploring the wonderful towns of Asheville and Weaverville. The interior is light-filled and sunny, thanks to the many windows and skylights (there’s even a skylight in the shower!). The cottage has central air conditioning for warmer days, as well as ceiling fans for those who prefer a cool breeze.

Even though we’re only about 15-20 minutes from downtown Asheville, our cottage is totally secluded. Once you’re here, you can see no one and no one can see you. Imagine sitting in the hot tub at night with no roof overhead — you can look right up at the stars. And it’s perfect because there are no city lights to spoil the view.

You can either stay in the cottage and enjoy the hot tub and totally relax or use it as a place to come back to after you’ve explored Asheville. We even have a binder that has restaurant menus, information on the Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, things to do in Asheville, hikes in the area– complete with maps and written directions. We’ve tried to think of everything to take the guess work out of what to do and how to get there. That way you don’t have to spend all your time planning what to do–you can just go do it!

We furnish everything you’ll need for a perfect vacation. Washer/dryer, linens, microwave, toaster, mixer, blender, coffee maker, wine glasses, pots and pans, dishes–there will even be a bottle of champagne in the refrigerator when you arrive! You simply need to bring clothes and food.

Even though we do have an outdoor gas grill at the cottage, there’s a great park a mile-and-a-half away where you can cook out beside the French Broad River (yes, you can even hear the river at night). The Ledges Park is also a place where you can put in to kayak the area or go fly fishing.

And we’re more than happy to accommodate your pets (dogs only, please!). The cottage is totally surrounded by woods, so it’s a great place for your furry friends to run and play. There’s also a dog park/mountain bike trail a mile from the cottage.

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North Carolina Tells LGBT Community Our Tourist Dollars Aren’t Welcome

Author: , March 26th, 2016

Governor Pat McCroryMuch has been written about the corporate response to passage of controversial “bathroom bill” signed by Governor Pat McCrory, but it’s clear the anti-LGBT legislation will also impact some vacation plans.

Dozens of comments on the state’s official Travel & Tourism Facebook page finds people rethinking vacation plans after this week’s legislative action.

One writer simply posted a link to The New York Times editorial title: “Transgender law makes North Carolina pioneer in bigotry”.

By Clayton Henkel – Full Story at NC Policy Watch

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Applewood Manor Inn B&B – Asheville, North Carolina

Author: , March 16th, 2016

Applewood Manor 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.

The Applewood Manor is located the historic Montford Neighborhood, just north of downtown Asheville, NC. This 1912 Colonial Revival sits on a one acre bluff overlooking the city. The house was originally the private home of Captain John Perry, who occupied the home until 1951.

We have five guest rooms in the main house and a one room cottage. Each room has king sized beds, with one exception, private baths, satellite TV, and individual air conditioning.

Many of the rooms have gas fireplaces and balconies overlooking the grounds. The main floor of the house has a music parlor with a baby grand piano, the dining room and the living room with games, books and gas fireplace. A three-course gourmet breakfast is included with a reservation.

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Asheville Oak Cottage – Lesbian Owned Asheville Vacation Rental

Author: , February 8th, 2016

Asheville Oak Cottage

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

My romantic cozy home is 2000 sq ft, two stories and is very private. The very large( almost an acre) yard is completely enclosed, including the large off street parking area. There are two outdoor seating areas, gas grill and a fire pit. Lots of safe rooms for pet or people play. It is surrounded by beautiful majestic Oak trees that provide wonderful shade and gorgeous fall colors. It has two extra large bedrooms, each with king beds, one normal size bedroom with queen bed and a third semi private room with a queen size sleeper. The bedrooms all have a TV and nice bedding. There is a beautiful large bath with a six foot claw foot tub and shower, wonderful towels and its own private balcony to sit in the sun after your luxurious soak.

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Eating Out: North Carolina’s Craft Cuisine, Breweries, and Distilleries

Author: , December 3rd, 2015

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From Asheville in the west to Wilmington on the coast, North Carolinas major cities percolate with delicious and boozy creativity, and since many of these treats and bottles are strictly local, the only way to savor and/or take them home is to actually go there for some gastrotourism.

I took a NC road trip to check out the diverse offerings, from crispy buffalo-style pig ears, and possibly the worlds best nouveau grits dish, to a dense chocolate stout beer that obsessed locals camp out overnight for, plus fabulous LGBT-owned spots and chefswith help from a designated driver and prudent pacing, of course.


Nestled in the mountains, Asheville ( holds a reputation as one of the Souths most prominent LGBT meccas. Hippies, hipsters, and artists have long flocked here: its progressive Black Mountain College was founded in 1933, with a teacher and alumni roster that includes Josef Albers and Merce Cunningham. Today, culinary culture also reigns, with a Portland-like output of incredible craft every- thing. Portland is the Asheville of Oregon, one local countered, strongly.

By Lawrence Ferber – Full Story at Passport

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