Artists' Loft B&B, Julian, California – Gay Friendly Accommodations

Artists' Loft B&B Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: As most of you know…. all the buildings at the Artists’ Loft Inn were completely destroyed by the great Cedar Fire of 2003 in San Diego County. The fire moved in sometime in the afternoon of the 28th of October with a fierce fire tornado that took down five of the neighboring homes as well as ours…the plants and wildlife suffered even more….we escaped with the seven cats, a few material things…and our love of the mountain We are rebuilding, and have great plans for the new Artists’ Loft, scheduled for completion in late 2005. The new loft will be a special retreat for two to four persons, with views from the peaks of the Cuyamacas to the islands off the coast of Southern California. A new approach to bed and breakfast is planned, as well as a private loft for working artists to use as they like. As the woods and animals have suffered even greater loss than we, there will be ongoing programs to restore and revive the sanctuary. Guests are invited to participate and lend ideas to the process, as they are moved…we will also be offering a variety of workshops in the arts… photography, printmaking, drawing, writing, pastel…. and many more. One thing is to be remembered: the spirit of Julian, and of the Artists’ Loft did not perish. We and the town are much as they were, more sober, more humble but much wiser for the meeting with Great Nature. We invite you to Julian to be a part of the rebirth of both the town and our beautiful artist’s retreat.

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European Artists B&B, Underhill, Vermont – Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations

European Artists B&B Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay. Located in scenic Champlain Valley between Stowe and Burlington minutes away from Mount Mansfield you will find this out of the ordinary contemporary LGBT friendly three units Bed and Breakfast built on 12 acres of private wooded land. With large common areas, including a cozy living room with a fireplace, European antiques and arts, as well as fresh flowers throughout, this Parisian lady owned and run guest house will remind you of a typical artist retreat in France. Each of the guest rooms represents a European painter of the 20th.century, is individually decorated with reproductions paintings, fine linens, and comfortable king, or queen beds. They come with private baths, and an individual patio overlooking mountains, meadows and gardens. To allow hassle-free check-in for late night arrivals each units comes with its own private entrance. The region of Champlain Valley is fantastic in all four seasons:

  • spectacular fall foliage
  • great winter skiing/snowboarding
  • beautiful mountain springtime
  • all summer sports
You will also enjoy amazing antiquing, year-around festivals, shopping, and excellent restaurants. Whether you come to The European Artists for a romantic getaway, a little sport vacation, or just to relax, there’s always plenty to do at this very special French flair filled B&B where you will always be offered a warm, welcoming atmosphere. And if you enjoy or need to exchange in foreign languages, your hostess -and ex globetrotter, speaks fluently French, German, Italian and some Spanish. The day with us starts with a healthy breakfast served in the large, sunny breakfast room. While seated at a table overlooking the mountains and wildflower meadows, you will be served a delicious full gourmet petit-dejeuner based on fresh garden and nearby farm products along with homemade artisan breads and pastries of France and Germany, jams, honeys, fresh squeezed juices, and more. Non-staying B&B guests can also join you at an additional charge. The extra touch of this atypical B&B: guests can treat themselves to a French four-course dinner, recognized and complimented to be a romantic fine dining experience. Naturally, non-staying B&B guests can join you for dinner as well. Upon request vegetarian and vegan meals are prepared. You can enjoy our twelve acres of wooded land as well as the nearby trails for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and mountain-biking. Underhill State Park -Mount Mansfield- is only a 10 minutes drive away, Smuggler’s Notch and Stowe offering outdoors activities all year around are a 20-30 minute trip. And don’t forget our spectacular sunsets! A few minutes spent relaxing on the lawn outside the European Artists B&B will reward guests with a glorious palette of colors. In the fall, the same vistas are ablaze with Vermont’s world famous known autumn foliage.

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