Le Domaine de La Millasserie – Gay Dorgogne Bed & Breakfast

Author: , January 17th, 2018

Le Domaine de La Millasserie - Gay Dordogne Bed and Breakfast

La Millasserie, a gay-owned B&B with pool, is located in the heart of the Dordogne, the ancient province of the Perigord. Our spacious rooms offer a king-sized bed, dining table, comfortable chairs, and armoire and chest of drawers. Each room has an ensuite bath, private terrace, private entrance, and easy access to the pool.

A vacation at La Millasserie offers easy access to the best of the Dordogne: great architecture, great French cuisine, music, art, and antiques, the world of pre-history, and a variety of sports, including cycling, hiking, canoing, and boat trips on the Dordogne. La Millasserie is 20 minutes from the Bergerac airport and it is an easy drive to the many medieval towns,villages and cities of the region including to Sarlat,Beynac, Domme, Monpazier, Les Eyzies and the world of pre-history, and to all the chateaux of the Perigord.

La Millasserie is for adults only. Parking, and wi-fi connection is free. Pets are welcome with prior arrangement.

Your hosts are Alain Pioton and Byrne Fone, who met in the USA in 1978.

Alain, from Bordeaux, opened Alain Pioton Antiques, in 1982 in Hudson, New York. His was the first antiques shop in Hudson and for more than two decades he sourced antiques in France.

Byrne, Professor at the City University of New York, taught 18th Century English and 19th century American Literature and offered one of the first courses in Gay Studies taught in the US. He has written several books in that field including The Columbia Anthology Of Gay Literature (Columbia University Press) and Homophobia: A History (Holt/Picador). He is the author of four novels including Achilles: A Gay Love Story, and American Revolution, a detective fiction about the first gay US President.

Alain and Byrne have been coming to France since they met, and in 1989 bought a house in the Perigord, using it for vacations and as a base from which to source antiques for Alain’s gallery. In 1999 they moved from that house to La Millasserie, continuing to vacation there as well as source antiques. In 2008 the moved permanently to France and opened the B&B. As they say, “we have been fortunate to have become a popular destination for guests from The US, the UK, Europe, and beyond. In the spirit of Gay hospitality we welcome gay and gay-friendly guests to La Millasserie.

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Lancaster B&B – Gay Lancaster Bed & Breakfast

Author: , January 11th, 2018

Lancaster B&B

The Lancaster is a fine old house built in the 1912 Dutch Colonial style. A craftsmen-cottage sense of place and tasteful, inviting decor welcomes our guests to relax and rejuvenate at their own pace.At the inn, all rooms offer stocked private baths, bathrobes, and electric fireplaces. Satellite television/dvd players, wi-fi throughout the property, complimentary refreshments and cozy common spaces keep you connected and entertained when staying in, and extensive maps, brochures, and our in-step local knowledge keep you informed when you choose to explore.

Situated on the perimeter of the vibrant, creative downtown of Lancaster city, where cool shops, great galleries, quality theatre, and wow-factor restaurants and pubs are all close by, The Lancaster bed and breakfast is only minutes away from the inspiring Amish countryside. The fascinating and friendly Amish and Mennonite cultures pepper the farmland, ready to educate, inspire, and charm you with handsome homesteads and businesses of produce, preserves, quilts, and crafts.

And of course, the marvelous full gourmet breakfasts at The Lancaster will please all palettes, as your innkeepers, Brad and Keith, pride themselves on graciously accommodating the tastes and needs of their guests. You will not leave hungry but you will leave enriched.

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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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Graycote Inn – Bar Harbor Gay Friendly B&B

Author: , January 3rd, 2018

Graycote Inn - Bar Harbor Gay Friendly B&B

Step back into the Bar Harbor of a quieter era and be our guest at the historic Graycote Inn – we’re open year-round. Graycote was also the first green-certified lodging in Bar Harbor.

Sleep in one of our comfortable, spacious guest rooms, each with a king or queen bed – many with canopy – and private bath. Some of our guest rooms have a working wood-burning fireplace, sunroom, private sitting room, or balcony. We also offer free off-street parking – you don’t need to worry when a winter storm is on its way), and free wifi throughout the Graycote Inn.

Start your day with a tray of locally-roasted coffee just outside your room, then come down to a leisurely full, hot breakfast served to you at your table on the sunny enclosed porch spring through fall, or in the dining room before a cozy fire in winter. Our delicious breakfast is made from scratch each morning.

Enjoy afternoon refreshments on the veranda or in front of the living room fireplace. Play croquet on the lawn, or take a nap in one of the hammocks. Bar Harbor’s many restaurants, shops, and galleries are just a short walk away.

You’ll also be just a mile away from Acadia National Park, with sixty miles of car-free carriage roads, 120 miles of hiking trails, and some of the most majestic coastline in the State of Maine. The carriage roads become excellent cross-country ski trails in winter.

The Graycote is here to welcome you in any season, whether you wish to “do it all” in the great outdoors, or simply relax and recharge your batteries on the country’s most beautiful island.

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Homestead B&B at Rehoboth – Rehoboth Beach Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , January 2nd, 2018

Homestead B&B at Rehoboth - Rehoboth Beach Gay Bed & Breakfast

Located just three miles from the hustle and bustle of town, The Homestead B&B at Rehoboth sits on two acres of beautifully landscaped property. We are a pet friendly and adults only inn. Choose from four beautifully decorated guest rooms in the main house all with private bathrooms or our spacious 800 square foot private cottage featuring a large fenced-in backyard.

The inn was originally a small farmhouse built in 1899 and part of a 200 acre working farm. Today, the Homestead is decorated in relaxing beach themes with reminders of its previous role throughout including hardwood floors, fireplaces and timeless charm.

Guests enjoy a full breakfast in our dining room including the hot entree of the day, homemade breads, fresh fruit, yogurt, gourmet coffee and additional continental fare. We take pride in preparing a delicious feast for our guests each morning using local or home-grown ingredients when available. Complimentary breakfast cocktails are served Sunday morning year round including our signature Bloody Mary made with our house-infused pepper vodka, secret blend of spices and garnished with a pickled green bean. We happily cater to guests with special dietary needs including vegetarian and gluten-free. Our guests describe our breakfast offering as “top-notch” and “above restaurant quality”.

All of our rooms and the Cottage have a refrigerator, HD TV’s, DVD player, hair dryer, and personal climate control settings. Additional amenities include a wrap-around screened in porch, free WI-FI, an expansive DVD selection, books to borrow from our library, a large selection of games, ice maker, bottled water, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach towels, free parking, and an outdoor shower for use after a day at the beach.

The Homestead B&B at Rehoboth welcomes all dog breeds and your feline friends too. The property features a large fenced-in dog walk/park for off-leash exercise and potty breaks. Our furry guests enjoy free treats, dog towels and sheets, crates, dog beds, food/water bowls, and an outdoor pet shower with a hand-held sprayer to wash off any dirt, sand or salt water after a fun-filled day at the beach. Upon arrival guests are presented with a listing of pet-friendly restaurants and beaches in the area.

Whether you are looking for a place to vacation with your four-legged friend or a true retreat to relax and enjoy Rehoboth Beach, the Homestead Bed and Breakfast provides the perfect personal touch to make your visit special.

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Agua Azul – Oaxaca Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 23rd, 2017

Agua Azul

In 1999 we left Canada to begin a simpler life as “innkeepers” in a tropical climate. After five months exploring Mexico’s Pacific Coast, we discovered the perfect location in a place that no one can pronounce – Huatulco, Oaxaca (Wha-TOOL-co, Wha-HA-ca).

This is a relatively new eco-resort, consisting of 9 pristine bays and 36 beaches, with modern infrastructure, such as paved palm line streets.

With our six pages of criteria, the architect gave us a brilliant design in the “Mexican Pacific Coast Style”. This movement strives to integrate architecture with nature, using natural materials such a stone, clay, wood, palapa, and water.

We wanted each guestroom to have privacy, and with a hillside property, this was achieved by placing each room on its own level. The guestrooms are decorated with handmade tile, pottery and textiles,along with an eclectic selection of original art.

People come here to enjoy the perfect Huatulco climate, so the outdoor space is as important as the interior one. Each guestroom has a spacious ocean view terraza with palapa cover, hammock and other seating.

The Pacific coast is not known for its sunrises, but overlooking an inlet, we enjoy spectacular sunrises over Conejos bay each morning – with the added advantage of the terrazas being shaded from the more aggressive afternoon sun. Aside from the view of Tejoncito cove, my favorite element of the villa is the water feature, with five huge stepping stones that form our entrance.

A few years ago we were fortunate to be included in a piece on CNN.com Mexico’s 10 Best Seaside Hideaways.

We serve a healthy breakfast in “barefoot elegance”, under a 30 foot domed palapa. This consists of several fresh tropical fruits, bread, “pan dulces”, home made scones or muffins, granola with milk and yogurt, fresh squeezed juice and coffee or tea. Rick and I operate a B&B because we like meeting a diversity of people, and during breakfast, we enjoy lively conversations with our guests. Of course, we understand not everyone is a morning person, and respect your wish to be left on your own if that is your preference.

We are only a 10 minute taxi ride from the town center, but if you don’t feel like moving, we have an arrangement with several restaurants to deliver for a small fee.

We highly recommend renting a “panga” to discover several of Huatulco’s virgin beaches, but it is not entirely necessary. There is a beautiful virgin beach about a 10 minute walk from Agua Azul la Villa, over a hill and through a path in the forest. In spite of the fact that we are in a developed upscale residential neighborhood, there is rarely another soul on this beach. If you are really fortunate, you may see turtle tracks and the nests where they have laid their eggs. To help make this a perfect experience, we have umbrellas to take to this beach, and can even supply a cooler for a picnic.

If you’re looking for a perfect oceanside paradise, come stay with us at Agua Azul B&B!

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Dragonfly Guest House – Ogunquit Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 18th, 2017

Dragonfly Guest House

Dragonfly Guest House is surrounded by all the wonders that Ogunquit, Maine has to offer. Take a stroll down Shore Road and you’ll find boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, museums and the scenic Perkins Cove.

Heading in the other direction on Shore Road, you’ll find additional restaurants and the village shopping area.

Ogunquit’s famed Marginal Way is just a few blocks from Dragonfly Guest House, through a lovely residential area. The gem of Ogunquit, its beautiful beach, is also just a quick ten minute walk from Dragonfly Guest House. And the Ogunquit Playhouse, “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre”, is just around the corner.

Ogunquit’s Dragonfly Guest House has five guest rooms and one guest suite, all with private baths. One of our rooms is dog friendly, so bring the pooch along!

There’s a large sitting room on the main floor. great for reading or just relaxing next to the fireplace on a cool, New England day. We also have a large common deck where you can take in the sunshine and enjoy some fresh Maine seacoast air.

We serve breakfast daily between 8-10 AM. We even have an on-site Massage Therapist to help you relax and unwind during your stay.

Ogunquit is a special place to visit and experience all year round – come experience it with us at the Dragonfly Guest House!

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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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Harbour Cottage Inn – Gay Maine Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 15th, 2017

Harbour Cottage Inn

The Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast sits above Southwest Harbor and is located less than 5 minutes away from Acadia National Park and 8 miles from Bar Harbor. The inn is comprised of 11 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites all with private baths and was built in 1870 and was lovingly brought up to date to the highest standards in 2006.

The common areas are light and bright, elegant and comfortable and are furnished with contemporary as well as antique pieces adding an air of sophistication and humor in a casual cottage style. Spend time on our beautiful front porch or sit under the magnificent old Tulip Poplar on the front lawn and enjoy the tranquility of this very special place. We are noted for our great breakfasts and warm hospitality.

Here’s what they say:

Editors’ Choice, Yankee Magazine (2010) “Best Quiet Retreat in Maine”
Country Accents Magazine: “The Harbour Cottage Inn offers a perfect New England getaway”

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Charles Bass House – South Boston, Virginia Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 11th, 2017

Charles Bass House

Enjoy a relaxing time at Charles Bass House, a gay owned B&B in the historic district of South Boston, Virginia – in Southern Virginia, about halfway between Richmond VA and Raleigh NC.

Built in 1904, this Victorian Italianate home is just a half-mile walk to downtown area with restaurants, shops, art galleries, theatre and churches. Two unit options are offered in this very intimate and private Inn:

The Guest Suite is on the first floor and includes a spacious bedroom with queen bed, private bath and adjoining sitting room with television and sofa which pulls out to make a full bed. The sitting room can serve as a separate bedroom.

The upstairs Guest Room also sports a spacious bedroom with queen bed and television and shares a bath which is just down the hall.

All guests are encouraged to enjoy the common areas which include the living room, dining room, sun porch, hot tub and spacious deck.

Spend time in the hot tub, relax on the deck, enjoy a glass of wine and schedule a full body massage. The hot tub is always clothing optional, however, you may request your complete stay be clothing optional when making your reservation. Your host will happily attempt to make that happen.

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in Southern Virginia, come stay with us at the Charles Bass House!

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