La Loggia Art B&B, Montreal – Featured Gay Owned Accommodations

La Loggia Art B&B Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Welcome to Montreal’s La Logia Art B&B, where you’ll find casual elegance and a romantic atmospherein each of our guest rooms & annex accommodations. Our Montreal guesthouse is furnished with unique art and furniture that your hosts have purchased from the local antique & retro boutiques. Each of our guestrooms features private & shared bathrooms, king/queen sized beds, central air conditioning, and cable TV. Each of our guest rooms includes exquisite linens on our antique beds, cotton towels and bath accessories. We serve a complimentary expanded continental breakfast in the dining room, outdoors on the terrace (in the summertime) or in the common breakfast area. We also have snacks and refreshments available all day long. We want you to feel at home while you to enjoy your stay in total privacy. We’re also happy to help with directions, reservations for local restaurants, information about plays or any other local evetns. Our rooms also include fax service and computer hook up for your convenience. The subway (the metro) is only three blocks away and will connect you to all parts of the island. Just three minutes away from La Loggia on foot, and you’ll be in the heart of every available diversion you may need, shopping, restaurants, clubbing – everything’s close-by. There is plenty of metered and private parking right outside the door. Pur Montreal accommodations also offer daily newspapers, magazines, and books. There’s even a barbeque area available for any guests who may want to grill a steak and enjoy the privacy of our beautiful terrace area before going out to the clubs. The Terrace also has plenty of room to take in the sun as well as an outdoor shower just to cool off when the temperatures start soaring. Looking for a great friendly place to stay in Montreal? Come stay with us at La Loggia Art B&B!

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Inn of the Turquoise Bear, Santa Fe – Featured Gay Bed & Breakfast

Inn of the Turquoise Bear 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 Inn of the Turquoise Bear is a quintessential rambling adobe villa set in the heart of historic Santa Fe. Guests of our Santa Fe bed and breakfast will enjoy being within walking distance to Santa Fe’s Plaza, museums, galleries, shops, fine dining, and nightlife. The estate was once the home of noted poet, playwright and essayist Witter Bynner. Bynner and his companion Robert Hunt were famous – or infamous – for the wild parties they hosted in the house know as “Bynner’s bashes.” The celebrity guest list included D. H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Igor Stravinsky, Martha Graham, Willa Cather, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Austin, Thornton Wilder, Robert Oppenheimer, Robert Frost, W. H. Auden, Lynn Riggs, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn and countless others. Constructed in a Spanish-Pueblo Revival Style, the historic adobe estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is consider one of Santa Fe’s most significant structures. Today guests will enjoy the magnificent garden setting, gourmet breakfasts, and historic spirit on this Santa Fe bed and breakfast.

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2 Village Square Inn Ogunquit – Featured Gay Owned Accommodations

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

2 Village Square Inn, located in the heart of Ogunquit , Maine, is a 17 room Inn nestled on a wooded hillside perch overlooking the town square and the Atlantic Ocean. The ladi-back and congenial atmosphere of our 1886 Inn is complimented by its close proximity to all the resort activity in this seaside getaway. 17 rooms, king and queen size beds available. All rooms offer guest controlled heat and air conditioning, tv/dvd player with cable, ceiling fan, refrigerator, and Keurig coffee maker. Three first floor common areas casually furnished with comfortable seating, library, dvd library, guest computer, piano, ice machine, and restaurant and attraction listings. 2 Village Square offers you and your friends plenty of both indoor and outdoor space to relax. Complimentary coffee and tea available in the common rooms. Guest have access to two microwaves in the kitchen and a gas grill poolside. Heated Salt water Pool and Hot Tub , and spacious surrounding deck and porch provide plenty of private outdoor ocean view space for relaxing. Pool and beach towels, as well as backpack beach chairs are provided. Full breakfast buffet served every morning from 8-10 included in the room rate. The breakfast menu includes a different hot entree each morning. Scrambled Eggs with Brie, Cinnamon French Toast, Maine Blue Pancakes, and Belgian Waffles. Various sausage selections, Applewood smoked bacon, and shaved steak, freshly baked Maine blueberry or white chocolate raspberry scones, a multigrain bread for toasting, fresh cut fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee, tea, and juices.

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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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Barangay Bed & Breakfast – Gay B&B in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Barangay Bed & Breakfast Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Barangay is a Filipino word meaning small village. Our tropical decorated Amsterdam bed and breakfast guesthouse was built in 1777 on the former coastline of Amsterdam and still has her original facade. The rooms are decorated in nostalgic colonial style with a tropical accent. Each room has cable tv, refrigerator, digital radio alarm clock, coffee/tea making facilities (and video per request), and a private bathroom. Don’t worry – we also have nice beds! The rooms are non-smoking but 2 rooms have garden doors to a small patio where smoking is allowed. One street behind is the longest shopping street in the Netherlands, but Droogbak itself is very quite. All tourist attractions are within walking distance. The Central Station for all kind of public transportation is a short 3 minutes walk. Bars, restaurants, (coffee) shops, canals, bike rentals, and more, you will find just around the corner. It will only take you 20 minutes from Schiphol Airport by car/train. The guesthouse is next to the famous Jordaan quarter, where you can also find Anne Frank’s house. The Area is called ‘the Golden Reaal’it, and is right in the old centre 200 meters southwest from the Central Station. Parallel with ‘Droogbak’ (our street) you will find the Haarlemmerstraat’ and the ‘Brouwersgracht’ (brewery canal). The Haarlemmerstraat is a former sea dike, now a very nice street with restaurants,(coffee) shops, barbers, laundry, and an art-deco cinema etc. The Brouwersgracht is one of the most beautiful canals connecting the 4 main canals. Our B&B is next to the famous Jordaan quarter where you can also find Anne Frank’s house, and markets on Saturday and Mondays. Within easy walking distance:

  • Shops & Restaurants: 1 minute
  • Central Station: 3 minutes
  • Jordaan Area: 3 minutes
  • Red Light District: 5 minutes
  • Nearest Gay Scene: 5 minutes
  • Anne Frank House: 8 minutes
  • Dam Square: 10 minutes
  • Leidseplein: 25 minutes
To get here, take any tram, metro, bus or train going to Central Station. From the Central Station it is only a 3 minute walk to Barangay Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse. Coming out from the Central Station (main entrance facing the tram stops), you turn right direction Ibis Hotel. After passing the Ibis, immediately across the modern (steel) foot bridge and take the stairs up front. In front of you, you’ll see a little square and a huge free standing red-brick building with white stripes,and a red door in the middle. this is on droogbak. With the railtracks at your right side, walk towards that building and you will find Barangay on its left side,on number 15. We look forward to showing you everything in gay Amsterdam!

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Old Granite Inn, Rockland, Maine

Old Granite Inn Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay. The Old Granite Inn Bed & Breakfast, located in the national historic district of Rockland, Maine, is a Federal Colonial built of gray granite quarried nearby in St. George. Local craftsmen fashioned the beautiful structure that still stands today. In the early 1900s, the building was purchased by the ELKS for their clubhouse. In 1984 John and Stephanie Clapp bought the building and through renovation and restoration created the lovely, comfortable Old Granite Inn. In 1997, Ragan and John Cary of St. George, an educator and an engineer respectively, purchased the Inn as their gracious home, continuing the tradition of a fine Bed & Breakfast. Rockland is a wonderful place which we call the, “Gateway to the Penobscot”. Ferry boats depart daily for North Haven and Vinalhaven Islands, which are part of the Fox Islands. There is fresh water swimming on Lake Chickawaukie about two miles from the Inn. Rockland is minutes from the Knox County Airport which has daily commercial air service from Boston, Massachusetts. Explore the city: Rockland is becoming a name in art circles with the opening of the Wyeth center, at the renowned Farnsworth Art Museum. There are interesting and diverse galleries and intriguing shops:

  • Farnsworth Art Museum
  • The New Wyeth Center: opened on June 21, 1998. American art. Its distinguished collection of over 5000 works spans three centuries.
  • Maine Watercraft Museum: 100 boats built prior to 1960. Classes on boat building and rentals.
  • Olson House: A “significant place” for those interested in the art of Andrew Wyeth. See
  • “Cristina’s World”, 1948, painted by Andrew Wyeth.
  • The Owls Head Transportation Museum: One of the worlds finest collections of pioneer automobiles, aircraft, engines, motorcycles, bicycles and carriages.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum: The Penobscot Marine Museum is a seafaring village of nine historic buildings with special exhibitions and an excellent collection of marine paintings.
  • Shore Village Museum: The largest collection of lighthouse and Coast Guard artifacts on display in the country.
  • Out in the country find beaches, parks, lighthouses and mountains to climb. The Rockland area contains the only Knox County mainland lighthouses accessible by car and foot. These are:
  • Rockland Breakwater Light-1888/1902: 18′ square tower atop fog signal house at end of granite pier. Access from Samoset Road.
  • Owls Head Lights-1825: 20′ white (brick) conical tower built on the peak of the headland and standing 87′ above sea level. From Route 73, take North Shore Drive to Owls Head Village. Follow signs.
  • Marshall Point Light-1832/1858: 25′ white (granite) tower with attached foot-bridge. Access from Marshall Point Road, off Route 131, Port Clyde.
  • Go to sea: Rockland harbor is home port to windjammers and other tour boats offering luncheon cruises, day trips and extended sails. Take the ferry, across from the inn, to the islands of Vinalhaven or North Haven.
When evening comes, sample the many excellent restaurants or a picnic of fresh boiled lobster and clams on a wharf as the sun sets over the darkening water… Then come home to the Old Granite Inn and sleep soundly.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Williams River House, Chester, Vermont

Williams River House Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay. The Williams River House bed and breakfast has established itself as one of the most beautiful and charming gay owned country inns in the state of Vermont. Built in 1780 this historic guesthouse is set on 46 secluded and private acres conveniently located in southern/central Vermont. This classic gentleman’s farm provides an ideal setting for a perfect New England getaway. There are 18th century style gardens and lush expansive grounds with rolling green pastures, shaded woodlands and moss covered field stone walls. You’ll find rushing rivers, lovely mountain views an old train trestle and a large stone riverside terrace with a fire pit. There is even a private swimming hole. The proud owners and gracious hosts of the Williams River House, Geof Brown and Mark Martins have created a truly warm and friendly atmosphere that rings true with sincerity and heartfelt generosity. Their dream and vision is to make their inn a destination for all visitors to relax and share good times and experience fine living. A place to return to again and again… The entire home is tastefully decorated with period furniture, oriental carpets, beautiful art work, antique photographs and fascinating collections. Each of the three guest suites has a full private bath and comfortable sitting areas. Canopied beds, feather comforters, decorative fireplaces and a private tavern are just a few of the many amenities this fine bed and breakfast has to offer. Groups are always welcome! Williams River House offers romantic weekend getaways all year long including their elopement and small wedding packages. Please come and relax.Be yourselves at the Williams River House.

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Rock Cottage Gardens – Gay Friendly Eureka Springs Bed & Breakfast

Rock Cottage Gardens Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay. The Rock Cottage Gardens Bed and Breakfast Inn, including a small wedding chapel and 5 private cottages, is a uniquely historic Eureka Springs landmark with a Thomas Kincade-like rock cottages. The mainhouse residence is complete with formal living and dining gathering rooms for guest enjoyment and 5 individual private cottages, each with 2 person Jacuzzis, dedicated flat off-street courtyard guest parking, surrounded by 6 lovely garden areas with a fountain pond on 0.6 acres providing a peaceful setting for guest relaxation. Our location is a comfortable 10 minute walk to downtown Eureka Springs shopping, art galleries and restaurant venues. rock-cottage-gardens-eureka-springs4All buildings are complete with gas fireplaces, air conditioning & heating. Guest cottages have either king or queen beds, 2 person Jacuzzi’s & showers, mini-frigs, cable/WiFi and all the amenities of a premiere award winning inn including, high quality Egyptian sheets, plush bath towels, bath salts, spa robes, handmade glycerin soaps, in room coffee service, complimentary water & soda daily. Awarded the annual Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence consecutively since 2011 since purchased and The Talk of Town 5 star lodging awards our guests rave about the privacy of the cottages, the tranquility of our gardens, the outstanding 3 course breakfast service and the convenience to downtown. The main house can accommodate 20-25 guests. The main house kitchen is commercially certified, th chapel can substitute for small guest gatherings as a common area meeting place for guest groups to enjoy a glass of wine or a game of cards.

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Ballycommane House: Gay B&B in Durrus, Ireland

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

Ballycommane House & Garden – a charming Irish country home on the Wild Atlantic Way. Tucked away in the green rolling hills of West Cork and surrounded by mature gardens, Ballycommane House is most inviting for relaxation. The sweeping views from the house and its well-tended gardens present the Irish landscape like in a nutshell: sheep grazing on green pastures, cultivated farmland, dense forests and wild open hills. Dotted with old Irish stone houses, the surrounding countryside exudes an intriguing Old World charm. Located on the famous Wild Atlantic Way, this accomodation is the ideal base for touring or walking Mizen Head, the Sheep’s Head and Beara peninsula. There are lovely sandy beaches nearby, most inviting for a swim during the summertime.

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Rockmere Lodge B&B, Ogunquit, Maine

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

Rockmere Lodge is the only bed and breakfast in Ogunquit, Maine overlooking the Marginal Way. It is by the little lighthouse and has panoramic ocean views! A turn of the century shingle style cottage built in 1898 by the Stearns family of the Stearns and Foster Mattress Company from Cincinnati, Rockmere Lodge sits on a slight knoll with commanding views of the Atlantic, midway along the Marginal Way by the little light house, a mile-long beautiful ocean-side footpath from Ogunquit Village to Perkins Cove, but in a quiet highly residential area. You can see the ocean and hear the surf crashing against the rocks from almost every room in Rockmere Lodge.

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