Highlands Inn – Bethlehem, New Hampshire Lesbian Owned Resort

Author: , April 13th, 2018

Highlands Inn - Bethlehem, New Hampshire Lesbian Owned Resort

Welcome to Bethlehem, New Hampshire’s Highlands Inn, a women-only resort on a hundred private wooded acres in the White Mountains.

With large common areas, including a cozy living room with a cheery fireplace, and fresh flowers throughout, our lesbian owned and run Inn will remind you of a Victorian country home.

New Hampshire now recognizes full marriage equality, making The Highlands Inn the perfect place to celebrate your wedding day with your partner. Our White Mountains resort is one of the few inns or resorts dedicated to serving the lesbian community – and since our first commitment ceremony in 1985, hundreds of couples have held civil union and commitment ceremonies at the Inn. We have more than twenty five years of experience and dedication to marriage equality, making us uniquely prepared to help women achieve their dreams of marriage.

Our New Hampshire women’s B&B includes three buildings: the Main Inn with 13 rooms, the Farmhouse with 5 rooms and a full country kitchen, and the rustic Cottage. The innkeeper, Grace, bought and completely renovated the buildings and grounds in 1983. The Highlands Inn has operated continuously as a lesbian resort since then.

The Highlands Inn has long been recognized as one of the finest women’s inns in the country. PlanetOut chose The Highlands Inn as “one of the most romantic lesbian destinations on the planet.” The Inn has also received Pink Choice awards every year since 2007.

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New Hampshire Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Featured Lesbian Accommodations: Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Author: , January 12th, 2015

Highlands Inn

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

The Highlands Inn – A Lesbian Resort: Premier lesbian resort on 100 acres in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Legal marriage, honeymoons, romantic getaways. 18 rooms (several with fireplace, private deck, 2-person spa, or both spa and fireplace), spacious common areas, hiking/x-country skiing on property, delicious country breakfasts, lesbian/gay movie collection, indoor, outdoor spas. Wireless in some rooms, desktop in common area.

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Check Out the Purple Roofs Select Listings Section

Author: , September 1st, 2013

At Purple Roofs, we list more than 5,100 gay and lesbian owned and friendly accommodations around the world with extensive information. But we also have our Select List – more than 500 properties with full page Expanded Listings on the Purple Roofs site, where you can easily view photos and get more information about these welcoming properties.

Today, we’ll profile one of these properties:

Highlands Inn - Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Highlands Inn

Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Lesbian Owned

Welcome to Bethlehem, New Hampshire’s Highlands Inn, a women-only resort on a hundred private wooded acres in the White Mountains. With large common areas, including a cozy living room with a cheery fireplace, and fresh flowers throughout, our lesbian owned and run Inn will remind you of a Victorian country home.

See the Highlands Inn Expanded Listing here.

See the Purple Roofs Select Listings section here.

New Hampshire – After 29 Years, The Highlands Inn Changes Hands

Author: , June 14th, 2012

Just got this from The Highlands Inn, one of the pre-eminent women’s inns in the country, in Bethlehem, New Hampshire:

Dear Friend,

New Owners of the Highlands InnIt’s almost exactly one year since I announced my plans to sell The Highlands Inn in preparation for my retirement. And now, I am very happy to tell you that Jenny Wackerle and Gia Koumantzelis will soon become the new owners!

First, I want to introduce Jenny and Gia to you. For years, they have dreamed of the possibility of buying the Inn. They are of course thrilled that it’s happening, and so am I! Jenny and Gia have been frequent guests at The Highlands Inn for the past 19 years. They are both social workers, live in Newburyport, MA and are celebrating 21 years together this June. They were married in 2006, and spent their honeymoon at The Highlands Inn. Ellie, a sweet and enthusiastic 5-year-old dachshund mix, joined their family in 2010, after she found them with the help of a New Hampshire shelter. Jenny and Gia enjoy hiking, golf, going to Indigo Girls concerts, and spending time with family and friends.

Jenny and Gia have become my friends over the years and are very excited about becoming the Highlands’ next Innkeepers. In their own words: “We have always loved spending our free time in this special place. The Highlands Inn has always felt like home, because of Grace’s warmth and hospitality. Our goal is to maintain the spirit of The Highlands Inn, and to continue the wonderful work Grace has done over the past 29 years. We feel so fortunate and honored to be accompanying The Highlands Inn into her next chapter.”

I am confident that Jenny and Gia will preserve the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere that has become a hallmark of the Highlands. When I put the Inn on the market, I made a commitment to maintain the Highlands as an inn for women. Jenny and Gia share that commitment. At the same time, they will bring new energy and fresh ideas to the Inn. Don’t expect any sudden changes, however! We all will work to make the mid-July transition as seamless as possible. To that end, I will be working closely with Jenny and Gia over the next few months to familiarize them with all the details of running the place … and there are many! Also, Jackie who has been here over 20 years, and Sheena over 4, will be here to help ease the transition.

It has been my privilege to provide this special place for women for close to 30 years. I am profoundly grateful to all of you whose support has helped create this “lesbian paradise,” and I hope that we can count on your support in the future. Many thanks also to our staff. It’s been wonderful to be able to serve the lesbian community and to meet women from all over the world. I’m sure I’ll miss it! However, as living in New Hampshire constantly reminds us, “to everything there is a season.” I look forward to placing The Highlands Inn in Jenny and Gia’s capable hands so that women may enjoy the Inn for many years to come.

Very Best Regards,

Grace Newman
Innkeeper

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Author: , July 4th, 2011

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

Gay Friendly White Mountains, New Hampshire Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, New HampshireLocated on 100 private wooded acres, The Highlands Inn is an exceptionally comfortable women’s resort in the heart of the White Mountains, a year-round vacation destination. With its spacious common areas, large fireplaced living room, and fresh flowers throughout, the Inn is reminiscent of a Victorian country home.

New Hampshire’s new marriage equality law went into effect on January 1, 2010, making same-sex marriage legal in the state of New Hampshire. The Highlands is one of very few inns or resorts dedicated to serving the lesbian community. Since our first commitment ceremony in 1985, hundreds of couples have held civil union and commitment ceremonies at the Inn. With our years of experience and dedication to marriage equality, we are uniquely prepared to help women achieve their dreams of marriage.

The property includes three buildings: the Main Inn with 13 rooms, the Farmhouse with 5 rooms and a full country kitchen, and the rustic Cottage. The present innkeeper, Grace, bought and completely renovated the buildings and grounds in 1983. The Highlands Inn has operated as a lesbian/gay resort since then.

See the Highlands Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here