La Dauphine – New Orleans Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Author: , June 23rd, 2018

 La Dauphine New Orleans Gay Bed and Breakfast

You might have heard people say that New Orleans is like San Francisco, Savannah, Charleston, Paris, or Marseilles. It’s not. The biggest difference is that the streets are exploding with live music all year round. You’ve never seen such “street theater.” Our most cherished visitors come for our food, music, architecture, history, artists, and writers. The ambiance is most like the French Caribbean.

We live in the old French area, much like my Creole ancestors did, coming from France and Spain in 1715 and 1793, respectively. My mother and father grew up speaking French just a few houses away from us. Our district, Faubourg Marigny, is a quieter version of the adjacent French Quarter-the main difference being that you can actually sleep at night here. It’s the safe, artist/gay residential area with about 70 bed and breakfasts. The city attracts one million visitors each month, so accommodations fill up quickly.

Within a couple minutes walk of our front door, you have access to restaurants such as Marigny Brasserie, Belle Forche’, Cafe Negril, Feelings, Santa Fe, Marisol, La Peniche, Mona’s, Wasabi, Adolfo’s, Santa Fe, and bars such as Spotted Cat, Cafe Brasil, d.b.a., Checkpoint Charlie’s, Phoenix–not to mention an over abundance of galleries and antique shops. There’s a Cuban grocery store right across the street. Jackson Square is a mere 20-minute stroll through the adjacent French Quarter.

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Lehrkind Mansion B&B – Montana Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , May 18th, 2018

Lehrkind Mansion

Just an hour’s drive from both Butte and Helena, MT, the Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast offers bed and breakfast hospitality in the middle of Montana. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the B&B allows guests to enjoy the comfortable ambiance of Montana’s Victorian past.

Built in 1897, the Lehrkind Mansion B&B offers one of the state’s finest examples of Queen Anne-style architecture. Gables, overhangs, bays and a large corner tower are among the Mansion’s spectacular features.

Enjoy the comfort of an overstuffed chair and curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea in the family parlor. Or, if you play the piano, feel free to entertain yourself and others. There is a stereoscope as well as parlor games available for your enjoyment.

Your stay at the Lehrkind Mansion includes a complete filling gourmet breakfast. You will awaken to the irrestible aroma of fresh breads and brewed coffee. Downstairs in the dining room, a tempting breakfast is ready – creative egg dishes, fresh seasonal fruits, juices, muffins, and breads. We strive to serve you and entice you with flavors you will enjoy. While the table is formal, the mood is casual. Savor unique tastes and enjoy the company of other guests.

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Alle Guglie B&B – Gay Venice Bed & Breakfast

Author: , July 2nd, 2017

Alle Guglie B&B

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

Alle Guglie B&B is a charming Venetian bed and breakfast located in the Cannaregio district, convenient from the train station (just a five minute walk) or Piazzale Roma. Cannaregio is one of the few districts where you can still feel the “real Venice”, away from the tourist mass areas; you’ll find wide roads and canals, great Italian bars and cafes, and a taste of Venetian day-to-day life.

Alle Guglie is also a great place to use as a base to explore all that Venice offers – in about fifteen minutes on foot you’ll be at Rialto bridge and few more at St. Mark’s Square.

We’re also just a short walk from the ancient Jewish Ghetto, and literally steps from the Cannaregio boat stop on the canal where you can catch a direct boat to the island of Murano (known for the world-famous glass makers), or Burano (famous for the lace production and the different colors houses), and Torcello with its magnificent cathedral.

Alle Guglie is an apartment on the top floor of a sixteenth-century building, off a private courtyard away from the main street. We only offer one guest room, so you’ll have a lot of privacy and the total attention of your host, Antonio.

The very quiet guestroom is large and sunny, has its own private furnished balcony, A/C, radio, collection of books and guides about the city and dedicated bathroom.

Antonio provides full breakfast with fresh bread and croissants, marmalade, orange juice, yogurt, brioches, cereal, and everything else you might need for a great start of the day.

During the good season, you can enjoy breakfast on common the balcony overlooking an ancient courtyard; in the winter, he serves breakfast in the kitchen where you always find a coffee and tea available.

Your stay includes continental breakfast each morning, bedding and towels, and anything else you may need to make your visit perfect and confortable.

Antonio, who has been running the bed and breakfast for about ten years, knows the city inside and out has a degree in Art history and can direct you to great museums, churches, restaurants, activities around the city. He can also point you to the best gay cafes and bars.

Come stay with Antonio at Alle Guglie by yourself or with your partner, and enjoy the real gay Venice.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Le Chateau du Faubourg, Quebec City

Author: , December 5th, 2015

Le Chateau du Faubourg

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

A private French chateau styled in Second Empire Napoleon III architecture. This restored gem offers a non-smoking, air-conditioned environment. We are located in the heart of historical Quebec City and within walking distance to the City’s best restaurants, entertainnement district and business community. This family owned chateau offers you: separate bedrooms, suites with a private bathroom and meeting rooms at very competitive rates. You will also find a Beauty Salon in the chateau.

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Featured Gay Accommodations: Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Bozeman, Montana

Author: , March 1st, 2015

Lehrkind Mansion B&B - Bozeman, MontanaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay owned bed & breakfast in Bozeman, Montana – antique filled 1897 brewmaster’s mansion seven blocks from Main Street. Brewpubs, restaurants, historic theatre, and shopping.

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Our Four Favorite Portland Breakfast Places

Author: , November 17th, 2013

We’ve been to Portland, oregon a couple times this year, and are compiling a few lists for you of our favorite places to eat.

First up, Breakfast. Here are our top four places for the first meal of the day.

Isabel - Portland#1 Isabel (

A small chain in Oregon and California,and has a unique, fun and funky atmosphere complete with three glass garage-style doors that open up during warm weather to let the fresh air in. Isabel is in the shadow of The Elizabeth, one of the newer condo buildings in The Pearl, and sits next to an open courtyard where you’ll find two of the Lovejoy columns which originally held up part of a freeway offramp and were decorated by an engineer in the 40′s – preserved as art here for all of Portland.

Isabel has an eclectic cuisine, from pancakes and french toast to spicy bowls of brown rice, tofu, and veggies. We actually ate here three times this trip, because they’re also very good about offering gluten-free options, and can modify their dishes to meet many other dietary restrictions. We have a friend who came to see us with her wife, and who had a number of restrictions, and she had a wonderful couple of meals at Isabel.

Lovejoy Bakers Portland#2 Lovejoy Bakers (

Just up the street from Jamison Park on 10th. The vanilla custard pastry was good – subtle but flavorful, and the homemade granola with fruit and yogurt was also good, though the greek yogurt was a bit tart for my tastes. Mark loved it.

Pearl Bakery#3 Pearl Bakery (

The Pearl Bakery, on the eastern edge of the Pearl, serves up some simply divine pastries, coupled with the work of an outstanding Barista who fashions cappuccinos to die for. The only reason they’re not higher on the list? Lack of selection – it’s pastries and hot drinks only. But what they do, they do well.

#4 The Original Dinerant (

Located at the Courtyard Portland City Center, this is a good, solid restaurant with some great breakfast food – notably the yogurt, granola and fruit I enjoyed whole we were there. Cute story – we met a lesbian couple there (at the next booth) one morning, who saw our Marriage Equality USA shirts and were so excited because they had just gotten married in Seattle. They were so cute together – we bought them breakfast in congratulations.

Win a Night at An Asheville B&B

Author: , June 20th, 2013

Carolina B&B BreakfastSummer is here and with it lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. One way to take advantage of all that is out there and try some new foods is to purchase a CSA share. (CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. ) Essentially you purchase a share in the crop from a local farm and every week you will receive a box filled with items from that week’s harvest.

Sometimes it can be challenging to know how to use some of these items. Sometimes you may not even know what they are! So here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we have come up with an idea to help all of us share in the learning process and have some fun along the way. Oh My CSA! is a recipe contest based on the products in the CSA basket we receive at our Asheville Bed & Breakfast from Full Sun Farm. Every Wednesday starting in July I will post the contents of our basket online.

You can enter every week or just once in order qualify for the grand prize: A gift certificate for a stay at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. Along the way we will hopefully find some great new foods and dishes to enjoy using the summer harvest.

Contest will run for eleven weeks from July 3-September 11, 2013

Contents of each week’s CSA box will be posted on The Carolina Bed & Breakfast Homepage ( as well as Facebook and Google+ pages on Wednesday afternoons. ( , )

Recipes must use one or more of the posted ingredients in order to qualify

Recipes using that month’s ingredients must be submitted by midnight on the last day of the month.

One entry per CSA box (to a total of 11 entries per contestant).

Recipes will be judged on creativity, use of the CSA ingredient and taste. The use of more unusual and difficult ingredients will be weighted more heavily (i.e. kohlrabi and mustard greens are better than tomatoes and strawberries!)

Photos of the completed recipe are not required but are requested. Winning recipes and photos will be posted on the Carolina Bed & Breakfast Blog (

Monthly winners will receive a copy of “Recipes from a Big Family” by Susan Hinkle Murray and will be considered for the Grand Prize (A Gift Certificate for a One Night Stay at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast)

Monthly winners will be announced on the 15th of the following month and the Grand Prize winner will be announced by the beginningof October.

Entries should be emailed to info@ with the subject line: Oh My CSA!
Please include your contact information.