Towne Motel – Camden Lesbian Owned Motel

Author: , February 22nd, 2018

Towne Motel

The Towne Motel is a small(ish) motel with a B&B feel, just two blocks and a five minute walk from downtown Camden. We’re the closest motel to the harbor, shops, and restaurants, and have the best rates in Camden. We’re known for our super clean rooms, affordable rates, friendly vibe, home-baked continental breakfasts, and perfect location. And the big blue sign that makes us super easy to find!

We have 17 immaculate rooms of various sizes and types, some of them newly remodeled, and one pet friendly studio with kitchenette. Rooms come with fridges and Keurig coffeemakers, free wifi, outdoor seating, PAYA bath products, and individually controllable heat / A/C. Open year round – except when we need a vacation!

The history of the Towne Motel property goes back to the mid 19th century, when part of our “owners’ quarters” was a saddlery, on a large plot of land owned by the Taber family. What is now a row of cars in our lot was possibly a row of horses then! About a hundred years later, in 1955, the motel was built, just 8 small rooms on one floor catering to the first wave of car vacationers, for whom “motor hotels” were built all around the country. We’re proud of Towne Motel’s part in 1950s Americana and American motel history!

The original “Town Motel” sign advertised TV, heat, – and hot water! In the 80’s it was replaced by the blue sign we still have today, and a second story was built. Each set of owners has left their marks on the property, but everyone stayed true to Towne Motel’s core commitments: super clean rooms, retro (= affordable!) rates, and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Had a psychic predicted our current lives ten years ago, we would’ve called her insane. Or us. What possessed us to become innkeepers? Long story, but the short of it is that we had to escape our academic lives before they became life sentences. We wanted a change that didn’t involve job applications, additional degrees, long commutes, or starvation. Inspired by Maine vacations, talks with innkeepers, an aspiring innkeepers seminar with The B&BTeam, and the memory of Siobhan’s mother’s inn here in Camden (whose current owner is now a good friend), we embarked on a journey to find the perfect inn (conveniently, this journey involved a lot of trips – most of them to Maine!). Several failed attempts into it (we almost gave up for that year), we found – and snagged – the Towne Motel, a few days after it came up for sale!

And so, in September 2013, not long after friends and colleagues had started their academic year we packed our 10,000 bags and three protesting cats (our fourth adopted us later) and drove up from New Jersey to begin this next big chapter: learning to be innkeepers. It didn’t require a degree, but it’s definitely been an education: challenging, insane, fun, challenging, and enlightening! Just “the way life should be,” as the Maine slogan goes…

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Les deux Marie – Biessenhofen, Germany

Author: , March 10th, 2017

Les deux Marie

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Charming 1750 Bavarian farmhouse at heart of the ” Allgaeu ” region. Near the King Ludwig II castles and the beauty of the Alps. Renovated with care and in harmonie with the nature and its history, you will be delighted by the simplicity and comfort it is offering. For an active vacation or a cultural one to a relaxing journey in the healthy Bavarian Alpine area – you are at the right place! We have good ” tips ” to share with you about what to do and where to go! We are looking forward to welcome you.

  • Wireless access
  • Not suited for pets
  • Non smoking
  • Private terrace and entrance
  • 2 bedrooms / 3 beds
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine access
  • Parking
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • 4 persons max

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Villa del Golfo, Sicily, Italy

Author: , January 11th, 2017

Villa del Golfo

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Enjoy a perfect vacation at Villa del Golfo!

Ciao and welcome to Castellammare in our two story villa set on 3000 sq mt of private secluded property located on the Western Coast of Sicily.

This charming place can accommodate up to 14 people, having 7 air conditioned bedrooms with either sea or mountain view. Terraces and balconies give the guests the opportunity to enjoy and savor the breathtaking view or the Mediterranean Sea. 4 bathrooms, 2 outside showers, a well equipped barbeque area, gives the perfect setting for family get together or for special gatherings and celebration. Gated area offers secure and plenty of parking for cars, vans or motorcycles.

The villa is only 23 miles from either Palermo (Pmo) or Trapani (Birgi) Airports and within a short ride (30/50 minutes) from archeological sites as Segesta, Selinunte, Motzia, as well as Erice, San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani, Palermo , Monreale, Cefalu’ and many other interesting places. The villa is at a walking distance of the town beach, restaurants, supermarkets, bars, coffee shops.

The town itself offers many convenient activities as bike or motorcycles rentals, boat with or without skipper, diving, snorkeling. Guests can choose to swim in the close sandy beach (spiaggia plaja) or pebbles (Guidaloca) or rocky (Scopello). Hiking in the Natural Reserve of Lo Zingaro is an unique experience and no one should miss it as well as exploring Mt. Inici!

Orientation tour, special requests as visits to a cheese making farm, local wineries, hearthy home made meals, guided sightseeing tours, shopping and visits to the local markets, are all added features that you host will gladly arrange for you. Not to mention special treats as pick your own delicious mouthwatering figs in the villa’s garden or take a short ride to the owners farm to pick your own grapes!

Come to Villa del Golfo to experience a vacation full of emotions.

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South Fork BnB – Southport, Queensland, Australia

Author: , July 27th, 2016

South Fork BnB

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South Fork is a lesbian owned and operated boutique bed and breakfast in Southport, the CBD of the beautiful Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia, offering a spacious air conditioned suite in a restored “Queenslander” cottage set in lush garden surrounds. Owned and operated by happy, friendly, local businesswoman – host Jenny has great local knowledge, is passionate about hospitality and tourism and loves helping guests experience the best the Gold Coast has to offer. Jenny opened South Fork to guests following the death of her long term partner Deborah (DL) from cancer in 2015. It had been a shared dream to run their own BnB. DL hailed from Key West, Florida, and the BnB is Jenny’s tribute to her and her Southern origins.

The suite comprises two rooms, plus own private bathroom. A large dining room where breakfast is served daily is entered directly from the suite. Walk from the dining room onto the deck overlooking the garden for breakfast. Comfortable outdoor furniture allow guests to experience and enjoy the casual sunny Queensland lifestyle.

Accommodating up to three people, the main bedroom is a Queen Size bed, with built in wardrobe and drawers including a hotel safe. The second room has a comfortable single bed divan, own fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, plasma TV and DVD, and comfortable armchair. There is a large desk and office equipment to suit business travellers. Luxury bathroom amenities include Crabtree and Evelyn shower gel and Moroccan Oil Shampoo/Conditioner.

Daily continental breakfast is a delight and all dietary requirements are accommodated. Home baked muffins feature frequently and organic red papaya from the garden is served when in season. Local honey and gourmet muesli, freshly brewed tea, French press ground coffee, artisan breads, homemade quality jams and real butter are a minimum standard at South Fork.

Bicycles are included – it is a short cycle to the beach and wonderful cycle tracks along the waterfront for miles. Large beach towels are provided for excursions to the iconic Gold Coast Beaches. Five minutes to the heart of Southport shopping centre and hub for all main public transport, including. There is a bus stop literally around the corner from cottage. 45 minutes bus shuttle to GC airport, off street car parking available for guest car. Southport offers easy access to the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks, major Hospital and medical precinct, Griffith University, TAFE College, Schools, Surfers Paradise, Chinatown and the Arts Centre. Regional attractions include Mount Tamborine, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Tweed Valley featuring the renowned Tweed Valley Art Gallery .

A relaxing destination, South Fork offers peace and tranquillity as your home base while being close to all the action the Gold Coast Glitter Strip and surrounding areas have to offer. A perfect location in the centre of paradise, a sincere and warm welcome awaits LGBTI visitors to South Fork BnB.

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Ballycommane House: Gay B&B in Durrus, Ireland

Author: , February 25th, 2016

Ballycommane House

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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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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Inn on Poplar Hill, Orange, Virginia

Author: , August 31st, 2015

Inn on Poplar Hill

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On-site Central Virginia Bed and Breakfast Owners Marty and Victoria have been welcoming guests for over twelve years. The 1890’s home built by Thomas Jefferson’s Great Granddaughter is located in the historic town of Orange, VA. It is just a two block walk to Main Street for dinner or antique shopping. Our six guests rooms are decorated with comfort in mind. All rooms have King or Queen beds with clean comfortable linens, and private baths. WiFi is available throughout the house.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Staveleigh House Bed & Breakfast, Sheffield, Massachusetts

Author: , June 21st, 2015

Staveleigh House Bed & Breakfast

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Rated the number one B&B in Sheffield by Tripadvisor, Staveleigh House Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located on Route 7 in historic Sheffield, Massachusetts. It is the perfect place from which to explore the rich history, natural beauty, and cultural venues of the Berkshire region.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: The Moreland, Brighton, England

Author: , June 15th, 2015

The Moreland - Brighton

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Come join us at The Moreland, a wonderfully contemporary Brighton bed and breakfast, where a warm welcome is assured. Our bed and breakfast in Brighton is in a residential side street, just off the main High Street, which means you are moments from the heart of the City, where we strive to offer you the best accommodation in the city.

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