Welcome to Man Place, a unique bed and breakfast situated in the mountains of the Potomac Highlands in the Eastern Panhandle of Wet Virginia. Man Place sits on 65 private acres and clothing is optional both indoors and out. Located nearby over a million acres of national forest lands, numerous state parks and forests, thousands of hiking trails, and so many more recreational options, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to do first. And of course if you just want to get away and relax, Man Place is the perfect getaway to enjoy the peace and serenity you’ll find only in the mountains.
I have a thing for nudist resorts. I like to visit them. I like to write about them. And I know it’s going to shock you, but I’m neither a hippy or a sex addict.
Naturism can be elegant, provocative and yes, a powerful aphrodisiac. But if you’re like most people and have “thigh hopes” scaring you away, the naked truth is freeing. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and looking good naked is easier when you see we all have not-so-perfect bodies.
Hawaii Lalala Gay Guest House – Voted ‘Best Value’ Gay Tropical Vacation rental.
Exotic Hawaii. Warm temperatures with tropical breezes keep Hawaii a 75 degree F, 24 degree C year around cool vacation paradise.
Private rooms with private or shared bath are available at Hawaii Lalala main guest house. All rooms have ceiling fans , 100% cotton luxury linens, towels and beach towels. In the common areas vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans keep the spacious living / dining room cool. Comfortable couches in the living room and den are perfect for lounging and meeting other guests. Hawaii Lalala Guest house has a fully stocked kitchen, coffee maker, vitamix blender, full size refrigerator with ice maker, and dishwasher. Prepare meals or snacks any time from your farmer’s market discoveries and from organic mango, avocado, passion fruit, papaya, jack fruit, macadamia nut, oranges, lemons on property. Enjoy clothing optional sunbathing on chaise lounges on our private sundeck. A BBQ grill, herb garden, and outdoor dining table create the perfect spot for dining or having a cocktail in sunshine, moonlight and starlight. Experience the bliss of warm water outdoor showers nestled in lush landscape with orchids and tropical plants.
Amenities include high speed internet, wifi, county water, electric, solar, cell service, and free off street parking.
If you prefer a more unique experience explore our ‘gay resort’ style oceanfront Bali hut. An imported bamboo hut with queen size bed, hot and cold water sink, cafe table and closet. On the ocean side the clear roof covered deck area with chaise lounges and outdoor table create awesome ocean view and wave sounds outdoor experience. Even the warm water outdoor shower, indoor bathroom sink and eco friendly composting toilet have delightful ocean views.
Our home and rooftop terrace give stunning views over the medieval hilltop town of Shaftesbury and miles beyond.
Walled Garden is situated at the junction of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are located within the citadel area of Shaftesbury with its Arts Centre, museums, High Street leisure shopping and restaurants. Remember the famous Hovis advert made here on Gold Hill?
Walled Garden has delightful places to sit in sun and shade where you can relax and let the world go by or just watch the koi in the pond from the garden room. Go naturist on the rooftop in privacy for an all-over tan.
Highlands Resort offers a relaxing and peaceful gay and lesbian (straight-friendly) retreat – a jewel under the redwoods! Situated in the Russian River Wine Country just a short walk to the town of Guerneville, and just an hour and a half from San Francisco and the Bay Area, the Highlands offers private cabins, many with fireplaces, nestled in amongst the flowers and trees.
Relax in our secluded spa, take a swim, or enjoy a massage. You’ll be glad you pampered yourself here at our resort!
A Little History – The Highlands has been around since the early 1920’s, the current cabins date from the early 1940’s and are rustic (no phones, TV or radios). They are comfortably furnished and offer a glimpse back in time.
‘It’s a relaxed, welcoming, free environment. It makes people comfortable to be who they are. If that’s someone comfortable with their clothes on, great, or with their clothes off, also great. It’s about being in a safe, queer space.’
Jon Jackson and his husband Sandy Miller thought twice before buying Palm Springs’ gay, clothing-optional resort INNdulge in 2010. But little did they know what an amazing experience running the 31-room hotel would be.
Think midnight pool parties, making new friends from around the world, and spending their days in one of the US’s most amazing cities. Palm Springs is of course known for its huge LGBTI population, super cool art deco stylings and 300 days of sunshine a year.
‘We had this bad taste in our mouths,’ says Sandy, over Skype from the South California town now he calls home (both Jon and Sandy are originally from North Carolina). ‘We’d previously moved to San Francisco to save this restaurant we’d invested in. We ended up there for 18 months. It was miserable. Running a restaurant is a horrible business! When we came to purchase the hotel, there was this nagging doubt.’
Photos: Franz Rodriguez via INNdulge Palm Springs
No Tan Lines offers two luxury condos, Mar y Sol, in a beautiful adults only, clothing optional complex. You will find them nestled in a lush, tropical setting in magical Tulum.
A spectacular pool, with meandering rivers and swim up bar, is the centerpiece of the property. Adjacent to the pool is a large hot tub which is a great gathering place to socialize with other guests. The complex is walled to offer guests privacy and security. The complex offers 24/7 security. The entire complex is clothing optional, so guests can feel free to be nude or clothed as they wish.
The spacious condos feature a four person Jacuzzi on a private balcony in the treetops. You will find gleaming marble floors, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances as well as custom made furnishings. Large wall to wall patio doors open out to the balcony.
A full kitchen, featuring a full size refrigerator with ice machine and cold water dispenser, full size oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, as well as dishware, cooking utensils, flatware, and glassware, and everything you need to prepare the perfect meal, or perfect cocktail.
The bedroom features a king bed, desk, and enjoy suite bathroom and shower with rain shower head. Just outside the bedroom is the romantic balcony with Jacuzzi.
The living room and dining room feature sofa, chair, dining table and chairs for up to four guests, satellite TV with Apple TV, bluetooth speaker and soundbar.
A patio door takes guests to the balcony with table and chairs, perfect for enjoying coffee or a glass of wine.
We have equipped the condos with everything our guests may need during their stay. For a day enjoying Tulum Beach, there are beach chairs, beach bags, cooler, umbrella, and plush beach towels. Bath towels are plentiful, and all linens are provided.
Downtown Tulum, with its funky shops, restaurants, and bars are within walking distance. We are close to the world famous Tulum beaches, cenotes, Mayan Ruins, and all the wonderful sites of the Riviera Maya.
If you’re looking for some travel inspiration for your next vacation, then LGBTI travel specialist Jean-Pierre Leclerc suggests that the southwest of France should be top of your wish-list.
We spoke with Leclerc, a veteran of the travel industry since 1994, to find out what makes Bordeaux and the beaches of the Aquitaine coast a must-visit destination in France.
What makes the southwest of France a good destination for LGBTI travellers?
No other French region offers such a great lifestyle. Not only are there plenty of monuments, museums, history, and regional traditions, where else can you find the unique combination of beaches, mountains, forests, and rural life? Plus there’s our gastronomy – foie gras, truffle, traditional pastries, and a vast assortment of cheese and wines.
If you’re looking for an active vacation, this is a great region for surfing, kite surfing, biking, cycling, and boating.
It’s also a region that enthusiastically welcomes LGBTI travellers. Plus it’s one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations for naturists.
Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:
Santiago Resort is a luxury boutique hotel in Palm Springs where men come to hit pause, be spoiled, and rediscover the bliss of completely giving in to the moment.
Santiago offers free breakfast, poolside lunch, and all-day refreshments in the cantina. The wealth of amenities includes the largest pool of any gay resort in Palm Springs, clean spacious remodeled rooms with either poolside or mountain views.
Santiago is conveniently located 1.5 miles from Downtown Palm Springs.
Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Arizona Sunburst Inn Bed and Breakfast offers a private desert oasis in the middle of Phoenix – it’s like you’re ot in the countryside. Our Phoenix B&B features a welcoming, heated pool in a tropical setting – surrounded by magnificent palm trees. The grounds have wide, shady patios cooled by a mist system, and there’s also a hot tub where you can let the cares of the day evaporate away. For the adventurous and outdoor lovers, there’s some great mountain hiking just a couple blocks away. Each of our guestrooms is individually decorated, and includes beautifully remodelled bathrooms. Arizona Sunburst Inn Bed & Breakfast is in one of Phoenix’s best neighborhoods, and is a great place to stay.
- Five guest rooms include four queen beds and one double
- An expanded continental breakfast served daily
- Enjoy clothing-optional sunbathing.
- Fax and computer avail – perfect for business travelers
- Come stay with us on your next visit to Phoenix and Central Arizona!