2 Cranes Inn Zion – Rockville, Utah

2 Cranes Inn Zion - Rockville, Utah

A WHIMSICAL ECO-CONSCIOUS INN

2 Cranes Inn Zion – Zion took flight as the desert heart and vision of two San Francisco Bay Area natives, Lisa and Lizette, who both moved to Zion Canyon in 2015.

Between them, they brought a broad range of professional, academic, and life experiences to the venue. These include tech development and design, fine arts, music, parenthood, meditation instruction/Buddhist chaplaincy, environmental and sustainability education, mindful running, and professional Integral Coaching.

Within a year, the inn unfolded as the contemplative, creative, eco-conscious home-like sanctuary we would want to land in during our own travels.

We offer four cozy, distinctive, themed bedrooms, each with attached full private bathrooms, keyed entry, cliff and garden views, and a communal kitchen waiting downstairs for you to brew fresh ground coffee or tea, or prepare your favorite breakfast, all on your own schedule. We are located in the pastural oasis town of Rockville – quaint but quietly artsy, and just a 5-minute drive from the more bustling gateway town of Springdale at Zion National Park’s South Gate.

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Eco-Friendly Costa Rica is Gay Friendly Too

eco-friendly costa rica - advocate

If there’s one thing Costa Ricans value above all else, it’s community. Pura vida is more than a friendly motto written on hats or T-shirts for tourists to buy at souvenir shops. Directly translated as “pure life,” it is closer to American ideas of the “simple life.” And in Costa Rica, the concept is part of their heritage and runs deep in the soil. The phrase is a reminder to not sweat the small stuff and instead focus on things that matter: friends, family, and most importantly, love.

In a country that’s home to five million people and nearly a thousand species of birds—including two of my favorites, the keelbilled toucan and the scarlet macaw — pura vida permeates through every experience you have. Whether you’re staying at a fancy resort or hiking on a crowded trail, you’ll find pura vida is a shared human language that transcends differences and unites those who embrace it.

For many LGBTQ people living in Costa Rica, social norms have noticeably shifted in recent years, thanks to wider visibility in smaller communities. While the country is widely known for its environmental efforts (embracing eco-tourism early) and lack of an army (the nation instead chooses to invest its money in agriculture) and Catholic traditions, citizens are still hungry for social progress.

By David Artavia – Full Story at the Advocate

Costa Rica Gay Travel Resources

 

Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Playa Tamarindo Hotel

Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel Tamarindo Costa Rica Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel (Adults Only 18+) began construction four years ago and opened its doors three years ago in the center of Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica. This very private and discreet boutique hotel was designed as a spacious modern oasis surrounded by tall green walls, secured key pad entry points and security cameras and personnel to provide comfort, beauty and security. The modern contemporary architecture combined with old world hospitality create an ambiance of serenity and comfort. The owners have travelled and lived in many magical destinations and decided to create a modern contemporary destination that would be built using the very finest environmentally friendly building materials and implement green sustainability practices in the daily operations of hotel. The property features the only UV non-chlorinated pool in the area, spacious second level restaurant and exercise area, complimentary vegetarian breakfast options, complimentary concierge service, pool floats, surf boards, beach cruiser bikes, mountain bikes, snorkel gear, coolers & beach chairs. This boutique property is an excellent choice for adult couples, friends or groups seeking the comfort and personalization found at a B&B and the space and amenities of a contemporary modern boutique hotel. Our guest will usually describe their experience with us as a charming, zen vacation in a private oasis in the center of our very active beach town.

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