Maples Inn – Gay Friendly Bar Harbor, Maine Bed & Breakfast

Author: , July 5th, 2019

Maples Inn

The Maples Inn Bed & Breakfast takes you back to the turn-of-the-century in Bar Harbor, Maine – come stay with us for a taste of the simple life, and let go of the real world and all the stress of modern times.

Our Mount Desert Island bed and breakfast was originally built in 1903, as a retreat for well-to-do summer visitors. The inn sits on a quiet, tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood, within easy walking distance of Bar Harbor’s quaint boutique shops, great restaurants, and the nearby ocean.

We’re also just five minutes away from Acadia National Park, where you can find outdoor adventures thw whole year through – watch the sun set from Cadillac Mountain or see the waves crash against Schooner Head.

Acadia National Park also has more than a hundred of hiking trails, including easy walks and more difficult hikes. There are also forty miles of carriage roads, ideal for walking and bike riding.

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Maples Inn – Bar Harbor Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , January 2nd, 2019

Maples Inn

The Maples Inn Bed & Breakfast takes you back to the turn-of-the-century in Bar Harbor, Maine – come stay with us for a taste of the simple life, and let go of the real world and all the stress of modern times.

Our Mount Desert Island bed and breakfast was originally built in 1903, as a retreat for well-to-do summer visitors. The inn sits on a quiet, tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood, within easy walking distance of Bar Harbor’s quaint boutique shops, great restaurants, and the nearby ocean.

We’re also just five minutes away from Acadia National Park, where you can find outdoor adventures thw whole year through – watch the sun set from Cadillac Mountain or see the waves crash against Schooner Head.

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Williams Pond Lodge – Gay Bucksport, Maine B&B

Author: , August 4th, 2017

Williams Pond Lodge

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Welcome to beautiful Bucksport Maine – and our home, Williams Pond Lodge, on beautiful Williams Pond.

We welcome guests to our eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast, and look forward to meeting new friends. Bucksport is in rural Downeast Maine, where you’ll find natural beauty, respect for the interdependece of life, and a strong belief in the worth and dignity of everyone.

We first visited Maine in 2001, and we returned in 2002 to search for a home that we could develop into a Bed and Breakfast. We knew our business would also be our home, so we needed to find a place that we’d want to live and work in, which would also appeal to the kind of travelers we wanted to host.

Maine’s natural beauty and friendly people attracted us to the area, and we were very excited as we planned to share that beauty and friendliness with others.

So now we live in beautiful, rural Bucksport – the perfect place for convenient day-tripping – on a lovely pond with great hiking, canoeing and kayaking all around us. We’ve developed Williams Pond Lodge into a great place for you, our friends – old and new – to share with us on your next visit to Maine!

Our Down East Bed and Breakfast is private but easy to find, just fifteen minutes by car from downtown Bucksport. Leave the pavement and follow our woods road for a little over a half-mile as it winds through the forest, along the pond shore, then ends in our front yard. We’re just a half hour from Bangor and Bangor International Airport.

Bucksport sits on the beautiful Penobscot River, close to historic Fort Knox and the spectacular new Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory. Penobscot Bay stretches out in front of Bucksport, wich sits on the top of the Blue Hill Peninsula – we’re also an easy drive to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Castine, Stonington, Searsport, Belfast and Camden.

Come stay in our home and experience the peaceful relaxation of living in the woods, on the pond and off the grid. This is comfortable wilderness in Downeast Maine… create new vacation memories which will bring you back again and again to visit your friends at Williams Pond Lodge!

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Maples Inn – Bar Harbor, Maine

Author: , May 19th, 2017

Maples Inn

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

The Maples Inn Bed & Breakfast takes you back to the turn-of-the-century in Bar Harbor, Maine – come stay with us for a taste of the simple life, and let go of the real world and all the stress of modern times.

Our Mount Desert Island bed and breakfast was originally built in 1903, as a retreat for well-to-do summer visitors. The inn sits on a quiet, tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood, within easy walking distance of Bar Harbor’s quaint boutique shops, great restaurants, and the nearby ocean.

We’re also just five minutes away from Acadia National Park, where you can find outdoor adventures thw whole year through – watch the sun set from Cadillac Mountain or see the waves crash against Schooner Head.

Acadia National Park also has more than a hundred of hiking trails, including easy walks and more difficult hikes. There are also forty miles of carriage roads, ideal for walking and bike riding.

Between late spring and early fall, there’s also great whale watching, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and many other water sports. If you like to try a little bit of everything, we can help you fill up an entire week with great activities here on the island.

And there are also some fantastic day trip options, including Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Castine, and the Schoodic Peninsula.

Your hosts know Mount Desert Island inside and out, and will be happy to help you find all the great activities Bar Harbor and the surrounding area have to offer.

We serve a large breakfast every morning in our sunny dining room – enjoy culinary treats and meet the other guests staying at Maples Inn B&B. In the afternoon, we provide refreshments on the front porch in the warmer months and before our blazing fireplace in the wintertime.

Escape to Bar Harbor, Maine, and stay with us at Maples Inn Bed & Breakfast on Mount Desert Island.

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Brewster Inn – Gay Friendly B&B in Dexter, Maine

Author: , January 13th, 2017

Brewster Inn

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The Brewster Inn is located in Dexter, Maine which is less than an hour’s drive to the coast or Bangor and the beautiful Moosehead Lake and Mt Katahdin region of Maine. The Inn is perfect for special events, parties and weddings. We also offer the Inn as facility space for corporate meetings and group retreats of all kinds.>p>Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, quiet weekend of relaxation, wedding or retreat location, business facility or vacation filled with outdoor activities, The Brewster Inn of Dexter, Maine welcomes you!

The Brewster Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a former Maine Governer and Government Senators family home. If you ever saw the the 3 x”Golden Globe” and 5 x Oscar award winning film “The Aviator” starrring Leonardo De Caprio as Howard Hughes then you will of seen Alan Alda from MASH playing the Senator that was in charge of the Government task force that tried to bring Howard Hughes down. In that film Alan Alda played Senator and also Governor Owen Brewster and its his home we have so it’s pretty historic.

Our home was shown on TV across the USA on HGTV in June 2008 on “If Walls Could Talk” and has been replayed numerous times since then.

Presidents Truman and Taft, 7 Senators that we’re aware of and Louis B Mayer founder of MGM Films have all been and stayed here. The house was remodeled in 1934 by Maine and quite possibly New Englands most famous architect John Calvin Stevens.

Our 9 guest rooms range from expansive to cozy, and each offers a distinct personality. Some feature King size beds, fireplaces, original wood panelling, window seats and original tile bathrooms. Others offer a view of the gardens or a whirlpool bath for two. One handicapped accessible guestroom is also available. All guest rooms have their own bathrooms, cable HD & 26 or 32″ LCDTV, AC in season and their own independent heating controls, wi-fi, IPod/IPhone docking stations, luxury bathrobes and towels as well as in-room DVD players with movies all available for you to enjoy. We also encourage you to take advantage of our large living room, expansive gardens, screen porch and patio for relaxation, reading, conversation or just watching the world go by. The dining room is a great space for writing or playing board games.

The Brewster Inn welcomes children of all ages.

Explore the area and all of its quaint charm while staying with us. Walk to shops in Dexter where you will find a variety of shopping, antiques and Maine made items. Take a drive or bicycle ride around the area and experience an abundance of scenic views from lake Wassookeag, charming farms and beautiful countryside.

Visit one our many local farms and orchards for apple and pumpkin picking. Don’t forget to take home our delicious Maine pure maple syrup.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Old Granite Inn, Rockland, Maine

Author: , March 18th, 2016

Old Granite Inn

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The Old Granite Inn Bed & Breakfast, located in the national historic district of Rockland, Maine, is a Federal Colonial built of gray granite quarried nearby in St. George. Local craftsmen fashioned the beautiful structure that still stands today. In the early 1900s, the building was purchased by the ELKS for their clubhouse.

In 1984 John and Stephanie Clapp bought the building and through renovation and restoration created the lovely, comfortable Old Granite Inn. In 1997, Ragan and John Cary of St. George, an educator and an engineer respectively, purchased the Inn as their gracious home, continuing the tradition of a fine Bed & Breakfast.

Rockland is a wonderful place which we call the, “Gateway to the Penobscot”. Ferry boats depart daily for North Haven and Vinalhaven Islands, which are part of the Fox Islands. There is fresh water swimming on Lake Chickawaukie about two miles from the Inn. Rockland is minutes from the Knox County Airport which has daily commercial air service from Boston, Massachusetts.

Explore the city: Rockland is becoming a name in art circles with the opening of the Wyeth center, at the renowned Farnsworth Art Museum. There are interesting and diverse galleries and intriguing shops:

  • Farnsworth Art Museum
  • The New Wyeth Center: opened on June 21, 1998. American art. Its distinguished collection of over 5000 works spans three centuries.
  • Maine Watercraft Museum: 100 boats built prior to 1960. Classes on boat building and rentals.
  • Olson House: A “significant place” for those interested in the art of Andrew Wyeth. See
  • “Cristina’s World”, 1948, painted by Andrew Wyeth.
  • The Owls Head Transportation Museum: One of the worlds finest collections of pioneer automobiles, aircraft, engines, motorcycles, bicycles and carriages.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum: The Penobscot Marine Museum is a seafaring village of nine historic buildings with special exhibitions and an excellent collection of marine paintings.
  • Shore Village Museum: The largest collection of lighthouse and Coast Guard artifacts on display in the country.
  • Out in the country find beaches, parks, lighthouses and mountains to climb. The Rockland area contains the only Knox County mainland lighthouses accessible by car and foot. These are:
  • Rockland Breakwater Light-1888/1902: 18′ square tower atop fog signal house at end of granite pier. Access from Samoset Road.
  • Owls Head Lights-1825: 20′ white (brick) conical tower built on the peak of the headland and standing 87′ above sea level. From Route 73, take North Shore Drive to Owls Head Village. Follow signs.
  • Marshall Point Light-1832/1858: 25′ white (granite) tower with attached foot-bridge. Access from Marshall Point Road, off Route 131, Port Clyde.
  • Go to sea: Rockland harbor is home port to windjammers and other tour boats offering luncheon cruises, day trips and extended sails. Take the ferry, across from the inn, to the islands of Vinalhaven or North Haven.

When evening comes, sample the many excellent restaurants or a picnic of fresh boiled lobster and clams on a wharf as the sun sets over the darkening water…

Then come home to the Old Granite Inn and sleep soundly.

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Featured Property: Galen C. Moses House – Bath, Maine

Author: , October 14th, 2010

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Galen C. Moses House - Bath, MaineBuilt in 1874 for Galen Clapp Moses, the house became an instant celebrity in Bath when Jim and Larry purchased it in 1994 to create a bed & breakfast. Departing from traditional local house colors, this Italianate structure was draped in the most vivid colors of plum, pink and teal, thus its nickname, “The Pink House”.

There are surprises throughout the house, from the elegant gardens and rooms filled with tasteful antiques to the full theatre located on the third floor and once used to entertain officers from the nearby Naval Air Station during World War II. The house contains a number of spirits, other than the sherry served at 5:00pm. Our ghosts, assuredly friendly, are likely to make their presence felt on a frequent basis. Early evening finds guests relaxing on the porches which surround the house or taking a leisurely stroll along the waterfront.

A full breakfast is served each morning and varies according to the cook’s mood. While juices, coffee and muffins are available for early risers and late sleepers, the full breakfast between 8:00am and 9:00am adds fresh fruit and such things as blueberry pancakes, mushroom quiche or sour cream and chive omelets.

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