Mansion Farm Inn – Milton, Delaware Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , July 18th, 2018

Mansion Farm Inn - Milton, Delaware Gay Bed & Breakfast

Our Gay Friendly, Gay Owned Bed and Breakfast, Mansion Farm Inn in Milton, DE, “Your Coastal Countryside Escape” just 5 miles to Broadkill Beach and lies just a few miles north of the Delaware’s eastern shore beaches. Eight Miles to Lewes and 12 miles to Rehoboth Beach and boardwalk

For many many years Rehoboth Beach is known for gay acceptance and has several gay owned bars, businesses and fabulous restaurants, even gay beaches.

Mansion Farm was put on the Historic Registry in 2013 and was built in 1810. We have fully renovated the entire house and property to make it very welcoming and comfortable for all of our guests. We have three rooms in the main house and a one bedroom apartment in the renovated barn.

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Clermont Bluffs Bed and Breakfast – Natchez, Mississippi Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Author: , June 15th, 2018

Clermont Bluffs Bed and Breakfast - Natchez, Mississippi Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to Clermont Bluffs Bed and Breakfast (ca. 1906), where you can enjoy secluded views of the Mighty Mississippi while being near the center of historic Natchez. Our city abounds in charm; and it is our pleasure to tailor a stay for you that allows a full experience our rich culture and varied offerings.

Our location, our grounds, and our accommodations combine for unique guest experience. While conveniently located just over one mile from Main Street, our nearly two acres of feels more like a secluded estate. Relax on our wide, wrap-around front porch or soak in the view on our tranquil viewing deck. Or it is just a short hop to the restaurants and shops of historic downtown.

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Whidwood On Whidbey Island – Whidbey Island Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , April 4th, 2018

Whidwood On Whidbey Island - Whidbey Island Gay Bed & Breakfast

Come visit us at Whidwood on Whidbey Island, a log house hideaway near historic Coupeville on the Puget Sound’s beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington. Explore island shops, art galleries, beautiful parks, gardens and beaches, or spend the afternoon at the inn in our hot tub, reading a book in our library, or relaxing in our sunroom. Everyone is welcome here.

Central Whidbey Island is in the “Olympic Rainshadow”, behind the Olympic Mountains where we only get about half as much rain as Seattle. Whidwood is a great base for outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, whale watching, kayaking, beach combing, horseback riding, birdwatching, and much more.

Whidbey Island is also a great place for people who enjoy gardens, with more than a dozen nurseries on the island, many with beautiful display gardens, including the renowned Meerkerk Rhododendron Garden.

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Engadine Inn And Cabins At Honey Hill – Asheville Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , April 2nd, 2018

Engadine Inn And Cabins At Honey Hill - Asheville Gay Bed & Breakfast

Thinking about a vacation or holiday escape to Asheville and the surrounding mountains of Western North Carolina? Consider staying with us at Engadine Inn And Cabins At Honey Hill for your special visit to one of the Southeast’s most popular LGBT tourism destinations!

Unique among the community of Bed and Breakfast properties in and around Asheville, NC, Engadine Inn And Cabins offers two styles of lodging accommodations. In the Inn, we offer five guest rooms with private baths in a traditional bed and breakfast format where room stays are complemented with daily breakfast service. These rooms feature the old world charm of a Queen Ann styled Victorian mansion where period furnishings, rich linens, claw footed tubs and luxurious bath products provide guests with a sumptuous setting for romance or relaxation.

Elsewhere on the twelve-acre property, we offer guests a more private, mountain getaway in six fully furnished cabins. One and two bedroom cabins are available and each comes with its own completely outfitted full-sized kitchen in which guests are free to prepare their own meals.

All of our accommodations feature fireplaces (operated seasonally) and dramatic views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Topside Inn – Gay Boothbay Harbor Bed & Breakfast

Author: , March 30th, 2018

Topside Inn - Gay Boothbay Harbor Bed & Breakfast

With a picture-perfect location at the highest point in Boothbay Harbor, this 19th-century sea captain’s home has panoramic harbor views, seaside perennial gardens and quiet places to relax while being just steps from all that the charming town of Boothbay Harbor has to offer. The main house and our two classic summer guesthouses offer stylish, comfortable accommodations and indoor and outdoor common spaces to enjoy the view, a glass of wine or gather with other guests.

Water views greet you in every direction – sunrise and the famous footbridge across Boothbay’s inner harbor to the east, the lighthouses and islands and out to sea to the south, and the western sunset. Our front lawn provides a grandstand seat to observe harbor activity throughout the day and the lights of the sky at night.

Start your day with a delicious full breakfast prepared to order. We offer a different main dish each day, often featuring produce from our vegetable and herb gardens or offerings from the local farmers market. Lobster, locally harvested mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and fresh cheeses are just a few of the regions freshest ingredients that have been enjoyed by our guests. Guests can help themselves to great local coffee or tea, fresh fruit, tasty homemade granola, yogurt, baked goods, cereals, juices and more. We are happy to accommodate special requests including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

The Boothbay Region offers much more than one might expect – we can easily fill a 3, 4 or even week long stay with plenty of activities. Boothbay Harbor is a classic Maine seacoast village and our guests enjoy the convenience of a one-minute walk to restaurants, shops, and art galleries.

There are so many ways to enjoy the water as well. Boat excursions leave from the in-town piers, whale watching, puffin and seal sightseeing, lighthouse tours, schooner sails, fishing, kayaking and more. On land, the spectacular beauty of the peninsula awaits on the Land Trust hiking trails, at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, or jon winding roads to spectacular lookout points such as Pemaquid Lighthouse and Ocean Point. Breweries, wineries and farmers markets are all within an easy country drive for our foodie guests. We’ll help you find it all!

Come to the Topside Inn, and see why everyone says: WOW, WHAT A VIEW!

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Oscar Wilde Tours – New York Gay Tour Operator

Author: , March 17th, 2018

Oscar Wilde Tours

Luxury guided tours focused on gay history. Exclusive experiences, including visits to places normally closed to the public and lectures by prominent gay authors and performers. Our 2014 tour follows Oscar Wilde’s life from Dublin to Paris. Gay Italy in 2015, Greece in 2016.

Oscar Wilde’s London and Paris 2018 – England, London: The Chesterfield Mayfair, 35 Charles St.

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This 9 day tour includes 4 nights in each city. See London and Paris a whole new way: these are not only Europe’s two great metropolises, they are also its two great *gay* metropolises. From Shakespeare to Stephen Fry, King Henri III to Yves St.-Laurent, gay people have had a huge role in both cities’ histories and cultures.
Let gay historian Dr. Andrew Lear and his staff of gay guides show you both cities from the gay perspective. We will have walking tours of neighborhoods with key roles in gay history, such as Bloomsbury and the Marais; gay tours of monuments and museums, such as the National Portrait Gallery and the Louvre; and excursions to places with fascinating gay histories, such as the Castle of Chenonceau and Bletchley Park, where gay hero Alan Turing broke the Nazi’s secret codes, helping to save the Western World.

A trip which combines fun, learning, and pride. Top-level 4 star hotels, excellent (often historic) restaurants: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 tea, 1 dinner.

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Aldrich Guest House – Galena Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , March 17th, 2018

Aldrich Guest House - Galena Gay Bed & Breakfast

At Galena’s Aldrich Guest House, we provide you with with luxurious surroundings coupled with professional and intuitive, yet unobtrusive, service. We have renewed the interior and decor to provide relevance in the 21st century yet maintain the inspiration of the origins of the house from 1845 by highlighting the architectural beauty and craftsmanship that put this house on the National Register of Historic Places – no doilies here!

We invite you to take advantage of all that this Galena mansion has to offer and make yourself at home. You are encouraged to walk through the nearly half acre of lawn and gardens, relax on the screened in porch, play games or enjoy wine and listen to music of your choosing in the parlor, or let us schedule a massage for you in the library.

Or maybe you would like to explore Galena and visit the historic sites, shop along Main Street, or see the wineries, distillery, or brewery. For those who enjoy the outdoors, kayak or canoe down the Galena River, walk or bike along the riverfront trail, cross country or downhill ski, or explore any of the nearby national and state parks. All of this is just a five minute walk from Aldrich Guest House and is waiting for you!

Whether it’s a getaway from the stress of the city, a romantic couple’s vacation, a friends or family reunion, a sightseeing adventure, or anything in between, Aldrich Guest House is your premier boutique bed and breakfast in Galena. We’re looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast – Finger Lakes Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , March 14th, 2018

Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast - Trumansburg Gay Bed & Breakfast

Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast seeks to create the perfect combination of staying at a luxury inn and at your best friend’s home. Truly located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, this fully restored Colonial Revival home was built in 1921 and is privately sited on four acres of land.

Over the last nine years, we have painstakingly restored every inch of Juniper Hill, from the luxury guest rooms and baths to the formal gardens with cast iron fountain. We have tried to bring back all the original charm of the mansion, while also adding all the modern amenities expected from a five star luxury hotel.

There is a three course gourmet breakfast served every morning with early coffee available right outside your door at 8 am. You’ll always find a homemade sweet to indulge in, from brownies, biscotti, or chocolate chip cookies to homemade hand-dipped chocolates.

Personal refrigerators are in every room, along with 32″ flat screen televisions and DVD players, gas or electric fireplaces to take away that winter chill, iPod alarm clocks and sound machines, and free WiFi. Luxury pillow top mattresses are dressed with seven layer bedding and 300 plus thread count sheets.

You will find over 100 American Impressionist paintings throughout the bed and breakfast. This beautiful collection can make a rainy day come to life.

One of our favorite rooms is the library and game room, where you can pick a DVD from a vast selection to enjoy in your room or play one of the many available games and puzzles, from scrabble to backgammon or cribbage. Relax with a game and a glass of wine you picked up on your day’s excursion on the wine trail.

Juniper Hill has easy access to year round activities. Many treats are in the village of Trumansburg, just a short stroll away. From five star dining at Hazelnut Kitchen, as well as other fantastic restaurants, pizza shoppes, Gimme Coffee, Life So Sweet Chocolate Shoppe, and other wonderful eclectic boutiques, and book stores, and more. You can even walk to one of the best 18 hole golf courses in the Finger Lakes.

Once you get into your car, we are 10 minutes to Cayuga Lake and the Cayuga Wine Trail, about 12 minutes to Seneca Lake and the Seneca Lake Wine trail.

Ten miles gets you to Ithaca, home of Cornell University, and Ithaca College and Ithaca Commons, famous for too many wonderful restaurants and shops to even start to mention. Minutes away are award-winning hiking, waterfalls and gorges, swimming, museums, and antiquing. So much to mention, we have a very full activities page on our website.

I tell our guests, you can do as little or as much as you like here in the Finger Lakes. Whether you’re here for the wines, the outdoors, or visiting loved ones, we promise that you will feel right at home at Juniper Hill.

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Gay Couples Owning Accommodations – Traveling in Our Fabulous Gay World

Author: , March 10th, 2018

For a lot of Gay couples, owning an accommodation is a perfect business for them. Some prefer a Bed and Breakfast, some prefer a resort while others prefer a hotel or motel. We have stayed in dozens of them and we have never seen one problem with a Gay couple owning them. They seem to all work well together with each having and knowing their own duties. It is a great way of meeting people without traveling themselves however more do take off and travel themselves. Actually we know a lot of str8 people who prefer staying in a Gay owned accommodations because they are cleaner, have better breakfasts and decorated better and they KNOW that they will have a great time.

Some of our favorite accommodations that are owned by Gay couples are:

Farolito Bed and Breakfast InnIn Santa Fe, the finest B & B is the FAROLITO BED AND BREAKFAST INN. Walt and his partner Wayne have owned it for many years and they are almost booked up all the time. They are within walking distance of downtown and they are located in a beautiful and scenic location. They have the best breakfast and their guests love them and their B and B and return year after year. Wayne and Walt know exactly how to operate their business and they work so smoothly together. Whether you stay there a few days or a week or more, this is the perfect place and Wayne and Walt are so hospitable. Check out their website at: www.farolito.com

Escape ResortIn Palm Springs, California we enjoy the ESCAPE RESORT, which is owned by a Gay couple. Mark and Greg. It is one of the longest running, clothing-optional Gay resorts in the area. It is located within walking distance from downtown. They have 12 rooms from Queen and King and Suites. Mark and Greg KNOW how to treat their guests and that is why they have so many repeat guests that return. Different Gay resorts offer different things and the Escape Resort offers everything that one would want. You can be as private as you want to be or you can mingle with the other guests at all hours day and night. Mark and Greg are the perfect hosts and will certainly take care that you have a wonderful time staying with them. Their website is: www.escapepalmsprings.com

Brown Street InnIn Iowa City, Iowa we love the Brown Street Inn. Bob and his husband Mark have owned the Inn for several years. We think that this is the finest Inn in the entire Midwest. The Inn is within walking distance to downtown. They have 6 beautifully decorated rooms. It is true casual elegance in Iowa City’s historic Brown Street neighborhood. It is a 1913 Gambrel style Mansion. Guests from all over have heard about the Inn and how beautiful and historic it is. A short walk and you can find museums, shopping, entertainment and a lot of restaurants however they are located on a very quiet street. We LOVE this place and Iowa City as well! These gentlemen do EVERYTHING the ‘right way’ and that is why their guests have been returning for years.

Their website is www.brownstreetinn.com

Topside InnIn Boothbay Harbor, Maine, we enjoyed the TOPSIDE INN. Mark and his husband Buzz are the owners. They also have separate guest cottages to the side of the main house. They have a total of 21 guest rooms. With a picture-perfect location at the highest point in Boothbay Harbor which is a classic Maine Seacoast town, this 19th Century Sea Captain’s home has panoramic harbor views, seaside perennial gardens and quiet places to relax while steps away from downtown. The main house and their two classic summer guesthouses offers stylish and comfortable accommodations as well as indoor and outdoor common spaces to enjoy the magnificent views. When we last stayed there we met some wonderful and interesting guests. Their website is: https://topsideinn.com/

We can certainly understand why so many Gay couples own accommodations from coast to coast. It can be exciting, interesting and you do get to meet a lot of people across the country as well as from other countries who are visiting the United States.

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

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Inn on Castro – San Francisco Gay B&B

Author: , February 16th, 2018

Inn on Castro - San Francisco Gay B&B

The Inn on Castro odernist interior in a circa 1890 townhouse, just three houses up from Castro and Market streets.

With eight rooms over three floors with almost all private bathrooms, free wifi and hard wired internet access, flat screen tv, dvd player and our well known organic full breakfast, the Inn on Castro is a great way to stay in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro District.

From poached eggs with fresh hollandaise sauce to smoked salmon and fresh basil omlette, we serve amazing breakfasts every day.

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