Maple Hill Manor B&B – Gay Owned Springfield, Kentucky B&B

Author: , May 9th, 2019

Maple Hill Manor B&B

Voted Kentucky’s Best B&B, #1 in the U.S. as the B&B with the Most Historic Charm, Best Breakfast in the Southeast, AND “Best B&B in the South, USA TODAY Top 10 B&B Farmstay for a Haycation, Voted Top 10 Innkeepers in the U.S, Top B&B in Kentucky for Hospitality and Service, and Best Breakfast Recipe in the World Contest.

Just minutes from Bardstown – less than an hour’s drive from Lexington or Louisville AND Two hour’s drive from Cincinnati or Nashville.

Thomas Irvine McElroy built this beautiful Greek Revival Plantation Home on 949 acres and presented it as a Wedding Gift to his young bride, Sarah Jane Maxwell.

Lavished with numerous architectural features, it is accented with Italianate detail, spans over 7,000 sq. ft., with 14′ ceilings, 12′ doorways, 9′ windows, 13 original rooms – most are 20′ x 20′ with some even larger, and a grand cherry floating spiral staircase.

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Lesbian Travel: Kentucky Houseboating – Go Girlfriend

Author: , April 9th, 2018

Kentucky Houseboating - Go Girlfriend

Kentucky may not be the first destination that springs to mind when considering a getaway for you and your gal pals, and we wouldn’t blame you. Kentucky isn’t exactly a shopping mecca … But trust us when we tell you that Kentucky has a sweet something you and girlfriends will happily trade for the shopping, fine dining and shows. Your own private boat (the size of a yacht) complete with bar, hot tubs and ample room for partying.

Vegas, New York and Chicago, while sinfully delish, can’t always hold a candle to truly getting away – which is what you’ll do on the Cumberland River. Imagine a houseboat with 6 private bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, rooftop hot tub, central heat and air…Sounds sweet, right?

Safe Harbor Rentals operates from Burnside Marina and offers a variety of houseboats ranging from 64 to 80 feet long. Yes, you get to drive the boat and yes, you get to take it as far up the river as you like.

Before you panic, these boats are amazingly easy to operate – if I can do it, anyone can.

By Julia Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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What’s New in Queer Louisville, Kentucky

Author: , December 18th, 2017

Queer Louisville

It’s 2 A.M. on a Thursday night, and I’m at Nowhere (1133 Bardstown Rd. Tel: 502451-0466. www.nowherelouisville.com) in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood. It’s ironic, though, because “Nowhere” feels decidedly “somewhere”—particularly in today’s gay landscape. I’m struck by the LGBT diversity: genders and sexual identities, along with race and age, seem to have fallen by the wayside. I wonder if it may be my Bourbon-colored glasses that are tinting my impression of Derby City. Cocktails flow freely around nearly every corner, and Bourbon culture is deeply embedded in the city’s roots. But so are equal rights and corporate citizenship, which have positioned Louisville as a go-to destination with Southern charm and progressive values.

Named after France’s Louis XVI for his support of the fledgling US during the Revolutionary War, Louisville has been ahead of the curve since its founding in 1778. It was the nation’s first city to introduce the secret ballot to deter voter fraud, served as an important military hub for the Union Army during the Civil War, and was Kentucky’s first state to implement zoning laws to strategically shape urban growth. Today, Louisville is the state’s only city to achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s municipal equality index that rates LGBT laws, policies, and services.

Much of the recent momentum stems from Mayor Greg Fischer, whose stalwart support of the LGBT community has rippled through Louisville’s residents. “A compassionate city is an inclusive, diverse, and tolerant city—period. You don’t turn people away; you embrace the diversity,” says Mayor Fischer, who has held the position since 2011. “We’re proud of our 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Index for the second year in a row, because we know that to maintain our forward momentum as a city, we need to work to ensure that everyone—everyone!—has the ability to reach their full human potential.”

By Matthew Wexler – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown

Author: , December 16th, 2017

Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn

Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn is the world’s first Bourbon-themed Bed & Breakfast Inn featuring 10 luxurious, antique-appointed guest rooms, Bourbon Bar, and Day Spa.

2 Beautifully restored, National Historic Registry and Kentucky Landmark Plantation Homes built by the Brown family, known for their historic heritage of Kentucky Bourbon and Politics. An 1810 Federal House, 1820 Smokehouse, and 1830 Antebellum Mansion featuring luxurious, award-winning B&B Accommodations. Spacious antique-appointed rooms, fine art, and tranquil park-like setting. King Beds, private baths, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces.

Award-winning Full Country Gourmet Breakfast. Bourbon Bar & Lounge and Health & Wellness Spa onsite. Located downtown Bardstown – Birthplace of Bourbon and voted “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.”

Request a customized Bourbon Tour & Tasting Package, available with or without private transportation arrangements.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Beaufort House Inn, Asheville, North Carolina

Author: , July 30th, 2015

Beaufort Inn

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

Beaufort House Inn offers a boutique hotel experience in beautiful, progressive Asheville, North Carolina. We provide a fun, friendly atmosphere on our historic 1894 property – the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: First Farm Inn, Petersburg, Kentucky

Author: , July 29th, 2015

First Farm Inn

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

At Kentucky’s First Farm Inn, you can Ride our happy, healthy horses, stretch out on the hammock under our 200-year old maples, or relax in a rocking chair on the veranda. We’re close to Cincinnati – take a trip into town for big city events, or just stay with us here on the farm.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Maple Hill Manor B&B, Springfield, Kentucky

Author: , April 2nd, 2013

Maple Hill Manor - Springfield, KentuckyPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Award-Winning Kentucky Farmstay B&B: Maple Hill Manor is an award-winning B&B. Recognized nationally as voted #1 in the U.S. as the B&B with the “Most Historical Charm,” voted one of the “Best B&Bs in the South,” voted “Best Breakfast in the Southeast,” and voted as “Kentucky’s Best B&B” by readers of Kentucky Monthly Magazine.

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Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in Louisville

Author: , March 21st, 2013

Kentucky MapSpring: It’s more than a term, and it’s more than a season. It’s a word that spells relief for much of America that has grown tired of shoveling snow and yearning for sunshine. There aren’t too many locales in the country that shine like Louisville in the spring, and if you’re headed to the heartland for a conference, allow us to help you make the most of it. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into the wilds of the Derby City, we’re offering up two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: If you’re looking for a quick bite at lunch, Bistro 301 is good way to get out and stretch your legs. It’s as upscale as a casual place gets, and the menu is chock-full of local flair. Shrimp and grits come highly recommended, and if you’re just angling for a salad, they’ve got plenty of options.

Authored By Darren Murph – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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Louisville and Lexington – Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region

Author: , May 26th, 2011

Louisville & Lexington, KentuckyEvery year in May, all eyes fall upon Kentucky’s pastoral Bluegrass region. During the first week of the month, the city of Louisville holds the Kentucky Derby, the most celebrated Thoroughbred racing event in the country. But from spring clear through late autumn, it’s a fine time for touring the hilly, verdant swatch of northern Kentucky that includes the state’s two largest cities, Louisville and Lexington.

Despite the region’s generally conservative demeanor, Louisville has a growing core of hip neighborhoods, an increasingly locavore-driven restaurant scene, first-rate arts and culture, and one of the world’s largest gay nightclubs. And collegiate Lexington – just 75 miles away – makes a charming base for exploring nearby horse farms and acclaimed small-batch bourbon distilleries.

Louisville: A large, modern metropolis (city-county population 721,000) on Kentucky’s Ohio River border with Indiana, Louisville (pronounced loo-uh-vull) grew from its 1778 founding into a prominent transportation hub, first for riverboats, then for the railroad, and more recently as the worldwide air cargo hub for UPS.

Full Story from SFGN

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