Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B – Gay Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast

Author: , November 14th, 2018

Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B

The Inn of the Turquoise Bear is a quintessential rambling adobe villa set in the heart of historic Santa Fe. Guests of our Santa Fe bed and breakfast will enjoy being within walking distance to Santa Fe’s Plaza, museums, galleries, shops, fine dining, and nightlife.

The estate was once the home of noted poet, playwright and essayist Witter Bynner. Bynner and his companion Robert Hunt were famous – or infamous – for the wild parties they hosted in the house know as “Bynner’s bashes.” The celebrity guest list included D. H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Igor Stravinsky, Martha Graham, Willa Cather, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Austin, Thornton Wilder, Robert Oppenheimer, Robert Frost, W. H. Auden, Lynn Riggs, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn and countless others.

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Queer Lisbon and the Algarve Coast – Passport Magazine

Author: , October 22nd, 2018

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The reasons to love Portugal are numerous. In 2017, the Global Peace Index ranked it the third most peaceful country in the world; in 2010, Portugal became the eighth country to legalize same-sex marriage; it is one of the few countries in the world to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in its constitution; and its temperatures average a balmy 63 degrees in winter and 79 in summer.

And, of course, it’s beautiful. Its two major cities, Lisbon and Porto (where Port wine comes from) anchor its Atlantic-facing seaboard. In between them are charming towns and villages, too numerous to count, and then there’s the Algarve Coast, a magnet for sun seekers featuring cerulean blue waters, impressive rock formation, and secluded coves galore.

A friend and I spent a week visiting Lisbon and the Algarve Coast last summer.

Exhausted from the flight from Los Angeles to Lisbon, I meet my friend Michael (who arrived one day earlier) on a sunny afternoon at Noobai, a multi-level outdoor café that’s tiered like a wedding cake and offers panoramic views of the city and the Tangus River. As we play the game “European or gay” with the hot guys surrounding us, I find myself breathing in the Mediterranean salt air and breathing out LA traffic, work-related stress, and Donald Trump.

Through the foggy haze of jetlag, we wander the narrow streets of the buzzing capital city. We watch visitors like ourselves hang on tightly as rickety trams (No. 28 is the most famous) lumber up impossibly steep hills, and we saunter past buildings dressed head to toe in colorful azuelos (elaborately painted tiles). From every café we pass, we are enticed by the smell of pasteis de nata, flaky custard tarts that when cooked to perfection are slightly burnt on top and absolutely irresistible.

By John Heideman – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Inn on Mill Creek – North Carolina Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , July 26th, 2018

Inn on Mill Creek

The Inn on Mill Creek, located on over seven private acres two miles within North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, offers the perfect balance of secluded privacy and close proximity to sightseeing, shops and dining in Black Mountain and Asheville.

Many of the Inn’s seven spacious rooms are popular with couples looking to get away for a few days. The 600-square-foot Lake View room in the Main House boasts a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows for a spectacular view. The Lake View also features a private screened porch to take in the sights and sounds of the forest, a gas fireplace, king bed and a jetted tub with steam shower.

The North Terrace room in the Main House, with its private entrance through a set of French doors and private room with large jetted hot tub, is another popular choice for a couples’ getaway. A four poster queen bed, full bath, gas fireplace and views of the woods and orchard are just some of the features of this beautiful room located on the north side of the Inn.

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Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort – Eureka Springs Lesbian Owned Resort

Author: , July 25th, 2018

Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort

Mountain breezes, panoramic views, and thoughtful hospitality await at historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas’ Pond Mountain Lodge and Resort. Secluded Cabins and Suites for couples, housekeeping suites with kitchens for families and groups, all complete with fishing ponds, swimming pool, and horseback riding on 150 private acres.

Pond Mountain Lodge is located just two miles south of Eureka Springs at the county’s highest elevation and enjoys a thirty mile view. We are surrounded by heavily wooded mountains…a perfect attraction for many species of birds and other wildlife.

Imagine a day of shopping in Eureka Springs or riding horses, followed by fishing in one of our 2 spring-fed stocked ponds or sitting poolside with cool drinks, then off to a relaxing soak in your private in-room Jacuzzi!

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Labrys Wilderness Resort – Honor, Michigan Women-Only Cabins

Author: , July 14th, 2018

Labrys Wilderness Resort

Welcome to Labrys Wilderness Resort, peacefully situated on a small spring-fed lake at the south end of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, just half an hour from Traverse City and within walking distance of Lake Michigan.

The land is mostly oak and pine forest. There is a hot tub (under the stars), picnic area, beach with fire pit and dock. Kayaks and a rowboat are available for your use. Located across the road from a hiking trail — walk in the woods, hike or ski to Lake Michigan. Miles of deserted sandy beach await you at the end of the trail.

Four distinctive rustic cabins spread among the grounds are secluded for a feeling of privacy. All of the cabins come with completely furnished kitchens, a half bath, and have one or two bedrooms with double beds.

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Highlands Resort – Guerneville Gay Friendly Resort

Author: , July 7th, 2018

Highlands Resort

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.

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Elysian Fields Inn – New Orleans Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , July 6th, 2018

Elysian Fields Inn - New Orleans Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to Elysian Fields Inn, a fully licensed New Orleans Bed and Breakfast located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our neighborhood was just listed as one of the four hot neighborhoods in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Everything mentioned in the article is within a few blocks of our Inn.

The Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants, French Quarter and French Market are all just steps from our door. Stroll to the Riverwalk Marketplace where you can browse the numerous upscale shops before boarding the Streetcar for your tour of the Universities and grand homes of the Garden District along the famous St. Charles Streetcar Line.

Elysian Fields Inn is located in the historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our guests enjoy the close proximity to the French Quarter (only 5 blocks) and the Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants.

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Hydrangea House Inn – Gay Owned Newport Bed & Breakfast

Author: , June 29th, 2018

Hydrangea House Inn

Hydrangea House Inn is one of Newport’s premier inns. Unlike other Newport inns, you will find that at, Hydrangea House Inn, the owners are the innkeepers with the experience and passion to ensure that your time at the Inn, and in Newport, will be a wonderful lifelong memory.

“In a city renowned for its lodging, the Hydrangea House is not to be missed!” – Boston Globe

Our in-town location is right on historic Bellevue Avenue just 5 minutes from the Newport mansions. Step our our front door and you are in the heart of the “City By The Sea” with its antique shops, clothing stores, galleries, boutiques, ocean beaches and the largest historic district in America with its 18th and 19th century points of interest. Your hosts will be happy to recommend restaurants for any budget and popular night spots in and around Newport.

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Lehrkind Mansion B&B – Montana Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , May 18th, 2018

Lehrkind Mansion

Just an hour’s drive from both Butte and Helena, MT, the Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast offers bed and breakfast hospitality in the middle of Montana. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the B&B allows guests to enjoy the comfortable ambiance of Montana’s Victorian past.

Built in 1897, the Lehrkind Mansion B&B offers one of the state’s finest examples of Queen Anne-style architecture. Gables, overhangs, bays and a large corner tower are among the Mansion’s spectacular features.

Enjoy the comfort of an overstuffed chair and curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea in the family parlor. Or, if you play the piano, feel free to entertain yourself and others. There is a stereoscope as well as parlor games available for your enjoyment.

Your stay at the Lehrkind Mansion includes a complete filling gourmet breakfast. You will awaken to the irrestible aroma of fresh breads and brewed coffee. Downstairs in the dining room, a tempting breakfast is ready – creative egg dishes, fresh seasonal fruits, juices, muffins, and breads. We strive to serve you and entice you with flavors you will enjoy. While the table is formal, the mood is casual. Savor unique tastes and enjoy the company of other guests.

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Pennsbury Inn – Wilmington Area Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , May 13th, 2018

Pennsbury Inn

Located just five minutes from Longwood Gardens and 10 minutes from Wilmington, DE, The Pennsbury Inn Bed & Breakfast is a lovely and comfortable country B&B in the Brandywine Valley, with seven sumptuous bedrooms and private baths, large living room with huge open fireplace, library, music room and private conference room on 8 acres of landscaped grounds.

Built mostly in 1714 and 1749 on land purchased from William Penn’s commissioners in 1681, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

An historically prominent Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the Brandywine Valley offering exceptional accommodations.

The Pennsbury Inn is situated on eight acres of sculptured grounds bordered by woodland trails, offering privacy for special events such as wedding receptions, anniversary dinners, bridal showers, corporate meetings and catered parties. We are located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, only minutes from Delaware and the city of Philadelphia.

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