Ecocircuitos Tours – Panama Lesbian Owned Tour Company

Ecocircuitos ToursEcoCircuitos Tours is the only lesbian owned and operated full service tour operator in Panama, catering to the LGBT community. In 1999 we began our travel services, offering unique travel options throughout Panama with extension options in Central America. By combining unforgettable outdoor adventures, cultural exchanges and leisure travel experiences, EcoCircuitos designs unforgettable vacations for its clients that have minimal negative impact on the environment and local cultures.

“We combine quality service, outdoor adventure and expert advice, with extraordinary trips highlighting the authenticity of Panama. My country offers a delightful combination of amazing history, diverse cultures, close biodiversity, stunning national parks and modern cosmopolitan living, ” states Annie Young, EcoCircuitos Panama founder/owner.

Ecocircuitos ToursEcoCircuitos invites you to discover Panama, stroll along the streets of Casco Antiguo, Panama City’s historical district and taste local cuisine in a restaurant tucked away in a historical building or take a walk on Panama City’s newly build boardwalk known as the Cinta Costera to admire the amazing skyline. Visit picturesque local destinations, untouched white beaches and local communities to truly understand why Panama draws travelers from around the world. This unique destination has something for everyone.

Our travel experts will tailor adventures for your discovery of this amazing country.

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New Zealand Awaits – Lesbian New Zealand Tour Operator

New Zealand Awaits - New Zealand Lesbian Tour Operator

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New Zealand Awaits is New Zealand’s LGBT travel specialist proudly taking care of LGBT travellers to New Zealand. As the only New Zealand company offering men’s, women’s, and LGBT small group tours, you know you’ll travel in great company. We also provide private guides for your own group (of 1+), and design itineraries for travellers who want local, expert advice for their self-drive trip.

New Zealand Awaits - New Zealand Lesbian Tour OperatorAs avid global travellers ourselves, we believe that travel can be transformative if it allows for exploration, excitement, awe, and shared connections with both nature and locals. We ensure these elements by connecting you to our trusted locals who are committed to providing authentic, “Kiwi” experiences and who are eager to welcome our LGBT clients. Most of our partners are small, local owner/operators with deep community roots and share our values of sustainability, social responsibility, and exceptional service.

New Zealand is rated one of the gay-friendliest countries by Lonely Planet. Combined with stunning scenery, world class food and wine, unique Maori culture, super-friendly people, and endless activities to choose from, it’s one of the best travel destinations in the world. Let us show you our home. Come home with us!

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River Spruce Cabins – Lesbian Owned Estes Park Vacation Rentals

River Spruce Cabins

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River Spruce Cabins is a magical place to visit on Colorado’s Big Thompson River, whether you’re coming during the winter or in the summer.

When you arrive, unwind by the river and enjoy the serenity and splendor of the outdoors, or enjoy a cozy cabin equipped with all the comforts of home. Your backyard leads into the paths and trails that mark the magnificence of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Estes Park, Colorado offers many things for you to explore and discover when you come here, including the historic, famous Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ancestors of our American Indians were the first to travel through the area as they hunted and made the Rockies their home. In 1859, Joel Estes arrived with his family and started a new life here. Others soon followed to trap, hunt and prospect, but the beauty captivated them and many of them stayed here to raise families.

Estes Park began to grow, in 1917 the town was incorporated. Men like F. O. Stanley, better known as “The Grand Old Man of Estes Park”, invested in the development of Estes and helped open banks, bring electricity to the town, and found the stately Stanley Hotel which opened in 1909 and remains open today.

Estes Park continues to flourish, and is the center of operations for the Colorado Big Thompson Reclamation Project. Having survived two major floods, it has earned the name “Gutsiest Little Town in Colorado.”

We want to invite you to make River Spruce your vacation home away from home – experience the best of both worlds where you can Relax, Reflect and Renew.

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Pink Condos on Sunset Beach – Lesbian Owned Accommodations in St. Croix, USVI

Pink Condos on Sunset Beach

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Truly paradise, The Pink Condos have it all, beach, sunsets, snorkeling, relaxation and privacy!!!

Featuring four 1BR, 1 Bath condos and a 2 BR, 2 bath unit on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.

Wake up every morning to the beautiful blue water and watch the post card sunsets in the evenings from your private spacious balcony.

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Brookside Mountain Mist Inn – Waynesville, North Carolina

Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

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What makes our Waynesville bed and breakfast lodging different? At Brookside Mountain Mist Inn, you’ll find luxury accommodations combined with over-sized immaculate guest rooms, 3 course gourmet breakfasts, privacy, a quiet park-like setting, and a wonderfully convenient location near the Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Biltmore and plenty of things to do.

Enjoy our Blue Ridge Mountain views from our terrace. Browse our downtown Waynesville shops and galleries. Savor a variety of cuisine in many nearby restaurants. Play golf next door. Or take a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway, just four miles away from our front door. Hike, bike, raft, kayak and fish with lofty mountains (including legendary Cold Mountain), waterfalls and scenic rivers.

After exploring the Smokey Mountains for the day, relax peacefully at our quiet oasis with five spacious, tastefully decorated rooms, each with private bath, fireplace, sitting area and cable TV. Each of our guestrooms is beautifully furnished and include the “little extras” to be expected at a luxury inn or hotel such as soft robes, hair dryers, iron and bath amenities. Awake to a three-course breakfast outside on the terrace (weather permitting) and be greeted by songbirds and playful squirrels near the lily pond and waterfall.

Our park-like setting includes several quiet areas where guests can relax and enjoy our cool mountain breezes, whether it’s from the double hammock by the brook, rocking chairs on the terrace or the cozy glider facing the sunset over the mountains. Inside, relax in a large living room by the fireplace or play one of the games from our rainy day closet. Help yourself to soft drinks, bottled water, snacks and fresh-baked afternoon pastries.

Just a mile away, you’ll find Main Street in downtown Waynesville, a shopper’s paradise with art galleries, antiques, clothing, jewelry and great food. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir or high-end furniture, or just window-shopping, the rewards of a stroll along the brick sidewalks are plentiful. Enjoy the quaint and relaxed atmosphere; take a break and put the bags down at one of several cafes. Head down the hill to Frog Level, the revitalized railroad district, for even more galleries and furniture shops.

Our five large guest rooms in our Waynesville B&B are all located on the ground floor. Amenities in all rooms include heater and a/c, wifi internet access, ceiling fans, alarm clocks, mini fridges, housekeeping, and much more.

We also have a library of books and magazines about local activities and sightseeing, plus novels to enjoy in a rocking chair or by a fire.

Coming to western North Carolina? Come stay with us in Waynesville at Brookside Mountain Mist Inn!

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Bellatrix – Castletownbere, Ireland

Bellatrix - Castletownbere, Ireland

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Welcome to Bellatrix, a women-only B&B in the village of Castletownbere in West Cork. We’re in a beautiful part of Southwestern Ireland, on the amazing Beara Peninsula.

We welcome women from all over the world – come stay with us amid stunning natural beauty and meet other women, share new ideas, or sit back and relax in the peaceful solitude of our stunning coast.

We welcome women from all walks of life – young or old, active or happily retired. All will enjoy a home away from home under Ireland’s bright stars, and our lovely, mature gardens close-by the historic fishing town of Castletownbere.

We’re just 15 minutes by foot through a small forest from a sheltered cove, Traneen, where you’ll find playful seals – a great place to swim in the summertime. There are also a number of other walking trails for you to explore.

Bellatrix is an eco-friendly bed and breakfast – we use a solar water heater for our showers, and we offer great local produce in season from our own organic gardens. We’re also wheelchair accessible.

Each of our guest rooms is unique, personally decorated by your hosts. Two of our rooms share a bathroom, and we also offer a three bed guest room for women traveling together.

Each room offers comfortable bedding – after a good night’s sleep, wake up with us and have a wonderful buffet breakfast. We can also provide a hearty Irish Breakfast upon request. On a chilly or rainy day, you can also just relax in front of our wood-burning stove with a good book or watch a movie from our DVD library. In the sun room, you can play ping pong with your partner or some of our other guests.

Bellatrix Bed & Breakfast offers wonderful garden views as well as a panoramic vista of the Miskish mountains.

The Beara Peninsula is a place of great natural beauty – be sure to allow yourself enough time to explore the area thoroughly – we suggest a week (although you may never want to leave!). There are so many things to do here, including:

  • Whale Watching: Many varieties of whales and dolphins inhabit the waters off the Beara Peninsula.
  • Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre: visit this Tibetan Buddist Retreat Center, just 3 miles away.
  • Horseback riding: Take a packed lunch and explore the area on horseback with our friend, Cathy
  • Stone Circles: Historic stone circles and standing stones back from 1500 to 500 B.C.
  • Golfing: 3 first-class courses within an hour from our front door.
  • The Islands: Take a daytrip to Bere Island or Dursey Island.

There are so many other options – we’ll be happy to help you plan your adventures. But no matter what your plans, you’ll be sure to enjoy your stay at Bellatrix, an Irish B&B for women.

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King George Inn – Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada

King George Inn

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Travel back to Nova Scotia’s storied past at King George Inn Bed & Breakfast – originally built in 1868, our home is entirely furnished in wonderful, age-appropriate antique furniture.

Our B&B inn is a Registered Heritage Property, and has large, sunny guest rooms, private bathrooms, twelve ft ceilings, carved moldings, original leaded glass, fireplaces, gorgeous parquet floors, and Faith’s famous Nova Scotia hospitality.

Kin Gerorge Inn has a great location in Annapolis Royal – we’re an easy walk to all the main sights and attractions in the National Historic District.

Our inn features an antique-furnished parlour and 2 dining rooms, a grandstaircase in our main hall, and a Square Grand Piano in our larger dining room.

We offer 8 guest rooms, each furnished in beautiful oak or painted Victorian nineteenth century bedroom sets, complete with commodes, bowls & pitchers, Gone-With-The-Wind lamps, comfortable rocking chairs, oriental rugs, and artwork. Each room is also furnished with antiques, hand-made quilts, color TV, coffee maker, wine glasses, and a/c.

We have bikes available for guest use, or hang around at the inn and relax on our lawn swings, or take a picnic lunch out to our rolling back lawn. There are also a number of great outdoor activities available in the Annapolis Royal area, including whale watching, golf, and deep sea fishing – we can make reservations for you for any of these activities. There are also tennis courts and swimming facilities close by.

Our accommodations are non-smoking and scent-free. We both speak English and French.

Come visit us in Nova Scotia at the King George Inn.

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Casa Felix – Chio, Canary Islands, Spain

Casa Felix

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We are a happy lesbian couple, but we welcome people of all spots, stripes and labels. One of us will most likely always be around, and we are adventurous enough to communicate with you in English, French, German and more. We are able to tell you about anything you want to know about Tenerife: one of the most diverse islands we have ever visited and we have travelled extensively.

Casa Felix is our dream house. The house, which is actually made up of three completely independent apartments, was lovingly remodeled by our predecessors, a charming retired Austrian couple. The moment we walked onto the property it was clear to us that a lot of love and care had gone into creating this small oasis on the Island of Eternal Spring (the nick name for Tenerife).

Before you even enter the house, the garden will blow you away. There are three very mature palm trees which serve as visual anchor points. A collection of various cacti shout out to any visitor: this location is warm all year round! There are various fruit trees (e.g. plum) but our personal favourites are two very healthy lemon trees with copious amounts of phenomenal fruits. And, of course, flowers are always blooming! Much of the ground is covered by flagstones and gravel imported from the local quarry and a groundcover that at first glance may look like a grassy lawn but is actually a thick patchwork of a local, drought resistant groundcover, shorn to look like grass.

The house and the grounds gaze across an expanse of banana plantations and wild shrubbery towards the Costa Adeje. You can admire the Atlantic, sparkling in the not too distant vista distance (15 minutes by car), and the distinct shape of Tenerife’s small sister island, La Gomera, from all the balconies, sun terrace, and much of the garden. Indeed, while visitors to Casa Felix sip their beverage of choice, the sun sets behind La Gomera in the most wondrous of ways and warm days turn into warm nights, with the bright stars sparkling in a black velvet sky to remind poor city dwellers that orange skies are not the norm in nature!

Since you will look at our website there is no need to describe the charms and benefits of our two, fully self-catering apartments. But remember: Casa Felix is a passion of ours. Our aesthetic is crisp, state-of-the-art functionality, and in tune with the natural surroundings, and we are constantly trying to improve the existing comforts and design sensibilities of Casa Felix. Cleanliness is incredibly important to us, and we believe you will appreciate it as well.

We are always interested in hearing suggestions for improving people’s stay. If you have any ideas to make the apartments even more special, please let us know. After all, if you have chosen our place for your vacation, it means we have very similar tastes.

La benvinguda a Felix Casa (Catalan for Welcome to Casa Felix!)!

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River City Cottage – Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand

River City Cottage

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Jan and Kate warmly welcome LGBTI travellers to our 100-year-old cottage in the heart of the historic river city of Whanganui. Here you will find a peaceful haven, friendly and informative lesbian hosts, and quiet, warm and comfortable rooms.

Guests must love animals, as we have two friendly old dogs and two cats, and 6 hens. Guests must also be ok with sharing a bathroom. We welcome children, and we are pet-friendly.

We have Ultra Fast Broadband Wi-Fi, which is free to our guests, and provide complimentary tea and coffee. You can opt for breakfast of fresh homemade bread and locally made jams and spreads and/or eggs from our chooks and free-range organic sausages. We serve real coffee! You are also welcome to use the washing machine, and share our kitchen if you wish to self-cater. We have a lovely deep bath for your use.

Our Bed and Breakfast is a great base from which to explore Whanganui, being one block from the river and cycleway, and an easy 10 minute walk to the centre of town. There you will find an array of great cafes and eateries, and the art galleries and boutique shopping for which the city is renowned. We love our city, and love to share it’s delights with our guests.

Stroll to the River Traders Market on a Saturday morning, paddle a waka or take a trip on the paddle steamer, visit the famous Sarjeant Gallery or the New Zealand Glassworks and enjoy the relaxed pace of life you will find here.

Whanganui is a great place for cyclists. The New Zealand Cycle Trail runs through the city, and we are a vital hub on the Mountains To Sea leg of the network. We can store your bikes safely while you stay.

If you are travelling by car, we are located 1.5 hours drive from Mt Ruapehu and the skifields, and the Tongariro Crossing. We are 2 hours drive from New Plymouth and Mt Taranaki, and 2.5 hours drive from Wellington.

We offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport or bus terminal.

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El Morro RV Park and Cabins – Lesbian Owned Resort in Ramah, New Mexico

El Morro RV Park and Cabins

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El Morro R.V. Park and Cabins is a great get away from the hubbub, psychic noise, and distractions of everyday life for most people. The Park exists as one of the centers of activity for this little community, but more importantly, one can always deepen one’s appreciation for the natural quiet and timeless majesty one finds here. Hike fantastic trails or bike into the Zuni Mountains, or climb El Morro National Monument.

Travel to see the wolves at the Wolf Sanctuary, or birdwatch the many great migrations that pass by or live here. Search for petroglyphs and old pueblo sites, and get in touch with the spirits of the peoples that hunted, lived and prospered here for 12,000 years. These are just a few of the experiences available here that bring one back to oneself. Our cozy, well furnished, modern cabins are an oasis for resting, playing or exploring. Or just pull your rig in, or toss up a tent for a unique and pleasant stay.

El Morro R.V. park boasts the well renowned Ancient Way Cafe, a very popular spot for locals, tourists, and taste seekers. It has an excellent array of breakfast and lunch offerings that fit old standards with southwestern specialties, and the Friday and Saturday night gourmet offerings rival some of the best fusion enticements out there, Spanish meets Navaho meets Old and New World presenta-tions.

The onsite bakery provides an amazing array of sweet tooth goodies that are high quality, from scratch, and original. In an upbeat Cafe,’ with the art of locals festooning the walls, and an exuberant and efficient staff, we are a different kind of outpost than most people expect. We are also Gay owned and managed, and exist in a very supportive community with many other LGBTQ folk.

Other things to do here include a walk of our unique sculpture garden trail. Visit the wellness center called Wave Riders of the Ancient Way (also on the property) to get a psychic reading, or an energy balancing, or to experience other esoteric healing options. Check out the Galleria Carnaval across the street for eye opening art and gifts. Find great shopping for native work at Inscription Rock Trading Center next door, and even more great art, (as well as concerts, festivals, theater productions, workshops, open mic night, and other events ongoing throughout the year} at The Old School Gallery across the street.

There is also the very nice El Morro Market across the street with organic and local goods, as well as specialty goods that you thought you’d never find in the middle of nowhere. Or just sit on your porch and watch the dreamy day go by and have a fire in the fire pit, (weather permitting) and sing campy songs that echo off the mesa wall. So much to do or not do!

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