Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast – Gay Friendly Long Island B&B

Author: , November 2nd, 2018

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast - Gay Friendly Long Island B&B

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast, was voted ‘Best BnB on Long Island’ by local Channel 12 TV viewers and is rated #1 in Southold, North Fork on Trip Advisor.

Guests love the location in the midst of wine and farm country, just 15 miles west of the Orient Point, Cross Sound ferry terminal, which connects this end of Long Island to New London, Connecticut and all points North on the Easter Sea Board.

They are also attracted to the unique charm of this beautifully restored mid 1860’s house, the acre of landscaped gardens, plus our own private beach on Long Island Sound and path to an inlet of Shelter Bay just a few steps away. We are literally surrounded by water!

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Arbor View House B&B – Long Island Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , April 28th, 2018

Arbor View House B&B - Long Island Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Arbor View House B&B is a Long Island Wine Country Bed & Breakfast Inn offering elegant lodging accommodations in a romantic and historic setting.

This North Fork Winery region B&B and spa offers spa services, award winning gourmet breakfast, relaxing gardens, fine linens and accessories and gracious concierge services.

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Summer on Long Island

Author: , April 24th, 2017

Long Island

Just outside of New York City, you’ll find 120 miles of sparkling beaches, iconic sites, quaint downtowns, world-renowned wine country, and luxurious properties. From Fire Island, the Hamptons and beyond, Long Island plays host to some of the most premier LGBTQ-friendly destinations right in New York City’s backyard.

Enjoy some of the best farm-to-table fare in the United States courtesy of Long Island’s incredible farmlands and bountiful surrounding waters. History buffs will love the homes of past presidents, poets, and artists, including President Theodore Roosevelt and Poet Walt Whitman. Adventure seekers can climb to the top of the many storied lighthouses or venture out on a hike through the 300-year-old Sunken Forest, a rare natural formation. The avid golfer will find some of the most challenging golf courses in the country, including Bethpage Black. Surfers flock to Long Island’s shores each year to conquer East Coast waves at Long Beach or Montauk and sailors, yachtsmen, and fishermen alike enjoy some of the deepest water ports the Northeastern seaboard has to offer that are teeming with life.

Fire Island, Long Island’s celebrated LGBTQ destination, is a 32-mile-long barrier island that offers the ultimate car-free beach haven during the summer months. Cherry Grove has been a bohemian sanctuary for decades, becoming a beachside sanctuary for New York’s LGBT community who has created their own unique free-wheeling community here. Its array of restaurants and nightlife venues prove to be popular stomping grounds throughout the summer months. Fire Island Pines is known for its signature zigzag boardwalks that lead to Fire Island’s most sought-after real estate. Weekenders flock to The Pines for its markets, boutiques, restaurants, and, of course, beaches.

Full Story at Passport

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TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Greenport, New York

Author: , November 4th, 2016

greenport-claudio

greenport-five-welcomeGreenport, New York is located on the far east side of the north shore of Long Island. There is just one small village to the east of it, Orient Point where you can take the Ferry over to New London, Connecticut and on up to Boston or Ptown. Greenport was founded in 1682 and was incorporated in 1838. It was first a ship building and whale and fishing village.

Of course that is all past history however when visiting there, it is interesting to read all about the history and visit many of the places. We have been there over a dozen times in the past 15 years and always look forward to our visits there. The population is only about a couple of thousand. Most all of the homes are very old but kept up beautifully.

greenportIn the summertime, tourists and visitors flock to Greenport. It is only about 100 miles east of New York City. You can drive or best to take the train or bus out to Greenport. You can walk all around town so a car is really not necessary.

They have great restaurants and we do think that we have dined at all of them over the years. Two of our favorites are Claudio’s (pictured at top) which has been in business there since 1870. They have three locations there including one right downtown and one on the wharf. their website is: https://www.claudios.com/

Another great restaurant is Lucharitos Mexican restaurant which is also located right downtown. It is one of the few restaurants that has a solid 5 Star rating and we certainly agree with that consensus! Their website is: http://www.lucharitos.com/ Whether you are into fresh seafood or Mexican you cannot go wrong dining at these two restaurants.

There of course are a lot of other restaurants to dine.

Greenport books up in the summer so be sure and make your reservations early. We recommend:

STIRLING HOUSE B AND B, http://www.stirlinghousebandb.com/

WELLS HOUSE B AND B, http://thewellshousebnb.com/

HARBORFRONT INN, http://www.theharborfrontinn.com/

GREENPORTER HOTEL, https://greenporterhotel.com/

All of these accommodations are within walking distance of downtown and close to the sights, museums, galleries and historical places in Greenport. For one of the best websites to visit before visiting Greenport is:

http://www.greenportvillage.com/category/attractions-in-the-village/

greenportThat will give you a great start before visiting there. The Arts are alive and well in Greenport and you will find everything that you expect in large cities. We have found that everyone is extremely friendly.

While there, but sure and visit the wineries as the north shore of Long Island is full of wineries and the beaches are wonderful. Greenport really has it all!

On a very personal note, our dear friend, Tom Monsell who has lived his entire life in Greenport recently passed away. We were there in August to help him celebrate his Birthday. We have many fond memories of our times with Tom in Greenport and with Tom when he would visit us here at our home.

His dear friend, Gail Horton is the executor of his estate and has been a very close friend of Tom’s for nearly 50 years. She contributes so much for the community of Greenport. She is a real jewel.

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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TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: North Fork on Long Island, New York

Author: , October 14th, 2016

North Fork Sign - The Hamptons

Everyone knows about the Hamptons on Long Island which is on the South Fork of Long Island. The North Fork has now become a great place to live and visit. The North Fork goes from the town of Riverhead on the west side to Orient on the east. From Orient, you can take your auto on the Ferry north to New London, Connecticut.

duncan-good-frontOn our last trip to the North Fork, we stayed at the Duncan Inn which was purchased last year by Duncan Kennedy, a very highly successful businessman who has years of service in the hospitality business. He remodeled and redecorated the Inn over the past year and it is really a wonderful place to stay with plenty of amenities. It is a newly renovated 20 room and suites motel. They have refrigerators to keep your food and beverages chilled and a microwave to heat them up. They serve coffee in the lobby, water and soda. in the mornings as well as snacks, juices, bottled water and soda. They are within walking distance to shops, restaurants and wineries in the area. They have a huge picnic area in the back to have food or cocktails or wine.

Duncan Kennedy is a real great host and takes great care with each of the guests staying with him. He knows what it takes to make guests want to return and stay there, and they do! While we were there, we met several guests that have stayed there several times. And he only purchased the Inn in December, 2015 and he already has a solid guest list of people who returns to stay there. Duncan Kennedy is one of the terrific and exception guys who have the ‘Passion’. He enjoys life and he enjoys what he is doing and it shows! We know that he will be extremely successful in this new venture.

north-fork-bedroomFor reservations, call 631.722.4024. Their website is www.duncaninn.com and their address is 1399 Main Road in Jamesport, NY. You can email them at info@duncaninn.com

north-fork-roomJamesport was originally founded in the 1690’s. Between Whaling and fishing and people coming there to visit, the town has withstood the test of time. While you are the area, there are a lot of commercial farms and orchards that yield corn, vegetables, berries, flowers, potatoes, apples and pumpkins.

In addition there in are several wineries in the area. Jamesport is home of Jamesport Vineyards and Martha Clara Vineyards and is very near to most of the other three dozen wineries in the area with 30 miles. A couple miles to the north they have the beaches of Long Island Sound. Jamesport is a wonderful place to visit and relax and the Duncan Inn is the perfect place to stay.

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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Feeling Beachy in New York – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , August 15th, 2016

New York - Dani

This week was all about beaches – simply because it is too hot to do anything else! New York is suffering from / enjoying a heatwave – the perspective depends on who you ask, I guess, but I might be the only one who’d say this is enjoyable, and admittedly, it has been a little too hot even for my taste.

Working two jobs at the moment means I didn’t have much time to explore this week, but I managed to visit three different beaches: the small beach in Red Hook, just a short drive from where I’m staying, which is the perfect place to let my pup cool off in the water for a while, and Riis Beach in the Rockaways, where I’d been wanting to go for a long time (I’ve been to the Rockaways before, but only to another part of the beach there).

And my beachy highlight this week: Fire Island! This 32-mile-long, ¼-mile wide strip of sand (the longest of four barrier islands that protect the South Shore of Long Island from the Atlantic Ocean) had been on my travel wish list for the past two summers, but somehow I never made it out there (it takes about 2.5 hours incl car & ferry ride to get there from NYC).

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Eating Out: Long Island

Author: , August 3rd, 2016

Polo Steakhouse

With a farming heritage reaching back centuries and harvest ranging from apples to zucchini, Long Island is among New York’s most fertile regions. Add its bountiful waters, world-class wines, artisan producers, specialty purveyors, and, most critically, the right talent to bring these ingredients to life, and Long Island is confidently asserting its own culinary identity. At the vanguard of this success was Guy Reuge. Following early training in his native France, the much decorated chef, enchanted by America, moved to New York City in 1973. Following a decade at hotspots including Maxwell’s Plum, La Tulipe, and Tavern on the Green, Reuge and wife Maria (editor of Gourmet) in 1975 opened their acclaimed Mirabelle restaurant in St. James on the North Fork of the island.

“We were pioneers in leaving Manhattan for Long Island,” says Reuge, likening the region to a culinary “Siberia” in 1983. “There was no decent bread, and we were the first to introduce mesclun salad to the menu.” An immediate hit, Mirabelle remained hot until 2008, when Reuge closed up to focus on his family. The break was short-lived. When venerable Long Island food-service company Lessing’s approached him about reviving the name at the landmark Three Village Inn in nearby Stony Brook, Reuge said yes.

“We opened in 2009 as a dual concept, pairing fine dining Restaurant Mirabelle (150 Main Street, Stony Brook, Tel: 631-751-0555. www.lessings.com) with the more casual bistro-style Mirabelle Tavern,” says Reuge, who also serves as corporate chef de cuisine for Lessing’s portfolio, including luxe newcomer Sandbar (55 Main Street, Tel: 631-498-6188. www.lessings.com) in Cold Spring Harbor. “I’ve seen and contributed to tremendous change,” adds Reuge. “Long Island no longer has to feel jealous of New York City at the table.”

By Jeff Heilman – Full Story at Passport

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Summer in Fire Island – Carlos Melia

Author: , June 3rd, 2016

Fire Island - Carlos Melia

Lovely week – as every year – at our Beach House in Fire Island PINES. filled with beach walks, quire relaxing time, friends and family visits, cooking and glasses of wine and lots of breathtaking sunsets over the bay.

Lucky enough 6 more weeks ahead await for Rubin, Bruna and I. Very few places in the world give me so much peace and happiness. Fire Island is one of them, and lucky enough this island is only two hours away from New York.

No need for long-haul flights. Hope you enjoy my report in photos on this experience. You can also check and follow me on Instagram to see all my past-current-future posts and experiences while in Fire Island.

By Carlos Melia – Full Story at the Carlos Melia blog

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Photos and Videos property and credits to CM by Carlos Melia / www.carlosmeliablog.com / www.carlosmelia.com

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast, Long Island, New York

Author: , February 11th, 2015

Arbor View House B&B - East marion, Long island, New York

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

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfast in East Marion, Long Island, New York – Arbor View House is a Long Island Wine Country Bed & Breakfast Inn offering elegant lodging accommodations in a romantic and historic setting.

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Gay Travel Event Review: Ascension at Fire Island Pines

Author: , August 22nd, 2013

Ascension - Fire Island

Photo by Evan Mulvihill

Gaycities reviews this last weekends’ party at Fire Island Pines:

How do you get 2,500 gay men on the beach in overcast weather? Throw a circuit party! The yearly Ascension Party owned the Fire Island Pines this weekend, bringing in throngs upon throngs of gay men — a few in actual thongs. The marquee event was Sunday’s Beach Party, where DJ Hector Fonseca and DJ Theresa spun alongside a surprise performance from Natascha Bessez.

See more photos over at GayCities.

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