Maples Inn – Bar Harbor Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , January 2nd, 2019

Maples Inn

The Maples Inn Bed & Breakfast takes you back to the turn-of-the-century in Bar Harbor, Maine – come stay with us for a taste of the simple life, and let go of the real world and all the stress of modern times.

Our Mount Desert Island bed and breakfast was originally built in 1903, as a retreat for well-to-do summer visitors. The inn sits on a quiet, tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood, within easy walking distance of Bar Harbor’s quaint boutique shops, great restaurants, and the nearby ocean.

We’re also just five minutes away from Acadia National Park, where you can find outdoor adventures thw whole year through – watch the sun set from Cadillac Mountain or see the waves crash against Schooner Head.

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Brewster Inn – Dexter, Maine Gay Friendly Inn

Author: , December 26th, 2018

Brewster Inn

The Brewster Inn is located in Dexter, Maine which is less than an hour’s drive to the coast or Bangor and the beautiful Moosehead Lake and Mt Katahdin region of Maine. The Inn is perfect for special events, parties and weddings.

We also offer the Inn as facility space for corporate meetings and group retreats of all kinds.>p>Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, quiet weekend of relaxation, wedding or retreat location, business facility or vacation filled with outdoor activities, The Brewster Inn of Dexter, Maine welcomes you!

The Brewster Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a former Maine Governer and Government Senators family home. If you ever saw the the 3 x”Golden Globe” and 5 x Oscar award winning film “The Aviator” starrring Leonardo De Caprio as Howard Hughes then you will of seen Alan Alda from MASH playing the Senator that was in charge of the Government task force that tried to bring Howard Hughes down. In that film Alan Alda played Senator and also Governor Owen Brewster and its his home we have so it’s pretty historic.

Our 9 guest rooms range from expansive to cozy, and each offers a distinct personality. Some feature King size beds, fireplaces, original wood panelling, window seats and original tile bathrooms. Others offer a view of the gardens or a whirlpool bath for two. One handicapped accessible guestroom is also available.

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2 Village Square Inn Ogunquit – Ogunquit Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Author: , November 11th, 2018

2 Village Square Inn Ogunquit

2 Village Square Inn, located in the heart of Ogunquit , Maine, is a 17 room Inn nestled on a wooded hillside perch overlooking the town square and the Atlantic Ocean. The ladi-back and congenial atmosphere of our 1886 Inn is complimented by its close proximity to all the resort activity in this seaside getaway.

17 rooms, king and queen size beds available. All rooms offer guest controlled heat and air conditioning, tv/dvd player with cable, ceiling fan, refrigerator, and Keurig coffee maker.

Three first floor common areas casually furnished with comfortable seating, library, dvd library, guest computer, piano, ice machine, and restaurant and attraction listings. 2 Village Square offers you and your friends plenty of both indoor and outdoor space to relax.

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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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Towne Motel – Camden Lesbian Owned Motel

Author: , February 22nd, 2018

Towne Motel

The Towne Motel is a small(ish) motel with a B&B feel, just two blocks and a five minute walk from downtown Camden. We’re the closest motel to the harbor, shops, and restaurants, and have the best rates in Camden. We’re known for our super clean rooms, affordable rates, friendly vibe, home-baked continental breakfasts, and perfect location. And the big blue sign that makes us super easy to find!

We have 17 immaculate rooms of various sizes and types, some of them newly remodeled, and one pet friendly studio with kitchenette. Rooms come with fridges and Keurig coffeemakers, free wifi, outdoor seating, PAYA bath products, and individually controllable heat / A/C. Open year round – except when we need a vacation!

The history of the Towne Motel property goes back to the mid 19th century, when part of our “owners’ quarters” was a saddlery, on a large plot of land owned by the Taber family. What is now a row of cars in our lot was possibly a row of horses then! About a hundred years later, in 1955, the motel was built, just 8 small rooms on one floor catering to the first wave of car vacationers, for whom “motor hotels” were built all around the country. We’re proud of Towne Motel’s part in 1950s Americana and American motel history!

The original “Town Motel” sign advertised TV, heat, – and hot water! In the 80’s it was replaced by the blue sign we still have today, and a second story was built. Each set of owners has left their marks on the property, but everyone stayed true to Towne Motel’s core commitments: super clean rooms, retro (= affordable!) rates, and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Had a psychic predicted our current lives ten years ago, we would’ve called her insane. Or us. What possessed us to become innkeepers? Long story, but the short of it is that we had to escape our academic lives before they became life sentences. We wanted a change that didn’t involve job applications, additional degrees, long commutes, or starvation. Inspired by Maine vacations, talks with innkeepers, an aspiring innkeepers seminar with The B&BTeam, and the memory of Siobhan’s mother’s inn here in Camden (whose current owner is now a good friend), we embarked on a journey to find the perfect inn (conveniently, this journey involved a lot of trips – most of them to Maine!). Several failed attempts into it (we almost gave up for that year), we found – and snagged – the Towne Motel, a few days after it came up for sale!

And so, in September 2013, not long after friends and colleagues had started their academic year we packed our 10,000 bags and three protesting cats (our fourth adopted us later) and drove up from New Jersey to begin this next big chapter: learning to be innkeepers. It didn’t require a degree, but it’s definitely been an education: challenging, insane, fun, challenging, and enlightening! Just “the way life should be,” as the Maine slogan goes…

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Elms of Camden – Camden Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , February 5th, 2018

Elms of Camden - Camden Gay Bed & Breakfast

Built in 1806 as a private residence, Elms of Camden is one of the oldest homes in the area. This authentic New England Colonial is a fine example of the marriage of preservation and restoration with original wide board pine floors, interior shutters and windows, and the original cooking stove from 1806.

Guestrooms are individually decorated and feature queen or king beds with custom linens and quality amenities. All rooms have private baths, some with jetted tubs and tile showers. All rooms have flat screen TVs, free and secure Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and other amenities for year-round comfort. All rooms except for Dahlia (the original kitchen) have a gas fireplace. Dahlia was left unaltered to preserve the 1806 cooking stove and historical integrity.

A comfortable Keeping Room welcomes guests to gather and relax by the fireplace where there’s lively conversation, relaxing chairs, good music, and a guest pantry. During the summer months, guests enjoy a large outdoor garden patio area tucked away for a bit of quiet and escape after a busy day!

Each morning, guests enjoy a delicious, home cooked breakfast served on the patio (weather permitting) or in the Keeping Room. The menu, inspired by Southern roots, local ingredients, and a bit of adventure changes daily; using only the freshest of local and seasonal ingredients. We welcome the opportunity to introduce our guests to our “simple breakfast…done right” motto that is the hallmark of our service. Fresh roasted coffee and tea are available 24/7 and an afternoon treat for snacking is usually always available!

Elms of Camden is an all-welcoming property, known for its friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Owners Gary and James look forward to your arrival.

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Camden Windward House – Gay Camden B&B

Author: , February 2nd, 2018

Camden Windward House - Gay Camden B&B

At the Camden Windward House, we offer a complimentary made to order breakfast, fast wifi, private off street parking, en suites, air conditioning, fire places, soaking tubs, jacuzzis, luxury bedding, and much more.

The Windward’s location is perfect – mere steps from Camden’s harbor, shops, dining and the Camden Hills State Park.

Planning a trip to Camden? We can offer all the information you need to enjoy this charming Maine seaside village.

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Graycote Inn – Bar Harbor Gay Friendly B&B

Author: , January 3rd, 2018

Graycote Inn - Bar Harbor Gay Friendly B&B

Step back into the Bar Harbor of a quieter era and be our guest at the historic Graycote Inn – we’re open year-round. Graycote was also the first green-certified lodging in Bar Harbor.

Sleep in one of our comfortable, spacious guest rooms, each with a king or queen bed – many with canopy – and private bath. Some of our guest rooms have a working wood-burning fireplace, sunroom, private sitting room, or balcony. We also offer free off-street parking – you don’t need to worry when a winter storm is on its way), and free wifi throughout the Graycote Inn.

Start your day with a tray of locally-roasted coffee just outside your room, then come down to a leisurely full, hot breakfast served to you at your table on the sunny enclosed porch spring through fall, or in the dining room before a cozy fire in winter. Our delicious breakfast is made from scratch each morning.

Enjoy afternoon refreshments on the veranda or in front of the living room fireplace. Play croquet on the lawn, or take a nap in one of the hammocks. Bar Harbor’s many restaurants, shops, and galleries are just a short walk away.

You’ll also be just a mile away from Acadia National Park, with sixty miles of car-free carriage roads, 120 miles of hiking trails, and some of the most majestic coastline in the State of Maine. The carriage roads become excellent cross-country ski trails in winter.

The Graycote is here to welcome you in any season, whether you wish to “do it all” in the great outdoors, or simply relax and recharge your batteries on the country’s most beautiful island.

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Dragonfly Guest House – Ogunquit Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 18th, 2017

Dragonfly Guest House

Dragonfly Guest House is surrounded by all the wonders that Ogunquit, Maine has to offer. Take a stroll down Shore Road and you’ll find boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, museums and the scenic Perkins Cove.

Heading in the other direction on Shore Road, you’ll find additional restaurants and the village shopping area.

Ogunquit’s famed Marginal Way is just a few blocks from Dragonfly Guest House, through a lovely residential area. The gem of Ogunquit, its beautiful beach, is also just a quick ten minute walk from Dragonfly Guest House. And the Ogunquit Playhouse, “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre”, is just around the corner.

Ogunquit’s Dragonfly Guest House has five guest rooms and one guest suite, all with private baths. One of our rooms is dog friendly, so bring the pooch along!

There’s a large sitting room on the main floor. great for reading or just relaxing next to the fireplace on a cool, New England day. We also have a large common deck where you can take in the sunshine and enjoy some fresh Maine seacoast air.

We serve breakfast daily between 8-10 AM. We even have an on-site Massage Therapist to help you relax and unwind during your stay.

Ogunquit is a special place to visit and experience all year round – come experience it with us at the Dragonfly Guest House!

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Harbour Cottage Inn – Gay Maine Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 15th, 2017

Harbour Cottage Inn

The Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast sits above Southwest Harbor and is located less than 5 minutes away from Acadia National Park and 8 miles from Bar Harbor. The inn is comprised of 11 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites all with private baths and was built in 1870 and was lovingly brought up to date to the highest standards in 2006.

The common areas are light and bright, elegant and comfortable and are furnished with contemporary as well as antique pieces adding an air of sophistication and humor in a casual cottage style. Spend time on our beautiful front porch or sit under the magnificent old Tulip Poplar on the front lawn and enjoy the tranquility of this very special place. We are noted for our great breakfasts and warm hospitality.

Here’s what they say:

Editors’ Choice, Yankee Magazine (2010) “Best Quiet Retreat in Maine”
Country Accents Magazine: “The Harbour Cottage Inn offers a perfect New England getaway”

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