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.

See the Lehrkind Mansion B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Least Gay Friendly City in Montana Also the Campiest Place on Earth

Author: , December 9th, 2017
Great Falls

Rich Addicks for The New York Times

When a study recently found Great Falls the least gay-friendly city in Montana, one man wrote on a local news website, “Let’s keep it that way.”

Mermaids are totally tolerable, though.

Great Falls, home to 59,000 mostly conservative citizens, can be a soul-deadening place. Big-box stores and chain restaurants line the weary main drag. The primary employer is Malmstrom Air Force Base, which services nuclear missile silos. The wind chill has been known to hit 40 below.

But you can’t hold life back. It always breaks through — sometimes in unintentionally hilarious ways — even in the most unlikely places.

I don’t know how else to account for the Sip ‘n Dip, a kitsch-tastic tiki bar hidden inside the O’Haire Motor Inn here. To find this treasure, you walk past the stack of Western Ag Reporter newspapers in the lobby and climb a narrow set of carpeted stairs. There, swimming behind glass six nights a week on a rotating schedule, you will find 12 women dressed very convincingly as mermaids.

By Brooks Barnes – Full Story at the New York Times

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Laughing Horse Lodge, Swan Lake, Montana

Author: , May 29th, 2015

Laughing Horse Lodge

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

Cozy log cabin style mountain getaway with intimate gourmet restaurant and pub. Spectacular scenery, hiking, fishing, kayaking. Non-smoking dogs welcome.

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Featured Gay Accommodations: Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Bozeman, Montana

Author: , March 1st, 2015

Lehrkind Mansion B&B - Bozeman, MontanaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay owned bed & breakfast in Bozeman, Montana – antique filled 1897 brewmaster’s mansion seven blocks from Main Street. Brewpubs, restaurants, historic theatre, and shopping.

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Free Things to Do in Helena, Montana

Author: , July 4th, 2013

montanaMontana’s capital is perfectly positioned as a halfway point between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, but visitors often decide to extend their stopovers once they get a feel for the city’s burgeoning art scene and its accessible hiking, biking and skiing trails.

Helena is a city built on gold. It was founded in 1864 when four miners who had been searching unsuccessfully for the precious metal decided this spot on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains would be their “last chance.” They struck gold, and Last Chance Gulch became the main street of the city that by the late 1800s boasted more millionaires per capita than any other in the world.

That history of wealth can still be seen in the ornate homes of the Mansion District, the state Capitol and the gothic Cathedral of St. Helena, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy what this city has to offer.

Authored By Matt Voiz – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Great Springtime Road Trips

Author: , April 20th, 2013

Blue MountainsDarren Murph over at Sherman’s Travel gives us some of his favorite springtime road trips:

Oh, the difference a month makes. Even at the tail-end of March, most of the contiguous United States were still far too frosty for anyone to utter “spring” without sarcasm in their voice. But now, temperatures are rapidly rising, mountainous towns are finally thawing out, and roadways that have been closed for the winter are opening back up. Here are three of my favorite springtime road trips – they’re certainly worth a spin before summer swoops in, and if you’re looking to avoid the crowds.

Blue Ridge Parkway: Regardless of whether you hop on after a stroll through Shenandoah National Park, or if you fly into Asheville and grab a rental, this 469 mile motorway is not to be missed. Various sections of it are blocked off during the winter due to intense snowfall, but as of now, the full stretch is open for visitors. There’s really no bad spot here; vistas are around nearly every turn, and the quaint towns that line the road are chock full of friendly people, delicious home cooking, and unique stores. If you’re blessed enough with a few days on this route, driving the entire stretch is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Click the link above for his trips near Asheville, North Carolina; Lake Tahoe; and Montana.

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Swan Shores Lodge, Bigfork, Montana

Author: , January 13th, 2013

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

Swan Shores Lodge, Big Fork, MontanaWelcome to Swan Shores Lodge, a one-of-a-kind log home with two hundred feet of private shoreline on Montana’s pristine Swan Lake. Our Bigfork vacation rental home was architecturally designed to take advantage of the fantastic lake and mountain views.

Swan Shores Lodge offers multi-levels with fantastic lake views from every room. It has six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms in 6,500 square feet – the perfect gathering place for your family vacation. Our Bigfork home also has a lovely park-like setting, with groves of beautiful cedar trees.

The vacation rental has 1,500 ft of multi-level decks with great Swan Lake views. You can watch the beautiful sunsets over Swan Lake with a glass of wine in hand, on almost two private acres.

The home features a large Great Room, with picture windows offering floor-to-ceiling views of Swan Lake.

See the Swan Shores Lodge Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Yellowstone Ranked Tops as Adventure Vacation Spot

Author: , June 8th, 2012

Yellowstone National Park has been ranked as the best adventure vacation in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine also ranked Yellowstone as the best cheap summer vacation in the country, second best affordable U.S. destination, second best family summer vacation and third best relaxing U.S. getaway.

“Filled with geothermic wonders like Old Faithful and the Mammoth Hot Springs, America’s oldest national park offers miles of undisturbed wilderness that beckon to adventure-thirsty visitors,” the magazine said, noting Yellowstone’s stunning geologic features, unique wildlife, fascinating tours, invigorating winter sports, and endless miles of hiking, biking and walking trails.

Full Story from Edge Boston

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Lehrkind Mansion, Bozeman, Montana

Author: , September 23rd, 2011

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

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Lehrkind Mansion, Bozeman, MontanaJust 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 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.

See the Lehrkind Mansion Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here