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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Big Pines Mountain House – South Lake Tahoe Gay Friendly Hotel

Author: , February 18th, 2018

Big Pines Mountain House - South Lake Tahoe Gay Friendly Hotel

Big Pines reinvents Hotels, offering its guests the chance to “consume better”. For a very affordable price, they benefit from a package that includes the room, an all-you-can-eat continental breakfast, free wireless internet connection, and a ton of little extras at no extra charge.

More than just a Hotel:

  • The Big Pines creative and friendly concept offers in every room the character, comfort, cleanliness and security that make sense to your wallet.
  • Big Pines is a medium-size property (72 rooms) in the heart of South Lake Tahoe makes it easy to get to and practical for daily trip planning

Quality plus personality:

  • Big Pines is a budget friendly Hotel that is truly different, offering value and super friendly customer service year round at a very affordable price.

Our Mission

Big Pines is committed to exceed the expectations of our guests, by creating a friendly environment and getting the customers the best value for their money.

Vision

Big Pines is a two star Hotel offering consistent products and services. Our growth will be achieved through motel ownership, management and successful long lasting business relationships. We will be known for our creativity, innovation, exemplar service and family oriented products.

If you’re planning a trip to South Lake Tahoe, come stay with us at Big Pines.

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Coral Sands Motel – Ocean City, New Jersey

Author: , June 15th, 2017

Coral Sands Motel

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

The Coral Sands Motel is an affordable, gay friendly motel in Ocean City, New Jersey.

All of our rooms have either two double beds or one queen, and all rooms have microwave and fridge, some rooms with full kitchen.

We’re just a block to the beach, and easy walking distance from everything in town.

Looking for a place to stay in Ocean City? Check out the Coral Sands Motel.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Haley’s Motel, Holmes Beach, Florida

Author: , February 11th, 2016

Haley's Motel

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

Anna Maria Island has been named Trip Advisor’s # 3 best island destinations for 2014. It features gorgeous beaches, beautiful weather, and a fun, family-friendly environment ideal for the ultimate vacation. Haley’s Motel has been part of this “Old Florida” neighborhood for 60 years. We have incorporated modern amenities while maintaining the laid back and quaint atmosphere.

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