Rogues Harbor Inn – Gay Friendly Finger Lakes Inn

Rogues Harbor Inn - Finger Lakes Gay Friendly Inn

FINGER LAKES GAY FRIENDLY INN NEAR ITHACA

The Rogues Harbor Inn is a National Historic Landmark Inn in Lansing, New York, only ten minutes by car from Ithaca & Cornell along the Cayuga Wine Trail. Our Finger Lakes gay friendly inn is also just a mile from Cayuga Lake and less than fifteen minutes from some great local wineries, craft breweries & waterfalls.

Ithaca is known for its world-class restaurants, fantastic local theater, art galleries, and a good mix of students & visitors from around the globe… the heart of the Finger Lakes region.

Rogues Harbor has nine comfortable, elegant guest rooms, all of which were recently renovated with a lovely blend of antiques and modern amenities. Seven rooms at this Finger Lakes gay friendly inn have private bathrooms, while two rooms share a bathroom and a half unattached to the rooms.

The interior is gorgeously original and matched by an eclectic set of antique and contemporary furnishings & original art.

The B&B has a long history in the Finger Lakes region – originally constructed by Major General Daniel Minier in 1830 as a stagecoach stop, it hosted such illustrious guests as: William Henry Seward, Cardinal Spellman & Harriet Tubman. Our Finger Lakes gay friendly inn is also believed to have been a stop on the underground railroad.

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Adams Catskill Cottage – Catskills Gay Cottage

Adams Catskill Cottage - Catskills Gay Cottage

1930S CATSKILLS GAY COTTAGE, UPDATED WITH CHARM

The Adams Catskill Cottage is a whimsical 1930’s Catskills gay cottage with one bedroom (with a new full-sized mattress) The cabin also has a full living room with a brand new full size sofa sleeper.

The kitchen comes with a vintage dining table and chair set, and has a passthrough with 2 swivel high-backed chairs on the living room side. The cabin also features a gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, Keurig coffee maker, and a large subway tiled counter and sink for preparing meals.

There’s an antique 1940’s metal writing desk in a windowed corner of the living room, where you’ll find our guest computer and printer. The living room and kitchen also have large picture windows in both the living room and the kitchen, facing twenty-three beautiful wooded acres.

The full bathroom off of the guest room has a large clawfoot tub/shower combo and a vintage sink and brand new toilet. 

Wifi is available on-property, and there’s a flat screen Smart TV with satellite and DVD player too.

Want to relax outside? There’s a small porch with table and chairs. Our Catskills gay cottage is always very quiet with lots of birds during the day and a sky full of stars at night.

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Gay New York City – The Globetrotter Guys

Gay New York City - The Globetrotter Guys

When it comes to LGBTQ+ friendly cities, New York is one of the greatest to visit with its thriving queer scene, a deep-rooted history and some of the most iconic sights and buildings in the world. Each of our visits to gay New York City has been a truly magical experience.

We have always been wowed by its grandeur and palpable buzz, kept incredibly busy and each time left wanting more – it really is the city that never sleeps. NYC should be on everyone’s travel bucket list without a doubt.

In our ‘Gay New York City Travel Guide’ we will cover everything from where to find the queer areas here, to the best gay bars, hotels, the top things to do and many other helpful travel tips.

Why is New York so Gay Friendly?

We found the city to be very gay friendly and it should come as no surprise.

The Big Apple is considered to have one of the most well established, largest, out and proud LGBTQ communities in the world and home to one of the biggest pride celebrations.

This is likely to stem from the fact that New York is well known for being the birthplace of the gay rights movement – aka the Stonewall Riots.

Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

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Oscar Wilde Tours – Gay Historical Tours

Oscar Wilde Tours

GAY HISTORICAL TOURS

Looking for gay historical tours made for our community?

Oscar Wilde organizes group adventures that are focused on queer history, culture, and art in major cities from Rome to London, from Paris to France.

And from Socrates to Michelangelo, from Whitman to Wigstock.

Come travel with us, and discover the richness of the LGBTQ+ past and the importance of our contribution to world culture on our queer adventures!

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Gay Fire Island, New York – wolfyy

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Fire Island Pines is the gay playground of local New Yorkers. In recent years this small gay community has become a destination even international travelers are adding to their lists. The Pines and Cherry Grove are two neighboring hamlets which comprise the gay area of Fire Island. Popular for an enchanting village feel, expansive beaches and wild nightlife, you can always count on a fantastic getaway here.

A historic gay community, Fire Island Pines is known as one of America’s first gay neighborhoods. It was traditionally an enclave where the LGBT community could express themselves freely, away from mainstream NYC. Gay life certainly continues to thrive here today. Each summer weekend, droves of jubilant gay men arrive by ferry, excited to socialize, enjoy the beach and party all night.

Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove are so popular, that these remote towns even have their own gay clubs (yes, one each)! Glorious underwear parties and poolside gatherings are regular events in The Pines. Before the nightlife begins though, everyone gathers for drinks in the center of town at Low Tea.

Fire Island New York

Finding Fire Island Pines Rentals

Here in The Pines, quaint boardwalks connect large, beautifully designed summer homes. Many of these houses are enormous, easily containing 7-10 bedrooms. Additionally, Fire Island’s enormous popularity means booking a place to stay can be a little pricy. There’s a ton of demand and a fixed number of homes, so the sooner you can book something, the better price you’ll get.

Lastly, renting a place to stay in The Pines or Cherry Grove is done in an unconventional way since different groups of vacationers often share houses. There are special ways to find individual rooms or floors of a house, too. Not to worry, I can show you exactly how to go about it!

By Louis Lafata – Full Fire Island Travel Guide on wolfyy

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Stone House B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Hurley, New York

Stone House B&BStone House B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Hurley, New York

HISTORIC 18TH CENTURY MANSION

Welcome to the Stone House Bed & Breakfast at the Cornelis Kool House in Hurley, New York. Our Hudson Valley B&B is an early 18th century Dutch estate, with architectural features that date back to the original Dutch settlement of the New Netherlands.

Our Hudson Valley B&B may be the oldest house in New York State that you can actually stay in, having been built around 1700.

We’re nestled in the peaceful countryside of the Esopus valley, near the historic village of Hurley, a National Historic Landmark. Our Catskills area B&B ideally situated to explore both sides of the Hudson River, the Shawangunks or the Catskills.

Both Woodstock and Rhinebeck are just an eighteen minute drive from our front door.

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Loralei B&B – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Brooklyn, New York

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AN INN OF DISTINCTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Loralei Bed & Breakfast is a three story Victorian home in Brooklyn, New York, originally constructed in 1904, an amazing era when the New York subway was new, and electric lights lit up Brooklyn’s Luna Park in Coney Island.

The Loralei B&B is surrounded by hundreds of beautiful, historic homes along wide, tree-lined avenues in Ditmas Park, a historic district with one of the biggest groups of Victorian homes in the United States.

When guests arrive at our charming, historic B&B, they are always surprised at this Victorian enclave in the heart of New York City. Lance & Rob have owned the home for many years, and they have carefully restored the interior.

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Lesbian Bars in New York City – Once Upon a Journey

Lesbian Bars in New York City

Did you know New York City is the largest city in the United States? It consists of 5 very distinct boroughs each with its own community exhibiting its own lifestyle: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. It’s the most populous city in the United States which in turn makes it full of culture and diversity. It really is such a special city if you ever have the opportunity to live here and be a New Yorker, go for it! Though a visit is fantastic too, especially if you know which LGBT spots to visit and where to find the best lesbian bars NYC.

We often take a lot of pride saying we live in NYC because of the diversity and being able to handle all these different cultures that are thrown at you, but I think the best part of it is being in a city that is recognized for its LGBT pride and community.

Being lesbians in New York is such a freeing place to be because there is such a huge variation of people, you don’t feel outcasted and a lot of times you will run into other lesbians like you. We feel super comfortable being ourselves and really affectionate with one another. There is also just a feeling of rebellion that comes with being in New York. You want to go out and meet people and do the risque things and have the IDC attitude. Generally, most places if not all, are super accepting of LGBT but there are definitely neighborhoods that are queer- er than others.

Lesbian Bars in New York City

New York City is often referred to as the genesis of the LGBT civil rights movement. In June 1969, a police riot erupted at a bar that was known to have the most marginalized people in the gay community: Stonewall Inn. The patrons resisted a police raid that then led to activist groups protesting for more establishments for people to be open about their sexual orientation without being arrested.

The Stonewall Riots influenced so many other areas thereafter to create their own identities and escalated organizations to come up with Gay Pride. The first Gay Pride in US history started on Christopher St. at the Stonewall Inn simultaneously with marches in Chicago and L.A. Stonewall Inn is now a historic landmark and is still one of the most popular LGBTQ+ bars in NYC.

By Maartje and Roxanne – Full Story at Once Upon a Journey

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Rogues Harbor Inn – Gay Friendly Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast

Rogues Harbor Inn

The Rogues Harbor Inn is a national Historic Landmark Inn just 10 minutes from Ithaca & Cornell along the Cayuga Wine Trail. The Inn is one mile from Cayuga Lake and less than 15 minutes from several wineries, craft breweries & waterfalls. Ithaca is filled with world class restaurants, theater, art, a constant influx of students & visitors from around the globe… It is truly the heart of the Finger Lakes.

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Gay Rochester, New York – 2TravelDads

gay Rochester

I had genuinely no idea what to expect when I heard that I was going to be taking a trip to Rochester, New York for a few days. I knew that it’s one of the largest cities in New York State and that was it. After spending three days visiting Rochester and the surrounding towns, I accidentally fell in love with it: a totally surprising New York destination. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed every moment (seriously, I loved it), these are the best things to do in Rochester for your own visit.

Rochester, New York actually has its own airport, ROC, as it’s much larger of a city than you might think. Direct flights from most east coast and several midwest cities make it easy to get to. If you’re planning a road trip around New York State, Rochester is located just north of the Finger Lakes Wine Region, so it’s the perfect compliment to an Upstate adventure.

Every city has a museum or two that really characterizes the history or culture that makes that city what it is. Rochester is full of really wonderful, fascinating, unique museum experiences. I know, “why start with museums?” I start here because the museums really are some of the best things to do in Rochester. They are unlike any I’ve visited in any other city.

Eastman Museum

As a photographer and art lover, the Eastman Museum was a highlight for me. Built on the property of George Eastman’s estate, the founder of Eastman Kodak, it’s an epic collection of photography equipment, a catalog of the history of photography, and the most interesting photographic art museum I’ve ever experienced. In addition to museum exhibits, Eastman’s actually home, a gorgeous mansion, is a part of the full Eastman Museum experience.

By Rob Taylor – Full Story at 2TravelDads

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