1840 Inn on the Main – Finger Lakes Gay Friendly Inn

Author: , August 17th, 2017

1840 Inn on the Main - Finger Lakes Gay Friendly Inn

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Coming to New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes Region? Welcome to 1840 Inn on the Main. Also known as the Alfred Morris Gifford House, the Inn has been gingerly renovated and is decorated in many period furnishings, reminiscent of the era and boasts bold, carved fireplaces and doorways in the dining room and parlors. The large foyer features a majestic oak split staircase leading to four guest rooms. An additional guest room is located on the level, which may be suitable for guests with mobility issues.

Upstairs, there is also a guest area, which has filtered water, coffee/tea, as well as sodas in the guest refrigerator.

The spacious side porch is filled with comfy wicker furniture to relax with a good book or chat with friends old and new or just unwind and enjoy the sound of the fountain in the nearby flower garden while sipping a glass of wine.

Just one mile down the road from Canandaigua Lake, the 1840 Inn on the Main is a short walk to shops, restaurants, historical sites, and a hiking/biking trail.

Other amenities Include:

  • Central A/C
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Baths
  • Bath Products
  • Robes Available Upon Request
  • Hair dryers
  • Private Parking
  • Continental Breakfast Available for Business Travelers

There are many great things to do in the Finger Lakes, including:

  • NYS Wine and Culinary Center
  • Canandaigua Lady Paddlewheel Steamboat
  • Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum – A federal style mansion and impressive antique carriage and sleigh museum.
  • Sonnenberg Gardens – A beautiful Victorian mansion estate with over 40 acres of unique gardens
  • CMAC – an open performing arts center
  • Ontario Mall Antiques: the state’s largest antique mall.
  • Canandaigua Country Club
  • Bristol Harbour Resort
  • Bristol Mountain
  • Roseland Water Park
  • Ganondagan – a Native American community that was a flourishing, vibrant center for the Seneca people.

Come stay with us at 1840 Inn on the Main to explore the beautiful Finger Lakes Region. Winery tours are available upon request.

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Stone House B&B – Gay Friendly Hurley, NY Bed & Breakfast

Author: , August 9th, 2017

Stone House B&B

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The Stone House B&B at the Cornelis Kool House in Hurley, New York, is an early 18th century Hudson Valley Dutch estate, with architectural features dating back to the original Dutch settlement of the New Netherlands. Our Hudson Valley bed and breakfast is quite possibly the oldest house in New York State that you can actually stay in, dating from 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 away.

Explore the historic Rondout in Kingston or try a river cruise up the Hudson (a ten minute drive), discover the enchanting lighthouse at Saugerties (sixteen minutes), go antiques shopping in High Falls (twelve minutes), or take in a concert at the amazing Fisher Center at Bard College (nineteen minutes). Whatever you’re looking for, Hurley and the Hudson River Valley have a wealth of experiences to offer you.

We’re also just six minutes from the New York State Thruway and less than two hours drive from New York City – Hurley is the perfect weekend getaway from the big city.

Ech morning, we serve a a gourmet three course breakfast at the Stone House B&B. Homegrown, local and organically grown ingredients are used wherever possible. Let us know if you have any special dietary restrictions or preferences.

Each room has wifi internet access, a/c, extra fans for those hot summer days, and private, modern, spacious bathrooms (most ensuite). You’ll be welcomed to your room by fresh-cut flowers and views of the grounds and rural landscape.

The Girl with a Pearl Earring room has a large HD flatscreen TV/DVD with digital cable. All roomsEach room includes luxury Frette linens and most have four-poster canopy beds. Rooms are large and uncluttered, and all have tables and chairs, nightstands and chests of drawers/armoires. Some rooms also have sofas.

Out on the grounds of the Stone House B&B, you will find picnic tables and benches, a wooden swing seat, a herb garden and a walk through walnut trees to the Esopus creek below.

Our Hudson Valley B&B also offers a large living room with a library, and games – including a croquet set!. Tourist information, some maps, restaurant guides, and books on hiking and cycling, are provided. And there’s a guest refrigerator, as well as a coffee and tea station, just outside the breakfast room. Homemade cookies are available for your sweet tooth!

If you’re looking for a vacation or weekend getaway close to New York City but far from the urban rush, come stay with us at the Stone House B&B in historic Hurley!

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Loralei B&B – Brooklyn, New York

Author: , June 30th, 2017

Loralei B&B

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Loralei Bed & Breakfast is a 3 story Victorian home in Brooklyn, originally built in 1904, an amazing era when the NY subway was new, and electric lights lit up Brooklyn’s Luna Park in Coney Island.

The Loralei B&B sits among 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 USA.

When guests arrive, they are always surprised at this historic 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 of this lovely home.

As you enter the Loralei B&B, you step into the past – from the wrap-around porch with its stately columns to the parlor, sitting room and dining room, which are decorated with restored antique furniture and accented with beveled glass French doors.

Lance and Rob have stayed in many inns during their travels, and they’ve used that knowledge to make their guests feel truly welcome at Brooklyn’s Loralei Bed & Breakfast. The Loralei B&B hosts many visitors coming to Brooklyn to see friends and family, or to explore all the great aspects of New York City.

Manhattan is just 25 minutes away via the subway – an exciting place that many of our guests come here to enjoy. New York City is a great place to visit – it’s the best and brightest its ever been.

Each of our guestrooms includes a/c, private bath, luxurious mattress and fine linens, Victorian decor and furnishings, television and cable access, wifi, and a second floor location.

Our Gramercy Suite is the home’s original, sunny master bedroom. This room has 6 tall windows on three sides, warm cherry wood floors, floor to ceiling closets, a queen bed, and Victorian furnishings. The guestroom’s private, full bathroom blends green marble, oak trim, and glass. There’s also a little sitting room next to the bedroom.

Our Sutton Room is beautifully decorated with a queen bed and three tall bay windows. The guestroom’s private, full bathroom, next to this room in the hall, is accented with white marble and red, black, and white colors. We also provide luxury guest robes.

Sutton Room guests wishing to sleep separately, can use the elegant Sutton Sitting Room across the hall for an additional fee. The Sutton Sitting Room offers a single bed, wireless internet, and television. The private full bath at the end of hall serves the two rooms of the Sutton Suite.

Coming to New York City for business or a romantic getaway? Come stay with us at Loralei B&B – the perfect place to explore Brooklyn and the rest of the Big Apple.

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Benn Conger Inn – Gay Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast

Author: , November 4th, 2016

Benn Conger Inn

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Benn Conger Inn Bed and Breakfast sits high above the village of Groton, New York, in the heart of the Finger Lakes area.

The Inn was built in the early twenties, and was state Senator Benn Conger’s private home. During the roaring twenties, the home became a haven Dutch Schultz, a well-known bootlegger and racketeer. Come stay with us, and experience hospitality fit for a king-pin.

The Benn Conger Inn was built in the Colonial Revival style, and featues a Victorian-style cottage next door. The property was renovated in 2001, giving us a total of ten guestrooms.

The Benn Conger Inn is a great place to relax in front of a warm fire, soak in a hot tub, or curl up in our livrary with a good book.

You can also wander our 20 acre grounds, over rolling hills, through flower gardens, and along a bubbling brook and beaver pond. If you’re lucky, you might see a blue heron. Then soak in the sunset from your own large, secluded porch or our traditional gazebo.

Our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast is just fifteen minutes from Ithaca and thirty five minutes from Syracuse. We’re a great place to use as a home base when exlporing the Finger Lakes region – you can hike, ride a bike, go out on horse-back, golf, play tennis, ski, hunt, fish, and much more.

If you’re coming to the Finger Lakes area for business, romance, or just traveling through, we’ll offer American hospitality with the ambiance of an English Country Inn.

Come stay with us at Benn Conger Inn the next time you take a trip to the Finger Lakes and Central New York state.

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Globetrotter Girls – Street Art in Spanish Harlem

Author: , December 14th, 2015

Spanish Harlem - Dani

If you’ve been following this site for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of street art. And one thing I love about New York City is the thriving street art scene here. And while it is officially illegal, plenty of commissioned pieces can be found all over the city, with giant murals in Bushwick, lots of stencil and poster art in Williamsburg, and pretty much every well-known street artist having painted somewhere in one of the five boroughs, be it Belgian artist Roa, Britain’s Banksy or Os Gemeos who hail from Brazil.

The greatest thing about New York’s street art scene is that it is always changing, with plenty of bare walls longing to be painted on, and I love wandering the neighborhoods in search of new pieces.

And I’ve arrived at a perfect time this fall: There was a recent invasion by French artist Invader, and there was the MonumentArt mural project in East Harlem, for which a dozen international street artists took over walls of (mostly) schools in East Harlem and the South Bronx a couple of months ago, transforming them in giant pieces of art.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Inn the Woods, Hyde Park, New York

Author: , October 16th, 2015

Inn the Woods

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Welcome to “Inn the Woods” Bed & Breakfast in Hyde Park, New York. Located central to Antiques, Culinary Institute of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt Home & Library, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Valkill and Vanderbilt Mansion and the Hudson Valley Great Estates Region. Discover our wineries, trails, pick-your-own orchards, Drive-In movies and the Dutchess County Fair. Convenient when visiting area colleges: Bard, C.I.A. Marist and Vassar. Sitting on the balcony amongst the tree tops you hear a creek rushing over rocks, birds chirping and squirrels running through the leaves.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Inn the Woods, Hyde Park, New York

Author: , October 12th, 2015

Inn the Woods

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Welcome to “Inn the Woods” Bed & Breakfast in Hyde Park, New York. Located central to Antiques, Culinary Institute of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt Home & Library, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Valkill and Vanderbilt Mansion and the Hudson Valley Great Estates Region. Discover our wineries, trails, pick-your-own orchards, Drive-In movies and the Dutchess County Fair. Convenient when visiting area colleges: Bard, C.I.A. Marist and Vassar. Sitting on the balcony amongst the tree tops you hear a creek rushing over rocks, birds chirping and squirrels running through the leaves.

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Details Released on Planned Gay Urban Resort in New York City

Author: , September 25th, 2010

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New Gay Resort in New York City

New York City Gay ResortAs Republicans in disguise no doubt skulk around the halls trying to recruit them, gays from all over the place will converge on a Travelodge-turned-Red-Cross-homeless-shelter on 42nd Street, which managing partner Ian Reisner and company are turning into “a gay urban resort” with the word “out” spelled by its windows.

You heard me! The façade of the building will have window configurations that say “OUT” with even more clarity than a male cheerleader on energy drinks. This is getting gayer than a Kylie Minogue concert in Fort Lauderdale on the first night of the U.S. Open.

The Out NYC complex—scheduled for next fall—will include the Axel Hotel (part of a world chain), stores, a café, a restaurant, a shiny new club called the xl Dance Bar, and everything else but a bookstore. The creators want to pack gays upon gays together for eating, drinking, shopping, and sleeping (together, if possible), but the place is also admittedly “hetero-friendly,” and that’s a good thing; otherwise, it might be totally illegal.

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Featured Property: Wells House B&B, Greenport, New York

Author: , August 27th, 2010

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Wells House B&B - Greenport, New YorkCirca 1859. Recently renovated Wells House with meticulous care for its historic integrity, this Italianate sea captain’s home is listed in the National Register and boasts original marble fireplace mantles, wide plank floors and a red mahogany curved banister. Relax beyond the iron gates amid a Victorian ambiance and peacefully secluded grounds with shade trees, flowers, a stone patio and two private covered porches.

Each of the window sets were removed and worked tirelessly by hand; over 80 windows were restored and as they always have been when no screws were used.

The Wells House original wide blank pine floors are in amazing condition and just beautiful to behold. The wide soffits that surround the Wells House are ideal, and the corbels you see have been painstakingly painted by hand in 3 of the primary colors of the Wells House exterior.

Any visitor will be transported immediately back to the 19th century upon entering the Wells House property… leaving the 21st century’s problems on the sidewalk.

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Featured Property: Stone House Bed & Breakfast, Hurley, New York

Author: , August 6th, 2010

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Stone House B&B - Hurley, Catskills, New YorkThe Stone House Bed & Breakfast at the Cornelis Kool House, Hurley NY, is an early 18th century Hudson Valley Dutch estate, with architectural features dating back to the original Dutch settlement of the New Netherland. It is possibly the oldest house in New York State that you can actually stay in, dating from circa 1700.

We are nestled in the peaceful countryside of the Esopus valley, by the historic village of Hurley, a National Historic Landmark. We are perfectly situated to explore both sides of the Hudson River, the Shawangunks or the Catskills.

Both the popular tourist destinations of Woodstock and Rhinebeck are just an 18 minute drive away.

Explore the historic Rondout in Kingston and take a river cruise up the Hudson (a 10 minute drive), discover the enchanting lighthouse at Saugerties (16 minutes), go antiques shopping in High Falls (12 minutes), or take in a concert at the amazing Fisher Center at Bard College (19 minutes) – whether you choose to go sight-seeing or just walk a local trail, this area has a wealth of experiences to offer you.

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