Pennsbury Inn – Wilmington Area Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , May 13th, 2018

Pennsbury Inn

Located just five minutes from Longwood Gardens and 10 minutes from Wilmington, DE, The Pennsbury Inn Bed & Breakfast is a lovely and comfortable country B&B in the Brandywine Valley, with seven sumptuous bedrooms and private baths, large living room with huge open fireplace, library, music room and private conference room on 8 acres of landscaped grounds.

Built mostly in 1714 and 1749 on land purchased from William Penn’s commissioners in 1681, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

An historically prominent Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the Brandywine Valley offering exceptional accommodations.

The Pennsbury Inn is situated on eight acres of sculptured grounds bordered by woodland trails, offering privacy for special events such as wedding receptions, anniversary dinners, bridal showers, corporate meetings and catered parties. We are located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, only minutes from Delaware and the city of Philadelphia.

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Hotel Fauchere – Gay Poconos Hotel

Author: , July 6th, 2017

Hotel Fauchere

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The Hotel Fauchere offers guests a “home away from home” experience, with fine dining in our Delmonico Room, a stylish bistro Bar Louis and a “guest only” conservatory and garden. We also offer the Emerson House at the Hotel Fauchere, an event venue perfect for small groups, parties and business meetings and retreats.

Your experience at our Poconos hotel starts with your reservation – we offer in-room check-in and a personalized rest experience, all arranged before you arrive. We work hard to anticipate all your needs, and pay close attention to all the details.

Each of our luxurious guest rooms offers a queen bed, flatscreen television with cable, phone, climate control, Kiehl’s bath amenities, Bose clock radio, radiant heat bathroom floors, warming towel racks and a hair dryer.

Our beds can also be customized for the ultimate sleeping experience , and include an 11″ firm mattress, a 2 inch feather bed, and two twin down comforters. Bed linens are Egyptian cotton from Frette, Italy.

Our rooms also include a bottle of wine, fine water and artisan chocolates made by the hotel’s wonderful pastry chef. Our decor is stylish and luxurious, including our original hardwood floors, beautiful Carrerra marble in our bathrooms, and Pennsylvania blue stone.

The Hotel Fauchere has wifi and DSL internet access, free for guest use, and can also provide iPod audio docking systems upon request.

We serve a continental breakfast every morning in The Delmonico Room.

Hotel Fauchere’s guests enjoy priority reservations and seating in The Delmonico Room and in Bar Louis. Parking in the hotel’s private lot is also included in the price of your stay.

Coming to the Poconos? Stay in luxury at the Hotel Fauchere!

Cancellation Policy: Two weeks prior to the arrival date, a full refund will be provided. One week prior to arrival, there will be a 50% refund for the entire stay. There will be no refund for reservations cancelled within the week of arrival.

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Featured Gay Accommodations: Gables Bed & Breakfast, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Author: , April 3rd, 2015

Gables  B&B

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The Gables Bed & Breakfast is nestled in the middle of Philadelphia in a section known as University City. This is a residential community developed around the turn of the last century. It boasts an eclectic grouping of Victorian homes and Edwardian townhouses. The University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and Drexel University are all nearby as are the University Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital, Scheie Eye Institute and the Civic Center.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Pennsbury Inn Bed & Breakfast, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Author: , February 28th, 2015

Pennsbury Inn Bed & Breakfast – Chadds Ford, PennsylvaniaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay friendly bed & breakfast in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania – In the Brandywine Valley, just 10 minutes from Wilmington, DE and 20 minutes from Philadelphia.

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Featured Property: Frog Hollow, Canadensis, Pennsylvania

Author: , October 8th, 2010

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Frog Hollow - Poconos, PennsylvaniaFrog Hollow is a two-bedroom cottage built in the mid-1920’s. It’s tucked back in the woods on a private road and is surrounded by rhododendrons and mountain laurel.

Take a walk down to the creek and enjoy the peaceful surroundings or “rock away” the night on the screened-in porch.

Read, play games, and just relax in the “Band Box” room. Sun yourself on the deck high among the trees. In the winter, snuggle up in front of the large stone fireplace.

Frog Hollow will accommodate up to 4 guests in its 2 large bedrooms. Both bedrooms open out onto a small balcony. It is a year-round house but you will need a 4-wheel drive vehicle from November through March.

The house has cable TV, VCR, and a CD/cassette player. Firewood and starters are provided. You will need to bring towels and linens for the double beds as well as all of your food if you chose to eat in.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, a gas grill, and some food staples are provided. If your choice is to eat out, there are many good restaurants nearby.

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Milford, Pennsylvania: Like a Gay Friendly Norman Rockwell Painting

Author: , October 4th, 2010
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Milford, Pennsylvania

Foresthall, Milford, Pennsylvania“It’s like living in a Norman Rockwell painting” is how Milford is sometimes described by residents, as it is the quintessential small town ideal, once called “the prettiest county seat in America” by Atlantic Magazine. However, this small town has a contemporary twist with cultural diversity that provides an edge of sophistication and cultural vitality.

Lizanne House, Milford, PennsylvaniaThe 2000 US Census was the first to track same-sex households and Pike County, PA, of which Milford is the county seat, showed the second-highest concentration of same-sex households of any county in Pennsylvania, trailing only urban Philadelphia. Milford has been cited as an up-and-coming destination for LGBT travelers by Out, Instinct, Logo and other gay media outlets.

Raymondskill Falls, Milford, PennsylvaniaThe influx of LGBT people in recent years is due in part to Milford’s proximity – it is only 75 miles from New York City and 125 miles from Philadelphia—and in part to its pristine and largely-undeveloped rural and small-town character as well as an arts scene that is stimulating and exciting.

Finger Bowl, Milford, PennsylvaniaThe bucolic small-town oasis sits in the heart of the verdant upper Delaware River Valley, right where the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania meet. While the peak season is from May through fall leaf color, Milford hosts a number of festivals and events year-round, including an annual Music Festival in the summer, Festival of Wood in August, Black Bear Film Festival in October and eagle-watching from January through March (with the annual EagleFest close by, in Narrowsburg, NY).

Community House, Milford, PennsylvaniaThe area is rich in heritage attractions. Milford is known as the birthplace of the American Conservation Movement and the home of Gifford Pinchot, the first head of the US Forest Service. Pinchot’s home, Grey Towers, is a 19th century Norman-esque chateau, designed by Richard Morris Hunt, and now operated by the US Forest Service and open to the public for tours.

Other great 19th century American architects, including Calvert Vaux, Frederic Law Olmsted, Jr. and McKim, Mead & White also have work in Milford; over 75% of Milford Boro comprises a National Historic District.

Towerstone View, Milford, PennsylvaniaThe Columns Museum, operated by the Pike County Historical Society, is an exceptional small-town historical museum with an extraordinary relic, the blood-stained flag that cushioned President Lincoln’s head moments after he was assassinated. A fascinating exhibit tells the story of the flag and the family of actors in Ford’s Theatre that evening who preserved it.

The village of Milford is chock-full of great shopping, with art galleries, antique shops, specialty boutiques and a wide array of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops. Check out this great video showing downtown Milford’s shopping options:

The spectacular 70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area, with its miles of hiking and biking trails, dramatic vistas, spectacular network of waterfalls, abundant wildlife and nearly 100 miles of a federally-protected “water trail” along the Delaware River, is within walking distance of Milford.

Hotel Fauchere, Milford, PennsylvaniaAbout Hotel Fauchère:  The Hotel Fauchère was operated by the Fauchère family for 124 years, until closing in 1976. After a painstaking five year restoration by owners Richard L. Snyder and well-known gay activist Sean Strub (the founder of POZ Magazine), it reopened to great acclaim in 2006 and was accepted for membership into Relais & Chateaux in 2009. The result was the transformation of a derelict building into an architectural gem and culinary destination in the center of Milford, PA, which Atlantic magazine once labeled “the prettiest county seat in America” and Out Travler called “one hip and happening hotel.”The hotel’s 16 guest rooms evoke a gracious past, but with modern amenities, like high-speed internet access, flat screen TV, iPod docking stations, heated towel bars and radiant heat in the marble bathrooms. Bed and bath linens are by Frette, personal care amenities are from Kiehl’s.

The hotel’s Delmonico Room offers classic cuisine in an elegant salon. Bar Louis’s strikingly contemporary design aesthetic features photography by the Hilton Brothers and Christopher Makos, including a giant photograph of John Lennon and Andy Warhol behind the bar. Bar Louis offers bistro-style global cuisine, including its popular signature dish, Sushi Pizza.

About Relais & Chateaux:  Relais & Chateaux is an exclusive collection of 480 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 56 countries. Established in France in 1974, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. Furthermore, Relais & Chateaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for, and personal commitment to, ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony, an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in the Napa Valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence, to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Chateaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each special place and country.”

Featured Property: Brookview Manor Inn, Canadensis, Pennsylvania

Author: , August 14th, 2010

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Brookview ManorThe Brookview Manor invites you to recapture the art of relaxation in an enchanting country Inn.

Nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Brookview Manor is situated on over five hilly acres across from the Brodhead Creek and is surrounded by over 200 privately owned acres of forests. The Brookview Manor also boasts a 1,060 square foot wraparound porch with rocking chairs and what could be the county’s largest porch swing.

The first floor consists of a living room with a turreted music area that has a grand piano surrounded by three curved glass windows. The Hunt room, which has a fireplace, TV, VCR, and assorted games, is a great place to unwind from a busy day. The first floor includes the library area that also has a fireplace and is a quiet nook to relax in.

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Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus Releases New Gayborhood Map

Author: , February 25th, 2010

The Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus unveiled the third installment of its Gayborhood map and merchant guide this week, with a fresh, new look that represents several local agencies’ commitment to heightening the city’s reputation as a top LGBT travel destination. The map was spearheaded by PGTC’s marketing committee, which began working on redeveloping the agency’s existing guide nearly a year ago.

The newly designed product, which was again sponsored by original partners Center City District and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, also garnered sponsorship from Philadelphia Magazine, which served as an editorial and production partner.

Tami Sortman, president of the PGTC, said the redesigned guide reflects the increase of gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses throughout the city.

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