Romantic, Gay Toronto – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , June 8th, 2018

Romantic, Gay Toronto - The Nomadic Boys

Toronto is an exciting city in Canada to visit. It has over 40 million visitors each year, and is home to 8,100 restaurants and bars. This is one of the most diverse places on our planet, with over 180 languages and dialects spoken.

Toronto is also a very fun place to come as a couple. We loved discovering the many touristic sites here, especially the CN Tower and the massive aquarium. Following our visit, we’ve put together our 5 favourite romantic things to do in Toronto to inspire your trip.

Romantic Dinner at the CN Tower

The CN Tower is one of the most iconic buildings in the city. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, and when adding in the height of its antenna on top, it’s the tallest freestanding structure in the western hemisphere, standing proud at 553m/1,815ft. It was built in the 1960s by the Canadian National Railway (CN) because they wanted a communications tower tall enough so that any radio or TV communications from it would not be obstructed by the many other high-rise buildings in the city.

As well as being able to visit the tower for the best views across the city, it also has a revolving restaurant to dine at. We had one of our favourite romantic meals here at the tower’s 360 The Restaurant. The food is delicious, with a mix of fresh sea food, steaks and other local classics. Definitely one for a special occasion.

Arbor View House B&B – Long Island Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , April 28th, 2018

Arbor View House B&B - Long Island Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Arbor View House B&B is a Long Island Wine Country Bed & Breakfast Inn offering elegant lodging accommodations in a romantic and historic setting.

This North Fork Winery region B&B and spa offers spa services, award winning gourmet breakfast, relaxing gardens, fine linens and accessories and gracious concierge services.

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Aldrich Guest House – Galena Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , March 17th, 2018

Aldrich Guest House - Galena Gay Bed & Breakfast

At Galena’s Aldrich Guest House, we provide you with with luxurious surroundings coupled with professional and intuitive, yet unobtrusive, service. We have renewed the interior and decor to provide relevance in the 21st century yet maintain the inspiration of the origins of the house from 1845 by highlighting the architectural beauty and craftsmanship that put this house on the National Register of Historic Places – no doilies here!

We invite you to take advantage of all that this Galena mansion has to offer and make yourself at home. You are encouraged to walk through the nearly half acre of lawn and gardens, relax on the screened in porch, play games or enjoy wine and listen to music of your choosing in the parlor, or let us schedule a massage for you in the library.

Or maybe you would like to explore Galena and visit the historic sites, shop along Main Street, or see the wineries, distillery, or brewery. For those who enjoy the outdoors, kayak or canoe down the Galena River, walk or bike along the riverfront trail, cross country or downhill ski, or explore any of the nearby national and state parks. All of this is just a five minute walk from Aldrich Guest House and is waiting for you!

Whether it’s a getaway from the stress of the city, a romantic couple’s vacation, a friends or family reunion, a sightseeing adventure, or anything in between, Aldrich Guest House is your premier boutique bed and breakfast in Galena. We’re looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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Prana Rainforest Retreat – Gay Manuel Antonio Retreat

Author: , December 1st, 2017

Prana Rainforest Retreat

Welcome to Costa Rica’s Prana Rainforest Retreat, a luxurious bali-style villa in Manuel Antonio, made just for you and your partner. Come stay with us and experience expert massage therapy, yoga and exotic gourmet meals.

You can spend your whole day here, if you want, lounging together on your romantic day bed, suspended over a private tropical pool. Practice yoga on the deck by our peaceful waterfall, surrounded by a tropical forest filled with monkeys and toucans.

Our Costa Rica retreat sits on the border of Manuel Antonio National Park, just minutes away from world-famous white sand beaches.

Your hosts Mark and Jon, built the Prana Rainforest Retreat as an extension of their business, Prana Spa, in Key West. We offer our retreat as a bed and breakfast – a full breakfast is served each morning, including items such as:

  • Omelets filled with fresh homemade goat cheese and herbs from our greenhouse, made with eggs from our own chickens
  • Fresh homemade granola and yogurt served with organic fruit from our own trees
  • Almond pancakes topped with maple syrup infused with homegrown ginger and cardamom
  • Fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, and organic Costa Rican coffee.

The retreat’s Guest Villa offers 1,400 square feet of living space, and includes a king-sized bed, large living room, and a step-through “rain shower” room opening up onto the pool deck. You can look up from your shower and see a flock of toucans in the trees above!

Our Manuel Antonio villa is furnished with museum-quality furnishings collected from India, Indonesia and Thailand, and the open air design allows cool jungle breezes to pass through, or if you prefer, you can fully air condition the rooms.

Prana Rainforest Retreat was made for relaxation – lay in a hammock on your private covered deck by the waterfall, read a book on the cushioned Bali Bed suspended over your private pool, have a glass of wine in your living room, or take a nap on your comfortable antique king-sized bed.

Each of these spaces has a wonderful view into the surrounding rainforest, and there are also have trails traversing the property which you can explore while you are here.

The Prana Rainforest Retreat is a wonderful, private getaway which you’ll have all to yourself. It’s also a great base for exploring the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica – head off after breakfast each day to experience the beautiful beaches and adventure excursions that make Manuel Antonio a world-class resort destination.

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DDG Retreat – Gay Friendly Andalucia Getaway

Author: , July 16th, 2017

DDG Retreat

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DDG Retreat offers the ultimate experience for couples looking for romantic getaways, weekend breaks, honeymoon or anniversary celebration on Costa del Sol. We are not a standard hotel but a family run Retreat. We don’t sell rooms – we bring you exotic Ambience within a stunning Natural setting with personalized services. DDG Retreat has more then 200 – 5 stars reviews and has been voted as Best in Honeymoon and Romantic Getaway 2016. We have also been covered extensively by World Press including Conde Nast, The Times, Sunday Times, Elle, Cosmo etc.

You can choose to stay at DDG Retreat’s luxury designer Villa for up to 12 Guests or enjoy a romantic break away with your Loved One at our beautiful Casa Pino with private plunge pool and tropical garden. DDG Retreat also offers you two the most luxurious Tents in the Europe.

Absolutely 5-bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Unique Luxury Villa surrounded by tropical gardens and panoramic views. Ideal for family breaks, special celebrations or anyone looking to get away from it all. This fantastic designer Villa with private heated Jacuzzi is located within a territory of natural Retreat within 4 hectares of land surrounded by tropical exotic gardens, natural pines and flowers. Stunning panoramic views stretching over Mediterranean sea, Gibraltar and Africa. If you are looking for a very private property to get away from everyday life, then this villa would be perfect. Villa has many terraces with panoramic views.

Casa Pino offers absolute privacy and solitude. Serene views stretch over to Gibraltar and African coast. Designed for seamless indoor-to-outdoor living, this property enjoys private plunge pool with outdoor lounging and dining area with BBQ. Outside bath in the garden will complete the romantic touch and exotic Ambience.

Boasting a private territory of 500m2, Royal Tent offers one of the most breathtaking uninterrupted views over Gibraltar, African coast, Pueblo Blanco Casares and the sea. Hot tub over the cliff will provide the most romantic and luxurious experience for Couples. Enjoy the feeling of being at a real cinema with your personal in home theatre dolby surround system and wine Cabinet with Award Winning Wines.

Elegant and light – Maharaja Tent is located on the elevated hill with beautiful views over the mountains. Spend your day relaxing by your private plunge pool, enjoy a bath under the stars or watch breath-taking sunsets from your private terrace. Outside shower will complete your exotic experience.

  • Stunning heated infinity pool 15×5 meters
  • sauna
  • steam room
  • gym
  • games
  • table tennis
  • tennis court
  • CD, DVD, books library and much more are of complimentary usage of guests.

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Glass on Glasshouse – Queensland, Australia

Author: , May 17th, 2017

Glass on Glasshouse

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Tucked away by Queenslands picturesque Glasshouse Mountains our stylish and contemporary hideaway feature floor to ceiling glass windows for spectacular views of the Sunshine Cost Hinterland so guests can experience nature up close, even when indoors.

Our sleek pavilions offer understated luxury and a sense of seclusion, while just being 6 kilometres from the nearest town. But with a dramatic freestanding bath at your disposal as well as a double sided fireplace, luxurious king size bedroom, breathtaking views of native wildlife, not to mention a delectable breakfast basket each morning, we doubt you will want to venture anywhere else except maybe out for dinner to a country pub if you are not in the mood for using the BBQ on the deck.

Should you choose too however to venture out there are many amazing walks and hikes not too far away.

Venture a little further to the beautiful Rainforest Towns of Maleny & Montville or go and explore the famous Australia Zoo.

Or if you don’t really want to leave your sanctuary we have an onsite cafe where you can just relax and enjoy the views over our Mango Orchard and watch the kangaroos.

Treat yourself to something special….you deserve it!

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Dreamcatcher Cottage – Woodstock, New York

Author: , May 5th, 2017

Dreamcatcher Cottage

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Dreamcatcher Cottage is set on Dreamcatcher Acres, a central Woodstock property that is conveniently located close to the historic town of Woodstock which is packed with endless indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment all-year-round.

Dreamcatcher is a charming and cozy country cottage in Woodstock, conveniently located minutes from the historic village of Woodstock, New York. The cottage is a renovated space with high cathedral ceilings & skylights to let in fresh country air and natural light, a kitchen thoughtfully stocked for simple cooking pleasure, and a comfortable queen-size bed with soft Calvin Klein bedding.

The cottage has a private deck/patio with beautiful views of Overlook Mountain. An outdoor gas BBQ & comfortable patio furniture/lawn chairs await you so you can relax and enjoy the abundant birds, wildlife & peaceful and serene woods on the 4.5 acre property grounds.

Central & convenient location to downtown Woodstock by 3-minute drive or 15-minute scenic walk to Main Street. Great base for Catskills exploration and visiting neighboring towns like Pheonecia, Saugerties, Rhinebeck and Kingston. In the winter, the cottage is within 15 miles of Hunter and Belleayre Ski resorts. Safe, secure & private property.

Hassle-free 24/7 check-in & checkout via a 4-digit Master Lock key. Free parking on premises. Extra amenities include complimentary WIFI, Cable TV, coffee/tea/beverages, Nikon binoculars, organic soap & shampoo, yoga mat, picnic set/blankets, etc.

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Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast – Denver, Colorado

Author: , January 18th, 2017

Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast - Denver, Colorado

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Discover Denver. “A Journey through Architecture” on “Millionaries Row”.

Located in the heart of the Museum district, downtown Denver.

A gorgeous, romantic Denver Bed and Breakfast nestled in the quaint Capitol Hill Neighborhood in downtown Denver, this national and state historical-registered inn is a short walk to the State Capitol, gourmet restaurants, theaters, museums, shopping and more.

Eight elegantly appointed rooms and suites offer turn-of-the-century opulence with modern day flair at the Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Some rooms feature private balconies, gas fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. All rooms feature private baths, beautiful antique furnishings, fresh cut flowers, high speed wireless internet, cable TV, writing desks, modem ready phones, in-room refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, and air conditioning. Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast each morning as well as wine service each evening featuring Colorado wines.

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Sago Cottage – Gay Friendly US Virgin Islands Vacation Rental

Author: , July 13th, 2016

Sago Cottage

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Our charming home Sago Cottage is nestled into the hillside over Coral Bay on St. John. It is a traditional West Indian cottage- brightly painted with lots of shutters, very open and airy. A true tropical retreat with great views and no nearby neighbors. Our covered decks overlook the Caribbean sea and have beautiful sunrises and moonrises. It is the perfect spot for a romantic holiday for two- with cooling breezes and a captivating view you may never want to leave this idyllic hideaway.

This Cottage is perfect honeymoon destination. Many of our guests have gotten married on island. We can offer suggestions for an LGBT friendly officiant if you decide to tie the knot on St. John.

The covered porches were designed and furnished with comfort in mind. They hold a small dining table, reading chairs and a porch swing to while away the rare rainy afternoon.

The view to the south and east is of the eastern end of St. John, the neighboring British Islands and the Caribbean Sea. The cozy interior of Sago Cottage has a distinctly quaint feel without sacrificing modern conveniences. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a full size dining room and a small but comfortable living room. The bedroom features a queen sized four poster mahogany bed, hand made on St. John and is a perfect place to wake up to a day in the islands. The colorful louvered shutters serve to filter the light as well as frame the ocean views throughout the cottage.

Location: Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Windwardside Guest Cottage is located in quiet seclusion with mesmerizing views of Coral Bay, nearby islands and the Caribbean Sea. The house is situated two thirds of a mile up a little used road in Coral Bay. Surrounded by tropical plantings and marvelous vistas, you are still just a short drive to a cool splash in Salt Pond Bay or other equally inviting white sand beaches.

Restaurants, shops and watersports are all available within two miles in Coral Bay. The main town on the island, Cruz Bay, is located 8 miles away. The airport is in St. Thomas which is reached via a twenty minute ferry ride. (Ferries leave every hour on the hour and cost $7 each way).

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Mountainside Cottage – Lesbian Owned Cottage in Alexander, North Carolina

Author: , May 29th, 2016

Mountainside Cottage

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Built in 2008, Mountainside Cottage is the perfect place to stay while exploring the wonderful towns of Asheville and Weaverville. The interior is light-filled and sunny, thanks to the many windows and skylights (there’s even a skylight in the shower!). The cottage has central air conditioning for warmer days, as well as ceiling fans for those who prefer a cool breeze.

Even though we’re only about 15-20 minutes from downtown Asheville, our cottage is totally secluded. Once you’re here, you can see no one and no one can see you. Imagine sitting in the hot tub at night with no roof overhead — you can look right up at the stars. And it’s perfect because there are no city lights to spoil the view.

You can either stay in the cottage and enjoy the hot tub and totally relax or use it as a place to come back to after you’ve explored Asheville. We even have a binder that has restaurant menus, information on the Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, things to do in Asheville, hikes in the area– complete with maps and written directions. We’ve tried to think of everything to take the guess work out of what to do and how to get there. That way you don’t have to spend all your time planning what to do–you can just go do it!

We furnish everything you’ll need for a perfect vacation. Washer/dryer, linens, microwave, toaster, mixer, blender, coffee maker, wine glasses, pots and pans, dishes–there will even be a bottle of champagne in the refrigerator when you arrive! You simply need to bring clothes and food.

Even though we do have an outdoor gas grill at the cottage, there’s a great park a mile-and-a-half away where you can cook out beside the French Broad River (yes, you can even hear the river at night). The Ledges Park is also a place where you can put in to kayak the area or go fly fishing.

And we’re more than happy to accommodate your pets (dogs only, please!). The cottage is totally surrounded by woods, so it’s a great place for your furry friends to run and play. There’s also a dog park/mountain bike trail a mile from the cottage.

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