Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Storyteller’s Guesthouse, Tucson, Arizona

Author: , November 30th, 2014

Storyteller's Guesthouse - Tucson

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Historic Charm, Unique Service, Best Breakfasts: A unique and exclusive casita in Armory Park, Tucson’s historic downtown neighborhood. The casita has a private entrance and off street parking. The main house is a 1921 California Bungalow with a sitting room and dining area for our guests to enjoy. Our concierge service will make your stay a memorable and special one

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Adobe Rose Inn, Tucson, Arizona

Author: , June 2nd, 2014

Adobe Rose Inn - Tucson

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Historic Inn Central Tucson Desert Culture: Stunning classic 1930’s desert adobe inn. Rest and relaxation is hampered only by the doves cooing. Peak season fabulously studded with fantastic cultural events – dance, theater, music. Cool evenings sparkle with outdoor dining. Feel comfortable everywhere in our highly progressive Arizona community. Let the Adobe Rose help you share our gay and gay friendly community.

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Tucson – A World Away

Author: , March 10th, 2014

Gay Tucson, AZLost souls and doomed lovers make pilgrimages to a spot near the corner of South Main Avenue and West Cushing Street, not to pray for divine intervention, for there sure-as-shootin’ is nothing holy about El Tiradito, but rather to wish upon a crumbling adobe monument devoted to what legend has it was an unrequited sinner.

Isn’t that just so Tucson?

No one knows the precise genesis of this city’s so-called “wishing shrine” to El Tiradito (The Fallen One). In fact, more than 100 tall tales have been documented since the late 1800s, most having to do with love gone wrong and copious amounts of alcohol being consumed, but all end violently with hangings or gunshots or well-placed knife wounds. El Tiradito is, really, whatever you want it be, which is why, daily, the burned-down nubs of candles spread out in a semi-circle at the makeshift altar, where crumpled, hand-scrawled notes are tucked into the adobe cracks.

Whimsical, ironic and self-deprecating, yet also charming and steeped in history, the shrine encompasses everything that makes plucky Tucson the much cooler cousin to pretentious, yet strip-mall-saturated, Phoenix two hours north.

Authored By Sam McManis – See the Full Story at the Sacramento Bee

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Tucson’s Pride in the Desert Coming in October

Author: , September 15th, 2013

Tucson Pride 2013Pride in the Desert is in its 36th year. This event is our annual fundraiser allowing us to continue to give back to the community. The annual attendance is approximately 6000 to 10,000 with about 80 vendors that include retail businesses and non-profits. The entertainment consists of both local and national talent bringing a wide variety of genres.

The Tucson Pride Festival is organized by Tucson Pride/TLGA. The 2013 festival theme is ‘PRIDE 365.’ The theme highlights the Southern Arizona LGBTQ community’s commitment to show our pride every day of the year.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Big Blue House Inn, Tucson, Arizona

Author: , July 5th, 2013

Big Blue House Inn, Tucson, ArizonaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Tucson’s Premiere Boutique Inn: Beautiful historic Victorian Queen Anne Tucson Boutique Hotel located near the University of Arizona and downtown Tucson, Arizona.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Tucson Retreat

Author: , March 21st, 2013

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

Vacation Home in a 50-acre Wildlife Sanctuary: 4-night minimum stay; no exceptions! The perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. This spacious, fully furnished 2-bedroom, 2-bath house with many amenities is situated in a private wildlife sanctuary that bridges 880-acre Sweetwater Preserve and Saguaro National Park. Ideal for hiking, bird watching, or mountain-biking (some of Tucson’s best).

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: La Casita Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona

Author: , January 23rd, 2013

La Casita Del Sol, Tucson, AZPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Coming to Tucson? Stay with us at La Casita del Sol, an historic 1880’s adobe rowhouse home in the El Presidio Historic Neighborhood in downtown Tucson, Arizona.

La Casita del Sol has five hundred feet of living space, with two rooms and a bath, reflecting the simple lifestyle of the late 19th century workers who lived here – tradesmen, blacksmiths, bartenders, and more.

La Casita del Sol keeps its original simplicity and charm, combined with beautiful, comfortable aesthetics and modern amenities that travelers today expect.

Our guests are close to everything: Tucson’s unique culture, natural beauty, historic sites, and flavors our wonderful Southwestern Cooking. There are many great sights within easy walking/cycling distance from La Casita del Sol, and many more an easy drive away.

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Gay Tucson, The Old Pueblo

Author: , May 14th, 2011
by Marc Haberman, Natural B&B, Tucson, AZ
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Gay Tucson, AZ

Gay TucsonTucson, Arizona is one of the best places in the country to live and visit. The sense of history is always with us with diverse things to do to fit anyone’s taste. The quality of life is high and the cost of living is low. the weather is great the year around.

This city is so unassuming. This is the old west desert, not the Californiazed version up north in Phoenix. The homes are interesting, the food authentic and the views breathtaking. There is a lot of understated wealth here, but it’s blended in with the rest of the population. You want fine dining? They have it. The area is good for walking, riding horses, biking, and stargazing. We have many birds in the area. There is public transportation nearby.

Located in the Southwest United States, in Southern Arizona, Tucson is one of the oldest continually inhabited areas in North America. Hohokam Indians lived and farmed here for 4,000 years before Spanish missionaries and soldiers arrived in the late 1600s.

Gay TucsonIn the 1700s, these “newcomers” established the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson and the Mission San Xavier del Bac — the two most iconic and historic structures in the region. “The Old Pueblo,” as the adobe-walled Tucson Presidio became known, is Tucson’s nickname to this day.

Tucson officially was founded on August 20, 1776 — an event celebrated annually at Tucson’s birthday party, La Fiesta de San Agustin. Though once part of Mexico, Tucson officially became part of the United States in 1854.

Soon after, cattle ranchers, settlers, miners, and Apache Indians began to clash, thus beginning the Wild West era of 1860-1880. With the Southern Pacific Railroad’s arrival in 1880, Tucson’s multicultural roots grew as new residents adopted customs of the Tohono O’odham Indians and Mexicans living here. In 1877, the city was incorporated, making Tucson the oldest incorporated city in Arizona.

Tucson is now the second-largest city in Arizona after the state capital Phoenix; it is also the county seat of Pima County, which includes the towns of Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina, South Tucson, Sahuarita, Vail, and Green Valley. Metropolitan Tucson’s population is more than 1 million; this includes roughly 50,000 students and employees at the University of Arizona, the first university in Arizona, founded in 1885.

Gay TucsonBoasting an average 350 sunny days a year and warm dry air, Tucson’s climate is ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. Winter temperatures average highs of 64-75 *F, perfect for major events including Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossils Showcase, WGC-Accenture Match Play Golf Championship, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros-Tucson Rodeo, and the Festival of Books. Other prominent annual events are El Tour de Tucson, Tucson International Mariachi Conference, Southwest Wings Birding Festival, and New Year’s Competition Powwow.

The name derived from the Tohono O’Odham Indian word ‘Styuk-sone’ meaning at the foot to the black hill. The land has been continuously settled for more than 12,000 years. Originally an Indian village, Tucson – ‘Old Pueblo’ – was founded in 1775. The modern city of today is blessed with the striking beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an average 350 days of sunshine. Tucson celebrates a rich cultural heritage blending Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences with unique art, architecture, cuisine, and music.

Summer days can get quite warm and are great for exploring Tucson’s excellent spas, shopping, museums, and art galleries. Summer’s cooler early mornings and late evenings invite outdoor dining and activities like hiking, and horseback riding; early and later tee times are available at seasonally reduced prices.

Tucson is set in a Sonoran Desert valley surrounded by five mountain ranges. A trip from the 2,389-foot valley floor to the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon summit along the Catalina Highway-Sky Island National Scenic Byway traverses seven of the world’s nine life zones — it’s like driving from Mexico to Canada. Tucson is bordered on all sides by natural areas, including Coronado National Forest, Catalina State Park, Ironwood Forest National Monument, and Saguaro National Park (land of the rare, giant saguaro cactus).

Tucson offers one-of-a-kind experiences for visitors interested in outdoor adventure and nature, heritage and culture, arts and attractions, golf, and original Southwest-inspired dining. With lodging at hotels, resorts, spas, guest ranches, and bed and breakfasts available to please all ages and preferences, Tucson is truly the “Real. Natural. Arizona.”

Local attractions include:

  • Gay TucsonArizona Desert Sonoran Museum
  • Saguaro National Monument
  • Kitt Peak Observatory
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens
  • Biosphere 2
  • San Xavier mission
  • Sabino Canyon
  • Colossal Cave
  • Kartchner Caverns
  • Cool Mt. Lemmon hiking
  • Hiking trails
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming and Fitness
  • Ghost Towns
  • Art Galleries
  • Tours in Birding
  • Good Restaurants
  • Arizona State Parks
  • Flandrau Science Center
  • Old Tucson Studios
  • Pima Air & Space Museum
  • Reid Park Zoo
  • Tohono Chul Park
  • Tombstone’s Historama
  • Arizona Historical Society/Tucson
  • Center for Creative Photography
  • Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block

Of the many attractions in Tucson the Arizona Desert Sonoran Museum, at the top of the list. It is a world class exhibit of all the live animals, plants, geology, reptiles, birds, and fish of this region in their natural habitat. You can easily spend and entire day there.

Tucson is the astronomy capital of the world with more observatories here than anywhere else in the planet. Kitt Peak is a top attraction with over 25 observatories.

Natural Bed & Breakfast Retreat is an all natural ‘Home Away from Home’ nurturing place to feel secure when in Tucson. It’s natural environment includes clothing optional for guests. We offer professional therapeutic massage on the premises along with nutritional consultations, and private nude sunbathing.