Arden Forest Inn – Ashland Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , September 18th, 2019

Arden Forest Inn - Ashland Gay Bed & Breakfast

Ashland’s best kept secret! Come see why our guests say, “the best keeps getting better.”

Upon your arrival, you’ll discover a unique and eclectic environment dominated by a collection of original art, curiosities, and an extensive library – all housed in an historic Ashland home. The folk Victorian farmhouse with adjoining carriage house, were both built in 1890 by one of Ashland’s founding families.

We offer tranquil, fully appointed rooms, gourmet breakfasts, free Wi-Fi, off street parking, guest kitchen with complimentary coffee, tea and treats. To add to your pleasure, we’ve created one of Ashland’s most spectacular gardens, with mountain views, enchanted green spaces, gazebo, expansive decking and a heated pool. We are conveniently located just 4 blocks from plaza and theaters.

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Pisa Views from the Leaning Tower – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , July 14th, 2018

Pisa Views

Yes, it is possible to climb to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. You just don’t pose like you’re saving the leaning tower from falling with your tiny hands but you have to climb and see what’s up there. The views aren’t really impressive but climbing a leaning tower is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You don’t get to experience that anywhere else, right? Perhaps, this might be the only leaning tower you’d ever climbed on.

Before Climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa

First, you have to buy a ticket. The ticket booth is on the left side, across the green lawn. When buying, choose a time that’s convenient for you. They limit the number of people going up there for security reasons. When you’ve paid, go to the room next door and leave your things in a locked safe. They won’t allow backpacks or bags. Just bring your camera, phone or valuable things, like your wallet. Be sure to line up 10-15 minutes before your time.

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Topside Inn – Gay Boothbay Harbor Bed & Breakfast

Author: , March 30th, 2018

Topside Inn - Gay Boothbay Harbor Bed & Breakfast

With a picture-perfect location at the highest point in Boothbay Harbor, this 19th-century sea captain’s home has panoramic harbor views, seaside perennial gardens and quiet places to relax while being just steps from all that the charming town of Boothbay Harbor has to offer. The main house and our two classic summer guesthouses offer stylish, comfortable accommodations and indoor and outdoor common spaces to enjoy the view, a glass of wine or gather with other guests.

Water views greet you in every direction – sunrise and the famous footbridge across Boothbay’s inner harbor to the east, the lighthouses and islands and out to sea to the south, and the western sunset. Our front lawn provides a grandstand seat to observe harbor activity throughout the day and the lights of the sky at night.

Start your day with a delicious full breakfast prepared to order. We offer a different main dish each day, often featuring produce from our vegetable and herb gardens or offerings from the local farmers market. Lobster, locally harvested mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and fresh cheeses are just a few of the regions freshest ingredients that have been enjoyed by our guests. Guests can help themselves to great local coffee or tea, fresh fruit, tasty homemade granola, yogurt, baked goods, cereals, juices and more. We are happy to accommodate special requests including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

The Boothbay Region offers much more than one might expect – we can easily fill a 3, 4 or even week long stay with plenty of activities. Boothbay Harbor is a classic Maine seacoast village and our guests enjoy the convenience of a one-minute walk to restaurants, shops, and art galleries.

There are so many ways to enjoy the water as well. Boat excursions leave from the in-town piers, whale watching, puffin and seal sightseeing, lighthouse tours, schooner sails, fishing, kayaking and more. On land, the spectacular beauty of the peninsula awaits on the Land Trust hiking trails, at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, or jon winding roads to spectacular lookout points such as Pemaquid Lighthouse and Ocean Point. Breweries, wineries and farmers markets are all within an easy country drive for our foodie guests. We’ll help you find it all!

Come to the Topside Inn, and see why everyone says: WOW, WHAT A VIEW!

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Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona – Sedona Gay Friendly Hotel

Author: , February 23rd, 2018

Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona - Sedona Gay Friendly Hotel

The Best Western Inn Plus Inn of Sedona is a beautiful home base for your Sedona adventure.

The hotel’s award-winning, terraced design takes full advantage of its ridge top location. With broad promenade decks along both sides of the property, guests can enjoy 360 degree red rock views without leaving the hotel.

Take in the views on the sunrise side as you enjoy a hot breakfast each morning.

In the evening stroll along the west side and take in an amazing red rock sunset right from the deck.

One of the first class amenities included in your stay, the “About Town” shuttle takes all the guesswork out of getting around Sedona. Climb in and relax – our friendly and knowledgeable staff will get you where you want to go in Sedona.

Go ahead, enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. Your ride back to our Sedona hotel is only a phone call away. We are the only hotel in Sedona that offers this service, and at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, we’re proud to be the leader in red rock hospitality. Many guests park their cars when they arrive and don’t get back into them until after check-out. Now that’s a relaxing vacation!

The energy of Sedona’s famous vortices and the spectacular natural beauty of Sedona’s red rocks combine to make Sedona, Arizona one the “Top 100 Places to Visit in the World” according to Trip Advisor. But red rocks aren’t the only attraction!

From Jeep tours to swimming tigers, hiking to train rides and of course amazing local art and shopping, there’s something for everyone in Sedona and the Verde Valley. But more than anything, you just have to experience the magical feel of this wonderful place. To show respect for the surroundings, and to help protect their natural beauty, the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona is a certified “Green Hotel”.

Are you interested in the famous Vortices? Well, the Airport Mesa Vortex is just across the street.

Want to know more about the history of the area or maybe just find out about the local flora and fauna? The complimentary Concierge Service can assist you in making the most of your time in Sedona, your way.

Whether you’re looking for dinner reservations or want to book a tour in a Pink Jeep, they can help take the hassle out of planning your itinerary. For a customized experience call our Concierge Desk 7 days a week to get personalized service to help you create your dream Sedona vacation.

If you plan on traveling with your best friend, and they happen to have 4 legs, don’t worry, this hotel gives new meaning to the term “pet friendly”. With a welcome gift at check-in and a list of local pet friendly restaurants for your reference, your furry best friend will be sitting pretty.

Sedona’s famous red rocks are waiting! A visit to Sedona can be anything you want to make it. We hope you make it memorable.

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Villa Elia Mykonos – Gay Friendly Mykonos Villa

Author: , January 19th, 2018

Villa Elia Mykonos - Gay Friendly Mykonos Villa

A luxury and cosy villa, very close to Elia beach!

The villa is modern and minimal with all kinds of facilities you may ask for. The big space together with the sunlight that jumps from every window gives you a sense of homely coziness. Comfortable king size beds will make you want to sink in them all day long, but let’s be honest; the private terrace gives you the sense of being in paradise.

The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, dining room & living room. There is also an outdoor dining and lounge area, a private swimming pool and a private jacuzzi.

Beautiful surroundings. Guests love the place because of the views, the ambiance and the location. Villa Elia is located in a complex of 4 independent luxury villas and it’s ideal for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers and families (kids welcome).

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Journeys End Lodge – Berkshires Gay Lodge

Author: , November 4th, 2017

Journeys End Lodge - Berkshires gay lodge

Many reasons will bring you to the Berkshires:

  • study
  • work
  • reunions at Williams or MCLA
  • the appreciation or practice of arts
  • business
  • adventure tourism comprising motorcycling, bicycling, kayaking or hiking, skiing,
  • and golf

Journeys End Lodge can be your home base in the Berkshires from which you comfortably pursue your objectives. Each morning, you’ll enjoy a fresh, homemade breakfast following which you can fulfill your day’s calendar and return to the warmth and comfort of the Lodge.
An Adirondak Great Camp log home with modern-day amenities, Journey’s End Lodge provides an intimate venue for business and social meetings; where artists can display and musicians can rehearse their art; and, where any tired traveler can rest.

We’re 20 minutes from Jiminy Peak and Mount Greylock in the Berkshires, and 40 from Mount Snow and the skiing, mountain biking, hiking and spectacular views each affords. Journey’s End Lodge is ideally situated for motorcycle tours tracing Vermont or Berkshire mountain roads and we are but a brief drive to your choice of golf or kayaking experience.

At the end of your day and at home at Journey’s End Lodge, relax with your family and friends in our Great Room and enjoy the coffee, hot chocolate and homemade pastries we provide.

Amenities include:

  • Queen or full size bed suites, each with its private bath
  • A Master bed-room suite with heated Jacuzzi tub and Wi-Fi enabled TV
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate with homemade pastries
  • Wine glasses/bottle opener
  • Ceiling fans in each room
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board

When you visit the Berkshires, come stay with us at and enjoy Journey’s End Lodge in Williamstown.
Visit our website to see a detailed description and photographs of Journeys End Lodge and to make your reservation.

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The Grand View Houses – Lesvos Gay Friendly Guest Houses

Author: , November 2nd, 2017

The Grand View Houses - Lesvos Gay Friendly Guest Houses

Situated in the charming, historic village of Molyvos on the northernmost tip of Lesvos Island close to all amenities and only minutes’ walk from the beach, harbour or local shops.

These three Lesvos gay friendly guest houses introduce a new level of luxury and attention to detail within the self-catering community. Inspired by the majestic and traditional houses overlooking the sea among the Greek islands, each of our houses have breathtaking views of Lesvos. Our vacation homes are cleverly designed to magically merge modern conveniences with elegant history. The houses offer an up market experience without sacrificing authenticity and charm. Perfect for family holidays, friends vacationing together, or romantic escapes, each of our houses will provide a beautiful and spacious environment for making memories that last a lifetime.

The views are simply stunning!

Every room has a spectacular view, either of the surrounding mountains or the bay of Molyvos with the sweeping northern Aegean beyond. There are even views of the castle and postcard-perfect village from the front veranda. Incredible nightly sunsets are virtually guaranteed.

Each house with their en suite bathrooms has free Wifi, air-conditioning or heating throughout, and its own parking space. We have done our best to consider the environment, following “green” practices in construction and maintenance. The houses offer “Coco Matt” mattresses, sheets and towels, produced right here in Greece from the finest natural materials.

The three Grand View houses share two buildings, one with two semi-detached houses:
the two-bedroom/two-bathroom Grand View Afrodite and the one-bedroom/ one-bathroom Grand View Rhea.
Grand View Kimon is a three-bedroom/three-bathroom, stand-alone home. Each house has a separate entrance and private, secluded balconies.

All three houses benefit from two communal barbeque areas, one with a fountain, particularly well-suited for large groups which is also big enough for Yoga or other alternative movement classes.

AMENITIES-FACILITIES:

– Dishwasher
– Microwave
– 4 ring hob/large stove /air convector oven.
– Filter coffee machine
– Toaster
– Kettle
– Washing Machine
– Dryer ( only in Afrodite and Kimon)
– Iron and ironing board
– Hairdryer
– 3D television 42″/ 32″ compatible to laptops
– DVD with surround system/ blue ray/ Mp3/CD player
– Free Wi-Fi
– Telephone / free for incoming and local calls
– Air-conditioning /inverter/ low decibel /heating during the winter months
– Heat panels and heated towel racks for cooler months
– Rain showers
– Ceiling fans
– Safe for valuables
– Shared barbeque
– Soft sheets and towels changed every 3 -4 days (Changed daily with extra charge)
– Beach towels

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Villa del Golfo, Sicily, Italy

Author: , January 11th, 2017

Villa del Golfo

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Enjoy a perfect vacation at Villa del Golfo!

Ciao and welcome to Castellammare in our two story villa set on 3000 sq mt of private secluded property located on the Western Coast of Sicily.

This charming place can accommodate up to 14 people, having 7 air conditioned bedrooms with either sea or mountain view. Terraces and balconies give the guests the opportunity to enjoy and savor the breathtaking view or the Mediterranean Sea. 4 bathrooms, 2 outside showers, a well equipped barbeque area, gives the perfect setting for family get together or for special gatherings and celebration. Gated area offers secure and plenty of parking for cars, vans or motorcycles.

The villa is only 23 miles from either Palermo (Pmo) or Trapani (Birgi) Airports and within a short ride (30/50 minutes) from archeological sites as Segesta, Selinunte, Motzia, as well as Erice, San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani, Palermo , Monreale, Cefalu’ and many other interesting places. The villa is at a walking distance of the town beach, restaurants, supermarkets, bars, coffee shops.

The town itself offers many convenient activities as bike or motorcycles rentals, boat with or without skipper, diving, snorkeling. Guests can choose to swim in the close sandy beach (spiaggia plaja) or pebbles (Guidaloca) or rocky (Scopello). Hiking in the Natural Reserve of Lo Zingaro is an unique experience and no one should miss it as well as exploring Mt. Inici!

Orientation tour, special requests as visits to a cheese making farm, local wineries, hearthy home made meals, guided sightseeing tours, shopping and visits to the local markets, are all added features that you host will gladly arrange for you. Not to mention special treats as pick your own delicious mouthwatering figs in the villa’s garden or take a short ride to the owners farm to pick your own grapes!

Come to Villa del Golfo to experience a vacation full of emotions.

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Sopra Mare – Gay Friendly US Virgin Islands Vacation Rental

Author: , December 4th, 2016

Sopra Mare

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Sopra Mare (Above The Sea) is a stunning 1,600 sq. ft. Cliffside villa, built in 2010 on solid native rock set atop Maria Bluff in the most exclusive location in Chocolate Hole with crashing surf below.

This villa offers gated privacy with a one mile level walking circuit on paved roads while you sip your morning coffee and watch iguana’s cross your path. The villa is continually cooled by a slight gentle breeze which generally assures no biting insects. Nana type doors offer expansive full ocean views from the large master and accompanying ensuite bath. Ceiling fans in all rooms and full individual frosty air conditioning in each bedroom.

Laze away in the pool on colorful rafts and turn on the pool lite show when the sun goes down – If it’s the right time use the villa binoculars and watch the Rolex Sailing Cup from the balconies with a cool beverage or dolphins, turtles and the occasional whale. Sopra Mare has everything you would expect from an island home; convenience, elegance and comfort.

.Other features include full laundry, digital cable, two connections for your iPod or MP3 player, wireless high-speed Internet. Bose speaker system for Bluetooth with your laptop or phone and a new 42″ flat screen TV.

When you put your head down for the night you’ll experience the luxury of Ritz Carlton Pacific Coast king size pillows and heavenly bedding. Sweet dreams!

We want you to enjoy the full villa experience – therefore; if just two of you, unlike other villas the second bedroom is NEVER locked off from your access.

We continually upgrade all aspects of the villa to maintain the highest caliber demand and expected by our guests.

My Villa Manager – will greet you dockside. Then escort you to your vehicle and your new “second home” where you’ll find a complete meal and wine awaiting. No need to shop the first night!

Less than five minutes to town of Cruz Bay which offers excellent jazz at several locations on Saturday and Sunday including the famous Beach Bar – partial setting for my first book about St. John ‘Keep Left.’ Shopping and night life abound in Cruz Bay.

NOTE: If you’re considering Sopra Mare make reservations six to twelve months prior to your vacation dates. WE RENT VERY FAST.

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Carl & Maria’s Bunkhouse – Gay Friendly Boise B&B

Author: , June 8th, 2016

Carl & Maria's Bunkhouse

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Breathtaking views from every room. You might want to call it a lodge – We call it “C&M Bunkhouse” We can even marry you! Many options available – BBQ Dinners and Breakfasts can be included by a professional chef (Dinners Thursday’s thru Sunday nights) and other nights by request. If you want to be private and not partake in the meals provided, there is a Kitchenette included in YOUR living space. You can also have access to our master kitchen and living room area.

Enjoy the quiet and time away from the City. Boise is close (30 minutes) and there are two stores 20 minutes away. 15 miles from Historic Idaho City and 12 miles from the famous Hilltop restaurant off Hwy 21.

Elk, wild turkey, quail, and deer at our doorstep (no hunting) in spring and fall.

16 miles from Downtown Boise, Up Hwy 21 and then 2 miles up the dirt road, you’ve arrived at a peaceful, beautiful slice of heaven.

Wrap around deck gives you a private show the the best sunrises and wildlife the mountains have to offer.

Hot yoga room, In house gym, patio Jacuzzi, Amazon TV, and more.

Hiking, Water sports near by. We even have a hiking trail 100feet from our front door.

Summertime? Paddle boarding, fishing, kayaking right here (10 minutes away).

Wintertime? Snowshowing right here, and Bogus Basin ski resort less than an hour door to door.

Spring and Fall, enjoy the 6 mile hiking trail and all the beauty and wildlife.

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