Montfair Resort Farm – Crozet, Virginia Eco-Friendly Vacation Retreat

Author: , February 1st, 2019

Montfair Resort Farm

Montfair Resort Farm offers eco-friendly vacation retreat cabins, close to Charlottesville, Virginia and The Blue Ridge Parkway. We’re just fifteen minutes from the town of Crozet, and forty minutes from Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s magnificent estate.

Come stay with us for a relaxing vacation or great getaway in our restful atmosphere, with fresh, clean mountain air, over a hundred acres of serene woodlands and open fields at the base of Pasture Fence Mountain.

We offer cozy A-frame and cedar timber frame cottages looking over a peaceful, six acre lake – the ideal blend of comfort, simplicity, and natural beauty.

Our cottages are fully air conditioned, and have modern appliances and gas heaters. The kitchens are completely stocked with dishes, silverware, linens & towels, and there’s also organic coffee & tea.

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Hummingbird Inn – Goshen, Virginia Gay Friendly B&B

Author: , September 8th, 2018

The Hummingbird Inn

At the western edge of the beautiful Shenandoah valley near historic Lexington, Goshen Pass, and Warm Springs, The Hummingbird Inn, a unique Carpenter Gothic villa, offers deluxe accommodations in an early Victorian setting.

Antique furnishings, modern bathrooms, and warm hospitality await you.

More than full breakfasts satisfy the largest appetites. Elegant romantic candlelight dinners are available.

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Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm – Dyke, Virginia

Author: , July 5th, 2018

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm - Dyke, Virginia

The Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm are romantic vacation rental cottages for two in the Blue Ridge Mountains, far away from the hustle and bustle; a place to commune with nature and unwind from the stress of city living, kids, and commitments.

Located in Greene County, about 18 miles NW of Charlottesville, our four cottages — Creek House,LaurelWood, Ridge, and Pines — are situated on 200 acres in the mountains of the Blue Ridge, surrounded on one side by a 1,000 acre parcel and on the other side by a 1,500 acre parcel. They are the last houses on a dirt road leading up Brokenback Mountain.

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Lafayette Inn – Stanardsville, Virginia Gay Friendly Inn

Author: , March 12th, 2018

Lafayette Inn Gay Friendly Inn in Stanardsville, VA

The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant is centrally located between historical sites (Monticello , Ash lawn, Michie Tavern, Montpellier and others), antique clusters, entrance to Skyline Drive (hiking trails, picnic areas & picturesque pull overs) and certainly Virginia’s wine country are among our most common attractions from our guests.

The local Vietnam Museum is very impressive, and river tubing, balloon rides and even skydiving rank among recent guest experiences.

Seeking yet another excuse to get away and visit Central Virginia? Four County Players (12 miles), a local theater group, always provides a wonderful and intimate experience.

Centrally located near countless activities during the day, and offering a relaxing, small town experience by night. A historical stage coach stop built in 1840 provides the setting for your stay.

We offer six independently-appointed rooms, each with private entrances and bathrooms. We also offer TV and free Wi-Fi access and of course, en-suite Keurig coffee makers!

Come and go as you please, relax in our courtyard Gazebo rocking chairs, or take a short walk to the nearby Noon Whistle Pottery and Artisan Shops. Full breakfast provided for our guests daily (Dinner available upon request).

Our guests can enjoy the benefit of eating and drinking after a fun day in the surrounding area, but skip the commute to a remote location. Dine in our award winning restaurant (Open Table “Best Overall”, TripAdvisor “Travelers Choice”) and simply walk to your suite for your evenings relaxation. While best known for our 10 Course Chef Tasting wine paired dinner- our full dinner and wine list are available for our guests at all times. (Reservations strongly suggested).

Want to get away from your crazy life? Come stay with us at the Lafayette Inn!

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Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles – Gay Friendly Cape Charles Bed & Breakfast

Author: , January 27th, 2018

Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles - Gay Friendly Cape Charles Bed & Breakfast

Looking for a bed and breakfast to completely relax and unwind? The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a narrow peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. On the southwest corner of the peninsula lays the bayside historic town of Cape Charles, with it’s small town charm, sandy beaches and friendly faces not to mention it’s secret weapon, the western exposure that provides the backdrop for the most spectacular sunsets. Relax with your toes in the sand, cool beverage in hand and the soothing sounds of the waves as they wash the worries of the world away.

The Inn is a beautifully restored home with great history and located in the center of town making it a perfect location. Blocks from the beach, shopping restaurants, spa and harbor/marina, with no stop light in site visitors walk, bike or golf cart around town, parking their cars for the duration of their stay. Often referred to, as the land of gentle-living the quaint laid-back town of Cape Charles is a step back in time when life was a bit simpler, our bed and breakfast is your “haven”, an escape from the urgency everyday life distractions. One of our guests said it best; “when life gets in the way of taking a minute to breathe, escape to the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles”.

The charming curb appeal of the inn and surrounding gardens, which are impeccable maintained, are just one of the views guests will enjoy from either their room window or one of the many places to enjoy the many private nooks around the property. Select a spot on the wrap-around porch with a swing, love seat or couch just calling you for a nap or perhaps enjoy a pre-sunset beverage in the adirondack chairs under “Piper” the infamous palm tree. (You have to ask innkeepers about the story behind “Piper”!).

Once inside guests will find the furnishings and elegance of the inn classic and very inviting, leaving you feeling at home as you enter the front door. The architecture of the house is intriguing with comfortable furnishings and pleasing to the eye. Meticulous detail has gone into the design and decor of each room.

There is no doubt your appetite will be fulfilled with the inn’s farm to fork approach for breakfasts, utilizing fresh produce from our gardens or utilizing bounty from the local farmers. Noted for our sweet potato ham biscuits and “Jim Bread”, innkeeper Jim’s baking is always something guests leave talking about and craving.

As innkeepers we strive to be attentive and helpful yet give you the perfect amount of privacy desired. Your satisfaction in your visit to Cape Charles and the Bay Haven Inn is our number one priority. Gracious and genuine southern hospitality is served up daily with pleasure.

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Charles Bass House – South Boston, Virginia Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 11th, 2017

Charles Bass House

Enjoy a relaxing time at Charles Bass House, a gay owned B&B in the historic district of South Boston, Virginia – in Southern Virginia, about halfway between Richmond VA and Raleigh NC.

Built in 1904, this Victorian Italianate home is just a half-mile walk to downtown area with restaurants, shops, art galleries, theatre and churches. Two unit options are offered in this very intimate and private Inn:

The Guest Suite is on the first floor and includes a spacious bedroom with queen bed, private bath and adjoining sitting room with television and sofa which pulls out to make a full bed. The sitting room can serve as a separate bedroom.

The upstairs Guest Room also sports a spacious bedroom with queen bed and television and shares a bath which is just down the hall.

All guests are encouraged to enjoy the common areas which include the living room, dining room, sun porch, hot tub and spacious deck.

Spend time in the hot tub, relax on the deck, enjoy a glass of wine and schedule a full body massage. The hot tub is always clothing optional, however, you may request your complete stay be clothing optional when making your reservation. Your host will happily attempt to make that happen.

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in Southern Virginia, come stay with us at the Charles Bass House!

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Montfair Resort Farm – Crozet, Virginia

Author: , June 11th, 2017

Montfair Resort Farm

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

Montfair Resort Farm offers eco-friendly vacation retreat cabins, close to Charlottesville, Virginia and The Blue Ridge Parkway. We’re just fifteen minutes from the town of Crozet, and forty minutes from Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s magnificent estate.

Come stay with us for a relaxing vacation or great getaway in our restful atmosphere, with fresh, clean mountain air, over a hundred acres of serene woodlands and open fields at the base of Pasture Fence Mountain.

We offer cozy A-frame and cedar timber frame cottages looking over a peaceful, six acre lake – the ideal blend of comfort, simplicity, and natural beauty.

Our cottages are fully air conditioned, and have modern appliances and gas heaters. The kitchens are completely stocked with dishes, silverware, linens & towels, and there’s also organic coffee & tea.

Just outside your front door, you’ll find walking and hiking trails for fishing, hiking, bird watching and biking.

Montfair Resort Farm’s rustic lodge is perfect for weddings, gatherings, reunions, and eco-friendly celebrations. We offer a memorable, magical location for private, relaxed events.

Montfair is also an ideal base for exploring the Charlottesville area, including the University of Virginia, the historic Downtown Mall, Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and much more. There are also a number of organic farms and wineries close by.

Montfair Resort Farm became a popular camping spot in the 1960’s – guests were drawn by our beautiful, rolling, wooded foothills on what was once a part of the Brown Family plantation called Mount Fair. The Brown family owned more than 10,000 acres in the area.

Now in the middle of a revitalization, we are planning to become a certified eco-lodge. We enjoy refurbishing our buildings from the 1960’s, preserving the noncommercial nature of the landscape, and planting native plant species. We want to provide an eco-friendly lodging alternative and a showcase for the rich natural and cultural heritage of Virginia.

We offer mountain bikes for guest use – take them out on a variety of trails, or enjoy fishing and canoeing on our local lake and ponds.

There’s also great bird watching and other wildlife, including black bear, Blue Heron or busy beaver.

Montfair is pet-friendly – bring your dogs along to wander our fields and wooded trails.

Looking for an eco-friendly Virgina getaway? Come stay with us at Montfair Resort Farm.

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Gay Arlington, Virginia

Author: , April 7th, 2017

Ambar

Running along the Potomac River across from Washington D.C., the county of Arlington is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our nation’s capital. While it should be no surprise that gay Arlington County is bustling with just as much energy and excitement as the capital across the river, it is home to a few surprising gems you would not want to miss if you find yourself in the area.

RESTAURANTS

If you’re looking to try something new and eclectic, make sure to swing by Ambar (2901 Wilson Blvd, 22201, Arlington, VA 22201, Tel: (703) 875-9663, http://www.ambarrestaurant.com/home-page-clarendon), a Balkan restaurant with a modern twist. Ambar D.C. is known for delivering a true ‘Balkan Experience’ and has recently surpassed an epic milestone for Eastern European cuisine, catapulting to the top of the international scene according to the Michelin Guide. Meat lovers rejoice, as the menu has a wide array of cured meats and slow cooked rotisserie meals that will make you salivate. Make sure to get the wild boar burger… you will not be disappointed. Not a meat eater? Don’t worry the menu also boasts a large array of vegetarian options to satisfy your cravings. The grilled veggie flatbread with their homemade pesto is a standout.

Hunting for something a little more All-American? Try the Citizen Burger Bar (1051 North Highland Street, Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: (703)-567-7401), a classic burger joint that focuses on the simpler things, a good ol’ burger and beer. The restaurant prides itself on its grass-fed beef and locally grown produce to make sure your dining experience is nothing short of being delicious. Coolers are lined up with a huge, carefully curated collection of beers (110+ and growing, many of them locally born and bred), and with a pretty long craft cocktail list, there’s much to love at the Citizen Burger Bar.

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Gay Norfolk, Virginia

Author: , October 29th, 2016

Norfolk

The port city of Norfolk offers more than meets the eye as a hotbed of local arts culture and a focal point for Virginia’s dynamic culinary scene. On the eve of Hampton Roads Pride, I set out to meet the city beyond the shore. There is the Ghent neighborhood, which thanks to a new wave of hip bars, restaurants, and independent art shops, has made Granby Street home to plenty of young bohemians. Downtown is equal parts old and new, where the lofty high rises stand side-by-side cornerstones of the antebellum era. Steeped in the city’s colonial history is the ever-charming West Freemason, a living portrait of Americana past and present, with grand old homes and winding cobblestone streets.

I set up digs at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel (777 Waterside Dr., Tel: 757-622-6664. www.sheratonnorfolkwaterside.com), a 468-room low-rise hotel with a prime location in the heart of gay Norfolk proper. Amenities include a bona fide onsite business center and a large outdoor pool on the banks of the Elizabeth River, both of which are put to good use once I check in. My room is bright and airy, and comes complete with a small blue sofa and coffee table by the window. Free highspeed Wi-Fi sweetens the deal, too, as do the harbor views from my suite, all bright with lights against the night sky. I can’t wait to check out what the city’s culinary scene has to offer on my first night.

Pendant lights hang high above the brick-and-rafter spaces of Luna Maya (2010 Colley Ave., Tel: 757-622-6986. www.lunamayarestaurant.com). This upscale Mexican restaurant has earned a high standing for serving some of the city’s best Mexican fare. At the top of my menu is the flank steak, topped with a tangy drizzle of chimichurri, and paired with a limemuddled mojito. House specialties like the slow-cooked sweet yellow corn tamales, and the roasted Poblano peppers, stuffed with spicy chicken chorizo and chipotle enchilada sauce, are standouts among a big assortment of tacos and quesadillas.

By Chris Roney – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Other Gay Beach Towns

Author: , July 31st, 2016

Colonial Beach house

We all love Rehoboth Beach, Del. Fire Island remains a popular and iconic destination for gay beachgoers, especially from the New York area. And Provincetown continues to draw LGBT crowds for its laid-back vibe and welcoming atmosphere.
But if you’re looking for something new, there are gay-friendly beach towns off the beaten path. Here are a few within driving distance of Washington.

Colonial Beach, Va.

Chris Adcock and Ted Tait were drawn to Colonial Beach in 2011 for its reputation as a great boating town. Once docked, they discovered its gay life. For those wanting to skip the fast-paced partying and slow-moving traffic of Rehoboth Beach, Del., Tait and Adcock recommend Virginia’s second-largest beach for its quaint, small-town feel and warm acceptance.

“They’re drastic opposite ends of the spectrum in a good way,” Adcock says. “Rehoboth is the new, modern, clubby younger scene where as Colonial Beach is much more sleepy and neighborhoody. Everybody knows everybody.”

By Selene San Felice and Joey Diguglielmo – Full Story at The Washington Blade

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