Mendoza Gay Hotels – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , May 25th, 2019

Mendoza Gay Hotels - The Nomadic Boys

Mendoza is the wine capital of Argentina. All those different Malbecs you tried at your favourite parilla in Buenos Aires (ours was Nicasia) were produced right here.

The region around Mendoza is the largest wine-producing area in Latin America and recognised as one of the wine capitals of the world. Most visitors head here for a wine pilgrimage, visiting the many bodegas and do lots of wine tasting. The city also has a small gay scene worth checking out but for us the real highlight was cycling around the beautiful countryside of Mendoza going from one bodega to another.

If you’re heading to Mendoza in February/March, be sure to check out the “Vendimia” grape harvesting festival. The city also has a gay festival alongside the Vendimia, which is one of the largest LGBTQ events in Argentina after Buenos Aires Pride. Check out Mendoza Tourism’s Facebook page for the latest information about it.

There are a variety of different accommodation options in and around Mendoza, with most places being friendly and relaxed towards gay travellers. Atfer spending 2 weeks in the wine region of Argentina, we’ve put together in this post our favourite Mendoza gay hotels, which we found to be welcoming towards us as a gay couple and were clearly used to hosting LGBTQ travellers.

Best Area to Stay in Mendoza

Mendoza isn’t huge, which makes it pretty easy to choose the area you’d most like to stay. For us it came down to deciding whether we’d base ourselves in downtown or in the surrounding countryside:

Downtown Mendoza: if you want to be in the heart of the action, close to restaurants and the nightlife then you’ll want to stay in the downtown area of Mendoza city. It’s easy to get around the city by foot and you can take a tour to the wineries in the surrounding countryside.

Countryside of Mendoza: if you’re looking for a more romantic stay and really want to experience the wine country of Mendoza, then you should choose one of the gorgeous wine hotels located outside the city, in Lujan de Cuyo or further in the Uco Valley. Here you’ll really be able to relax and enjoy plenty of wine tasting.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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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.

See the Arbor View House B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Chanric Inn B&B – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Calistoga, California

Author: , September 16th, 2016

Chanric Inn

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

Welcome to a celebrated new lifestyle of bed & breakfast travel. The Chanric Inn Bed & Breakfast is a lush oasis providing a stylish ambiance, sensual amenities and tantalizing sustenance. Enviably located in the natural spa town of Calistoga, The Chanric is central to the finest wineries, restaurants and activities Napa Valley and Sonoma have to offer.

Enjoy the elegant, muted color palette of your private room and bath.

Slumber in heavenly beds with fluffy down comforters. Luxuriate in high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, thick, Pima cotton towels and plush bath robes.

Light the candles and let the night take you away…

Features:

  • Pool, spa and sauna
  • Property-wide Wi-Fi
  • Select beverages provided throughout your stay
  • Wake up coffee service
  • Breakfast brunch served restaurant style, whenever you choose
  • Menu honors dietary considerations
  • King and Queen size beds
  • High thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Thick, Pima Cotton towels
  • Lush bathrobes
  • Fluffy down comforters and pillows on heavenly beds
  • Aveda and Neutrogena bath amenities
  • Special event packages available upon request

Come spend some time in the Napa Valley wine country, and stay with us in beautiful, quiet Calistoga.

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Chateau de Vie – Gay Napa Valley Bed & Breakfast

Author: , June 5th, 2016

Chateau de Vie

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

Chateau de Vie Bed & Breakfast, in Calistoga in the heart of California’s Napa Valley Wine Country, features omfortable king and queen size beds in each room, with lush towels, oversized robes, and the finest in linens.

Spend an afternoon napping under an old walnut tree, or snuggle up by the fire with a good book. Or enjoy a garden massage – reflect… relax… unwind.

Soak in the vineyard spa, take a dip in the pool, and end the day dreaming about re-entering the world with a renewed sense of being.

Walk out onto the deck to take in the astounding view of Mt. St. Helena and acres of Napa Valley’s finest. A full Breakfast Menu of all your favorites.

Come enjoy a special event, a last minute getaway, or quiet retreat.

There are a number of wonderful wineries close by, including:

  • Bennett Lane
  • Frank Family Vineyards
  • Goose Cross
  • Napa Cellars
  • Vintners Collective
  • Whitehall Lane

Come spend some time with us in the beautiful Napa Valley Wine Country.

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Four Ways to Explore Spanish Wine

Author: , December 30th, 2015

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Q: Can anything top Spain’s perfect travel mix of hot guys, gorgeous scenery, fantastic culture, and total LGBTQ-friendliness?

A: Yes. All of the above, with wine.

Spain isn’t just the home of rioja, it’s also the birthplace of cava and sherry, and its winemaking expertise stretches back at least five millennia. More than 400 varieties of grapes are grown here, and no matter where you go throughout the country, you’re literally never more than 100 miles away from one of its many wine regions, many of which rival northern California’s famed wine scene. Here are the 4 best ways to explore Spain’s wine-y wonder.

With an organized Spanish wine tour:

Loads of mainstream tour operators offer wine-focused expeditions through Spain’s various wine regions. Among the best: The Unique Traveller, a UK-based company offering more than a dozen Spanish gourmet and wine-themed tours; and Cellar Tours of California, which tailors custom-fit luxury holidays based on its roster of Spain-wide wine outings.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Creek House Vacation Rental, Santa Rosa, California

Author: , September 2nd, 2015

Creek House Vacation Rental

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

Reconnect with what matters most at Creek House, a contemporary Craftsman style home located in the Eastern hills of Sonoma County, California. Secluded and private, Creek House is set in the oxbow of a seasonal creek and surrounded by acres of unspoiled woods.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Marlborough’s Diva DeLuxe B&B, Blenheim, South Island, New Zealand

Author: , July 24th, 2015

Marlborough's Diva DeLuxe B&B

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

Welcome to Marlborough’s Diva DeLuxe Bed and Breakfast. Marlborough is a gourmet’s paradise. This is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and is the home of some of New Zealand’s finest wines. With award winning wineries, the Marlborough Sounds with its walking, mountain biking and Launch cruising opportunities this is a fantastic region to stop overnight or for multiple nights.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Black Walnut B&B, Interlaken, New York

Author: , May 30th, 2015

Black Walnut B&B

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

Welcome to the Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast, where we strive to create a top-notch “home away from home” for our guests to relax and unwind while enjoying the many offerings of the Finger Lakes region. For recent reviews of our property, we invite you to check out Trip Advisor (under Trumansburg, NY).

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Sonoma Like a Local

Author: , February 12th, 2015

SonomaI’ve lived here since… The year 2000, when a tech job brought me back home to wine country. Sonoma Valley was the mid-point between my boyfriends’s work and mine. I never would have imagined being in rural America again, after having grown up here, but it’s been an incredible place to enjoy a luxury lifestyle with great friends, incredible cuisine and of course, luscious wine.

I’ve stayed because… I love the Sonoma lifestyle! There is nowhere on earth like it. It’s a small town that welcomes everyone – just check out my blog post, ‘Sonoma: A Mayberry for Everyone’. The valley is blanketed with grape vines and the wine country lifestyle is all about sharing great wine and gourmet cuisine with friends. We have incredible weather, weekend wine tasting year round, pool parties all summer long, and warm Indian summers into November.

My favorite queer bar has to be… With a population of around 10,000, Sonoma doesn’t have an exclusively gay bar; however, it’s incredibly gay-friendly and gay couples have been flocking to this bucolic wine country town for years, buying second homes or moving here full-time. The most mixed, homogenized bar I’ve ever stumbled into (or out of) is located right here in Sonoma. Steiner’s Tavern, located on the west side of the historic Sonoma Plaza, where, on any given night you’ll find an incredible mix of thirsty bar patrons – locals, business professionals, bridesmaids, farm hands, gays and the occasional trans person. Thursday nights has become known as ‘Thirsgays’ – a great place to meet one of the local boys!

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News | Sonoma County Gay Travel Resources

Visiting Napa / Sonoma in the Off Season

Author: , February 9th, 2015

Wine GrapesMy favorite time of year to visit Napa and Sonoma are the months of January, February and March. It’s not uncommon to be the only one in the tasting room (hello, library and reserve pours!) or be invited to the cellar or winemaking facility to meet the winemaker. Why? Though the weather — between the 50s and 70s during the day, down to the 40s at night — is considered quite warm for much of the country, Bay Area residents consider it too chilly to visit tasting rooms. Within this window, the golden hue of mustard cover crops in the vineyards from late January through March, and greener grass in March as rainy season begins, makes for fantastically picturesque drives. And it’s all in all cheaper, too. Airfares are lower than in summer months — from JFK to SFO, the major airports serving Napa and Sonoma aside from Oakland, round-trip fares can run as low as $365 over a long weekend; from LAX, it’s just $44 round-trip.

The same goes for wine regions in other parts of the U.S. Out in the Finger Lakes or Long Island, for example, January and February especially offer some of the best hotel rates of the year — while lower flight demand always means cheaper airfare. It’s a no-brainer as far as we’re concerned, but here are a few extra tips for maximizing the experience:

1. Keep an eye out for seasonal hotel deals.

Like we said, during the winter months, you can score a steep discounts at hotels. Using Napa and Sonoma again as an example, the quaint English Tea Garden Inn in Cloverdale is offering 50 percent off the second night through March 30, with first night starting rates from $225. Similarly, Fern Grove Cottages in Guerneville gives you the third night free, with rates between $99 and $289, through February 28. At the luxe Harborfront Inn on Long Island’s North Fork, there are plenty of weekday rates starting from $209 and weekend rates for just $10 more in February — again roughly half of what you can expect to pay in summer.

By Kristine Hansen – Full Story at Shermans Travel | Napa Gay Travel Resources | Sonoma Gay Travel Resources