Friday, May 24, 2024

Lesbian owned inns around the world

When travelling, where you stay is the most important thing to consider, it’s your home for the duration of your vacation. While big chain hotels have certain benefits, there really is nothing like staying in a homely boutique hotel or inn, especially when it’s LGBTQ owned! 

We are delighted to showcase these amazing lesbian owned hotels and inns around the world.

Hotel Mockingbird Hill – Port Antonio, JAIMACA

Hotel Mockingbird Hill in Port Antonio is owned by Barbara Walker & Shireen Aga and is Jamaica’s best eco-chic boutique hotel.

Located on a hillside on Jamaica’s north-east coast, between the majestic Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, this intimate, charming hideaway is set amongst some of Jamaica’s most stunning natural scenery. It is a place where guests are invited to ditch the holiday clichés and connect with the real Jamaica.

Hotel Mockingbird Hill is a 10-room sanctuary offering a casual, elegant setting, glorious gardens and panoramic vistas and is only minutes from the romantic Frenchman’s Cove Beach.


The Chalet of Canandaigua Bed & Breakfast – Canandaigua, New York, USA

Perched on a secluded hillside, The Chalet of Canandaigua Bed & Breakfast offers luxurious accommodations in a peaceful and private location as well as easy access to the attractions of the Finger Lakes wine country.

In October of 2006, Margaret Covington and Pattie English, the current owners and innkeepers, acquired The Chalet with warm wishes from the original owners the Lee family. Now the perfect place for romantic getaways, special events, or business travel, The Chalet features three comfortable bedroom suites, spacious common areas, and a second story porch that offers views of the surrounding countryside.

Just minutes from downtown Canandaigua, The Chalet offers the perfect balance between privacy and convenience.


The Peaceful Pelican – Palacios, Texas, USA

Experience the charm of this historic 1910 home and its scenic bayfront location in the quiet shrimping town of Palacios, Texas.

Owned by Paula Whitney, the property has been recognized with a Texas Historical Marker and was fully renovated in 2006-07 to bring it up to date and restore its timeless beauty. The Peaceful Pelican is proud to offer 5 luxury rooms, all with private bathrooms, first class amenities, wireless internet, an afternoon glass of wine and full gourmet breakfast.


The Mauger Estate B&B – Alberquque New Mexico, USA

The Mauger Estate B&B is a classic example of Queen Anne style architecture. It has been beautifully restored with careful attention to detail, preserving many of the original features including etched glass and finely refinished woodwork.

The inn features a parlor/sitting room, a beautiful indoor-outdoor dining room, stunning suites and cozy bedrooms (including one with a special doggy door and private yard), and a sunny breakfast room in what was once the home’s sleeping porch.

Currently Owned by Stephanie & Leia the Mauger first opened its doors to guests as a bed and breakfast in 1987 and has enjoyed a full and successful history ever since.

The Mauger Estate is listed in over 50 guidebooks and has been featured in the LA Times, the NY Times, and Home and Garden and Travel and Leisure magazines.


Bellatrix B&B for Women – Cork, IRELAND

Bellatrix is a bed and breakfast for women on The Wild Atlantic Way, Beara Peninsula, close to Castletownbere, West Cork, Ireland. It’s the place where women from all over the world can meet and relax in Ireland’s stunning south west coast.

Lainey from Ireland and Rita from Switzerland (the owners) have been providing a space for women’s holidays for more than ten years now. Young and old, active and retired, all women are welcome to this home from home under the stars.



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2 thoughts on “Lesbian owned inns around the world

  • I am sorry you missed us! We only opened last year, but there has been a lot of great press! Check us out at Downton Valley™, a bed and breakfast home “For Women, By Women”, is just ten minutes from downtown Northampton. It boasts a rainbow crosswalk in the center of town and was dubbed “Lesbianville USA,” back in the 90’s. Downton Valley, a cozy, contemporary getaway for adult women, sits high atop a hill and overlooks the mountains and valleys beyond.Lined with windows, it allows for maximum enjoyment of the exquisite views. Its beautiful interior was designed with luxury and comfort in mind. Ten minutes west of Northampton center, it is in the heart of the Pioneer Valley.

  • We are writing to you from Downton Valley, a NEW Bed & Breakfast Home for Adult Women ONLY in Northampton, Massachusetts.

    In Downton Valley, we have created an exclusive getaway for adult women in the heart of the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Downton Valley is situated in the quaint New England town of Northampton, which was dubbed “Lesbianville USA” back in the 90’s. Northampton is known for its lively artist community, great music venues, delicious restaurants, and a thriving downtown. It boasts a rainbow crosswalk in the center of town, and the welcome sign in the parking garage says “Northampton, Where the Coffee is Strong and So are the Women.” Downton Valley sits atop a hill and is lined with windows to maximize the exquisite views of the mountains and valleys beyond. Every detail of its beautiful interior was attended to by us and was designed with luxury and comfort in mind.

    Check us out at DOWNTONVALLEY.COM

    Lisa & Bonnie,
    Innkeepers, Downton Valley


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