When traveling as a queer or trans person, it is important to remain safe, as the culture in different cities may differ from that of your home city. However, even in the most traditional of cities, there are safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people. For those wanting a quick getaway, below is a list of queer-owned bed and breakfasts in the United States.
Park Lane Guest House
Located in Austin, TX, Park Lane Guest House is a 1940’s home owned by a lovely lesbian couple. The bed and breakfast is within walking distance to Austin’s South Congress district and within two miles of Zilker Park. The home is cleaned with natural, cruelty-free materials, as opposed to harmful chemicals. Park Lane also offers a mosaic glass tiled swimming pool, outdoor shower, organic gardens, and onsite massage therapy, as well as uniquely designed cottages. In the morning, guests can enjoy vegan and vegetarian breakfast options.
221 Park Lane, Austin, TX |512.447.7460 | parklaneguesthouse.com
Lion and the Rose Inn
Located in Portland, OR, Lion and the Rose Inn is an elegant, Victorian style mansion with eight bedrooms, all with private baths. Whether you’re traveling alone and wanting to meet new friends, or vacationing with your fabulous rainbow squad, Lion and the Rose is not one to pass up. Owned by a charming gay couple, the inn offers comfortable Victorian parlors and a grand dining room. The outside boasts an old fashioned wrap-around porch and gazebo in the garden court. Lion and the Rose is located within close proximity of downtown Portland.
1810 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR | 503.287.9245 | lionrose.com
Get the royal treatment at Castle Marne, a 19th-century castle located in the center of Denver, CO. Castle Marne offers nine Victorian-style rooms with luxurious amenities, including private hot tubs. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the morning, as well as freshly baked treats and tea in the afternoon. Castle Marne also offers unique packages tailored for romance, entertainment and adventure.
1572 Race Street, Denver, CO | 303.331.0621 | castlemarne.com
La Cappella Suites
Located in the heart of Little Italy in Boston, La Cappella Suites is a vibrant home located in the birthplace of the American revolution. The quaint home offers self-contained, private suites with dining and living rooms, as well as beautiful views of the Boston harbor. La Cappella Suites is also within walking distance of Boston’s TD Garden, Quincy Market and Boston’s Financial District.
290 North St, Boston, MA | 617.523.9020 | lacappellasuites.com
Malolo Bed and Breakfast
While time in D.C. may be stressful and daunting, Malolo Bed and Breakfast offers a comfortable place to rest. Malolo offers amenities like spacious guestrooms with complimentary bathrobes, chef-prepared meals and even temporary mobile phones for international travelers. Malolo is also located within close proximity of the U.S. Capitol Building and the Smithsonian Museum.
5213 B Street SE, Washington, District Of Columbia | 202.670.6332 | malolobandb.com
Monte Cristo Inn
Located in one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world, the Monte Cristo Inn is a European style bed and breakfast in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Monte Cristo Inn offers 14 rooms furnished with beautiful antiques and bedecked with hardwood floors. The bed and breakfast is located within minutes of several museums, parks and hiking trails. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared every morning.
600 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA | 415.931.1875 | bedandbreakfastsf.com
Amid the hustle and bustle of New York City is a quaint, quiet bed and breakfast in Brooklyn. Located within a 25-minute subway ride from Manhattan, Loralei is designed with elements of time past. Owned by a fabulous gay couple, Loralei contains beautifully restored furniture and accented with beveled glass French doors. The bed and breakfast also offers a private driveway with free parking.
667 Argyle Road, Brooklyn, NY | 646.228.4656 | loraleinyc.com