The Ultimate Gay Weekend Getaway


ALT Travel by Bruvion is a gay owned and operated luxury travel management and concierge service that uniquely addresses the needs of the LGBT traveler. The company uses close industry relationships, exclusive access to the best rooms and rates and their collective first-hand travel knowledge to produce the best experiences for the LGBT community. Busy work travels, last-minute honeymooners, a family retreat to Bangladesh…they’ve seen it all, and love showing each LGBT traveler how to see the world…differently.  Here are a few suggestions for a fabulous weekend getaway:

Blackberry Farm:  

With over 4,000 acres of land, Blackberry Farm is a pastoral fantasy complete with horseback riding, canoeing, mountain biking and peaceful hiking trails. The service and accommodations deliver high end luxury against the picturesque landscape. The Farm is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

ALT TIP:  Book with ALT Travel and receive the VIP treatment – including a $100 resort credit and complimentary breakfast.

Museum 21 in Louisville, KY:

Rural pastures not your thing? The Museum 21 in Kentucky is one of our most treasured spots in Louisville. Discover the rich history of the city in the historic downtown area, while dazzling in the property’s heavy art and design features (including an in-house art exhibit).  You’ll leave feeling very rested, wowed and VERY chic.

ALT TIP: We have several A-Listers who have stayed in the “Asleep in the Cyclone” suite. A trippy aesthetic for us out-of-the-boxers.

La Maroma by Belmond in Riviera Maya, Mexico:

Not only is Belmond an amazing pioneer in the LGBT community, they also just happen to have some of the most gorgeous properties around the world. It doesn’t get more beachy and beautiful then the Yucatan coast – enjoy the award-wining spa, Mayan culinary masterworks or just relax on the sugary sand of La Maroma’s unspoiled beach.

ALT TIP: Book with ALT Travel to include a complimentary 30 minute massage and buffet breakfast for two.

El Encanto by Belmond in Santa Barbara, CA:

From Coast to Coast, Belmond has another amazing offering in Santa Barbara. Fly in to LAX and take the iconic Pacific Coast Highway to the quaint, idyllic Santa Barbara. Perched on the hills of Santa Barbara, El Encanto is a romantic collection of luxury cottages. It’s the perfect place to relax, recharge or rejuvenate.

ALT TIP: Book with ALT Travel to include a $100 resort credit and continental breakfast for two.

Mama Shelter in Hollywood, CA:

While we love our Old Hollywood staples, we also love the new wave of Los Angeles hotels. Our current favorite? Mama Shelter. A perfect balance of cool, affordable and just a little weird, Mama Shelter blends funky styling, cheeky attitude and amazing location. Mama knows best!

ALT TIP: Stay at Mama Shelter if you want to be walking distance to some of Hollywood’s most memorable spots including Arc Light Cinemas, Pantages Theatre and the Walk of Stars.

Pictured: La Maroma by Belmond in Riviera Maya, Mexico – photo courtesy of ALT Travel