10 reasons why Bear and Butterfly is the best gay clothing optional mountain getaway
The closest town might be 30 minutes away, but once you get to Bear and Butterfly, you won’t want to leave. And why would you? The 6000 square foot timber-framed cabin it’s equipped with everything you need: full-scale gym, large hot tub, outdoor claw foot tub and shower, movie theater, 24-hour coffee and snacks among other amenities. And let’s not forget about the 23 acres available for you to hang around au naturel.
Bear and Butterfly sits atop of historical Morgan Hill in Western North Carolina. As soon you come in the driveway your breath is taken away by the picturesque landscape. Once inside, you realize this is truly one-of-a-kind luxurious retreat for gay men. So snuggle up, here are ten reasons why you should visit this men-only bed and breakfast this summer.
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10. The million dollar views
Whether you’re sipping coffee from the private balcony of the Bear Americanas suite or watching the colorful sunsets from one of the decks, everywhere, you look there’s a stunning view right in front of you.
9. All four rooms are unique
On the second floor, the suites feature vaulted ceilings, but all four are individually decorated with art made out of real butterflies and antiquities. They also come with their on private bathroom and walk-in closet. As well as with your cuddle buddy: a cute teddy bear.
8. Your gourmet breakfast
Their signature blueberry vanilla stuffed French toast is made with locally sourced cheeses, bread, dairy and meats from Hickory Nut Gap Farms. However, the upscale service doesn’t end there. Specialty items such as chocolates and champagne are available upon request. – Onsite dinner too. Once you try Shane’s cooking, you will want more than just your morning meal.
7. Take a bath or an outdoor shower
Get your mind off things by soaking in their outdoor claw-foot bath while sipping on a glass of wine or drinking a cold beer from one of the local breweries.
6. Waterfalls and hiking trails are minutes away
Bear and Butterfly it’s a great spot for nature lovers. It only takes a quick drive before you get to Pisgah National Forest where you can hike many of the trails or enjoy the beauty of some waterfalls like Skinny Dip Falls.
5. Get cozy and chill
Finish up your day in the grand home theater. Filled with plush leather reclining seats, popcorn and other snacks on hand, I dare you not to Netflix and chill.
4. Relax in the hot tub or outdoor furniture
Re-energize in the hot tub and sunbathe in the outdoor furniture. Tan lines will be a thing of the past because at Bear and Butterfly all you need is and open mind and sunscreen.
3. When they say full gym, they mean it
Workout enthusiasts will enjoy the full-size gym. Grab a gym partner and ask him to spot you.
2. The thoughtful gift box
Your room rate includes a deluxe gift box with original Bear and Butterfly products. From organic based goat milk soaps and lotions to locally sourced fruit and vegetable jams. Isn’t that sweet?
1. A sense of freedom and comradery
Bear and Butterfly was created to give gay men a place where they can come and relax without judgment. As soon as you step foot in the door, Sam and Shane will make you feel welcome and part of their family. At the end of your stay, you leave with a magnificent experience and two new friends for life.
Photo Credit: Jorge Gallegos
Bear and Butterfly is located at 649 Morgan Hill Rd, Asheville N.C. 28803. You can book your stay by clicking here or calling (828) 628-4588 or (305) 407-4558.
Travel and expenses for the author and models were provided by Bear and Butterfly for the purpose of writing this story.