If you want to relax and enjoy magnificent mountain views, you should visit Bear and Butterfly, a charming men-only bed and breakfast that sits atop of historical Morgan Hill in Western North Carolina. – I’m not the one for outdoor experiences, yet I was blown away by the time I spent here.
When I think about this type of excursion, tents, mosquitos and peeing behind the bushes come to my mind – sorry for the graphic mental picture. However, that’s not what you will encounter at Bear and Butterfly.
On the contrary, the 6000 square foot timber-framed cabin is 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 such as 23 acres of land for you to hang around au naturel. #sunsoutbunsout
Additionally, the four bedrooms are truly unique. For one thing, on the second floor, the suites feature vaulted ceilings, but all are individually decorated with art made out of real butterflies and antiques. They also come with their own private bathroom and walk-in closet. And let’s not forget about the cute teddy bear, ready to snuggle up with you at night.
Your stay includes daily gourmet breakfast. And when they say gourmet, they mean it. 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. Trust me when I tell you that after you try Shane’s cooking, you will want more than just your morning meal.
Another great feature of the clothing-optional resort is its proximity to hiking trails and waterfalls. It only takes 30 minutes to get to Pisgah National Forest where you can hike and admire the beauty of Skinny Dip Falls.
The fact that you can just step out of your room completely naked, doesn’t bother me. But when it comes to sunbathing, tanning lines are a requirement for me. Therefore, I didn’t do much of that.
Nevertheless, you can hang out any way you want because the owners – Sam and Shane, set out Bear and Butterfly as a safe place where gay men can loosen up without any judgment.
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Previous experience includes working with GUESS Watches (Official Blogger)GuySpy(Social Media Consultant and Community Manager) Adon Magazine(Intern), Rick Day(Social Media Consultant) and Ricardo Seco (Graphic Designer).