As an aside, I was at Cville Coffee this morning for a meeting … they seem to be stepping it up a notch. A nice paver patio in front for the warmer months, a stage is being built in the “adult” section for music and other acts, and I noticed an ABC license application on the front door.
Charlottesville has proven itself as gay-friendly before … frankly, I’d like to think we’re friendly to everyone - that’s one of the comments I frequently get from clients relocating to the Charlottesville area, “Everyone’s so friendly!” is a common statement.
No rainbow flag flies outside the red-brick mansion in downtown Charlottesville. No lambda sign hangs in the window. From outside, the Inn at Court Square looks like most of the other handsome Federal-style buildings lining Jefferson Street.
But inside, amid the antique wood furnishings, chandeliers and Oriental carpets, owner Candace DeLoach has fashioned this guesthouse into one of the most gay-friendly hotels in Virginia. While much of the clientele is straight — parents of university students, business executives, couples in town for a getaway — gay men and lesbian travelers know this as a welcoming haven where they can check in and kick back without worries of second glances or raised eyebrows.