New Hampshire Lesbian Retreat, Highlands Inn, Featured in NY Times Best-Selling Book
BETHLEHEM, NH - The Highlands Inn is pleased to be the honeymoon destination for two of the main characters in Jodi Picoult’s latest book, "Sing You Home." Enjoying its eighth week on the NY Times Bestsellers List, the book tells the story of Zoe, a woman who gets divorced from her husband after struggling with infertility, who falls in love with a woman. Zoe’s ex-husband discovers Jesus and becomes active in a church with a strong anti-gay platform. So sets the stage for a story of one of the great tensions of our times.
Zoe and her new partner Vanessa marry in Massachusetts and spend their honeymoon in New Hampshire at the Highlands Inn. The book describes our signature rainbow chairs, our fireplaced rooms, and the quaintness of Bethlehem and the surrounding White Mountains. Perhaps most importantly the book captures the uniqueness of a Highlands Inn honeymoon where lesbian couples can act like newlyweds because as Jodi writes: "there’s something really nice about being with your people."
The Highlands Inn has received great attention because of Jodi’s inclusion. Many folks have called to see if our phone number, mentioned in the book (877-LES-B-INN), is for real. Most callers admit it, others claim to have the wrong number. Others have reached out to let us know how thrilled they are to have learned about us and some have already booked a stay. We are overjoyed that Jodi chose to use her platform to let women around the world know about this lesbian paradise in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Jodi recently announced that Ellen DeGeneres has purchased the rights to make "Sing You Home" into a movie. We are elated about Jodi’s success and excited at the prospect that even more folks may learn of us.
The award-winning Highlands Inn serves a lesbian clientele. Located on 100 private acres in New Hampshire’s beautiful White Mountains, the Highlands is known for its welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. The area boasts world-famous fall foliage and hiking and skiing are among the best in the country.
The Highlands is one of very few inns or resorts dedicated to serving the lesbian community. Since its first commitment ceremony in 1985, hundreds of couples have held civil union and commitment ceremonies at the Inn. With same-sex marriage legal in New Hampshire, the Highlands has hosted over 50 marriages since January 2010. Their years of experience and dedication to marriage equality make them uniquely prepared to help women achieve their dreams of marriage and the wedding of their dreams.
The Highlands Inn has long been recognized as one of the finest women’s inns in the country. The Highlands received the PlanetOut Editor’s Choice award every year of that award’s existence, recognizing "outstanding achievements in gay travel." The Inn is also honored to be an annual recipient of the Pink Choice award.