Do your first time guests express worries about their weight?
That is a fantastic question. Yes, everyone expresses concerns about their weight. Everyone wishes they could lose “x” more pounds, Tom and I wish that we could lose more weight too. However, you should not let that keep you from enjoying a nude vacation or your life
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “once I lose _____ pounds, I’ll vacation at Terra Cotta Inn.” It’s a cop out as they’ll never lose the weight and just use it as an excuse to not try a nude vacation here.
The funny thing is, once you see real people nude at a nudist resort, not the photoshopped models and celebrities that are in magazines and online, you start to feel comfortable with yourself and your own nude body.
Women all say, being nude around other nudists is one of the most freeing and exhilarating feelings. MC
My wife is still on the fence about going and her concerns are the other guests and the preconceived notions of having to shave everything what advice can you give me to reassure her that it will be a wonderful time
The hair style on top of her head is a personal decision as is her pubic hair style. No one cares. It’s completely up to her. we average just over an 80% repeat guest rate which is one of the highest in the travel industry. Our guests are wonderful.
If your wife is a smiley, happy person, she’ll love it here. MC
Have you ever had to kick some one out for inappropriate behavior?
We’ve been open about 20 years. We used to have to about once or twice a year up to maybe 10 years ago. But, know since everyone has internet access, they can see we’re not a sex club, so they don’t want to spend their money coming here since there is a sex club about 10 miles from here. MC
I've seen pictures; it looks like we'd be bored there. Sorry.
That is OK. It’s good that you know what vacation style you like.
All nudist resorts are unique and different. Palm Springs is known for relaxation. Here at Terra Cotta Inn, we spoil and pamper our guests all week long, so they have a relaxing, fun vacation in the sun. Our guests are social drinkers, versus the weekend warrior excessive drinks.
Our guests are friendly, fun and love chatting with new people, vs looking for a lifesyles/swapping encounter.
We don’t have volleyball or a bar blaring sports all day long to keep the single guys entertained because single women don’t fly by themselves to vacation at nudist resorts, so we cater to couples.
Feel free e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’re always happy to see if we’re the perfect vacation fit for you.
Finally, we’re the most successful and popular nude sunbathing resort out west. We are unique. Unlike most nudist resorts, we actually refer people to other places where we know they would be happier. It’s your vacation and we want you to have a fun time. This makes us all the more popular as we have a very good reputation for honesty. MC
What was the terra cotta inn before you bought it ?
Terra Cotta Inn was built in 1960 by the famous architect, Albert Frey. He is considered the father of Mid-century Modern desert architecture. It was designed as a celebrity resort, so our rooms are very spacious. It was called the Money Tree. We bought it in Dec 1994 and made it nudist. MC
Having your own business must take 80 percent of your time, at least you can be nude
We start work at 8am to 10pm every day although we do get 2 days a week off as a (weekend) midweek). It is a lot of work, but then most nudist places wish they were busy 7 days a week like us instead of just weekends.
We are also unique. Most nudist resort owners wear clothes. We work nude. MC
I wore PJ's through high school. After high school, I wear briefs and a T shirt or sweatpants depending on the Chicago weather. I do sleep nude sometimes. It does feel good to be nude in bed. Sexy in some ways. I think women wearing PJ's is very sexy!
Let's face it being nude is sexual but being an adult about is very necessary. So posting a woman in a sexual position is not a bad thing for nudists. It's beautiful and makes me feel more comfortable with me being nude in public (beach, resorts) meaning I don't worry about how I'm sitting or walking or just hanging out.
Being nude can be sexual or not, it’s how you look at it. It’s in the persons mind. Plus, there is a big difference between being sexy and sexual. Thanks for you comment. MC
Why is it that people are judgmental? This is America where you get a cross section of every age, shape, size, etc at nudist resorts. Plus, most nudists do not like posting photos online because of judgmental guys. MC
How do you control what goes on in the pool at night?
I am not sure what you mean by that question. But if you are thinking a wild sex orgy, that is not our reputation. We average about an 80% repeat guest rate with guests from around the world. Having been open almost 20 years, people know if they want a sex club, to book elsewhere. MC
To be clear; The concept of Naked Selfies isn't something that, in of it's self, I find to be the problem. What I do find out of place on a naturist/nudist page are pictures of women spreading their legs as if they're about to touch themselves. Context matters, and it sends a contradictory message about the notion that nudism isn't supposed to be sexual, if you ask me!
There were 10 photos of 10 different women on that one collage. I assume people read my posts and will see that I asked, how does nudism market to women that feel comfortable posting selfies. 1 photo out of 10 shows the one you object to. It’s a collage, so it’s part of the package of that reblog.
Contradictory message? Asking how to convince women that post nude selfies and probably are not nudists to try nudism, how is that contradictory to nudism’s general message? MC
The selfies of the women are fine with me. I don't understand why the person objected to it. At least these women are happy with their bodies!
I don’t understand either especially since I said how do we market nudism to women that feel comfortable posting naked selfies. That was the whole point of that post. I have learned though there is no definition of a nudist. We have received negative e-mails from people for posting Patty, our manager’s photo here saying that she is too young, is a minority (Latina), and not representative of nudism. Of course they ignore the fact that she is a manager of a nudist resort and has worked here for 12 years…DUH!!!
You are honestly doing yourself a disservice by reblogging blatently sexual photos. I really enjoy this blog and it's message of promoting naturism as a fun, none-sexual way of life. But it's sending the exact opposite when you reblog photos from pronographic sources of women touching themselves!
Someone needs to bring up controversial topics. 20 years ago, we broke the “fun” barrier in nudism. Yes, it was considered in poor taste to say nudism was FUN even though we all know it is. The reason was they were afraid the mainstream world would equate fun with sex even though lots of things are fun like picnics, playing with puppies, watching a comedy, etc.
Nudist organizations saw we were right in publicly saying nudism was fun and now everyone does.
I showed #topless and #naked #selfies. I asked the question how do we market to people that feel comfortable posting #nakedselfies online but don’t go to nude beaches or nudist resorts. That one particular photo set showed many women taking naked selfies, so it was appropriate to use as it ran the gamut of photo styles. MC
Guests come here for vacations and expect good customer service, not having the owners lay around the pool all day long. We are working owners. This is not a rich person hobby for us. Just like the managers of Marriott’s and Hilton’s, don’t hang out by the pool, we don’t either.
Now that said, our guests say we are the most accessible owners of any nudist resort in the US. We chat with guests all the time in our lobby, we give them lots of advice on what to do in town, the best restaurants, etc.We also always give lots of advice about other nudist resorts around the world as about 80% of our guests come from out of state or country.
One of the reasons we’re always picked as one of the best nude sunbathing resorts in the world is it’s so friendly here and out guests have so much fun. MC
We’re a 17 room inn on 1 1/4 acres of land. All our guests say it’s the perfect size. Bigger places with multiple small pools end up chopped up and looking very busy and it’s harder to socialize with people. Here everyone hangs out at our large pool and lots become friends. MC
Hi Mary Clare. I have a question for you : Are your boobs still firm ? I am wondering because my doctor told me my breast will sag if I don't often wear a bra. Thanks and have a fun naked day in Palm Springs :)
That’s an old wives tale put out by the lingerie industry to sell bras. A recent 5 year French study showed wearing bras increases sagging as the chest muscles atrophied from not supporting your breasts. MC
What I find is so many people never really check out what nudism is all about. That is why different people ask the same questions over and over. Our nudist resort, Terra Cotta Inn is NOT a swinger resort. We are NOT lifestyles friendly. There are other places nearby that are lifestyle friendly and another place that is actually a sex club that misleads nudists because they say they are nudist friendly. So always ask before booking as we have so many guests that are disappointed that their vacations were ruined as they stayed at these places when we were sold out instead of changing their vacation dates to stay with us. So swinger questions help us educate people as to the differences in resorts in Southern California as EVERY single one is very different and has a different vibe and personality.
So if you want a swinger environment to have sex with strangers for a Saturday night, go to the other places (as they’re just weekend getaways). If you want a fun, social, friendly nude sunbathing resort that is popular 7 days a week, Terra Cotta Inn is perfect. MC
Hey, I've always wanted to be a customer and to enjoy some time at your inn, but I find that even in the privacy of my own home I cannot keep myself from getting physically aroused, what are your rules on males with an erection?
The easiest thing is to practice being nude at home with you wife/girlfriend. Cook nude, eat nude, watch TV nude, use your computer nude, etc. Once you feel comfortable you will find that it is not a problem. No one wants to see guys that have no self control. Your wife/gf would be very disappointed if you were the only one here that got an erection. Tom says it’s all in your head and think of sports, work, hobbies, etc to take your mind off it. MC