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banude
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Re: New Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs [Re: FireProf]
      #1740707 - 08/11/17 11:37 PM (173.164.246.58)

Funny you mention the smoking at TCI, the one and only time my wife and I stayed there we were woken up the first morning by the smell of cigarette smoke in our room and the neighbor greeting his friend loudly. I think it was 7am. The loose fitting door and the arrangement with the breeze pushed all his smoke right into our room. We paid for that night but told Tom we didn't want to stay any longer. Not just because of that, but it certainly didn't help. Our room backed up to a daycare behind us and we heard happy children sounds all day long, another straw on the camel's back. We had been spoiled by the much larger grounds of DSR where we could sort of find our own more private area rather than just the pool deck.

We'll probably try the Terra Cotta, only because we like to give everything a shot, but we've yet to find a place better for us than DSR.


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FireProf
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Re: New Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs [Re: banude]
      #1740838 - 08/14/17 09:52 AM (47.149.80.168)

It's good we all have choices!



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DenitaLC
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Re: New Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs [Re: banude]
      #1741187 - 08/17/17 07:38 PM (73.254.105.24)

We changed our four days at DSR to two so we can try out the new Terra Cotta. I also like to patronize new ventures. Having options is far and few between in the c/o resort world....nice to have another place open its doors.
Now I just have to be patient for October!!!


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terracotta
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Re: New Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs [Re: DenitaLC]
      #1741914 - 08/27/17 03:39 PM (72.132.237.220)

Hi, My name is John Ruze. I am the owner of the new Terra Cotta in Palm Springs, CA. I would like to welcome everyone to our resort. Based on the advice of Tom and Mary Clare, I am calling the resort clothing optional as it is much nicer sounding and easier to book first timers. I know the original Terra Cotta Inn was the best place for first timers and our goal is to make the new Terra Cotta the best place for first timers too. As Fireprof mentioned first timers always ended up nude at the original Terra Cotta and at our new resort too. We do a good job of screening guests, so we do not get gawkers wearing clothes. The response to our opening has been over whelming. We've had guests from Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong, and all over the US. We are rapidly gaining the reputation of being the place for nudists to vacation out west. Anyone that wants to email me with questions is more than welcome to at JohnR@hotelterracotta.com And yes, we are 100% tobacco free, so you do not have to worry about smokers sitting next to you at the pool.

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Re: New Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs [Re: terracotta]
      #1741957 - 08/28/17 09:32 AM (76.21.207.46)

Thanks John. Operating as Clothing Optional is a proven way to attract new couples to naturism.

Our family joke is that it is usually the husband who wants to make the first visit to a C/O resort...and it is the wife who keeps wanting to return!

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Bill


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DenitaLC
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Re: New Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs [Re: Bill_S]
      #1749397 - 10/13/17 08:20 PM (72.132.238.224)

Here right now at the Terra Cotta and really enjoying our stay. Many long time TCI patrons are returning and there have been unexpected reunions going on!

For a brand new place, John and company are doing great and I truly believe the property will continue to evolve and improve. Like the OP stated, we are very lucky to have a new option on the west coast for nude vacationing!


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Re: New Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs [Re: DenitaLC]
      #1749484 - 10/15/17 11:04 AM (47.149.80.168)

Glad you had a good time at TC. Fingers continue to be crossed that our paths cross one visit soon, very soon.



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Eabnaturist
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Re: New Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs [Re: FireProf]
      #1752861 - 12/06/17 01:12 AM (72.197.18.112)

Definitely going to talk to wife about getting back into the Palm Springs habit occasionally....

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Eabnaturist
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Re: New Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs [Re: Eabnaturist]
      #1753134 - 12/10/17 08:53 PM (72.197.18.112)


My wife is trying to get a day or two off in the holidays so that we can try to go. Any reviews? Tips? Discount codes?


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banude
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Re: New Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs [Re: Eabnaturist]
      #1753185 - 12/11/17 05:13 PM (173.164.246.58)

We enjoyed our visit to the new Terra Cotta. There clearly is work to be done, but it has potential.

The room we stayed in was good size and well appointed, I did miss a table and chairs in the room more than I thought I would. It was a bit tougher to get some business taken care of while sitting on the edge of the bed balancing my laptop. The pool deck is in rough shape, but that's on the agenda to get redone at some point, bring flip flops to protect your feet from small rocks and deteriorated concrete.

I didn't care for the loungers, they're formed in a sitting curve for your legs, so if you decided to lay on your tummy the angle is all wrong. I prefer the flat vinyl loungers with the back adjustment than can work for sitting up or for laying on your stomach flat. I'm sure for some, these curved type are more comfortable.

The pool has a deep end, so most of the people congregate in the shallower end where they can stand. When there's a large group in the pool the one end can get rather crowded and noisy while the deep end is empty and the quieter end of the small pool and deck. The grounds are coming along too, not quite there yet, but you can see they're trying.

The afternoon snack is a nice feature, we enjoyed that.

WE LOVED THE NO-SMOKING RULE. That was terrific, no smoking anywhere on the property. I felt bad for the few people that had to put some clothes on every 90 minutes or so and go out to the parking lot to feed their habit, but we both commented on how nice it was not to have to smell it.

The no cell phone rules at other properties sort of perplexed us, until we sat at the new TCI listening to a woman talk very loudly to her daughter for 30 minutes about everything under the sun. It was almost as if she figured we all wanted to hear her conversation. It's not the cell phone's fault, but the user. I guess if you can't make courteousness a rule, you have to remove the phones altogether.

As has been said, I'm always glad there are more options rather than fewer options for a clothes-free getaway. I wish them all the best.

Edited by banude (12/11/17 05:48 PM)


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