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Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 #307526
10/23/2023 03:04 PM
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Another one bites the dust, and it was our favorite.

Palm Springs, CA

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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #307530
10/23/2023 03:53 PM
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Sad news. Do you have a link?


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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #307552
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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #307555
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Listed as under contract. Who knows what will happen?


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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #307557
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Call them and ask for a reservation in January…,
Try their website reservation system…

All should plan to visit ASAP!

Last edited by banude; 10/24/2023 03:33 PM.
Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #307561
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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #308304
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This is sad. I was contemplating Palm Springs for a trip in March and considering Desert Sun. Looks like this won't happen.

Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: Wahnfried] #308319
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Wahnfried--I thought you were going to St Martin in March??


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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: Carol_Hill] #308335
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Carol: Yes, that's my plan now... but I was considering several options including Palm Springs. I had looked into it earlier and kind of put it on the back burner. Now it looks like I'll never visit.
There are so many nudist spots, particularly in California that are going away. I hate it.

Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: Wahnfried] #308337
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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #308372
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Re-CA nudist resorts, do we think the only reason is not enough business from us nudists (I admit not being back for years) or something else going on? Possibly the younger crowd not as into it?? Many places in FL seem to be doing ok, e.g, Cypress Cove and Lake Como. Although some have turned more toward Lifestyle-oriented customers, admittedly. But that's been quite a while.


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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: ChuckG] #308388
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I think it's the cold hard reality of real estate. A nude resort caters only to those who want to be nude. Turning it textile opens the market to more people and more cash. Of course, the property, depending on it's location, can always be used for other purposes.

I'd love to see some of these spots that are closing turned into co-ops where we all "bought in" and ran it collectively. But I'm sure that takes a tremendous amount of work.

Regarding places going lifestyles, someone told me there are more lifestyles resorts than nudist ones, which I found a little surprising.

Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: Wahnfried] #308418
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Here's yet another one Lupin


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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #308441
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I think Olive Dell is also listed as for sale.

https://www.planetnude.co/p/olive-dell-ranch-listed-for-sale

Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #309900
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Good news for now, reservations being accepted into 2024! Visit this gem while you still can.

I don’t see it listed for sale any longer, so hopefully it was purchased by buyers that will continue to run it as a nude resort or the current owners reconsidered selling.

Last edited by banude; 12/06/2023 04:39 AM.
Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #309919
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Yes, good news for now. Please post, if anyone sees any other updates.


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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #312228
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I am sad for Lupin, Olive Dell, and the San Diego countryside club, but Desert Sun is off my radar. I was shocked when they said we can’t have water by the pool. I mean, it was over 100° out.
Mathis wasn’t a no-alcohol concern. We could go inside our room and pound whatever booze we wanted.

It was a stupid crazy rule. I do not drink alcohol. I prefer water. I was disappointed that they didn’t tell us before we booked and they would ever make a rule like that. It is not safe!!!!

Now I usually go to exotic dreams and sometimes Tuscany Manor.

Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #312569
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I received an email today, "WE HAVE NOT BEEN SOLD"

Return visit booked!

BTW, drinks are allowed again by the pool. That was a ridiculous rule and they realized it.

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Re: Desert Sun sold. Not accepting reservations after 1/1/24 [Re: banude] #312578
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OK, that's kind of weird, but hope they make it ok.


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