Clothing optional gay resorts in Palm Springs!

  • DylanMc

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    Jan 10, 2015 8:01 PM GMT
    I am looking for a clean decent place where I can hangout naked during the day and feel safe at night...A playful environment its always a plus but not a must...Any suggestions?
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    Jan 11, 2015 5:21 PM GMT
    There are some 40+ gay resorts here in PS. Most are either clothing optional or have a clothing optional area near pool or hot tubs. If you go to

    http://gaytravel.about.com/od/hotelsresorts/tp/PS_GayHotels.htm

    you'll find a fairly comprehensive list with comments.
  • courtnyou

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    Jan 11, 2015 6:00 PM GMT
    my fave is La Dolce Vita.
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    Jan 11, 2015 6:55 PM GMT
    psblond saidThere are some 40+ gay resorts here in PS. Most are either clothing optional or have a clothing optional area near pool or hot tubs. If you go to

    http://gaytravel.about.com/od/hotelsresorts/tp/PS_GayHotels.htm

    you'll find a fairly comprehensive list with comments.

    You live there, you've gotta be our best RJ source for Palm Springs info. Though maybe, like me, living there you don't personally use all those places, like I don't use all the gay guest houses in Fort Lauderdale & Wilton Manors.

    A friend of ours owns Azul and the Alibi in PS. Perhaps you know them, and him. Unless you're planning on chatting with him yourself, we'll call him next week for his input on this. We see his father & brother here almost daily. Please let me know if you've already asked him about this gay resorts question.
  • DylanMc

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    Jan 11, 2015 7:15 PM GMT
    courtnyou saidmy fave is La Dolce Vita.


    Is it a big resort? Some of them seem small 10 - 12 rooms.
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    Jan 11, 2015 10:18 PM GMT
    DylanMc saidI am looking for a clean decent place where I can hangout naked during the day and feel safe at night...A playful environment its always a plus but not a must...Any suggestions?


    The Desert Eclipse Gay Resort - has been really great every time I visited. It is clothing optional. The rooms open to a nice courtyard and pool. The facility is run by the gay couple, excellent service, rooms are fantastic. The resort is close to downtown for a nice easy walk to main restaurants and some bars. Additionally, they always had good recommendations on restaurants, bars, etc. Last time I visited I met a great couple from the UK that was visiting. Most gay resorts are close to each other in South Grenfall Road if you decide to stay in another one. I recalled seeing in the same area:

    * Indulge
    *Vista Grande
    * El Mirasol
    * Desert Paradise Hotel

    Best Travels.


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    Jan 13, 2015 12:43 AM GMT
    The Hacienda is my favorite. It's on the expensive side, but the staff are incredible, it's peaceful and the amenities are nice. It's in Warm Sands near some of the more "playful" resorts but is pretty laid back itself.
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    Jan 13, 2015 9:46 PM GMT
    OK, got to see a guy I know who worked in Palm Springs 5 years. In fact, he's going out there in 2 weeks.

    He recommends the All Worlds Resorts for the OP's requirements. He's been on the property. It's clothing optional, and very "lively" as he phrased it. Partly because they have day passes. If the OP stays somewhere else, he can still visit it.

    http://www.allworldsresorts.com
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    Jan 14, 2015 12:06 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidOK, got to see a guy I know who worked in Palm Springs 5 years. In fact, he's going out there in 2 weeks.

    He recommends the All Worlds Resorts for the OP's requirements. He's been on the property. It's clothing optional, and very "lively" as he phrased it. Partly because they have day passes. If the OP stays somewhere else, he can still visit it.

    http://www.allworldsresorts.com


    Is that... the same as the porn production company? icon_neutral.gif
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    Art_Deco saidOK, got to see a guy I know who worked in Palm Springs 5 years. In fact, he's going out there in 2 weeks.

    He recommends the All Worlds Resorts for the OP's requirements. He's been on the property. It's clothing optional, and very "lively" as he phrased it. Partly because they have day passes. If the OP stays somewhere else, he can still visit it.

    http://www.allworldsresorts.com

    Is that... the same as the porn production company? icon_neutral.gif

    I dunno - coincidence? Our friend mentioned nothing about a porn company connection, although perhaps the owners have multiple ventures. But I see nothing on their Palm Springs resort site I linked to indicate that.

    Although it could be a bonus to be there during a porn movie shoot, provided they don't monopolize the facilities. Maybe get to be an extra? Be a fluffer, perhaps? icon_eek.gif

    Another friend of ours owned a clothing-optional gay resort in Fort Lauderdale ("Retro Schubert"), where a gay movie was partly filmed. Not porn, I can't even recall if it had nudity, I'll have to ask friends to refresh my memory about the title, wasn't very good or memorable. He was given a few walk-ons.
  • DylanMc

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    Jan 17, 2015 9:03 PM GMT
    TomSOCAL said
    DylanMc saidI am looking for a clean decent place where I can hangout naked during the day and feel safe at night...A playful environment its always a plus but not a must...Any suggestions?


    I'll write this cautionary note to u and anyone else who wants to visit or move to palm springs, California.

    Safe at night, you ask? Not anywhere in riverside county, including palm springs. The county and city administrations are conservative, but don't allocate enough resources for crime. Palm springs is in deep debt and is called the newest ghetto of the southwest on the web site urban dictionary. They don't even have streetlights, the conservatives who run the town don't want gays around so they do everything possible to discourage nightlife, ie no streetlights, no sidewalks, no bike lanes.

    You might try Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona or boulder, Colorado, or Durango, Colorado if you're coming across the country looking for safety, but the gay community isn't as obvious as it is in palm springs, but it is there. Tempe, boulder, Denver, and Durango are progressive, welcoming cities. Palm springs is not, it's full of narcissistic republican older gay and straight couples who became millionaires somewhere else, and then retired in the desert.

    It is not a good place for single guys to live since there are no good high paying jobs. When you visit, be careful, lock everything up at all times, and beware of panhandlers, even inside grocery stores. Bring a high powered flashlight since there are no streetlights. There are 600 homeless people in the area, according to homeless counts. That figure, if anything, points to the character deficiencies of rich republicans who only move to an area to retire. There is no sense of community. Most republicans in most us cities give back there time and money to their communities, but not in palm springs.

    Anyway u will enjoy yr trip very much as long as u use common sense. If u ever come out west in the summer you'll enjoy the eye candy in the mountain resort towns in Colorado, some of them have gay communities, and all are very safe. Lake Tahoe, also safe, except the south shore is not that safe in certain areas.... I would rather be hanging out with some guys around a campfire in Colorado rather than the dark streets of palm springs. I think that folks coming from back east should try to see as many gay cities as they can on the same trip, as long as they've flying 4000 miles.icon_exclaim.gificon_biggrin.gif


    Thank you so much for the info. I am just considering a summer destination for this coming summer and PS alongside with Provincetown in MA was one of the places I have never been that I'd like to visit at some point.

    I was also told - concerning PS - to stay away from the locals, crystal meth is a huge epidemic there, and in fact some of the gay resorts have stopped issuing day passes because the locals were bringing drugs to the hotels. I don't need to be in that kind of environment. I might reconsider and go elsewhere.
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    Jan 18, 2015 2:10 PM GMT
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    Liberal democrats would also help the meth issue, since they understand the special needs of the gay community. There are no anti addiction services in palm springs that are advertised. Of course some don't want to quit. But for those that do, the city should be there to help. When 50 percent of the city is gay, that is something that a liberal city government would do.

    Strangely, given my reputation here, I don't want to put this in liberal vs. conservative terms. I support the government that addresses the specific problem at hand. And BTW, I haven't heard that meth is a big issue in PS.

    Now if conservatives are failing to solve the problem, and liberals are better qualified, then yes, a liberal city and county administration might help handle it better. Conservatives do tend to approach problems more from an ideological perspective rather than from a practical one.

    If it doesn't enrich the rich, and conform to their interpretation of the Bible, conservatives tend to reject it. But still, the reverse could be true, and if a conservative administration would actually tackle real-world problems then I might support it. Palm Beach is not an example of that.
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    Jan 20, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
    I live in Palm Springs now. I lived here back in the late 70s.

    It's the greatest small Gay town....anywhere!

    The Canyon Club is nice. The Owners John/Chris used to own the Boom Boom Room in Laguna. They've recently re-roofed, redid the pool and jacuzzi, repainted, etc. Dog friendly.
    Not too small not too big. Reasonable. Central. They do day passes. Very busy/sold out on Holidays. The garden area/maze is really nice.
    Say "hi" to Richard or Ben at the front desk!

    Inn Exile just reopened. It was briefly owned by a straight couple who didn't allow nude sun bathing (???) LOL. I was there years ago and liked it. Same owners as All Worlds now (yes the same as the porno company) but is more low key, but still have "privileges" at All Worlds across the street.

    CCBC ---Cathedral Canyon Boy's Club in Cathedral City is the biggest. Owned by a straight couple, but is very....ummm open. BIG property with pool, hot tub, jacuzzi. "Nature Walk". Sling room, and all that. It can be a little much for some. A lot of people do day passes here, even from other resorts.

    Long ago all the Gay Bars were in Cathedral City. Palm Springs didn't "allow" them. But that was then. Now there are several bars on Arenas St. Score (where I work, local "dive" bar, casual), Chill---the newest, Spurline (show tunes), Hunters (dance), Street Bar (busy older bar).....plus Tool Shed, Toucans, Azul nearby.

    Palm Springs is VERY Gay friendly. I was dancing at a straight.....busy.....Mexican restaurant with another guy, nobody thought a thing of it.

    The crime rate is average. I've never had a problem here. Meth IS a problem everywhere it seems. Its very clean. Graffiti is hard to find.

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    TomSOCAL said
    DylanMc

    I was also told - concerning PS - to stay away from the locals, crystal meth is a huge epidemic there, and in fact some of the gay resorts have stopped issuing day passes because the locals were bringing drugs to the hotels. I don't need to be in that kind of environment. I might reconsider and go elsewhere.


    Seems to me it's the out of towners bringing it IN!
    Think "White Party"!

    There are plenty of locals who don't do ANY drugs, me included.
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    Jan 23, 2015 7:21 PM GMT
    TomSOCAL saidPalm springs = very strange gay city since it's conservative, republican, high property crime, expensive rents, expensive groceries, expensive utility bills, lots of homeless, high suicide rate, the people are not nice, they have no sense of humor, and no good paying jobs. City has weird energy, like a vortex. You either love it or hate it. High rate of depression for no obvious reason.

    The city council is conservative and does nothing for gays who are homeless or who are addicted to something and want to quit.

    The rich conservatives, heterosexual, don't want gays around, for religious reasons. The resorts and what goes on in them are unacceptable to the predominant religious group in the city. Whereas this religion has minimal presence in west Hollywood, san Francisco, Seattle, and Denver.

    But this religion is tolerant of gays, it's just that they would rather not have resort activities and behaviours in their city and around their children. Although, they do rent the apartments that they own to gays.

    Health care is the biggest issue.
    Two thirds of palm springs and most of cathedral city are classified by Medicare as medically undeserved areas. West Hollywood and Santa Monica are not.

    I prefer living in wealthier cities in the southwest, where you can get a good job, save money for a house, like phoenix. Then, save your money and move to expensive places to retire, like palm springs, San Diego, and L.A.

    Palm springs is a good place to visit, but for those who try to live there, they ultimately move on, recognizing how expensive it is, it's poverty with a view, just like Flagstaff, Arizona. Most don't appreciate the tensions mentioned here, so they find a place that's more homogeneous.

    Both palm springs and Flagstaff and also Joshua tree, 29 palms, are anti growth, not creating any new jobs except for friends of the city councilors, who get the back room deals.

    Also hard to get jobs in palm springs since conservative business owners would rather not hire gays. There's a lot of discrimination, even housing discrimination from the conservatives against gay hipsters.

    If u want to move to a liberal, low cost gay friendly place in the southwest, with more jobs, try Vegas, phoenix, or Tempe, south scottsdale area. Or, Albuquerque and Santa fe, Denver. Does durango have a gay population? They have really moved leftward, almost as far left as Santa fe.

    Overall, all gay tolerant places in all of California are too expensive to live, except Chico, but there are no jobs there.

    This information provided since I see too many guys trying to make things work all over California, and they don't make it and have to go back to where they're from, such as Arizona and New Mexico and fort Collins, Colorado. Best of luck.


    I'm not sure why you are dogging PS so much. I've been coming here since 1979. I moved here 2 years ago....I LOVE IT HERE!

    Jobs are scarce. It's primarily a retirement/resort city. Even though the population shews older, some bars want 'pretty boys (and girls) behind the bar. I'm 59 and it took me a year and 6 months to find a job. It was disheartening. There are homeless here. Other than that you are totally off base.

    I saw a TV commercial for a new housing development that featured a Gay couple! "Gay" is omnipresent here. If your business is homophobic here it will not last.

    We've had a gay mayor. The current mayor I'm not sure, but he was having fun and got tanked while speaking at Gay Pride.

    If you lived in LA, SD or SF Palm Springs it's a bargain! I sold my condo in SD and with the equity I paid cash for my condo here. No Mortgage! It's modest but I love it.

    The crazy San Francisco prices are probably driving them up here too. But the market was repressed here for quite awhile. Being a lot of 2nd homes, they were first to be foreclosed.

    DAP is one of the best HIV centers anywhere. It was designed from the ground up. There's huge electronic sign "FREE HIV TESTING" among other things. From haircuts to dental care, it's amazing. Across the street is World's Gym.....it doesn't get any Gayer!

    "Most interestingly, independent voters are making up larger percentages of the electorate. As a whole, 17.4% of Coachella Valley voters are independents with 42.1% registered as Democrats, 37.1% Republicans and 4.3% registered with smaller political parties. The town with the highest percentage of Democratic voters is Coachella at 63% with Palm Springs second at 51%. Republicans control Indian Wells with 62% of the voters followed by La Quinta at 47%. Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage have the largest percentages of independent voters at 18.3%."
    http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/2014-elections/

    CHICO???? Maybe Sacramento!
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 23, 2015 9:16 PM GMT
    Parliament House Resort: 200+ rooms of gangbangs.

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    TomSOCAL said
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    TomSOCAL saidPalm springs = very strange gay city since it's conservative, republican, high property crime, expensive rents, expensive groceries, expensive utility bills, lots of homeless, high suicide rate, the people are not nice, they have no sense of humor, and no good paying jobs. City has weird energy, like a vortex. You either love it or hate it. High rate of depression for no obvious reason.

    The city council is conservative and does nothing for gays who are homeless or who are addicted to something and want to quit.

    The rich conservatives, heterosexual, don't want gays around, for religious reasons. The resorts and what goes on in them are unacceptable to the predominant religious group in the city. Whereas this religion has minimal presence in west Hollywood, san Francisco, Seattle, and Denver.

    But this religion is tolerant of gays, it's just that they would rather not have resort activities and behaviours in their city and around their children. Although, they do rent the apartments that they own to gays.

    Health care is the biggest issue.
    Two thirds of palm springs and most of cathedral city are classified by Medicare as medically undeserved areas. West Hollywood and Santa Monica are not.

    I prefer living in wealthier cities in the southwest, where you can get a good job, save money for a house, like phoenix. Then, save your money and move to expensive places to retire, like palm springs, San Diego, and L.A.

    Palm springs is a good place to visit, but for those who try to live there, they ultimately move on, recognizing how expensive it is, it's poverty with a view, just like Flagstaff, Arizona. Most don't appreciate the tensions mentioned here, so they find a place that's more homogeneous.

    Both palm springs and Flagstaff and also Joshua tree, 29 palms, are anti growth, not creating any new jobs except for friends of the city councilors, who get the back room deals.

    Also hard to get jobs in palm springs since conservative business owners would rather not hire gays. There's a lot of discrimination, even housing discrimination from the conservatives against gay hipsters.

    If u want to move to a liberal, low cost gay friendly place in the southwest, with more jobs, try Vegas, phoenix, or Tempe, south scottsdale area. Or, Albuquerque and Santa fe, Denver. Does durango have a gay population? They have really moved leftward, almost as far left as Santa fe.

    Overall, all gay tolerant places in all of California are too expensive to live, except Chico, but there are no jobs there.

    This information provided since I see too many guys trying to make things work all over California, and they don't make it and have to go back to where they're from, such as Arizona and New Mexico and fort Collins, Colorado. Best of luck.


    I'm not sure why you are dogging PS so much. I've been coming here since 1979. I moved here 2 years ago....I LOVE IT HERE!

    Jobs are scarce. It's primarily a retirement/resort city. Even though the population shews older, some bars want 'pretty boys (and girls) behind the bar. I'm 59 and it took me a year and 6 months to find a job. It was disheartening. There are homeless here. Other than that you are totally off base.

    I saw a TV commercial for a new housing development that featured a Gay couple! "Gay" is omnipresent here. If your business is homophobic here it will not last.

    We've had a gay mayor. The current mayor I'm not sure, but he was having fun and got tanked while speaking at Gay Pride.

    If you lived in LA, SD or SF Palm Springs it's a bargain! I sold my condo in SD and with the equity I paid cash for my condo here. No Mortgage! It's modest but I love it.

    The crazy San Francisco prices are probably driving them up here too. But the market was repressed here for quite awhile. Being a lot of 2nd homes, they were first to be foreclosed.

    DAP is one of the best HIV centers anywhere. It was designed from the ground up. There's huge electronic sign "FREE HIV TESTING" among other things. From haircuts to dental care, it's amazing. Across the street is World's Gym.....it doesn't get any Gayer!

    "Most interestingly, independent voters are making up larger percentages of the electorate. As a whole, 17.4% of Coachella Valley voters are independents with 42.1% registered as Democrats, 37.1% Republicans and 4.3% registered with smaller political parties. The town with the highest percentage of Democratic voters is Coachella at 63% with Palm Springs second at 51%. Republicans control Indian Wells with 62% of the voters followed by La Quinta at 47%. Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage have the largest percentages of independent voters at 18.3%."
    http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/2014-elections/

    CHICO???? Maybe Sacramento!


    From what I've read about Palm Springs, I would take Vegas, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tempe, or LA, more jobs, more promotional potential, more diversity, and more progressive. I come from a huge far left liberal city, so whenever I visit small towns that don't want to grow, like Palm Springs, then their relative conservatism and inability to move forward is repulsive, and I wouldn't want to live there. Some people, yourself included, really like Palm Springs.

    The cheapest gay markets in the southwest are Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Santa Fe is about 20% GLBT, and probably the most liberal city in the southwest, next to Boulder, and also Denver, Colorado.

    Although I used to live in both Santa Fe, NM and Flagstaff, AZ and found these cities repulsive since they, just like Palm Springs, do not want to grow. So I am best in cities with several million people like my hometown.

    West Hollywood would be PERFECT if I could afford it ! icon_biggrin.gif

    Vegas, Scottsdale-Tempe, and Boulder, are CLOSE to West Hollywood in terms of "trendiness," and they are more affordable (Boulder is getting more expensive, however).

    Thanks for the article link.icon_biggrin.gif


    You don't like it. I get it. Nothing is for everybody. To each his own!