Back to the basics

A sad tale from the fall of 2015:

No one is saying why, exactly, but the Terra Cotta Inn, a clothing-optional resort in Palm Springs, California, was sold last week and will be reimaged by its new owners as a “textile venue.”

I find this at least somewhat perturbing, not so much that I wanted that badly to go there — like most nudist facilities, they’d much rather deal with couples than with singles, and it’s not like I’d have had much chance of getting someone to go with me — but that management went full-tilt social, even encouraging the distribution of photos of owner Tom Mulhall’s lovely wife Mary-Clare in her usual work outfit (nothing), and it apparently wasn’t enough to sustain the place.

Well, the “textile venue” didn’t make it to its second birthday:

Welcome to the very first blog post from the NEW Terra Cotta Clothing Optional Resort and Spa in sunny Palm Springs, California. We will soon become your most favorite place for nude vacations.

Tom and Mary Clare, the owners of the Original Terra Cotta Inn are consulting for the New Terra Cotta. They are recreating the same award winning ambiance, atmosphere, and hospitality.

Where the original Terra Cotta Inn was called by nudists and the media like our local newspaper The Desert Sun, “the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time,” our new resort is rapidly attaining that same reputation.

Well, I feel better.

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