Having been on the road for two weeks and with another long week of travel ahead, I wanted some down time. Lupin Lodge seemed the perfect place. I took a yurt for two nights and was able to relax completely. The large complex sits on over 100 acres of hillside land above Los Gatos and enjoys a warm and dry microclimate. Once settled you will want for nothing. The restaurant features good food with chalk boarded specials for three meals and will gladly run a tab for the pocket-less. Beer, wine and many non-alcoholic selections are available to accompany your meal. Service is friendly in the restaurant, office and pool bar.
You can be active as you care to be. I enjoyed hiking the hillside trails which were moderately strenuous given the elevations but were well marked, shaded and provided great vistas of the surrounding wooded hills. One trail meant to be a fire exit leads to the road outside Lupin along a nearby reservoir. I found myself hiking here much to the surprise of a few passing cars, bikers and runners. These tolerant locals seemed to pay no mind to my wanderings and I was able to make my way back on property without incident.
Everyone I met at Lupin was friendly and willing to engage a gabby single. One evening I joined a few sports fans in the TV room off the restaurant to watch playoff games. It felt like my own den at home.
The yurt was spacious and pretty clean for what is essentially a canvas tent. The office provides a tool to open the top for ventilation but once the sun goes down things cool right off. Indeed, you’ll be glad for the extra blanket. Several yurts align together so be mindful of talking too loud as they are not soundproofed.
Lupin follows the code of conduct familiar to all first-rate nudist communities so you can relax and enjoy your visit without fear of improper behavior. Whether singles, couples or families, you will find Lupin Lodge a wonderful experience to be enjoyed again and again. I know I’ll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lupin Lodge may offer the ultimate value in clothing-optional relaxation and nude recreation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Members escaping the pressure-cooker of nearby Silicon Valley swear that only a few hours spent au natural at Lupin provide the de-stressing equivalent of a seven-day cruise. Just imagine how relaxing an Eden-like vacation or holiday getaway might feel at one of California's most scenic naturist resorts. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lupin Hotel Los Gatos