This was our second trip to a clothing optional grounds, and first time to Avalon. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. From first arrival and the friendly reception of Marcie on, it was a great balance of friendliness and respect for privacy.
We stayed in the lodge, and the room was very comfortable for our needs. Our first activity was to go for a hike. Beautiful woods and ample trails to get some variety and a bit of exercise while exploring the terrain. We then spent the afternoon by the outdoor pool. It was generally very quiet and relaxing. The indoor pool was also very comfortable. The only downside was that the jets on the hot tub were not working, although that didn't stop people from congregating and socializing there. The next day we got great massages from Keith on the screen porch overlooking the pool before heading out.
It's important to keep expectations in check when going here: it's very much a community feel, not a luxurious resort. Meals were adequate, but very limited choice and so-so quality (canned corn, for example). The breakfast omelet was outstanding. It's got a family-feel to it, so if you are expecting fine dining, this would not be the place for you.
But, if you are looking for just a nice place to get away, relax, and be uninhibited, this is a great place. And it was a very affordable weekend, including the massages.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avalon is nestled in a lovely valley in wild & wonderful West Virginia. As soon as you arrive, your tension and stress from the outside world begins to melt away. Whether you sit on the green grassy lawn or play volleyball or tennis, you will find your daily cares slipping away. Or you may decide to sun by the pool or soak in the spa to begin your relaxation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel Paw Paw