It was my first time at WTL in early August, and I was nervous but excited for the exhilaration of my first nudist camp experience. I fell in love with the place and the lifestyle the second I stripped and got my tour!! Everyone I met was so nice, open minded, and friendly!! I couldn't get enough of the atmosphere, the great food, the hellos with smiles, sun on my skin, or spectacular conversation struck up with a perfect stranger. I met so many people over two days I felt like I was the guest of honor. All of them had such positivity, openness, and acceptance. It felt like the warmest place in the world, and I did not want to leave. I wanted to live there! Thank you all for so many good memories I will have for life. I use a manual wheelchair daily because of a spinal cord injury at a young age. Many people in society don't even approach me, mainly look at me with curious disdain but during my weekend there it was the COMPLETE OPPOSITE!! So many people were asking me about my disability with sincere inquiry and interest. THAT is what made me so comfortable and accepted. I cannot tell you in words what it did for my soul. I will most definitely be back A LOT next summer. Thank you all at WTL for helping change my outlook on life and find a new family connection!!!!!
I visited wtl for the first time this past Superbowl and man was it a good time. Everyone made me feel welcome from the moment I got there. Members there are like one big family, something i have not experienced at any other lodge/resort. Hats off to all of you for your hard work and dedication to make the Superbowl a great experience. I am looking forward to returning next year and meet up with all the new friends I made. Thanks again
Just watched the Stillers win over the
redskins. It was great. Made me think of the Labor day weekend we just spent at WTL. It was fantastic. We had the best time for our first time at a camp like this. Facilities are great, people are best, volunteer staff fantastic. We will be back here and will have friends come with us.
Thank you for a great weekend.
On Saturday, September 3, my husband Steve and I visited White Thorn Lodge for the first time. We have been married for a little less than 2 years, but many years ago Steve had been to a nudist camp a few times. I had never considered it until I met him. Yesterday was my first time ever, and I am hooked!
We came from Akron OH and we took Rt 224, OH 45, OH 7, roads that let us really see the countryside. It was a beautiful ride, took us about an hour and a half. When we turned onto State Line Rd, I'll admit I was pretty apprehensive. We were greeted by some very friendly folks, who answered all our questions, we were given a tour by a very nice gentleman. (Forgive me, I am terrible at remembering names.) After we parked and got undressed, we walked around admiring the creativity and whimsy of some of the campsites and trailers/houses. People smiled and said hello, and any "nerves " I had vanished.
We mostly hung out on the patio, we talked to the lady selling 50/50 tickets and several folks who were buying tickets. The pool is beautiful. We didn't swim yesterday, but we will in the future. We watched some volleyball, listened to some great classic rock, and just generally wandered around.
All day we watched a beautiful young mother named Keri with her little son Tyler. He was just adorable, and before long Keri came over and talked to us a bit. She was just so sweet and welcoming. She introduced us to several others and we talked for quite a bit. I really hope we can get to know Keri and her husband Travis and others next summer. Everyone is so nice and friendly, we felt so welcomed and at ease. (If you know Keri, please thank her from us for helping to make our visit great.)
It's a little frustrating to have found such a great place so late in the season, but we will for sure be back next summer, (already planning several weekends and a 4 or 5 day vacation!) and we look forward to building new and lasting friendships.
Lynda & Steve
When 8 27 2016 1st timer it was my birthday weekend thought I would try something different so I went and love it did not won't to leave won't to go back soon nice place and people pool and hot tub was great thanks Tom for showing me around. Took 5 years of stress off me thanks for having such a beautiful place to let us come to
Being a naturist/nudist on my private property and remote camping/hiking areas, I always wanted to attend a resort/camp. After checking into others, I chose White Thorn Lodge, and I couldn't have picked a better resort! The people are warm and friendly and there's lots to do! I spent time relaxing at the pool, hiking and meditating in the woods, playing sports, and socializing. Time went so slowwwwww! It was amazing! Although I packed my own food, I couldn't resist the breakfasts and lunches served at such reasonable prices. Being a huge volunteer myself, I am totally hooked on the co-op atmosphere with volunteers running the place! They obviously are not in this for the money. They just want people to get together and enjoy nude recreation, and feel comfortable. My suspicions that I landed at the best nudist resort in the area was confirmed by every other guest and member I spoke with. I've only been here once, but I'm ready to be a member!
This was our first time at any place like this and everyone was so welcoming and friendly. We never felt any bit of awkwardness or pressure to get naked but it didn't take long before we were. Thank you to everyone who made us feel like we were members visiting every weekend. We will definitely be back
My wife and I just spent a day at WTL and had an incredible time. Check-In went smoothly, and Ken gave us a tour of the grounds. He answered all of our questions and made us feel at home. The grounds were impeccable... fabulous pool, clean rest rooms, even the tap water tasted good! Hanging out by the pool last night under the stars with the concert DVDs projected was a blast.
We look forward to visiting WTL more often!
My friend and I went yesterday. We were greeted by two wonderful people, who shared there first time experience . I would have to admit I was a little scared but talking with them put my mind at ease . And our greeter who was Walt was a very very nice man and his wife also very nice and pleasant we spent quite a bit of time talking with them I really appreciate all the nice people that we met that made me feel very very comfortable ... We really enjoy walking around. The pool ears was very nice and relaxing.The grounds were so nice and clean.. If I get back this way I will definitely come back... Thanks you all who welcomed us.. If I lived closer I would become a member..
We just came home from out first weekend at White Thorn. It was lots of fun and very relaxing. The people were wonderful and super friendly. An overall great experience. We will definitely be back.
My wife, Kate, and I had the pleasure of spending the past weekend at White Thorn. We had a great time, even though there was a little rain. Everyone was so nice and welcoming at the pool, volleyball courts and the talent show. We are looking forward to hopefully coming back for the superbowl in a few weeks
My wife and I stayed at White Thorn recently and we couldn't have been happier. It was very relaxing and it's obvious the residents take pride in the area, as the grounds were beautiful. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful. We plan to go back as soon as we get the chance.
We just spent another great weekend here.we have been coming up for about 3 summers now and have yet to have a bad time. We leave rested and relaxed.what a great place everyone here is so friendly which is great to see can't wait to get back for hippie weekend
had another great stay at white thorn lodge. when you first pull in the smiles and hand shakes begin and are carried through out your stay. when ever i hear WV BOB is having a party i always attend. covered dish is welcomed but no one is turned away. he always sends out an open invitation to the campers. great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones. the activity director does an excellent job of keeping everyone entertained. this is a great place for your first ever visit or your for ever visit. thank you white thorn lodge and members who do a beautiful job of keeping the grounds clean.
The Nude Olympics were Great at White Thorn Lodge. Running the Nude 5K was challenging but another bucket list item checked off! I am looking forward to doing it again next year. I met a lot of nice people and had a great time swimming, hiking and simply relaxing. Next time I will use my sun screen a little more but my tan lines are gone now.
I had A wonderful time here. The people were nice and friendly. The facility is clean and,everything is just ran so smoothly. Perfect place for a vacation.
Deb and I spent Fathers Day weekend and had a wonderful time..people were very friendly and the place has nice facilities..we are planning to come again the last weekend of July..looking forward to it.. 🙂
This is a great place, Everyone is very friendly,& helpful, We'll be back
We visited for the first time 061116. Had an awesome time. Met some very nice people. Had a great time!! Can't wait to return. :p
Our first time ever going to a nude/naturalist location was last year at white thorn. The weekend of the 5k. And I was very nervous at first. And over this past year of going to winter swims and our trip back to white Thorn. I feel our family had gained so many positives from the experiences. There is a new found confidence in ourselfs and more love and acceptance and pride. And after some very traumatic years our family had gone through. It has made a huge difference in our life's. And I'm so thankful. For all thew new friends our family has made. And Mieka and Esme were so thrilled to be at White Thorn Lodge again this year. I've never been in a space where I feel so surrounded by so many loving and kind and wonderful people. I feel like we have been blessed. And I just wanted to share that with you and anyone else who would like to read this. Mieka yesterday did her first swimming in the deep end at white thorn and by the end of the day she was diving for rings at the bottom of the deepest part of the pool. Both girls played and swam so much yesterday. I was hardly able to get them out of the car. And they were both still asleep when I left for work this morning. They are looking forward to more trips this summer.