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Dave and Betsy from Pittsburgh wrote on January 19, 2015:
After this cold snowy winter we are really glad to see the 2015 schedule up on the website. We discovered Whitethorn in 2014. Can't wait to return this year. We were impressed with the way the Whitethorn members work together to take care of the facilities and grounds. We found nudists to be so easy going and fun to hang out with that we joined AANR. I hope they give Whitethorn credit for the referral! You have not lived until you've spent a whole day nude outdoors with friendly people. We just wish we'd tried it sooner.
David B from Dayton Ohio wrote on January 19, 2015:
White Thorn looks like a wonderful place and I would love spending time there this summer. 😀
L&R from Western Pa wrote on August 24, 2014:
Well we just got back from our fourth visit to WTL this summer. Hopefully we can get one more stay in. We've been to several facilities, which all are nice, but WTL is the best. Our first time we had all the jitters as we have found out is VERY common! Needless to say after 15-30 minutes they're all out the window and a truly enjoyable stay begins. One person put it best...mostly women come saying "no, no ,no" on Friday and leave saying the same thing on Sunday. A more accurate phrase doesn't exist! The activities, although simple on the surface, require alot of planning and work to pull off as flawlessly as the staff at WTL do on a weekly basis. As stated in an earlier reply I feel safer here than going to town at night.
Here's the plug part for nudism in general omit this if need be webmaster. For men you'll never have to hear the better half complain of having nothing to wear for a fancy night in the clubhouse...whatcha brung is absolutely perfect and appropiate. Women remember the mountain of vacation laundry riding in the trunk? No more! A few towels, bathroom bag, sun screen & glasses, footwear and you're on the way. If you're an "in the closet" nudist as we are a dumby bag of clothes is a must have.
As Mikey used to say "try it, you'll like it!" Sad this summer is drawing to a close.
Tina & Mark from Erie wrote on August 18, 2014:
This was our experience on visiting a nudist resort for the first time, and just to let you know I am a type of person that will not even go outside without a shirt on in my own back yard.

I brought the idea up to my wife and she was hesitant at first but decided to do this but agreed and we are very excited that we did do this. This will be the simplest and most relaxing time you will ever have and what we considered a little paradise in PA

After arriving on a chilly morning we seen everyone dressed and we were like "oh my what did we get ourselves into" but then we were introduced to our tour guide Ken and he showed us around the facility and we made it back to the car and the words were uttered "let's get naked" so we did, it was awkward at first but after about 20/30 minutes sitting by the pool it just felt so good and right. The people and the workers could have not made you feel more comfortable and relaxed and the facilities are well kept and the courts, pools, & tubs are second to none. I will admit it is a very positive surreal feeling that everything you been doing behind closed doors and trying to hide is now open and you will never feel so free in your life, that is what made us realize you spend more time trying to hide what you are and at White Thorn they accept you for who you are. White Thorn is a very Family oriented and friendly place to visit and if the thought of every visiting a nudist resort has crossed your mind then this is the place to do it.

The only negative is that you will have to get dressed and leave and once you're leaving your deciding when the next time you are going to be back.

White Thorn Lodge employees are the best around and thank you for making this very positive and profound experience in our lives.

Not sure how long the feedback can be and not sure if this will make it.

I felt safer with my wife walking around completely naked and having conversations with men then I do when we are in a night club or if she is walking to the store by herself.
Pete from Blairsville, PA wrote on August 17, 2014:
First trip to White Thorn Lodge yesterday. Super friendly staff made you feel welcome from the get go. I had such a good time here I did not want to go home
rob and rita from akron,oh wrote on August 10, 2014:
well today was are first but not last visit to wtl..what a great place ..ken thanks for the tour and checking in on us really made us feel welcome... congrats to all wtl. members you have built and maintained a really nice place.the pool is great.the snack bar great . we are all ready planning to come next weekend .so i hope the suns out .this was only are second time ever to a camp. but your place was way better than the first place.think we found are new weekend getaway spot..
Sandy & George from Pittsburgh wrote on July 6, 2014:
This was our first ever visit to a nudist resort. After checking in at a very welcoming registration desk, we were given a tour of the grounds/facilities by our guide Ken. It felt awkward to disrobe in front of a stranger (who was already nude), but within a few minutes there we were, the three of us walking around fully nude while touring WTL. All grounds/facilities were beautiful and in tip-top shape. People smiled and said hello everywhere we went. Ken ended our tour at the beautiful new pool but checked in with us from time-to-time throughout the day to make sure we were doing okay and feeling comfortable. We also met other very friendly folks and are even considering becoming members.

One event that changed my fiance's perspective and impression of a nudist resort had to do with some of the women who were there who were breast cancer survivors. My fiance is a survivor who had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery to one breast. She was so intimidated by this that she was really reluctant to be nude in public, but within the first half hour of being at the pool she noticed that there were two other women who had mastectomies so she didn't feel so alone. She even struck up a conversation with one of the women (who has been a nudist for a long time) and she was able to share her feelings that helped her tremendously. Needless to say that given this unique experience of meeting other women with mastectomies, she is sold on nudism and we both look forward to our next visit to WTL.
Jason & Brenda from West Virginia wrote on July 4, 2014:
White Thorn is the third resort we have visited and is by far the best. We met some really great people and had an awesome time. We walked the trails, swam in the pool and relaxed in the hot tub. We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and much needed relaxation. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We will certainly be going back.
Kevin from Pittsburgh wrote on June 29, 2014:
I visited White Thorn Lodge for the first time this weekend. It's the first time I ever visited a nudist resort of any kind. I was extremely nervous when I got there but was instantly at ease when I took my clothes off. The place is magnificent! Everyone is very nice as other people have commented. I went to the pool first and spent most of my day there. I stayed in the shade most of the time. I went for a couple of walks around the grounds and soaked in the sun for the first time ever nude! I loved it and I plan on coming back again.
Mike from WNY wrote on June 21, 2014:
I went to WTL for the first time Memorial Day weekend the people were very friendly. I was given a tour and picked a spot. And the rest is, well, the best time had in along time. Met a lot of nice people and made some new friends. Can't wait to return. Thanks to all! 😀
Jason and Ashley from Alabama wrote on June 9, 2014:
This was our first time visiting. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with smiles and friendly faces. We were made to feel very comfortable and at home. After a quick tour we were off on our adventure for the day. Lounging around the pool, swimming and laughing and making new friends. This is a wonderful place, very well maintained and a lovely community. We can't wait to go back and enjoy joining in all the activities and making plans to spend a weekend sometime soon. This is definitely a family oriented place with a real sense of community.Thank y'all for making us feel so welcome it was a great experience .
Jackie & Rick from Ohio wrote on May 31, 2014:
We had our first visit to White Thorn, Memorial day weekend. It was a great experience. Everyone was so friendly. It was our first tent camping experience for us. The nights were chilly but sitting around the community campfire in the flats was great. Met new friends. Can't wait to come back. Such a beautiful place.
keith from west virginia wrote on May 26, 2014:
just back from another great time at white thorn. what a way to kick off the 2014 season of fun in the sun. always something to do and entertainment along with the fellow nudist are great. very relaxing. i have been going there for nine years. met and became friends with some wonderful people.
Jack from SE PA wrote on January 19, 2014:
After looking at the photos of the facilities and reading the wonderful comments of those that have visited, I can only say I wish I lived closer so I could join and come all the time. Perhaps I will get there this year especially for the cornhole tournament! Best wishes to everyone.
frank from Johnstown wrote on August 29, 2013:
On Sat, Aug 24th, I experienced a beautiful and important life changing event, a metamorphisis,if you will . I evolved from a hidden naked man to a social free Nudist and the first day of the rest of my life. It was my first visit to WTL and first visit to a Nudist Camp. I so enjoyed the beautiful grounds,the great "to die for pool" the hot tub and my first ever massage, but most of all I enjoyed the people and this new freedom and way of life. WTL is more than a Nudist Camp to me. It is a sanctuary. I am sooo HAPPY. My thanks to all, especially to my new wonderful friend, Ken. The chicken salad sandwich was great. I will be back.
Sue and James from pittsburgh wrote on August 18, 2013:
The Hippy party took me back forty years. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the people, the vibes.
White Thorne Lodge has a lot to offer new and veteran Nudists.
It is an oasis for us living the city, To relax and enjoy the finer things in life.
Tom from New Castle wrote on August 18, 2013:
I have been a home nudist for two years. Last Saturday I went to Whitethorn for my first social experience. I can not thank everyone enough for being so friendly. I would like to thank Ken of the welcome wagon for showing me around. Words can not describe how beautiful the new pool and hot tub are. For me being a married single I was treated very nice by all. I will definitely share my experience with my friends. Hope to see you next summer.
Tom
Sean from Pittsburgh wrote on August 7, 2013:
I have been an at-home nudist for quite a while now, but I finally took the plunge and had my first social nudism experience this past Sunday at WTL. I am hooked! It was so relaxing to be able to swim, play volleyball, and hike the trails in the nude. Everyone there was friendly, and I couldn't have asked for a better day. My only regret is that I didn't try this years ago. I will be back soon, hopefully for a whole weekend.
Zachary from Parkersburg, WV wrote on August 5, 2013:
I visited WTL for the first time on Saturday Aug 3. I have been to other nude/clothing optional resorts before (Avalon, Cedar Trails, and Paradise Gardens). However, none were as nice as White Thorn Lodge. The people were friendly and the volleyball competition was pretty intense. I wish I could have stayed the whole weekend. I met some amazing people. The hog roast was wonderful. I plan on coming back real soon and maybe even becoming a member. Thank you WTL for being such an awesome place to visit.
Mary from Pittsburgh wrote on August 3, 2013:
I had a wonderful early birthday celebration in my birthday suit. Everyone was so nice and welcoming to me, a very newbie "nude-bie?"! I'll definitely be back! In the immortal words of Tommy Pickles, "Nakey is good. Nakey is free. Nakey is NAKEY!" :!cool: