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The Private Option in Palm Springs
by Kirk Williamson

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Whether you're after fun in the sun or a quiet, relaxing respite, Palm Springs offers a bountiful bevy of clothing-optional men's resorts ( and even a few for women ) . Here are just a few sunny spots where we encourage you to hang out.

Century Palm Springs

At the height of hip, Century offers a meticulous eye for modern detail that carries through from the comfortable décor to the sparkling, heated pool. Lay back and drink in unobstructed mountain views and enjoy complimentary cocktails with the boys each day at 6 p.m. Century's commitment to green living is not only reflected in the color scheme, but also takes into account their amenities: state-of-the-art LED lighting, shampoo that has not been tested on animals and high-efficiency water heaters are but a few of Century's efforts to preserve our planet.

Tortuga Del Sol

This award-winning gay men's resort, decorated in a charming Southwestern motif, strives for a big backyard feel. A cool pool, hammocks and a 10-man spa will make you feel like an honored guest at your best bud's patio party. The laid-back attitude will make you want to stay all season, as some guests actually do. Make sure to ask to see the tortoise, the unofficial mascot of Tortuga Del Sol ( tortuga means "turtle" in Spanish ) .


Owners John Williams and Jean-Guy Lachance have transformed this historic inn into the award winning resort it is today. These awards include Best Clothing Optional Resort by Out Traveler in 1996. The owners of INNdulge want to make sure your stay is as genuinely "Palm Springs" as it can be. They offer a "Citrus 101," a handy guide that will help you enjoy a nice grapefruit, and not mistakenly bite into a Meyer lemon. They really have thought of everything.

East Canyon Hotel and Spa

East Canyon is a luxury hotel and spa that certainly doesn't skimp on the luxury. The a la carte spa menu includes heated stone massage, aromatherapy massage and dual-therapist massage. You know what they say—"Four hands are better than two." After your sublime rubdown, stroll the grounds and enjoy the tiled sauna and several heated hot tubs, pick grapefruits right off the trees and breathe in the breathtaking bougainvillea scaling the walls of the compound.

All Worlds Resorts

Yes, THAT All Worlds. The rooms range from raunchy to resplendent. Sip champagne in the Elizabeth Taylor suite or simply purchase a day pass if you don't necessarily intend on staying the whole night.

The Triangle Inn

Designed by famed architect Hugh Kaptur in the Desert Modernism style, The Triangle Inn remains one of Palm Springs' most proud structures. Experience the sense of community at their exhaustive continental breakfast station, recline by the pool and retire to your suite, each one featuring fully stocked kitchens or kitchenettes and fine English toiletries by Gilcrest and Soames. When you end your stay and they say "Y'all come back!", they truly mean it. And you will.

Casitas Laquita

Out & About rated this inn as "one of the top ten most romantic guesthouses ( resorts, inns, hotels ) on the planet for lesbians." The casitas of this Spanish Colonial boutique style resort were refreshed and renewed just last year with subtle, soothing colors that add to the relaxing mood. Groove to the cool jazz, contemporary and soft rock of Sassy Sisters, who will play for all your special events poolside in the wine cellar.

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