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Popular California nude resort goes up for sale for $32.8 MILLION as owner looks to sell 88-year-old 110-acre site because it’s too ‘stressful’

  • Historic nudist retreat Lupin Lodge in Los Gatos has hit the market
  • Lori Kay Stout has put the property on the market after running it since 1977
  • The resort offers naked sports, swimming and sunbathing 

By Bethan Sexton For .Com

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A popular California nudist resort dating back to the 1930s has gone up for sale for $32.8 million.

Located in the Los Gatos mountains, the 88-year-old resort spans 110 acres and boasts a swimming pool, hot tub and multi-level sundeck.

But its owner Lori Kay Stout has decided to sell up, as operating the site has become ‘too stressful’. 

Founded in 1935, the resort existed in relative obscurity for several decades before it experienced a surge in popularity amid the 1960s.

Today, visitors can enjoy a range of naked sports and activities including tennis, volleyball and yoga.  

Popular nudist resort Lupin Lodge has hit the market for offers of $32.8 million

 The resort features a host of amenities including places for naked swimming, sunbathing and tennis

The popular retreat is owned and run by Lori Kay Stout who is giving up the site as it has become ‘too stressful’ to run

Admittance costs between $25 and $40 for a day pass, with guests also offered nude meditation, massages and art classes.

The lot’s listing describes Lupin Lodge as having an ‘ideal location’ with ‘park-like grounds and views’ and miles of hiking trails, yurts and cabins.

 Stout told the SF Gate: ‘Lupin provides a family-friendly place to genuinely connect with other people and body positivity.

‘A lot of people feel a lot of freedom to be nude and to let go of body shame.’

She and her late husband Glyn took over the sprawling estate in 1977. Stout has managed the resort by herself since his death in 2015.

During that time she has been inundated with unsolicited offers to buy, meaning she can be ‘choosy’ about the prospective owner, she said.

Nudists have long been drawn to the retreat for its proximity to nature and its famous walking route which boats a view over the San Andres Fault along a backdrop of Santa Cruz Mountain coastal redwoods and local flora and fauna.

‘Lupin is above all an outdoor experience, a perfect place to kick back and enjoy clear mountain air while communing with nature–just far enough from urban ‘civilization’ to forget about its stresses but close enough for convenient access,’ its website states.

Lupin Lodge was founded as a nudist resort in 1935 and grew in popularity during the 1960s

The listing comes complete with a spacious clubhouse restaurant and lounge

Many Lupin Lodge visitors are drawn to the resort’s unique scenery and nudist hiking trails

Guests can opt for a day pass for $25 to $40 or buy monthly membership which goes up to $150

But for rainy days, the resort also boasts a clubhouse restaurant and lounge.

‘This is an incredibly amazing, mostly pristine property in Silicon Valley,’ Stout added, ‘It’s an unusually large tract.’ 

While the site has an extensive use permit, prospective buyers are advised to contact all  governmental agencies regarding any potential future development.

Stout herself has had previous run-ins with the authorities including in 2015 when she was accused of illegally diverting water from a nearby stream to its own systems during a drought.

Stout pleaded no contest to  felony conspiracy to commit trespassing for the purpose of injuring a property meaning that she accepted the conviction but did not admit guilt. 

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