Solair Nudist Resort
Last weekend we took advantage of the beautiful weather to make our first camping trip of the season! This time we went to Woodstock, Connecticut to visit Solair Family Nudist Resort, a 3 hour drive from NYC.
Solair Nudist Resort Review - After paying at the office ($70 total for the weekend for 2 of us, including camping), we drove down to our campsite and parked next to its raised wooden platform on which we pitched our tent. (I suggest bringing cushy mats because the wood was not comfortable to sleep on!) A member estimated Solair has 20 or 30 of these individual campsites, rather than an open grass campground. We had a water spout and picnic table and were conveniently located next to the bathrooms.
Then we got a speedy tour of the place by golf cart. Solair is actually a big place with 450 acres and over 600 members! Their many facilities include an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis and volleyball courts, small kids playground, horse shoes and shuffleboard. Next to the nude beach is a large outdoor pavilion for parties, live music and other festivities. Their clubhouse is also very spacious and modern. A game room on the ground floor has a book-swap library, TV and pool table. Plus there is a desktop computer for anyone to use! (First time we’ve seen that at a resort.) To get away there are hiking trails and lovely nature spots like this waterfall and garden, a minute away from our tent site.
Solair’s acres include a sandy beach and lake for swimming and fishing. The pool wasn’t open yet, but having the option of the lake or the pool to swim and sunbathe is a nice little luxury. Especially when the lake is still freezing in the spring.
After the tour we had lunch at Solair’s Sunshine Café, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends. The menu has plenty of options with different kinds of appetizers, burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches at lunch. I had a veggie burger, which was okay, but the fries and onion rings were tasty. Nothing was expensive. On Sunday I had the hummus plate, a healthy enough alternative to burgers. In our travels to U.S. resorts / clubs, in terms of food, we’ve seen zero edibles to snack bars to full-out restaurants. Even if you bring and plan meals, it doesn’t beat having the option to buy any meals on the premises.
We also played some tennis, using communal balls (dead balls but balls) and rackets from their adjacent shed and then caught the last rays of sun on the beach.
In the end our weekend at Solair was really enjoyable, and the members were pleasant and friendly. The crowd was mostly older with some young kids, but many members expressed interest in attracting more young adults. Our first suggestion was lowering the rates for people under age 30 or 40. When you add up the price of gas, tolls, food, and resort costs, it gets expensive. In any case, if you’re looking for a new place to go, Solair is worth visiting!
To visit or learn more about Solair, see their website: http://www.solairrl.com/
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I just email them and ask them why they don't offer (or at least publish) rates for young adults anymore. Will let you know if I get a response.
I, too, remember Solair offering a young adult discount. I wonder where it went? Though I probably live only 2.5-3 hours away, I haven't gotten to visit yet... partly due to working weekends from Memorial Day until Labor Day and partly due to most nudist locations not being very doggie friendly (though my dog is VERY friendly.) Anyway, I will be there for a week this summer for the AANR-East Convention and I look forward to enjoying that beach!!!
Solair is a very nice resort. Strange that they don't give out their young adult (18-35) discount anymore. Solair was one of the first that did and this was before the young adult naturist movement became organzied. There used to be quite a few young adult naturists there, mainly those that grew up there as kids and stayed together through their teens and university years. Perhaps they moved on after graduation