We discovered a little resort/community tucked in the North Georgia Mountains called “Pleasure Grove”, and are quite delighted. Fun, Friendly, Naked, and possibility the only lifestyle friendly nudist resort in the USA. What makes this resort so nice for us is the cost and the friendly southern hospitality. Of course being naked does not hurt either. The Grove is VERY reasonable. Hedo has taken a toll on our wallet, and “THE GROVE” (as it is often affectionately referred to) does not require expensive air fare…
GETTING THERE.. Situated outside the beautiful Bavarian town of “HELEN” in NE Georgia in the town of CLEVELAND, the resort sits towards the end of a private road. You need to know where you are going or obtain directions in advance to find this little gem. By car, it is about 1.5 hours north of Atlanta. There are no signs for the resort until you get to the beginning of the Grove’s private road. When you get to the sign for “THE GROVE”, you will see a gate and will either need the code (password) to open the gate, or use the phone at the gate to signal the front office that you are arriving. The front office will let you in if you are a couple. (The Grove does a great job in keeping singles out). Once you enter the Gate, you drive about ½ of a mile and follow the signs to the office that is situated behind the pool and hot tub area in the left side of the club house. The receptionists are very friendly, and usually dressed in something sexy.
FACILITIES……The Grove is kind of a combination resort/community. It is not all inclusive like Hedonism, but very fun and more intimate in some respects and more adventuresome than a nudist resort. Facilities include a club house, heated pool, very clean hot tub, a tropical looking pool bar with refrigerator to stash you own liquor, (Cleveland is a “Dry” town, but Helen is not), Dance Area in Club House, walking paths, and of course the famous “Charter House”. The Charter House is a private residence open to all guests for sexual fun and socialization. The Charter House is about ¼ mile from the club house and is in in the community/resort. the front door is usually open. There are usually free rides to the Charter House from the Club House on evenings, via the “golf cart limo” which carries 8-10 people. The grounds are wooded and rustic. The owners and full time residents of the Grove are proud of the resort, and will provide you a free tour via the “Golf Cart Limo” Weekends usually feature a tapped keg or two with as much as you want to partake (free of course).
VIBE……Very Friendly….Sexual Undertones but NO means NO….People are very respective of one another . Many lifestylers attend the Grove. Saturday Night Theme Dances are WILD. Dance Nude if you want, or just enjoy the fun of everyone involved. For a little resort located in the sticks, this place can be a “Hoot”. Couples are invited here, singles are not. No Vinies or Wallys...which is nice. Very safe. We laughed and laughed and laughed. People are just plain fun and “one of a kind” We were invited on many nights to gather around a cabin or camp area for free meal. People here love life. The pool in the warmer months can get packed. Music is pumped into the pool area. The resort should be experienced in the warmer months when it comes alive. North Geogia can get cold in the fall and winter season.
SEX …Taking this line from the Grove Website…. "Sexual Conduct: Although Pleasure Grove Resort welcomes people from all lifestyles, rules of conduct in the common areas are no different from that of any other resort. No overt sexual activity will be permitted in the areas shared by all guests. All guests will be required to adhere to the common sense rule "NO means NO" ..… We did not see any open displays of affection other than touching in the hot-tub which is allowed if not “overt”. As discussed earlier, the “Charter House” is a free to do what you want gathering place. You will not ever see a place quite like this. The “Charter House” is a two story private residence owned by the owner of the resort (A Doctor), but open to all guests. You enter at the ground floor where there are about 5 theme rooms for your sexual enjoyment. Included is not only a “Group” room, but other uniquely furnished sexually themed rooms for your fantasy and fun. You have to see it to believe it. You are free to close the door behind you, or keep it open if you so choose. A closed door means “Do Not Enter”, and is well respected. The place was hoppin'. You can go upstairs to socialize, and whether you partake in the festivities on the first floor is up to you with absolutely no pressure. Upstairs, there are couches, chairs, an outside porch to smoke, a massage table, and an adult movie being played in the area. Most people upstairs had some clothing or suggestive wear. Downstairs was a different story. The “Grove” use to be a nudist resort, but the new owners changed it to a “Lifestyle Friendly” resort and community. In order to make all comfortable, the actual physical displays of affection are reserved for the Charter House. There is no pressure to attend the Charter House. You can just hang out at the pool nude if you so choose, or have your fun in your room…
FINAL THOUGHTS……Certainly not on the same caliber as Hedo, but much-much cheaper and no air planes required. On a wild weekend, this place can be just as much fun as Hedo; and fun is more important to us than facilities. If you want a plush resort that spoils you, then this place may not be for you. The Grove is really coming alive as of late, and can offer a possible FUN alternative to Hedo. There are rumors of one day having a separate pool dedicated to "overt" sexual fun.
…..Links for Pleasure Grove… http://pleasuregroveresort.com/
And an active News Group….. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pleasure_grove/
Maybe we will see you there!