- Nudist, or clothing optional? Lake Como is a nudist resort adhering to the traditional principles of nudism or naturism, which advocate nudity as a communal norm. We are not “clothing optional” in pool and spa, where nudity is required. While nudity is not mandatory in other areas of the resort, it is encouraged, weather permitting.
- Why nudity? Reasons range from the philosophical to the simple pleasure of swimming and sunning without the encumbrance of useless clothing.
- Is my interest unusual? No. A 2006 Roper poll revealed that 25% of U.S. adults have engaged in social nude sunbathing or skinny-dipping, while 72% do not object to nude recreation at appropriate venues.
- Do I have to strip as soon as I arrive? No, nudity is not mandatory except in pool and spa. However,we do not allow bathing suits or provocative clothing, which we deem incompatible with a nudist environment.
- What happens when I show up at your gate? A government-issued photo ID is required, like a state driver’s license or equivalent. You’ll be given a free guided tour. If we’re sympatico, you may stay upon payment of our grounds fees. We offer an introductory $12/person rate for your first visit, with a certificate (non-transferable) for a free second visit!
- Do I have to be a card-carrying nudist? Not for your first visit. However, membership in AANR is required for a regular club membership. We can discuss the options later.
- Is it safe? Lake Como is a gated facility with its own security staff. We are a family-friendly community. Visitors exhibiting inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave.
- Who is welcome? Lake Como has a non-discrimination policy: singles, couples & families are all welcome, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation or disabling condition. We have no singles restrictions or quotas. We judge visitors by attitude and behavior, not by prejudice. Persons under 18 free but must be accompanied by paying parent or guardian.
- What are the rules? Most rules of conduct are not different from those of a country club or similar non-nudist venue. There are a few rules specific to nudist resorts: put your towel on a chair before you sit on it when nude, and shower before entering pool or hot tub. Cameras and photography are not allowed except by explicit permission of management and under supervision of Lake Como staff. Also, carrying a firearm or deadly weapon on one’s person is prohibited at Lake Como.
- Can I bring my pet? Pets on leash welcome, except no pit bulls, Rottweilers, or mix of either breed. Pets are not allowed in common buildings or spa area. You must clean up after your pet. We have a fenced dog park available for exercise.
Take the plunge, check it off your bucket list, and “Go Barefoot All Over!” (The Naturist Society)
Still unsure about nudism and naturism? Explore more concerns and questions at Nudism FAQs 101 on the AANR website.
For additional questions, email us at email@example.com or call 1-877-TRY-LAKE
“Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of communal nudity, with the intention of encouraging respect for oneself, respect for others and respect for the environment.” …International Naturist Federation