Kissimmee Nudist Resort Celebrates 50 Years

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March 17, 2014 by   - () Leave a Comment

Hans Stein is 86 years old and — except for tennis shoes — naked as the day he was born.

Fit and looking much younger than his years, he has a simple explanation: "It's the nudist lifestyle!"

Stein and his wife, 81-year old Lisa, are part of a cadre of longtime members at Cypress Cove, a nudist resort near Kissimmee, Fla., celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Orlando Sentinel reported. The resort has 110 RV sites, five hotels and mobile-home sites,

Like the Steins — who are German-born Canadians — a number of members are foreign-born, and they use words such as "prudish" to describe American attitudes toward nudity.

"It is a family affair where you can do things with your entire family," Lisa said, noting they've had their children, grandchildren and even their little great-grandchild to the resort. They first came to Cypress Cove in 1964, the year it opened.

The resort (not a colony — "ants live in colonies" is the nudist's retort) is on its third generation of family ownership. Ted Hadley, 42, has taken over in recent years from parents Dean and Barbara. Dean's parents, the late Jim and Lyda "Pete" Hadley, bought about 260 acres near Kissimmee in 1962 and opened Cypress Cove in 1964.

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