Cypress Knee Online Newsletter
Halloween II Weekend, Mar 24-26
22 March 2017
Goodbye Snowbirds Weekend
Toga Party Weekend
Jungle Party / Animal Print Weekend
Kentucky Derby Weekend
Halloween II Weekend
News & Notes
Halloween II Weekend Restaurant Specials
Join us this Friday & Saturday at Lakeside Restaurant. Dinner specials will be: Char Grilled Delmonico Steak, Steamed Alaskan Snow Crab Legs (1-1/2 lb portion), and Roast Loin of Pork with mashed potatoes & gravy. Special desserts include Warm Apple Dumpling with vanilla bean ice cream & caramel sauce, and Peanut Butter Silk Pie.
We look forward to seeing you,
Toolshed of Terror!!
Every day at 1:00 pm at the Tennis Pavilion
Daily at the Courts 9:30 am & 2:00 pm
Every day at 9:00 am on the Pickleball Courts
Daily at the East Pool at 3:00 pm
Daily Golf Game
Every day at 3:00 pm on our nine hole course
American Nudist Research Library
Open 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Mon-Sat
This month, we introduce an exciting new position on the Cypress Cove Staff to a seasoned employee: Steve Vickers. Steve is a familiar face to many at Cypress Cove, being a third-generation nudist and having lived at the resort on and off since he was five years old. At the age of 23, Vickers garnered national renown for representing the American Association of Nude Recreation (AANR) as their Public Relations spokesperson specialized in Crisis Media. He served at a crucial point in time when the nudist community was under attack from lawmakers unfamiliar with the culture.
During his time with the Association, Steve co-founded the young nudist organization Vita Nuda, making way for other young adults to “Join the Nude Revolution.” This became a national phenomenon, inspiring travel clubs and meetups from coast-to-coast in the United States. Vita Nuda eventually grew branches in other countries, like Australia and Denmark, and some of its members went on to found new young nudist groups that flourished in turn. Steve combined his love of naturism with his love of travel, serving as volunteer staff for Bare Necessities Tour and Travel, the premier nude cruise charter in the world.
For the past seven years, he has worked in the Activity Department’s strong creative team, led by Regis Pearch. Steve specialized in the graphic design of many of the colorful posters and t-shirts that have been released by Activities in the years since.
Steve now has the opportunity to combine the varied experience of his past to serve his old home in a new way. He will be aiming to use modern media to serve loyal Cypress Cove members and welcome new generations of guests. We are pleased to introduce Steve Vickers to you as Cypress Cove’s first ever Social Media & Marketing Coordinator.
Hello Cypress Cove! Visit Florida's Tourism Day is finally over and I’m sitting in a Tallahassee hotel room typing up my notes so as not to forget all the excellent opportunities that we have encountered.
As promised, Carolyn Hawkins, Steve Vickers and I, along with several board members of AANR-FL, were tapped to attend Visit Florida's convention. We were prepared for battle; a mission to inform our political representatives that nudist and naturist tourism provides a $4.3 billion direct impact on Florida’s economy. Clearly presented, our message was simple: both nudist and textile friendly destinations would be hurt by plans to divest monies from tourism, advertising, and promotion in the state's budget. We felt worthy of the task.
Ramon Maury, the lobbyist for AANR, was gracious enough to allow us to have separate meetings with our Senators and representatives. This gave us an opportunity to discuss how Cypress Cove became the ultimate family nudist destination.
We met with Senator Victor Torres Jr., District 15, and Representative Mike La Rosa, District 42 both from Osceola County, as well as many others who are “the decision makers” for Visit Florida's funding.
Informing them that Cypress Cove intends to market as a "destination resort" to a special niche market was received with enthusiasm. We expounded upon the fact that Ted Hadley decided to hire a hospitality professional, Peter Sewall, to helm the expansion of Cypress Cove allowing it to be an even more competitive resort within the marketplace. We had their full attention.
In the end, we were pleased to learn that Gov. Rick Scott prefers not to eliminate any resources that could subsequently hurt job growth within the hospitality and tourism industry. Our mission was a success.
So, to wrap this up in a political red-tape bow, we are excited that we had the opportunity to work alongside fellow industry professionals for this very important cause, and we’re even more thrilled to have left our state’s capitol (and our peers) better educated about the naturist community and Cypress Cove Nudist Resort.
Last weekend was the annual Fishing tournament & our St. Patrick's Day Celebration. The fishing tournament was one of the largest yet. It was a great event. Bart & Jan, better known as A Taste Of Love, absolutely filled the Lakeside Restaurant for the Saturday night St. Patrick's Day Dance. It looked like New Year's, it was so busy!
The 9th Annual Fishing Tournament had lots of people fishing from the shore, private boats & Cove pedal boats
Henry making the final call for everyone to bring their catch to be measured, while the other volunteers start serving lunch to the hungry fishermen
The flaming torches make the deck at Lakeside beautiful and almost magical at night
A beautiful view of Lakeside Restaurant from the beach at night
A Taste of Love made the St. Patrick's Dance very special
Bart & Jan always have a surprise or three up their sleeves. Sorry the picture is blurry, but they surprised me too!
A trio of naughty Leprechauns surround the beautiful Jan, while Bart stand helpless by
A large group of Cove Members had a Dinner in White on the shore of beautiful Brown Lake on Sunday
The "All in White" theme added to the charm and beauty of this event
There is something very classy about the sunny lawn being totally covered in white
(photos courtesy of Dan Erwin)
Have you got your "Ask Me About Cypress Cove" t-shirt yet?
They are priced at just $5 each, so we are not making any money on the shirts. We are just hoping to spark some word of mouth marketing. Wear it to town, to the grocery store; just wear it while you are out and about.
So if you are a proud Cypress Cove member and want to help spread the word, please pick up your new t-shirt today! - Thank you
One of our residents in Cuba!
By the way, I just want to thank everyone for doing this. It has been so much fun getting new pictures from exotic locations all over the US and the world! We have the absolute best, most loyal members I can imagine. I am so grateful.
Where have you worn your "Ask Me About Cypress Cove" T-shirt?
Send us a pic!
Regis handles activities, but I put together the weekly newsletter. I'm always looking for content. If you have anything that you would like to see in the newsletter, please email submissions to email@example.com.
We received some very nice new reviews on TripAdvisor. Thank you! If you would like to help spread the word, you can review us using the link below.
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Most special offers may not be combined. Cypress Cove is a family nudist resort catering to couples and families. Single males must have nudist experience or membership to visit according to our singles policy. Call us at 407-933-5870 for details and information.
First Time Visitor Coupon
First time visitors to Cypress Cove are invited to a complimentary tour and half price day visit, or stay 2 nights in the Villas and get the 3rd night FREE. Guest must present this coupon at the time of visit.
Young Nudist Discount
If you're a nudist between the ages of 18 and 35, just show your ID at the gate to receive admission for the day for just $5 per person, or Full Member Rates for Lakefront Tent Camping! That's starting at just $24 per night and includes all day fees for up to 2 people. Also, for young families, remember children always get in free. Please help us spread the word!
Dine & Dip
Looking for a nice place to have dinner? Have you tried the Lakeside Restaurant recently? Now you can come to the Cove after 5 pm and the full cost of your gate fees (which are 1/2 price after 5 pm) will be applied to dinner at the Lakeside Restaurant or Cheeks Bar & Grill. After dinner, head over to the pool area for a dip in the pool or a delightful hot tub. You can't do that at Outback!
Lakeside Restaurant food available Mon, Thu-Sat until 9 pm. Cheeks food available Sun-Thu until 9 pm, Fri-Sat until 10 pm. Offer available after 5 pm, same night only. Credit may be applied towards food only, not alcohol.
7th Night FREE
For weekly visitors, every 7th night is FREE! Hotel & RV Park!
3rd Week FREE
Want to stay a little longer this season? Rent a Villa Room or Apartment for two weeks and get the 3rd week FREE!
Offer available during the low season only (May-Jan) and good for one free week only. Guests staying longer should inquire about monthly rates.
1/2 Price Admission Daily after 5 pm
All visitors to Cypress Cove receive 1/2 price Daily Membership fees after 5 pm. "After 5" members are admitted free after 5 pm. Perfect for dinner and a hot tub!
Two Week Day Pass
We have a lot of visitors who stay in the area but not actually at Cypress Cove. For those visitors, we have created a new Special Offer, come as often as you like for up to two weeks for just $50 per person. This can be a huge savings if you visit often.
Offer applies to day visits only, provides no discount on overnight stays; two weeks may not be split, must be consecutive.
Free Wireless Internet
Cypress Cove now offers free wireless internet throughout the hotel, campground and pool area. Signal quality may vary by location.
Celebrate Your Birthday or Anniversary at Cypress Cove
Let us know it's your Birthday or Anniversary when you book a Villa Apartment or Hotel Room at Cypress Cove and receive a small gift in your room when you arrive.
Book 5 or more rooms with a 2 night minimum and receive 15% off lodging rates for each room. Or, organize a group and take a 15% commission. The choice is yours.
Offer based upon availability. Not available during holidays and special event weekends.
Monthly Rates for Villas
Some guests have the opportunity to stay with us in the Villas for an extended vacation. For those guests, we offer special Monthly Rates. In addition, a full membership pays for itself after the first month of stay and therefore gives an even greater discount for the remainder of the stay.
Questions, comments or submissions? E-mail us at newsletter@CypressCoveResort.com or call 888-683-3140