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     About the Ranch
    Bar S Ranch is a clothing free country club and resort located on 400 acres of gently rolling meadows and woodlands. Come enjoy our dream. Leave the stresses and pressures of life behind while you relax in the tranquility, security and privacy you will find at the Bar S Ranch.

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  • Everyone will be staring at me!
    - If you walk through a mall nude, people certainly would. Here everyone is nude and it is highly unlikely.

  • I'm (pick one) - too fat, too skinny, etc.
    - Our members are not beauty queen or Greek gods, just ordinary people like you.

  • What if someone I know is there?
    - If they are here, they are nude also. Now you have something else in common.

  • What if someone finds out I'm a nudist?
    - We go to great lengths to protect the privacy of our members and guests. Nudism is really not anything to be ashamed of; it is practiced worldwide.

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    313 Bar -S- Trail
    Reidsville, NC 27320
    Email: office@bar-s-ranch.com

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    News : A Weekend To Remember
    on Wed., September 7, 2011 (3397 reads)

    A Weekend To Remember

    Although we typically have many more weekends of beautiful weather, the Labor Day weekend seems to signal the end of big crowds at the Ranch for the summer season. Members who have participated in the hustle and bustle of weekend activities cherish this time of year to relax and enjoy the wonderful, less humid weather of September. Our last Big Blast of summer at the Tropical Island Getaway was one to be remembered for several reasons..most of them pleasant.
    Decorating for the weekend began on Friday morning and members pitched in to set the theme for an Island party. Grass skirts adorned the wooden part of the deck, palm trees graced the entrance to the clubhouse, and fringed banners were flying in the breeze. The Tiki Bar was well lit, and other colorful decorations were in evidence in the pool area and clubhouse. Dinner in the evening was chopped barbecue as the main dish and other members contributed with a delicious array of sides. PJ's from the Tiki Bar were enjoyed by all ( we don't mean the sleeping attire) and the party began.
    On Saturday morning, the festivities began with an Island Golf Cart parade. Riding atop one of the golf carts was a huge monkey, on another there was an "interesting" hood ornament, Barbie,in her lack of beach attire, rode in another, and many other golf carts were decked out in festive cut outs, leis and wind socks. Island music,played on one cart, could be heard as the golf carts made their way throughout the Ranch Island. Treat bags were thrown out to the crowd in an attempt to influence their vote for the best cart,,,needless to say,,it didn't work but was good fun.
    Members began preparing for lunch and approximately 54 members and guests enjoyed barbecued chicken, fried rice, fruit, tossed salad, corn on the cob, Hawaiian rolls, and a wide variety of desserts prepared by our fabulous chefs. Many compliments were received on the meal and seemed to be enjoyed by most.
    The Tiki Bar had opened at 10:00 to serve breakfast beverages and continued operating all day to serve members and guests by the poolside. Members hosted an hour of their favorite drinks and the crowd became more lively and festive. Games played by the pool in the afternoon were designed to entertain participants and spectators and were short, fun, and hilarious.
    Shrimp, crab meat, and leftovers from the luncheon served to satisfy the Island Ranch natives for dinner. The next few hours turned out to be quite an adventure for some, an unknown entity for others, and a blessing for several when it was over.
    Breakfast on Sunday proved to be just what the doctor ordered and homemade gravy, biscuits, breakfast casseroles and juice and coffee nourished the body and minds of the weak and weary in order to fortify us for another day on the "island".
    It seemed we had just finished the delicious breakfast when lunch preparations began. On the menu for Sunday was spiral ham, green beans with potatoes, Hawaiian ambrosia, potato salad, slaw, yeast rolls, and a whole new batch of desserts. It seems that everyone wanted to make sure that this Island Getaway weekend would be like so many of our vacations where pounds are accumulated but enjoyed while applied.
    The Tiki Bar was open again on Sunday and all enjoyed the beverages served throughout the course of the day. Short and Sweet games were played and for the rest of the afternoon, friends relaxed and chatted by the pool. Several packed up and left due to the threat of rain on Monday and the tired crowd wound down early. A short poker game was played, a storage closet was cleaned, several talked until the wee hours of the morning and the Ranch Island was quiet as Labor Day dawned.
    Although Labor Day was partly cloudy and the crowd small, they were able to clean up, take down decorations, recap the weekend's events and enjoy lunch before calling it a day. No rain fell until after 4 in the afternoon so early departures missed out on another great day "on the Island".
    Fundraising efforts were a tremendous success, ICE committee members were elected, and every single person contributed to making the Tropical Island Getaway a positive experience. Congratulations on another season, even though it's not over..we have proven..IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO WE.

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     Bar S Hours of Operation
    For Bar S- Ranch Key Card Members, the ranch is open year-round twenty-four hours a day.

    Prospective-member guest(s) may enter the Ranch during normal business hours only and may stay up till 9:00 PM* . All Prospective-member guest(s) seeking admission to Bar -S- Ranch must have a valid Discover, MasterCard or Visa. This is required as a security deposit for Gate Key Card.

    Office Hours
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Late April thru Labor Day

    *Unless having paid to stay overnight.

    Traveling Non-Member Guests may make arrangements for entry at other than normal business hours by calling the office (336-394-4722) and prepaying one days grounds fees and camping fees.

     In Memoriam
    On October 7, 2014, the cofounder of the Bar S Ranch, Harvey Ellis Stewart, Jr. passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born on November 23,1940 and spent most of his life promoting the nudist lifestyle. Ellis started the Dixie Sun Club in Georgia before moving to North Carolina. Ellis and Wanda purchased the first 200 acres of the Ranch and used it for cattle farming for several years before opening the Bar S Ranch in 1989. Several charter members gathered by the lake and floated in inner tubes before the first clubhouse was built. An additional 200 acres was purchased, another clubhouse built and the Ranch became one of the largest landed clubs (in acreage) in the United States.

    The Bar S Ranch will continue to thrive under new management and the legacy will be preserved.


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