Lupin offers multiple recreational choices. There is one swimming pool (heated year-round), two spas, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, a sauna, a shuffleboard court, basketball net, tetherball, children’s playground, table tennis, horseshoe pits, books, puzzles, board games and cable TV/VCR in the clubhouse lounge for rainy days and special events.
Though daytime recreation is mostly unstructured, during the April through October prime season Lupin hosts a monthly Volleyball Tournament Weekend, open to member and non-member competitive players at a “B” level or higher. Men’s, women’s and coed teams are formed to achieve a balance of skill and fun with the winning team members earning two scoops each of their favorite ice cream.
Lupin is above all an outdoor experience, a perfect place to kick back and enjoy clear mountain air while communing with nature–just far enough from urban “civilization” to forget about its stresses but close enough for convenient access. For reading, relaxing or socializing there are multiple lawns and decks on different levels, each with unique scenery. Lounging choices include both sun and shade. The trees are quite varied and magnificent.
No visit is complete without a rejuvenating hike on Lupin’s nature trail, which combines a spectacular overview of the San Andreas Fault with a backdrop of Santa Cruz Mountain coastal redwoods, features a broad array of verdant Northern California flora and provides a vigorous, aerobic workout or a leisurely climb, depending on one’s pace. Lupin’s mostly undeveloped acreage is habitat for wildlife of many species in addition to naked homo sapiens.