Take your vacation up a notch
Bored with typical hotel options? Get off the ground and into the trees.
Why sleep on land when you can sleep in the trees – often with plenty of cool amenities? The rise of treehouses across the country has taken the lodging industry by storm; on Airbnb, for example, an entire section is dedicated to treehouses. Whether you’re looking for a secluded getaway or want to stay close to a city, treehouses have come a long way from being just a play fort for kids in the backyard.
Here are three of our favorite options for elevating your lodging:
If you’ve ever seen Animal Planet’s show “Treehouse Masters,” Treehouse Point will look familiar. Created by Pete Nelson and his family, this romantic and secluded spot is about 30 minutes outside of Seattle. Perfect for an overnight getaway, wedding or corporate retreat, the property is made up of several individual treehouses. The downside? All bathrooms are on the ground, and while they have locks, you’ll share them with other guests. Children under 13 aren’t permitted, as it’s a retreat for relaxation, rejuvenation and reconnection.
Children of all ages, however, are allowed to take part in guided tours of the property. If you don’t want to stay overnight, you can purchase tickets for the tour and see the amazing, hand-crafted treehouses up close.
Located in Atlanta, this urban retreat is made up of three freestanding rooms and a deck connected by footbridges. With its cozy, magical setting, the Showstopper was named Airbnb’s most wished-for property in 2016. It books up quickly, and priority is given to those who have the treehouse on their wish list. Whether you’re looking for a unique experience or want a quiet and romantic getaway, this spot’s proximity to downtown Atlanta makes it all the better for a weekend trip. Does the treehouse look familiar? It has been featured on “The Today Show” and “Treehouse Masters” as well as in “Architectural Digest.”
Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort
For a more secluded option, check out Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort in southern Oregon, just east of Siskiyou National Forest in Cave Junction. A bed and breakfast made up of private treehouses, this destination is an outdoor lover’s dream, with ziplining, river rafting, hiking and more. There’s no air conditioning, televisions or phones in the treehouses, but cellphones work in most spots and the resort offers free wi-fi access. But if you’re lucky enough to seek R&R at a secluded treehouse resort, why not turn off the electronics and focus on the great outdoors?
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