A delightful cozy retreat that will accommodate 6 comfortably!! Off the grid adventure! You are greeted inside by a majestic red oak in the middle of the living room! A magical, swinging bridge takes you to the snuggle palace that has bunk with full size on bottom and twin on top . Here you will be able to enjoy the amazing views of the sunrise and sunset. At night, set the mood by lighting up a warm bonfire that beautifully lights up the entire place. There are delightfully artistic details around each corner. This property allows you to go for a thrilling hike or play games. The loft above the living room has a full plus size bed. There is large modular couch in living room . No availability? Check out our COOL tree house built by, “Pete Nelson” right up the hill at the same location. www.vrbo.com/767630
THE ALIYAH. This tree house is for those wanting an, "off the grid nature experience." This is TRULY, a one of a kind adventure experience.
The treehouse is secluded and tucked in the woods and off the grid.
There's a tree in the room. As in: a more-than-100-year-old, two foot wide trunk right there in the middle, lichen and all, reaching straight through the roof, one of two red oaks that support the tree house. Neighboring limbs hold a second tree-house bedroom accessible by a suspended rope-and-plank bridge to a deck. It’s an excellent place to sleep, without light or sounds, except for the nighttime woods.
It’s trees as far as the eyes can see. The woods hold different marvels all times of year, so there is no off-season at EarthJoy village where the tree house resides. You have a generator to power the AC unit. Guests also relax with a tree pod below, a stacked-stone fire-pit, cafe seating outside the main tree house, and shaded hiking paths (including the popular 3.3 mile Heart Trail) that wind through the 200-acre private property, each bend bringing native flora, ponds, creeks. You can HIKE, Walk of Bike the trails.
There is a propane-powered heater, but no electricity or plumbing. It’s all battery-powered headlamps and lanterns, a three gallon jug of water in the kitchenette and an adjacent compost toilet. A private bath house is up the road. Yet the tree house is wholly, cozy and austere. A giant L-shaped couch wraps that red oak. But who are you kidding. You are going to be sitting outside!
Start the morning enjoying your breakfast or a cup of coffee out the back door on beautiful turquoise patio furniture made from the French coffee press.
The five tree grove is available to you to book a guided tree climb. Here, our professional facilitator will take you to the top for the best views! You can learn all the tree tricks, including coming down, upside down. Or you can always just hang out in the GIANT green net!
A fire-pit is strategically placed to view from the all parts of the tree house. Build a fire and roast marsh mellows.You can buy a big bundle of wood for $25.00 or bring your own.
Kids can go on scavenger hunt to find the 5 ponds, (scavenger bingo is supplied for you and in the tree house. A favorite of guests is to explore an abandoned 1800s settlers log cabin, and wade and play in several cool creeks! Bring your fishing poles!
You can also book a guided meditative hike that will connect you deeper to yourself, others and nature or check out our nature invitations in the tree house manual created just for you.
A favorite feature of this tree house is a swinging bridge that will take you to the "snuggle palace".
A fully stocked kitchenette inside has everything you need to cook all your meals including 3-gallon tank of water, pots and pans, plates, bowls, and utensils. With a portable sink for clean up
Enjoy a fresh creamy cup of coffee with use of the french coffee press or make a hot cup of tea in our turquoise tea kettle.
You are sure to sleep well either on the full size memory foam mattress in the loft above the living room or use of sleeping bags on the extra large couch.
You will fight over the snuggle palace where you can view the sunset, sunrise and stars at night. It has full size memory foam mattress and twin bunk above.
Have family/friend night in the main part. Sit at the bar with a beer and gaze out into the valley
This TreeHouse is recommended lovers Nature lovers, people who seek time away from technology.
Because it is truly a off the grid experience we want to alert you to a few things you may have to navigate during your stay. It does not have running water however, we now have a battery located by red couch that will charge up your cell phones, and turn on the mini lights in the treehouse or use for CPAP machine. We have other lights ran by either by batteries. In the summer you can turn on air via a generator. We have fans to keep you cool too.
We cannot predict the weather. When it is sunny and warm things can be peachy. The tree house can also be fun when it rains just prepare ahead of time.
In cold weather the Aliyah is heated by propane and you may need to exchange out the tank during your stay. It is quite like the one you would change on a outdoor propane grill.
In good dry weather you will have much easier time to navigate right up to the tree house! However, in snow, or rain we recommend four wheel drive with good tires. If you are afraid you will get stuck during your stay we ask you do not pull down further than the green farm house at entry of property. From there you can use a wagon next to farmhouse to take your things down.
When the weather dips down into the teens the bathhouse may have frozen pipes. You will still be able to use it with a little improvisation. It is heated. If you want to take a shower you can follow the directions for a portable shower.
There is a full bath house with a shower, toilet and sink as you come into the property marked BATHHOUSE. It is located up the hill by the farm house, about a football field away from the tree house. For quick trips to the bathroom, the outhouse is 30 feet outside of the tree house. They are clean, organized and efficient!
We have a detailed manual inside the tree house for more details.
Weather permitting you can now pull right up to the tree house. Unload and unwind for a cozy retreat. Cuddle up on the couch to read a book and sip a cold or hot drink. Or hang out over at the snuggle palace to take in more nature from all the windows.
The propane heater on the lowest setting heats this place up. A sweet treat to be in the middle of the woods in a warm and cozy tree house. You do have a extra propane tank if needed.
Please take note*** If you love Wildlife and do not mind critters. The tree house is in the middle of the woods you may encounter mice, wasp, bees, ticks, deer, turkey, flies, ants, water bugs, hear coyotes, and owls especially out on the trails. THIS IS THEIR HOME! We ask that you be a person that respects wildlife. If interaction with bugs, insects, animals and nature is disheartening to you we do not recommend this tree house experience for you. Please do not book this tree house and then call us when you see a wasp, bee, find a tick or other things you find in nature. We have used natural deterrents that really work to keep critters out of the tree house.
**A favorite of guests is visiting the Historical town of Augusta Ky. Childhood home to George Clooney. The Irish Pub is a great place to eat (call ahead for open hours) and have a ice cream after at the general store across the street. Visit the small red train with historical info and take a stroll along the beautiful Ohio River just two blocks to the left of the pub. Augusta is also home to underground railroad.
Take a magical ferry ride across river and visit small town of Ripley. Find a place to eat along the river. You can take bridge back to Maysville and visit their historical downtown. Eat at Parc Cafe-A Italian cafe replica or at the five star LILJUMBO cafe
For quick bite to eat order a Pizza from the Germantown 1st stop Gas station 4 miles and pick it up. Phone number is in the treehouse.
The Tree houses are our dream come true. We both wanted treehouses at a young age. For me, I believed it would bring me peace. I would play in the woods with my siblings imagining this treehouse it with small branches, using rocks as our furniture and moss as our carpet. I never let go of having this space and thought about it often.
When Bill and I started our dream company EarthJOY Tree adventures in 2007. Whereas we take clients to the top of trees on ropes. As part of this venture we wanted to give them another experience. Why not be able to stay in a treehouse too??
We set off to take Pete Nelsons LEARN HOW TO BUILD A TREEHOUSE in 2009 workshop.
After the workshop we looked high and low for the perfect property to have this dream come true. We ran into many obstacles one being not able to afford it or not the right trees.
When we saw Pete on Animal planet I thought I would just apply for the fun of it. We didn't even have a place. When they called and accepted our application I called Dad. I asked him if we could build a treehouse on his 200 acre farm. He laughed and then said YES! He said he was tired