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The futon for sitting and sleeping was very uncomfortable. Also, unless you have a child in bed with you, ...
Magical Family Tree House in Secluded Woodland near Germantown, KentuckyGermantown, Kentucky (United States)
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· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue
This fantastic family tree house was built by Pete Nelson in December 2014 and shown on Animal Planet. It is located just a stone's throw away from Germantown, Kentucky, and can accommodate four guests comfortably. There is one main bedroom loft in the tree house and a pull-out twin sofa in the main living space. This tree house is best for two adults and two children (three children if they are small). Outside, glampers will find a hammock, a fire pit, and a compost toilet.
The bedroom has a luxurious king-size bed, and in the main living space, glampers will find a pull-out sofa bed that will comfortably accommodate two children. In the living room, guests will find a wood burning stove that will keep the space toasty and warm in the cooler months. Glampers will find all they need for basic meals in the accommodation, including a coffee pot, a kettle, and a propane stove. There is also a breakfast bar where glampers will be able to enjoy meals.
Outside, there is a large deck with terrace furniture and a barbecue for more outdoor cooking. Glampers will adore stunning views from their treetop vantage point, as well as the sounds and smells of nature that surrounds them. Read More
- Private Lounge/Living room
- King-size bed
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Kitchen equipment
- Shared Barbecue
- Dining table
- Air conditioning
- Tea kettle
- Fire pit
Glampers will be in for an adventure at this tree house accommodation. There is now electricity, and guests will find the rental has many lights, air, a small heater, and a coffeemaker. There is still cell phone reception, but there is no running water to the tree house. There is a two-gallon tank of water for guests to use inside kitchenette.
Guests have full access to the bathhouse with running water for shower, toilet, and sink. Guests have compost toilet located five-second walk right outside the tree house. This experience is all about swapping a tent for a treetop cabin. Glampers will find a woodburning stove and propane gas stove inside for cooking and to keep the tree house warm, as well as an additional stove outside for al fresco cooking.
Bed linens are provided for the main beds, and underneath the pull-out sofa, there is an optional foam mattress to make the sofa extra comfy.
Glampers will be able to order pizza from a nearby restaurant located four miles away that they will be able to collect.
For those who want to participate in tree climb tour, glampers can pre-register a tour with their hosts. Prices range from $59 per climber for groups of three or fewer people, usually at noon on the property daily. For groups of four or over, the price is $40 per climber.
Extra wood can be provided for an additional fee of $25, and glampers should advise their host one week in advance if they would like to make use of this service. Read More
Location + Surroundings
For those wanting an "off-the-grid nature experience," this property is just the place. Guests can start the morning enjoying breakfast or a cup of coffee in an Adirondack chair off the deck and take in the views and solitude of old growth trees, nature, and forest or venture down to the hammock below the tree house for peaceful relaxation. Afterward, they can hike the property's well-maintained 200 acres.
The Heart Trail takes guests around the property and is 3.3 miles, leading them to a large, Trillium, three-person hammock, where they can enjoy lunch. The newest trail, the Hobbit Tree House Trail, will leave guests immersed in finding the 10 hobbit houses, sometimes with hidden gems inside. Guests can make their way to the end of the trail to make a wish in the creek located by the oldest tree on the property.
The five tree grove is available to guests to book a guided tree climb. Here, the property's professional facilitator will take guests to the top for the best views. They can learn all the tree tricks, including coming down upside down, or just hang out in the giant green net. Guests can also book a guided meditative hike that will connect them deeper to themselves, others, and nature.
A fire pit is strategically placed to view from the deck or comfortable seating to roast marshmallows. Kids can go on a scavenger hunt to find the five ponds, explore an abandoned 1800s settlers log cabin, and wade and play in several cool creeks. Read More
- Bird watching
Glampers will adore being emersed in nature at this getaway. There are wonderful routes for hiking just waiting to be explored and great routes for biking. Those who are brave enough and looking for an adventure should head up to the haunted house located on the grounds. This site also offers fantastic treetop canopy tours and climbing courses. Nature lovers will be in their element at this accommodation and the forest is bursting with wildlife. Lucky glampers might even catch a glimpse of a deer, red-tailed hawks, or wild turkeys.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- Pets allowed
- No smoking
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
Glampers should arrive with hiking shoes and comfortable outdoor appropriate clothing. Board games are a great thing to bring along to play around the fire in the evening times. There is a full kitchenette so guests should bring their own food, specifically for grilling on the outdoor barbecue. Wipes, paper towels, and garbage bags will also come in handy.
Guests should note that this property is best for those who love wildlife and do not mind critters. The tree house is in the middle of the woods, and guests may encounter mice, wasp, bees, ticks, deer, turkey, flies, ants, and water bugs, as well as hear coyotes and owls, especially out on the trails.
Photos by Nathan Szwarc Read More