Magical Family Tree House in Secluded Woodland near Germantown, KentuckyGermantown, Kentucky (United States)
Magical Family Tree House in Secluded Woodland near Germantown, Kentucky
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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 4 guests comfortably. There is a king-size bed in loft of 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 or, three children if they are small. Outside, glampers will find a hammock, a fire pit, and a compost toilet.
In the living space, 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 kitchenette, including a coffee pot, a kettle, and a propane stove. The best feature of this tree house is the barn doors that bring the inside in. Imagine starting the morning enjoying breakfast or a cup of coffee in front of a crackling fire, next to a wood-burning stove, in the middle of the woods, all while in a treehouse! Guests can head outside to hike the rolling hills, check out the views and solitude of old growth trees, and the surrounding nature.
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. The fire-pit is strategically placed to view from the huge deck with comfortable seating to roast marsh mellows.
Private access to 200 acres of themed trails is included in the stay. The heart trail is 3.2 miles and takes guests to different areas of the property to explore, like the cabana pod that sits by a stream, an 1800s abandoned log cabin, the three-person net trillium, and picnic area. The newest trail is Jacob's Ladders, named after the hosts' nephew. Visitors are encouraged to bring or make their own memory of a loved one to hang in the trees along the trail. The hobbit trail is fun for the kids and they love finding the 10 hobbit houses. Guests can also sign up for a unique guided tree climb. It is $49 a person for 90 min class. Many previous guests have enjoyed watching the hosts show 'The Kentucky Climbers Cottage' prior to visiting the treehouse.
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 three-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.
- 1 King-size bed
- 1 Sofa bed
- 1 Air mattress
- Air conditioning
- Shared Barbecue
- Firewood additional charge
- Private Kitchen
- Response rate: 100%
- Response time: Within 1 day
- Joined in 2017
- More than 20 bookings
3 accommodations in Glamping Hub
Check-in: 04:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Pets allowed additional charge
- No events
Some spaces are shared
Check in to treehouse and or property is 4 pm. Early check-in to the property or tree house can be prearranged for a $30.00 organization/expedite fee or the hosts recommend booking two nights to fully take advantage of all the property has to offer.
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 are included.
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.
The property use natural deterrents that work to keep critters out of the tree house. Since part of the adventure are the famous barn doors that open to the outside occasionally one may sneak in. It is recommended that the barn doors are not left open when leaving tree house for a hike or overnight, since flying insects love the tree house.
Safety considerations of this tree house. The steps to the second floor is a ship ladder. The hosts recommend guests are in good health and physical condition. The property welcomes children.
Photos by Nathan Szwarc.
Tree Climbing — Guests should inquire with the host for more information about how to book this guided, 90-minute tree climb!
Ages 5 & Up
$49.00/Person for 4 Guests & Up
$59.00/Person for 3 Guests & Less
Early check in — $30.00
Firewood — $30.00 per bundle
Pet Fee — $30.00 per pet
This property boasts three tree houses, strategically placed, to give guests privacy but, that are close enough, that they can rent out all three.
What makes the Aliyah unique is that the snuggle palace is 30-feet high and is the tallest tree house. It’s great for families that like to spread out. In the main cabin there is a full-size bed and across the swinging bridge is a bunk bed with a twin and a full-size bed.
The hickory is unique in that it has a play ground, consisting of a slide, a swing, and two hammocks. It has a cozy nook with lots of games. This tree house is best for two adults and four kids that want to be in the same room at bed time.
The Pete is unique and has a wood-burning stove. It has the biggest floor plan with lots of open space with an over sized loft with a king-size bed. Best suited for Pete Nelson tree house lovers and a couple with two small kids.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location & Surroundings
Germantown, Kentucky (United States)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Wildlife 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 while hiking the properties 200 acres of trails!
A favorite of previous guests is visiting the Historical town of Augusta KY, where the childhood home to George Clooney is located, or, visit the small red train with historical information and take a stroll along the beautiful Ohio River.. Augusta is also home to underground railroad.