Magical Family Tree House in Secluded Woodland near Germantown, Kentucky

Germantown, Kentucky (United States)

Magical Family Tree House in Secluded Woodland near Germantown, Kentucky

Tree Houses
1 unit
5 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed
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Hosted by Shelly
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  • Joined in 2017
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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 king size 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 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 are the barn doors that bring the inside in. Imagine starting the morning enjoying a 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' show prior to visiting the treehouse.


  • 1 King-size bed
  • 1 Sofa bed
  • 1 Air mattress
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electricity
  • Firewood additional charge
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Private Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Coffeemaker
  • Tea kettle
  • Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Dining table
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Parking
  • Fire pit
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Hammock
  • Games
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.

Guest Services

Glampers will be able to order pizza from a nearby restaurant located four miles away that they will be able to collect.

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 hanging out in the giant green net. Guests can also book a guided meditative hike that will connect them deeper to themselves, others, and nature. 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.

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 treehouses are strategically placed to ensure guests have privacy, but are close enough if guests decide to to book them for family gathering. In the summer with full foliage the other treehouses can't be seen. The hosts take pride in details to make all guests' trip memorable! From specific local favorites, to providing maps of the farm, to offering one of a kind guided tree climbs. The tree houses are unique in that they are tucked in the woods, with each tree house boasting a different theme.

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.


  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Biking
  • Climbing

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.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • No events
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Pets are welcomed and a pet fee will apply. This will be arranged between the guest and host upon booking. If guests book a three night or more stay, pets are free.

Check in to treehouse and or property is 4 pm. Early check-in to the property or tree house can be prearranged for a $25.00 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

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