Growing up in the countryside, our backwoods and pastures were my playground. My little brother and I played all day in the trees, climbing them or making a treehouse out of a hollowed-out stump. We begged my dad to build us a treehouse, but that never happened until the grandkids arrived.
Treehouse of my childhood dreams
The treehouse he built looked like a children’s resort. There was a wraparound deck, carpeting, electricity, TV, air conditioning/heating, landscaping, swing and slide. It was crazy. My brother and I just shook our heads. If only we had been lucky enough to have played in a treehouse like the one he built for his grandchildren.
I guess technically we did get a treehouse. We only had to wait for the invitation of our children to be able to play in it.
Treehouse fantasy for adults
My favorite rhythm for traveling is the mountains. I’ll take the mountains over the range, every time. I’ve often thought about what it would be like to have an adult tree house. You know, one like building the treehouse show. Living a grown-up, modernized version, with all the conveniences, of the Swiss Family Robinson life, would be so awesome. I would be in heaven.
Sanctuary Treehouse Resort
Just found out that a treehouse resort is opening this summer in East Tennessee. The Sanctuary Treehouse Resort will be the largest in the world with everything to fulfill your treehouse fantasies. See all they have to offer.
According to their website,
This will be the very first treehouse in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee. The resort will be accessible by golf cart only and features exciting plans for walking trails, an enchanted forest and more. The Sanctuary Treehouse Resort will be the largest such resort in the world, located on 40 acres in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee.
What the Sanctuary Treehouse Resort offers
The tree house looks like paradise. it will literally offer everything you need for an amazing stay in the Smokies.
The Sanctuary Treehouse Resort will provide visitors to Smoky Mountain with a lodging experience unlike anything they have ever had before. There are plans for three types of treehouse rentals: Tree Fort, Tree Fort Double, and The Luxe. Tree Fort will accommodate 2-6 people and will feature unique amenities such as spiral slides, custom drink shooters for bottles and cans from the kitchen to the lower porch, telescopes, bucket pulleys, swings, swings, secret ladders, escape hatches, rope climbs, LED and wood burning fireplaces, etc. Tree Fort Double has all the same features as Tree Fort, but has a drawbridge connecting two treehouses which can be raised and lowered for group accommodation. The Luxe will accommodate couples and offers upscale amenities, fixtures and decor, including copper clawfoot tubs, automatic heated bidet toilet systems, outdoor tubs on lower level porches, daybeds suspended exteriors, custom tiled showers and more.
I am so excited about this treehouse and will be booking a stay this fall for my birthday. Sign up for updates and book your stay, HERE.