5 Reasons You Should Stay At This Incredible Blue Ridge Hideaway

I’ll take any excuse possible to visit Blue Ridge! We love the hiking, the waterfalls, the restaurants…all of it. So we were so jazzed to learn about this new accommodation only a few miles from Downtown. Here are 5 reasons why you and your family should check it out.

blue ridge treehouse

It’s A Treehouse, People

Yes. A real treehouse. Not even a wood cabin “in the trees.” Nope, this is a genuine treehouse, with a real tree growing right through the center of the house!

It was built by The TreeHouse Guys from DIY Network, and their impeccable craftsmanship and creativity shine!

I think my favorite part was the slanted windows and frames. It reminded me of Dr. Seuss meets Salvador Dali. The details are astounding.

You’ll enjoy a huge deck with outdoor lighting, a grill, and a sweet table and chairs.

Inside the doors are all the comforts of home…heating and cooling, ceiling fans, wifi, electricity.

The kitchen does not include a stove (that’s OK – Blue Ridge is PACKED with amazing restaurants,) but you will find a small fridge, microwave, Keurig and dishwasher.

There is a wine fridge, games, a leather sofa (which makes a bed) and cafe table. You’ll find a TV (not that you need it in beautiful Blue Ridge) and surprisingly plenty of space to spread out.

You’ll also see the tree growing pushing it’s way through the flooring. Follow it with your eye and you’re directed to the second floor with a queen bed and more lighting. I love the windows up on the second floor too. And from there you can see the tree push right out of the roof.

When we visited, the evening brought storms, and there was nothing so relaxing as the patter of rain on the roof. And no – that tree did not leak water into the treehouse. You’re safe and secure!

 

blue ridge treehouse vineyard

It’s In A Vineyard

The treehouse is located in Bear Claw Vineyards. This vineyard isn’t selling to the public yet, but they are operational. And the view…is astounding!

While you visit, you are free to roam the vineyards, see the grapes, play in the creek, climb the bridges and enjoy the seclusion and beauty.

Their first wine will be available this Fall; I’m looking forward to trying it.

There is a wine fridge in the treehouse and it’s stocked with wine (not theirs…yet.) You are free to drink it, but it is $20/bottle cash or check. I recommend bringing your own.

 

 treehouse bedroom

It’s Great For Families

 You’ve probably heard about the “romantic treehouse” in Buckhead. We’ve wanted to stay at that for a while, except…it’s super expensive, you have to stay two nights, it’s right in someone’s backyard…and they don’t allow kids.

That has it’s perks. And you can certainly stay here as just a couple…but we appreciated that they allowed children.

Upstairs is a queen bed. Downstairs, the sofa makes into a comfy queen bed for the kids.

The spiral staircase to the second floor is thin and doesn’t include risers. I would be timid with a toddler…probably wouldn’t let them on the stairs. But there is nothing else that would prevent me from taking the kiddos. Oh – except maybe a babysitter {grin}

The owners left us with all the fixing for s’mores, as well as plenty of board games like Scrabble and Candy Land.

 

The Shower Is Amazing

Is there a bathroom? YES! Is there ever a bathroom!!

This futuristic-looking device is a steam shower with massaging jets! It has lights, and music, a seat for shaving your legs…I will admit to taking more than my share of showers here. And the boys loved it, too.

It’s spa-like…and will spoil you!

 

blue ridge treehouse living room

One Night Is OK

Usually, with special places like this, you have to stay 2+ nights. And let me tell you — if you can, you want to!

But, we couldn’t…so I was glad to learn that a one-night reservation is fine. And there is no extra charge.

As of writing this, a stay here starts at $229 per night. You’ll pay more for weekends and holidays. There are no additional cleaning or service fees, either…like you might have for an AirBnB. (But you will have to pay hotel tax; that’s just the law.)

 

blue ridge treehouse second floor

blue ridge treehouse kitchen

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.

3 Comments on "5 Reasons You Should Stay At This Incredible Blue Ridge Hideaway"

  1. Amazing place! I stayed here with my grandsons a month ago. They absolutely loved it. It would also be a great romantic escape as well without the kids. Great write up!

  2. Julie Turner | 09/20/2017 at 7:01 am | Reply

    Please post a link to contact the owners to rent the tree house. 😎If there is a link to rent the tree house I missed it. Thank you, Julie

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