Sleeping in the Trees

Treehouse

I had a treehouse when I was a kid. And I’m pretty sure I slept in it once or twice.

As a grown-up, the idea of sleeping in the trees, on the bare wood floor of a drafty, spider-infested, rickety old treehouse, doesn’t sound so appealing.

Ah, but what if you could find some relative luxury up in those trees?

That’s what you’ll get at the Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort, in Takilma, Oregon.

They have 18 different cabins built in the trees, connected by various suspension bridges, platforms, ladders, and ropes. Each and every one of them is different. You’ll find a few of them as high as 50 feet, while others may be a little closer to the ground in case you suffer from acrophobia.

Treehouse Bridge

Prices on the treehouses range from $120 to $280 per night. Some, the more expensive ones, have bathroom and kitchen included, while the others have access to nearby shared facilities.

There are campfire and BBQ pits, a stone-lined swimming pool fed from a nearby river, and plenty of space to roam on the Treesort’s 36 private acres.

Make no mistake, this is not The Four Seasons. Some of the more rustic cabins are a couple of notches above camping. What makes it totally unique and memorable is that you’re up in the trees.

The Treesort offers loads of activities for busy families, but their zip lines are the most popular. There’s also horseback riding, swimming, rafting, and hiking. Oh, and they even have classes on how to build treehouses!

Not too far away is the town of Cave Junction, where a hungry family can find a wide range of restaurants for lunch or dinner, from the Wild River Brewing and Pizza Company to the Taylor’s Sausage Country Store Restaurant. A full breakfast is included in your stay at the Treesort.

If you decide to take to the trees, be warned. The Treesort is popular, and reservations on some of the cabins will need to be made up to a year in advance. Now is the time to start planning a summer adventure to Oregon with your family.

Young or old, who wouldn’t want to sleep in the trees?

Treehouse 2

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