We’ve all had crazy ideas as kids of one day growing up and living in a treehouse. For most of us, this fantasy never actually becomes a reality, but that doesn’t mean you have to let the dream completely die.
In fact, with the growth of the tiny house movement, tree houses are now becoming more popular than ever, especially as vacation rentals.
For many busy couples, a nice romantic weekend escape to a wilderness treehouse is exactly what we need. A quick Airbnb search for the term brings up hundreds of listings all across the United States, but there is one that easily outshines all the rest. The listing we are talking about? A cool treehouse in Bonny Doon, California that is shaped like a pine cone.
Really, after you read over the description for the Pinecone Treehouse and check out the amazing pictures, don’t be surprised if you too find yourself planning your next vacation in a location that’s a little loftier than average.
“Floating high in the branches of the magical Red Wood forests of Bonny Doon the Pinecone Treehouse will immerse you in 360 degree views of the forest’s upper canopy. Allow the healing power of this forest environment and this awe inspiring structure to sing you into complete relaxation, imagination and reflection.”
What’s better than staying in a normal treehouse? Staying in a pinecone-shaped treehouse located in a giant Redwood tree, of course! If it wasn’t for the expensive price tag, booking a weekend getaway here would basically be a no-brainer.
Coming in at a whopping $300 per night, a stay at the Pinecone Treehouse is more than most would be comfortable paying.
However, for the epic experience and amazing Instagram photos you would get, who knows, it might just be worth it.
“This treehouse experience is an Adventure! and an experience you will sure be sharing with all of your friends however it is not for the faint of heart,” the Airbnb description reads.
They definitely aren’t lying when they say it’s not for the faint of heart. In fact, those who are afraid of heights should forget the entire idea right now.
The Pinecone Treehouse “sits 35′ above ground on the uphill side and almost 60′ from the ground on the downhill side.”
Imagine the views you can get from up there! It also comes complete with two see-through floor panels which will be sure to give even the most ardent adventure enthusiasts a thrill.
So now for the most important question, is it safe? Luckily, the owners had a little foresight when they built it, installing a simple system that includes a safety harness that will help prevent people from getting into trouble.
Although the ladder is steep to get up there, as long as you are strapped into the harness you shouldn’t have any problems. They do recommend that you are in decent physical shape though.
After you pass through the trap door, the inside of the room is absolutely beautiful.
Surrounded by clear diamond-shaped panels, you really do have a 360-degree view of the area.
The scariest part is actually the trip to go to the bathroom which was built separately from the main room.
Although it’s closer to ground level than the bedroom, every time you are feeling the urge, you’ll have to walk across a suspended catwalk to get there. Don’t look down!
All in all, staying in the Pinecone Treehouse seems like it would be pretty awesome. While we probably wouldn’t want to live there full time, it would definitely be a great spot to spend a few days, kick back in nature, and unwind a little bit. Just make sure to leave your fear of heights at home!
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