I can recall the days of my childhood like they happened yesterday. We had an enormous backyard and a BIG house with a secret little room under the stairs that I used as a my clubhouse. My sister and I created all sorts of games that we played to entertain ourselves in the days of no technology. One of our favorite places to play was my father’s garden. He had planted an enormous vegetable garden full of all his favorites like corn and okra. My sister and I had plenty of fun playing hide and seek among the corn stalks.
But there was one special place that we called our treehouse. Although it was not technically a real treehouse, our imaginations lead us to believe that the willow tree in our backyard was the perfect treehouse for us. My sister and I spent many hours hiding among the Weeping Willow. It’s branches created a protective canopy that was perfect for holding secret meetings and climbing. It was our “treehouse,” and she was loved very much.
As one would expect, I grew older, and we moved away. The days of my treehouse adventures were over, or at least I thought. Within recent years we have seen a revival (in my mind) of treehouses. Adults are rediscovering their youth and building treehouses to enjoy.
Recently my husband and I had the opportunity to visit the Blue Ridge Treehouse at Bear Claw Vineyards in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Nestled among the trees overlooking a working vineyard, this beautiful treehouse is the perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of real life. Located off the beaten path and close to downtown Blue Ridge, GA, you will experience your little piece of heaven at the treehouse resort.
Bear Claw Vineyards, scheduled to open to the public in September of 2017, is owned and ran by Michelle and Kevin Swim. They have a love for wine, and they want to bring that passion to the public by providing wine that is as authentic and as real as one can get. We will tell you more about the vineyard in a later blog post. Today, we want to focus on a fun looking whimsical treehouse (think Dr. Seuss and Swiss Family Robinson) nestled in the beautiful Northeast Georgia mountains.
With a beautiful property full of walnut, pine, oak and maple trees, Michelle contacted the Tree House Guys to design their first treehouse. Wanting a treehouse that would “become the be all, end all place for friends and family to gather on the cool fall nights the Blue Ridge Mountains,” the Treehouse Guys created an amazing customized treehouse for guests to enjoy.
With a copper tin roof, crooked windows, and barn doors, the 300 square foot treehouse is situated 15 feet high among real living oak trees that gently sway in the breeze. It is nothing short of luxurious.
A queen sized loft bed with a bear theme is located above the open treehouse. To reach it all you have to do is step one foot at a time on this winding staircase. Although it may look like you may fall, you won’t. Plus when you get to the top, you are going to ENJOY the view!
Downstairs you will find plenty of room and plenty of amenities that make you feel like you have not left home . The kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, and toaster oven. They even provide guests with a Keurig machine featuring an assortment of coffee.
Guests can enjoy wine from their Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator.
Staying connected even though you are located off the beaten path is a breeze with WiFi high-speed internet and television. Plus, even if it is the dead middle of summer and the days and nights are heating up, you are going to stay cool with their remote control state of the art Daikin HVAC system.
Traveling with more than just your sweetheart? That is not a problem here. Downstairs is a leather couch with a Queen Sleeper Bed that provides plenty of room for a family or a group of friends.
My post would not be complete if I did not tell you about their steam shower with massage jets. This space looking capsule is the ultimate when it comes to bathing. You have to experience this!
Relax for a awhile on the enormous front porch featuring rocking chairs and breathtaking views of the Little Sugar Creek and Bear Claw Vineyards. The sunset from here is spectacular, and you can’t forget to enjoy a blazing fire under the night sky.
My husband and I enjoyed our romantic night in this treehouse. The weather was perfect and the moon and stars were out providing for a tranquil night outside by the fire roasting marshmallows and enjoying a glass of wine. It is easy to sit back and unwind with the sounds of nature surrounding you, the trickling sounds of the water in the creek, and the moonlit views of the vineyard. It is the perfect getaway for couples and families.
You can catch the Treehouse Guys on the DIY Network. The Blue Ridge Treehouse episode will play Tuesday, May 16 at 12pm or 11C. Be sure to tune in so you can see for yourself this magical place that will help transport you back to a time of carefree fun.