Truly a magical place near the Siskiyou National Forest in the southwest corner of Oregon, the closest town is Cave Junction. Book a night at the Out ‘n About Treesort and pick from about 15 perches to call your own for the night.
Ideally, arrive before dark so you can explore the grounds before you have to navigate them with a flashlight. Your inner child comes out to play here and your imagination runs wild – explore the grounds, play on the big swing, make some s’mores at the firepit, grill some dinner, make some arts and crafts, take a turn on the zip line, cool off in the very unique rock pool (not in October), or curl up in the lodge with a good book and a glass of wine.
You will get to meet other interesting ‘TreeMusketeers’ including those new to the treehouses and others who have been part of the fight over the years to make them a reality. Don’t like heights? There is a room for everyone here, including in the main cabin – no tree climbing required.
After a long travel day, a lovely dinner, and a glass of wine by the fire, these east coasters were ready for bed. We climbed our ladder, stairs really, and snuggled into the heavy blankets in our tree house for a good night’s sleep. It was so dark and so quiet – it was amazing and wonderful and I was sound asleep in mere minutes.
But as happens when traveling West, we were wide awake in what would be the middle of the night. I was happy to stay warmly ensconced in the tree house listening to the night sounds. Hubby went off to explore and ended up communing with the horses who apparently have the run of the property during the night and the early morning.
This experience would prove to be one of the favorites of our trip. The coffee was on early at the main lodge, to be followed shortly by a delicious breakfast to get our day started.
We packed up early and were on the road – this sunrise sure made it hard to leave our oasis in the trees but we had redwoods to explore. Stay tuned for Exploring the Redwoods – Day Two.