Eight treehouses — two designed by Pete Nelson of Discovery Channel’s “Treehouse Masters” —offer a natural, upscale getaway in Glenmont, Ohio.
Suspended among stately oaks, hickories and sycamores are treehouse tributes to creativity, engineering and a touch of Swiss Family Robinson. At The Mohicans in Glenmont, Ohio, treehouse living is a natural, upscale getaway.
Here, owners Kevin and Laura Mooney mix the natural surroundings with ingenuity, pushing the boundaries of what overnight accommodations can be. Eight treehouses — two designed by Pete Nelson of the Discovery Channel’s “Treehouse Masters” — mix in reclaimed barn timbers, grapevine railings and repurposed elements. Steps lead upwards to extension bridges crossing several feet above the ground to each treehouse’s private deck.
From the two-guest Little Red Treehouse reminiscent of 1800s-era red barns to the Tin Shed Treehouse, a modern beauty of corrugated metal, glass and wood, each treehouse creation is as unusual and interesting as the next. The most ambitious feat is the Airstream trailer turned glammed up treehouse. It sits on a platform 25 feet in the air.
Although the treehouses’ well-appointed kitchenette, bathroom and artistically decorated living spaces make for a great stay, the closeness of nature’s sights and sounds is the biggest treat. As former guest Betsy Feuer of Columbus recalls, “sitting on the deck at night listening to the music of chirping crickets then waking up to trilling birds and the sun shining through the trees” was a welcome respite from urban sounds.
The Mohicans’ close proximity to Mohican State Park and other outdoor recreation venues makes this a perfect hub for hiking, biking, rafting and canoeing.
23164 Vess Rd., Glenmont, Ohio, 740/599-9030, themohicans.net