Campers looking for more than just pitching a tent or renting a cabin in the wilderness will get a thrill out of the latest trend of lodging. Treehouses are popping up all over Northwest Georgia's historic high country. Here's three locations perfect for an up-in-the-air adventure.
Located on the edge of Bear Claw Vineyards in Blue Ridge, guests can stay in treehouses that overlook a working vineyard with a creek that runs through it. Wake up to the fresh air of the Blue Ridge Mountains and peaceful surrounding views. It's such a great location, it was featured in the DIY network show "Treehouse Properties."
Blue Ridge Treehouse, 2555 Tennis Court Road, Blue Ridge. 706-223-3750, BlueRidgeTreehouse.com
These treehouses are at the base of Lookout Mountain below Rock City, and just minutes away from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Hideaways are a new take on your average rugged treehouse. Guests book their stay through Airbnb in what is gearing up to be the world's first Living Building Challenge eco-certified treehouse. This certification is one of the most rigorous global standards, meaning that the treehouse retreat is net-positive in energy production, water use is zero-impact, materials are sustainably sourced and toxin free. But besides all that, it's peaceful and serene with all the comforts of home, except you are up in a tree!
Treetop Hideaways, Chattanooga Valley. www.SleepInATree.co
Known primarily for its world-class canopy tour, Banning Mills offers a lodging experience in a cozy rendition of the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse but with all the modern conveniences. There's a king bed, gas log fireplace, jetted tub for two, microwave, keurig coffee maker and small refrigerator, private bathroom with shower and covered back deck. Your stay also includes full breakfast for two. These "rooms in the air" are accessed by a sky bridge and overlook the beautiful Snake Creek Gorge below.
Banning Mills, 205 Horseshoe Dam Road, Banning. 770-834-9149, www.historicbanningmills.com
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