These Unbelievable Treehouses In Ohio Will Have Your Inner Child Jumping For Joy
Remember the days when you were a kid and all you wanted was a tree house to stay overnight in? Today, you can revive that very dream—complete with running water, heat, air conditioning and all the necessary amenities for a good night’s rest.
The best part of living this childhood dream with a sophisticated flair? You don’t even have to travel out of state to do so.
Just eight miles south of Loudonville are The Mohicans, a family owned and operated business in Glenmont, Ohio that features cabins, an event center and state of the art tree houses aimed to connect you with nature and bring you back to the basics of life.
Kevin Mooney, marketing coordinator of The Mohicans and tree house designer, designed The Mohicans’ newest tree house, Old Pine— which is made out of 100 percent reclaimed materials, including 100-year-old barn siding and hand hewn beams.
Old Pine is built around the only pine standing on the property and Mooney said that while these tree houses are truly impressive (complete with full bathrooms, living rooms with TVs and DVD players and kitchens with microwaves, coffeemakers, two-burner gas (or electric) cooking elements and mini refrigerators!) they’re all about promoting sustainability and preserving nature.
“Our first goal really is to get people connected with nature,” he said. “We’re building these tree houses that, really, are all about the trees.”
Inside this particular tree house are two bedrooms—each on a different level—a full bathroom, an additional outdoor shower, a living room area and a deck with seating for two.
The White Oak tree house is suspended from white oak and hickory trees and features two bedrooms (one with two queen-sized beds!) a kitchen area, a living room area, a full bathroom, an additional outdoor shower and a deck with seating for four. This particular tree house is ideal for family or friends looking to tag along with you on your adventure.
White Oak, The Mohicans’ first tree house, was actually made in 2012 for Discovery Channel’s series “Tree House Masters” and was designed by Pete Nelson, world renowned tree house designer and star of the show.
The following year, another tree house was inspired and Little Red was constructed and featured on the show.
Little Red is ideal for a romantic, adventurous getaway and features one bedroom, a kitchen, living room area, a half bath and an outdoor shower.
While the goal is to connect with nature, it’s also to connect with those around you and cut out all the life noise we only think is necessary. Mooney said receiving e-mails from families expressing their gratitude for a weekend of genuine connection reminds him of what the tree houses are all about—connection with both nature and one another.
“We want people to really check out,” he said. “‘Tune out and tune in.’ That’s really what’s happening here.”
For more information about these truly impressive structures, rates and packing suggestions, checkout The Mohicans’ website here.
To me, the sacrifice of cell phone service, cable and social media appears to be well worth this one-of-a-kind adventure. Besides, it’s good to indulge the inner kid in you occasionally, right? What better way to do so than an overnight stay in the trees.