Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Swiss Family Robinson would love the Treehouse "Treesort"

A friend sent me information about a relatively new resort about 10 miles from Cave Junction, Oregon that looked really intriguing!  The Treehouse "Treesort" offers an assortment of furnished treehouses to rent to give any aspiring "Swiss Family" the opportunity to see what the forests of southwest Oregon look like from a bird's point of view!

The Cavaltree Fort can sleep up to 7 people and shares a
swinging bridge with the "Treeloon", a treehouse fashioned
after a wild west saloon.  Image courtesty of the Treehouse

The treehouses range from a more posh Schoolhouse Suite  featuring a master suite with queen size bed, kitchenette and full bath with claw-foot tub and shower to the Cavaltree Fort, a two story treehouse that sleeps up to seven people. The first floor of the fort has a double bed under the tented portion with an adjacent observation deck . The second floor is built like a lookout tower with a bunk bed and movable single bed that can be rearranged to form a double bed. It also includes a loft that can easily accommodate two more kids.  It is accessed by way of a swinging bridge.

I see the resort also offers a variety of outdoor activities including horseback riding, whitewater rafting, swimming in a river-fed rock lined pool and tree climbing with rappelling.  They even offer the chance to swing on a giant 750 ft high Tarzan Swing!  

One of the most popular activities is navigating over a mile of Zip Lines strung through the trees over the 36 acre property.  Zip lines are steel cables that guests can slide on using a special harness.  This video shows the variety of courses devised for both beginners and advanced zippers including the Achilles Line featuring a 500 foot plunge.

All in all it looks like a heck of a good time for families who enjoy the outdoors. Although pets are not allowed at this resort, the owners say they have friends that offer a very clean kennel close by.