Take A Look Inside This Treetop Getaway

Located deep in a state forest, Mohicans Treehouse Resort must be seen to be believed.
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El Castillo Treehouse. Photographs by Chris McLelland @ Mohican Media.

Can’t decide your preferred décor?  A cozy cabin?  A Spanish castle?  Minimalist modern?  An Airstream trailer!?   You can sample the options, fancifully, at the Mohicans Treehouse Resort. One of the world’s most unique hotels, its varied units climb two stories above ground. At such high heights lie full size beds, kitchenettes, outdoor showers, and comfortable seating areas indoors and out.  Some lodgings were designed by the Discovery Channel’s Pete Nelson, whose resume includes Treehouse Masters. Many are duplexes with windows and open air balconies for observing the birds, squirrels, deer, and other woodland neighbors.

Located just an hour east of Columbus, the resort sits in the central Ohio region of the Mohican State Forest. Each house is approached by ramps that wind upward around the unit’s fire pit and picnic spot. Nearby outdoor activities include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, and zip lining. A drive along the scenic Wally Road Ohio Byway also beckons. Mennonite and Amish communities share the surrounding roads, meaning horse drawn carriages are not a rare right. Already eminently picturesque, a stay at the Treehouse and all of the accompanying charms are bolstered by the opportunity to explore that lifestyle as well.