A Treerific Escape

Andrew J. Wein - Dec 29, 2008
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Many world travelers visit Out’N’About Treehouse Treesort, LLC, for the opportunity to stay in uplifting accommodations. Plumbing, electricity and a bird’s eye view of the striking countryside await treehouse guests. This “back to nature” experience is shared by guests staying in the treesort’s thirteen rooms. Join in the fun by taking zip line classes, horse rides and craft classes. Hike in the SiskiyouNational Forest, enjoy the campfire and the spectacular night sky. All of this is offered in the beautiful southwest corner of Oregon.

Select from ten unique treehouses for your stay. Find one to fit your personality! Stay in the Peacock Perch, a couple’s bungalow with a charming balcony, twenty-five feet up off of the ground. Bring the family to the Treezebo, an adventuresome thirty-five feet up in a Douglas Fir and accessed by two suspension bridges. Use the rope and pulley to bring your gear up to your new home in the trees that is complete with electricity, plumbing and a mini- refrigerator. Have a great family adventure in the Cavaltree Fort with two sleeping areas: the kids take a ladder to their second story realm. Enjoy all of the comforts in the Treeroom Schoolhouse Suite, built in a small grove of oak trees to include 350 feet of floor space. This all-inclusive treehouse has its own full bathroom, kitchenette, separate bedroom and a prized view of the Illinois RiverValley from the spacious deck.

Spend your days outdoors at the treesort enjoying many of nature’s finest gifts. Zip line classes will have you sailing on cables through the trees and the open meadow at speeds up to thirty miles per hour. Using tree climbing harnesses and gear, participants learn tree climbing and zip lining techniques. Climb to heights of 50’and zip on almost a mile of cables. The Wall family says, “We weren’t the youngest or strongest guests, but the zip line guides were so patient and encouraging that we were able to enjoy the skill and thrill of riding the ziplines.”

Next for thrill-seekers is an exhilarating ride on the Tarzan rope swing from 50’ in the air. Harnessed onto the rope, participants dive, swing and then hang momentarily suspended awaiting the next swoop towards the earth. Hoots and hollers and giant smiles confirm that a good time was had by all.

For a more grounded adventure the trail horses will take guests on an hour trail ride through the neighboring SiskiyouNational Forest. This ride offers a glimpse at the unique geology, flora and fauna of the region.

Make a personalized souvenir of your stay at Out’N’About by joining in craft classes with local artists. Create tile mosaic plaques or brilliant tie-dye t-shirts in a fun-filled environment with personalized instruction. Collaborate with the family or have everyone make an individualized piece. Many families leave the treesort clad in their new tie-dye apparel.

The relaxing treesort environment has many resting spots for adults to settle into while the children play on the many swings or in the rock-lined, river-fed pool.  Included with your stay is breakfast served each morning in the lodge. There are propane grills and cookstoves available to use for lunch and dinner and a communal kitchenette in the Pavilion building. Groceries and a variety of restaurants are in Cave Junction, just fifteen minutes away.

The treesort also serves as a portal to the region’s many attractions, all located about one hour away. The OregonCavesNational Monument offer tours of the “Marble Halls of Oregon” as well as old-growth hiking trails that pass magnificent vistas. Just north is the Rogue River, home to rafting and jet boat trips that offer experiences of the countryside unlike any other. To the south, the Redwood highway winds through some of the country’s most rugged and remote territory to lead travelers to the magnificent Redwood National Forest where the pristine Smith River is a prime spot for picnicking and playing on a sunny day. The Southern Oregon Coast is just around the corner from the Redwoods and offers an entirely new landscape and climate to explore.

Stay in the trees on your next vacation and explore the many natural wonders of southwest Oregon.

By Cathy Zook

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