Staying at these luxury treehouses in Ohio is a must for nature lovers.
Did you know that there are luxury treehouses in Ohio where you can spend the night? The Mohicans allows you to get close to nature while feeling right at home up in the trees. Now, these aren’t your average treehouses. They aren’t the kind that you played in as a kid. These treehouse cabins are incredibly designed works of art.
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This treehouse hotel in Ohio features one of a kind, authentic treehouses constructed by the famous treehouse designer, Pete Nelson of the Animal Planet show, Treehouse Masters. To see even more treehouses that Pete has built, you should check out his beautiful book, Be in a Treehouse.
You’ll be staying near Ohio’s Amish Country, essentially in the middle of the forest and the middle of nowhere. It’s the perfect opportunity to unplug, unwind, and have a romantic getaway with your partner.
Treehouses in Ohio: El Castillo
Justin and I spent two nights at the El Castillo treehouse. When I first heard that we’d be staying at “El Castillo”, it made me think about the massive Mayan ruins that I’d visited with the same name. El Castillo literally translates to mean, “the castle”. Indeed, this luxury treehouse was our castle.
At the time of booking, El Castillo remains a bit of a secret. It isn’t yet on the Mohicans treehouses website, nor is it on their map of treehouses. However, if you’re in the know, you can request to stay there. I know that it will be officially announced soon on their site for booking, along with other new treehouses. In fact, we saw one that was currently under construction while we were there. It’s wonderful to see this treehouse hotel in Ohio expanding to include more and more one of a kind homes up in the trees.
It’s a mini adventure getting to the front doorway of El Castillo! Walk up a small set of stairs and you’ll encounter a bridge. The bridge has a little bounce to it as you walk across. It almost feels like part of a playground from when you were a kid and definitely enhances the treehouse experience.
El Castillo is a two story treehouse with two outdoor balconies to enjoy. You can hang out on one just outside of the main floor living space, and there’s another balcony on the second level from the bedroom. Can you imagine enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning from your own balcony in the forest? It’s pretty darn magical.
Another fun feature of the El Castillo treehouse is the swing at the base of the cabin. The design is so innovative and really makes the most of every space. This wooden swing is really where you can unleash your inner child. I know that we did!
The interior of El Castillo exudes modern luxury with natural vibes. You’ll notice that the floors, walls, and many fixtures are made from wood. However, there are many modern amenities inside the Mohicans’ treehouses in Ohio to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
For instance, there’s a wooden table and stools that add to the natural landscape of El Castillo. A basket of pine cones sits atop the coffee table. However, there’s a comfortable sofa and a small flat screen TV with DVD player, so you can watch a movie at night. The kitchen has everything you’d need to prepare a delicious meal: pots and pans, two stove top burners, a microwave, a fridge, a coffee maker, a toaster, and more. I really love the copper owl mugs that further that forest theme.
The wooden staircase of El Castillo is pure artistry. There are long branches that wrap their way around the staircase to the second floor. I stared at this staircase for a long while, admiring the aesthetic and wondering where one can find so many long branches of that size.
Continuing to the upstairs of El Castillo, there’s a large bed where we enjoyed a restful night’s sleep. Even though it’s a treehouse, there were still plenty of places to charge our phones overnight. The curtains keep the room nice and dark when necessary, but you wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and beautiful forest views.
To top it all off, there’s indoor plumbing, so it’s better than many camping and glamping experiences for that reason. There’s an indoor toilet and shower, so you can always feel clean and refreshed. For those who prefer it, there’s also an outdoor shower attached to one of the balconies (though it was far too cold for that when we visited in May).
The Mohicans: The Property
Part of the fun of staying at The Mohicans is wandering all over the property. You can check out the other treehouses as each one has a completely different style. Be mindful of the privacy of others. If you see an “occupied” sign outside of any treehouse, be aware that someone is staying there, so you should keep your distance.
In addition to several luxury treehouses, there are also a variety of charming and rustic cabins for those who’d rather stay on the ground. Some of the cabins have two or four bedrooms, so these are great options if you’re traveling with a larger group. Many cabins have a porch or a fireplace to stay cozy in the winter.
The Mohicans: Wedding Venue
Did you know that the Mohicans is also a wedding venue? The Grand Barn Wedding Venue is fantastic for those seeking a rustic barn wedding venue in Ohio. This two story framed building is the perfect place to host your special day. There’s also a large deck and outdoor bar, ideal for a party with a dance floor at night. Soak up pristine views of the Mohican Valley.
For those who love nature, the outdoors, and want to incorporate it into your wedding, I recommend checking out the Grand Barn at the Mohicans. And you and your guests can stay in the treehouses and cabins during the wedding.
Vegan Food Tasting
While Justin and I brought our own groceries to cook throughout our stay, we had the privilege of attending a vegan food tasting in the Grand Barn one night. Chef Drew creates culinary magic in the kitchen of the Grand Barn. He creates beautiful dishes according to any dietary preference or restriction, including vegan food.
Justin and I tasted three absolutely delicious meals by Chef Drew, including:
- Green Coconut Curry Stew: A green curry broth fortified with roasted peppers, as well as zucchini, squash, bell peppers, celery, carrot, garlic, onion, chick pea and red rose potatoes
- Coriander roasted redskin potatoes, served with mashed zucchini and quinoa, roasted Brussels sprouts, and balsamic reduction
- Garlic and chili sauteed Shen Choy with glass potatoes, beet and green salad, and cardamon puree
You will be able to taste some of his dishes if you attend a wedding at The Mohicans. However, the Mohicans is also preparing to host catered meals and meal plans for guests of the treehouses and cabins, too. Be sure to inquire during your booking if you’re interested. At the time of this blog post, this feature hasn’t yet been launched, but perhaps this will be an option to add to your stay.
Things to Do
Looking for things to do in the Mohican Valley? This region in Ohio is perfect for outdoor adventures and activities. You’re near two state parks: Mohican State Park and Findley State Park to explore the great outdoors. There’s also the Mohican Valley Trail, including the Bridge of Dreams, the third largest covered bridge in the country.
For zip lining and treetop trekking, check out Tree Frog Canopy Tours. They have a three hour canopy tour where you’ll travel through the treetops on bridges and zip lines. It’s the perfect addition to a getaway centered around being up in the trees.
Other Important Info
While the Mohicans has many luxury treehouses in Ohio, there are a few things that you need to know before you go. First, there’s no cell signal in this region and no Wi-Fi. This is truly an opportunity to unplug and live in nature.
Next, you might see a few bugs here and there. After all, this is a treehouse. We didn’t see very many creepy crawlies during our stay in May. You will certainly see less during the winter months (there’s a portable heater in the room so you don’t get cold!) and the possibility of seeing more in the summer. However, there’s no need for bug nets or anything like that.
Book your stay well in advance. Many of these treehouses in Ohio book up fast! As The Mohicans is a brand new treehouse, it might not be on their official website yet for booking. If you’d like to stay here, send them an email and make your request. Feel free to read more reviews by fellow travelers who have stayed here, too.
Justin and I had such a wonderful and memorable stay at The Mohicans. We’d love to return in the future to stay at some of their other treehouses. If you’re looking for a romantic vacation in the woods with your partner, we definitely recommend The Mohicans for your next adventure.
Thanks so much to The Mohicans for hosting our stay.