When it comes to unique lodging, it doesn’t get any better than glamping in Ohio in a treehouse inspired by Treehouse Masters’ Pete Nelson. You’ll find this and more at The Mohicans located in the rolling hills of Glenmont, a short drive from Ohio’s Mohican State Park and Amish Country.
My husband and I recently had the opportunity to spend the night in the Old Pine Treehouse at The Mohicans. I’ve never been more excited to stay anywhere, which may have been a combination of sleeping in a treehouse and because I’d been sick since October. We hadn’t traveled anywhere alone for several months. Whatever it was, I drove my husband crazy planning our getaway.
I had planned to make a day of it and spend time hiking at Mohican State Park and driving along the scenic byway of Wally Road. My husband had other plans. As the day progressed, I began to wonder if we’d even make it to our destination by dark.
Luckily, we did.
Glamping in Ohio: The Mohicans Treehouse Village
The Mohicans has five cabins, four treehouses, a barn, and wedding pavilion on site, making it a popular destination for weddings and receptions. A fifth treehouse is in the works, with plans to build twelve total. This will make The Mohicans the only treehouse village outside the Pacific Northwest.
Two of the treehouses on the property were built by Pete Nelson of Animal Planet fame. If you don’t know who he is, Google his name and look at some of his creations. You may see the Red Barn Brewery that is located at The Mohicans with its charming red paint and oversized stain glass window.
Originally, designed to be used as a brewery, the owners of the property have converted it to sleeping quarters due to the popularity of the treehouses and demand for overnight stays. The Red Barn treehouse is positioned near several cabins and the Moonlit Treehouse, which claims to be the most romantic treehouse currently at The Mohicans.
The White Oak was also built by Pete Nelson and his crew. It’s the treehouse where I want to stay in next. Located on the edge of a ravine, I imagine the views are amazing, especially in the fall when the leaves change colors.
My husband and I stayed in the Old Pine Treehouse which was built in 2015. It was perfect for the two of us.
While it can sleep four adults, I personally was happy to be there as a couple. But to be fair, my husband and I don’t like to be around other people that much. I promise we’re not as anti-social as that sounds. As introverts, we both need a bit of downtime from other people and sometimes from each other.
Reserving your Stay at The Mohicans
After you make your reservation for your stay, you’ll receive an email with the address and directions to the property. It’s not hard to find, but this step is more to protect the privacy of the guests. After all, the treehouses are pretty darn fascinating.
Our directions indicated that we should park in the main parking area and walk down the hill to the trail head. The directions also indicated that we should pack lightly with backpacks and if we arrived after dark to make sure we had a flashlight or headlamp handy.
We discovered that we could have parked at the trailhead at the edge of the woods by the treehouse. But it was less than a five-minute walk from the parking area to the door of the treehouse. This included the time it took to pose for a photo in front of the treehouse. In colder or inclement weather, you’d want to take advantage of the closer parking spot.
A Glimpse of the Treehouse
We were thrilled to get our first glimpse of the treehouse. Eager to see the interior, I forgot to take photos of the outside and rushed up the steps and across the suspension bridge to the deck of the treehouse.
We had been emailed a code to unlock the door and stepped into a cozy, comfortably furnished cabin in the trees. The only treehouse located in the pine tree stand, this treehouse is private and secluded. Though the cabins and two other treehouses were only a short walk down the trail, we didn’t hear anyone. This may be different during warmer weather, but during the winter all was quiet.
The only treehouse located in the pine tree stand, this treehouse is private and secluded. Though the cabins and two other treehouses were only a short walk down the trail, we didn’t hear anyone. This may be different during warmer weather, but during the winter all was quiet.
After a quick investigation of the treehouse, my husband settled down on the sectional surrounded by large windows in the living room. He began to read the guest book while I headed back outdoors to take the photos I’d forgotten upon our arrival.
We debated if the entries left by other guests were something we should read when my husband read something about an idol. Intrigued, we had to learn more.
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