Things are looking way UP!

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
January 03, 2020
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So you want to stay in a tree house? There's something about the buoyant joy of knowing you'll be spending the night at canopy-level.

Officially opened in March of 2019, we can't wait to book our stay at Sulfur Ridge, a tree house vacation rental in Bloomington Springs, Tennessee, just outside Baxter and about 20 minutes from Cookeville. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom tree house can be booked on Airbnb from around $259 per night. As you relax 15-feet above the floor of the woods, you'll love thoughtful details throughout the home like the door dated 1848, a century-old stained glass window in the bathroom, a jukebox, and a clawfoot bathtub. The home has air conditioning, heating, hot water, a refrigerator, coffee maker, a BBQ grill, and plenty of other useful amenities. There's no Wifi or TV so prepare to make your getaway one of the "unplugged" variety.

“This unique rental offers an intimate setting with nature," owner Susan Dyer shares with Southern Living. "For those seeking a more retro experience book your stay in our 1961 reissued Shasta campers.” Indeed, the 19-acre property also is home to three 1961-inspired  Shasta Airflyte campers that can sleep two adults each.  Bookings are for all three campers—so for up to six guests—and can be made on Airbnb here, also from around $259 per night.

Credit: Sulfur Ridge

If you can peel yourself away from the tree house's inviting interiors (note to self: pack extra books) or your funky camper, take a drive to nearby Cummins Falls State Park or Cookeville's historic town square.

On Airbnb, recent guests are raving about the one-of-a-kind experience. "I have so many wonderful things to say about our experience I don't even know where to begin!...the space was beautiful, clean, romantic in a dreamy whimsical way, fully stocked and full of things to do without needing to ever pick up a phone or open a computer," wrote one happy tree house fan. "Our stay at the Sulfer Ridge Treehouse is a vacation my husband and I will always cherish...We stayed at the treehouse in December and were surprised when we arrived to see the treehouse had been decorated for the holidays, it was magical," praised another.

Pack extra quarters for that jukebox, friends.