When you were a kid, how many times did you make blueprints of building your very own tree house? A tree house with a rope ladder and bird’s eye view, am I right? For me, it was one too many times and instead my brother and I built play forts out of bed sheets and dining room chairs. Yep, the parents got cheap on us and the trees in our backyard weren’t the best for tree house building. So as time passed I accepted the fact that I’d never have that beautiful tree house in my backyard, but thanks to Tree House Owners Kevin and Laura Mooney I don’t have too. The Tree Houses at the Mohicans (23164 Vess Road, Glenmont, OH 44628) was better than any childhood blueprint I could have ever created and let me just add, I created some pretty awesome blueprints of tree houses.
This past Sunday, I was given the exciting opportunity to spend a day in the trees (and I mean literally in the trees). The Tree Houses at The Mohicans should be a bucket list item for every Ohioan. The beauty and serenity of the Old Pine Tree House was absolutely magical and I’m so happy I got to share this child-like experience with my Mom. Not only did we enjoy our stay at the tree houses, but we also went hiking at the Mohican State Park, climbed the last standing Fire Tower in Ohio, walked underneath Big Lyons Falls, and slipped a few times on the muddy trails.
Can you imagine waking up to this view? Now you don't have too. Make it a reality, by booking your reservation today! The Tree Houses at The Mohicans is halfway between Columbus and Cleveland which is perfect for a half- or full day trip.
FUN FACT: On May 1, 2012, The Mohicans began an exciting project with Tree House Designer and Star of "Tree House Masters", Pete Nelson, and commenced building their first tree house, “The White Oak”. They have since completed a second Pete Nelson tree house which was featured on the show in June 2013, named "Little Red". Their newest tree house, the Old Pine, is based on this same tree house design technology. Oh, and guess what? The season premiere of Tree House Masters airs next week on July 10.
The Old Pine Tree House is a brand new custom designed tree house, beautifully located in the Mohican forest. You will never experience the magnificence of these tree houses the same way through a photo in comparison to being in person and walking up to it at first sight. You instantly turn into a 12-year old child and you want to run up the stairs, jump on the bridge, and find all the nooks and crannies waiting to be found. I loved the smell of the old pine wood, the detail of the wood grain, and the overall architecture of the tree house, it was amazing.
Items to Bring:
· Kitchen: Spices, Ice, Aluminum, Plastic Wrap or Ziploc Bags, Paper Towels/Napkins, Garbage Bags, and Specialty Cooking Items
· Bathroom: Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Extra Toilet Paper, Blow Dryer, etc.
· General: Flashlights, First Aid-Kit, Bug Spray, Pepper Spray, Extra Pair of Shoes/Socks for Hiking, and Snacks
Old Pine Tree House Amenities:
· Two bedrooms with Queen-sized beds (one upper and lower level)
· One full bath – including shower & toilet
· One outdoor shower – (only used in warm weather)
· Fully stocked kitchen – mini refrigerator, microwave oven, and coffee maker
· Charcoal grill
· TV/DVD Player (no cable; bring DVD’s)
· Deck – with two chairs
· All linens and towels provided (bring extra towels for extra-activities)
· A fun swing underneath the tree house
· Playing cards (near DVD player)
· Call ahead (440-799-3419) for the treehouses (even if you see blackout dates)
- Don’t just browse the website calendar
- Cancellations do happen and who knows you may be lucky
· Go hiking and exploring; leave in the morning so you can hike for 2-3 hours
· The Verizon network is the only carrier that gets a signal at the treehouses
- Do not depend on your cellular device as GPS
· You will get lost, so bring a friend who is not directionally challenged
· Slow down and enjoy the scenery, you are in no rush when you’re at The Mohicans
· Print a map for reference; the hiking trails are easier to find that way!
The Tree Houses at The Mohicans is perfect for a weekend getaway, a couples retreat, or a Sunday Funday with family or friends. My Mom and I did about five miles of hiking and then enjoyed a nice dinner and a movie when we got back to the treehouse. It was so peaceful and relaxing and I will definitely be back. Thank you Kevin and Laura Mooney for this ultimate tree house experience, I will never forget it.
Tree Houses at The Mohicans
23164 Vess Road
Glenmont, OH 44628
If you're looking for fun activities around the area, go zip-lining at Tree Frog Canopy Tours or canoeing, kayaking, or tubing at Mohican Adventures, then step out for a Pow Wow at The Mohican Reservation. If I missed anything fun around the area, please feel free to write it in the comments below. Thanks!
My name is Morgan Pelt, founder and lifestyle blogger behind Columbus Living – a blog dedicated to sharing stories about local businesses, events and entrepreneurs. I grew up in Columbus and as a creative outlet; I like to share my adventures and experiences through writing, photography and social media. It's time to discover new places, try new food, and meet new people. Let's go!