I’m a sucker for a unique overnight adventure. It’s fun to sleep somewhere new that’s not part of your normal routine.
The Mohicans Treehouse Resort definitely has a unique glamping experience for guests to experience in their treehouse rentals.
I was an invited guest of The Mohicans. All opinions are my own.
A treehouse adventure seemed like the perfect excuse for my friend Beth to join me for a “Momcation”/girlfriend getaway. During our first visit to The Mohicans, we stayed at the “Little Red,” which was formerly a treehouse brewery.
Sleep In A Treehouse that was Formerly a Treehouse Brewery
The “Little Red” treehouse was originally built in March of 2013 by Pete Nelson’s crew from Nelson Treehouse and Supply along with a local Amish crew. The original design was a treehouse brewery/tasting room but has since been renovated and converted to allow for overnight lodging for guests.
Our treehouse was built by Pete Nelson and featured on an episode of Treehouse Masters. I remembered watching the episode years ago when it aired and I thought that the treehouse was so cool. It was so exciting to get to sleep inside it years later.
The Outside of Little Red Treehouse Rental at The Mohicans
Upon arrival, you’ll notice a sign for the designated parking area for overnight guests. There are two paths that lead up to the treehouse. At night the paths are lit with solar panels.
Guests can also put up the “occupied” sign when they arrive so that curious onlookers know to stay clear and respect their privacy.
The Little Red treehouse has a set of stairs that lead you up to a 30-foot extension bridge. You will notice a little sway on the bridge while you walk across it but nothing too dramatic if heights aren’t your thing.
The outside of the “Little Red” is a nod to many of the many 1800’s era red barns scene on country drives in mid-central Ohio.
Before our arrival, we were emailed a code for our treehouse. It was really convenient that we didn’t need to check in with anyone upon arrival. I also appreciated that it was a special code instead of a key, as an extra layer of safety.
There is seating for two if you want to dine outside on the deck.
On the ground level, there is a charcoal grill provided if you want to cook a meal outside. You’ll need to bring charcoal.
Giant Swing Underneath the Little Red Treehouse
If you are a kid at heart, you’ll definitely want to check out the swing below the treehouse.
The swing underneath the treehouse hangs pretty close to the ground but if you keep your legs up, you’ll do just fine.
The Living Room for Little Red Treehouse
Inside the Little Red treehouse, you’ll immediately notice the comforts of home including an electric heat unit for winter and air conditioning for summer. There are 12 windows in the treehouse providing lots of natural light and scenic views from every angle.
The 5-foot-stained-glass window is beautiful both day and night. In the living area, there is a hickory rocking chair and a built-in sectional sofa made of reclaimed barn timbers and pillows made by local Amish seamstresses. There is no satellite or cable for the TV but there is a DVD player so that you can watch movies.
The Kitchen Area for Little Red Treehouse
If you have previously stayed in a more rustic treehouse, you’ll really appreciate that there is hot water available from the kitchen sink all year round! Woodworking enthusiasts will appreciate the kitchenette cabinets which were handmade with reclaimed barn timbers.
The kitchenette in the Little Red treehouse includes the following:
- Two-Burner electric cooktop
- Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
- Drinkware and serving ware
- Mini refrigerator (the mini-fridge does not have a small freezer section)
After you prepare your meal, you can dine with a view from the high- top counter with two bar stools.
We honestly didn’t spend much time in the kitchen. This was a “Momcation” after all.
Of course, we did have our priorities with morning coffee each day. (Don’t forget to pack your favorite creamer!)
The Loft in the Little Treehouse
A ladder takes you up to the sleeping quarters in the loft area of the treehouse.
There are extra handholds that give you extra support while you travel up or down the ladder to your bed on a queen-sized mattress.
My friend decided to sleep downstairs on the couch versus coming down the ladder from the loft in case she needed to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. Linens and bedding are provided for treehouse guests.
There is just enough room to sit up and view the ceiling details of the treehouse from a closer perspective. All of the interior walls are covered in wood siding from the property.
The platform also overlooks the living area with a different perspective of the stained glass window and the kitchen area.
The Bathroom For Little Red Treehouse
Yes, there is a REAL bathroom inside the treehouse!
This might have been one of my favorite features as someone who does not enjoy/ goes to great lengths out of their way to avoid rustic/outhouse bathroom situations.
The treehouse has a flushable indoor toilet with a sliding barn door that will make you feel more at home during your stay.
Seriously, an indoor toilet and running water is a game-changer if you are used to more rustic treehouse experiences.
Enjoy an Outdoor Shower at Little Red Treehouse
The outdoor shower was another feature that I LOVED but I was honestly a bit apprehensive about it at first. I have pretty long hair and typically I don’t like getting my hair wet if the water isn’t hot.
To my surprise, the water for the outdoor shower was HOT, not lukewarm… for the WIN!
There were cut-out windows inside the outdoor shower so that you could view the forest from the side and from the opening above while you showered. This experience was such a nice and relaxing treat!
The outdoor showers are available for guests during the warmer months April-October. You’ll find towels for your stay located in the bathroom inside the treehouse.
Watch the Little Red Treehouse Episode on Treehouse Masters Inside the Treehouse
I watched the “Treetop Taphouse” episode (Season 1: Episode 4) of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters when it originally aired. I highly recommend watching the episode on DVD during your stay to appreciate the treehouse renovations and original details even more.
The Little Red Treehouse at Night
Views of the Little Red treehouse are magical during the day and at night with string lights lit up around the entry.
Again it’s awesome to have electricity at the treehouse so that you can charge all of your electronics during your stay.
Firepit at the Little Red Treehouse
During your stay, I recommend enjoying an evening under the stars during a campfire. My friend Beth is a different kind of “Girl Scout” and had our fire ready in no time with the “Log cabin” wood stacking method…and a blow torch.
Where to Purchase Firewood During Your Stay at The Mohicans
South, 3052 Rt 3, Loudonville, OH
You can purchase firewood in Loudonville at the Marathon Station on State Route 3 across from Mohicans Adventures Canoe Livery.
A Private Tasting With Chef Drew Slane at the Grand Barn Wedding Center
During our visit we enjoyed several menu samplings from Chef Drew at “The Barn” used for weddings and special events. This is a beautiful venue to celebrate a special occasion.
Chef Drew’s culinary style is described as “refined rural rustic” with a dedication to sourcing foods as local as possible.
Our delicious tasting menu included the following:
- Chicken Francese; garlic sauteed green beans; herb-roasted redskins with caramelized onions, and lemon and thyme chicken veloute
- Espresso rubbed blackened ribeye with five cheese Mac; sea-salt roasted Brussel sprouts with a roasted garlic and herb compound butter
- Vegan curry stew with locally sourced seasonal veggies; spice roasted jasmine sticky rice
- Chocolate flourless espresso torte with berry coulis; fresh blackberry and vanilla chantilly
It was really hard to pick a favorite of the three entrees. I’m not a great veggie eater and the vegan curry stew exceeded my expectations.
What to Pack for Your Overnight in a Treehouse
A big part of a successful stay in a treehouse or cabin is making sure that you are prepared as much as possible ahead of time. You can print the list above as a guide to help you
I added beach towels because I like extra-large towels for outdoor adventures on the water. You’ll also want to pack your regular toiletries. To make your life easier, pack your clothes in a backpack which you can use later for your daytime outdoor adventures.
The TV doesn’t have cable or satellite, so you might want to bring some of your favorite DVDs to watch during your stay.
One of your biggest challenges at The Mohicans might be narrowing down which unique treehouse or cabin you want to stay in.
There are four ground cabins and nine state-of-the-art treehouses rentals available at The Mohicans. The Mohicans are located on 77 private and scenic acres.
- Silver Bullet Airstream Treehouse, sleeps 2
- Little Red Treehouse, sleeps 2
- Old Pine Treehouse, sleeps 4
- White Oak Treehouse, sleeps 6
- Moonlight Treehouse, sleeps 4
- The Nest Treehouse, sleeps 2
- El Castillo Treehouse, sleeps 4
- Tin Shed Treehouse, sleeps 4
- The View Treehouse, sleeps 4
Lodging Options for Larger Groups at The Mohicans
Each cabin was named after a local river.
- The Mohicans Cabin, sleeps up to 16
- The Walhonding Cabin, sleeps up to 13
- The Kokosing Cabin, sleeps up to 8
- The Killbuck Cabin, sleeps up to 7
How to Get to The Mohicans Treehouse Resort
You will be given very detailed directions because the cell reception is not very strong in that area. If you rely on your GPS from a weak signal you could end up on some random dirt roads and you don’t want that to happen after dark.
We lucked out and had a signal most of the time with Verizon but we still used the directions to make sure we were on track.
Things to Do Near the Mohican Treehouse Resort
During your stay at The Mohicans, you can literally choose your own adventure. You can stay on property and never leave or you can explore the local outdoor attractions nearby.
Loudonville is known as the“Canoe Capital of Ohio” because of all the liveries located along the Mohican River. If you don’t want to canoe, there are lots of liveries that also offer tubes, rafts, and kayak rentals too.
Thrill-seekers won’t have to travel far to zipline with Tree Frog Canopy Tours located very close to The Mohican Treehouse Resort. Another great option is Mohican Adventures Canoe Livery and Fun Center that has miniature golf, a high ropes course, go-karts, and rentals on the water.
If you are a fan of the movie Shawshank Redemption you will want to do the Shawshank Trail Driving Tour.
Places to Eat Near The Mohicans
This is a wonderful stop for homemade pastries and “creme sticks”, giant glazed donuts, delicious hot sandwiches for lunch, meats, cheese, fruits, and more. I highly recommend trying the “Mr. Spicy” and the burger with a pretzel bun. Plan on being here for a while because there is a lot to see and you will want a cart for the extra goodies and treats you will want to bring home.
We stopped here one evening and enjoyed their cheese curds and shrimp and grits that had a good kick along with a Wild Ohio Brewing black cherry barrel tea beer.
We discovered this gem on the way home. The “Woody Burger” and “Brutus Philly Beef” were fantastic! I highly recommend trying both the regular and sweet potato fries. The sauce for the sweet potato fries doubles as dessert.
Read more about the best places to eat during your visit to The Mohicans.
We had a wonderful visit at The Mohicans. It was the perfect reset and mix of relaxation and outdoor adventure to help us come back as better moms and spouses to our families.
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