“Be in a tree.” That’s the slogan of this tree house-inspired bed and breakfast. Nestled high atop the moss-covered evergreens of Issaquah, WA sit six uniquely designed tree houses, each with their own individual character and charm. There’s the two-story Trillium, with floor to ceiling windows, a comfortable sitting nook, and loft sleeping area. Or the often-Instagrammed Temple of the Blue Moon, where a tree shoots right up through the center of the unit and is only accessed by walking across a shaky suspension bridge. The surrounding grounds are stunning, like a scene straight out of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel, providing a mixture of lush forest, babbling brooks, and whimsical pond. A short stroll leads to a neighboring river, whose soft current is audible throughout the retreat. But while each unit may appear rustic on the outside, their interiors include all the luxuries of an upscale B&B. That includes heat, electricity, tea kettles, even an iPod dock! Make sure to grab a couple of freshly baked cookies on your way in and don’t forget about s’more kits for the fire pit. Then later find your inner zen during the daily yoga sessions, which take place inside a modern studio constructed right next to the pond.
The only downside to this incredible arboreal retreat may be the cost – expect to pay upwards of $200/night. And this place is highly in-demand so book well in advance, especially during the summer months. However, if you can manage to dig out all that loose change from underneath your car seat and forgo your daily mocha lattes for the next month, then I guarantee you won’t regret it. This experience is worth every penny.