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TreeHouse~Aliyah~Off grid+hiking+family friendly!

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6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1.5 baths
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A whimsical magical treehouse! A red oak resides in the living room! Sleeps total of 4 adults 2 kids. A magical bridge connects to the snuggle palace bedroom 30 feet off ground. A fire pit that will light up the entire place. There are artistic details in each corner. Hike, play games. Cook full meal in stocked kitchenette. Date taken or need bigger bed Check out Pete Nelson Tree house airbnb.com/rooms/8149367 or Hickory 1111 airbnb.com/rooms/31469039 same location

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We are Earthjoy village and have three treehouses on 200 acres of privately owned land strategically placed to give you privacy and close enough that you can rent out all three. You will have private access to 200 acres with over ten miles of rolling hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty. There is a laminated map inside your treehouse with descriptions on the back. There are hammocks, chair and tire swings along the way. There are two small and one large creek to explore, play and hike.

The listing you are looking at presently is the Aliyah treehouse. What makes it unique is that the snuggle palace is 30 feet high ...this is our tallest treehouse. It’s great for when you’re a family that likes to spread out. In the main cabin is a full size bed and across the swinging bridge is a bunk bed with a twin & full size bed.

The Hickory treehouse is unique in that it has a play ground, consisting of a slide, a swing and two hammocks. It has a cozy nook with lots of games. This treehouse is best for two adults and 4 kids that want to be in the same room at bed time.
Listing airbnb.com/h/oldhickorytreehouse1111-playground-fun

The Pete is unique and has a wood burning stove. It has the biggest floor plan with lots of open space with an over sized loft with a king size bed. Best suited for Pete Nelson treehouse lovers & a couple with two small kids.
Listing airbnb.com/h/pete-nelson-off-the-grid

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This treehouse experience comes with 200 acres of themed trails. What stands us apart is the quiet, seclusion and options to add on adventures like our unique guided tree climb.

THE ALIYAH. This tree house is for those wanting an, "off the grid nature experience." It sleeps 2 adults and 4 kids or 4 adults and 2 kids. This is TRULY, a one of a kind experience.

Our venue also hosts to weddings! Please contact the host for information.

We welcome children and pets!

We are super excited to host and meet every guest. People travel as far as Korea and all over the world to stay in EarthJOY's tree house

We love our guests and love to MEET everyone. However first and foremost we respect your privacy. If you would like to meet us simply give us a text during your stay and if we are on the property we will meet you. We do not live on the property and hour away so you will need to be coached for any problems via phone.

Now more about this Fantastic tree house with a tree in the middle of it..

Inside this particular tree house you are greeted by a tree in the room. As in: a more-than-100-year-old, two foot wide trunk right there in the middle, lichen and all, reaching straight through the roof, one of two red oaks that support the tree house. Neighboring limbs hold a second tree-house bedroom accessible by a suspended rope-and-plank bridge to a deck. It’s an excellent place to sleep, without light or sounds, except for the nighttime woods.

It’s trees as far as the eyes can see. The woods hold different marvels all times of year, so there is no off-season. You have a easy to start generator for hot summer months when its above 80 that will power the AC unit if needed.
Everything else is ran off propane or battery. You have a Makita operated fan, two Makita operated lights, USB ports to charge cell phones and head lamps. To charge phones. For generator Directions are right on the unit and video if needed. Generator is only for air.

Guests also relax with a swinging cabana tree pod below, a hammock village, a outdoor patio set, a stacked-stone fire-pit, cafe seating outside the main tree house on the deck, and shaded hiking paths (including the popular 3.3 mile Heart Trail) that wind through the 200-acre private property, each bend bringing old growth forests full of white and red oaks, hickories, blackberry patch for you to pick your own, ponds, and creeks.

There is a propane-powered heater. You will have a three gallon jug of water in the kitchenette and an adjacent compost toilet 5 second walk outside the treehouse.

You have your own bath house marked Aliyah bath house up the road about a football field away. The tree house is wholly, cozy and austere.

Imagine your day to start with breakfast or a cup of creamy coffee -made from the French coffee press- out the back door on patio deck.

The five tree grove is available to you to book a guided tree climb. Here, our professional facilitator will take you to the top for the best views! You can learn all the tree tricks, including coming down, upside down. Or you can always just hang out in the GIANT green net!

A fire-pit is strategically placed to view from the all parts of the tree house. Build a fire and roast marsh mellows. You can buy a bundle of split firewood for $40.00 that will be delivered to your treehouse with a small fire starter or bring your own firewood( It must have state compliance code)

Pets are welcome for 50 a pet per stay. Maximum 2.

You can go on scavenger hunt to find the 5 ponds, (scavenger bingo is supplied for you and in the tree house.) A favorite of guests is to explore an abandoned 1800s settlers log cabin...proceed with caution, wade and play in several cool creeks! Bring your fishing poles for kids fishing ponds.

Make sure to play the survival card game in the tree house to get everyone engaged and off their phones!

Another unique feature on our property is to check out our nature invitations in the tree house manual as a tool to enhance your self-awareness, connect deeper to nature, and others.

A favorite feature of this tree house is a swinging bridge that will take you to the "snuggle palace". All we hear about this tree house is how much they love the swinging bridge!


Cooking: It has a fully stocked kitchenette inside and everything you need to cook all your meals including propane stove, 3-gallon tank of water, pots and pans, plates, bowls, cups, mugs, and utensils, French coffee press, and cooler. With a portable sink for clean up. A charcoal grill outside. Bring your own preference of charcoal

Beds: A full memory foam mattress in the loft above the living room.

The snuggle palace bedroom has a full size memory foam mattress below and twin bunk above. Snuggle Palace gives you that true treehouse feel so you will have to draw straws.

This TreeHouse is recommended lovers Nature lovers, people who seek time away from technology.

Because it is truly a off the grid experience we want to alert you to a few things you may have to navigate during your stay. This tree house is ran by battery or propane and does not have electricity however, we now have a battery USB located on the bar that will charge up your cell phones, and turn on the mini lights in the treehouse . We have plenty of lighting for you by battery operated lanterns, head lamps and makita light.

We cannot predict the weather. When it is sunny and warm things can be peachy. The tree house can also be fun when it rains just prepare ahead of time. We will send out a welcome letter once you book with detailed info for a rainy day and other important things to note.

In cold weather the Aliyah is heated by propane and you may need to exchange out the tank during your stay. It is quite like the one you would change on a outdoor propane grill.

In good dry weather you will have much easier time to navigate right up to the tree house! However, in snow, or mud we recommend four wheel drive or front wheel drive with good tires. If you are afraid you will get stuck during your stay we ask you do not pull down further than the green farm house at entry of property. From there you can use a wagon next to farmhouse to take your things down or pre-arrange someone to assist you.

Bathrooms: There is a full bathroom with a shower, toilet and sink as you come into the property marked Aliyah guests. Every treehouse has its own private bathroom. It is located up the hill by the farm house, about a football field away from the tree house. For quick trips to the bathroom, the outhouse is 30 feet outside of the tree house. They are clean, organized and efficient!

We have a detailed manual inside the tree house for more details about everything in the tree house.


Please take note*** This adventure includes Wildlife. The tree house is in the middle of the woods you may encounter mice, wasp, bees, ticks, deer, turkey, flies, ants, water bugs, hear coyotes, and owls especially out on the trails. THIS IS THEIR HOME! We ask that you be a person that loves and respects wildlife. If interaction with bugs, insects, animals and nature is disheartening to you we do not recommend this tree house experience for you.
Local Tips
**A favorite of guests is visiting the Historical town of Augusta Ky. Childhood home to George Clooney. The Irish Pub is a great place to eat (call ahead for open hours) and have a ice cream after at the general store across the street. Visit the small red train with historical info and take a stroll along the beautiful Ohio River just two blocks to the left of the pub. Augusta is also home to underground railroad.

Another favorite for more fine dining right on the river is the Beehive. Call ahead to make sure they are open during your stay and to make reservations.

From Augusta you can take a magical ferry ride across river and visit small town of Ripley. Find a place to eat along the river. You can take bridge back to Maysville and visit their historical downtown. Eat at Parc Cafe-A Italian cafe replica or at the five star LILJUMBO cafe

For quick bite to eat order a Pizza from the Germantown 1st stop Gas station 4 miles and pick it up. Phone number is in the treehouse or order from Snappy's in Brooksville and they will now deliver as far as 3 miles from tree house by Palmer funeral home at beginning of 875


Back story. The Tree houses are our dream come true. We both wanted treehouses at a young age. For me being in nature brings me peace. When I was 9 I would play in the woods with my siblings and build my tree house with small branches, using rocks as our furniture and moss as our carpet. I never let go of having this space and thought about it often.

When Bill and I started our dream company EarthJOY Tree adventures in 2007. Whereas we take clients to the top of trees on ropes. As part of this venture we wanted to give them another experience. Why not be able to stay in a treehouse too??

We set off to take Pete Nelsons LEARN HOW TO BUILD A TREEHOUSE in 2009 workshop.

After the workshop we looked high and low for the perfect property to have this dream come true. We ran into many obstacles one being not able to afford it or not the right trees.

When we saw Pete on Animal planet I thought I would just apply for the fun of it. We didn't even have a place. When they called and accepted our application I called Dad. I asked him if we could build a treehouse on his 200 acre farm. He laughed and then said YES! He said he was tired of running two farms and would now change gears to have a few tree houses.

In 2017 we built our second tree house. This one you are reading about!

IN 2019 we finished our third tree house built by Bill ~ co-owner and my husband. He put love into every single nail and board. It is unique in that it has play elements like a slide, 2 swings and double loft. He made 50% of the tree house from the land itself using cedars and re-purposed wood and roof from one of the old farmhouses .

We love every single guest and amazed at how uniquely every one comes to find us and themselves here at EarthJOY Village. We look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions before you book don't hesitate to reach out.


*** Important *** No RESCHEDULES or CANCELLATIONS within 30 days of your stay! This is a strict policy! As a small business, we are no longer able to accept cancels or reschedules unless it is a death in the immediate family! However you are able to transfer it to someone else that is 21+. If it’s prior to those 30 days before your stay and you absolutely need to cancel or reschedule your date, there is a $75.00 Change of reservation fee. We DO NOT accept CANCELLATIONS beyond 30 days, RAIN OR SHINE. Please DO NOT call if you are cancelling weather related. Unfortunately we do not control Mother N

Guest access
200 acres of rolling trails. Approximately 7.9 miles to be exact. You can hike, walk or mountain bike. There are also 3 kids fishing ponds. A three person hammock on hidden trail and 10 hobbit tree houses to find hidden in the trees on Hobbit trail. Find the tree pod along cabana trail.

Other things to note
From your car is 10 second walk to the tree house. Bring your ice we have a cooler. There is charcoal grill outside and inside camp stove.

If it is snow or hard rain you may need to park at top of hill. It is about 200 feet walk down on gravel. We recommend four wheel or front wheel drive or simply park at the top of the hill
A whimsical magical treehouse! A red oak resides in the living room! Sleeps total of 4 adults 2 kids. A magical bridge connects to the snuggle palace bedroom 30 feet off ground. A fire pit that will light up the entire place. There are artistic details in each corner. Hike, play games. Cook full meal in stocked kitchenette. Date taken or need bigger bed Check out Pete Nelson Tree house airbnb.com/rooms/8149367 or Hi… read more

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Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 couch

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Germantown, Kentucky, United States

Augusta Ky is 15 mins and rated number one coolest town in Ky.
Another favorite place is to take the Augusta Ferry over to Ripley ohio and eat alongside the ohio river
3rd favorite is to go to Maysville another 15 mins and eat at Deshas and go to Parc cafe- 35 East Second street -this cafe is paris in Maysville. You can get expressos, breakfast and everything Paris
Augusta Ky is 15 mins and rated number one coolest town in Ky.
Another favorite place is to take the Augusta Ferry over to Ripley ohio and eat alongside the ohio river
3rd favorite is to go to Maysvil…

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We are owners of Earthjoy Treehouse Village in Germantown ky. 60 mins from downtown Cincinnati. We started Earthjoy in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) as a tree climbing company. We built our first treehouse in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) and it is famous! Built by Pete Nelson known as the Kentucky Climbers Cottage on Animal Planet ( season 4 episode 6) We love hosting guests at the treehouses. We maintain 200 acres of themed trails. You can add on unique guided fun tree climb, a survival course or the new forest therapy guide to learn about trees, edibles and make your own smudge stick Our village is now open for large weddings. You would need to contact us through our site earthjoy village If you have any questions reach out to (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) See you soon!
We are owners of Earthjoy Treehouse Village in Germantown ky. 60 mins from downtown Cincinnati. We started Earthjoy in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) as a tree climbing company. W…
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Sometimes we are on the property conducting tree climbs or retreats. Other than that we respect your privacy and available by text, phone or chat on air bnb throughout your stay. We also rent out 2 other tree houses that are about a football field away from this tree house. You can barely see it when the trees are in full bloom. Far enough a way to give you privacy and close enough if your friends or family want to rent the other one.
Sometimes we are on the property conducting tree climbs or retreats. Other than that we respect your privacy and available by text, phone or chat on air bnb throughout your stay. W…
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