Rustic and Refined Treehouse Lodging
Part glamping, part boutique hotel, Treetop Hideaways guarantees you a comfortable canopy experience including the following:
Located on the side of Lookout Mountain, just minutes away from downtown Chattanooga, Treetop Hideaways has the perfect old growth forest site that combines the best of southeast Tennessee’s wilderness recreation with easy access to its most celebrated mid-sized city. Outside Magazine recently recognized Chattanooga as the nation’s “Best Town Ever”, alongside many other publications praising the region’s recent cultural renaissance.
Five to thirty minutes in any direction you can rock climb, hike, kayak, paddleboard, bicycle, explore caves, enjoy five star cuisine, tour museums and galleries, see national and local bands perform live, find artisan goods or shop major brands like J.Crew and Anthropologie, sip cocktails by expert mixologists, or enjoy a locally made craft beer or whiskey. Treetop Hideaways’ hosts are more than happy to share their favorite destinations as you plan your upcoming adventure.
Rest easy in what will be the world’s first Living Building Challenge eco-certified treehouse knowing that there are no environmentally harmful materials here! This certification is one of the most rigorous global standards, meaning that our treehouse retreat will be net-positive in energy production, water will be zero-impact, and materials are sustainably sourced and toxin free. We made it a goal to use reclaimed materials as much as possible, including some beautifully aged barn wood from the 1860’s that makes up the outside of the building. A total of 20 similar imperatives will be met to make this project contribute to the health of both our guests and the surrounding environment.
Our goal at Treetop Hideaways is to create comfortable spaces that encourage rest while highlighting the surrounding forest to our visitors. We have been inspired by everything from the classic treehouses we built as kids, to modern architectural designs and tiny house trends, and are using both the latest green technology and some fun crazy inventions as well. We hope to weave all these concepts together into an engaging and cohesive space that provides rest, relaxation, and inspiration.
As much as possible, we have tried to use reclaimed material. We’ve sourced beams and massive windows from local industrial sites, and beautifully aged wood from an 1860’s barn. While we love the old materials, we also want to provide a comfortable year-round experience, so we’ve selectively integrated some of the latest technology to help build a well insulated shell that keeps the wind out and the heat in. To develop the most efficient and sustainable systems, we’ve worked with some of the best partners in the industry, including Greenspaces, EPB, Greenwood Engineering, Palmer Built Environments, Timberline Tree Care, and others. Thanks to this team of experts, we’ve been able to confidently select the strongest trees, build dynamic systems that work with the natural tree growth and sway, and integrate water and energy systems that provide full amenities without negatively effecting the environment. We look forward to sharing our rustic and refined retreat with you, and hope that you enjoy the experience as much as we did in preparing it for you!
Enoch Elwell and Andrew Alms, founders of Treetop Hideaways, recently raised over $30k through their Kickstarter Campaign, The Treehouse Project. This allowed them to start construction on their first treehouse. In the summer of 2015 the first Living Building Challenge Certified Treehouse will be open for adventure.
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