Chosen: Top 10 "Magical Treehouses" from around the World, USA Today, May 2015
"Ultimate Treehouses -- Ingenuity and Engineering," Animal Planet, Treehouse Master Pete Nelson's special: August 14, 2015
"Most Unique Place to Spend the Night in Every State," Weather.com, September 2015 "Top 50 Vacation Destinations" Men's Journal, June 2013 "Favorite off-the-beaten-path Adventure in South Carolina" Outside Magazine, July 2013 "Top 5 Southern Summer Escapes," Garden & Gun Magazine, June/July 2013 "The 25 Greatest Adventures To Do Now!" National Geographic Adventure, Nov. 2003 "50 Amazing Places Like Nowhere Else on Earth," National Geo Adventure, October 2003 "100 Great Escapes for 2002" Travel & Leisure, January 2002
"Far exceeded expectations! ... 'til next year!" - B & J, Boston
"I think I could stay here forever." SL & SB, Macon, Ga
"We hate to leave. I can't imagine enjoying anywhere for 2 days more than I have here." Mike & Darlene, Beaufort SC
"It was so lovely and relaxing. One night wouldn't have been enough; two was barely enough; three would have been better." Erinn & Daniel, Durham NC
Treehouse Masters Special, Animal Planet, Pete Nelson
Each treehouse is
• tucked in the woods out of view of any other • nestled in the trees on the river's edge • privately accessed by canoe
• shaded and cooled by tall trees • overlooking the river • lit with torches and oil candles
Large treehouse, sleeps 5-8
For an experience truly detached from the modern world, consider a stay at the Edisto River Treehouses. Built on an island in the middle of a private wildlife refuge along a free-flowing blackwater river, "it's like paddling back in time…"
CNN.com/Travel May 2013
Treehouse package includes canoeing... ...canoes, shuttle service, secure parking, trip logistics... walking trails through 100 acres of our Private Wildlife Refuge, 1 1/2 miles of riverfront...
The treehouses are a half-way stop on a 23-mile canoe trip on an undeveloped river. They are comfortable camping... off the grid... no electricity... no running water (except of course the river). They are lit with oil candles, have a furnished kitchen and propane stovetop, futons and pillows, an outdoor propane grill and tiki torches, and outhouses. You bring a cooler of food, drinking water, and sleeping bag/pillow case.
Meet us in the morning for your shuttle upriver, paddle 13 miles to your treehouse, and stay a night or more in your cozy perch, enjoying walking trails and summer swimming. Next day checkout from the treehouse is 11:00; continue paddling downriver 10 miles, ending up back at our outpost/your car.
We recommend that you have canoeing experience sufficient to steer around fallen trees on outside bends in a moderate flow (1-3 knots). This is a self-guided trip.
Cost: Saturday night treehouse/canoe package: $190 per person. Any other night of the week: $160 per person. An optional 2nd night is $100/person, and an optional 3rd night is $70/person... (+ 8% state & local taxes).
Children: we recommend that children be 11 or older, each one accompanied by at least one adult: price is $30 less than adult prices.
Sorry, no pets.
If you bring your own boats? On our treehouse overnight the price is the same; sea kayaks are not recommended.
To Reserve: View our calendar on the Contact Us page. Then call us to book. Our confirmation e-mail will include a list of what to bring, which is basically food, drinking water & sleeping bag.
"We can’t thank you and your crew enough for what a wonderful experience we had – we left the rat race behind for a brief moment and through your wonderful trip you let us feel like Huck & Tom adrift to nowhere …. That is until we got to the wonderful treehouse!!!! We laughed, we sang we took in the whole scene that took us away. Took us away to a wonderful place we’d rather still be at, meaning, we’ll be back for sure, and often." David Hoffman, Pinehurst, NC
(When our guests arrive at the treehouses, they'll find years of journal postings entered by our guests.)
The Treehouse Adventure appeals to self-guided paddlers who enjoy the solitude, beauty and self sufficiency of a swamp riverine camp environment, the opportunity to spot birds and the occasional gator or snake, and a great swim or a warm bonfire.
SC Parks, Rec & Tourism's promotion for the state in Outside Magazine
photo: Alice Tubley
photo: Alice Tubley
photo: Alice Tubley
The 100-acre Edisto River Refuge offers...
miles of shaded walking trails
a mile and a half of riverfront
Located midway between Charleston, Columbia & Savannah
Convenient for overnight stays from Charlotte & Atlanta
Find us using Mapquest, Garvin, etc. by entering: 1 Livery Lane, St. George, SC 29477
Our physical location is on the river on Hwy 15 in Canadys, SC
TREEHOUSE & CANOE RENTALS: APRIL 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 19