“What a memorable birthday experience! Chris was friendly, the treehouse was insane and was equipped with more than I expected. Very clean...the nicest outhouse I've ever seen! We will be back!”Casi Weatherford Sydnorvia Facebook
“What an awesome time. We had two couples and stayed in the large treehouse. We had everything we needed for our two night stay. Chris and his team were great. It didn’t hurt that we had fabulous weather each day. I would highly recommend putting this on your bucket list.”Courtney Cartervia Facebook
“I highly recommend this amazing trip. The river was beautiful and very peaceful and the treehouse is so cool. The owners couldn't have been nicer. I will be back when the warmer weather comes back. Thanks so much again for the wonderful experience!”Jay Davidsonvia Facebook
“Wonderful Conoe and treehouse experience! First day we did 13 miles on the river. Fished and enjoyed a nice picnic on the sandbar. When we paddled up to our treehouse we were so excited! Very cute and we enjoyed hiking around the many acres on the island exploring and collecting wood for the fire.”Mary Jennings Perkinsvia Facebook
“Had a Wonderful time with 4 girls on the River and staying in the large treehouse. Paddling was easy except for a few narrow turns, and cool beaches to stop and swim. The treehouse had all the amenities for a place without water or electricity. Little tea lights everywhere made it romantic. All the plates, pots and pans you needed, even a French press for coffee.”Linda Alice FarrisVia Facebook
“Thoroughly enjoyed staying in one of their treehouses. Had a very easy and relaxing trip down the Edisto River. Carolina Heritage Outfitters was professional, easy to work with, and very responsive. They even returned an item to me that I lost on the trip after it turned up a couple weeks later. I would certainly recommend taking the plunge and giving a treehouse a go.”Christopher Mimsvia Google Reviews
“Fantastic,,, got engaged to my forever GIRL at the Tree houses, great atmosphere, background everything perfect,,, thanks soo much!”Jon VanOverstraetenvia Google Reviews
“This place is perfect for those who love the outdoors. It is very romantic. The canoe trip up and back is really fun. The owner, Chris, is very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend!!!”Crystal Gentryvia Google Reviews
“Just got back from a stay in Treehouse #2. We had the island to ourselves and only saw 2 other boats the whole time. What a peaceful trip. We highly recommend Carolina Heritage Outfitters.”Tristi McVia Facebook
“5 star adventure! Treehouse was amazing, well equipped, and very clean. Canoe trip was amazing on the Beautiful Edisto river. Definitely a place to relax, enjoy, and recharge!”Lynn Grahamvia Google Reviews
Canoe the best of South Carolina
Paddle about 13 miles down the cypress-lined, Blackwater Edisto River to a private tree house nestled in the woods along the riverbank. Relax in a rope hammock or on the dining deck, complete with an outdoor grill for cooking dinner, and fall asleep to the woodland lullaby of rustling trees, croaking frogs and hooting owls. Wake the next day to the sounds of morning wildlife song and chatter and prepare breakfast on the small gas stove before continuing down river.
Provided by Carolina Heritage Outfitters, this unique adventure attracts an array of outdoors enthusiasts, including couples, groups, and families from around the nation and abroad. Family travelers should note that, in the interest of safety, children should be ages 11 or older to stay in the tree houses, although the company is working on creating a safe tree house environment for younger children. The leisurely 23 mile trip is divided into about 13 miles on day one from the put-in to the tree houses and 10 miles on day two to the end of the trip at the Refuge Outpost. While most visitors choose to stay one night, additional overnights can be arranged.
About the Edisto Treehouses
Three rustic and secluded treehouses, located within the private 150-acre Edisto River Refuge, sleep up to four, six or eight people and are available March 1st through the end of November. The treehouses are situated out of sight of each other around the edges of a quiet river peninsula, bordered by a creek at the neck creating almost an island. There is no electricity or running water. Outhouse facilities are located near each unit.
Each treehouse features:
- A small kitchen area with a table and chairs, propane stove, pots and pans, plates and utensils
- A dining deck with an outdoor gas grill
- A screened sleeping loft with one or two futon mattresses depending on the size of the unit
- Futons on the main level that fold out to accommodate an additional sleeping area
- Rechargeable lanterns
- A swinging rope hammock
- A few games such as dominoes and playing cards
Visitors pack and transport their own food supplies for all meals. Other items to bring include sleeping bags, pillowcases, and towels. Carolina Heritage Outfitters provides a list of other suggested items to pack for your adventure.
Location of Carolina Heritage Outfitters
Canadys, South Carolina – 3 miles from Exit 68 on I-95, approximately 90 minutes from Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. The Carolina Heritage Outfitters Outpost is on US Route 15, about one mile north of the State Highway 61 intersection.
Day Trips Are Available
Don’t want to spend the night? No problem. We offer day trips with canoe or kayak rentals available. This option is $35 per person.
Your fully outfitted day trip includes:
- PFD (personal flotation device)
- Safety Orientation
- Transportation to the launch site
- Secure parking
- Our most popular canoe rental is a 10-mile day trip. You meet us at our outpost on Hwy 15 and we shuttle you upriver 10 miles. You end your trip back at your car. This can take anywhere from 3-4 hours to all day, if you have relaxation down to an art.
If you plan to be out 2 or more days and prefer primitive camping to staying in the treehouses, we launch you further upriver, typically for a 23-miles overnight. When water is low there is sand bank camping along the river. We also offer primitive woods camping on our refuge.
Please call ahead to reserve canoes to ensure that boats are available and that one of us is present at the outpost, not wandering around somewhere in the woods.
If guests provides there own canoe or kayak: $25