Perched high above the hilltops in the Umpqua National Forest, a few miles from Tiller in the USA, stands the Fire Lookout Tower – a unique vacation rental with a twist. Designed to resemble the early 1900s fire lookout towers used by the US Forest Service, this quirky abode offers a memorable escape for adventurous travelers.
The Fire Lookout Tower is situated on a 160-acre property in Southern Oregon, surrounded by the pristine beauty of the forest. At an elevation of more than 40 feet, it offers uninterrupted, panoramic views of the lush woods and distant mountains. Although it’s not technically a treehouse, its elevated position enhances the breathtaking vistas.
The tower’s entrance is sure to stir a sense of childhood adventure. To access the tower, guests must climb four flights of stairs and ascend through a trap door. Once inside, visitors will find a spacious, open-plan room equipped with a full kitchen, propane heater, and guest beds. Outside, there’s a surrounding deck with an open-air shower – a refreshing way to connect with nature.
The Fire Lookout Tower can comfortably accommodate a family, with a queen bed, two twin beds, and couches that convert into additional sleeping areas. For an even more private experience, guests can climb a fold-down ladder to reach a secluded bedroom at the very top of the tower.
Although the tower is a perennial favorite on Airbnb wish lists, it is only available for booking during the summer months, and sometimes closes due to weather conditions. With rates starting from €160 per night, it offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking an extraordinary retreat. Booking early is recommended to avoid missing out on this one-of-a-kind hideaway. Reservations can be made through Airbnb.
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